SCOUT: Man City FPL team analysis for 2020-21

Take your chances on the Pep roulette.

Kevin De Bruyne is one of the top Man City FPL picks for the 2020-21 season
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Consider which Manchester City players could be suitable for your FPL team this season.

As well as budget choices, our scout is investigating all possible selections from each squad in the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League.

Man City FPL players

Let’s home in on Man City’s FPL team and make some recommendations.

🥅 Goalkeepers

There are so many great outfield options that £6m on a goalkeeper feels outlandish, but with the right run of fixtures Ederson could be worth it.

City’s defence isn’t the most reliable but they’ll keep their fare share of clean sheets through dominating games against weak opposition.

Keep an eye out for their opening matches, because a regular source of points from your ‘keeper could be a key differential.

👬 Defenders

If £5.5m Nathan Aké starts then he’s an interesting option due to the goal-scoring threat he poses from set pieces.

Aymeric Laporte offers this too but is more expensive, while it’s hard to place much faith in Benjamin Mendy.

🏃 Midfielders

£11.5m for Kevin de Bruyne feels a little on the cheap side given he scored more points than any other player last season.

He now looks to be on penalties, so he could get a steady stream of goals alongside his usual abundance of assists, which he could get even more of with a fit Sergio Agüero.

Raheem Sterling is the same price and will also make it look downright reasonable if he continues his form from the end of the last campaign.

His tendency is to get off to an absolute flyer then tail off a bit around the middle of a season, so maybe start with him with a view to shipping him out after a few months.

See our Liverpool piece for why we think De Bruyne and Sterling are better options this year than Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.

Riyad Mahrez doesn’t really tempt at £8.5m due to the uncertainty of his game time, but £6.5m Phil Foden could be an absolute steal.

It seems likely he’ll see more minutes following the departure of David Silva and he’s shown an eye for goal that could get him into double figures.

He’s susceptible to rotation, especially as he’s young, but at such a low price it’s an acceptable risk as long as you have a decent substitute just in case.

Someone like West Ham’s Tomáš Souček or Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong would be ideal cover for Foden.

🥳 Forwards

£9.5m for Gabriel Jesus feels like a risk when there are several great value forwards around this year.

However, if he’s fit and firing, £10.5m for veteran fantasy favourite Sergio Agüero could be an absolute gift.

City’s big problem has been missing chances, ones you’d back the clinical Agüero to put away.

And his explosiveness makes him a viable captaincy option alongside all the big-hitting midfielder, so keep an eye out for when he’s set to return.

Man City FPL team verdict: top 3 picks

⓷ Sergio Agüero

⓶ Phil Foden

⓵ Kevin de Bruyne