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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Salah could outscore KDB this gw.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Most likely

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      That’s asking a lot the form he’s in

  2. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    And I was thinking of saving a transfer. Both KDB and `Rashford owner.

  3. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Main Rival TC KDB. Phew.

  4. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    I would have scored more points if KDB didn't play in either game.

    Antonio vice captain and ESR first on bench.

  5. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    KDB injured?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Looked like knock after Grealish tackle

  6. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    3 goals and 10 assists is captain material output and I said it before the GW started (I did also say Vardy would haul to be fair) - not worried about going without him at all.

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Didn’t Pepeye or whoever say KDB was playing through pain with ankle?

    1. Kane and Ablett
        2 months, 22 days ago

        He did but few on here wanted to hear it

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Grealish is so pathetic. Mild wind blows him over.

    3. Drogo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      KDB plays 90 minute every game every season, except when I captain him.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Grealish hack

    4. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Glad to see that as a non-KDB owner. Had been so hot and cold when I owned him so naturally pleased to see I haven't been hurt too much! Massive captain and TC choice.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Wonder whether Salah outscores KDB now? There was a lot of smug cappers on here earlier!

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I’ve got Salah C purely down to time between games and rest. Hopefully works out.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Almost did TC salah but captained him in the end.

    6. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Antonio captains are the real winners

    7. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Imagine TC'ing a player who has only scored 1 goal from open play this season. Casuals deserve this

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Casuals aren't as big a fan of kdb as this forum. Casuals follow the points, not the history or the potential.

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          There are many casuals on this forum

      2. liner
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Like a cockroach when something bad happen these "i told u" guys. Where are u when kdb or salah hauls? And who is ur C? Salah? Bruno? Or Antonio so u are happy roach?

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Cockroaches do that?

    8. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I want to puke.

    9. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Rashford benched. No surprise

      1. Aldershot Gas
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Strange - the lazy useless, "I can't pass the ball, cos i'm crap" donkey Martial plays vs Rashford ?!?!?!?

    10. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Grealish goal will be delicious

    11. dansmusen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      KDB should have been rested clearly

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Extra 3 points for TC managers.

    12. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I’ll take the 24 points, cheers Kev

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Not great. One Kane goal over 2 games beats that.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Honestly do you take that.

        4 points per game?

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thats terrible

    13. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      KDB owner (not captained)
      Jesus owner

      Hmmm

    14. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      that definitely was a foul by Grealish on KDB that led to him coming off.
      Not even a yellow card for Grealish

    15. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      It's looking increasingly likely that I will go a complete DGW without a goal. Only realistic chances left are Bruno and Wilson.

    16. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      McGinn if terrible 😆

    17. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Im not a member.
      But Cancelos most immenent goals chart must be through the roof surely.

      Id be so frustrated if i were an owner 😀

    18. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Of course my mini league rival captains Kane and gets more pts that my captain KDB. Typical.

    19. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Oh well kdb TC wasted, could of been so much more

    20. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Need 5 goals from Watkins now

    21. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      If this ends 0-0, makes me question whether a Man C attacker (esp. with Pep Roulette) is really essential v West Brom particularly when the first game was 1-1 and West Brom's improving form...

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Not improving defensively

        1. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Nah certainly not, attacking wise yes

    22. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I feel sick.

    23. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      This is just laughable now.... this season is painful

      Rashford (c) benched

      I just cant believe how this season had panned out so badly

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Lol

    24. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Game's there for Villa now. Get at them lads.