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GW17 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva

The Scout 13 Dec 2018
Bernardo Silva, Manchester City

The Scout says the reliable Man City playmaker offers more potential at the Etihad Stadium

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 17 of Fantasy Premier League.

Bernardo Silva (£7.5m)

In a team as competitive as Manchester City's, Bernardo has been given plenty of chances to shine by manager Pep Guardiola this season.

Among the team's midfielders, only Fernandinho (£5.4m) has played more minutes than the Portugal international, who has featured in 15 of 16 matches.

Top City midfielders for minutes
Player Price Mins played FPL points
Fernandinho £5.4m 1411 52
B Silva £7.5m 1226 68
Sterling £11.6m 1111 106
D Silva £8.7m 1074 72
Sane £9.5m 824 82

And he has repaid that faith, scoring four goals and setting up another three.

Top 10 returns

A home fixture with Everton this weekend suggests more attacking returns are on the way.

Bernardo has provided 29 chances and six big chances, both top-10 figures among midfielders.

Home comforts

At home, he is even more productive.

The 21 chances and five big chances he has created rank him in the top five for midfielders.

Everton have struggled defensively on their travels, keeping just one away clean sheet.

City, meanwhile, have been devastating at the Etihad Stadium, scoring 30 times in eight matches, 11 more than the next-best team, Chelsea.

Starting certainty

Second-guessing Guardiola's midfield selections can be a tough business for Fantasy managers.

But with David Silva (£8.7m) joining Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7m) on the sidelines, Bernardo looks a secure starter in Saturday's early kick-off.

He looks well set to add to his tally of a goal and two assists from his last two home starts.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW17 Ones to watch: Son Heung-min
Part 2: GW17 Ones to watch: Chicharito
Part 3: GW17 Ones to watch: Roberto Pereyra
Part 4: GW17 Ones to watch: Sead Kolasinac

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