It’s not long before the deadline for GW25 is upon us and, if you’re yet to lock in your Fantasy Premier League team, then there’s every reason to consider looking at one of Manchester City’s ruthless attacking front five before it’s too late.
Gabriel Jesus‘ arrival at Man City in January has seen the landscape at the Etihad Stadium change slightly. Sergio Aguero’s position as the club’s chief goal scorer is seriously under threat now, with the young Brazilian striker hitting the ground running in such impressive form.
Jesus has announced himself to the Premier League and indeed the City faithful with three goals and an assist from his opening three Premier League outings. His FPL price of £9.2m may seem to be a little high for someone so new and untried in England, but he has already proven to be a vital cog in Man City’s attacking machine.
After just three league appearances, Jesus is already averaging 11.9 FPL points per 90 minutes played, which is extremely impressive for someone so young.
City travel to Bournemouth on Monday night and will be looking to exploit the Cherries’ defensive weaknesses, particularly after Eddie Howe’s men shipped six at Everton last weekend.
That means having any of the five Man City players in the graphic below will ensure a good points return in GW25.
The second name on the list is Raheem Sterling. We already know what the England international is capable of but, this season especially, he has been prone to blowing hot and cold over the course of a long season. Right now, though, Sterling is thriving a part of a front three alongside Jesus and Leroy Sane.
With a return of five goals and 11 assists this season, Sterling his been majorly important to City’s attack and he’ll be given the important task of running at Bournemouth’s flakey defence on Monday night. His FPL points per 90 minutes average doesn’t stand out as much as you’d think it would at 5.3, but he is currently averaging a huge 13.6 points per million spent on him, proving his value for money.
Leroy Sane had to be patient to earn an extended run in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI this season but now, with Jesus and Sterling alongside him, he is really beginning to show the Premier League what he’s all about.
He only has two goals and two assists to his name so far but you can expect those numbers to grow rapidly over the coming weeks as City’s attack gets stronger game-by-game. His averages are still relatively low compared to other midfield players worth picking in FPL, but the form he’s currently in means there are big points to be had.
Kevin De Bruyne also appears to have rediscovered the early season form that had so many people relying on him for high points returns each gameweek. Playing just behind Jesus, Sane and Sterling, the Belgium international has been given the creative freedom that will always return goals and assists in a team as a good as City’s.
De Bruyne already has 12 assists to his name this season and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he added to that impressive return against Bournemouth on Monday.
And finally, it’s David Silva. Nicknamed the Wizard by City fans, Silva has also benefited from City’s new-found attacking threat in recent weeks. Despite not registering an assist since GW18, his goal against West Ham last week andability to create chances out of nothing, makes him a bit of a differential, particularly as only 2.2% of FPL teams own him.