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

    Really can’t see villa holding out here

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

      It'll be a miracle if they do, Foden goal incoming

  2. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KDB owner but not a captainer, so that works for me but rotten luck you can't legislate for, so feel sorry for those C and TC owners. I'm not smug, Salah could go off injured after 10 minutes tomorrow.

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Every TC I have done has blanked

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

      To be fair though, he didn't blank.

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

        8 points is def not a blank

  4. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Feck it I am going 5 at the back. It has to be done.

  5. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I dont own KDB and wasted by BB. I am loving this

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Even I don't own KDB

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

      Same boat. 7p from bb without Kdb so this is a huge win. Also Rashford and Lindelöf not starting suits my ML. And Gundo missing all the chances today after I did not spend -8 to get him as the last player for dgw.

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

    Congrats Martinez owners on the CS with no KDB and Jesus playing

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

    Jesus is actually awful

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

      You sound surprised

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

        Given him the benefit of the doubt more times than most, but I admit I should've come to this conclusion long ago

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

    Goals drying up in PL - go four at the back folks

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

      Depends on the players. If that's how it really worked, you'd go 5 at the back.

  9. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Captain KDB out.. im ded
    There goes my gw

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    A minute more kdb will be on 20 points cap..why pep why

  11. hullcityfan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KDB non owner here, can’t believe my luck

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

    Never seen McGinn play this badly, worst 'shot' of the season

  13. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    That's an absolute waste of a TC chip for all who used it on KDB.

  14. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Need City’s defence to hold & now Trasford is benched a 0-0 with Fulham wouldn’t be bad.

  15. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Leggo sterling

  16. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    All eyes on Salah now. KDB was looking tired though, we knew that after the didn't take that penalty last time.

  17. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Target score now yah twerp

  18. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I feel so upset. Might need to take some time off here. Can't believe he got subbed before 60.

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Thats -4 for the C-KDB

      Horror

  19. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hoping for 0.0 now kdb gone off.

    Martinez targett cancelo dias owner

  20. Bishopool
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    ManC are extremely and suprisingly poor considering finishing.. shame. Not top team.

  21. POTATO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KdB(c) subbed before 60 minutes. El Ghazi not started - oh well...

  22. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Aguero would be on a hatty if he was playing

  23. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    De Bruyne off and straight down the tunnel..

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

    Now that captain KDB is off Martinez hooollldlddldldld

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

    Well at least I won’t have to stress about failing my TC this season after KDB’s display

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

      my TC wasted

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

      Got some points at least

  26. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Was it the Grealish tackle on KdB? Or just fatigue?

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

      Had a knock heading into the game apparently

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

      100% grealish FOUL

  27. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    My trash GW is now totally trash.

    Martinez clean sheet is funny but he's so widely owned, who cares.

  28. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ederson save point

  29. jackoasean
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    The comments are flooding with tears.

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

    Schmeichel just quietly hauling 17 this week