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Cancelo returns for Man City as Aston Villa name full-strength XI at the Etihad

Joao Cancelo (£5.8m) is back in the Manchester City team after his recent Double Gameweek benching.

His 12.6% ownership will certainly feel they have some catching up to do after John Stones (£5.1m) and Ruben Dias (£5.8m) already registered double-digit hauls against Crystal Palace.

And if the full-back is to match their Double Gameweek 19 scores, he will have to put in some shift as the centre-backs are both in the team again tonight.

The only fit competition Stones and Dias face right now comes from Eric Garcia (£4.7m) who is named on the bench, while Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and Nathan Aké (£5.4m) remain sidelined.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) are the only even remotely viable Fantasy assets benched by Pep Guardiola for the Aston Villa game.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) and Ilkay Gündogan (£5.5m) both start in central midfield while Raheem Sterling (£11.4m), Phil Foden (£6.3m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) form the front-three.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa come to the Etihad Stadium with what looks, on paper, to be their best XI.

Following their recent coronavirus (COVID-19) postponements, Dean Smith has named an exceptionally strong side.

Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) is supported by an attacking midfield trio of Jack Grealish (£7.7m), Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) and the returning Ross Barkley (£5.9m) who makes his first start since Gameweek 9.

And Smith can draw on a first-choice back-four as well, which features Matt Targett (£4.6m), Tyrone Mings (£5.4m), Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) and Matty Cash (£5.0m) with Emiliano Martínez (£5.1m) in goal.

Manchester City v Aston Villa Line-ups

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Walker; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündogan; Sterling, Foden, B Silva.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz; Grealish, Barkley, B Traoré; Watkins.

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1,995 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KDB can’t even make it across for corners he’s so shattered.

  2. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Nearly an Emi assist, lol

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Amazing play by traore that

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Outrageous touch

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Almost Martinez assist 😆

  5. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez save no 4 I think

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      yep

  6. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Is it almost lol o’clock?

  7. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Saves racking up!

  8. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Does Martinez get chance creation bps?

    1. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      yes

  9. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    The fact the title race is so close, is good for FPL.

    Teams in the race can’t settle for draws and need to get the 3 points.

    Exciting to watch too 🙂

  10. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KDB needs a rest after 61 mins.

  11. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I would much rather be a Foden or Gundogan owner right now. Moving forward, I genuinely think Gundogan is a better FPL option than KDB. May move KDB on.

  12. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez chance created 😆

  13. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    CANCELO CROSSBAR

  14. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Cancelo and KDB noooooooo

  15. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Cancelo Bar, Kevin assist

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Cancelo cursed

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Cursed? Just an awful finish, just keep it down

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Cancelo hits the bar

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I think he is a teetotaller.

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Cancelo is basically Aaron Lennon

  19. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    hahahahhaha Cancelo is the biggest Lamptey EVER 😀

  20. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Where do I beat my head!

  21. TheBiffas
      3 months, 18 days ago

      mixed feelings as a triple city and triple villa owner.

    • yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      This is not good

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Cancelo close!!!

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He is actually cursed

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      That would've been the final nail in my FPL coffin

    • Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Cancelo owners: Nurse!

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Thank God!

    • Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Cancelo is actually a stooge eh? And a KDB assist. This is a wind up surely

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      What a waste from Cancelo

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      That was the chance for Cancelo.