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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. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Villa robbed there, what on earth have the officials done. Clearly gained an unfair advantage by taking up the offside position prior to challenging for the ball.

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Screw you de Bruyne. Over and over and over

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Ref's FPL ML leader has Martinez but he doesn't.

  4. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    John moss owns grealish confirmed

  5. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Are 'shot on goal' and 'shot at goal' both the same as 'shot'?

  6. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Trashford just a rest I assume?

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    This will be one of those ones where the ref's association will come out 4 weeks later and say sorry we got that one wrong lads. No hard feelings though 😉

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      It was so obvious... totally bizarre goal to give.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      That’d be a first.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Terry confronting ref after whistle apparently. No other sports would have constant shitshow decisions not reviewed after the game

  8. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Never seen Rodrigo this good, don't think he's made even a small mistake...

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Either you're being sarcy or you're totally contradicting another post from earlier - which basically said Rodri was terrible.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I never said that?

  9. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    95 points and basically a grey arrow - what a stupid game week

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      What rank are you?

  10. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Need a 1-0 Fulham, Areola saves galore

  11. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Woah. That replay shows it clear as day! Absolute clear offside

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      ROBBERY by Oil boys

  12. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Cancelo close!

    1. alastair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      The new Kolarov

  13. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Lol Cancelo

  14. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Cancelo noooooo man is cursed

  15. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    CANCELO HAUL CLOSE

  16. Parsnips
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo is due a massive massive haul soon.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo: It's the hope that kills you

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Hahahaha 😆

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo saved by Martinez

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo so annoying

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Not as much as KDB

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Absolutely no point in VAR just get rid of it and be done

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      How on earth did that goal stand. You have to laugh..

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      City pen

    • Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez pen save incoming ffs

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Can see it happening

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      penalty to City. Handball

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Villa unlucky

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez save for justice!!!!!

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Dias taking it??

    • McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Honestly, cancelo so so unlucky!

      KDB TC and no stones or Dias.

      This game is cruel

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      That is a pen, what is Macca on about ?

    • Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Are we done yet?