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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. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    cAnCelO aTtacKinG ThReaT WoRth the 0.8

  2. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Got Stones in to company Dias for this double, beautiful

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Same here, beautiful

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Congrats

  3. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KDB off. love it

  4. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Why didn’t I Triple Captain John Stones! Well done lad. Anyone pick Dias and Stones? Doing well if you did. Desperate for another KDB or Foden goal involvement now. More in this...

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      o/

  5. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Haha KDB off

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Doesn't matter lol

  6. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    And ML rival has Stones on FH. Great!

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo , KDB owners not happy right now

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Happy enough

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Over the moon, KDB will definitely play next game,

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      KDB kept for next game happy days

  8. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Co-commentator says that at 3-0 up, City would let their best penalty taker take a penalty, even if they are 3-0 or 4-0 up.

    How does that explain letting that donkey Sterling take another one then?

  9. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Nice

  10. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Who needs KDB??

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo on KDB off

  12. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KdB 0 BAPS

  13. djman102
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Someone threw Stones and broke LiveFPL.

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    This is unreal.

  15. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    3,556, and 400 Triple Captained John Stones!

  16. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Here comes Cancelo!

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Kev out...

  17. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KDB being out scored by Did and Gundo

  18. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Stones TC would have been amazing

  19. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo points too lovely

  20. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Can we appreciate this -

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23235649

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23236448

      Bit earlier than expected

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Ha love it mate.

  21. Ode
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Kdb off

  22. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 10 days ago

    If City have a dgw next season just captain one of the centre backs!!

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KDB mega fail.

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      You are high right?

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Outscoring Salah and Bruno already 🙂

    3. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      not this

  24. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Worst season ever so indulge me. Took a -8 for Dias and Stones (Hause (I know) and Chilwell). It's so long since I felt genuinely great about transfer choices. Good luck all!x

  25. PL Ball
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KDB off.

    Cancelo on though.

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Feran on Gundo off

  27. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Don't own KDB.

    Own Stones and Dias. I am going to jizz heavy

  28. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo is playing in midfield, hattie time ?

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Dias over Cancelo was smart, dammit.

    Oh well, at least Cancelo gets the second game and hopefully moving forward is good

  30. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Stones defo takes the next peno now then !