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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

2,067 Comments Post a Comment
  1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones red card plz fpl gods

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      What a silly thing to say

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Ridiculous comment

  2. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Off a corner or open play

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Open play

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        would not have expected

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    God the place is rocking tonight haha

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Always TC a City CB in a DGW

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Always TC defenders of best team

  5. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    People only own Stones because they cant afford Cancelo... Low TV casuals rewarded as usual

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I love your salty tears

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      cry more

    3. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Nah mate I could have gotten Cancelo in but wasn’t prepared to take any more hits than needed. Doing just fine this GW ta 😉

    4. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I've got both

    5. djman102
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Some of us just brought in Stones to own both. One thing right for me this week at least.

    6. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Could easy afford Cancelo, I still went for Stones, so lol

    7. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Cry cry

    8. tinear
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I got both

    9. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Wrong....... again

    10. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      (K)DB, Dias and Stones here 0/

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Same

    11. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Cry me a river....

    12. NejiHyuuga01
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Cancelo 0.8 more expensive to have 1 assist whole season. You re a bad manager

  6. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Bloody Stones. Where is my Ruben Dias goal

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Coming....

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones nailing his place in the City line up

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      thats what people said about Foden after last GW

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Played 8 out of last nine?

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Been nailed for a while imo

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        This

    3. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Most nailed City player after KDB

  8. Party time
    9 months, 13 days ago

    We want more!!!!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Oh yesss

  9. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones differential with Cancelo benched, you gotta love it

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Loving it.
      Even with Foden benched.

  10. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    City 1-0 FT

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      😆

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone else kdb cap points still on 4? Or is that just because of the dgw?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Give them some time to process the assist. It is Sunday night, after all.

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Don’t the captain results got added up and applied after both games played. For visual under the player, But is reflected in total score?

    2. Horlicks esq.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Ah. Same

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Showing as 8 on mine

  12. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    The FFS picks are Lampety, Raphinha, Cancelo etc.

    Stones not a classic FFS pick. Just like KWP, Justin etc. But those 'crap' players have been quality.

  13. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones proving better value than Cancelo and Dias so far lol

  14. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    SALAH I HATE YOU SO MUCH OMG,SO USELESS PLAYER EVERYTIME I HAS HIM

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      How old are you ?

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        128

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          You mean 12 and three quarters?

          1. GROBARI
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 13 days ago

            No,i know what i said

          2. GROBARI
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 13 days ago

            And shut up,i dont need any problems with you casuals

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        He might be 69

        1. GROBARI
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 13 days ago

          You must be fun at parties

  15. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Walker wasting KDB assist

  16. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    C'mon Dias now it's your turn.

  17. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    That goal shot me up 400k. KDB TC and Stones owner.

    1. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      And they said don’t take that many hits...ok brag over. It’s been a tough season.

  18. Horlicks esq.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Anybody else’s app not updated the KDB points on captain. Showing 4 for me with the (c)?!

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Man City defense EO in top 10k

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      ?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Not too high

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Less than 100%?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Stones 30% Cancelo 27% Dias 25% I think

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Nice one thanks

  20. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones, what a guy. Dias goal next please.

  21. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    KDB need rest bring Foden IN

  22. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Right now Stones is excellent value over the other two. You might have great underlying stats but you’ve got to deliver on those

  23. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones Goal is atleast beneficial to me in my ML.

  24. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    This games depressing as hell. Budget option delivers. Changed TC from KDB to Salah at 10:59 lol

    Best perma cap for rest of season? Gonna ghost ship it

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Probably Salah tbf!

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    KdB free kick goal coming up

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Hope so.

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Kevin wins a Kevin ranger.

  27. Yes Ndidi
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Every match so far this weekend = marginal gains that Dave Brailsford would have been proud of
    The last 2 minutes = boom! Red arrow city.

  28. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Tesco wine box finished, whisky time

  29. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    But I would not feel so all alone

    Everybody must get Stones

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fm-po_FUmvM

  30. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    KDB limping