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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. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Triple def owners with their hearts in their hands.

    1. TheBiffas
        1 month, 9 days ago

        i'm conflicted with triple defence plus grealish and watkins

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

      This Villa performance bodes well for Newcastle next!

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Newcastle to win 0-5 going by how this season has been...

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      First Fulham playing great first game after covid, now Aston Villa.

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      OMG gundo missile

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Silva sorry

    5. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Have thoroughly not enjoyed owning De Bruyne bar one week

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      OMG bernado Silva

    8. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Bernardo G

    9. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Surely that's offside?

    10. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Offside in the build Up

    11. ivantys
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This is a great goal

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        The commentator is blind

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Hilarious wasn’t it

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Oh bugger off Bernardo

      • tuturututu
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Grealish should have been booked today

        • Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yesss destroy those clean sheets

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

            No

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

          Dias up to 2bps

          Martínez (35)
          Dias (29)
          Cancelo (28)
          Targett (28)
          Ederson (27)
          Rodrigo (25)
          Stones (24)
          Mings (25)
          Konsa (21)
          Cash (21)

        • Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Gundogan owners thought he’d scored because of the commentator. Lol

          • Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Commentator omg...

          • hullcityfan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Lol commentator thinks it’s gundo

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Gundo G

          • 1zverGGadeM
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            offside in buildup

          • UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Oh ffs!!!!! P**s off silva!

          • Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            NOOOO

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            That’s offside

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Nope

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            De Bruyne be back on at this rate

          • Sir Alex Telles.
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Come VAR.

          • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Screw you City

          • diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Such a useless FPL goal.

            Bernardo G
            Rodri A

            1. hullcityfan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              A great FPL goal as it gives Dias bonus

            2. Dthinger
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              It’s useful to everyone who doesn’t own Martinez

            3. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Perfect for defence

          • EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Everyone's exhausted

          • djman102
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            YYYYYYYEESSSSSS!!!!! Perfect so far! Now hold, City!