De Bruyne has earned double-figure hauls in three of his last four fixtures at the Etihad Stadium.
But Sterling has scored more goals (seven) than any player in home matches, averaging 8.9 points per match (ppm) on home turf.
He has also scored four goals in two home appearances against the Cherries.
Mohamed Salah (£10.0m) justified his status as the most popular captain pick in Gameweek 18.
Backed by 20.9% of managers, the Liverpool midfielder found the net for the 14th time and has now returned a goal or assist in nine of the last 10 Gameweeks.
His form will be tested by a visit to Arsenal on Friday evening – the Gunners have six clean sheets in their last eight home matches.
But Salah is the top-ranked player for shots inside the box (25), shots on target (14) and goals (eight) away from home.
They have both returned 10+ points in each of their last two away appearances.
Previously the most popular FPL captain, Harry Kane (£12.8m) dropped to third for Gameweek 18, winning the support of just 13.4% of managers.
No team have conceded fewer goals at home than the Clarets’ three.
Nonetheless, Kane has impressed on his travels, scoring seven goals and firing more shots (38) than any other player.
Eden Hazard (£10.9m) has produced double-figure returns in two of his last five away matches.
Hazard has recorded just one assist in the last two Gameweeks without Morata on the teamsheet.
The Belgian will likely challenge Salah and Sterling for the captaincy.