Joao Cancelo’s Manchester Derby performance has earned him the Fantasy Premier League King of the Gameweek title.

The Portuguese defender’s total of 14 points see him crowned as the highest-scoring Premier League player across the weekend.

He has claimed more points than any other defender (67) in the popular game so far this season, and is behind only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the overall rankings.


Cancelo was instrumental in City’s 2-0 victory at Old Trafford, in which we limited the hosts to just a single shot on target across the full 90 minutes.

The 27-year-old subsequently earned the four-point clean sheet bonus for the seventh time this season, but it was his attacking performance which has helped him be recognised as King of the Gameweek.

The full-back was vital in the build-up to each of our goals at Old Trafford, forcing Eric Bailly to turn into his own net early on with a searching low ball in at the near-post from the left wing.

He then set up his fellow countryman Bernardo Silva for our second on the stroke of half-time with a teasing cross in behind the United defence.

Those two assists mean he has already matched last season’s tally (four) in the space of just 11 matches, while also claiming a further six FPL points in the process.

A yellow card for a foul on Mason Greenwood early in the second half saw a point deducted off his tally, but he would go on to claim a further three thanks to the FPL bonus points system.

While this is Cancelo’s first King of the Gameweek award of the season, the Portuguese international has now featured in the FPL team of the week – made up of the highest points-earners each weekend – three times so far across 2021/22.

He has also become only the second City player to claim top spot alongside Ferran Torres, who earned the title thanks to his 18-point haul against Arsenal in Matchweek Three.

Congratulations to Joao on being named FPL King of the Gameweek!