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GW9 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva

By The Scout 26 Sep 2022
Bernardo Silva, Man City

Man City’s Portuguese is the joint-top scoring midfielder in Fantasy from GW3 onwards

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 9 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Bernardo Silva (MCI) £7.0m

The Portuguese has been one of Manchester City's most reliable performers in Fantasy this season.

Silva has started each of the champions' last five matches, blanking only once from Gameweek 3 onwards.

He scored twice and supplied three assists to collect 37 points in that run, second only to the 55 of Erling Haaland (£12.0m) for Pep Guardiola's side.

Notably, Silva's output fares well against other players in his position in Fantasy.

He ranks joint-top for midfielders over that period, level with both Alexis Mac Allister (£5.6m) and Marcus Rashford (£6.6m).

Man City's upcoming schedule indicates Silva could prove a handy short-term pick prior to their meeting with Liverpool in Gameweek 11 and blank Gameweek 12.

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The champions play at home in each of their next two matches, entertaining Manchester United and Southampton.

The underlying numbers show Silva boasts a strong all-round influence on the Man City attack.

His four shots in the box and 11 chances created placed among their top three players from Gameweek 3.

At a cost of only £7.0m, Silva can prove a worthy value pick for managers with a spare Man City slot in the next two Gameweeks.

Also in this series

Part 2: Reece James (CHE)
Part 3: James Maddison (LEI)
Part 4: Ivan Toney (BRE)
Part 5: Bukayo Saka (ARS)

GW9 deadline: 11:00 BST, Sat 1 Oct.

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