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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
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Guys a bit late but why didn't Chilwell get an assist at Mount's goal? Because his last name isn't Kane?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Because it was a cross that was punched out by the GK. Mount was not the intended target. Chilwell cross wasn't even close to the area that Mount was standing in.

      His cross was so bad it was fortunate that Chelsea got a goal from it at all.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sounds about right.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Deemed a shot.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        cross*

  2. Genji3lade
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    How many minutes does Salah play against Burnley given they play United in the FA Cup 3 days later?

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Plays till the game is won

      1. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Klopp doesn’t care about the Cup

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      90

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Why would Salah play United when they can keep him quiet?

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Irrelevant a blank is a blank

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      probably starts on the bench

  3. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    LMS EO this game starting

    KDB 139, Stones 46, Dias 35

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      So Stones and Dias are my differntials

  4. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Post-pandemic FFS Zambia field trip?

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Oh wow there he is!

  5. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I warned you not to TC Salah but you didn't listen? Luckily for you am barred from returning to England for a while as fate would have it so am considering taking a drive to Livingstone and having the witch doctor break the curse ask me nicely though.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No need.

    2. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Let's meet up after the pandemic

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If salah blanks vs burnley ill be in awe

      1. Zambian FPL Addict
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        lol

    4. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No please keep the curse going

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      😮

      Who's your next target?

      1. Zambian FPL Addict
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        son

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          When??

        2. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Thank God it’s not Son

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            ...

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Please throw Kane into the mix

        4. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Phew just sold...

    6. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Any chance the witch doctor can make KDB score a hattrick tonight? I’ll give you a tenner

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Curse needs to stay

      1. Zambian FPL Addict
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        am going to seek KDB good fortune next game

    8. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If it works for 5 matches you can start a business soon 🙂

    9. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Keep that curse

      1. Zambian FPL Addict
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        due to popular demand the curse stays no more curses from now on it was just a fiver didn't think much of it was worth a shot!

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks buddy

    10. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Did you send me an email about my rich uncle?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He's Zambian. Not Nigerian.....

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          😆

    11. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Why is this not a hot topic?

    12. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Can you ask for next weeks Tuesday Euromillion numbers?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Need a fortune teller there...

        Or crystal ball.

  6. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    What a lot of pundits forget is just how important Henderson and Fabinho are for our attack. With them at CB were a different side. Plus with no tall CB’s to get forward for corners we are way too short to be a threat.

    1. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Missing the extra reach of Matip!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Zip

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      It also inhibits the wing backs

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Basically our all round play.

    3. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Struggling for goals these days. I might offload Mo next gw.

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sky did mention this during Commentary today

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Ok bud.
        Didn’t hear that at all. If it was pre match I was out for a walk. Didn’t hear it throughout the game or post match.

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Good points there. With Thiago fit one of them as cb is not a biggie, but both as cb is not ideal for the reason you mentioned. My take is that with either one of matip or Gomez fit for most games plus Thiago not injured we would have had a lot more points. People taking of No vvd is the huge difference im not so dyre if since the system Liverpool plays are so drilled. Gomez faster than vvd so we would not be that susceptible for counters, and Matip would be the aerial threath on set pieces.

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Talking and sure, not taking and dyre...

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah it’s such a shame. Looking like we won’t sign a CB either.

    6. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Why not play Nat Phillips or Williams then?and allow Henderson to go to midfield? Fab as been better in defence than Midfield IMO

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I haven’t a clue.

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Not good enough
        Fabinho has been one of the best defensive midfielder if not the best for the past 2 seasons.

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Disagree completely but each to their own

  7. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    KDB might get hamstring injury with no rest

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah maybe maybe

  8. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I have suggested already with TC Robertson

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not a bad SHOUT.

  9. Davros
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Where the xxxx is cancelo???

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      On the bench like Pep intimated

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Canceled

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Was never starting both.

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Same place KDB will be after 59 minutes 😛

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Manchester.

  10. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Any Zambians here fancy a trip to Livingstone? I can give you £10 for expenses.

    1. Zambian FPL Addict
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      lol make it 30£ consider it done

  11. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    This Palace team screams five nil defeat

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Fill your boots Gundo.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      City only do 2-0s these days

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Not tonight

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah I'm afraid so

    4. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I hope 0-0

  12. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Basically a guaranteed CS for City with that C Palace team... Unfortunately my only City def is Cancelo...

