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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. PP6
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    Yesss Cancelo your turn now 🙂

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

    Damage limitation. I'll take that as a Salah captainer!

  3. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    This is the week I've been waiting for.... finally some jam

  4. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    Cancelo 20 mins to match Stones and Dias then. Can he do it?

  5. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    Stones just crashed LiveFPL

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    Stones defo on pens then!

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Plz no , will miss it

      1. threeputt
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        my fear also

  7. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    Does anyone here have Dias Stones and KDB ?

    1. marcos11
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Have all three

        1. Totalfootball
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Wow congrats

      • badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Yup

      • Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        hi

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Yep

      • Amans94
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Me, and a lot of others I would think.

        • Bojam
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Yep. All three here 🙂

        • CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Of course

        • JJO
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Yes,with Kdb 3x

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Have KdB (C), Stones and Cancelo also for his haul in the next game 🙂

        • Totalfootball
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Wow

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Gundo over Dias

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Throwing STONES

      • Slurpy
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        My mate who bottom of our league has Triple captained stone by mistake he says

        1. Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          *Stones

        2. Railwayman
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Link or it's a lie.

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              wow

            2. Railwayman
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Incredible stuff, one for the smooth section 😀

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Hate these comments

        3. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Stones had zero shots on target going into this gameweek.

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Take a long loving rest KDB

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            Banks his start next game, lovely

        5. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          C’mon Pep... stick Stonesy upfront for the last 20 mins, let the lad get a hatty for sh**s and giggles!

        6. Railwayman
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          In all fairness, never did I understood the all Dias over Stones talk because he is like more nailed. When they play together, City keeps CS's. And the lad is even cheaper, what can one ask from a City defender ?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            Both is the way to go.

            I went Cancelo and Stones but I guess it's better than Cancelo and Dias.

            1. Railwayman
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              I have Cancelo too, easily decided Stones before Dias few weeks ago.

        7. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Anyone brave enough to captain Stones here?

        8. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Walker & Zinchenko 90’ a good sign for Cancelo casuals.

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            He was always going to play next GW anyway.

            People get rested, it happens.

            No idea what the snarky ‘casual’ comment is about

        9. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Kdb cleanie locked in lol

        10. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          I guess the plus side to KDB coming off is he will be fresh for the next game.

          But it does look like Salah could well outscore him now 🙁

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            Why?

        11. Isco Disco
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          All I need is another KDB goal or assist and this will be a great gameweek for sure

        12. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Stones joy easing my Salah captaincy fail.

          And to think I joked about Stones scoring two earlier: 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

          Like England Panama all over again!

          1. Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            You called it!

        13. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          KDB starts against Villa

          As we all know

        14. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Well, KDB rested for the next game. Can only hope he scores then 🙁

          Cmon Cancelo!!

        15. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Was that goal good for Stones owners but Dias non owners?

        16. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Wtf is going on.

        17. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Kdb gundogan off
          Cancelo Torres on

        18. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          That stones goal takes me into the top 100k, 84k!!!! Mad

        19. Hypnos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          omg Stones (C) the top 100k dream is alive again!

        20. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          TC Stones the real winners here

        21. Reeker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          Just means he's not getting benched next game for KDB

        22. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          The pythons are out with that Stones brace.

        23. REDMOND IN SANDALS
            3 months, 5 hours ago

            if only dias could head.. Kdb assist ruined