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GW17 Selection: Sane backed to keep scoring

14 Dec 2018

The Scout says Man City winger has form to get a big FPL points haul at home to Everton

A recent run of goals from Leroy Sane (£9.5m) has sealed the German's place in The Scout's best XI for Gameweek 17 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Manchester City winger has 32 points in the last four Gameweeks, returning three goals and two assists.

Sane also scored both his side's goals in a 2-1 UEFA Champions League win over Hoffenheim in midweek.

He earns a spot in a 3-5-2 formation for his home match with Everton, as Harry Kane (£12.5m) is handed the armband and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) is made vice-captain.

Wayne Hennessey (CRY) £4.5m

Leicester City travel to Selhurst Park having scored only eight goals in the last nine Gameweeks. Hennessey has 19 FPL points in his previous four matches, thanks to two clean sheets and two save points.

Marcos Alonso (CHE) £7.0m

The top-scoring defender in FPL, Alonso has averaged 6.6 points per away match. That includes three sets of double-figure returns as Chelsea make their way to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jose Holebas (WAT) £4.7m

A major attacking threat at home, the Greek defender has supplied a goal and four assists at Vicarage Road. Holebas's set-piece delivery will pose big problems for Cardiff City this weekend.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £5.1m

The wing-back continues to deliver attacking returns ahead of his home match with AFC Bournemouth. Doherty has climbed to fourth among FPL defenders on the back of two goals and an assist in the last three Gameweeks.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £8.5m

Three goals and two assists in the last four Gameweeks highlight the South Korean's improving potential in Fantasy. Son could be a big captain differential for Tottenham Hotspur's home match with Burnley.

Felipe Anderson (WHU) £7.3m

West Ham United's winger is the most-bought player for Gameweek 17, earning over 185,000 new owners for his trip to Fulham. Five of Anderson's six goals have been scored in the last six Gameweeks.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £11.6m

Six of the Man City winger's eight goals have been scored at home this season. That has helped Sterling average 10.7 points per appearance at the Etihad Stadium.

Leroy Sane (MCI) £9.5m

The German has delivered 41 points over his five home starts this season. He is facing an Everton side who have managed only one away clean sheet in 2018/19.

Roberto Pereyra (WAT) £6.2m

The Argentinian returned to form by supplying both his side's assists in a 2-2 draw at Everton on Monday. Pereyra has scored four of his five goals at Vicarage Road in 2018/19.

Harry Kane (TOT) £12.6m

The Spurs striker has four goals and two assists in his last five Gameweek starts. Ominously for Burnley, he scored a hat-trick in their previous league meeting last season.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £6.1m

A reliable source of attacking returns, he has a goal or an assist in nine of his 15 starts. Jimenez returned 22 points over his previous three matches at Molineux.

What the experts say

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): Avoid Holebas unless you think he gets an assist. Watford give up points to opposing forwards at home for fun.

Simon March (@MarchSimon): I like the Holebas pick. A decent chance of a clean sheet at home to Cardiff and, with two goals and four assists already, his attacking threat is maybe underappreciated among the current defensive options.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): I'm starting to regret not moving to a 3-5-2 when I had the chance on my Wildcard. Son and the Wolves duo are two l don't have but look good for this week.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): I like the selections of Kane and Jimenez at home facing Burnley and AFC Bournemouth respectively, the two teams who have conceded the most shots in the box over the last four Gameweeks.

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee) I'd have Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.7m) over Jimenez and think Sane will be rotated. It's very risky to have no Arsenal attackers as their output is significantly better away from home. Defensively the selection is strong. Doherty and Alonso are always good for attacking returns.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Pretty safe picks this week but it's missing some Arsenal. What a run they're on and, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.6m) rested in the midweek UEFA Europa League fixture, I'd include him in my picks.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): I worry that Son could be rotated this weekend after his run of starts. Kane is my preferred Spurs pick. With five goals in four Premier League meetings with Burnley he could produce big returns. Anderson is another captain option for me this weekend. He is in great form and his fixtures are excellent.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): The double up on Spurs attackers should pay dividends as Son is matching Kane for returns in recent weeks. Hopefully, Sterling and Sane will survive the latest round of Pep rotation, having seen significant UEFA Champions League minutes this week. Doherty is high on my list of potential transfers in. He's in great form.

Ash (@FPLHints): Pereyra had a blistering start to the season, which tailed off as Watford's form declined. With two assists on Monday night and a good upcoming fixture run, the Argentinian could be the ideal fourth-spot midfielder.

Essential FPL reading for GW17

Part 2: FPL Show: Is Salah worth the money?
Part 3: GW17 Captains: Kane and Sterling set for home profit
Part 4: GW17 Captains: New role revives Hazard potential
Part 5: GW17 Team news: Aguero pushing for return
Part 6: GW17 Team news: Wilson owners seek replacements

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