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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. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Last minute went from Kane to KDB for a -4 !!!

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Impossible!

  2. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez 3BPS... Hollldddd

  3. Essan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    As it stands, despite having KDB as (c) I am on 101 points. So would love it it remain 0-0 now 😀

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      110 here with no chips. Need clean sheets held!

    2. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Same points as you pal (-4) but Soucek as captain. Complete fail there for me.

  4. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    One goal from Cancelo with CS can save me this week

  5. JIMMY764
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone else notice KDB pull up when making a run in behind on the right-hand channel from a long ball about 2/3 mins before he came off? Looked like a muscle issue from afar, not necessarily the Grealish challenge imo.

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Well considering he's been one of the most played players in the squad and with the multitude of games, it was bound to happen

    2. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Sure that’s the case

  6. JBG
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Well now that Pep has ruined Kdbs chances of any return I want this to end 0-0 or even Villa to win it 1-0 with a Douglas Luiz goal.

  7. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Gosh Barkley so poor

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Please City score. Cannot have those Martinez owners smug

  9. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Any Martinez & Double City def owners dare to look at their score.

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      117

  10. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Played Johnstone over Martinez over covid risks. Hilarious how it's actually played out

    1. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      I played BB. Happy with keeper cover, but crying at Big Fat Frank dropping Zouma.

    2. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      It's not over yet

  11. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Villa win with Watkins goal would actually save my week right now...

  12. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Trashford benched now.

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Tired legs

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 12 days ago

    When I watch city I wonder why I ever cap kdb, swans about most of the time and can’t finish

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Happens to whoever I captain not just KDB

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Post 60 bps

    Martínez (30)
    Cancelo (27)
    Dias (27)
    Ederson (25)
    Rodrigo (24)
    Stones (23)
    Mings (23)
    Targett (22)
    Cash (21)
    Konsa (20)

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Martinez, Cancelo and Dias owner... please stay 0-0

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Martinez and Cancelo hooolld

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Get Barkley off already.

  16. MOZIL
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Kdb is not a captain material this season, he has 3 goals in this season n is not explosive

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Stones going oop almost costing City there

  18. TheBiffas
      10 months, 12 days ago

      this fk is grealish country

    • Berkshire Hafaway-Line
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 12 days ago

      I didn't captain KDB, but I know you did that on purpose Pep!

    • caldracula
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Can’t complain as a Martinez, Dias and Cancelo owner.

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Barkley ruining Watkin haul by not passing

      1. Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        He’s good at that

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Salah to haunt and stun non cappers tomorrow night....

    • Only a Hazard of time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Could have been worse lads, you could have Triple Captained Andy Carroll

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Could still outscore KDB

    • HD7
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Anybody TC on Stones? 😀

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        His mum

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Martinez, Cancelo and Stones owner here. This is torture

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Same

      2. TheBiffas
          10 months, 12 days ago

          you're kidding? I've got martinez stones cancelo kdb grealish and watkins.

        • Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Add Konsa too and welcome to my world 🙂 (&Grealish,KDB uncapped). Pleeeaaasssseeeee 0-0

      3. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Both teams HOOOLLLDDD

        1. Team Bobcat
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Best I can hope for too

      4. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Sold Greenwood this week. I had him for the last half dozen games. Wait for it..

      5. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Not sure Grealish is worth it anymore, doesn't take any set pieces

      6. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Barkley is a man down for Villa, that's how selfish he has tonight...

      7. Powers106
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Any ideas why El Ghazi is on the bench?

        1. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Villa already have 11 players on the pitch