As Fantasy Premier League managers can now select their 15-man squads, The Scout analyses standout budget and premium players in each position.
The Manchester City wide man has emerged as one of the most popular early picks for FPL managers.
Sane has been selected by 17.7 per cent, making him the fourth-most owned midfielder.
His impressive output from last season is the main reason for that popularity.
He finished as the sixth-highest scoring midfielder, with 179 FPL points from 10 goals and 15 assists.
That was a big improvement on his debut season in 2016/17, when he got five goals, seven assists and 105 points.
Fresh and rested
Sane’s omission from the Germany squad for the FIFA 2018 World Cup finals is another reason behind him being in so many FPL squads.
He should be fresh and raring to go from Gameweek 1.
That boosts the security of Sane’s starting role.
If De Bruyne plays limited minutes in the initial matches, Sane could also take Man City's corners.
He took 55 corners in 2017/18, second only to the Belgian's 151 for Man City.
The champions have an excellent opening run of opponents, suggesting that early investment in their key players can pay off.
Five of their first seven matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ranking (FDR).
And City face all six of the clubs promoted to the Premier League in the last two seasons over that period.
Man City's first seven Gameweeks
That schedule, combined with a likely run of starts, can cement Sane as a major part of early FPL plans.