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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
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Stones lurking on set plays, really wouldn’t surprised me if he got a goal

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Villa defence defending for their lives.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Their defence has been really good this season

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Amateurs, to be off side when playing corner kick...

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Maybe praise Villa for keeping a good line!

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pathetic attack from city

    Even a half fit aguero would be better than this crap

  5. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    SERIOUSLY WTF Villa, why would you leave KDB completely unmarked on the edge of the box!?!?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cuz he cant shoot

  6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Kevin can’t shoot

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Haha what a joke man

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Everyone on here thinks his shooting is amazing despite not scoring any goals from open play

  7. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    its pooooouring damnnn

    smelling a longshot goal from citeeh

  8. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Target grab a goal my son and save my GW..

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Clean Sheet will do

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Stones scored more goals in the last game than kdb has from open play all season

  10. ivantys
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hold Grealish

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Kdb can't shoot? These toxic clueless ppl haha

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It is stunning isn’t it

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Stunning how much his shooting accuracy seems to have dropped off recently this season, yeah?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Indeed, just the team around him though that have let him down for so many assists

            1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I’m confused. So are you are agreeing with me that his shooting has been pretty awful all season then?

              & yes I agree, the finishing of others such as Sterling and Mahrez have denied him many an assist

      2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Just @ me by name why don’t you? Crikey.

        His shooting has been well below par pretty much this entire season. You been watching? Talk about clueless

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Sure you can say that his shooting this season was below his average. But "Kdb can't shoot" is just an amazing statement

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Sorry mr pedantic, change it to “can’t shoot this season”. No goals from open play, seems to shoot straight at the keeper

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Well by "can't shoot" you were implying that KDB forgot how to do that lol, come on man

          2. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Exactly, there's plenty on here prone to hyperbole though.

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        His shooting is so good he plays in an attacking position for one of the most freely scoring teams in football and doesn’t score any goals

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Haters gonna hate:)

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Not exactly hating if it’s legitimately what’s happening. Do you watch the games?

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Ain't accurate. City ain't the team it was so his comment is completely irrelevant and childish I'd say

          2. jim0wheel
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Evening, Mrs De Bruyne

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Evenin

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cancelo would be essential if city had a decent striker

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        This

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not at all

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sterling you dumbhead

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      De Bruyne is anonymous

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Who?

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Until he assists or scores.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          he wont, ive just put 100 quid on it

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Course ya did 🙂

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              he is very relaxed tonight mate, isnt doing anything

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No he's not. He's had a few blocked shots and been creating chances from corners and free-kicks

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If it this game is abandoned due to weather, is Stones’ GW score cancelled?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes. Minus points for getting too wet.

    • 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      23/23 succesfull passes by Foden so far..

    • WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good block Sterling!

    • KAALI_DAAL
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Grealish scored yet?

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Villa's attack letting them down badly

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        KDB playing as a defensive midfielder lmao

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        McGinn not on it today!

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Foden about to cry

      • JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Why do City keep putting crosses in by the GK, when not one City player actually attacks the ball? So fking frustrating to watch.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Foden crossing & no one running on to them!

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I guess that's the problem with playing a false 9.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            True

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        KDB doesn't look 100%

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That's Zincenko. He's only 20% of KDB.

      • rnrd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sterling is just not good enough for city.
        He hasn’t been for a 2 or 3 years now.
        Time for Pep to take ballsy decisions and improve his side

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          2/3 years? LOL

        2. ivantys
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Still somehow managed to be their top scorer this season lol.

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Bernado Silva is so bad get him off

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            He should be just called Bernardo adding Silva is blasphemy.

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            He was off just now!

        4. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It feels like Villa's level of defending in this game is unsustainable...

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Seriously impressive so far, though.

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            They're very lucky city didn't play a striker

        5. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          As a United fan and a Leicester sympathizer (not to mention a Stones, Dias and Emi owner), I will GLADLY take this score, blanks from KdB(c) and Grealish notwithstanding.

        6. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Kdb can shoot in terms of striking the ball, what he's terrible at is getting his shot off when not shooting from distance- almost always takes too long and invariably gets blocked or goes straight into legs