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

    Any baps for areola tonight do we think?

    1. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Bra vo

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

    Cancelo just 8 points from this dgw is comical

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Same as KDB for half the price.

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

        19 less than stones for .8m more

    2. George James
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      7

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

        7+1

        1. George James
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Will be 8

      2. TheBiffas
          3 months, 2 days ago

          8

          1. George James
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Come back to me when they have updated. Bilva will get bps for winning goal

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        could have outscored every other player but only 8 points he got 🙁

      4. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 2 days ago

          My Jesus only got 2 points less lol

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

        Does Dean Smith get banned from the touchline now?

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

        If TC/C-salah hauls - the TC/C-KDBlank is going to destroy seasons.

        Just quit your mini leagues and stop playing.

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

        Foden owners holding?

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

          He goes back into hibernation tonight for the rest of the Winter so I'd steer clear.

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

            Even with KDB crocked, by far there most creative player

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

              Try telling the fraud that.

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Looked great in first half

        3. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Seemed to be their best player ofensively again. After Silvas match winner I can see the fraud Sterling finally dropping out the team for a bit

      8. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        So it was offside then, deliberate by Mings in chesting the ball to trap it, rather than chesting to prevent it reaching the offside player

        Calmer now then with the lost Emi points

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I can't find anything on when a pace of play ends in a possible offside situation in the rules. What difference does the deliberate mean in this?

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

            Deliberate as in he chose to do it to control the ball, not as a reaction to stop the pass to an offside player

            So in two different contexts it could be offside and offside

            Scenario A ball is blasted towards offside player Mings blocks with chest

            Scenario b what happened today ball played towards offside player but Mings is in control and decides to chest it foenn

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

              I'm both scenarios if mings is tackled by the offside player

              A= offside

              B= onside

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

        Wow. 73 (-8) with Salah, Martinez, Fernandes & Robbo to play. TCd KDB.

        Very tempted to wildcard and go triple City defence! Triple Leeds needs to be reduced...!

      10. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        137 with 4 to go.

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

          No, dog stil bored

        2. Guru Mediation
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Wow! Congrats

          1. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            thank you

        3. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Wow

      11. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        The current offside law isn't fit for purpose then isn't it really? I thought the fundamental point in offside was to prevent attacking players gaining an unfair advantage?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          It's officiating and VAR that's the problem

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I'm very confused why that wasn't offside

        3. TOPCAT1960
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Just watched again (from the camear behind the goal) and in my view Mings lost the ball - he chested it down further away from his body than he probably intended and Rodri nipped it away from him. The fact that Mings PLAYED the ball means the offside rule cannot apply.

          1. TOPCAT1960
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            *camera* lol

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

            I’m not disputing the implementation of the law in this case. I’m saying the law clearly needs modification.

        4. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          agree - how can Bamford pointing for the cross be offside but not Rodri for then interfering. The rule just feel fit for purpose

      12. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Probably need a kdb replacement?

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

          Nah, he was about to be taken off anyway

      13. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Gundo for the win, huh...

        Ok...

      14. Harper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        With 27 points, Stones becomes the joint highest scoring defender of all time as well as the joint fifth highest scoring player ever in FPL.

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Who else got 27 as a defender?

          1. dansmusen
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Laporte ?

            1. Chrisitis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Nah. He got 6+15

          2. Harper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Steve Watson in the 2003/04 season and John Arne Riise in the 2004/05 season.
            Trent got 24 last season.

      15. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Martinez owner here, although clearly offside it's Mings who deserves the scorn. Dreadful defending

      16. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Gundogan better City pick than KdB.

      17. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        127(-8) with Bruno (C) Trashford (failed) Lookman Mane Martinez to go...Still feeling sad about the failed Martinez haul

        1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          And also Maguire. Man U better do some job tonight

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

          Dog says “is that edible”?

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

          My heart is bleeding for you right now.

      18. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Biggest mystery of that game was how Grealish wasn’t booked.

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

          Every game. Dives, hacks .... untouchable

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

          Its going to happen vs newc...no way he survives all the games

        3. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          for FPL reasons

      19. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I hate owning Salah and Bruno. They just exist out of fear. They're the FPL equivalent of extortion. I'm paying the FPL mafia 26.8 million to not destroy my rank.

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

          This!

          Pick one and roll with the punches!?

