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FPL Scout Selection: Dual assets dominate

The Scout 3 Mar 2017
Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane, Manchester City

With two fixtures in Gameweek 27, both Man City and Stoke City contribute three players apiece to The Scout's XI

Despite missing out on Harry Kane's (£11.3m) Gameweek 26 hat-trick, our previous line-up still delivered 73 points. But we will be looking for a far bigger tally this time around.

Fuelled by a pair of fixtures for both Manchester City and Stoke City, those two teams provide the spine of our latest teamsheet as we eye a three-figure Fantasy Premier League score. 

A graphic of the 11 chosen players for the Gameweek 27 FPL Scout Selection
Three Man City and three Stoke City players feature in this week's XI from The Scout

Lee Grant (Stoke City) £4.4m

Hosting a Middlesbrough side with a single goal in their last six away matches, Grant looks well-placed to earn an eighth clean sheet of the campaign. Meanwhile, we can expect save points, at the very least, from his second fixture at Manchester City.

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) £4.6m

With bonus points in three of his last four starts at home, the Potters left-back should benefit from Saturday's meeting with a goal-shy Middlesbrough. Wednesday's visit to the Etihad offers far less potential, though it should still help Pieters feature among the Gameweek's top-scoring defenders.

Chris Brunt (West Brom) £5.1m

Starting on the right wing in the Gameweek 26 win over AFC Bournemouth, we are expecting Brunt to take up a similar role against Crystal Palace, handing him the opportunity to provide attacking returns along with the prospect of a clean sheet.

Alfie Mawson (Swansea City) £4.6m

Always a threat on the end of set-piece deliveries, Mawson has found the net on three occasions in seven starts under head coach Paul Clement. The 23-year-old will also be key to repelling a Burnley attack that has recorded only six goals on their travels.

Raheem Sterling (Man City) £7.9m

The first of our three Man City assets, Sterling has rewarded Pep Guardiola’s faith by supplying two goals and eight assists in his last 10 Gameweek starts. Two more assists in the FA Cup replay win over Huddersfield Town points to further returns in matches with Sunderland and Stoke City.


Leroy Sane (Man City) £7.6m

Part of City's pacey front three, the German boasts stunning form having provided four goals and three assists in seven starts across all competitions. Completing 90 minutes in each of the last four Gameweeks, Guardiola should hand Sane the opportunity to further his FPL stock over City's two fixtures.

Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) £7.1m

In attacking terms, the Austrian appears the most likely to profit from the Potters' busy Gameweek. Ranked top for both goal attempts (28) and chances created (38) in their ranks, Mark Hughes will surely look to Arnautovic to provide the spark against Middlesbrough, while threatening Man City on the counter-attack four days later.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) £7.6m

Scoring or assisting 53% of the Swans' goals, the Icelander maintained that record by supplying the delivery for Fernando Llorente's (£6.3m) consolation at Chelsea last time out. Sigurdsson's dead-ball prowess will again be a factor against Burnley this weekend - only Sunderland have conceded more opportunities from set-pieces than the Clarets.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man Utd) £11.5m

Lined up as a firm favourite for the Gameweek 27 armband before the confirmation of Man City's two fixtures, Ibrahimovic remains a key asset ahead of a home meeting with AFC Bournemouth. The Cherries have conceded 11 goals over their previous three away trips.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) £9.6m

The Foxes striker was revived as an FPL prospect by Monday night's display against Liverpool that brought his first goals since Gameweek 15. Vardy’s pace and energy will provide a stern test for an improved Hull City defence at the King Power Stadium.

Sergio Aguero (Man City) £12.8m

Our third and most significant member of the Man City contingent, Aguero looks to be a vital asset over their two fixtures. Returning to Guardiola's starting line-up, he has fired four goals in his last two appearances and will take on two defences that both conceded four in Gameweek 26. There was never any doubt, Aguero is our captain.

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