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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. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    No KDB no problem. Thanks Stonesy!

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes yes yes

  2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Getting Stones in this week softening the blow.

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

    A???

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Dias

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

    The two professionals City defensive picks really standing out.

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Stones 52
    Dias 38
    Gundo 32
    KdB 30

  6. The Frenchie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    KDB (C) / Stones / Dias

    What else?

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

      Yessssss

  7. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Antonio, Stones, and Gundogan. Name 3 better transfer-ins this week, oh my word 😀

    1. Im New Here
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Well done

      • Huddersfield
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Pereira

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Wow,I was fantasing Dias A to Stones ,yeeeees

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      City defenders always score in DGWs I think? Laporte was the one to cap last season

    4. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Kilman > Stones (-4) making up for the fact I captained Vardy.

    5. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Someone told me stones brace and that happens lol this is unbelievable

    6. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Dias on 2 bonus

    7. Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      City defence always seems to deliver on DGW

    8. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      OMG! I’m in heaven
      Stoneseyyyyyyy what a legend!
      Dias Stones KDB(C) woohooo

    9. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooones!

      Damn. Can't believe how lucky I have been with Stones and Dias.

      And, yes, it is luck.

    10. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      OMGGGG STONES AGAIN!!!!!
      STONESSSSSSSSSS

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Hattrick or dial up?

    11. Cruyff Turn
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stones break livefpl

    12. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Moment of madness but WC activated, new team is:

      McCarthy (Forster)
      Dallas - Stones - Tierney (Mitchell, Struijk)
      KDB - Son - Bruno - Salah - Smith-Rowe
      Kane - Bamford (Brewster)

      Done it now because cant contend with price changes and got the power five. Obviously formation can change if needs be, playing one of Smith-Rowe, Brewster and Mitchell each week.

      Any thoughts?

    13. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Was 0.1m off affording Stones 🙁

    14. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who would have thunk it

    15. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It was a toss up between Stones & Dias who to transfer in last week, guess which one I went for......

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        The one who is still also getting a haul? Come on don’t be so down

        1. threeputt
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          nope, I got Stones 🙂

    16. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I should of triple captained Stones instead of KDB! Still very happy with his points

    17. Yome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      RIP to those who don’t have Stones, game over for them

    18. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It's not about who your captain is out of KDB, Salah & Bruno.

      It is just about whether or not you own Stones!

    19. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo coming on. Hope for owners

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Brace please

    20. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'd be happy if my two rivals didn't buy Stones this week.

      I've had him for weeks.

    21. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stones legend!

    22. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Wow life is great

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

      Get Cancelo on to assist a KDB goal please Pep

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        kdb off

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        KDB off

    24. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo coming on for his goal now!

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        *yellow card