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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. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Dean Smith captainers absolutely nowhere to hide

  2. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 26 days ago

      YES !

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Phew. Was worried about a Martinez haul. Assist?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Rodri

      2. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Rodrigo

      3. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Not KDB

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Rodri A
          Bilva G

      4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Please score Cancelo

      5. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Why do people own Dean Smith?

        • Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          People saying offside when Mings had the ball omfg

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Never offside, awful play from Martinez and Ming's

          2. Flynniesta
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            He was in an offside position before Mings had the ball & surely gained an advantage so I think it should have been disallowed

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Martinez and Ming's completely messed that up, horrendous from both

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Villa down to 11 men.

        • Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Target owners unite !! First time I have got lucky in this hellish season 😀

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Grealish goal incoming?

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Sure

          2. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Honestly.. that is bizarre.

          3. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            3 - Rodrigo (34)
            2 - Dias (29)
            1 - Cancelo, Targett (28)

            1. Chucky
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              3 Baps yuppie

          4. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Feel sick. 7 points up in smoke in an instant!!!!

          5. shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Looks like I got away with not doing Mane>KdB for a -4. Been sweating on it all week! Having to trade DCL made me hold on.

          6. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Rodrigo (34)
            Dias (29)
            Cancelo (28)
            Targett (28)
            Ederson (27)
            Bernardo Silva (26)

          7. GROBARI
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Wow. This was clear offside. Wtf is people in VAR doing?

            • Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Villa robbed by VAR multiple times and no offside check. Joke of a league

            • Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              As a non Martinez owner this week that goal was huge 🙂

            • Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              How would that ever have been offside?

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Buildup

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  How? Mings had possession. Rodri dispossessed him. You can tackle someone from behind them

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Not when the ball was played to you in an offside position and then you tackle the intercepting defender

              2. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Clearly was offside.

              3. Pukkipartyy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Do u even watch the game...

              4. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                So he is way offside, the ball is played up to him.

                Then proceeds to interfere with play.

                Bt sport ref just confirmed he was surprised it was confirmed.

                I mean, very very strange goal to give, seen so many examples where slightest interference and its flagged.

                Yet tackle the player its OK.

            • Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Please stay like this

            • Teomi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              How can that not be offside.. hilarious

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Why would that be offside? you can tackle someone in an offside position

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Thats his issue. Mings always has this casual moment in every game.

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Yup, many a villa CS lost because he starts thinking he's better than he is

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  He is good at blocking and clearing the ball. But the moment he has some tme on the ball he seems to lose it all.

            • Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Come ooooooon Cancelooooo

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              So Dias was a much better pick than Cancelo.

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Stones and Dias Robbed

            • Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Come
              On
              Watkins
              You
              Donkey

            • BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Massive relief for non Martinez owners

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                And yet not really, still doing well

              2. JabbaWookiee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Massive smugness from targett owners!

            • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I hate KDB at this moment. And last week

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Mahrez 😆

            • Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              livescore.com has

              Bernardo Silva (Goal)
              Ruben Dias (Assist)
              Rodri (2nd Assist)

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Commentator on Bt is convinced it’s gundogan