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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. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone from the regulars with triple City defense?

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Impossible.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      10 managers in the top 10k own Stones + Cancelo + Dias

  2. GROBARI
      3 months, 1 day ago

      This pitch is horrible,players are sliping when they are gonna shoot

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bucketing rain all day - incredible the pitch is playable

        1. GROBARI
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Thats what i am saying

      2. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Wow insanely lucky Dias didn’t score OG

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Nearly mings og

      4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Can you really justify keeping KDB over Kane when Kane keeps scoring and De Blank is crap?

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Kevin De Blank

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I have Dias & Stones. Might sell KDB for Kane. Matchup with Son.

      5. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Matt Targett transferred himself out going into this gameweek. 😆

        1. toluthadon
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Rumour has it he told a friend to 'lump on of you want, mate' for a sub on the 74th minute

      6. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        This is insane.

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Jesus misses a sitter

      8. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        This is ridiculous

      9. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        MCI - AVL
        24 - 9 (shots)
        6 - 4 (shots on target)
        3.05 - 0.45 (ExpG)

      10. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Oh God not Naylor.

      11. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        This is one of the best 0-0’s ive ever seen

      12. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        How haha

      13. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Hilarious how neither team have scored a goal so far

        • gogs67
            3 months, 1 day ago

            This will not end 0-0

          • Chucky
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Neeed Villa CS wiped ASAP

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Nooo!!!

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Go away Chucky.

          • ivantys
              3 months, 1 day ago

              This game doesn't deserve to be goalless.

            • Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Wow McGinn has had the worst game of his life

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Gonna go with “I could’ve scored that and so could me Dad”

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 1 day ago

              What a game this is

            • Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Targett not only locked min 6, but also will have double now (if bot injured) as avoided YC

            • Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              OMG this is painful - both HOOOLLLDDD

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              This is an incredible game

            • lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              STOP THE COUNT, too many clean sheets to lose

            • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Tempted to bring in Foden instead of KDB.
              How does this sound?

              Mane, Brewster ->>>
              Foden, Vardy -4

              Would give me squad depth which also is called benching headaches. Would probably bench Bamford(lei) this week.

              Good or bad idea?

            • Please Answer Me
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Is 116 points with Salah and Bruno left good?

              1. Bring the Cavalry
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Terrible, huge red arrow

              2. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  i don't know, is it?

                • Sid1891
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Fine

                • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Probably good but a lot can still happen

                • DAZZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Not bad, im on 110 with salah bruno and 3 others. Plenty doing much better

              3. Bring the Cavalry
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                What a game this is

              4. afcblegend
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                This is the most ridiculous game I've seen in a long time, how are these chances not going in...

              5. Jersey Boy
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                No City or Villa defence...I can’t quite believe what I’m watching. Just have to laugh at this point. Worst gameweek I’ve ever had

              6. DycheDycheBaby
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                0-0 games are underrated!

              7. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                City players behaving like kinder garden kids

                1. Sir Alex Telles.
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Kindergarten**