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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. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    No assist

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    OH YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS GUNDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Haha I knew you’d like that one

    2. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Smashing it Flair

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well done mate!!!

  3. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Let's see the floodgates open now please

  4. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wow gundo

  5. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A week too late.

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Gundo-guns blazing!

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    GUNDO YOU ABSOLUTE BEAUTY GET IN YOU GLORIOUS MAN

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      One per person, please.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That’s plenty, we understand

  8. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Return from all three City players. Heaven!

    1. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      that -20 gonna hurt though

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sure, I opted not to FH because I had too many issues that would still need fixing after FH. Then I could have WC but wanted to save that AND use the BB. In hindsight BB isn't going to provide much, but I still think I would have wanted to save the wildcard. So the massive hit is for long term planning.

  9. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Damn Gundo. Very close getting him in as well.

  10. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Beautiful goal tbh. Ofc ML leader got him in. Deserved goal.

  11. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Cracking finish that

  12. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    This is going to be 4 - 5 nil

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Foden time

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This

      Need him on now

  14. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gundogan is such an awful pick getting jam.

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He's done well against lesser opposition. He's got similar games coming up.

      2. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He’s in good form fpl wise. He’s got a double. He’s cheap. It’s not complicated.

      3. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The most in form player in the league right now

    • aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gundogoal

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden sighting 🙂

    • SM001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good man Gundo. Now where's that Palace goal....

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden!

    • Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fair play to Gundogan owners! 🙂

      Foden getting ready now

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Give Kevin a rest Pep.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He'll get his rest in the cup

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

      3. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tc KDB needs 90min haul

    • Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gundog! Glad I couldn't afford Foden

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bsilva off

    • Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Right get foden on now please

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dam was considering Foden never thought about Gundogan being essential now

    • Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden in. KDB out?

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden starts v Villa for me

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B Silva joins the 59 min club

    • BerkshireHafawayline
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Apparently the Witch Doctor also plays FPL: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/profiles/zambian-witch-doctor-nkandu/ . Genuine link

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Only fans lol

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bernardo CS banked

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Missed by a minute

        2. Vision
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Singaporean fried rice?

          • ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            nope

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Foden hat trick incomiiiinng