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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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    6 minutes for Cancelo to come on and still get a CS

    1. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      You know it will be the 31st min as it’s pep

  2. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Wish someone had clued me in that the winter break was going to last until February this season.

  3. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Captaining Foden was actually the correct call, City can’t score without him

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      If you own City attackers but not Foden have a word with yourself

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        There ya go

  4. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB has no confidence

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Shoooot! Idiot

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      ... in his teammates

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB is finished.

    1. Spg76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah sure he is. Assist

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      You used to be correct a lot Rainer. That was a looong time ago. What happened?

    3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Haha

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kevin de gift not accepted by Sterling

  7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling the only viable Salah replacement? Have KDB, Son and Bruno.

  8. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB a stones g

  9. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    YESSSSSSS

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB Assist, Stones Goal

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Stones G

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB WTF???

  13. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    STONES!!!!!

  14. swobe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Premier League may just be awful

  15. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Walker owners should be happy if he stays on for 60 minutes today.
    Not gonna start next match.

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    OMG YESSSSSS

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KdB and Stones 😎

  18. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Called it Stones brace coming!

  19. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    WTF Kevin, take the shot!

  20. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Nooooooooo

  21. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    This will be the DGW for defenders

  22. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    OMFG DREAMLAND OMFG

  23. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    YEEESSS STONESSSS

  24. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB + Stones!!!!!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Brilliant

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Omg! Heaven !

  26. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Goal

  27. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB ASSIST STONES GOAL YESSSS

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    That’s why you pick Stones over Dias lol

  29. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Stones!

  30. gogs67
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Nice, got them both