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FPL Positions: Rely on Aguero at home

The Scout 25 May 2019
Sergio Aguero

The Scout says Man City striker is the ideal Fantasy captain when playing at the Etihad Stadium

With 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League now over, The Scout reviews each position to highlight players to consider for 2019/20.

Forwards

When paying for premium forwards, managers expect a significant return for their investment.

Strikers are so often among the most-selected captains, with home matches in particular raising their prospects of goals and big FPL hauls.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) showed last season that, when it comes to picking captains for home fixtures, his consistency is hard to match.

Premium FPL forwards at home in 2018/19
Player Apps Starts Blanks Points/match
Aguero 16 14 3 8.1
Aubameyang 19 16 7 6.3
Kane 12 12 5 4.9

The Manchester City striker delivered 15 goals and eight assists over his 16 appearances at the Etihad Stadium, and provided attacking returns in 13 of his 14 home starts.

It was not until Man City’s final home fixture, against Leicester City in Gameweek 37, that Aguero finally suffered a blank when named in the starting line-up.

Aguero’s success is further highlighted by the performances of his premium rivals, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m).

Aubameyang finished as the top-scoring forward in FPL on 205 points, just ahead of the 201 of Aguero.

But the Arsenal striker was far less reliable at home, blanking against five of the top 10 teams.

Kane was restricted to 12 home appearances due to injury and disappointed in these matches, scoring just six of his 17 goals this season at home.

Popular pick

FPL managers were quick to react to Aguero’s consistency last season.

The Argentinian was among the top two captain picks in FPL in all but one of his 14 home starts.

That exception was in Gameweek 21, when Man City's title rivals Liverpool were the visitors.

Many may adopt a similar approach this season and allow Aguero’s peerless consistency to guide their armband decisions.

See: The Scout's 2018/19 FPL Lessons on positions

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