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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. JJO
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    No CSs in this game

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      As long as my players score

  2. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Well defended Cancelo but poor by Barkley

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Barkley screws up a great counter-attack.

    This game is so open.

  4. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    OMG Barkley is awful

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      His first game in months, and that to after only a few training sessions. The fact that he is getting in those positions is encouraging.

  5. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Just what you want to see as a Cancelo and Martinez owner. And end to end basketball match.

  6. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    There is no way City are keeping a CS today. No way Vill aren't conceding 2/3 as well.

  7. WALOR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    will Dias and Stones keep starting once Laporte is back?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      In PL and CL games, yes. Pep ain't going to change the CBs unless they are properly tired or injured

      1. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        thx

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      On this form probably

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

    Grealish was open 🙁

  9. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo over the bar with the shot

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Good chance as well that!

  10. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Why do teams still leave KDB in so much space!?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Cancelo has been so close to returning and looking very dangerous for quite some time now.

  11. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo passes the eye test soooo well - haul must surely be imminent but think that every time I watch him!

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo has 0 end product

  13. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    City ain't keeping cs here

  14. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo is city’s best player decides KDB

  15. Charlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    cancelo close

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      To what, the upper deck?

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Cancelo's shot has acheived a synchronous orbit with Sterling's penalty

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Top comment

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

        calibration

  16. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Foden already wasted KDB and Cancelo assists. Hate this game

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Cancelo wasted Foden assist with that crap shot

  17. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Foden on fire

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    What a start to this game!

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    With Cancelo Stones KDB(c) Watkins Martinez, it’ll be hard to come away from this empty handed.

    Probably will though!

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      2-1 with Gundo/Foden and Traore goals can very easily happen.

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

      12 points at least there

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        That's quite a crap haul from six, though.

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

          You noticed

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Standard 2 from Watkins guaranteed

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    If there was ever a player who is due a haul, it’s Cancelo!

  21. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Villa look like scoring

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Goals look likely...

      Man City with 7 attempts

  22. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo man!

  23. The Point About It Is
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    crazy open game - foden looks determined to score

  24. rnrd
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo’s haul is a matter of time

  25. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Totally fine with Grealish goal here. Would be great even. As long as he doesn't get booked it's fine.

  26. Calvin Valance
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Stones not starting very well, losing headers and the ball.

    Cancelo on the other hand is everywhere

  27. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    All 3 of Villa's AMs have given the ball away in shocking positions. Their back four must be fuming.

  28. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Grealish deserves a YC for that on Walker.

  29. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Grealish really wants a card this game.

  30. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo padding his attacking potential stats nicely here

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Cmon then own up who put a goal witch curse on Cancelo?