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Written by Harry Clark in association with FPL_Updates

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David Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling celebrate scoring together.
David Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling celebrate scoring together.

Manchester City have had an electric start to their Premier League campaign, with 22 points out of a possible 24 in their first eight games. They’ve scored an impressive 29 goals in that time, conceding just four in the process. City’s most recent victory was against Stoke at the Etihad where they defeated the Potters 7-2 with six different goal scorers. With the amount of goals they score being shared out, fantasy managers have a very difficult decision as to who they select as their City attacking options.

The Citizens


Sergio Aguero has been on the sidelines for their latest games due to an unfortunate car crash, but Aguero is renowned for getting injuries on the pitch as well. Aguero bagged five goals in three games before his injury, in addition to three assists. He has started on the bench the last two games and looks set to get his first start this month soon.

Gabriel Jesus has been reasonably lucky when it comes to injuries aside from his lengthy spell out after he sustained a fractured metatarsal in a 2-0 away victory against Bournemouth in early February this year. Jesus has scored or assisted in his last five City games, failing to score against Crystal Palace but only because he didn’t leave the bench.

READ MORE: City also have some of the best upcoming fixtures.


The midfielders are even more difficult to get your head around. David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne have all returned a fantastic amount of points for their owners this season and don’t seem like stopping anytime soon.

Sterling is actually joint top scorer with Jesus and Aguero, despite not featuring as much as the two forwards.Sterling has started the last four but will he keep his spot with the return of Aguero?

Sane had a slow start to his season, failing to receive an attacking return until Gameweek 4 where he scored a brace in just over half an hour of football in a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool. 

This ignited the German’s season and has now racked up four goals and laid on a further three for his team mates.

De Bruyne was another who started slowly and like Sane. He didn’t return any attacking point until the game against Liverpool. This season so far, the Belgian has one goal and five assists. He was especially praised in the 7-2 win against Stoke and was labelled as the best midfielder in the world by many pundits.

His variety of passes and vision makes him a great player alongside Silva, the leading assister on the side with six. Silva has returns in five of his eight games thanks to his assists and a solitary goal.

So out of all these players who should I pick?

Jesus is the cheaper of the two strikers but Aguero is arguably the more gifted of the two. It is a very difficult decision but I’d opt for Jesus as he very rarely blanks. If you can’t decide yourself, you could always select both if you feel they can both get you sufficient returns.

Personally, I believe you should select one midfielder and one striker of your choice as selecting any fewer could turn out to be suicidal. The sheer amount of goals they score cannot be ignored and getting two attacking players also allows for a City defender in your squad who have also done well this season at the other end of the pitch.

Bernardo Silva and İlkay Gündoğan are both waiting in the wings as well.

Are they primed to explode in Gameweek 9?

City welcome Burnley to the Ethiad this Gameweek who have already taken eight points on their travels this season. This included visits to Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool. City have scored five or more in their last three homes games but if Burnley can get to half time unscathed, they could claim another top 6 scalp on their travels.

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