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FPL Wildcard targets: Raheem Sterling

The Scout 6 Jan 2019
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The Scout says the Man City winger can be a big-hitting differential for FPL managers

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout reviews the top targets to consider for the chip.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £11.3m

The Manchester City winger has nine goals and nine FPL assists over his 18 appearances this season.

Sterling's assist for the winning goal by Leroy Sane (£9.5m) against Liverpool in Gameweek 21 made him the fifth top-scoring player in FPL, with 127 points.

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  • Raheem Sterling
    Forward
    England
    Raheem Sterling
  • Club
  • Appearances
    237
  • Goals
    73
  • Assists
    44
  • Shots
    482
Raheem Sterling Player Profile

But he remains overlooked by managers and his ownership (TSB) is just 10.3 per cent.

By comparison, the top four players in FPL, Mohamed Salah (£13.3m), Eden Hazard (£11.1m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) and Harry Kane (£12.6m), are each owned by at least 30 per cent of managers.

In terms of points per match (ppm) this season, Sterling’s ratio of 7.1 is second only to the 7.5 of Salah.

That highlights his potential as a big differential in the premium-priced bracket.

City’s upcoming run of opponents also raises Sterling’s prospects in Fantasy.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), his next three matches, at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers then away to Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United, score a total of seven.

Sterling’s ability to deliver big hauls can also make him among the top captain contenders for that run.

FPL's top five points-scorers
Player Cost Pts PPM TSB
Salah £13.3 151 7.2 42.0%
Hazard £11.1 139 7.0 38.3%
Aubameyang £11.4 132 6.3 35.3%
Kane £12.6 130 6.2 32.7%
Sterling £11.3 127 7.1 10.3%
Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Wildcard targets: Hugo Lloris
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Neil Etheridge
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: Alisson
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Sead Kolasinac
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Lucas Digne
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Matt Doherty
Part 7: FPL Wildcard targets: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: Christian Eriksen
Part 9: FPL Wildcard targets: Paul Pogba
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Richarlison
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Danny Ings
Part 14: FPL Wilcard targets: Raul Jimenez
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane

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