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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. dang_wood_chuck
      1 month, 7 days ago

      .. i lose my cup round cuz my opponent picked gundogan over kdb and captained antonio. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

      1. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Because he made better choices than you.

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pen save incoming

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bildogan to take it?

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      SAVE IT EMI

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pen??

    • El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      We will never get those Cancelo attacking points right

    • Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Cancelo getting no attacking returns while Stones gets two is despicable (and I own neither).

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jammy jammy gundo owners

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Gundogan G
      Jesus A

      Martinez owners spewing

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      EMI I’m begging you bigman, cmon!!!!

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Villa robbed.

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What an anti climax this game has been....

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bench boost with McCarthy (1), Coufal (12), Soucek (4) and Justin (14). I’d say that’s a win.

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Martínez -1

    • Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rival has Gundo

      F

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No. Just no. ML leader again. Buggaaaaaaa!

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tempted to do KDB to Gundo so I can get Kane

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Good moves.

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Screw you City. Screw you.

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Gundogan has to be the jammiest of jammy picks

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      So whats the deal with KDB injury, I missed it. What happened?

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Flair loving the Gundogan goal and City CS.

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Grealish to Gundogan done

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McManaman is absolutely clueless.

    • GROBARI
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Stupid Cash.

      • DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Villa have been well and truly robbed today. Shocking

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Targett essential against Newcastle!!

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          If he's fit.. Or are you wuuming?

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Gundogan owners the real winners.

      • JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        And now out if cup with this shaite goal

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pxss off!

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Great. Gundo blanks in the BGW when I have him, and hauls in the DGW when I don’t, taking a pen KDB could’ve as well

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This

        2. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Same. Officially hate Man City now.

        3. Steve Chance
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          You're not a glass half full lad are you?

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            How can you be in a game like this

            1. Steve Chance
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              It helps. And btw, I'm in the same boat on this bit of bad luck.

        4. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Same here. And changed at the last minute for Soueck as I wanted to keep the City spot open hahahah