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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. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Dias got an assist for that? really?

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Was his shot so yes of course.

    2. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Shot saved and rebound scored is and has always been an assist

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        For what? The sot that the keeper rebounded into Stones?

        If so, then yes, as it standard procedure

      • doher.ty
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Letter of the law my friend

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Why wouldn't he?

          Pretty standard for a rebounded shot that is put in to be given as an assist.

        • Fergymac
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This exact thing happened with Chilwell yesterday and he didn’t get an assist

      • Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yessssssssss!!!!!!!! TC!!!!!!!

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sterling G

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sterling G
          Torres A

        • Parsnips
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Insane

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Congrats Sterling punters

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Sterling

          • TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Does anyone own Sterling any more?

            1. Im New Here
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Only for this dgw

              • Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                They can't be much competition if they do lol

            2. MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Sterling WOW... can’t score a penalty then does that!

            3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Sterling to steal KDB BAPS

              1. david31058
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                If he gets another

              2. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                He is way off on 25
                Fernandinho next on 26
                Gundogan 32

            4. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Nooooooooooooo FFS

            5. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yay Sterling goal

            6. Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              If only I had captained Stones!

            7. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              KDB(C) fail 🙁

            8. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              If only I hadn’t taken all those stupid hits before BB this could’ve been an absolutely monumental OR rise!

              Went no KDB - Stones and Dias instead! Absolutely delighted!

              But on a -12 bit of a dampener lol

            9. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Better from 19 yards than 12.

              1. doher.ty
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  lol

              2. Lucky Z
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Finally Sterlo

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

                Ffs lucky Sterling owners outscore KDB

              4. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                sterling scores

              5. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yuk... Trasheem goal to reward the casualest of casuals

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Cry some more

                2. MGD
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Haha it’s anti-casual to go Sterling now tbf

                3. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Cry more

                4. Vision
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Singaporean Softshell crab!

                  • Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Those casuals who got minus points last GW. This place on game days is a cesspool.

                5. Railwayman
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  The end of days must be close when this idiot scores a FK, what a joke Guaita is...

                6. Karhumies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I was planning to C Dias but chickened out and chose Salah instead. Wish I had went with my gut feeling. Although Stones is the king this GW. Happy to have them both.

                  1. Cruyff Turn
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Hindsight bias, that would have been the wrong decision. I left the vc on Dias.

                  2. DandyDon
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Did FPL towers give Torres assist, unless I am going blind it was Foden got fouled for freekick no!? Maybe I wasn’t paying attention enough.

                    1. Gnu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      You're going blind 😆

                  3. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I honestly was heavily tempted

                7. DandyDon
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Thank you Raheem. Foden assist the cherry on top

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Wasn't it Torres assist?

                  2. doher.ty
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      It wasn't a Foden assist tho

                    • Gnu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Torres assist.

                      1. Uncle John from Jamaica
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Torres clealry

                    • Danno - Emre Canada
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Torres I’m afraid

                    • DandyDon
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Man that sucks. Wasn’t paying attention!

                  3. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Sterling to jump into form now?

                  4. jammie26
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Stones and Dias owner here. Whats happening?

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Points galore

                      2. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        No idea but just love it and accept it

                    • Pad Randa (The OG)
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Max BAPs if no CP goal for me from this one. Stones for a -4 paid off bigly. 74 before BAPs with 14 yet to play kind of makes up for the bench boost fail.

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

                      KDB captain fail. 🙁

                      1. doher.ty
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Better than Salah and Bruno so far so can't complain on my end.

                          1. Nomar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            This.

                            At least there’s Burnley to “look forward to” in the hope Salah remembers what scoring a goal looks like.

                          2. TimoTime
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Salah and Bruno combined at that

                        • Reeker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          6-7 points is a good base for him to haul at Villa

                        • Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Better than all the other logical captains ... so no.

                        • Sun Jihai
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          How's it a captain fail when he is already ahead of the two other popular captain choices (Salah and Bruno) and we are only half way through the GW? This site...

                      2. UNDERWORLD7
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Just had to score didn’t you Sterling, ya little rat

                      3. Nice to Finally Michu
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        YES
                        SO HAPPY I COULD CRY

                        1. Nice to Finally Michu
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          get another king

                      4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Amazing how KdB can walk away with a bonus point in a 4-0 game where he contributed with only an assist. Broken bonus system.

                        1. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          And Kane 3bps, joke of a system

                        2. Pépé Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Has he still got the bap??

                          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Yes. Probably 100% ownership in FPL towers.

                        3. Cilly Bonnolly
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Almost like there’s more to it than goals and assists. A system which rewarded just those would be broken.

                          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Agree, clean sheets for defenders should matter too.