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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Raz still nowhere near the BPS

  2. Labile
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Only on 66 points even with Stones! Anyone worse?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Many... Give it a break

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      64 here

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A ton of people, lmao

    4. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      50 with Stones 🙁

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

      47 net. Think I'm one of the worst on here. Oops!

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      21

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

      Are you asking does anyone have less than 66 points?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Anyone with stones with less than 66

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Me of course

    8. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      61 net

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

      41 here - no City (but 2 FTs and I'd have only gone for Cancelo anyway). Plenty will be in the 40s.

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Genuinely taught people were in the 100s by some of the posts haha not a brag at all! Good scores all round

    10. djman102
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      58(-8) with Stones. He basically brought me back to a green arrow for the time being.

    11. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      77 no Stones. Was coin flip him or Cancelo 3 weeks ago and thought Cancelo more likely attacking points lol

    12. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 9 days ago

        67 at the moment. 9 inc TC to go

        1. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 9 days ago

            No Stones or KDB

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

        A sense of what could have been with (K)DB, Stones & Dias.

        Feels like a fail.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Dias scoring instead of hitting the keeper would have been better for u

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

            Season ender.

        2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No fail there

      • JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        First and last time I ever get 8 baps from one match!

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Really can't see anyone else other than City winning the league. They've got their defence sorted.

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Did you think that when Liverpool beat Palace 7:0?

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        64 with no chips

        Love to see it

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

          Same! Gotta love it!

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Well done

        3. Labile
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Me too no chips 66 points 🙂

      • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        KDB set for 1 bonus?

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          yes

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          This is ridiculous, when one of my players scores a goal they sometimes don't get a BAP

        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yup. Highly owned in FPL towers.

      • Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Looks like a statement win but Palace nothing without their best player. Villa the real test.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Palace are in trouble. Been awful for weeks.

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

          Villa might only have half a team.

      • Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        How many BAPs for KDB?

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          1

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

          1

      • dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        74 and 12 to go including Salah C

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          66 and 15 to go, KDB (C)

      • Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        KDB back in the baps

      • meechamspowders
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lad in my work mini league had stones, KDB (tc) & gundogan.

        Anyway.......salah & wood > Maddison & kane good moves?

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It is Gundogan vs KDB in bps

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          They're both off

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I have both can they both get 1bap

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        5/5 CS from the backline with 5 left to go. More of this next time please.

        1. ZLNR
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nice I'm only on 4/6 (Pope+Cancelo) 6 to go.

        2. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Defenders have been carrying this gameweek so far no doubt

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

        65 work triple arsenal tomorrow, should go into Tuesday on 100!

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

        I have 2 City players and I'm already starting to panic that I don't have 3... upcoming fixtures are so, so good

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        As annoying as that Stones brace is I was so close to getting Cancelo in over Dias this week. Could've been much worse.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        KDB on 14 points with Villa (H) left to go, will take that

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yep he's very lucky to have that many points

          1. Chrisitis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Lucky?

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        72 with a wasted TC so far

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          LOL

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Well done.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            thanks

        3. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He’s returned and has a game left!!
          Be grateful.

        4. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          how is it wasted you simpleton

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Im not a simpleton and its because its very underwhelming only an extra 7 points lol

        5. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          You've got very lucky with his bap

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            True thought it was gone with Sterling goal

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        65 with 12 to go. Can’t complain too much about KDB missing points I suppose

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Who would have thought John Stones would turn my season around....

      • Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Salah + Vardy > KDB + Kane will be a popular move next gameweek

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

        Raz was on negative baps before the goal and people believe he should be in the baps because Guaita is trash and lets in a tame shot in his corner lol

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        46(-12) with Martinez(2), grealish (2),antonio,vardy,kdbC,bruno,salah,dias to go...

        1. doher.ty
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Minus 12 was ballsy - seems to be coming good for you.

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          At least 45% in the top 10k without either Stones OR Dias

          Wow. Rank killer match

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

            Very very true

        3. Tim Canterbury
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          42 points from DeBruyne(TC) & Stones from the FIRST game 😯 holy cow

        4. Ejaaz11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          102(-4) with 11 to go. 12 if Sam plays. =D

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

            Mega

        5. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          All relief

          1. dansmusen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            On for 200 🙂

            1. dansmusen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Sry was for the post above

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Very funny name 🙂

        6. doher.ty
            1 month, 9 days ago

            68 with 13 matches to play. Very happy with that. First, gameweek this year that feels like my team is firing.

          • Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Palace only turn up if they think they will get anything. Otherwise they are a full on relegation side.

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Poor professionalism.

            2. CBonci
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              This. They’re that team that is just good enough to stay up but only turn up for maybe half of the matches.