After an underwhelming start to the season, Manchester City’s fixture swing could help them find their mojo. With their next four home fixtures against Burnley, Fulham, West Brom and Newcastle, this is the perfect time to go all in on the City assets. Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) is the standout candidate, given that he is creating 3.63 chances per 90 this season, unsurprisingly so a league highest, and is also averaging an impressive 3.45 shots per 90. KDB should remain as City’s primary penalty taker, however Aguero’s imminent return does pose a threat to this.
Furthermore, Joao Cancelo (£5.4m) appears to be outstanding value and is proving to be a key figure for creativity in Pep’s side this season. Cancelo has a huge assist threat, as he has created a phenomenal 2.64 chances per 90, which is higher than both TAA (1.64) and Robertson (1.32). His influence on Pep’s side is recognized in the bonus points system, as he has accumulated 6 bonus points in 4 games. Cancelo appears to have nailed down his position at left back in the league, as Pep usually rests Cancelo in the champions league and opts for Zinchenko. Owned by just 2.5% of managers, Cancelo is a great differential and is bound to soar up in price in the coming weeks if he continues to perform.
Another team who enjoy a run of favourable fixtures are Leicester, with Fulham, Sheffield United and Brighton in their next 3 games. Jamie Vardy looks like a mouth-watering FPL prospect for these fixtures, and is the standout option for managers looking to take Harry Kane out of their teams. Vardy has found the net eight times already this season, and has assisted twice.
Vardy has an xGI of 1.19 per 90 this season, which is the highest for strikers on the game.
Vardy is averaging 1.86 shots on target per 90 as well, which is higher than Kane (1.80) and Werner (1.13).
Another player who has the potential for huge returns is Timothy Castagne (£5.7m). The Belgian wing back has four attacking returns this season already, three of which came against West Brom and Burnley. Given that Leicester have conceded the joint lowest amount of goals this season (9), the favourable run in increases the likelihood of Leicester keeping clean sheets and Castagne ultimately hauling more double digit returns.