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

    KDB crocked

  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Kevin looks hurt

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    De Bruyne walking gingerly

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

      Tough cookie...

      Or Belgium beer

  4. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Definitely playing Soucek/Antonio against this Palace set-piece defending

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

    KDB hobbles away, his DGW could be over.

  6. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    KDB needs a rest

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

      Nah.

      Pep's pick every time

  7. SM001
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone who fouls KDB should be sent off.

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

      Lol

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

    Time for the goal KDB and your job will be done for this game

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

      A goal and 2 assists would be nice

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

    Gundo top tier

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

    Oh ffs Kevin. Second time you step away from a set piece.

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

      Tired

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

    KDB hobbled, absolute crime

  12. Davros
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Ah yes get in stones-y!!!

  13. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Salah owners / KdB non owners - looking at making the switch?

    1. Doctor Evil
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      You should always have both

      1. ajay_kl +42
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Difficult to with Salah, Bruno, Son and Kane being more important than KDB

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

        I can't have both with Kane, Son and Bruno

    2. DonBenzema
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Really tempted, but my history of selling Salah is telling me otherwise

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

    Seriously KDB is masterclass when he is not my captain but he needs rest

  15. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Kevin stop letting your teammates take things

  16. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Any updates on Laporte, due back soon?

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

      He’s healthy and on the bench

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

        Never mind didn’t see he got hurt again. Still behind stones when healthy

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      He's not first choice and hasn't been for ages, even when fit.

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

      Cup player now

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

    Stones making up for Cancelo benching. Need KDB(C) to snatch a goal please

  18. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Why didn't KDB take that?

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

      Tired 😉

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Ankle tap

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

        Ban

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

      still feeling the foul

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

      He was working on standing upright at the time

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

      hes a coward

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

        Is that you Jose?

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

      He needs rest

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

    Time for a Gundo G

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

      Hey Flair, what do you think about Gundy long term?

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

        It would be best if you asked me after this match and Villa, I want to see how Jesus impacts his positioning. For now though he does look like great value at 5.5 as he seems to be getting into the box plenty and delivering.

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

          OK pal. I’m of a similar view. Also, who else really can come in for him or challenge him for his place?

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

            Pep can go Rodri - Ferna with KDB at 10, or Rodri at DM with a KDB-Bilva CM duo. For the most part though, Gundo should be safe to start. He's the closest player we have to a Silva replacement.

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

              I think we may have just been given our answe haha

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

        you will regret it

  20. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Was Dunne + DCL > Stones + Antonio (-4) any good given that I failed to get in KDB (c) and captained Salah?

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I also improved my team btw by getting rid of non-players.

  21. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    I wouldn't be surprised if KDB did get injured, Pep has overplayed him.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Shouldn’t have played him in the Cup

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      shush

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

      KDB is bossing this game

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

    Jesus really is turd

  23. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Ok Kev, very nice but now you need to rest up. I’d say off now and come back for GW20. There’s a good lad!

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

      Wait what’s happened?

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

        Just a scared non-owner needing him to get off the pitch!

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

    Did Dias to Stones last GW on wc and was absolutely fuming when Dias got 1 bonus 😀

  25. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Pep spitting every 5 seconds

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

      Floodgates open

  26. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Pep’s spitting is disgusting

  27. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Any fixture news / rearrangements?

  28. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    A stones brace and a cleanie for 21 points is all I want...

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

      Amen!

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

      We want

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      This

  29. Milkman Bruno
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Knock knock. Who’s there. Not Sterling

  30. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Stones making up for no KDB. Now cs for him and Dias would be lovely.

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

      This x10000

      Also have Dias, Stones, no KDB!

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

      Just got Stonesy