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

    Target off and CS banked

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

    We're not even at 80 mins yet.

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Targett CS banked. Lateriser celebrating.

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

    Lucky Targett owners, locked min. 6 points

  5. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I can't believe I am relying on Chris Wood at Anfield to save my season

  6. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Just waking up here in New Zealand - did KDB go off injured?

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

      Yeah 🙁

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

      It's 830am lazy bones

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        haha I'm on annual leave gimme a break lol

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nope, just as a fraud after Traore embarrassed him

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

    Screw you De Blank

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

    A red arrow from this game in isolation with KDB and 2 City defenders. What is the point of playing this hellish joke of a game

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

    McManaman's constant sniffing really annoying anyone else? I mean we get it dude you like the white stuff.

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

    Almost own goal from stones

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

      Dias

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

    Target to get max baps if this ends 1-1.

  12. djman102
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Perfect result for this City fan with Targett on his BB. Now, put one of these away, City!

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

    TARGETT JUHUU. Chucky strikes back

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

      lol

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Targett CS banked but probably only a single GW...

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

      Will take it

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

    If Villa score I will lose my sh*t

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

      I won't

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

      I’ve lost mine 20 times the past half an hour

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

      Actually I will in a positive way

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

    Is that counted as a save from Edison to Martinez? 😀

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

    If it stays 0-0 I’m on 110 pts with no chips. Hoooooolllllllddddddddd

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

    Vlean sheet locked but probably misses the 2nd match..

  19. Labile
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Can’t believe I benched Targett for Fraudford

  20. GROBARI
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sub off Martinez,im so happy with his points now.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I remember Villa looked very poor last season.

      What happened to them this season? New training regimen?

    • Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nearly another Dias OG

    • jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kdb capper...somehow am sitting on 30 from this game.. need it to stay 0-0!!!

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same need it so badly!

    • tuturututu
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Grealish earnd that yc today

        1. tuturututu
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Deserved*

        2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Feel free to score now City, Targett CS banked

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          McGinn is drunk

        4. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Dias soooo lucky there! Should be +BAPS though

        5. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Hhhooooooooolldddddd!!! Please for the love of god!!

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

          Genuinely tempted to sell De Bruyne. So disappointing

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Aren’t they all disappointing in a very disappointing season?

          2. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I don't have salah.. but then question is, do I want salah!

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

          Ederson SOT

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            what? saved or he shot?

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

              Shot!