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Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek Eight Scout Report

Which City stars should you consider for your FPL team this weekend?

City are back in Premier League action following the international break, welcoming Burnley to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 16 October for a 15:00pm (UK) kick-off.

Sean Dyche's well drilled side won't make life easy this weekend, but three successive 5-0 home league victories over the Clarets will play a crucial role in many FPL managers' thoughts ahead of Saturday's 11:00am deadline.


As part of our regular series, the Scout reveals which City star they expect to pick up the points, as well as an opponent to watch and another Premier League player they're tipping to stand out this weekend.

Can City's array of attacking talent conjure up another high-scoring win at the Etihad? Or could Burnley upset the odds and claim a first Premier League win of the season?

Check out who the Scout is backing in our Gameweek Eight predictions below...

City Star

The Scout: Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) offers managers in Fantasy Premier League a major differential for Gameweek 8.

Manchester City’s playmaker is owned by a mere 2% ahead of a home match with Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

The 30-year-old has made both his starts this season in the last two Gameweeks after recovering from injury.

And having scored his first goal of 2021/22 away to Liverpool in the previous league fixture, the Belgian looks back to his best.

De Bruyne has yet to start a match at the Etihad Stadium in FPL this season but returns of 13 and 14 points in his final two home starts of 2020/21 underline his explosive potential.

Opponent to watch

The Scout: Chris Wood (£6.8m) is likely to boast the visitors’ main goal threat. The Kiwi’s 15 shots and 11 shots in the box are both more than any other Burnley player.

Consistent Performer: Chris Wood has hit double figures for Premier League goals and finished as Burnley’s top scorer in each of his four seasons at Turf Moor.

Premier League Pick

The Scout: Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) and Son Heung-min (£10.1m) are among the top captain picks for Gameweek 8.

Liverpool’s Salah has scored in seven successive matches ahead of his visit to Watford.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Son faces Newcastle United on the back of three double-figure returns in six appearances.


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