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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. DALEDOBACK
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Kdb TC and stones owner what a beauty!!!!!

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      same here - cautiously optimistic now

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      +1
      Finally this Kdb + CB combo i was waiting for

  2. TAT
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Most of my mini league rivals went Stones over Cancelo. Brilliant…

  3. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Gtf IN Mr. Stones

  4. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Own both but need a Dias goal damn it.

  5. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I knew it wasn’t too much to ask for. Dias goal next

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Late to the party, but Stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooones!

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KnewStones would score! Get in lad!!!

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No you didn't lol - that's his first goal

    • Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Robbo to Stones locked in

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Done it this week, feel lucky!

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Happy with Stones goal but not happy with KDB assist

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Stones and KDB owners unite!!

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      What are we happier with?

      Captain KDB or a 10% owned Stones getting a goal?

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        can't decide

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Unfortunately 45% of my ML have Stones haha

      3. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Stones

    • jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hurts as a dias and cancelo owner...
      Kdb capt, but still..

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Justin, Cresser and Stones doing the biz as my three defs! Woop

    • Ady87
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Said it before but Stones and Dias 10%/11% ownership is nuts.

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      John Stones!!! wow and KDB
      Loving it!!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KDB (C) and Stones. Just beautiful

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Absolutely amazing.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          So, so ecstatic right now. Love it.

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same!! Dreamland

      3. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      ONE GOAL NOW KEVIN

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        YES PLEASE

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Knew we would lose this, so at least Stones and KDB (C) on my FH softening the blow.

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Throwing Stones!

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I dont own KdB, but I have Stones, Cancelo and Gundogan. Should I celebrate that goal?

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not really

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes

      3. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Probably not

      4. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If you don’t know, you should just find another hobby

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KDB to Dias next please, thanks

    • A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Phew, just have Stones. He's holding the line nicely.

    • PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KDB owner, Salah triple captainer, mixed feelings.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'd be pissed

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      anyone not having Stones??
      Luckily I had him because of WC

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is a Stones goal beneficial?

      Seems he’s got 100% EO on here...

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I don't think that's accurate

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        yes thats what i think

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not everyone has him in my mini leagues

      4. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No good in FFS League, otherwise great.

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Omgmgmoommommggggggggggmmgmgdjf IM CREAMINNGGG

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      52 points with 12 games to go and an hour today on KDB captain...

    • OrmskirkFC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That should put a lot of people over 50.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This!

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That KDB to Salah captain in the last 10 seconds is working out well!

    • Reggie Nainggolan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The only two city players I have.

      Perfect