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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. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Why didn't I cap Stones?

    Season over...

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

      Because it would be totally illogical.

    2. Yes Don
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Did on my wife’s team

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

        Wahay!

        1. Yes Don
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          92 with 11 to play

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

    KDB (C) fail a huge fly in the ointment amid Stones haul

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

      He's done better than Salah and Bruno combined as it stands so not really

      1. doher.ty
          3 months, 3 days ago

          This - As long as he beats or stays with the other 'big options' I'm happy.

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not really. 7 points compared to Salah and Bruno 3 pointers. And has another good fixture to go.

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

      Please take away that 1 bonus from the KdB casuals, Gundo!

      1. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        They are both out, so impossible to happen.

        1. Railwayman
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          *only if Palace scores, Gundogan would get the 3 winning goal baps.

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

          Impossible for KDB to be ahead of Gundo in the baps with only am assist, ridiculous

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            big chances created?

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wow, thought I was going ok and everyone on here seems to be on 80+ points already! This is going to be a high scoring GW

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        You either have stones or you dont

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Mine are brass

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

        This! I havent played any chips mind but I'm only on 60 with 10 to play, Salah captain hasn't helped I guess

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

        Bench boosts and TCs.
        On about 73 with no chips played

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Same! Dream world!

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

          That's a good score mate! I thought I was having a good week but maybe not

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Only have 8 double players though

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Nice one. Just 47 here after hits. Could be worse. Picked the wrong City defenders.

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

        On 21 points total from 8 players. Stones has just about beaten the lot. I know it's only half way through the gameweek and all, but honestly feels like season over at this point.

    4. RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Do we think Stones will get all 3BPs?

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

        😀

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        lol

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

        Definitely.

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

        Does the Queen like corgis?

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Does the tin man have a sheet metal kock?

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

      KDB guaranteed to start v Villa

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

        100%

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

        Looks it

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Villa are too good for them to try and rest kdb

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

      Being a cheapskate for Cancelo paid off then. Exceptionally lucky

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I regretted him the moment I went for it. Classic FFS trap. Nothing beats being nailed on.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          By trap I mean attacking numbers being favoured over basic principles

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

            Nah, Cancelo will be back next week (got Stones on FH) and I think he'll come good for sure. Has come close to scoring a few times and assists.

            That being said, nailedness is a big boost.

    7. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      In b4 highest score this week has TC Stones

    8. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Any Sterling owners here?

      Premium picks dying?

      Salah, Mané, Sterling, Auba etc.

    9. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      KdB definitely over Gundo in Baps?

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

        For now yes

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yes because both have gone off.

      3. doher.ty
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Looks that way

        • Railwayman
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Only if Palace score a goal, Gundo would takeover KDB.

      4. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Will Mitchell rise tonight? Or 100.5 on FPLstats

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Shame he didn't rise earlier. Got 1.0 ITB so can do Mitchell to Stones if he rises. But Stones is rising as well so can't do it anymore

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

        Need Vardy, Salah and Bruno to blank again

        1. doher.ty
            3 months, 3 days ago

            It unlikely for Salah and Bruno tbh - Their easier fixture is coming up. Fully expect both to get something out of Burnley and Fulham.

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

          Let’s be real

          Anyone who owns Stones does so because they couldn’t afford Dias/ Cancelo. They didn’t want to have him.

          It’s true that it’s better to be lucky than good.

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

            So

          2. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            What is you have Stone plus Cancelo or Dias?

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              It means you couldn’t afford both of them

          3. Jurgen Flopp
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Have Cancelo and could have afforded Dias but went for Stones.

            So that's that theory in the pan.

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Same here.

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

            Stones is a better pick than Dias.

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

            Let’s be real
            I own Dias and Robbo and moved Taylor to Stones this week for -4 bench boost

          6. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Nope. I can afford Cancelo. But I want my defenders to be nailed and keep CS. Cancelo is not nailed as he is competing with Walker, Zinchenko and Mendy.

            Stones is nailed because Laporte, Ake are injured and Garcia is isolating.

          7. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Or chose to have Dias-Stones double for security of starts (with Laporte and Garcia both out).

          8. Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            He was my first City defender and I had the money at the time for Dias. Later I bought Cancelo. didn't buy all the "Stones not nailed story" and now he delivers for his owners...

