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FPL Show: Time to use Triple Captain on De Bruyne?

15 Jan 2021

Fantasy expert Gianni Buttice says Double Gameweek 19 may be perfect opportunity to use the chip

Given the form of Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and his fixtures, Double Gameweek 19 may just be the perfect time for Fantasy Premier League managers to use their Triple Captain chip. 

Fantasy expert Gianni Buttice says there are a host of reasons to back the Belgian over the likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) for Manchester City's pair of home matches.

"They're two really nice fixtures," says Buttice on the latest episode of the FPL Show.

"He's got Palace, who haven't been great defensively even though they're off the back of a clean sheet, and Villa, who have been out for so long that we don't know how they'll show up.

"There's no European football between fixtures. Man City look like they've clicked. KDB is in red-hot form and he is back on penalties. There's loads of pros to it."

But fellow expert Lee Bonfield, one half of the FPL Family, says the fear of Pep Guardiola's rotation means he favours Salah for the armband.

"Two games in quick succession for De Bruyne, we know what Pep's going to do," he says. "Maybe De Bruyne won't be on penalties. 

"I hope (Jurgen) Klopp takes the mentality of, 'Two home games. We've not been good recently. We're going to get back in form.' My armband's on Salah."

Remember, the Gameweek 19 deadline is at 11:00 GMT on Saturday 16 January.

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