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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
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Lol.

    2. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Spread the team value 😉

    3. Says
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

  2. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Did Taylor to Stones. 😀

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yo

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      \o/

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Juuuhuuuu

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      o/

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      o/

    6. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Brilliant signing along with Dias, need that CS still though

    7. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      \o/

    8. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Hello

    9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      \o/

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

      Everyone

    11. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    12. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah

    13. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      \o/

  4. Parsnips
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    2. Werder Bremner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

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

    86 at the moment with De Bruyne (x3).

  6. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  7. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    On about 85 pts with 15 players to go

  8. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 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
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Orgasmic.

    2. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      And I have both.

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    John "The King" Stones. Absolutely unreal.

  10. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Is Stones nailed?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Haha

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    3. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Seriously?

    4. HippY
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Nailed to the cross. Jesus Christ himself.

  11. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Kevin de Bap

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      They are completely fixed have been for years

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Can you prove it without membership?

  12. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  13. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  14. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Points braggers shave their legs

  15. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 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.

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KDB on 1 BP!!!

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yet Gundogan scored....

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 10 days ago

        He's on 2

      2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Gundo on more points.

  17. ralfb
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Wow well done

  18. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      You mean vs Villa?

      1. The Senate
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      v Villa?

  19. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  20. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Please Sterling something. Im begging you

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Is he still on??

      1. Milkman Bruno
        8 months, 10 days ago

        You might not think it but yes...

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          I’m looking ...

    2. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      your begs have been answered !

  21. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 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
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 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
        8 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

  22. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Same bench boosted with Johnstone, Neto, Antonio and Mee

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

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

  23. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  24. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  25. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Stones scores a Brace

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  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    100+ point GW coming in then.

    1. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Let's push for 200

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Keeping expectations modest

  27. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Not so fast

      KDB on 7 after one game is perfectly reasonable start

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        True, at least I captained Kev

  28. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Why alternative?

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KDB mega haul v Villa needed.

    It’s gotta come at some point

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

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

  30. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo goal would round it off nicely