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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. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Stones you legend

  2. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Stones has literally outscored my whole team. I'm on 20 after the hit.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Honestly. What the hell.

  3. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    So glad I brought in Stones this week 🙂

    All is forgiven & forgotten re: Cancelo benching!!!

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Omg where is that lad that captained him? That's two in a million

  5. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    As a Dias and Cancelo owner, it really hurts.

    1. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Dias assist though

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stones Dias KBD(C) UNITE!!!!!!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        GUNDO OVER DIAS BUT AGREE

    3. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I didn’t get Stones because I had 3 city and removing Sterling for a hit seemed wrong.

      • JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Some 5 second roller coaster that goal was as a TC KDB, Dias + Stones owner lol.

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          So the first goal was a 15 pointer for you .... there was I thinking it was probably the first time I have had a 12 pointer 🙂

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I have Dias & Stones.

        Yipeeee!!!!!

        1. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Same whoooohaa

      • teneighty
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Stones, bringer of pythonsssssss.

      • FISSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        How the fek has stones got2

      • Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Lowton to Stones -4 looking a treat

      • Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        This is a typical double game week coinciding with one ridiculous performance

      • Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That boy's got Stones!

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Any assist ?

        1. Lev Yashin
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Dias

        2. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Dias I think

        3. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Dias

      • SM001
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        If City get a peno and they hand it to Stone's i'll flip my s**t.

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Season-ending stuff here. Can't wait to rage transfer my Liverpool crap out.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        CHEAPSKATE STONES PICK PREVAILS

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Well done stones owners and epic job on anyone who (c)!

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        OMG!! Why didn’t I put a bet on this!! I felt it in my balls Stones would score two!!! I know i know, hindsight, but I truly did! Why!!

        In other news, GET THE EFF in!

        Stones, Dias, KDB!!!!!

      • Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Stones hattrick come on make it happen

      • fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Stones and Dias. Woohoo!!

      • Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Why haven't I TCed Stones for f sake ...

        TC Salah in tatters...

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cmon Kevin, scoreeee

      • Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Someone check on Brosstan

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I own Stones bro, Im fine

        2. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          😆

      • PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Stones making up for Cancelo 🙂

      • KEVIN DE CLAUS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        STONES GOD NO

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Happy to have Stones but annoyed I got Cancelo over Dias

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Stones Owners Unite here!

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          WE FEAST

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Rarely does a transfer work out so well.Dier to Stones for a hit. Classic