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DGW19 Captains: Sterling has form and fixtures to thrive

By The Scout 30 Dec 2022
Raheem Sterling, Chelsea

The Scout says in-form winger is the standout Chelsea pick for their Double Gameweek 19

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Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling (£9.7m) has the form and fixtures to challenge Erling Haaland (£12.2m) for the captaincy in Gameweek 19 of Fantasy Premier League, ahead of Monday's 16:00 GMT deadline.

The Blues are one of two sides who have two matches in this round of fixtures, hosting Manchester City before visiting Fulham.

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Sterling is the only Chelsea player to deliver returns in each of their last two matches, supplying an assist in the 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth and scoring in the 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.

Haaland, meanwhile, is expected to remain the most-selected armband pick due to his huge 84 per cent ownership.

The Norwegian boasts prolific form for his trip to Stamford Bridge, averaging 8.2 points per start on the road. 

Other Double Gameweek options

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£7.1m) and Mason Mount (£7.6m) are also strong picks among the Double Gameweek sides.

Mitrovic faces Leicester City and Chelsea on the back of four goals and two assists in his last six starts.

However, some of the Serb’s 30 per cent owners might be wary of captaining him as he is one booking away from a ban.

If Mitrovic receives a yellow card against Leicester, he would serve a one-match ban and miss their meeting with Chelsea. 

Mount, meanwhile, has produced all three of his double-figure hauls this season in his 10 appearances under new Chelsea head coach Graham Potter. 

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Elsewhere, Harry Kane (£11.6m), Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) and Marcus Rashford (£6.9m) are the standout picks among players with a single Gameweek.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Kane has a prolific record against his hosts Crystal Palace, producing five goals, two assists and 45 points in his last five meetings with the Eagles.

Salah faces Brentford on the back of 15 and 12-point hauls in Liverpool’s last two away matches.

Manchester United’s Rashford has averaged 9.2 points per home start ahead of a visit from AFC Bournemouth.

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Part 1: DGW19 Ones to watch
Part 2: DGW19 Differentials
Part 3: DGW19 Scout Selection

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