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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. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Noooo!!! Could of been KDB assist for Dias

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Omg? No he hasn’t

    MEGA STONES HAUL get innnnn

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Professionals prevail!

  4. Planet Jo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    21 pointer incoming.

    Anyone else captain Stones?

    Just kidding.

    1. djman102
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just happy to get Laporte 2.0 in this week.

  5. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Stonesssssssssss

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Haha loving it

  6. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You have got to be hidding me

      1. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes, keep hiding. 😀

    • Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dias assist? You little beauty.

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Who called the 2 goals for Stones earlier?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The chap who captained him

      2. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I called Hat Trick is on! Hahah

      3. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Haha! Me - as a joke reference to England v Panama at the 2018 World Cup!

        Not sure how you link to a specific comment but it was on page 20 of the last article: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/01/17/shaqiri-starts-in-attacking-liverpool-line-up-to-face-manchester-united/?hc_page=21&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23235478

    • djman102
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      YAAAAAAAAAAAS STONES!!!!!

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

      Mega Stones haul lmao!

    • brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Take that Stonrs. Transfer out Stephens for Stones boom

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Was there not an interception before it got to Stonesy or will Dias claim that assist?

    • Stoic
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones and Dias Heaven !

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones is this season's Laporte

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Stones City's new Kompany even?

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      STONEEEEEEEEEEEES

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stoness MONSTER HAULLLLLL

    • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Remember the summer before VAR was implemented and we thought Milivojevic would be essential?

      Oh, never mind... My captain from last week scored again.

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones!!!!!!

      If only I’d got Dias over Cancelo!

    • Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I guess Dallas -> Stones for a hit was a good move 🙂

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Oh man going Cancelo over Stones has not turned out well

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

        Season ending mistake. Same here!

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones G
      Dias A

      Jammy casuals in heaven

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Rank boost 😀

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks, don’t mind you saying that, you’re welcome to call me casual today 😉

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

      Stones on pens?

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones had never scored for City before this game in the PL...

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      WTF IS HAPPENING

    • tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones on pena

      1. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        *pens

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      CanceLOL

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

      Stones stealing CANCELO points....

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones outscoring Cancelo by this magnitude is one of the stark reminders of how much luck is involved in this game

    • Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Happyyyyyyyyyy days, no PL in hi career and in oni single match he scores twice, absolutely LOVELY !!!!!!!!

    • Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The gunshot you hear comes from Cancelo owners