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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. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

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

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Impossible!

  2. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Martinez 3BPS... Hollldddd

  3. Essan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 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
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      110 here with no chips. Need clean sheets held!

    2. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

  4. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    One goal from Cancelo with CS can save me this week

  5. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 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. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 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
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sure that’s the case

  6. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 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 month, 10 days ago

      Gosh Barkley so poor

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Please City score. Cannot have those Martinez owners smug

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        117

    • Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

      1. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

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

      2. Shteve
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        It's not over yet

    • Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Trashford benched now.

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Tired legs

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 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
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Happens to whoever I captain not just KDB

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 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
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

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

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Martinez and Cancelo hooolld

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Get Barkley off already.

    • MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones going oop almost costing City there

    • TheBiffas
        1 month, 10 days ago

        this fk is grealish country

      • BerkshireHafawayline
          1 month, 10 days ago

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

        • caldracula
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

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

        • TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Barkley ruining Watkin haul by not passing

          1. Old Bull
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He’s good at that

        • Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

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

        • Only a Hazard of time
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

            Could still outscore KDB

        • HD7
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Anybody TC on Stones? 😀

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            His mum

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Martinez, Cancelo and Stones owner here. This is torture

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

            Same

          2. TheBiffas
              1 month, 10 days ago

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

            • Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

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

          3. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Both teams HOOOLLLDDD

            1. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Best I can hope for too

          4. Team Bobcat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

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

          5. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

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

          6. Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

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

          7. Powers106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Any ideas why El Ghazi is on the bench?

            1. Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Villa already have 11 players on the pitch