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GW27 Captains: Mahrez and De Bruyne can deliver at Everton

The Scout 25 Feb 2022
Mahrez and De Bruyne, Man City

The Scout says Liverpool’s Blank Gameweek lifts appeal of Man City pair as top armband picks

Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) have the potential to reward Fantasy Premier League managers with big captain hauls in Gameweek 27.

Liverpool’s Blank Gameweek means managers must look for an alternative to Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) for the captaincy ahead of today's deadline at 18:30 GMT.

And Manchester City's trip to Everton certainly looks encouraging for their attacking players. 

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Mahrez has six goals, three assists and 63 points in his last seven outings.

When selected this season, he has been involved in a team-leading 39 per cent of Man City’s goals.

Meanwhile, De Bruyne has delivered double-figure hauls in two of his last four appearances.

The Belgian's 14 shots and 15 key passes in his last six matches both rank among the top two players for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Burnley duo Nick Pope (£5.4m) and forward Wout Weghorst (£6.5m) should also be considered due to their Double Gameweek.

The Clarets are the only side scheduled to play twice in Gameweek 27, facing Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

Pope has amassed 19 and 13 points respectively in his last two Double Gameweeks, while Weghorst earned 14 points in Double Gameweek 26.

Kind fixtures for Man Utd and Spurs

Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes (£11.7m) and Harry Kane (£12.2m) have stepped up their output recently, and both face sides who have struggled defensively.

Manchester United’s Fernandes is at home to Watford on the back of successive double-figure returns against Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United

Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane visits Leeds after producing two of his three double-figure hauls this season in his last four away matches. 

More home returns for West Ham star?

Finally, Jarrod Bowen (£7.1m) is in strong home form ahead of West Ham United’s home meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers

He has blanked in just one of his previous six matches at London Stadium, earning 50 points thanks to five goals and two assists. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW27 Kings to watch: Weghorst can deliver in double
Part 2: GW27 Differentials: Sancho an all-round threat
Part 3: Scout Selection: Captaincy in safe hands with Pope

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