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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
    5 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Lol.

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Spread the team value 😉

    3. Says
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 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
    5 months, 3 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
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Did Taylor to Stones. 😀

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yo

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      \o/

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Juuuhuuuu

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      o/

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      o/

    6. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Brilliant signing along with Dias, need that CS still though

    7. PP6
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      \o/

    8. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Hello

    9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      \o/

    10. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Everyone

    11. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

    12. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah

    13. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      \o/

  4. Parsnips
      5 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yes

      2. Werder Bremner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

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

    • DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      86 at the moment with De Bruyne (x3).

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

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

    • Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      On about 85 pts with 15 players to go

    • Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 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
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Orgasmic.

      2. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        And I have both.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 3 days ago

      John "The King" Stones. Absolutely unreal.

    • CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Is Stones nailed?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Haha

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yes

      3. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Seriously?

      4. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Nailed to the cross. Jesus Christ himself.

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Kevin de Bap

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        They are completely fixed have been for years

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Can you prove it without membership?

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

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

    • Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

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

    • Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Points braggers shave their legs

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 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
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 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
        5 months, 3 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
      5 months, 3 days ago

      KDB on 1 BP!!!

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yet Gundogan scored....

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 3 days ago

          He's on 2

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Gundo on more points.

    • ralfb
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Wow well done

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        You mean vs Villa?

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

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

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        v Villa?

    • fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

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

    • Milkman Bruno
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Please Sterling something. Im begging you

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Is he still on??

          1. Milkman Bruno
              5 months, 3 days ago

              You might not think it but yes...

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 3 days ago

                I’m looking ...

          2. threeputt
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            your begs have been answered !

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 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
            5 months, 3 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
            5 months, 3 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
              5 months, 3 days ago

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

          3. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

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

        3. PascalCygan
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 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
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Same bench boosted with Johnstone, Neto, Antonio and Mee

            1. PascalCygan
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

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

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 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
          5 months, 3 days ago

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

        6. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Stones scores a Brace

          livefpl: Something went wrong 🙁

        7. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 3 days ago

          100+ point GW coming in then.

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Let's push for 200

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Keeping expectations modest

        8. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 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
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

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

          2. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Not so fast

            KDB on 7 after one game is perfectly reasonable start

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 3 days ago

              True, at least I captained Kev

        9. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

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

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Why alternative?

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

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

        10. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          KDB mega haul v Villa needed.

          It’s gotta come at some point

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 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
              5 months, 3 days ago

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

        11. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Cancelo goal would round it off nicely