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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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  1. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 21 days ago

    Yesss Cancelo your turn now 🙂

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 21 days ago

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

  3. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 21 days ago

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

  4. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 21 days ago

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

  5. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 21 days ago

    Stones just crashed LiveFPL

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 21 days ago

    Stones defo on pens then!

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Plz no , will miss it

      1. threeputt
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        my fear also

  7. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 21 days ago

    Does anyone here have Dias Stones and KDB ?

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Have all three

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Wow congrats

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Yup

    3. Lukakwho
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      hi

    4. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Yep

    5. Amans94
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Me, and a lot of others I would think.

    6. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Yep. All three here 🙂

    7. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Of course

    8. JJO
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Yes,with Kdb 3x

    9. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

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

    10. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Wow

    11. Flair
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Gundo over Dias

  8. Party time
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Throwing STONES

    • Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

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

      1. Slurpy
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        *Stones

      2. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Link or it's a lie.

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 21 days ago

            wow

          2. Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 21 days ago

            Incredible stuff, one for the smooth section 😀

        1. Milkman Bruno
            10 months, 21 days ago

            Hate these comments

      3. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Stones had zero shots on target going into this gameweek.

      4. Flair
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Take a long loving rest KDB

        1. TimoTime
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 21 days ago

          Banks his start next game, lovely

      5. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 21 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
        10 months, 21 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
          10 months, 21 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
            10 months, 21 days ago

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

      7. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Anyone brave enough to captain Stones here?

      8. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

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

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 21 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
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Kdb cleanie locked in lol

      10. Londongeezaa
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 21 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
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 21 days ago

          Why?

      11. Isco Disco
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

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

      12. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 21 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
          10 months, 21 days ago

          You called it!

      13. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        KDB starts against Villa

        As we all know

      14. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

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

        Cmon Cancelo!!

      15. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

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

      16. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Wtf is going on.

      17. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Kdb gundogan off
        Cancelo Torres on

      18. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

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

      19. Hypnos
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

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

      20. Flair
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 21 days ago

        TC Stones the real winners here

      21. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

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

      22. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        The pythons are out with that Stones brace.

      23. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          10 months, 21 days ago

          if only dias could head.. Kdb assist ruined