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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
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    KDB haul in match 2 then!

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

    Cancelo coming on 🙂

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Phew there you are, thought you quit

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I have no clue who you are

  3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Nothing less than a hat trick will do.

  4. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 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
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      "happily"

  5. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 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
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Remind me of Thuram v Croatia in 98

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

    Stones will take the penalty now.

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

      Imagine...

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

      That sounds possible indeed.

    3. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      and hopefully miss, as per City tradition

  7. BerkshireHafawayline
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stones broke livefpl

    • Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hello Brosstan?

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        whats that fool been saying now?

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 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.

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

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

      1. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        If the match goes ahead

        1. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          LOL right

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

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

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

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

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 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
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Still a differential

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

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

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        KDB 6p???

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

      73 points with 10 to go.

      Sorry if I sound arrogant, I am just absolutely buzzing

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

        Top marks!

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

          Cheers

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Me too! Buzzing!!!

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

        I'm on 20. Literally 20.

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

          Tough. Good luck with the remaining games buddy

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

        Inc baps?

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

          Yeah

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

          Oh 71 with baps

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

          75 if they give Kdb 1 bap

      6. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        65 with 11, so far so good

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

          Well done

      7. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        With FH or without? You feast !!!

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

          With WC.

          We feast!!! :lol;

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

          😆

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

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

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

        Beautiful

    • Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 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
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 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!

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Come on Cancelo join the party

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stones throwing stones on Non owners

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

        Really realy bad. Abysmal.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Sinking like a Stone...

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

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

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

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

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

        Find him

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stones saving my season!

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

      Cancelo needs an attacking return now

    • GROBARI
        2 months, 25 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
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Omg

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

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

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

          wow, sick

        4. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          What in th actual F

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

        Take a break Gundo and KDB. Job done.

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

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

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

          IMO no mate.

        2. Parsnips
            2 months, 25 days ago

            No not at all

        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

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

        4. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Did anyone captain Stones or Dias?

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

            Out of 7 million players?

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

              No, of people here.

        5. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 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!

        6. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Can that Zambian witch doctor do Stones next, please.