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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. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I was going to go dump Salah for KDB, now should I go Sterling? Or maybe Forden / Gundo and have $$$ in the bank

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

      See how Salah gets on tomorrow.

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    KdB has 5 points more than Salah, or 10 as captain as it stands. Salah haul would be massive!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Salah 2 goals would be great.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Salah really only needs an assist to match him. You'd assume he'll get 60+

      Ball well in the Salah captainers court.

      Sadly the Zambian Witch Doctor is the umpire...

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Another 50:50 I’ll get wrong no doubt

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Top 10k average 85.50 (-3.43) = 82.08
    Some teams nearly on 150 now e.g. https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/6503/event/19

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      On for 110 here with no chips!

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I almost put that TC on KDB a fews hours before deadline...then decided C to Mo. Lets see how that goes tomorrow.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Same for me.

  5. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Newcastle are going to get battered by this Villa side.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Need to get Martinez back asap

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes, trying to be too clever didn't work out. Damage control time.

  7. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Not watching and I'm having a heart attack reading comments.

  8. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Damnit Sterling (C) fail

    1. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Same here but think we should be quite happy with the outcome. He hasn’t looked any good tbf

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Targett down. Get him off. Please.

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      THIS

    2. toluthadon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Prayer works!

  10. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    10 points from KDB in a DGW with good fixtures. Frickin waste of space

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      8

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      8*

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      8

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I see 8

    5. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      That's life. It's a marathon not a sprint

    6. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      16 if he is your captain 24 if TC

  11. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Fellow KDB TCers, how you feeling?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      terrible. season ender.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bit dramatic mate

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Pretty annoyed, actually very annoyed just due to how close he was to a massive haul.
      But at the end of the day 8 points is 8 points, much better than a 2 pointer

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Exactly. It’s the least powerful chip aswel imo

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Annoyed, but if Martinez keeps this clean sheet and max bonus I won't feel as bad about it

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah I need my double city cleanie

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mahrez on

    Expect the level of selfish play to increase 100%

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Did you deduct for Sterling?

  13. toluthadon
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Praying for this nil nil to hold out for Targett and Dias' sake, all while trying to enjoy the game!

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

    Mark predicted a 1-1 between City and Villa. The score might not be right but the result so far is looking good.

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

      Oh OK. On the last edition of Black Box I swear he said 1-1. But things change I guess

  15. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    11 from Sterling over KDB i will take that

  16. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    FCK OFF PEP

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      lol why so angry

  17. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    As a Martinez, Stones and non KDB owner,

    Id feel very lucky with this 0-0.

  18. afcblegend
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How frustrating would it be to have this game decided by one of those BS penalties we saw at the start of the season?

  19. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How are no Villa defenders on Bonus? In previous years, if Villa were to hold on to the CS, surely they would get the bonuses.

  20. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    With Martinez Cancelo Dias a 0-0 would be great result. Looks unlikely though!

  21. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bonus Points

    3 - Martínez (35)
    2 - Dias, Cancelo, Targett (28)

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Targett definitely deserves it!

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hold Dias & Targett!

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Targett off BP me thinks

  22. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wow. Didn’t even realize he was subbed before 60. 8 points from my captain in a DGW. Bugger off KDB and bugger off Pep. Never captaining again on this form

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He picked up an injury so pep was forced to make the change

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Ederson shot on target.

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Targett injured

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mahrez & Foden could be nailed?

  26. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 8 days ago

      pain.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        same

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Targett cs banked

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Targett CS banked yuhuuuu

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

      Targett CS locked

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

      Targett cs kicked in

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

        Locked*