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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Martinez must be on 10 saves at least!?

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      3

    2. JohnWick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Dirty Mings on 10 saves

  2. dark91
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Do saved crosses count as saves for the GK in FPL?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      N

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Shots on target only

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Makes sense. Thanks

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Worst decision of the season selling Martinez in that blank 🙁

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

      Same

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Real shame too, had got him on a GW2 WC. And now his price puts me off

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

          Lol exact same

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You get McCarthy?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yup

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I almost made that move meself.

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

          Here's hoping soton get a dgw 23

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      same, stupid at the time, deservedly punished.

    4. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Best decision of mine this season was keeping him through the blank!

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Had him since GW1 even though he blanked in GW1

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He was an arsenal player back then.

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

    KDB Tcers wishing they could have the chip back Love to see it

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

      We will get 10+ points
      Thats far from bad

    2. JohnWick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not over mate

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kevin De Blanke?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      De fraud

    2. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kevin Zeroine

      1. JohnWick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Targett concedes a penalty on Sterling and KDB converts

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Foden will get exposed like Iheanacho if he ever leaves City

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

      good analogy actually

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No chance... kelachi was always overrated.

      Foden has an extra level of quality.

  7. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Unless he scores, playing Traore in this game is a tactical faux pas. He doesn't work anywhere as hard as his teammates, hence Cash getting double teamed all night. And he's greedy and doesn't know when to release the ball.

    1. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Disagree - the only wide player we have that tracks back properly is injured (Trez), El G is equally as crap at tracking back

  8. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    assuming foden has martinez in his FPL team, these attempts are nothing more than pass backs.

  9. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Looks like Martinez will get 11 points

  10. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    According to The Telegraph’s John Percy, Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose on loan before the end of the January transfer window.

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

      Shame for any Fabio Silva owners

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

        all 4 of them

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      pog

  11. Lovren an elevator
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What was the walker injury?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Grealish jumped on him

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Thigh

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    People blaming kdb

    Have you seen the crap around him. If I was him I’d feel pretty annoyed and that would likely lead to a drop off in my motivation

    Pointless to keep setting people up and them fluffing chances

    Same for cancelo to some extent but this has happened a lot to kdb

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very true

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Indeed

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He was annoyed with Bernardo at some point

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

      What about when he gets his chances? 1 goal from open play with the amount of chances he's had all season is pathetic

    5. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      he should attack the box more though really

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        But his shooting is good only when the ball isn't moving.

    6. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Interesting why Cancelo and Kevin can't start to pass each other and score...

  13. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    That was so frustrating to watch with KDB (tc), in the last five minutes alone Foden came so close to converting a KDB assist and then misplaced a pass that would have had KDB a clear shot in the box.

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Right there with you bro 🙁

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Its been stressful as hell

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      foden has looked sharp in the build up, but his end product has been pathetic.

  14. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Barkley has been poor in the final 3rd. Screwed up a good few chances for Villa already.

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Same old Barkley. So frustrating to watch so can't imagine how his teammates feel

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes looks very rusty and decison making is off, guess he gets 20mins then hooked

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

    Foden is just not good enough

    1. Dosh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Are we watching the same game? He's running the show!

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      he's good technically, but is finishing is the same as his stature, child like.

      guess he is pretty young, in his defence.

      1. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sterling was similar at his age

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wtf? Are you watching something else?

    4. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lol

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

      I thought he was their best player, by a distance.

      Does seem to over play, a bit like Grealish he beats the man, then beats him again instead of looking to release

    6. gogs67
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Fishing rod is out lol

    7. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sign a striker Pep. That is what you need!!!

      1. Fpl stress
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Messi go man city come summer would be ideaaaaaal

      2. Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Haaland looks almost ideal for them, would bring that presence in the penalty area that they're sorely lacking when any of the current options play up front

    8. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Eric Bailly and Edinson Cavani start for #mufc against Fulham tonight #mulive [@JonathanShrager]

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Read his second name wrong there for a second

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood are also starting for #mufc against Fulham tonight #mulive [
        @JonathanShrager
        ]

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Sounds like Rashford benched

      3. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lindelof dropped? Argh I hope not

    9. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Time for Cristiano El Ghazi

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        😆

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I swear!!

    10. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      GW38- Cancelo is due big haul

      Is he Lamptey in Disguise? Lacks end product

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        25 games in serie a for a dominant Juve before joining city. 1 goal 2 assists

    11. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Second half wish list:

      Martinez save count keeps rising
      KDB G, Cancelo A
      Watkins G, unassisted

    12. Hooky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      At least Foden is getting into good positions. Sterling is an absolute waste of space at the moment and needs to come off at half time for Jesus so at least they have a presence in the centre of the box.

    13. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Martinez owner.
      Kdb capper.

      Guess I'm happy for it to stay 0-0 looking at the overall ownerships

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Same here
        Plus Stones and Cancelo

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yea.. have cancelo and dias as well!

          Really don't want a villa goal!

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

        Same, be happy with 0-0 tbh

      3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        We could also have a Sterling penalty missed and saved, then a small KdB contribution in the form of an assist to King John Stones.

    14. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Has anyone here ever played real life football? Couple of mistakes by Foden and people are crucifying him. Cmon

      1. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Looking at the comments I doubt anyone actually plays

        1. zon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yeah, no sense of proportion whatsoever

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Saturday league yes.

        Standard spectator, easy to criticise from the armchair.

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        You're absolutely spot n - most have no idea how difficult it is at this level.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Not even high level, I haven't played to any high level but sometimes people make comments and you can tell they've never even kicked a ball

      4. Podge
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yes and I was not as good as mr foden

      5. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He’s been their most effective attacking outlet by a mile so far.

    15. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      are we cappers going to be happy with 20 points from KDB in DGW?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        No

      2. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'd take it, knowing so many TC him. But in normal case, its disappointing

      3. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        No. I am extremely angry right now.

        Salah could do damage tomorrow

    16. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Watkins saving his hatty for the second half then?

    17. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      With Stones, Kdb (c), Martinez, Watkins and FH & TC intact I'd take a 0-0 here, might mean possible bonuses for Stones & Martinez and amongst all the kdb tc's

      Can't see it though

    18. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If you're having a bad season, read my thread. Will make you chuckle 🙂

      https://twitter.com/CoysFPL/status/1351951878133841922

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ouch that is awful, unlucky!

      2. threeputt
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        bb this week not a great move tbf

    19. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      People saying Foden is just not good enough because he missed a KDB assist. He's been their best player in this half.

      1. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        clearly playing better than both Silva and Sterling

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thank you for being accurate. But i hate him for missing that chance nonetheless

    20. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Per Live score

      FUL
      Alphonse Areola - Ola Aina - Joachim Andersen - Tosin Adarabioyo - Kenny Tete - Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa - Harrison Reed - Joe Bryan - Ruben Loftus-Cheek - Ademola Lookman - Ivan Cavaleiro

      MU
      David De Gea - Aaron Wan-Bissaka - Eric Bailly - Harry Maguire - Luke Shaw - Nemanja Matic - Paul Pogba - Bruno Fernandes - Marcus Rashford - Edinson Cavani

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Greenwood starting. So not correct that.

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        United playing with 10 men? That's unfair!

      3. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Knew it was a mistake getting Lindelof. At least got 1 clean sheet out of him.

        1. threeputt
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I'm glad he didnt play tonight, sitting 3rd on my bench as I didnt fancy him playing at all, and v Pool one of them if he did

    21. Canarinha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      City could win the league with a average striker with average finishing...they dont even have that right now.

      Time to ship out Jesus and Kun asap