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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. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Agony as a Dias Cancelo owner

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I swear!

  2. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bring home those 3 bps now Stonesy

  3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones scores with possible CS and BP when Cancelo is benched. kill me

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I am in dreamland!!!!!!!

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      CANCELO and DIAS owner SALAH (TC) I'm done

    • Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yesss, finally some points today after several blanks.

    • Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      De Bruyne TC !!!!!! Yessss

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Stones and KDB (TC) and Dias. Looking good

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones vs Dias and I got Stones because his number on FPL stat was higher 🙂

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      GET A GOAL NEXT KEVIN

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      TC KDB and Stones get in! 15 point goal!

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KDB [C] A
      Stones G

      Suppose I’ll just have to take that one on the chin

    • Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones and KDB here too 😀

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Oof that's annoying!

    • PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well that goal makes up somewhat for Cancelo bench..

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones does what Cancelo been trying to do

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Didn't even consider Stones

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        cheap and nailed

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Really?

    • Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any Stones TC?

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bound to be someone out there bit a bit punty for my tastes

    • Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any fellow KDB tripplers?

    • Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KDB(C) STONES GET INNN
      WOohooo

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Damn should have capped John Stones...

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That’s a kick in the...

      50:50 on stones or Zouma, didn’t want the double city defence in the end.

      Ouch

    • Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The best part about having KdB in your
      fantasy team is getting to enjoy those absolutely filthy passes

    • The Invincibles
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      One of the best assists I’ve seen in a while. That ball in from KDB was just [chef’s kiss]

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      JOHN STONEESSSSSS!!
      YESSSSSS
      KDB(C) + STONESSSSS

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same here 😀 😀 😀

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones owners rewarded for being poor 😮

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nailed bargain, casuals are non-owners 😉

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          This

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sweet sweet tears

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DREAMLAND

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones is a professionals pick.

      Well done, all!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wow. Just wow.

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones, pick of poor people gets rewarded...

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Might have gone Cancelo if I had more cash on FH... bullet dodged

    • tinear
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Finally 1 good news for my team. Well done Stones.