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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
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    No CSs in this game

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      As long as my players score

  2. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Well defended Cancelo but poor by Barkley

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Barkley screws up a great counter-attack.

    This game is so open.

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    OMG Barkley is awful

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 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
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      will Dias and Stones keep starting once Laporte is back?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 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
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          thx

      2. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        On this form probably

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Grealish was open 🙁

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Cancelo over the bar with the shot

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Good chance as well that!

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Cancelo has 0 end product

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      City ain't keeping cs here

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Cancelo is city’s best player decides KDB

    • Coffee Prince
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      cancelo close

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        To what, the upper deck?

      2. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Top comment

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          calibration

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Foden already wasted KDB and Cancelo assists. Hate this game

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Cancelo wasted Foden assist with that crap shot

    • ivantys
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Foden on fire

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        What a start to this game!

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 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
          2 months, 24 days ago

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

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          12 points at least there

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

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

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              You noticed

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Standard 2 from Watkins guaranteed

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Villa look like scoring

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Goals look likely...

          Man City with 7 attempts

      • WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Cancelo man!

      • The Point About It Is
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        crazy open game - foden looks determined to score

      • rnrd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Cancelo’s haul is a matter of time

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

      • Calvin Valance
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

        Cancelo on the other hand is everywhere

      • Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Grealish deserves a YC for that on Walker.

      • ivantys
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Grealish really wants a card this game.

        • Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Cancelo padding his attacking potential stats nicely here

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

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