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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Main rival brought in Gundogan! Is he a serious option now?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Depends on KDB injury.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes, 100%, he’s under 6m lol

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Goals coming almost every game and bargain....only who can stop him is PEP Roulette

    4. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Your rival was never a serious option

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Jacky don't be stupid you need to play against Newcastle.

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Grealish running a fine line...

  4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Any reason not to do KDB to Gundogan?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      zero reason. guy is what we wish kdb was.

  5. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Delete KDB

  6. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Will Cancelo ever deliver?

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      He is like Tadic

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        No....KDB is the new Tadic

        Cancelo is Firmino but not as ugly and not a forward, so he still gets clean sheets

  7. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    2-0 FT

    Love the City CS!

  8. MIDIMAN2010
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    City gifted 3 points from the Ref. Shocking

  9. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Where is Flair, knew this would happen!

  10. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Triple City defence - get in!

    1. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Ditto, skills

  11. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    This game is just joke. The first goal should never stand and it killed the game. Thanks VAR for nothing.

  12. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Im probably very late to this but wow KDB seriously got subbed off on the 59th minute?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Prob injury

    2. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I had Matip off injured at 59.30 the other week lol

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Stones & Dias fail in this game.

    Should have so much more points this GW 🙁

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      How? Literally HOW

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Nah. Take the points and be happy. Good gw from those two.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      How have they failed?!!!

  14. Bossworld
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Partner’s got Gundogan first sub on her team, whoops. Johnstone’s 2 pointer instead of Fabianski too

  15. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Villa & FPL players absolutely robbed, what a joke

  16. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Bonus Points

    3 - Rodrigo (33)
    2 - Gündogan (31)
    1 - Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Dias (29)

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Dias. Nailed, CS, and BAPS. What a player.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He’s been decent. Made Stones a good player again too.

    2. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cancelo and Dias were on 2 BAPs until that pen

  17. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    TC KDB could have been worse, remember Mane TC last season?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Or Sane

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yep. I had both Salah and Mane. A 50 point swing if I had picked the wrong one

    3. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I TC'ed Kane, then Sane, then Mane. KDB has outscored all three of them combined.

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes but still very sad that ref ruined that game. It was one of the best games this year until the first goal.

  18. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Gundo nailed for the next 4 gameweeks? Im done with Grealish..

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lol

  19. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Kevin de Blank

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Harsh on Villa. Played very well but not clinical enough.

  21. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    I look forward to never playing FPL again.

    Will be glorious.

    Forces me to watch EPL when I don't really care.

    Thanks KDB, you ruined my season, and broke my bad habit.

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    No BAPs for BSilva? 🙁

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      1

  23. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    I had 5 players in this game, but it couldn’t have gone any worse

  24. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Thank you Dias and Ederson.

  25. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    The two transfers I did not do. Raphinha Adams > Gundo Antonio. Mmm. Well I take the damage control without Kdb as well.

  26. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    I’m on 86 points and my team still hasn’t scored a goal

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      lol that's incredible.

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hah! 😀 nice defence mate!

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Just noticed I’m on 82 and haven’t scored either.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No Stones?

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Oh Yeah right! Sorry. My bad. Ofc him.

      2. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Sorry that’s a great point and completely ruins my story. Please ignore!

  27. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    I'd be in the hurt locker big time without Stones/Dias this week.

  28. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    KDB injury wouldn't be that serious IMO.

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Looked like he pulled up with a muscle problem to me. Hopefully not too bad.

  29. GROBARI
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Dias with 1 bps?

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Just Stones and kdb (non cap) from the game

      Almost perfect