It is the first double gameweek of the 2020-21 season and for some Fantasy Premier League managers, the opportunity to use their triple captain will be mighty tempting.
Given how tight some of the fixtures are, coupled with the strong possibility of plenty of squad rotation, there might not be one outstanding candidate for gameweek 19.
We assess some of the options for anyone looking to roll the dice.
Kevin de Bruyne
Home games against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa await Manchester City over the next four days with De Bruyne looking close to his best once again. After a 13-point haul against Chelsea 11 days ago, the Belgian followed that up with six more against Brighton on Wednesday.
And after Raheem Sterling’s woeful effort from 12 yards against the Seagulls, the Belgian could very well find himself back on penalty duty this gameweek.
De Bruyne scored five times from outside the area last season. Sky Bet currently price him as 11/2 to net from range against Palace.
A potentially tight contest with Manchester United will be a cause for concern for anyone considering whacking the armband on Salah. The Egypt international did get on the score sheet the last time the two arch-rivals met, however, netting a late second as the Reds sealed a 2-0 win at Anfield.
The visit of Burnley next Thursday represents a more profitable opportunity for FPL bosses.
Owners of the Manchester United star will face a similar dilemma. While Bruno has contributed to 18 of United’s 34 league goals this season (11 goals, seven assists), a cagey affair at Anfield poses a risk.
A trip to Fulham midweek however could be make up for it. Scott Parker’s side showed in their midweek draw with Tottenham they have no concerns over attacking on the front foot. An open contest at Craven Cottage could enable Fernandes to build on his haul of 132 points this season.
Fancy both Salah and Fernandes to get on the score sheet? It’s priced at 6/1 with Sky Bet.
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