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Scout Selection: De Bruyne leads Man City triple threat

The Scout 12 Sep 2019

Belgian midfielder is one of three players from the champions in The Scout’s best Gameweek 5 line-up captained by Mohamed Salah

A trip to Norwich City gives Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) a great chance to continue his outstanding start to the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League campaign.

The Manchester City midfielder has one goal, five assists and 36 points in the first four Gameweeks.

And his 16 chances created are more than any other player in the game.

De Bruyne faces a Canaries defence who have conceded a league-high 10 goals, 47 shots in the box and 26 shots on target.

That earns De Bruyne a spot in a Gameweek 5 Scout Selection team captained by Mohamed Salah (£12.5m).

Nick Pope (BUR) £4.6m

Burnley's No 1 has been a major FPL target for his trip to Brighton & Hove Albion. Pope is the most-bought goalkeeper in the Gameweek with 133,000+ managers bringing him in.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.1m

A visit from Newcastle United boosts his points prospects at both ends of the pitch. The Liverpool right-back has supplied an assist in three of the first four Gameweeks.

John Lundstram (SHU) £4.2m

A role in midfield has made Lundstram the most-bought FPL defender this season. He is owned by 22.4 per cent for his home meeting with Southampton.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (MCI) £5.6m

The Man City left-back has been a standout creator away from home. Zinchenko's six key passes on the road are more than any other defender in FPL.

James Maddison (LEI) £7.1m

The Leicester City man has supplied an assist in both away matches this term ahead of a trip to Manchester United. Maddison also carries a big goal threat with his 13 shots ranking second among FPL midfielders.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

The Egyptian has been irresistible at Anfield this season. Salah has returned 12 and 15-point hauls in his first two home matches of 2019/20.

John McGinn (AVL) £5.6m

A visit from West Ham United boosts his appeal as a cut-price midfielder. At home, McGinn's totals of six shots and three shots on target both rank top for Aston Villa

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £12.3m

Man City's winger has been reliable on his travels this term. Four of Sterling's five goals and 28 of his 37 points have came away from home.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £9.8m

The playmaker warmed up for the trip to Norwich with a goal and three assists in Belgium's midweek win over Scotland. 

Sebastien Haller (WHU) £7.5m

West Ham's striker produced 13 points in his previous away match. Haller has fired three goals in the last two Gameweeks and plays Aston Villa on Monday night.

Ashley Barnes (BUR) £6.7m

The Burnley forward looks set to overcome a minor groin issue for the trip to Brighton. Barnes delivered a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win in this fixture last season.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): Eight of these 11 are in my Wildcard team. I've just moved Lundstram from first sub to starter as he's got a great chance of attacking returns and a clean sheet.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): This team has a chance to score big. I worry about not owning Lundstram with the "out of position" budget defender having a favourable home fixture against Southampton.

Ash (@FPLHints): Salah, Sterling and De Bruyne are must-haves for this Gameweek and beyond. It's good to see Barnes and Haller up top considering their recent form.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Salah, Sterling and KDB have the perfect blend of form and fixtures. But it's the cheaper options like McGinn and Haller who could return good points this week and prove to be nice differential rank-risers.

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): I own nine of these players so I like the picks this week! One name I'm surprised isn't included is Sergio Aguero (£12.1m). I think he's the best shout for the captaincy this week after a nice rest.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Aguero would be the first name on my teamsheet this week. Other than that it's a solid team.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I like the team but I'd prefer Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) at Watford to McGinn v West Ham. The Arsenal midfielder has a higher ceiling.

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