  13. No Salah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Feels good not even owning Salah 🙂
    Here we go KDB (c)

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Feels silly owning KdB and not capped him.

      1. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        At least you’ll get his points!

  14. Das Boot
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    This is a very attack minded City, could be mayhem tonight

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Theres another soulless league to win!

      Time for them to put the foot down.

  15. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Need a KDB hatrick.

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Had he ever had one ?

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        *has

    2. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Let’s not be greedy.
      1G1A in this one and again in the Next one - reasonable ask 🙂

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        This

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      KDB doesn’t do goals anymore.

      1. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Will settle for 5 assists then

  16. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Sterling and Jesus will share points

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      KDB and Sterling

  17. BeWater
      2 months, 29 days ago

      What is the most popular comment type here:

      A. Laughing at other people's misfortune
      B. Calling everyone who has a player you don't a causal
      C. Hindsight merchants who start sentences with 'I knew I should have....'
      D. Reverse psychology statements

      1. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        E. Fudgy

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Fudge,
          Brostan
          Up the stancion
          Any other trolls

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Stanchion top of the list lol, a true mug

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        C
        A
        B
        D

        Close call tbf, changes by the day.

      3. djman102
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        D during the games; C after

      4. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        G. Words of love and fraternal (or sosorial) advice typical of a close community with a shared goal

        1. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          That's communism

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            More communityism? The love bit anyway. Not the sharing bit. That is a little communist

      5. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        F. Sarcasm

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Didn't Chelsea sign him and loan him out?

      6. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        B
        A
        D
        C

    • Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Foden on yet haha

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Pepped

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          For the 3rd time this season

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      KDB hauls here today and FPL Family will be playing the divorce chip

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Why's that? Haven't been following them recently

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Haha. Brilliant. Never heard of them until today though.

      3. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Sam went KDB and Lee went Salah TC?

      4. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Who is he?

      5. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Is Family Court open in tier 5?

    • For Fuchs Sake
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      When are people using their WC? Tempted to hit mine now after ripping up my team for DGW.

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        25 I reckon

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sold Salah the time he started on bench and hauled. Felt like sh*t, but turned out good after that...

      1. For Fuchs Sake
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Only half time my friend

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          No goal in 4 games, 12.5m...

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Nice. Himself & the other two are miles off it atm.

      3. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You never deserve Salah

      4. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Brilliant move- he’s been snake bit since

        Not playing badly, just not scoring and the team around him has stalled

        Burnley is next, Liverpool 8-0 coming soon

      5. Podge
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I did too so brought him straight back in 😆

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      KDB plays the false #9 role

      And Zinchenko plays the false KDB role.

    • For Fuchs Sake
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sterling looks so much better without that previous hair style! Might make him play better too, a bit like a reverse Samson 🙂

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sterling on pens ?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        No chance

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Stones

      3. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He should never ever be

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Just chill joking

      4. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Only from 85th minute onwards

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Need Stones header

      1. PP6
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        This

      2. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Guys, this is family friendly site, stop with your dark fantasies...

      3. MARJE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You’ve got it

    • Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Bilva popping up in Mitchell's pocket

    • Corona is not good 4 U
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Will the City vs. Villa game take place or will it be canceled like the Villa vs. Newcastle game? In this case it would not have been worth it to bring so many City players into my Fantasy team.

        Thank you!

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          It’s on. Who plays for Villa is the only issue.

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Sounds like no Grealish, no Targett, Watkins OK.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          1% off.

        3. Corona is not good 4 U
            2 months, 29 days ago

            ... sorry Villa vs. Everton game. With all the game cancellations you lose track of everything.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Villa v Everton???

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Already got postponed.

          • Corona is not good 4 U
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Thank you both!

          • RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Another dissapointing dgw match where our expensive players blanks or have Max an assist?

          • Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Just realised I could have got Gundo instead of Soucek

          • Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Is it time to sell Salah?

            1. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Never

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Yep

            3. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I may sell to fund Kane

              Martinez
              Cancelo Justin Coufal
              KDB Bruno Son Grealish
              Kane Bamford Antonio
              Johnstone Soucek Holding KWP

            4. Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              2 weeks too late