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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. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Go KDB, Dias and Stones!

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Really regret not getting Dias instead of Cancelo.

      1. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I was on Cancelo then read Peps Comment on Cancelo.

        1. RonnayBarkay
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          So why is Cancelo on the ScoutPicks!?? We all listen to these fantasy football pundits to do the research for us!
          We select Cancelo over Dias because of this....fuming

          1. stevieme
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            10 years playing the game and still can't make your own decisions
            Sad

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I brought in Cancelo over Stones even I knew he might be benched. Cancelo is almost a forward with CS and I plan to keep him for more than this DGW.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Dias rested next game?

        1. mojoindojo
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Pep roulette can strike anyone

          1. RonnayBarkay
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            No, Dias is dead cert...

        2. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Pep will want his first XI for Villa away. Then it’s the Cup.

          1. RonnayBarkay
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Bloody hope so

            1. RonnayBarkay
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I see Mahrez doesn’t get a look in these days....pff

            2. Lord.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              But it’s still Pep

          2. jammie26
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Its at home against Villa.

              1. Lord.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                I stand corrected

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Go babies go

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Just stones here

      City cleanie is good for me right?

      Especially with no cancelo?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Just stines from defenders

        Kdb too

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yes

    3. alfast1c
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      fking PEP... Cancelo missing 🙁

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        On bench

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Pep is annoying for us.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          This is not news.

      3. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Hope he misses both games so I get Justin points, but unlikely

      4. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Is that really surprising tho. Cant expect full backs to start 3 games in a week

    4. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Witches ain't sh!t but Mo does tricks
      Kick through these nuts and meg Carrick

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        My eyes hurt

      2. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yesss, shout out to Snoop and the Zambian Witch doctor!

    5. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      nO cITY pLAYERS

      Sofa time

      1. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ye get behind it mate! TC KDB here

      2. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Same here.

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I’ll av some of that... 😉

    6. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Right, Ederson and Dias, nothing silly now.

    7. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No Zaha as I said....

      COME ON KDB

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Good call

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

      Brace from Stones needed!

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Horrible teeth

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Somethings never happen

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Do they not?

        2. Huddersfield
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          lol

    9. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Fact how widely Cancelo's benching is celebrated by non-owners just shows how much they bricking themselves every time he plays.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        His haul is inevitable

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lol.

        Love to see it

      3. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        How many attacking returns does he have

        Fools gold

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bricking themselves over a fantasy sport game.

    10. EWH2020
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      As a non KDB owner and with all my ML with him as TC I expect this to be the end of my season

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        All of them have triple captained him? I'm guessing not even a majority of your minileague have triple captained him.

    11. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      LMS safety score currently 20

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    12. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Maguire was the one to get last week

      Great fixtures too now

    13. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Glad I own Kdb at least after my Salah (c) blank and not even a bonus for Robbo. Give frm green to red selling Son /Kane

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Robbo was awful

    14. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Is Raheem now reborn after he cut his pigtails?

    15. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Did they put less salt in pot noodles or do I have covid

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yes

        1. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Cheers

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Log off and isolate?

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I think you're allowed to use the internet when isolating

          1. Podge
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Internet viruses abound

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Good to hear, plenty of virus on there too.

    16. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      My next two transfers:
      Salah > Sterling
      Pulisic > Pogba

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That Spurs vs. Liverpool match could well be 0-0, too.

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Next three: Burnley, Spurs, West Ham. All managed by three managers that specialise in sitting back. With Pool struggling to break down teams, i think it's time to move Salah on.

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Salah has another game this GW. See how he goes.

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Not expecting much

    17. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Posting 'first' at the top of articles is against the rules? 😆

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        He didn't post PLAY UP POMPEY. Simple, and I support the decision.

    18. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Mistake capping Salah?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Only time will tell.

      2. Il Capitano
          3 months, 1 day ago

          We'll find out soon enough

        • Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Could get a hatrick against Burnley.

          Stranger things have happened.

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

        Imagine kdb gets a hattrick as my TC. My shirt will be off, the house will be bouncing.

        1. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          ... the season will no longer be over.

        2. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          For once Fudgy I’m with you. Desperately need your season not to be over

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

            My TC luck has been horrendous, hopefully today it changes

        3. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          He'll play CDM to preserve energy.

        4. Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Think he'll get subbed off after 58. mins after scoring one dodgy pen.

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

            I'd 100% take it

        5. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Will expect hamstring injury

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Fodinho benched yet again

      5. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Is Spurs less energy sapping, boring to watch, counter attacking football part of the reason the previously injury-prone Son and Kane, look fairly fresh compared to likes of Bruno and Salah, whose game workload seems to be causing a dip in form? A good S&C regime for a club can surely reap rewards.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 1 day ago

          All I know is I trust those two more than any other premiums at the moment unless KDB bangs today

      6. 420king
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Feel sick to my stomach. Almost every DGW defender got a CS so far and I got Dier!!!

        Meanwhile my draft team is on course for 100 pts...FML.
        https://draft.premierleague.com/entry/759378/event/19

      7. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Next GW transfer:
        Salah + Gundogan > KDB + ???

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Pog ?

        2. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Guess I'm keeping Gundog

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

        Kev 2-pointer needed bigly.

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          This

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Don't be greedy.

          3 is ok

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

          This season is going so bad, I would take 2 points from my KdB(C) and run.

      9. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Foden brace off bench you heard it here

      10. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Want 0-0 ft

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Please

      11. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Kdb not owned by 42% in the top 10k

        Not capping him not as bad as i initally thought. Just owning him limits any damage he causes

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Top 10k EO is 115%. So owning is fine. What hurts / will hurt is not owning Salah, Fernandes, or KDB when they haul. As recently they have all been over 100% EO.

        2. Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          The 58% that own him all captained him though

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Nah

      12. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        We'll be 50% of the way through this GW after tonight. Interesting to see how people have done so far.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          More interested when the GW is over.

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks Milner

        3. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Sh#te

      13. French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Hit by the Pep Roulette - Cancel noooooooo

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Should get 1 game though

          1. French Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            “Should have could have didn’t ?”

      14. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        10 minutes until the disappointment starts.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Palace to hack City.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Wouldn't surprise me .... but no Zaha.