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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. Breezyy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Yesss Cancelo your turn now 🙂

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

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

  3. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

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

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

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

  5. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Stones just crashed LiveFPL

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

    Stones defo on pens then!

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

      Plz no , will miss it

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

        my fear also

  7. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Does anyone here have Dias Stones and KDB ?

    1. marcos11
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Have all three

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

          Wow congrats

      • badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yup

      • Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        hi

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yep

      • Amans94
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Me, and a lot of others I would think.

        • Bojam
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yep. All three here 🙂

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

          Of course

        • JJO
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yes,with Kdb 3x

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

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

        • Totalfootball
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Wow

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

          Gundo over Dias

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

        Throwing STONES

      • Slurpy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

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

        1. Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          *Stones

        2. Railwayman
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Link or it's a lie.

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

              wow

            2. Railwayman
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Incredible stuff, one for the smooth section 😀

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Hate these comments

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

          Stones had zero shots on target going into this gameweek.

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

          Take a long loving rest KDB

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Banks his start next game, lovely

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

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

        7. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Anyone brave enough to captain Stones here?

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

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

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

          Kdb cleanie locked in lol

        10. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days 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
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Why?

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

            You called it!

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

          KDB starts against Villa

          As we all know

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

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

          Cmon Cancelo!!

        15. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

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

        16. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Wtf is going on.

        17. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Kdb gundogan off
          Cancelo Torres on

        18. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

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

        19. Hypnos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

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

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

          TC Stones the real winners here

        21. Reeker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

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

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

          The pythons are out with that Stones brace.

        23. REDMOND IN SANDALS
            2 months, 25 days ago

            if only dias could head.. Kdb assist ruined