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ICT Analysis: Ignore Sterling at your peril

The Scout 23 Mar 2019
Raheem Sterling, Manchester City

The Scout reckons Man City winger is set for more bumper FPL hauls

The Scout runs the rule over Double Gameweek 32 players ranked highly over their last four matches in the ICT Index.

The Index helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £11.6m

After his recent run of goals the Manchester City midfielder is just seven points behind Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) as the top-scoring player in FPL.

DGW32 midfielders, GW28-31
Player ICT Threat Shots Shots in box Goals
Sterling 212 13 10 5
Hazard 156 9 6 1
Alli 149 7 6 1
Martial 147 7 5 1
Mahrez 137 9 7 1

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Sterling has scored five goals in his last four Gameweek appearances, joint-top with Sadio Mane (£10.0m) among his midfield rivals.

His underlying statistics during this run are equally impressive.

Sterling's total of 10 shots inside the penalty area place him second in the ranks of midfielders.

His nine shots on target, meanwhile, are joint-top with Romelu Lukaku (£10.8m) among all players in FPL.

On target

Assessed against his Gameweek 1-25 displays, Sterling's goal threat has improved.

He has averaged a shot every 21.5 minutes in his last four, compared with 42.5 minutes beforehand.

His shots inside the box have risen from 1.5 to 2.5 per appearance, and his shots on target are up from 1.0 to 2.2 per match.

Sterling's forthcoming schedule suggests he is set for more success.

Double boost

Man City have eight matches in the final seven Gameweeks and will play twice in Gameweeks 32 and 35.

That includes meetings with Fulham and Cardiff City, two of the bottom three teams in the Premier League, in Double Gameweek 32.

Sterling is owned by just 16.9 per cent of managers compared with the 39.6 per cent of team-mate Sergio Aguero (£11.8m).

This raises his appeal as a big differential for the captaincy as Man City push for the title.  

See: Double Gameweek 32 essential FPL reading

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