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Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 18 Scout Report

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 18 Scout Report
Find out who the Scout has tipped for success in this week's FPL Scout Report...

Next up for Manchester City is a trip to St. James' Park to face Newcastle on Sunday 19 December.

Kick-off is scheduled for 14:00 (UK), with Pep Guardiola's men setting our sights on an eighth successive Premier League win.

City claimed an emphatic 7-0 triumph in our last outing, with Kevin De Bruyne's brace earning him the FPL King of the Gameweek title in the process.

But Newcastle, under the watchful eye of new boss Eddie Howe, claimed their first win of the campaign in their last home match against Burnley.

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And while they ultimately came up short in a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday evening, the hosts put in a spirited display at Anfield.

It leaves FPL managers with plenty to ponder ahead of Saturday's 13:30 deadline.

However, as part of our regular series, the Scout is on hand to provide you with insight on one City star, one opponent and another Premier League player who could thrive across the latest round of fixtures.

Read on below for this week's FPL Scout Report...

City star

A rested Joao Cancelo (£6.8m) can bring in another huge haul in Fantasy Premier League as Manchester City face Newcastle United in Gameweek 18.

The Portuguese served a one-match suspension against Leeds United in midweek.

Having started all of his side’s previous 16 matches, Cancelo’s 33.6% owners in Fantasy will be expecting him to return to the first XI at St James’ Park.

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The full-back’s potential for points at both ends of the pitch has been the key to his success this term.

Cancelo has combined five assists with nine clean sheets and 14 bonus points.

He has proven a major influence on Man City’s attack on the road, in particular.

Away from home, his four assists is a team-leading total, while his 18 shots were joint-top along with Jack Grealish (£7.6m).

Opponent to watch

Callum Wilson (£7.5m) is Newcastle’s danger man, having scored in each of their last two at St James’ Park.

Home sweet home: The hosts' no. 9 have found the net in five of his seven home appearances so far this season, equating to an average of 5.8 FPL points per match.

Other Premier League Pick

Elsewhere, Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) and Ollie Watkins (£7.7m) are among the best captaincy picks for Gameweek 18.

Salah has 50 points in his last four away matches ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Tottenham Hotspur

Aston Villa’s Watkins hosts Burnley off the back of his season-high haul of 12 points against Norwich City in midweek.

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