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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Target off and CS banked

  2. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    We're not even at 80 mins yet.

  3. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Targett CS banked. Lateriser celebrating.

  4. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Lucky Targett owners, locked min. 6 points

  5. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  6. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah 🙁

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      It's 830am lazy bones

      1. BIG TONES
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        haha I'm on annual leave gimme a break lol

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Nope, just as a fraud after Traore embarrassed him

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Screw you De Blank

  8. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 14 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
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Almost own goal from stones

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Dias

  11. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  12. djman102
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  13. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    TARGETT JUHUU. Chucky strikes back

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      lol

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Will take it

  15. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    If Villa score I will lose my sh*t

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I won't

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

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

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Actually I will in a positive way

  16. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  19. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Can’t believe I benched Targett for Fraudford

  20. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

  21. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    I remember Villa looked very poor last season.

    What happened to them this season? New training regimen?

  22. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Nearly another Dias OG

  23. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Same need it so badly!

  24. tuturututu
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Grealish earnd that yc today

      1. tuturututu
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Deserved*

      2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Feel free to score now City, Targett CS banked

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        McGinn is drunk

      4. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Dias soooo lucky there! Should be +BAPS though

      5. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

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

      6. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Genuinely tempted to sell De Bruyne. So disappointing

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

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

        2. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

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

      7. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Ederson SOT

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          what? saved or he shot?

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 14 days ago

            Shot!