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GW13 Scout Selection: Sterling backed to deliver

The Scout 24 Nov 2018
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Winger is one of two Man City attackers as Mohamed Salah gets the armband

Raheem Sterling (£11.2m) makes a return to The Scout's best XI for Gameweek 13 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Manchester City winger has averaged 7.9 points per match this season, more than any other player.

And his recent record against his weekend hosts West Ham United looks very encouraging for his 9.8 per cent ownership.

Sterling produced three assists in a 4-1 win in the corresponding fixture last season.

He takes his place in a 4-4-2 formation, with Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) handed the armband and Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) chosen as vice-captain.

The Scout Selection will look to improve upon the Gameweek 12 haul of 58 points, which was still 10 points above the Gameweek average.

The Scout's Gameweek 13 XI
Mat Ryan (BHA) £4.6m

The Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper has a fine recent home record ahead of a visit from Leicester City. Ryan has kept two clean sheets and secured 19 FPL points in his last two matches at the Amex Stadium.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £4.9m

A constant attacking threat down the right flank, the Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back has fired nine shots on target, more than any other defender. Doherty seeks his fourth double-figure haul of the season at home against Huddersfield Town.

Michael Keane (EVE) £5.0m

Everton's centre-back has big points potential at both ends of the pitch. Keane has recorded 16 shots inside the penalty box, more than any other defender, and will play a Cardiff City side with only two away goals in 2018/19.

Andrew Robertson (LIV) £6.5m

A consistent source of points, Liverpool's left-back has three assists and seven clean sheets in 11 appearances. Robertson heads to Watford on the back of his season-high haul of 12 points in the last Gameweek.

Aymeric Laporte (MCI) £6.0m

The most-bought defender in the Gameweek, with over 133,000 transfers in for his trip to West Ham United, Laporte has helped Man City earn a clean sheet in four of their five away fixtures.

Richarlison (EVE) £7.0m

Everton's attacking midfielder has been a huge success since moving up front. Richarlison has three goals and an assist in five appearances as a striker and offers a strong captaincy option against Cardiff.

Anthony Martial (MUN) £7.6m

The Manchester United winger welcomes Crystal Palace in prolific form. Martial has scored six goals and also contributed an assist since securing a starting role in Gameweek 7.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £13.0m

The Liverpool wide man produced five goals and two assists in his two meetings with Watford last term. Away from home, Salah's totals of 24 shots, 15 shots in the penalty area and eight shots on target all rank second overall. He is the Gameweek 13 captain.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £11.2m

The Man City wide man has produced a goal or an assist in seven of his 10 Gameweek appearances. Sterling visits a West Ham defence with only one clean sheet this season.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £5.8m

The most-bought player in the Gameweek, with over 210,000 new owners for the visit of Huddersfield. At home, Jimenez's totals of 20 shots, 17 shots inside the penalty area and 10 shots on target all rank among the top three forwards.

Sergio Aguero (MCI) £11.5m

The Man City striker has averaged a shot every 16.4 minutes ahead of his trip to West Ham. Aguero has fine form against his weekend hosts too, having scored two goals in two of his last four visits.

What the experts say

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): I've brought in three players this week and it's nice to see all of them included. I would have opted for Rui Patricio (£4.6m) or Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) rather than Ryan, and Seamus Coleman (£5.2m) or Lucas Digne (£4.8m) over Keane. But overall I'd expect this XI to score very well in Gameweek 13.

Sam Bonfield (@FPL Family): I really like the Keane pick. With the most headed opportunities this season it seems likely that attacking returns are shortly on the cards. A home match against Cardiff means it's a great time to invest in him.

Lee Bonfield (@FPL Family): I never thought I'd be worried about not owning a £5.8m Wolves striker but Jimenez is a great pick. I would have gone for the creativity of Digne at the back for Everton, rather than Keane.

Nick and Tom (@WGTA_FPL): A strong set-up. The Keane pick is especially eye-catching, with the hope of differential points no doubt based on the delivery from Digne, Bernard (£5.9m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m).

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity): Easier home fixtures for Man Utd, Everton and Wolves are exploited. As a Salah and Aguero owner, I hope their away form improves this weekend.

Chuck Booth: Jimenez must not be ignored as he continues to rack up points in a potent Wolves attack. In the year of the budget striker, he's gaining steam fast.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_Crabdogg): I'm not sure about Robertson and Laporte as I think they'll both concede. The new-manager syndrome at Fulham should be taken advantage of, and I would prefer one of Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m) or Andre Schurrle (£5.9m) to be included.

See: The Scout's panel of FPL experts

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