The Scout looks at players expected to progress and make a big impact in 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League.
Mendy can be one of the top defenders in Fantasy in the upcoming campaign.
The left-back signed in the summer immediately showed his worth, scoring 17 points in his first three Premier League starts.
This mirrored his form for Monaco in 2016/17, when he supplied five assists in 25 Ligue 1 appearances.
But Mendy sustained a serious knee injury against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 6, in September, and did not start another match in 2017/18.
The Frenchman only made a further three substitute appearances in the final Gameweeks as Pep Guardiola used Fabian Delph as his main left-back.
But he is fit and Mendy is ready to be a key player for Man City and FPL managers.
The statistics highlight his attacking potential.
In only 361 minutes, Mendy created nine goalscoring chances and fired five shots on goal.
And despite such limited pitch time, his eight successful open-play crosses were bettered by only two team-mates: Kevin De Bruyne, with 14, and Leroy Sane, nine.
City’s defensive record also offers the potential for more Mendy points.
Their 27 goals conceded were fewer than any other side.
And only Manchester United bettered them for clean sheets, by 19 to 18.
Man City's Nicolas Otamendi was the most-bought defender in the season just gone.
His ability to combine goals and clean sheets meant he was acquired by 2.8million new owners.
But Mendy has the potential to surpass the Argentinian to become City’s standout defender.
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