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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. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Guessing Taylor to Stones -4 was a good investment

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah hardly worth shouting about though.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Appreciate your support
          If I was shouting I WOULD HAVE USED CAPITAL LETTERS

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Umm now I can shout haha

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah I did this too

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Assist for second goal?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        None

      2. GROBARI
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No assists

        • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          None

        • Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 11 days ago

            None

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nun

          • Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Pep

          • Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            None

          • Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Off Townsend so none

        • Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just saying earlier, only realised I could have got Gundo for Soucek, the more I think about the formations the more the mistake becomes clearer, oh well another game to go.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Soucek has West Brom next, they're very poor from set pieces.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yep that’s what I’m thinking/hoping

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Stop it, Kevin.

          Wow.

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Whatever you and your buddy Kevin are up to, can you give it a rest please 😉

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Appreciate true greatness 😉

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Foden being City's top scorer so far fits the script of this decade

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

            FODEN WASTES KDB ASSIST >:(

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              He was going at some serious pace mind!

          4. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Still cant believe Leeds Southampton got called off. From 9 DGW players down to 4. And ML leader used his wildcard to get 11

            1. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              tbf we knew if was off before deadline

              1. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Well yeah but I wanted to save my wildcard tho. Arrrghhh

          5. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            That pass by KDB to Foden

          6. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Foden wastes KDB assist

          7. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Foden not fit to wash KDBs underwear

          8. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            KDB getting a little too deep for my liking

          9. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Gundogan get your thieving hands off my guys’ BAP’s - Would love a KDB & Stones (3), whoever (2)

          10. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Salah (C) still looks the favorite

          11. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Much prefer KDB in the creative role

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

              Better FPL wise playing false 9

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Feel like his finishing from short range hasn't been good enough to justify it

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Definitely, he can't finish

          12. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Close from kdb

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              2 yards wide

          13. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            BPS at 60 mins
            Stones 40
            Gundo 32
            KdB 29
            Dias 29
            Walker 23

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Increasing that BPS would be lovely KDB

            2. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              lovely stuff

          14. Firmino
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Time to get KdB off

          15. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Kevin is ridiculous. I’ve come out from behind the sofa just to watch the man play. Forget not owning him

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Lol

          16. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Antonio, Stones, and now Gundogan. Everyone I've brought in this week for hits has now scored 😀

            1. djman102
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Nice! Always a good feeling when that comes off...or so I've heard. 🙂

              1. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                It is nice but I forgot to do Bednarek -> Dawson before the deadline so watching that deficit grow still hurts :/

            2. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Your 6yrs of experience

              1. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Hardly mate, the game is 90% luck

            3. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Who could have your luck!?

              Not quite the same story for me 😆

              1. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Haha well I'm bench-boosting a grand total of 5 points, so I wouldn't exactly call it luck 😀

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Mate mine is 6pts boosted all out. Plus.... I took a -12 (thought it was a -8 but made a mistake lol)

                  Stones is saving me though!

          17. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            So, how are we kdb TCers feeling? Feel like need another goal/assist for a good return

            1. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              need more!

          18. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            If only Cancelo started I’d be in heaven right now

          19. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cancelo can come on for Stones now

          20. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Really need Dias to scoop up that last bonus by himself. Nothing for the KdB casuals, please.

          21. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            What price should KdB be next year. 7.5, 8m?

          22. Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Stones on 3 baps

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Delicious

            2. Stoic
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Astonishing

          23. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cancelo even less likely to come on now...

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Cameo

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Word up

            2. Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I know nothing...

          24. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Need another KDB contribution.

            As it stands he’s only 3 points ahead of Salah.

            1. McSauce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Ye no good just 1 assist.

              I have him TC

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              4

          25. dark91
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            If only Crystal Palace could score today

          26. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Sterling captain fail again

          27. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Another Stones goal wouldn't go amiss (KDB assist as well)

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I SAID ITTTTTTTT

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Wow