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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. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    125 with Martinez, Bruno, Salah and Anguissa to play again!

    Best score I've ever had on Fantasy in all my years of playing, call it a 'brag' but i'm chuffed.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wow well played

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you mate, proper chuffed!

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      110 with Salah Bruno Martinez Watkins Pieters Areola here

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Nice!! Good luck bro

    3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      GG bro

    4. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      That is some score. 'Gratulations on the all the green big fat arrows!!

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks viper, appreciate it!

    5. Parsnips
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I’m 130 with Martinez Wan bissaka Salah Bruno and de gea still to play! Hoping I can hit 150

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Me too haha!

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Very well done!

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Thank you Sminky! Appreciate it.

      • The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Great job, hope you can nudge 150 🙂

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I'm really hoping so!! 😀

    6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Will wait til end of the GW, but almost 100% set on KDB to Gundogan.

      Enables Bamford to Kane the following week.

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Sounds like a plan

    7. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      109 pts with Lookman, Salah & Fernandes left

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Same, 113-4 with Bruno Salah(C) Mane Robertson Grealish left

    8. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Love to see it, my DGW hits Antonio, Stones and Gundo have now all completed their hauls. All I need now is a Bruno and Salah (C) haul to take me to 150 for the week 😀

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Keep us updated

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        And you can’t know if it’s 150 because the potential hauls are yet to be given a number

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Asking the dog if he gives a ... nope.

    9. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hold Dias, sweet prince.

    10. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      happy for Cancelo and Stones CS but KDB(C) major disappointment.

    11. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Cant sell kdb before west brom and Sheffield utd but he's gone after that I think

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        He might be hurt.

        He's gimpy, you can always see it.

    12. evilfish
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Feel so disheartened as a long time Cancelo owner, will I ever be rewarded? 🙁

    13. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What a game, Villa were very unlucky with the first goal not being called offside but City did dominate. Can't complain about my trio of Dias, KDB and Gundo this week at all

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yep

          Man City 2 - 0 Aston Villa
          (xG: 3.50 - 0.66)

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        VILLA ROBBED

        1. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          100%

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        BT Ref has now changed his mind and says the goal should stand.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          What's his reasoning

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Mings chesting the ball down is a deliberate play on the ball and therefore Bernardo can come from an offside position and steal the ball off Mings.

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Targett please grab a bap for me...

      • Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        As a KDB owner but Salah captainer, I feel very weird. Especially because my ML rivals dont own KDB so he was actually a differential for me

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        115 -4 with 5 to play, yet still somehow disappointed.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Can’t be disappointed with that surely

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            KdB (c) fail kinda hurt.

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Still a massive green arrow. 870K up from 2M.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Asking the dog ... nope, doesn’t care.

        3. evilfish
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Try having a team all DGWers with the exception of Bamford and being on 72 with 4 to go, then you might understand disappointment!

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Really unlucky, pal. Hope you get a good finish to get you to 100. Good news is that BB still intact?

      • royaljoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        140pts with Shaw, De Gea, Fernandes, Wilson and Martinez. Madness

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Keep us updated

        2. Parsnips
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Similar here. Went from 200k to 20k. Feels good

        3. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Targett look knackered, or good to play next game?

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Should be fine hopefully

        4. Your Man With The Hair
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Is livefpl not loading for anyone else?

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            On and off.

        5. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          So good having Stones and Dias as only City assets

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Should’ve gone without Kdb and BB. Meh... opted this and have to accept the outcome.

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              You're not alone. I dont have KDB but i have played BB and aquired a monster haul of 6 points

          2. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            This

        6. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          20 points from Martinez, Stones, Cancelo, Grealish and KDB. (TC) Not great really, was hoping for double that at least

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Not wrong to feel disappointed but it could easily have been a "1-1 Bernardo and Traore" match.

        7. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Will Cancelo keep 1 bonus?

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yep

        8. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Still a chance for us Salah trip cappers to claw back.

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Can see Salah scoring a brace..

        9. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Karma is real. Grealish injuring KDB cancels out the offside goal.

        10. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Hit the ton with 6 to go despite big KDB craptain fail.

          1. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            If you see Kdb as a cap fail, how do you pick captain? He got one assist in the first, raz misses a pen which would give him 3 more, then i lost the nimber of assist he should have had and he would gave talen the pen. Bruno was a yellow away from ban and was Lucky in the last minute not to get booked, and Salah is not at it at the moment. Who Else? Vert unhappy with how things unfolded this week but Kdb was far the best cap choice. Saying this, Bruno will stamp Aina and get a penalty.

        11. Joey Tribbiani
            3 months, 1 day ago

            119 points and only 2 goals in my whole team, both from Antonio 😀

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              That's impressive with no Stones!

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Now to settle into my big areola haul

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 1 day ago

              United don’t shoot much

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Kdb(C) but I want Salah to haul tomorrow

          • fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            All setup for a quadruple return from the Mossiah!

          • Canarinha
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            baps to whoooo

          • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            14 from 5 including captain. Any good?

          • Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cruell ending for Martinez, he did nothing wrong and went from 11 to 3 points in the last 10 minutes...

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              The best thing of this match

            2. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 1 day ago

              It was glorious to watch. Martinez owners have had far too much luck this season

            3. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              What a player, Arteta let the wrong goalie leave

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Incredible player

              2. Zen_Master
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                What are you on about? Leno has been amazing for Arsenal this season as well.