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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
    3 months, 21 days ago

    That cross, wow.

    Best in the world!

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ha! Brilliant

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Shoot you ginger coward...

    Why did we cap Kevin de Bottlejob bros?

  3. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Get in Stones!!!!!!

  4. Steve McCroskey
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    OMG KDB (C) AND STONESSSS

  5. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Ommmgmggmgmgmgmgmf stones and kdb(c) ommgtmkggjf

  6. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Kdb(C) & Stones juhuuuuu

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    im crying YEEEEEEES

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 21 days ago

    OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD KDB (C) AND STONESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      this.

  9. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I might not have KDB but I’ve got Stonesy!! Yeahhhhh

  10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Stones ya beaut!!!!

  11. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    STONES!

  12. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Imagine not captaining KDB this week? Madness

  13. ...al
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Yea!!!!!

    The dream team!!!

  14. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Wow - that just happened

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    KDB and Stones, great stuff lads!

  16. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Pretty annoying owning Dias and Cancelo right now

  17. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Stones and KDB 🙂

  18. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    SHOOT KEVINNNNN

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Dial up?

  19. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Stuff of dreams.

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    KDB & Stones owners o/

    1. For Fuchs Sake
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      o/

      1. Don Andres
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        o/

  21. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    KEVIN DE BEST NEVER IN DOUBT MY CAPTAIN

  22. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Stones on for the hatrick!

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C’mon my son!

  23. For Fuchs Sake
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Stones!!!!

  24. Planet Jo
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Yay! KDB and Stones, my two City players.

    1. For Fuchs Sake
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Me too!

  25. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    What a cross

  26. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Yessssssssssssss

  27. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    STONES AND KDB OWNER YESSSSSSSSSSSSS

  28. PP6
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    (K)DB AND STONES COME ON

  29. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 21 days ago

    THAT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL

  30. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Now go on and score 2 goals Kdb.