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GW3 Ones to watch: David Silva

By The Scout 23 Aug 2018
David Silva

The Scout says Manchester City playmaker's away record can make him a major target for this weekend and beyond

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League.

David Silva (£8.4m)

Manchester City's excellent start to the season is creating major interest in their key FPL players.

Pep Guardiola's side have won both their matches, scoring eight times and conceding only once.

Sergio Aguero (£11.1m) and Benjamin Mendy (£6.2m) are currently in the top three players for Gameweek 3 transfers in.

They have scored 22 and 23 points respectively.

But the Gameweek just gone has presented another player for managers to target.

Silva time

Up to now, competition for places has perhaps cooled transfer interest in Man City midfielders.

David Silva is the most in-demand player of that group, with more than 80,000 new owners in the Gameweek.

But he is still found in only 5.3 per cent of FPL squads.

The Spaniard missed the opening-weekend win over Arsenal, but was impressive in the 6-1 victory over Huddersfield Town.

Despite playing only 63 minutes, Silva was joint-top for chances created in Gameweek 2, with six.

He also scored from a free-kick and earned two bonus points, giving him a nine-point haul overall.

Trustworthy traveller

A lunchtime trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers this Saturday suggests another strong showing is on the cards.

The midfielder was a proven performer away from home last season.

When selected, he scored or assisted 39 per cent of Man City's away goals in 2017/18, compared with 15 per cent at the Etihad Stadium.

Six of his nine goals and seven of his 11 assists came on the road last term.

And Silva's Man City will face a Wolves defence that have conceded two goals in each of their matches so far.

Don't be put off

Guardiola boasts an array of midfielders from which to choose and many FPL managers might still be concerned about the rotation of key players.

Many might therefore wait for more starts from Silva before making their move.

But in the absence of the injured Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m), Silva's experience and proven pedigree suggests he could well emerge as their biggest midfield threat in Gameweek 3 and beyond.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW3 Ones to watch: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Part 2: GW3 Ones to watch: Ryan Fraser
Part 3: GW3 Ones to watch: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 5: GW3 Ones to watch: Danny Ings

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