Discover the Scout’s FPL Gameweek 26 picks ahead of City’s visit to Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola’s side travel to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday 24 February for a 17:30 (UK) kick-off on the south coast.

We enter the fixture looking to collect a further three points as the battle for the Premier League crown intensifies.

Our last bout with Andoni Iraloa’s side in November’s reverse fixture saw the hosts at the Etihad Stadium produce a dominant and comfortable 6-1 victory over the Cherries.

Jeremy Doku opened the scoring before goals from Manuel Akanji, Phil Foden and a brilliant brace from Bernardo Silva gave us a commanding lead.


Amid a phenomenal performance by the Blues, Bournemouth pulled a goal back in the 74th minute before Nathan Aké’s strike sealed the victory for City.

As the season heats up, FPL managers will be aiming to gain more points ahead of the Saturday 24 February’s 13:30 (UK) deadline.  

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Bernardo Silva (£6.3m) has the away form to prove decisive when Manchester City visit Bournemouth in Blank Gameweek 26 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Portuguese is our top-scoring player on the road in Fantasy this season, amassing 67 points over his 11 outings to eclipse Erling Haaland (£14.4m) by a single point.

Bernardo has combined four goals with four assists in those encounters, also collecting a further 13 bonus points.

The midfielder’s ability to supply gilt-edged scoring opportunities for his team-mates has been a major part in his success.

Indeed, Bernardo has created eight big chances in away matches in 2023/24, joint-top among all players in Fantasy.


Cherries’ forward Dominic Solanke (£6.9m) boasts their main threat, scoring 14 goals and supplying three assists.


Elsewhere, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Hwang Hee-chan and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz (both £5.5m) have favourable home matches to thrive as overlooked, value picks.

Hwang is Wolves’ top-scoring player at Molineux this season and faces a Sheffield United side who are without a clean sheet in away matches.

Luiz, meanwhile, is the third top-scoring player in home matches among all players in 2023/24 ahead of a visit from Nottingham Forest.