Manchester City's favourable start to 2019/20 has Fantasy Premier League managers eyeing their attacking players, but it is Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) who should be considered first-choice captain candidate from the start over the more popular Sergio Aguero (£12.0m).
Pep Guardiola’s men face just one of last season’s top six sides in the opening 11 Gameweeks, boosting the potential of their players for the armband.
Aguero was the most-bought player in FPL last season, with over 5.3million transfers in, and is expected to be a major target once again up front.
By comparison, Sterling was bought by only 3.6million.
Further analysis of Aguero and Sterling's performances in the corresponding fixtures in 2018/19 highlight the latter's ability to deliver huge hauls.
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Sterling produced nine goals and six assists over those matches, compared with Aguero’s two goals and four assists.
The winger delivered double-digit returns in five of the fixtures, totalling 98 points.
Aguero, however, managed only one double-figure haul and returned 40 points.
Although the Argentinian remains one of the most prolific forwards in FPL, Sterling could be more than a match for him over the opening fixtures.