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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. GROBARI
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Mings lol

      1. GROBARI
          2 months, 23 days ago

          This doesnt deserve to be top

      2. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nooooo Rashford

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Is he on the bench?

        2. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He was my differential don't play with me 🙁

      3. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Should’ve gone triple Villa defence

      4. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Give Jack the yellow!

      5. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        kevin's not interested

      6. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Kdb of lollll

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          ?

          1. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Subbed. Expected. Knackered.

      7. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        If it stays this way it's season over for me. KDB must return. MUST.

        1. Prime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ouch

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          🙂

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          It’s really not. Loads of games left.

      8. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        OFF THE BAR! Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) latches on to an accurate pass inside the box and fires a bullet of a shot that crashes against the crossbar.

        Flashcore commentary

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Thanks for the delay. I mean relay. I mean thanks.

      9. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        De Bruyne coming off. Big News

      10. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

      11. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Brilliant

      12. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Looks like KDB coming off. Villa looking tired as well.

      13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Kdb coming Off

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Knew it.

      14. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        KDB needs to be rested now.. looks exhausted

      15. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        KdB off.. 1pt

      16. gogs67
          2 months, 23 days ago

          KDB off

        • Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA KDB TCERS

          1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Grow up kid

        • My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          KdB OFF before 60'

        • umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          KDB TC FAIL

        • GROBARI
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Kdb subed off

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Kdb off at 56

          • yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            What

          • Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH LMAO

          • Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I hate FPL

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            LOL

          • Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Salah Cappers Mount Up

          • Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Traore is all over the place, that earlier touch was pure luck

          • diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            KDB. Damn.

            Harsh on TC.

          • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            yESssss KDB of!!!!!

          • Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Jesus IN
            KDB OUT