With the unfortunate news surrounding Kevin De Bruyne’s injury this week, savvy FPL managers have already started to consider the fringe options in the Man City squad. We take a look at three players who may or may not have been in your thoughts and who probably warrant consideration for selection ahead of a Man City fixture list that looks like being very fruitful indeed.
Over the next 6 game weeks, the current Champions play all three of the promoted sides as well as games against Huddersfield, Brighton and Newcastle. With City sporting some of the most expensive players in Fantasy Premier League, the 3-4 month injury to KDB could well prove positive not only to the careers of other city players but also to the points tallies of FPL managers who back them.
Phil Foden – £5m
Stockport born Phil Foden may be just 18 years of age but he has already tasted first team football under Pep Guardiola and the under 17’s World Cup winner impressed in the Community Shield a week before the Premier League kicked off. With KDB sidelined and a run of supposedly kinder fixtures it looks like Foden could be thrust in to the limelight.
Don’t expect him to play (or start) every game but there is every chance the £5m FPL player could get some decent game time and as a very cheap midfielder in a very good side he could well be a great little differential. At the time of writing he has just 0.3% ownership. Watch this space!
Bernado Silva – £7.6m
If you are looking for a more solid option than an untested youngster then Bernado Silva is probably your answer. Already tipped to be much more prominent in the team this season (and with an opening day goal against Arsenal) the Portuguese attacking midfielder is an excellent option – particularly now KDB is out for a few months.
Silva impressed in patches last season notching 6 goals and 5 assists from just 15 starts and with an impressive World Cup and pre-season behind him there is every reason to back him.
At £7.6m he is an early price riser and will probably continue that way if he starts against Huddersfield.
Jesus – £10.5m
Gabriel Jesus is the final player in the City spotlight for us and is one that will be desperate to play over the coming weeks. There was talk pre-season that Pep was ready to play Jesus and Aguero together and the argument for that is even stronger now that there is one less world class player to choose from in their squad.
Jesus is not cheap at £10.5m but he is half a mil cheaper than Aguero and 100% will score goals when in the team. If you have Aguero already then perhaps look to a midfielder but if not, Jesus is an excellent option.