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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
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Dias got an assist for that? really?

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Was his shot so yes of course.

    2. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

    3. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

      If so, then yes, as it standard procedure

    4. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Letter of the law my friend

    5. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Why wouldn't he?

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

    6. Fergymac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

  2. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling G

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling G
    Torres A

  5. Parsnips
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Insane

  6. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Congrats Sterling punters

  7. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling

  8. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Does anyone own Sterling any more?

    1. Im New Here
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Only for this dgw

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      They can't be much competition if they do lol

  9. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling to steal KDB BAPS

    1. david31058
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      If he gets another

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

  11. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Nooooooooooooo FFS

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Yay Sterling goal

  13. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    If only I had captained Stones!

  14. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    KDB(C) fail 🙁

  15. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 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

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Better from 19 yards than 12.

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      lol

  17. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Finally Sterlo

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Ffs lucky Sterling owners outscore KDB

  19. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    sterling scores

  20. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Cry some more

    2. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Cry more

    4. Vision
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Singaporean Softshell crab!

    5. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

  21. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

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

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

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 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
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        You're going blind 😆

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I honestly was heavily tempted

  23. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Thank you Raheem. Foden assist the cherry on top

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Wasn't it Torres assist?

    2. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      It wasn't a Foden assist tho

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Torres assist.

      1. Uncle John from Jamaica
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Torres clealry

    4. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Torres I’m afraid

    5. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Man that sucks. Wasn’t paying attention!

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling to jump into form now?

  25. jammie26
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Stones and Dias owner here. Whats happening?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Points galore

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No idea but just love it and accept it

  26. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 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.

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    KDB captain fail. 🙁

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 12 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
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Salah and Bruno combined at that

    2. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 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...

  28. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

  29. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    YES
    SO HAPPY I COULD CRY

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      get another king

  30. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 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. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      And Kane 3bps, joke of a system

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Has he still got the bap??

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Yes. Probably 100% ownership in FPL towers.

    3. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 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
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Agree, clean sheets for defenders should matter too.