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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. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

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

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

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

  3. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'd take it right now..

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      All fart, no poo.

    3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      2 pointer when Watkins scores.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Christmas was weeks ago.

  4. GROBARI
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This is 10th cormer,right?

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice easy save for Martinez 🙂

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rodri on 3bps atm

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 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.

    • Solanke
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This BT sport commentator sounds like Jeremy Vine ffs

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Who is he, irritating..

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 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
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Why, Walker is the biggest liability in the team

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cancelo looks more attacking on the left than the right

    • Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rodrigo should have scored

    • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 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.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

      Won't benefit otherwise 😆

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 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)
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        The save won't stand.

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Scrapped.

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Save shouldn't stand in principle.

      5. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        scrapped

    • Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        So basically a modern day Alonso, just without attacking returns

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          So a modern day Alonso

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      All I want is for Grealish to avoid booking tonight.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lol grealish has been so close to a yc all game

    • Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Villa not looking like finishing any of these counter attacks

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Come on Zinchenko!

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Why are you cheering Zinchenko on?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No Walker cleanie

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Makes a difference to other def baps

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yes, this.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

      3. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Zinchenko on
      Walker off

      Kaptain Kane celebrating

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Zinchenko the bap destroyer on

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        3bps loading

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Haha Traore what a waste FFS

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Has Zinchenko in his team.

    • EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      City look complacent.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        68% of the ball and 9 shots.

        Finding their range

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          An hour plus to go

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Kdb’s shooting is truly awful

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        It's better than your fishing

    • Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Mings, damn you.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Ruined an Emi third save.