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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. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Foden looks like a better FPL asset than KDB at the moment, no?

    1. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      It seems like KdB needs a striker

  2. Jon Snow
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Villa defence must have a £1 billion clean sheet bonus

  3. bigwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Oh my lord

    1. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Frith help me

  4. afcblegend
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Out of breath just watching this. Granted, I am on the exercise bike.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Haha

  5. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    If you don’t own KDB I’d suggest buying a lottery ticket
    With the level of luck you are having

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      He has had one good week in a sea of blanks. Can we stop calling this luck please. Its time you lot opened your eyes

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

    Not sure I can watch this with 3 clean sheets on the line

  7. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Why was Barkley just hanging offside, clearly, and still going for the ball like he's never heard of the rule before. Get back on, you peen.

  8. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Despise KDB at this point

  9. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Stays on his feet ... no penalty ... should’ve gone over Phil

  10. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Owning defenders in this game is stressful.

  11. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    This is one of the most entertaining 0-0s I can remember

  12. Yeboah Power XI
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    City goal incoming. Jesus to score

  13. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Wowser.

  14. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    How didn’t dis score

  15. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Mings has been incredible fair play

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Foden is everywhere

  17. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    KDB to Gündogan imminent

  18. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Martinez on 50 saves?

  19. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    As a Cancelo owner, KDB tc'er and Martinez non-owner this is absolutely heartbreaking to watch

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

    Emi 6 saves 😎

  21. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    So 0.2 short of Justin and Stones so went did Taylor to Targett... hopefully targett makes me proud...

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Was*

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Did*

    2. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      On my BB, so when they announced he had taken himself out of his fantasy team, I was worried. Even if Villa concede, still 2 pts more than I was expecting. And he still has another game to go.

  22. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Brilliant game this

  23. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Fed up with this shite, nobody can be trusted and if you ain't lucky forget about scoring points....

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      This is true tbf.

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Harsh. In a very harsh season.

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Sterling subbed

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Noo Martinez cleanie now in more danger.

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Good

  26. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    This game makes me nervous

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Jesus is god awful

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

    KDB captainer, Cancelo owner, Stones, Grealish and Martinez owner here. I’m going through so many emotions right now!

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      CS for both teams good for you.

      0-0 ideal now

  29. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    My own foolishness going with masses in a disinterested and wasteful KDB as captain when options like Antonio with fabulous fixtures were there for the taking staring at me with points galore

  30. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Sterling OFF
    Mahrez IN

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Pep out
      My missus on