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GW18 Captains: Fernandes and De Bruyne the top options

The Scout 11 Jan 2021
Fernandes & De Bruyne

The Scout names Manchester midfielders among eight armband picks for the reduced Gameweek

Two Manchester-based playmakers are among the top captaincy options for the reduced Gameweek 18 in Fantasy Premier League.

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) has been the most explosive player in FPL this season.

The Portuguese visits Burnley following a 10-point haul against Aston Villa last time out, his league-leading eighth double-figure haul of the campaign.

Faith in Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) is rising after his goal and assist at Chelsea in Gameweek 17.

De Bruyne's GW17 assist and goal

The Manchester City midfielder is the most-bought player in the Gameweek, earning 308,000+ new owners ahead of a home encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Three of De Bruyne’s four double-figure hauls have come in his last seven appearances.

But they are not the only Man Utd and Man City options to consider. 

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) provide in-form alternatives.

Rashford has averaged 8.7 points per away match, while Sterling has blanked only once in his last six Gameweek appearances.

Spurs duo can thrive

Tottenham Hotspur pair Son Heung-min (£9.8m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m) will be heavily backed in Gameweek 18 for their home match with Fulham.

Son is the top-scoring player in the game, having returned 132 points. The South Korean has produced 10+ points in three of his last four home fixtures. 

Kane ranks third overall in FPL, with 125 points. He produced 12 points against Arsenal and Leeds United over his previous three home outings.

Arsenal alternatives

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) and Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) are Arsenal's in-form attackers for their home match with Crystal Palace.

Both players have produced 27 points over the last three Gameweeks.

Lacazette has scored four of his seven goals for the season during that period, while Saka has combined two goals with two assists. 

Also in this series 

Part 2: Who to captain in GW18? What the experts say

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

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