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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. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    KDB haul in match 2 then!

  2. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Cancelo coming on 🙂

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Phew there you are, thought you quit

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        I have no clue who you are

  3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Nothing less than a hat trick will do.

  4. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Don’t own stones but fair play to him, he’s been awesome this season.. I’ll happily take the Dias 11 pointer

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      "happily"

  5. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Hasn't scored a goal all season and suddenly pops up with 2. I hate all you Stones owners! So jealous

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Remind me of Thuram v Croatia in 98

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Don't bring those memories mate please,I have Dias and Stones so Great stuff

  6. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Stones will take the penalty now.

    1. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Imagine...

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      That sounds possible indeed.

    3. The Big Fella
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      and hopefully miss, as per City tradition

  7. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Stones broke livefpl

  8. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Hello Brosstan?

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      whats that fool been saying now?

  9. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    3 baps wrapped up for Stonesy? I think so! This performance is reminiscent of that Laporte double that he got during that DGW not too long ago.

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Don't mind that as a KDB TC, pretty confident of a start against Villa now

    1. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      If the match goes ahead

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        LOL right

  11. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    6 points as KDB non-cap is perfect. Bring on 4 Salah goals against Burnley.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Keep dreaming, Salah YC and that’s all he’ll get

  12. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    And just like that, Stones no longer differential, pleased to have him though for this mega haul with Dias and KDB

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Still a differential

  13. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    KDB (c) Stones and Dias. Fantastic. Absolute season ended if you dont own 1 of these 3

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      KDB 6p???

  14. Party time
    8 months, 12 days ago

    73 points with 10 to go.

    Sorry if I sound arrogant, I am just absolutely buzzing

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Top marks!

      1. Party time
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Me too! Buzzing!!!

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I'm on 20. Literally 20.

      1. Party time
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Tough. Good luck with the remaining games buddy

    4. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Inc baps?

      1. Party time
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah

    5. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      68 with 12 left. Feeling a lot better about the game week after this match!

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Oh 71 with baps

      2. Party time
        8 months, 12 days ago

        75 if they give Kdb 1 bap

    6. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      65 with 11, so far so good

      1. Party time
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Well done

    7. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      With FH or without? You feast !!!

      1. Party time
        8 months, 12 days ago

        With WC.

        We feast!!! :lol;

      2. Party time
        8 months, 12 days ago

        😆

  15. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Currently on for 61 with 11 to play and about 300ml bloodloss

    1. Party time
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Beautiful

  16. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Hit the TC on KDB. I’ll take the assist could of been worse hopefully him coming off means he plays the next one too?

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I’ll happily take any returns on a TC. Was always going to start both these games and come off if comfortable. Hopefully that little bit fresher for midweek against a Covid out of sorts Villa!

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Come on Cancelo join the party

  18. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Stones throwing stones on Non owners

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Really realy bad. Abysmal.

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Sinking like a Stone...

  19. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Bad week to have a bad week as they say. Give my back the blank week when I had 8 players.

  20. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Someone somewhere must've TC'd Stones you lucky sod

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Find him

  21. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Stones saving my season!

  22. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Cancelo needs an attacking return now

  23. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    I know i should go for Stones before Dias. Congrats for Stones owners,you can celebrate

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Omg

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Wow, hats off to him. Brave and well done.

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      wow, sick

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      What in th actual F

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Take a break Gundo and KDB. Job done.

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Pleased to have Stones but was I stupid getting Cancelo over Dias?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      IMO no mate.

    2. Parsnips
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No not at all

  26. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Did KdB get baps for being subbed? Went from 30 to 33.

  27. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Did anyone captain Stones or Dias?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Out of 7 million players?

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        No, of people here.

  28. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    BB but not the over think from weeks ago with the Leeds Southampton match distraction was always the way to go.

    Until there is a haul on Tuesday or Wednesday!

  29. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Can that Zambian witch doctor do Stones next, please.