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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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ughhh dont think i can take any more Martinez hauls

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Rodrigo (22)
    Cancelo (13)
    Foden (13)
    Martínez (11)
    Stones (8)
    Gündogan (7)
    Mings (7)
    Grealish (6)
    Targett (4)
    Konsa (4)

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cancelo getting those baps

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I think villa will tire a bit around 60-70 mins

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      hopefully.

    2. Punty McPuntface
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Just when kdb is subbed

  4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Some folks...

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Outrageous KDB

  6. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I think it is time to sell Kev

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

    Foden has caught the KdB blocked shot-itis.

  8. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Barkley ffs Grealish made such a great run

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      ffs foden idiot

    • Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Why is Bernardo even playing? Out of form and out of his match.. where is Mahrez?

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

        Have you SEEN Mahrez play recently?

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Foden wastes KDB assist then fails to tee him up for the shot.... brilliant

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      KDB assist wasted...

    • JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ffs... Really Foden??? You try and place from that position with your left foot??

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      How many KDB and Cancelo sitters have Foden missed... absolutely overhyped garbage

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        And Mahrez

      2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        True

      3. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        this

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Foden shot blocked from KDB assist (who was through on goal almost but squared instead - possibly fairly)

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        He took out their defence with a splitting pass.

        Foden just messed a pull back to KDB too

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yep, sadly

      2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Haha you just can't help yourself hatin' 😀 That pass was amazing

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I didn’t say it wasn’t? Wtf

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Haha I'm just messin with ya, no hard feelings mate

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Oh Foden you muppet

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      KdB clinical and Foden should do better

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      F sake Foden

    • 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pathetic Foden..

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Foden is shite, can't shot and can't pass.
      Another overhyped English player.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        He's scored a fair few as a young talent

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

      KDB with a lucky pass and McManaman loving it

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      OMG foden KDB is wide open

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Second time Barkley has missed an open Grealish now

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      DAMMIT

    • Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Is Foden over rated or is he genuinely a class player? Whenever I watch city he’s nothing more than average

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Class player. By far the best british young player.. above the likes of Saka, Jobes, Greenwood by far.

        1. Bring the Cavalry
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          All three who you mean ruined there, are also extremely over rated. If he wasn’t English he wouldn’t be hyped

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Rein in the hypoerbole mate

            1. Bring the Cavalry
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              How is that a hyperbole? All 3 do nothing most games. Greenwood especially I have seen countless times on Twitter rated amongst other young world class players out with the the EPL

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Class player sees the game on another level.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Kdb fail?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Foden fail.

      2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        So far

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Somehow my dream of a 0-0 is still alive!

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

        Mine, too!

      2. GROBARI
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Fingers crossed

        • HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          1-0 would be better if either Stones or Cancelo score, preferably with a KDB assist (Martinez owner)

      3. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        It would truly amaze me if Foden doesnt get a return here.
        Hes having a field day on the left hand side.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Only got about 15-25 mins left.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Nah, he’ll be rested next game, didn’t start last - no reason not to play 90.

      4. GROBARI
          1 month, 5 days ago

          This result is gold. Im hopping it finish like this

        • The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Foden destroying KDB