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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. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    More likely key men get a few more minutes now... Unless Walker is okay?

  2. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Take Walker off ffs.. an injured pace merchant is literally a dead weight out there

  3. Silecro
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    This is like a 8th match in a row with all of the "OMG Cancelo so advanced, he gonna have a monster haul.." and he ends up with a 6 pointer

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      I'd take it right now..

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      All fart, no poo.

    3. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      2 pointer when Watkins scores.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        Christmas was weeks ago.

  4. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 4 days ago

    This is 10th cormer,right?

  5. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Nice easy save for Martinez 🙂

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Rodri on 3bps atm

  7. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Looks like Walker has a dead leg from the impact of falling. At least that's my guess. I reckon he can run it off.

  8. Solanke
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    This BT sport commentator sounds like Jeremy Vine ffs

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Who is he, irritating..

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Avoid City triple up if Walker is injured?

    Chances of another party instantly sky rockets with a Covid outbreak to follow...

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Why, Walker is the biggest liability in the team

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Cancelo looks more attacking on the left than the right

  11. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Either a handball or a save for Emi. Works either way.

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Rodrigo should have scored

  13. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    A 0-0 outcome will be perfect as I have Stones, Dias, Cancelo, Konsa, and Grealish. It could potentially give me 30+ points.

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Cancelo needs to haul before people cotton on just how forward he actually is.

    Won't benefit otherwise 😆

  15. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    If a player takes a shot and the keeper saves it, but within that passage of play there is a foul and penalty awarded. Will the save point prior to the pen be scrapped or will it still stand?

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      The save won't stand.

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Scrapped, because the phase of play after the foul is dead.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Scrapped.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Save shouldn't stand in principle.

    5. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      scrapped

  16. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    If cancelo played with a fit Aguero there would be points galore

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Cancelo so advanced there it’s causing City issues down their left.

    1. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      So basically a modern day Alonso, just without attacking returns

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        So a modern day Alonso

  18. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    All I want is for Grealish to avoid booking tonight.

  19. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Lol grealish has been so close to a yc all game

  20. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Thank you, Jack, for not picking up that yellow just now.

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

    Villa not looking like finishing any of these counter attacks

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Come on Zinchenko!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 4 days ago

      The kind of luck you just can’t account for in fpl

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

      Why are you cheering Zinchenko on?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        No Walker cleanie

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Zinchenko about to come on. Wait 4 mins, will ya.

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      What difference does it make? Nobody owns Zinchenko or Walker ha

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        Makes a difference to other def baps

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 4 days ago

          Yes, this.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Traore shoots wide. Zinchenko on the pitch before 30 mins.

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      How many even own him. Must be less than 0.5%

  24. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Zinchenko on
    Walker off

    Kaptain Kane celebrating

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Naughty by me really, don’t own him but good for me for Walkers owners!

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Zinchenko the bap destroyer on

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      3bps loading

  26. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Haha Traore what a waste FFS

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Has Zinchenko in his team.

  27. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    City look complacent.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      68% of the ball and 9 shots.

      Finding their range

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 4 days ago

        An hour plus to go

  28. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Walker straight on his phone booking some massage for tonight...

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Kdb’s shooting is truly awful

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      It's better than your fishing

  30. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    Mings, damn you.

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Ruined an Emi third save.