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GW8 Differentials: Kevin De Bruyne

The Scout 13 Oct 2021
Kevin De Bruyne, Man City

The Scout says kind fixtures mean it is time to bring in the fit-again Man City playmaker

The Scout is tipping four low-owned players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek in Fantasy Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £11.9m

The midfielder can be found in just 2.1 per cent of squads ahead of Manchester City’s home meeting with Burnley.

De Bruyne has stepped up his fitness and form ahead of a favourable run of opponents.


He only featured as a substitute twice in the first five Gameweeks due to injury.

But he has now started each of Man City’s last two encounters, scoring his first goal of 2021/22 against Liverpool in Gameweek 7.

De Bruyne's goal v Liverpool

De Bruyne has yet to start a home match this season.

But his displays at the end of the last campaign highlight his huge potential when playing at the Etihad Stadium.

The Belgian produced hauls of 13 and 14 points in his final two home starts of 2020/21.

Nine of his 10 best-ever hauls in Fantasy have come at home.

Promising home fixtures

Crucially, Man City’s match against Burnley is the first of four home encounters over the next six Gameweeks.

Pep Guardiola’s men also entertain Crystal Palace, Everton and West Ham United in that run.

De Bruyne’s potential for explosive home returns can make him a devastating differential for managers in Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: Timo Werner (CHE)
Part 2: Marc Cucurella (BHA)
Part 3: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)

Remember, the Gameweek 8 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 16 October.

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