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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. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Didn't have funds to get Dias so got Stones instead. Lol

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Lol.

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Spread the team value 😉

    3. Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      This, but also didn't have funds for Foden, got Gundo. Can't believe it.

  2. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Did Taylor & Adams —> Stones & Antonio for a hit this week. Working out beautifully

    Salah TC not so much

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Did Taylor to Stones. 😀

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Stones owner rejoice!
    Who's with me \o/

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yo

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      \o/

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Juuuhuuuu

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      o/

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      o/

    6. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Brilliant signing along with Dias, need that CS still though

      • Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        \o/

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Hello

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        \o/

      • Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Everyone

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes

      • Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah

      • Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        \o/

    7. Parsnips
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Too much to ask for a cheeky cancelo goal or assist?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yes

        2. Werder Bremner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Unfortunately yes. Looks like a bit of a trap (attacking wise)

      • DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        86 at the moment with De Bruyne (x3).

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        76 points with 11 to play as it stands.... Please hold this cleanie City

      • Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 15 days ago

          On about 85 pts with 15 players to go

        • Jet5605
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Not often two defenders in the same team get both the goal and the assist. Lovely Jubley.

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Orgasmic.

          2. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            And I have both.

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          John "The King" Stones. Absolutely unreal.

        • CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Is Stones nailed?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Haha

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yes

          3. Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Seriously?

          4. HippY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Nailed to the cross. Jesus Christ himself.

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Kevin de Bap

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            They are completely fixed have been for years

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Can you prove it without membership?

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Come on. Someone has to be on a lower score than me? 20 btw after hits.

        • Railwayman
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Only Sterling to stay quiet and it's all good.

        • Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Points braggers shave their legs

        • Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          KDB owners who took hits to bring him in this DGW: did tonight’s performance make up some of those points or are you hoping for more v Villa?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            7 points is a perfectly reasonable start

            Taken off early so nailed on to start vs Villa. One more attacking return and it’s great

          2. Kellz86
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Right now no. Had to move Son/Mount when City had their extra match added to wk 19. So need a goal v Villa to balance it with something from ESR against NEW.

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          KDB on 1 BP!!!

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yet Gundogan scored....

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 15 days ago

              He's on 2

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Gundo on more points.

        • ralfb
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Bednarek 2 Stones -4 was worth it at least - usually not lucky with hits

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Wow well done

        • The Senate
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          need a hat trick for Cancelo, all assisted by KDB please

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            You mean vs Villa?

            1. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              hadn't even noticed KDB leave! I guess so...

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            v Villa?

        • fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Afraid of my team next when it's not FH week and I see Sterling in my team. Rip.

        • Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Please Sterling something. Im begging you

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Is he still on??

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  You might not think it but yes...

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I’m looking ...

              2. threeputt
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                your begs have been answered !

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              This is one of those days that will go down in FPL legend for that Stones brace.

              Like that Kane double-hatty. Like that Alexis Sanchez (TC) in the GW with Stoke.

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Sanchez TC away at West ham when he scored 4 I think 3 were in the last few minutes too!

              2. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                How about Aguero hat-trick vs Huddersfield. Or Aguero 4 goals vs Newcastle. Kane hat-trick vs WBA.

                So many legendary performances.

                1. threeputt
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  didnt that American guy do well in a dgw, forget his name

              3. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Or Antonio (c) for me last season when he scored FOUR!!

            3. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Genuinely still annoyed about Salah captaincy fail and an underwhelming bench boost but, as consolation prizes go, Stones is right up there!

              1. ajay_kl +42
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Same bench boosted with Johnstone, Neto, Antonio and Mee

                1. PascalCygan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  McCarthy Bamford Holding and Justin here. Justin points undermined by Zouma getting benched

            4. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I have some points with some players playing and some players still to go.

            5. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Stones and Kev cap! Might hit my first ever ton after all!

            6. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Stones scores a Brace

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            7. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 15 days ago

              100+ point GW coming in then.

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Let's push for 200

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Keeping expectations modest

            8. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              As it stands, those who held the TC chip (unless on Stones) are the winners so far

              1. Sif
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                As it stands moving into top 100k without playing a chip. Very happy

              2. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Not so fast

                KDB on 7 after one game is perfectly reasonable start

                1. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  True, at least I captained Kev

            9. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I'm sure someone in an alternate universe has Cancelo Sterling Jesus

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Why alternative?

              2. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                My Cup Opponent has Foden(TC), KDB and Cancelo!

            10. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              KDB mega haul v Villa needed.

              It’s gotta come at some point

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                He could certainly score one if they get a pen but he has hauled in a long long time

                1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Stones on pens, remember? To get his hattrick and things.

            11. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Cancelo goal would round it off nicely