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FPL Tuesday review: Jesus and Mahrez star as differentials

The Scout 3 Mar 2021
Jesus and Mahrez

Low-owned duo produce big hauls in second match of Man City’s DGW26 as rotation continues

Overlooked pair Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) emerged as Manchester City’s top-scoring players in Double Gameweek 26 of Fantasy Premier League.

Both are owned by just 3.5 per cent of managers ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

They underlined their explosive potential with double-figure returns in Tuesday's 4-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Man City v Wolves highlights

Jesus scored twice to collect the maximum three bonus points, bringing in his season-high haul of 13 points.

But it was Mahrez who was the star performer over Man City’s two Gameweek 26 matches.

A goal and assist against Wolves followed his assist against West Ham United at the weekend, leaving him with a 17-point return in Double Gameweek 26.

Mahrez has now started Man City’s last four Premier League matches, producing attacking returns in each outing.

Rotation worries

With a Double Gameweek 27 up next against Manchester United and Southampton, Fantasy managers will keen to invest in Man City's key assets but wary of Pep Guardiola’s rotation.

Popular pair John Stones (£5.2m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£6.2m) were named among the substitutes on Tuesday.

This came on the back of benchings for Joao Cancelo (£6.2m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) against West Ham.

In fact, a mere four outfield players started both of Man City’s matches in Gameweek 26 – Ruben Dias (£6.1m), Kyle Walker (£6.1m), Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Mahrez.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW26 FPL stats: Fernandes owners frustrated by Double blank
Part 2: GW26 Bonus points: Mount counts more gains
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: Double delight for City centre-backs
Part 4: FPL Sunday review: Bale back to his best?
Part 5: Who are the best replacements for Barnes in FPL?
Part 6: FPL Monday review: Richarlison extends goal run
Part 8: FPL Wednesday review: Fernandes foiled by Palace defence

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