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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
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Not enjoying this match as a non-Cancelo owner

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Feel you,its so open game,im nervous

  2. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 28 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
      7 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

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

    2. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Rodri leading the way on baps 😉

  3. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo is the new Phil Neville

  4. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    KDB is always so open on the edge of the box

  5. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 28 days ago

    No chance Grealish doesn't hey yellow today

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 28 days ago

      *get

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Grealish looking for the weekend off.

  7. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

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

  8. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo is the new Maddison...

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Maddison scores though?

  9. Collings
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    0-0 please

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

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

  10. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Should be 1-1 already (at least).

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

      Will be 1-1 with Bilva and Traore goals

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 28 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
      7 months, 28 days ago

      See ya, Frank.

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

      Odds have really come in on the betting sites

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        He has a good record tbf to him.

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 28 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Looking dangerous constantly

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Happy with Stones for now

  13. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Walker's cooked.

  14. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Zinchenko warming up

  15. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Walker off please

  16. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

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

  17. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Would love a Villa win to nil here.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Don’t speak such atrocity haha

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 28 days ago

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

  19. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo is a selfish headless sheep

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      so ideal for FPL then ....

      1. Lucky Z
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        not actually. 3 points for assists are better than wastes

  20. JBG
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Joao Lampcelo

  21. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 28 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
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 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.

  22. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Walker injured
    Cancelo,welcome back to my team

  23. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

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

  24. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Walker broken

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Zinchenko on before 30 mins would be amazing!

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Grealish retro ban for injuring Walker?

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Plus 1 extra game for that haircut

  27. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

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

  28. Pedersen
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone know why El Ghazi is not with aston Villa?

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      He is among the subs right?

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Huh?

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 28 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
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Barkley’s back.

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      not first choice, fighting with Traore for a spot

    5. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Barkley's back - was always likely

    6. Pedersen
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 28 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
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        He's on the bench

        Substitutes

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

        1. Pedersen
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 28 days ago

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

  29. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo is all toast and no jam

  30. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 28 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
      7 months, 28 days ago

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