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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. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Kevin de Blank indeed.

  2. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    WOW

  3. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Well I feel my justification in not captaining KDB has paid off, he was due a rest for sure.

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Complete luck could have hauled big time

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This whole game is luck but it was still the right decision IMO

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

      Lol, don’t try and claim that as a good decision

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Well it was the exact reason I didn't captain him

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          He’s injured lol not been taken off for a rest.

  4. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Did he get to 60 anyone watching? Wtf

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No.

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

      No

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No 58

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

      Nope. What a lovely TC

    5. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      59 according to sofascore

    6. mirkomen77
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      1 min short

    7. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Flip sale. Second time this has happened to me with a player recently. Now TC

  5. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Oh my

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Cheers Grealish

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

    Grealish took out kdb

    1. dansmusen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      KDB looked tired the whole game

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    LOL before 60 too. What a mess!

    Very glad I did not waste my TC chip.

  9. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Should have capped Antonio.

  10. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Well cheers grealish you dirty diving piece of shite

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

    Mane TC last year

    KDB this year

    Insanely sick

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I’d take anything after Mane last year then Sane the year before that

  12. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Man City TC curse

  13. bitars
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Thanks Pep!

  14. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Harsh for owners.

  15. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Even as a kdb (c) I'm happy with that as so many went tc

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      This is crazy talk..
      Worth the ft as well it will take to replace him now as well?

      1. threeputt
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        not a problem, team value around 104

  16. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KDB crocked

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

    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

    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

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No Lindelof at all. At least I got 1 clean sheet out of him.

    2. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lindelf not in squad ?

    3. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lindelof not in squad ?

  18. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KDB (c) massive fail

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

    Now definitely need a 0-0.

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yep call it off now

  20. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    As a failed BBer and KdB captainer, I'll take it. WC, FH and TC intact.

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

    He’s clearly knackered. People didn’t want to hear it.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      he went off injured

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

    Cancelo lucky not to get yellow

    Grealish running at him now

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Jesus is useless

  24. GROBARI
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Pep did right hink here,he is so tired. Good for us Salah cappers!

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      My luck runs out, KDB blank and Rashford benched 🙁

    • JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      City can't score and they take off their best player, makes sense.

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wow, unexpected that. Fkin Grealish injured 2 players and no card yet...

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Dodged the KDB bullet as a non-captainer. Beware the Salah quadruple tomorrow!!

    • ivantys
        3 months, 18 days ago

        All set up for a villa goal now

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        KDB subbed off amazing