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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. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Not enjoying this match as a non-Cancelo owner

    1. GROBARI
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Feel you,its so open game,im nervous

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

      Am I the only one who thinks Rodri has been shocking lately? City are keeping cleans but it's definitely not because he's shielding the defense well. Opposition constantly waltzing through the City midfield as if he's not there when they get the ball but Stones and Dias clean up.

      1. Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Lately? He’s awful. Completely out of his depth. Also the thoughts of most Citeh fans

        1. Jersey Boy
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          No Rodri is a big reason why City beat Palace so comfortably on Sunday

      2. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Rodri leading the way on baps 😉

    3. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cancelo is the new Phil Neville

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      KDB is always so open on the edge of the box

    5. ivantys
        2 months, 21 days ago

        No chance Grealish doesn't hey yellow today

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 21 days ago

            *get

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

          Grealish looking for the weekend off.

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

          Time going so slowly... Game won't end until KDB scores to crush me

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

          Cancelo is the new Maddison...

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

            Maddison scores though?

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

          0-0 please

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            27 points for me if so, before the inevitable defender BAPs. I'll have it.

        6. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          You guys are hyping this as if there will be 9 goals in this game

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

            Should be 1-1 already (at least).

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

            Will be 1-1 with Bilva and Traore goals

        7. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          “The #CFC board are furious with what is going on and something could happen in the coming hours." [@FabrizioRomano On @podcastherewego via @SiPhillipsSport] #CFC

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

            See ya, Frank.

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

            Odds have really come in on the betting sites

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Here we go! Avram Grant ready to take over at #CFC until the end of the season

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

              He has a good record tbf to him.

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

          I don't think I can do it. I don't think I can survive without getting Cancelo in my team asap. James > Cancelo for -4 is beckoning.

          1. tinear
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Im not watching the game. He’s that good?

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Looking dangerous constantly

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

            Happy with Stones for now

        9. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Walker's cooked.

        10. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Zinchenko warming up

        11. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Walker off please

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

          Walker injured
          Looks like Zinchenko on and Cancelo to right back
          Good for Cancelo and City clean sheet chances

        13. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Would love a Villa win to nil here.

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

            Don’t speak such atrocity haha

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

          Cancelo racking up good stats by blasting the ball over the bar and crossing the ball aimlessly

        15. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Cancelo is a selfish headless sheep

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

            so ideal for FPL then ....

            1. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              not actually. 3 points for assists are better than wastes

        16. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Joao Lampcelo

        17. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          KDB is nowhere near Bruno's level. Guy just walks around on the attack and doesnt even try and goto the ball

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I've noticed that as well.. Strolling around the opponents box when they have the ball close to it, so weird. Never makes a run in to the box for a cross.

        18. GROBARI
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Walker injured
            Cancelo,welcome back to my team

          • Hooky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Aguero would have had a hat-trick already if he was playing

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

            Walker broken

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

            Zinchenko on before 30 mins would be amazing!

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

            Grealish retro ban for injuring Walker?

            1. Hooky
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Plus 1 extra game for that haircut

          • DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Come on KDB. I won’t accept anything less than 7/8 points tonight as I’ve played my TC chip!

          • Pedersen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Anyone know why El Ghazi is not with aston Villa?

            1. dark91
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He is among the subs right?

            2. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Huh?

              1. dark91
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                His question implies El Ghazi is not in the squad. I didn't understand that he meant why isn't he starting

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

              Barkley’s back.

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

              not first choice, fighting with Traore for a spot

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

              Barkley's back - was always likely

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

              I see him as their second best player, after grealish, so not even being sub makes me believe he is injured or something?

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

                He's on the bench

                Substitutes

                1Heaton
                3Taylor
                19Nakamba
                21El Ghazi
                22Engels
                24Guilbert
                27El Mohamady
                39Davis
                41Ramsey

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

                  Must have missed him. Still damn. He was my secret weapon....

          • Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Cancelo is all toast and no jam

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

            Cancelo is so good and such a good FPL asset, no idea how he doesn't haul every week!

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

              His crossing and shooting haven't been good enough, so far.