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FPL experts: Who to target for Man City's Double Gameweek

6 Feb 2023
Natahn Ake and Riyad Mahrez, Man City

The Scout's panel discuss which players could shine against Aston Villa and Arsenal

The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts share their thoughts on which Manchester City players should be including in managers' plans ahead of the deadline of 11:00 GMT on Saturday 11 February.

Pep Guardiola's side have two fixtures in Double Gameweek 23, hosting Aston Villa on Sunday before traveling to Arsenal three days later.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@Zophar666)

Erling Haaland (£12.2m) is obviously the best Man City pick and still the best player in the game. If you still have your Triple Captain chip left to play, you should use it on the Norwegian this week.

Joao Cancelo's departure has left a void at left-back and Nathan Ake's (£5.1m) versatility, which allows him to play there and at centre-back, puts him in a good place to start both matches in DGW23 and makes him a great pick.

FPL expert Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
Utkarsh Dalmia Haaland De Bruyne Ake
Gianni Buttice Haaland De Bruyne Lewis
Lee Bonfield Haaland De Bruyne Lewis
Lateriser Haaland Mahrez De Bruyne
Sam Bonfield Haaland Mahrez De Bruyne
Pras Haaland De Bruyne Mahrez
Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

Despite lots of rotation, City's defence is still worth covering. Rico Lewis (£3.9m) offers exceptional value, and with no Cancelo, feels like the only full-back that can play the inverted midfield role in possession. This makes me confident of Lewis starting the majority of matches.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Haaland is definitely still the top Man City pick. The other two spots are more open to debate. City, and Haaland especially, missed the creativity of Kevin De Bruyne (£12.4m) in the 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur. He'll come back in and should play both matches. 

Lateriser (@lateriser12)

Haaland obviously has to be an autopick. Own the forward and hand him the armband. Riyad Mahrez (£7.7m) has made that right-wing spot his own and looks a great option for DGW23.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Even though he failed to have a shot against Spurs in Gameweek 22, Haaland remains the best City pick this week.

Outside of Haaland, the City spots are tough. Even with a 59th-minute substitution in Gameweek 22, Mahrez is the best City player to own after the Norwegian. Mahrez has returned in five of City's Premier League matches since the season resumed and has registered just two points fewer than Haaland in that time.

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

As a De Bruyne owner, I am keeping faith. Both the recent benchings came against Spurs' back five, a formation that Man City's DGW23 opponents aren't likely to line up in.

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