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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. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Mitchell need to do lots of hardwork to keep 0-0

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    The commentator just mistook Zinchenko for KDB 🙂

    1. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Easy mistake to make 🙂

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      To be fair, his nickname from team mates at City is Kev 🙂

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Chance Cancelo to be subbed-in zero-ish right? Unless any injuries?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Correct

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Depends on score.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Leading or chasing?

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Walker first start since he tested positive, mightn’t see the game out.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        For COVID that is. Not sure what else does be spreading at his parties.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ahh there is hope

      3. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        He played the full 90 in the FA Cup

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looking at that bench, he's one of 3/4 if he is going to make a sub, that I'd expect him to make.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Minute hope 🙁

    5. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Oui

    6. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Could see him coming on if it stays 0-0 until second half. But unlikely

  4. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Pep is like the boy who cried wolf. He actually tipped us off about Cancelo but nobody took any notice because he’s such a bullshitter

    1. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He said that about Sterling in previous game, then put him on bench, saying that, he should have stayed there after stealing those points off Kev with that shocking pen 😉

  5. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    KDB fail

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bore off

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        🙂

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Premature much?

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    TC KDB looking very poor so far

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bore off

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Oh jesus here we go lol

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      10 minutes too late

    4. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who had 14th minute?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Lmao

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Short firmly on & about to burn down the house instead?

    6. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      This people don't know there is 90min game & extra time

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        These*

  7. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I just need Sterling to score more than 1 point to do better than the last two seasons when I’ve used the chip.

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Sane and Mane?

        1. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Kane and Manè

            1. djman102
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Sane must have been the year before for me then. Hoping to break the streak later this season.

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  I have it on Sterling this week. Not sure why, I was worried about owning him after his penalty miss let along triple captaining. At over 2m in rank, I’ve not much to play for this season, it’s been a bad one.

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Townsend over Benteke and Batshuayi as a striker is... Weird

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            They want another banger from him.

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This game screams 0-0

          """""""""""Super""""""""""""" Sunday

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            That'd be ideal.

          2. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Will have party bro if this happens

          3. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            All luck right?

          4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Man City will win by 7-0 (reversed your jinx)

          5. hullcityfan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Dream result

          6. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yawn

        4. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Like liverpool even City struggles to score

          1. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Everyone is. Rubbish season without fans

            1. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ya no fans no fun

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Why is suddenly shitchenko nailed?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Leftie.

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Because Walker and Mendy are horrible defensively

          3. yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Zambian blessing

        6. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Zaha Covid?

          1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            No, injured

        7. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          anyone else think KdB looks like Sherminator from the American pie films?

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            A bit yeah

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Haha

          3. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Definitely related

          4. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            can you guys should a little tact?

            I got company if you know what I mean. She's hot

        8. gonzalocampos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This is going to end 1-0 or 0-0 (KDB owner).

        9. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 15 days ago

            It’s not too much to ask for a Dias and Stones goal today

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yes it's too much. Now you'll be punished for your greediness. Clean sheet.osses incoming.

            2. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I’d just like a defender that turns up. (Zouma and Cancelo owner)

            3. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Cancelo subbed in and scores the winner...you can take this as a notification

            4. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              It’s as if City don’t even try from corners. No wonder they always play it short. They don’t want to commit too many forward. Only chance is from a free kick imo

            5. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              No, not at all

              As a fellow owner, thank you

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Nailedness aside shouts of Cancelo (C) make more and more sense by the day

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cancelo gone down the tunnel, might be on before 30.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Lovely stuff

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Would be wonderful.

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ugh

            4. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Or needs a dump?

          • ...al
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Uh ohs no cancelo. Got him in last night >.

            1. swobe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Pep said he wasn't immune from rotation last week but Walker is clearly the worse of the two

          • JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            City playing poor, so far.. :/.

          • Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Kyle Walker is terrible

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Always has been, best place for him is sweeper in a back 3/5

          • Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            KDB Playing the same role wich made me decide never to captain him again

            1. ...al
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yep bad news with Jesus there

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            When is Keita back?

            I'll only captain Salah when he's back.

          • Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            The scouts should be sacked lol look at those picks!

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Work of the professionals.

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Did you pick them too?

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ummm yes but only the ones that played, Coufal Antonio Salah KDB Bruno Stones

            3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              GW pretty far from over

            4. Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              You were saying.....

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I've got both

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Walker is holding City back and has done the past few seasons

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Pep is the one playing him

            2. Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Disastrous player who if he plays for England in the euros this summer will cost us the game in knockout phase.

            3. TOLV TUMS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thank god someone cut Sterling's hair

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  They cut off one worm for every missed opportunity.

                  1. TOLV TUMS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    haha

              2. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Hoping for Jesus to come off before 60 mins and kdb back up front

              3. JBG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ffs...

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  What?

                  1. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Just frustrating to watch Palace defend like this.

                2. Doctor Evil
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  What’s up buddy?

              4. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Damn... KDB sitter missed... looks like the 14th captain fail of the season

                1. Homer21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Lol

              5. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Remember at the start of the season when goals were flying in

                1. Doctor Evil
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Miss that

              6. WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                City missing Cancelo in midfield today

                1. Doctor Evil
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Get him on now!