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GW18 Kings to watch: Kevin De Bruyne

The Scout 10 Jan 2021
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The Scout says Man City's upcoming fixtures make the midfielder a top target for Fantasy managers

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 18 of Fantasy Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £11.7m

The Manchester City midfielder has been a top target for FPL managers ahead of the reduced Gameweek 18.

De Bruyne is the most-bought player ahead of Tuesday's 16:30 GMT deadline, transferred in by more than 256,000 for his home encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion.

The match with Brighton starts a very favourable run of opponents for Pep Guardiola's side.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), four of their next six matches score only two.

Furthermore, Man City are scheduled to play on six occasions over the next five Gameweeks, including a pair of Double Gameweek 19 home fixtures against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.

Coming into form

De Bruyne's display at Chelsea in Gameweek 17 was encouraging for his growing ownership.

Fielded in an advanced "false nine" role, he scored once and supplied an assist in the 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

De Bruyne's GW17 goal involvements

That helped the Belgian to his third double-figure haul in his last seven outings.

The underlying numbers further highlight De Bruyne's all-round form.

Indeed, his totals of 13 shots and 14 chances created over Man City’s last four Premier League matches are both team-leading totals.

Brighton, meanwhile, visit the Etihad Stadium having managed only one clean sheet from the last nine Gameweeks. 

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In a Gameweek where many of his fellow big-hitters are without a fixture, De Bruyne's potential for goals and assists makes him a major captaincy option.

Add in a favourable upcoming schedule and the Belgian looks set for a very successful period in Fantasy.

GW18 Kings to watch

Part 1: Kieran Tierney (ARS)
Part 2: Richarlison (EVE)
Part 3: Marcus Rashford (MUN)
Part 4: Pedro Neto (WOL)

Remember, the Gameweek 18 deadline is at 16:30 GMT on Tuesday 12 January.

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