          9. Kane and Ablett
              3 months, 3 days ago

              For many but not all, I’m sure I’m not alone in already having Dias but doubling up - Stones is more nailed than Cancelo the past month or so, plus Walker is back

            • ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I could have bought either

              I went for Stones because his price was about to rise and I knew I would want both eventually

            • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Owner of Stones Cancelo and KDB

            • doher.ty
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Wrong. I've very rarely thought of getting Cancelo. Owned Dias and felt Stone was better value + seemed a sure starter. The two goals were unexpected but has been a nice pick for most of the season tbf.

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                I picked Stones because I didn’t see a huge upside with Dias. Cancelo was always getting rotated so never an option.

              • Al Moon Yeah
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                The wise managers went for both

              • Werner Brothers
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Nope.
                I took hit to get stones for dallas, still got 2.3m itb. Had Cancelo but never thought about dias for the double up.

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

              Who else brought in Cancelo over Stones then 🙁

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

                Never in my wildest dreams imagined a Stones brace
                So yes, brought in Cancelo over Stones

            • Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Cancelo has been crap since coming on

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

              Wow,just wow

            • Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Imagine Stones got another CS next game, a goal and max baps. Highest score ever registered by a player in the history of FPL?

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                What did Laporte get last season or previous? Something similar on dgw

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

                I remember Kane's 33 when he put 4 past Leicester

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Stones on 21 now, 13 points to beat Kane then, needs a cs and attacking return. Obviously this is two games so not really a fair comparison, but if he gets that then probably is the highest score a player ever got in one GW.
                  I'd guess, really dont know

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

                    Kane had it in a DGW as well, ome of those games was against Leicester, I stil don't know if that's the highest
                    In a SGW, I know Salah got 28 or 29

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

                    So I did some research and could find this

                    For DGW:

                    Rooney - 32 Points
                    Kane - 31 Points
                    Yaya - 31 points

                    For SGW:

                    Salah - 29 Points
                    Lampard - 28 Points
                    Walcott - 26 points

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

                But if you're talking about from a defender, then this must be it

              4. Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  All he needs is cs and 3 Baps I think

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

                Quit stealing Gundo BPS Dias you fraud

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Let my Dias feast! Haha

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

                    That gorgeous goal deserves it! Lmao

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

                That -4 to do Dallas > Stones this week really paying dividends.

                Thank god the Leeds game got postponed

              7. Kane and Ablett
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  This week was feeling a disaster but Captain Dias and super Stones could be bringing in 40+ points.....cue Mitchell rip snorter consolation and lamenting why I captained Dias over four years without a goal Stones....

                  1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Stones scored a couple of weeks ago in the cup.

                • DonBenzema
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Would you guys pull the trigger on this one before price changes tonight?

                    Zouma -> Stones

                    Already own Mendy and Dias

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Stones is no longer a differential, so you may as well

                  • Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Think we can just end this now, ref.

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Imagine tripling up with Cancelo, Foden and Sterling for this gw?

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

                      Nearly did! Went with Cancelo and KDB instead. Not that those moved has helped in the OR at all.

                  • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    If only you’d done that midweek, Gundo! Ffs

                  • Hryszko
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Managed to get myself into the top 100k with those Stones/Dias & KDB points, what a way to finish the weekend!

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Well played

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

                    Do we think KDB now definitely starts VS villa?

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Of course

                    2. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      He starts every match they need something...

                      He is their main man. Match maker.

                    3. LE CHARO
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Obviously

                    4. Jindaljain
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      He blanks there

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

                      Yes

                    6. JIMMY764
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      He was always starting both of these games and come off early if comfortable.

                  • AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Some Foden points to wrap up a great weekend of football and 12 appearances to come?

                  • Mweene
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Up to 6k.

                    Thanks John!

                    1. Sherif halawa
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Nice mweene, if you are the one from tdpl

                      1. Mweene
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Haha yes!

                      2. Sherif halawa
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Tfpl I mean from chatngo old days

                  • Milkman Bruno
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      City of old are back

                      1. UNDERWORLD7
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Not quite there yet, but overjoyed today

                      2. Parsnips
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Love it

                        • Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Palace are trash though

                      3. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Stones owners gunna clear a ton this DGW easy

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

                          I hope so, 74 from 9 at the mo with 11 to play

                        2. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          On 68 points with 12 players to play again

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            Plus bonus points

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

                          Yeah, have 76-4 with 13 to play!

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            Nice

                          2. RamaJama
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            Same with 12 to play

                            1. AC/DC AFC
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 3 days ago

                              Well played...

                              I've had a torrid season so got to celebrate the good days.

                              One hit into this team and BB.

                              4.0

                        4. Jindaljain
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Not possible without Grealish or Salah haul