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GW36+ Captains: Sterling to star against depleted Cherries

The Scout 14 Jul 2020
Premier League - Manchester City v Liverpool

Winger aiming for fourth successive double-figure haul at home as Man City entertain AFC Bournemouth

A home encounter with AFC Bournemouth raises the armband appeal of Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) in Gameweek 36+ of Fantasy Premier League.

The Manchester City winger produced his season-high haul of 21 points away to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.

And his home form has been just as impressive, producing three successive double-digit returns at Etihad Stadium.

His Man City team-mates Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) have recorded nine and six double-digit hauls respectively this season.

However, FPL managers may decide to look elsewhere with their armband due to Pep Guardiola’s recent rotation policy.

Big-name alternatives

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) could once again be the most-selected captain in the Gameweek.

Liverpool’s Egyptian enjoyed a successful previous meeting with his midweek hosts, Arsenal. Salah scored twice to register 15 points against the Gunners in Gameweek 3.

Manchester United also provide a number of strong options for their visit to Crystal Palace.

Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) has 54 points in his five away matches since joining in January.

Mason Greenwood (£4.9m) and Anthony Martial (£8.4m) have both recorded two double-figure hauls over the last four Gameweeks.

Back the Blues?

Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) and Willian (£7.4m) also boast strong form as Chelsea welcome Norwich City to Stamford Bridge.

Pulisic has scored or assisted in five of the Blues’ six matches since the season resumed.

Meanwhile, Willian has scored in each of his last three home outings, totalling 32 points.

In-form differentials

A home meeting with Sheffield United can help Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) continue his recent goalscoring form as he looks to stay ahead in the battle for the Golden Boot.

The Leicester City striker has four goals in the last three Gameweeks and recorded eight points in his previous meeting with the Blades.

Finally, managers in search of an alternative armband pick should consider Michail Antonio (£7.0m).

Thriving as a central striker for West Ham United, he has six goals and an assist in last four matches ahead of his home encounter with Watford.

Experts' picks as captain
Expert Captain  Vice-captain
Holly Shand De Bruyne Fernandes
Paul Gee Giroud D Silva
Sam - FPL Family De Bruyne Fernandes
Lee - FPL Family Pulisic De Bruyne
Ben Crabtree Jesus De Bruyne
Neal Thurman Pulisic Fernandes
Ben McNair Sterling  De Bruyne

Remember the GW36+ deadline is 19:15 BST on Tuesday 14 July.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW36+ Ones to watch: Silva to deliver more home returns
Part 2: GW36+ Differentials: Gayle can get more goals
Part 4: Scout Selection: Pulisic can punish Norwich

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