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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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  1. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    All the top City picks returning.

    Points for everyone!

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

      Cancelo...

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      I get more than average with stones and Dias

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

      KDB non-cap and Cancelo owner. 7 point megahaul.

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Dallas

  2. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Some people punted on TC Sterling lol he's been so so bad and they still get rewarded

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

      He’s also played 90 ... so will he start game 2?

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Jam at its finest

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

    Robbo Davis Mitchell to Cancelo Antonio Stones (-8) paying off so far then

    1. tinear
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Swell

  4. DropkickMurphys
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Stones bent over in the wall during Sterling’s free kick, no assist?!!

      1. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 10 days ago

        lol

    • The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Whoopie!
      I have Ederson,Stones,Cancelo,Sterling and Gundogan in draft team.

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

      Long term starting with next GW I think I might go with Sterling over KDB.

    • fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Useless Raz. Where was that last week. Now that better be the outcome next week.

    • Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Mitchell to Stones this gw one of my better transfers!

    • Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      KDB over Sterling massive fail. I deserve this for being a sheep

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      OMG STERRRLLINNNGGGGGG...

      KDB (C) + STONES + STERLING!!!!!
      YESSSSSSSS

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Wow!

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Oh man, that's rough.

      3. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 10 days ago

        It's kinda fair though. His only City asset who have the two best fixtures imo.

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

        Wasn’t an unreasonable shout

        100% nailed and almost guaranteed at least 6 points

      5. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Had one City player ; best fixtures, best option

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

        I don’t think that’s jammy either. Well done that man

      7. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Not a wholly unreasonable pick, given his team, tbf.
        Would’ve never done it myself, mind.

    • ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      what an annoying goal.

      Ripped up my FH team to get sterling in and he blasts a pen over and now he starts and scores a freekick

      I guess shaving off those shitlocks made all the difference

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Bye Bruno, welcome back Raz

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Triple City more or less essential

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

      City are going to destroy the league.

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

        or get beat by Villa

      2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Imagine them having Haaland up top.

    • pjomara
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Is there anyone in the entire FPL world who didn't get a full complement of Clean sheets from their defenders and goalies this weekend?

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

        Yeah, Dallas Cancelo Pieters Areola here. Coufal and Stones have delivered, Martinez to come

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

        5/5 CS with 5 more to go, lovely

      3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Saw one in my ML tonight.

    • umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone who had a Stones + Dias double up?

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

        If only, went Cancelo Stones

      2. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Stones Dias KDB (c)

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

        Many

      4. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Yep right here amigo!

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          PlusKDB (C)

      5. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        I have these two gentlements

      6. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah but TC on Mo so...

      7. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Plenty.

        Got Stones, Dias & KDB.
        Salah is my captain though.

      8. The Frenchie
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Stones / Dias / KDB (c)

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

        Yep Stones, Dias and (K)DB - City's most nailed trio so it makes sense 😉

      10. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Nah, went for Stones + Gundogan.

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

        My rival did. I have Cancelo

      12. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Magnus Carlsen

    • Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      John Stones he scores goals

    • LE CHARO
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Always easier to say in hindsight, I know, but Stones and Dias were such great captain options. Both nailed in a team that doesn't concede at the moment with two nice home games. At least one cleanie was certain, and 2 very likely. Even without any attacking returns they would have returned decent points that our big hitters would not have easily matched.

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

        I always tell myself I'll captain a defender in a DGW, then I never actually do.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          This.

          A guy who hasn't scored in the league for 6 years I think?

      2. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        City CBs especially. Laporte did it, now Stones. DGW magic!

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      John hungry for it

    • TAT
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      41 points, ten to go. Any worse?

      1. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 10 days ago

        It's true - he's out here pointing for the cross! Wants that hattie.

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

        21 after my hit. It's over.

        1. TAT
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          What a week to have a bad score, right? 🙁

          Feels like a season ruined kinda gameweek.

    • sandman58
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Relax everyone
      There's still no guarantee the City v Villa game on Wednesday is on

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Called off?

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        It’ll be on

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

        Lol source?

        1. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          The commentator on sky mentioned it at the end of the game

    • Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Kevs kept his bap 🙂

      1. Party time
          9 months, 10 days ago

          Beautiful

      2. djman102
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Lots of FH players from last week scoring now. Could bode well for owners of Arsenal assets tomorrow.

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

          Nothing bodes well for Arsenal assets. Arteta will see to it.

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

        No chance KDB gets a BAP now

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

          What changed?

      4. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Why are people saying Foden and Torres assist? Who is it?? I’m not watching

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          Torres won the freek kick so his assist

        2. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          Torres.

      5. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Cancelo to Dias to avoid the pep roulette? Dias is set and forget. Truly the new Kompany.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          Not now

      6. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Looking forward to have Antonio and Coufal against Crystal Palace next week

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

          And Soucek on headers here too! Dream

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

        With Gundo returning the week after my FH, I bet Lacazette and Tierney go big a week too late 🙁

      8. umerlfc
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        So much rubbing salt to the wounds

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          I love it!