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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. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Cancelo is one of those players that looks as though he should haul every game and never does!

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Lamptey regen

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Fake Alonso.

  2. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Phew thank god Cancelo can't shoot

  3. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    This game is literally a pathetic joke. KDB and Cancelo should have been on triple digits each.

  4. JBG
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    City players hate Kdb.

  5. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Cancelo crossbar..
    Hes starting to wind me up!

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Me too. Then Stones goes and scores 2 headers without not even having half the threat that Cancelo has !
      Cancelo seems to be a rich man’s Lamptey 🙂

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I can't count how many times I've been close to points like this 🙁

  7. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Joao "almost" Cancelo

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Nooooooooooooo

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      KDB needs to up his game

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        His career is over after what Traore did to him, best to retire after the game tonight

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Glad I did t waste my TC chip on Kevin de blank...

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Didn’t *

      2. Bring the Cavalry
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Plenty of time left, 10 points won’t be terrible

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hitting the post/bar is a bonus deduction right?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Off target, think so.

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          And possibly more for missing a big chance.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Wasn't a big chance. Think he may have gained a BAP in the run-up just before he dropped 1 for the miss.

    • Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      0-0 and everyone’s happy

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I certainly would be!!

    • Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      As a KDB TC and cancelo owner that’s one of the worst things I’ve watched since I started playing fpl

      1. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Lol, agree...

      2. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Unlucky

    • The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      That woodwork hurt soooo much with Cancelo and KDB (C)

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        This

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I know it won’t happen but do I dare to dream for a 0-0?!

      Martinez, Stones and Dias in this match

    • Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Will Cancelo ever get an attacking return?

      He’s up there with Werner 🙂

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Grealish bad tackle

    • McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      TC KDB & Cancelo Owner this is heartbreaking

    • CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Cancelo is a good defender or a bad midfielder?

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Feel sick as a KDB captainer and Cancelo owner

    • Party time
        9 months, 7 days ago

        All fart & no poo Cancelo

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Moss owns Grealish for the DGW

      • FPL Joker
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Who should I play next gw?

        A) Justin
        B) Coufal
        C) Soucek

        Currently on Justin

        1. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          B

          1. FPL Joker
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Ha ha ha. This is great. I’ve had 3 responses over the last 24 hours, 1 for each.

            Thanks though.

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Why hasnt Grealish been booked? This game is a travesty.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Who’s the best villa defender to have ?

        1. Skloppy Kops
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Mings.. konsa

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Ok, no interest in the full backs?

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Martinez 😛

        3. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Martinez. Saves.

        4. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Martinez

        5. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Konsa

      • Lucky Z
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        BSilva red caed will help ManCity

        1. Skloppy Kops
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Yep. Ruin all attacks

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Bernado Silva wasting time

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Rashford benched 😆

      • REDMOND IN SANDALS
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Grealish isn't going to survive till gw20 is he

        • Silecro
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Microcosm of Cancelos FPL season