After Finishing third in the Premier League, Scoring 80 goals, Pep Guardiola had a decent first season in England. Spending close to £210m in this transfer window and getting in six players Pep Guardiola has strengthened his squad but what does his current rebuilt squad offer the FPL managers?
Scoring 6 goals, providing 18 assists and scoring a total of 199 points in 36 appearences the Star Man from Manchester City is Kevin De Bruyne. Priced at £10.0m this season which is fairly good considering his abilities he certainly looks to be the key attacking play-maker for the Citizens. De Bruyne had an excellent preseason so we can all hope that he manages to continue his excellent form in the Premier League too.
Priced at £8.0m this season i'm talking about David Silva. He scored a total of 4 goals, provided 7 assists and scored a total of 130 points. David Silva is an important attacking midfielder in the current Manchester City squad and not to forget that Bernardo Silva is also priced the same but is new to the Premier League. So if you want a good differential pick then get David Silva due to his Premier League experience.
Looking at the current Manchester City squad there is no as such a definite budget pick but Nicolás Otamendi at £5.5m may well be one! Looking at his previous season performance in 30 appearences he kept a total of 9 cleansheets, scored a goal and assisted once, thus ended up scoring a total of 100 points. The reason why i'm picking him over Stones is that he is a well experienced defender, A Guardiola favourite and may well be rotated less.
Arriving from Tottenham for around £50 million this season the player i'm mentioning is none other than Kyle Walker. He kept a total of 14 cleansheets, assisted 5 goals and thus scored a total of 142 points in 33 appearences last season for Spurs. Priced at £6.5m this season Walker is an excellent choice to consider as a Premium Manchester City defender but only time will tell us how well he settles with his new club and wether he manages to continue his point returns this season too.
When we think about Manchester City's attack the only player that comes to my mind is Sergio Agüero. During the previous season he scored a total of 20 goals, assisted 3 and scored a total of 175 points in 31 appearences. But there is another attacker who has caught everyone's attention, i'm talking about Gabriel Jesus. In his 10 appearences last season he scored 7 goals and assisted 4 scoring a total 67 points. Sergio Agüero is priced at £11.5m whereas Gabriel Jesus is priced at £10.5m. So if you want a consistent goal scorer then go for Agüero but if you need a forward with similar abilities and priced less then go for Jesus. In my opinion both are equally good!
In conclusion Manchester City have various attacking options, there may be squad rotations which all of us hate the most! Players like Sane, Sterling, Bernardo SIlva may well be included in the first eleven or rotated which makes it even difficult to predict the exact first eleven.