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GW9 Captains: Mane a major differential

By The Scout 19 Nov 2020
Sadio Mane

The Scout backs low-owned winger to score at home to Leicester for a third consecutive season

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Sadio Mane (£12.0m) can be a major differential for the captaincy in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 9.

The Liverpool midfielder is owned by only 10.7 per cent of managers ahead of a home match with Leicester City.

Mane has a fine record against the Foxes, scoring in his last two home meetings with them.

He is likely to be Liverpool's main goal threat on Sunday. The Senegalese has recorded eight big chances this season, joint-top with Mohamed Salah (£12.3m).

Leicester, meanwhile, have been unconvincing at the back, keeping only two clean sheets in seven matches.

Mane's last home match v Leicester

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) can also profit in the Anfield encounter.

Liverpool could be without their entire first-choice back four.

Leicester's Vardy is in his most prolific form of the season, scoring three goals and supplying two assists in the last three Gameweeks.

Spurs and Man City options 

Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) are another pair of big-hitters who go head-to-head in Gameweek 9.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Kane has produced attacking returns in seven of the first eight Gameweeks and is the top-scoring player in FPL, with 80 points.

De Bruyne was a key figure versus Spurs last season, producing assists for both goals Manchester City scored against their GW9 opponents last season.

Big chance for Calvert-Lewin

Everton’s visit to Fulham boosts the armband potential of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m).

The striker has blanked in only one of his eight appearances in 2020/21.

He faces a Fulham side who have conceded 11 big chances at home, the second-worst record in the Premier League.

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Part 1: GW9 Captains: Fernandes to reward new owners
Part 3: Who to captain in GW9? What the experts say

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