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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    All the top City picks returning.

    Points for everyone!

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cancelo...

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I get more than average with stones and Dias

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

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

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dallas

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

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

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Jam at its finest

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

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

    1. tinear
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Swell

  4. DropkickMurphys
      1 month, 14 days ago

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

      1. doher.ty
          1 month, 14 days ago

          lol

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

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

      3. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

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

      4. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

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

      5. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mitchell to Stones this gw one of my better transfers!

      6. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

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

      7. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        OMG STERRRLLINNNGGGGGG...

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

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Wow!

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Oh man, that's rough.

        3. doher.ty
            1 month, 14 days ago

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

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wasn’t an unreasonable shout

            100% nailed and almost guaranteed at least 6 points

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Had one City player ; best fixtures, best option

          • Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

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

          • Boxwoods
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

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

        4. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 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

        5. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Bye Bruno, welcome back Raz

        6. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Triple City more or less essential

        7. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          City are going to destroy the league.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            or get beat by Villa

          2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Imagine them having Haaland up top.

        8. pjomara
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 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. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

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

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            5/5 CS with 5 more to go, lovely

          3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Saw one in my ML tonight.

        9. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Anyone who had a Stones + Dias double up?

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            If only, went Cancelo Stones

          2. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Stones Dias KDB (c)

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Many

          4. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yep right here amigo!

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              PlusKDB (C)

          5. CRO KLOPP
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I have these two gentlements

          6. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah but TC on Mo so...

          7. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Plenty.

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

          8. The Frenchie
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Stones / Dias / KDB (c)

          9. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

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

          10. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Nah, went for Stones + Gundogan.

          11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            My rival did. I have Cancelo

          12. BerkshireHafawayline
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Magnus Carlsen

          13. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            John Stones he scores goals

          14. LE CHARO
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 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
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 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
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

          15. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            John hungry for it

          16. TAT
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            41 points, ten to go. Any worse?

            1. doher.ty
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

              • Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                21 after my hit. It's over.

                1. TAT
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

                  Feels like a season ruined kinda gameweek.

            2. sandman58
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

              1. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Called off?

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It’ll be on

              3. MGD
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Lol source?

                1. sandman58
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

            3. Gazwaz80
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Kevs kept his bap 🙂

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Beautiful

            4. djman102
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

            5. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              No chance KDB gets a BAP now

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                What changed?

            6. Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 14 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
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Torres won the freek kick so his assist

                2. Mile Plankton
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Torres.

              • Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Not now

              • RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

                1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  And Soucek on headers here too! Dream

              • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

              • umerlfc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                So much rubbing salt to the wounds

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I love it!