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Jesus returns to lead the line for City as KDB drops back into midfield

Pep Guardiola has recalled Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) into his attack for the first of two fixtures in Double Gameweek 19 for Manchester City against Crystal Palace.

Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) is also back for City, despite skying a penalty against Brighton. Bernardo Silva appears (£7.4m) in the other attacking position.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) captainers of Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) will be hoping the City talisman can deliver returns in a more familiar midfield role after Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) both blanked earlier.

Ilkay Gundogan (£5.5m) and a returning Fernandinho (£5.4m), classed as an FPL defender, make up the rest of City’s midfield three.

Ruben Dias (£5.8m) and John Stones (£5.0m) partner each other in central defence, with popular FPL asset Joao Cancelo (£5.8m) benched in favour of Kyle Walker (£6.1m)

Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) continues at left-back, and Ederson (£6.0m) remains in goal for the Cityzens.

Roy Hodgson is without Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m), who has been left out of the line-up completely.

Out-of-position Andros Townsend (£5.6m) is paired up front with Jordan Ayew (£5.6m).

In Roy Hodgson’s conventional 4-4-2, James McCarthy (£4.3m) and Luka Milivojevic (£5.6m) play in centre-midfield, with Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) and James McArthur (£5.2m) occupying the wings.

Veteran Gary Cahill (£4.5m) returns in central defence alongside James Tomkins (£4.5m), with Joel Ward (£4.3m) at right-back.

Budget defender Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) continues at left-back after ousting Patrick Van Aanholt (£5.4m) from the team.

Vincente Guaita (£4.8m) is between the sticks.

Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, B. Silva, Jesus

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Mitchell, Tomkins, Cahill, Ward; McArthur, McCarthy, Milivojevic, Townsend; Eze, Ayew

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2,067 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    how did Slabhead get 1bap over Robbo?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      He told fpl towers he would punch them in the face like a holiday bully. Oh wait....

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Mainly because he deserved it

  2. Mooster©️
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    KdB 1 bonuspoint. Why?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Played brilliantly

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Played ok, good match. Nothing special today.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      It's in the members area.

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        I’m a member. Link? He had one single assist and played only 71 min.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/matches/2128472/#player-tabs-9

          It's probably worth your while learning features otherwise you're not getting the most for your money.

          1. Mooster©️
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 1 day ago

            Tnx!

          1. Mooster©️
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 1 day ago

            Thank you!

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      100% ownership at FPL towers

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        That’s my thought as well....

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Exactly for the same reason every time Kane farts he gets a bonus point...

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Lol. He’s in my team so I do not agree, but you’re right:-D

    5. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Are you serious, did you watch the game? He was the best player on the park.

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        So he should have 3 bonus points?

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Well no as bps isn't a total reflection of the game, stats only tell you so much. But some of the passes he played were much more technically difficult than heading in good crosses but won't be rewarded as much. He also takes risks so often loses points for misplaced passes.

          Keep grinding that axe though mate.

          1. Mooster©️
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 1 day ago

            I just want to discuss the bonus points. I don’t think it’s a flawless system, I believe there is a human being watching the game and punching numbers? And humans do wrong sometimes?

    6. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Were you not watching??

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Watched it all, he was good, but it wasn’t a brilliant game from him. he missed 3 shots and created only 1 big chance, he had 1 dribble, lost the ball 15 times, lost all airial duels, lost 5 out of 11 ground duels, had one assist.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          He put Sterling through a few times, he put Foden through when he slipped ..l set the tempo for the whole performance. I think he was brilliant, guess we just appreciate different things.

          1. Mooster©️
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 1 day ago

            Yes, I think it comes down to this, and that we are boyh biased; I don’t have KdB, yoy have him as TC:(

            1. Mooster©️
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 1 day ago

              *both

  3. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    83 and counting. Finally a little planning paying off.

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I feel this

  4. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Fine to say my - 8
    Forster, dcl, mitchell to smeichel, antonio and stones paid off!

    Also meant no kdb but glad i did it.

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Certainly paid off.

  5. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Since the week I’ve bought in John Stones he has given me 6 6 8 0 8 6 2 6 8
    Hands down this was my best transfer of this season. What a buy at 4.8!!!

  6. ZLNR
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Robertson-> Stones right. He's going to be banging in goals every week now?

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      every week without a doubt

      1. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Glad to hear it haha

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Obviously. Great goal scoring record.

      1. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        That's exactly what I was thinking haha. 2 goals per Game or 3 goals per 170 games depending on how you frame your stats

  7. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    So how has KDB managed to get a BAP when Gundogan scored, got a clean sheet and played as many minutes as him!?

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Bonus system isn't only about goals

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Check Opta, become a member of check the stats via any other means.

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      because goals are already rewarded with 5 points

    4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      You really don't understand the bonus point system.
      Gundo scored more points etc.

    5. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      You have been asking this same question every 5 min... yawn
      What don’t you get

    6. Mooster©️
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Someone in Opta had KdB(TC)

  8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    My minus 12 seems to be OK until now I guess.. Robbo Kane son adams to Dias vardy kdbC antonio

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Got Stones on my final -4

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        thats class

  9. ZLNR
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Almost annoying after looking (most) likely to get attacking returns Dias and Stones beat Cancelo

  10. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling cappers get in here!!

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      less points than KDB lol

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        cancel that, thought he was benched lol

      2. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Are you an idiot?

  11. HippY
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    62-4 with 8 left to play. Really happy with that not using any chips with not such a great team, bench boost plans went south etc! Up 500 places 😀

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      79 with 13 left to play. no chips here was the strategy to go.. finally good call

  12. jammie26
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Stones and Dias owner here, just wondered how cancelo did tonight?

    1. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Ouch, too soon

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Nice grav!

    3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      same. didnt see him until later stages of game. did one freekick is what I saw

  13. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Let's hope part 2 of this dgw is as good as part 1. Stones won't score 2 goals every match 🙂

  14. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Son+Laca+Dier -> KdB(c)+Antonio+Stones (-4) not bad. finally transfer goes in with good magnitude

  15. BDA Shadow
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    90 with 9 to play, for the love of god get me to 100 😉 Not bad for a TC blank (so far).

  16. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Stones owned 10% overall - Hell yeah!!
    Stones owned 55% in my ML - Oh, goddamn it!!