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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. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Chip nicely used lads

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      KVB off on 60th minute or 59th?

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    I'm in tears. TC fail

  3. Z
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Shaw on the bench

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      He starts

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    TC fail 🙁

  5. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Woooooow....

  6. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Can't believe got Rashford

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Same what a bad decision!

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Rashford, KDB(C), James, Cancelo, BB ...... going well eh?

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Same here. After shu he is out for sure

  7. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    What?! Oh my god KDB is subbed out.

  8. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Ouch

  9. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Thanks Kev for not punishing me

  10. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    MAN UTD TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Fulham: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Cavani, Martial, Greenwood
    Subs: Henderson, McTominay, Rashford, Mata, Telles, Matic, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe, James

    FULHAM TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Man Utd: Areola, Tete, Aina, Andersen, Tosin, Bryan, Reed, Anguissa, Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro
    Subs: Rodak, Hector, Odoi, Kebano, Ream, Onomah, Kamara, Lemina, Mitrovic

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      RASH huge haul from bench...against tired legs

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        We can dream but you know it ain't going to happen.

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 hours ago

          It's reality

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        Really hope so!

  11. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Pep.. 2min would do..

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    That is savage

  13. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Wow. Not even a CS point.

  14. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    KDB crocked, out for a few weeks. Ankle after that Jacky Boi challenge

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    8 points for KDB

  16. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Oof, KDB....

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    KDB(C), Cancelo, Stones, Grealish and Martinez. Watch me come out of this game with 0 returns

  18. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Kdb captain, urgh

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Pep shakes his head

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Not even making 60 ouch

  21. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    Grealish injured Kevin

  22. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    KDB pulled up with his hammy about 3 mins ago

  23. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    lmaooooooo KDB subbed hell yea

  24. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    KDB TCcers in hell...

    1. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Hi... yes it is!

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Nah Mane 1pt TC was hell

    3. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      24 point TC. Had much better, had much worse.

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    2 from 2 for Grealish.

  26. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    KDB owners in tears

  27. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    That is perfect as a kdb non owner 🙂

  28. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 hours ago

    FPL is a pathetic piece of shite game. Thats 14 captain fails in 19 game weeks

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Seriously?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        Yes. KDB this week.

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Why are you obsessed by it then (we're all obsessed).

  29. Kane and Ablett
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Yep it’s that ankle injury I mentioned

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 hours ago

      Oh my word