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          This. Thats how I feel about Son and KdB. I don’t pay the mafia and havn’t brought them in. They beat me up every GW.

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            KdB=Kane

          2. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            KDB has hardly done anything substantial this season..

        3. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Your decision how you play the game?

      20. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        So many huge scores flying around. One of those weeks where nothing seems to have worked.
        Now a decision to make :
        Dallas to stones or
        Raphina/soucek to gundo

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          stones a better pick than gundo surely?

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Probably. Just like the potential of gundo

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

          Yeah, same.

          I’ve done Dallas to Stones.

      21. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        So son robbo kane adams to kdbC dias vardy antonio for -12 almost ok..but 71 points oly with grealish Martinez bruno salah to play.. Not good for this gw right? I saw majority here put scores more than 100..

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Its very biased. People with better scores tend to post here

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

          Top 10k average 78. Overall 56

      22. Saïss doesn't mat…
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Broke my back to get the "Fantastic Four" of Bruno, KDB, Salah and Son and they've been totally underwhelming the past 3-4 gw

      23. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Can't win them all.

        118 points with KDB captain.

        Unless Salah hauls tomorrow BB was the way to go this game week after all.

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

          Dog says “any chili?”

        2. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Just 8 on my BB, with Martinez and Wilson left to play - been very disappointing (other two are Bamford and James)

      24. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Did KDBs injury look bad?

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

          Nah, coming off anyway

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

          Not sure what it was tbh. He got tackled by Grealish not long before he went off. Whether it was that or a muscle injury is hard to guess.

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

        I hate my team, seriously tempted to rage WC. Yay or nay?

        Martinez
        Coufal Chilwell Robbo
        Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Soucek
        Bamford Watkins

        Forster Mitchell Dallas Adams

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Nay

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

          Rage WC to that or from that?

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

            From. Has got me a massive 55pts in a double.

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

              Rage away

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

              I wouldnt. Its a good team, just a poor week

            3. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              It hasn't got you 55 though has it, You still have;

              Bruno v Fulham
              Salah & Robbo v Burnley
              Jack, Emi and Watkins v Newcastle

              and no city defence is totally on you with form and these two fixtures

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

          No count to ten.

      26. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Salah(TC) Feels a lot better after this game.

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Weird thing to say

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Really? Is it weird than I'm nervous a a non KDB owner?

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              No that makes sense but that’s not what you said

          2. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Makes sense to me

      27. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Areola, AWB, Cavaleiro & Bruno inc.

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

        Bruno EO by rank tier:

        TOP 1K 100.2%
        TOP 10K 102.2%
        TOP 100K 102.4%
        100K-200K 102.4%
        200K-300K 101.9%
        300K-400K 101.8%
        400K-500K 100.6%
        500K-600K 100.6%
        600K-700K 100.5%
        700K-800K 99.7%
        800K-900K 99.0%
        900K-1M 99.3%

        No point even watching this game as a Bruno non-capper with no other MUN/FUL players!

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

          A United win but no clean sheet is what I want.

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Is FPL the only reason why you are watching football?

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

            The main reason when I don't support the team!

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

          My ML rival Triple captained him. Gonna be a nervous 90 minutes

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

          Cheer on a red card?

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

          What about EO 1m+?

      29. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        About time we consider Gundogan as a serious FPL player?

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

          Not sure if he has a team

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

          Seems to be doing a Yaya Toure.

      30. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Best way to use third City spot along Cancelo and KDB?

        1) Stones
        2) Gundo

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

          It varies.

          2

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

          Same decision, and I'm very torn.
          Stones did look dangerous at times, plus has the clean sheets.
          But gundo is getting in such good positions.
          No idea

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

        Would you take KdB out if he’s a doubt for West Brom?

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

          How much of a doubt?

          You need premium picks on the pitch

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

            As in he’s likely to miss it

        2. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Ye.
          I'd probably swap Holding/Coufal -> Cancelo and KDB -> Son

          1. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            then triple City defense moving forward

        3. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          just wait for news, no rush

      32. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Rank increase of 400k (800k in two weeks!) but can’t see me keeping it with only Bruno and salah left now. Hoping for Fulham, Burnley and in particular Newcastle to help me out remaining fixtures. Can’t see it.

        1. GoonerSteve
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Similar boat here. On 98 with the same two to play. Great start to the gameweek but regretting not going with more than 6 double gameweekers now.