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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. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ederson racking up the saves now

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I will rage transfer Martinez back in if he hauls AGAIN

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

    Barkley has been awful today

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Let it stay 0-0.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      This

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    What a game this is.

  6. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Targett is playing amazingly.

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    KDB captain fail, Rashford benched, Villa owners with Martinez hauling completely undeservedly, Vardy double blank in a double game week... Meanwhile everyone casual punt pays off. This game is an absolute joke. Just imagine pretending even for an attosecond that there is a single iota of skill involved in determining ranks in this 100% luck based game.

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      How many pts are you on?

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

      KDB captain was the ultimate casual punt, Martinez is the best goalkeeper in FPL, Vardy blank a surprise for sure though.

    3. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Have you got some sort of personality disorder?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yea, Massively Unlucky Disorder

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

    City so so lucky to be level

  9. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    With the possible exception of Kane - there aren't many big guns who are justifying their price at the moment, or justifying the captaincy on them.

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

      Haven't owned Kane all season, desperately want him

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Sold Kane for Vardy this week. Had him and Son most season.

    2. gogs67
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hey, Kane and Son are keepers for me but the other 3 just can't justify their price at the moment, already got rid of Salah for KDB, will ship him for Gundogan I think

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I got 30 points on my bench.

      Didn't use bench boost.

      Feel sad and empty now

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        who you got?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Saka, Tierney, Martinez and Mitchell.

    4. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      3 - Martínez (30)
      2 - Dias, Cancelo (28)

      Dias is a machine

    5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      To think I’d get a single KDB assist as captain in a DGW. Useless man.

      Should’ve just punted on someone else

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Antonio?

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I wish

    6. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Damn...have to join a work call. Keep it 0-0, fam...

    7. TheBiffas
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Stones Cancelo KDB Martinez Grealish Watkins gang?

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          all the same - with a side helping of being a Villa fan too

          exhausting

      • Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Wow Mings 😮

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A Grealish goal here would be perfect.

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

        Who's on pens for City?

        1. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Gundo?

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Omg

      • Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        After that KDB(c) fail, Stones and Cancelo please hold.

        Crazy game. Could be 3-3.

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        KDB (TC) failed..

        Need a Martinez CS now

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        OMGGG

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Target?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            😛

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Great game of football this.

      • Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        My heart can't take this

      • REDMOND IN SANDALS
          1 month, 5 days ago

          what a cracking game to watch btw

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Villa are flagging

        • Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Are Villa setting a record for blocked shots in a match?

        • La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          There won’t be a goal if they play all night. It’s one of those game

          1. Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I think Villa will concede, even 0-0 would be great for my team.

        • Railwayman
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Another big save from Martinez, what a game this is...

        • My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Martinez is great

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Martinez getting a clean sheet and max bonus will somewhat make up for the TC fail I guess

          1. jackoasean
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

          2. jackoasean
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Haha