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City v Liverpool: FPL Gameweek 29 Scout Report

After a three-week hiatus, find out who the scout has backed to influence proceedings in Fantasy Premier League as City host Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola’s side welcome Jurgen Klopp’s team to Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 1 April, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 (UK), following six consecutive wins across our previous six outings.

In our final assignment before the March international break, we booked our place in the FA Cup semi-final with a 6-0 victory over Burnley at home.

Erling Haaland bagged his sixth hat-trick of the season during the tie, while Julian Alvarez (two) and Cole Palmer added the gloss to an impressive result.

But Liverpool will certainly prove to be tough opponents this weekend.

The Merseyside team have lost just one of their last six league fixtures, scoring 13 goals across them.

In the reverse fixture, despite a strong City performance, Mohamed Salah’s second-half goal separated the sides at Anfield in a 1-0 win for the hosts.

However, Guardiola's team secured a thrilling 3-2 victory in the Carabao Cup in our previous meeting with Liverpool -  thanks to goals from Haaland, Riyad Mahrez and Nathan Ake

And there are plenty of decisions FPL managers need to make ahead of Saturday, 1 March’s 11:00 (UK) deadline.

Learn who the scout is backing this weekend below…


Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m) could again prove decisive for City against Liverpool in Gameweek 29 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Belgian has been a standout performer in meetings with Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Etihad Stadium.

He has scored twice and supplied five assists across his last five appearances, amassing 43 points in Fantasy.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have struggled in defence on their travels this term, conceding at least twice in six of their 13 road trips.

The underlying numbers show how De Bruyne can be a major influence on Saturday lunchtime’s encounter.

He has created 36 chances in home matches this season, at least double the total of any other City player.


Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) is the visitors’ form player, with four goals, three assists and 49 points over his last six appearances.


Elsewhere, Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak (£6.7m) and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) both play twice in Gameweek 29 and are owned by under 8% of squads.

Isak faces Manchester United and West Ham United on the back of two goals and 13 points last time out.

Mac Allister’s 15 shots and 10 shots in the box are both team-leading totals ahead of his clashes with Brentford and Bournemouth.