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

    Soucek to Gundogan locked!

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      THIS

  2. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Bamford and Raphinha -> Antonio and Gundogan (-4). Best hit I’ve had for a couple of seasons.

  3. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    How much is the fat ref on FPL and does he count as one of the 3 City players?

  4. Greek Shamrocks
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gundo party!!!

  5. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Second recent City pen which KDB won't be taking lol

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

    GUNDO ESSENTIAL!!! CAMOON

  7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    An emi pen save there would’ve been great

  8. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Guess Gundogan was the player to have and captain for city
    Sigh

    1. pjomara
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No, stones was

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

    Two Man City penalties in the last 2 GWs, neither taken by KDB :s

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

    KDB to Gundo? Why tf not at this point.

    1. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      thinking the same... and save 6m in the process

  11. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    3 points feels harsh for Martinez after that performance. It’s the hope that kills you.

  12. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Dont ask why my 3rd City is Gabriel Jesus but glad he atleast got something

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      KDB -> Gundo incoming.

    • ivantys
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cash loves giving away pens.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Gundo was the one to own?

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Was the one to own over Soucek any day.

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

            Getting him for Soucek

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          What a rubbish end to a good game

        3. JJO
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Triple captain vs Gundogan in cup
          And it had to be some shaite like this

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

          I despise City. Especially KDB

        5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
            2 months, 26 days ago

            KDB penalty lost. Gundogan outshining him in every way. Season over

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

            Champions performance from City.

            Great game.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Really entertaining. Even at 0-0

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

              They got lucky though.

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

              I have to agree about great game. Would’ve been more happy with 0-0 but entertainment all match.

          • Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            How has Cancelo not come away with attacking returns... it defies belief.

            1. JVALDEZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Every time

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

            KDB to Gundo to enable Kane in?

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

              100%

            2. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Actually hard to argue against it

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

              Soucek to Gundo it is.

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

            Rodrigo (34)
            Gündogan (31)
            Cancelo (29)
            Bernardo Silva (29)
            Dias (29)
            Targett (28)
            Martínez (25)
            Grealish (16)
            Mings (13)
            Konsa (10)

          • Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Sigh.

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Grealish almost yellow

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

            Today has **** all over me, death in family due to Covid and just wanted the football to take mind off things.

            KDB subbed, everyone missing his assists. Just so much ***^

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

              Cancelo doing everything but scoring

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Ah sorry to hear that. Life can hit you hard sometimes.

            3. A Kun & Mateta
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Sorry for your loss. Fpl is a great distraction but can get a bit obsessive. I go for walks when matches are on, the oxygen to the brain helps keep things in context.

            4. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Sorry to hear of your loss. Keep your head up, my friend.

          • W
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Got Foden instead of Gundo...

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

              Same here fella

          • ivantys
              2 months, 26 days ago

              The game's over soon and Grealish still trying to get a card.

            • nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Not a bad goal, Dias loses 2 BPS and Martinez -1 for conceding 2 goals.

            • Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Gundog has saved my season

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

                Not really