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FPL team news: Ramsey and Sterling can shine

The Scout 10 Aug 2018
Aaron Ramsey and Raheem Sterling composite

Arsenal and Man City midfielders meeting on Sunday could deliver big differentials in Fantasy

Two midfielders set to meet on Sunday could be major differentials for Fantasy Premier League managers in Gameweek 1.

Aaron Ramsey (£7.5m) is owned by only one per cent of managers ahead of Friday's 19.00 BST deadline. His average of 5.4 points per match last season was bettered by only five other midfielders.

And he is back in training for Arsenal's home match against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Sterling available

Raheem Sterling (£11.0m), along with Kevin De Bruyne (£10.0m), is also available, even though both were late back for pre-season due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

While De Bruyne is backed by 28.3 per cent of managers, only two per cent have opted for Sterling, who was the second-highest scoring player in FPL last season.

He could compete for a role on the right wing with new arrival Riyad Mahrez (£9.0m).

Arsenal are expected to play young midfielder Ashley Maitland-Niles (£4.5m) as a makeshift left-back after Sead Kolasinac (£5.0m) got injured and Nacho Monreal (£5.5m) returned to training on Friday.

New role for popular Blues 

Popular defenders Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.5m) and Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) are set for changes of position as Chelsea travel to Huddersfield Town.

Azpilicueta is owned by 16.3 per cent while 15.9 per cent of managers have Alonso.

Both finished among the top three scoring defenders in each of the last two seasons. But that was playing in a wing-back system under Antonio Conte.

They have occupied traditional full-back roles during recent friendlies in new head coach Maurizio Sarri's preferred 4-3-3 formation.

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