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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. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    My -12 to get KDB, Stones and Antonio not looking too shabby.

    1. HD7
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Same. I regret not doing it Mccarthy to Martinez -12.

  2. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    I'll forever love you John

  3. Drogo
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Kane + Son + KDB + Stones + Gundogan owner here! No, wait.. that was last gameweek on FH......

  4. DALEDOBACK
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Kdb 1 bap?

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    That was a 5 point assist for dias if they keep the cleanie

    Hopefully torres scores a brace now to wipe the kdb dias baps

  6. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    How bad was Vardy’s injury?

  7. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones triple rise incoming.....

  8. TAT
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    That's season over for sure then. No way of getting close to my mini league rivals now. And to think it was Stones that did it.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Halfway point not yet reached

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        I know, but I'm too far away still. Teams to close as well, only that their players provide points, and mine don't.

  9. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones has brought Ragabolly's Python out.

  10. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones scoring points like a 12.5M midfielder lol

  11. Milkman Bruno
    9 months, 13 days ago

    I have double city defence with Cancelo and Dias and my rival has Stones only 😆 have to laugh

    1. CasaBanter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Got Stones in this week, only because I couldn’t afford Cancelo... Stones has to take the penalty if it comes...!!!

  12. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Haha BAPS are so fixed, KDB out bapping Gundogan

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dammit needed more from KDB(c) there

  14. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    I was really close to do Balbuena to Stones for -8 and bench Dallas, but...

    Well, im happy with Dias points.

  15. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Unbelieveable!!!!!
    Best thing I ever did on Wildcard.
    Thanks John Stones!!

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Must be more Stones owners than I thought - Pythons are out

  17. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    So if it stays like this Stones on for 21 points, Dias 11, Cancelo 1? That's brutal

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Best part is, Villa (H) next

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones top 10k EO: 31%
    Stones Fantasyfootballscout commenter EO: 95%?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      This

  20. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    I try not to begrudge other people points but it is absolutely hilarious to see Stones scoring twice while we all cling to Cancelo’s attacking numbers.

    If anyone ever says luck isn’t a huge factor in this game, I present this performance.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      It’s a game of 100% luck

      1. threeputt
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        it's a game of making the right choices to give yourself as much chance of getting as lucky as possible as much as possible

  21. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    On 76-4 atm with 11 to go

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      13 to go, forgot Grealish( if he plays of course)

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Think Matt Targett sold Grealish and himself on his FPL team before this GW 😉 !

  22. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Tierney to Stones might just be the best hit I've ever taken. Absolutely sensational!!

    1. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Adams and Dallas to Stones and Antonio for a hit here

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Where are the Stones non-owners hiding?

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Here

    2. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Under another stone.

  24. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Projected rank -
    3725

    man that feels good 😀

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Well done Bergy!

    2. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      about to go from 30k to 6k myself

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        wow thats a jump! i've been around the 5k - 10k mark last could of weeks, been tough breaking into the top 5k

  25. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Does anyone know if someone has captained Stones? Well played if they have.

  26. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    88 points with 14 to go!

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      My word?! Insane score

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        I went all in

        Wildcard in 17 to set up for dgw, free hit in 18 for the blanks, Leeds cancellation was annoying but team still maxed out for dgw as it can get

  27. FPLShaqiri
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    How's Cancelo's xGi?

  28. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Bought stones this week as part of a -12, best piece of business I've done in my 10 seasons of playing. Buzzing!

  29. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    64 with 12 left and didn’t use any chips. Should I be satisfied?

  30. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Didn’t realise Stones’ ownership was up past 10% - and quite a few ML rivals have him too.

    Still, I’ll just enjoy the ridiculous haul