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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. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What position is Cancelo playing in?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Right half forward!

  2. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I chose Cancelo over Dias
    Gutted

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

      Same, bit sore that...

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

      Me too 🙁

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

      I have had Cancelo for a few weeks, I wouldn't have chose him over Dias, Dias far more nailed. But do not worry, next game he should start and he is due a big one.

      1. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks for the reassurance
        Hope ur right lol

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

    Will Mitchell rise tonight? Or 100.5 on FPLstats.

    1. doher.ty
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Evern If he rises he's still the cheapest starter in the game.

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Great for KDB to be able to get a bit of an ole rest

      1. doher.ty
          1 month, 15 days ago

          True, the ice pack on the shin was a bit worrying but seems fine.

      2. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Owned Cancelo and added Dias over stones this week even though it has definitely made my defence overweight in £££ but sure I'm happy with my hit for him already being balance before he gets CS pts

      3. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Chances of foden starting the next match?

      4. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Currently on a decent green arrow that doesn’t feel like a decent green arrow.

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Same. Serious stones envy

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

        Glad I didn't save my FH for 29, that's for sure.

      6. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I decided not to play my Bench Boost this week and instead opted for KDB (T/C) instead. Well, I thought I had. Turns out I only double captained him so while not too happy about it earlier I still have both those chips going forward.

      7. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Nowhere to hide for Cancelo owners. Show yourselves

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          ? He's still a good pick.

        2. doher.ty
            1 month, 15 days ago

            'He's due a big haul'

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

            Right here. Sad that I could’ve gone for Dias but happy Cancelo should get next game, and is so attacking

          • Parsnips
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yup. But I have stones too

            • TAT
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Here. The decision to go with him over Stones has effectively ruined the little hope I had of keeping up in mini leagues.

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Stones, Cancelo and KDB here.

          • Il Capitano
              1 month, 15 days ago

              OMG just checking after turning phone off to watch Inter-Juve in peace, safe to say Dallas > Stones paid off hahaha

            • mgilbert86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Stones is a legend

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

                Depends who you're asking

            • Chucky
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Zouma over stones.. see you guys next season...

              1. doher.ty
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  uh oh

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Half way in.

                  Good players dig in.

              2. Greek Shamrocks
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                No KDB....Gundogan YES!!!

              3. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                No more conceding 93rd min consolation goals please City

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

                  This

              4. Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Surely I've got to clear 100 points this week?

                80 with 12 left to play, dreams may come true!

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

                  12 red cards incoming mate!

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

                  Surely. 65 with 12 left here and I’m hoping. Just need KDB captain better

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

                Sterling has been gash again

                1. doher.ty
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Just looks so off form - seems to be drifting away from play as well.

                    1. doher.ty
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Then he goes and does that lol happy for him

                    2. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      When is he not?

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

                      you were saying?

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        A goal doesn't suddenly mean someone has played well

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

                        Hes been utter gash

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

                      Whoops

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

                    KDB TCappers very lucky to be getting 3 extra points for no reason

                    1. doher.ty
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I guess

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

                      Still time to complete the hat-trick Stones.

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        This!!

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

                        This!

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

                      KDB unlucky not to have more than 1A?

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

                      My league rival captained Stones...

                      1. Alisson WondHaaland
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Link or fake

                    5. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Stones hattie?

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

                      Come on penalty for City and give it to Stones!

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

                      FK on edge of box. Should give it to Stones.

                    8. Scots Gooner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      One more Stones

                    9. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      65 with 13 to go. I could still reach my 150 points target for this GW

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

                      Sterling g Foden a

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

                      Gundo and KDB rested for their hatties against Villa

                    12. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Cracker raz!!!

                    13. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Sterling goal Torres assist