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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
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      same here - cautiously optimistic now

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

  2. TAT
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  3. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Gtf IN Mr. Stones

  4. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Own both but need a Dias goal damn it.

  5. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  6. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Late to the party, but Stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooones!

  7. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    KnewStones would score! Get in lad!!!

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Robbo to Stones locked in

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Done it this week, feel lucky!

  9. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Happy with Stones goal but not happy with KDB assist

  10. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Stones and KDB owners unite!!

  11. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 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
      2 months, 22 days ago

      can't decide

    2. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Unfortunately 45% of my ML have Stones haha

    3. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Stones

  12. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  13. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  14. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  15. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 22 days ago

    KDB (C) and Stones. Just beautiful

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Absolutely amazing.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        So, so ecstatic right now. Love it.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Same!! Dreamland

    3. Reggie Nainggolan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Same

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    ONE GOAL NOW KEVIN

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      YES PLEASE

  18. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  19. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Throwing Stones!

  20. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Not really

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

    3. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Probably not

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

  21. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    KDB to Dias next please, thanks

  22. A Kun & Mateta
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  23. Muchentuchel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    KDB owner, Salah triple captainer, mixed feelings.

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I'd be pissed

  24. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Is a Stones goal beneficial?

    Seems he’s got 100% EO on here...

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I don't think that's accurate

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      yes thats what i think

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Not everyone has him in my mini leagues

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      No good in FFS League, otherwise great.

  26. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Omgmgmoommommggggggggggmmgmgdjf IM CREAMINNGGG

  27. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  28. OrmskirkFC
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    That should put a lot of people over 50.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      This!

  29. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

  30. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    The only two city players I have.

    Perfect