Manchester City will look to add more ground between them and the rest of the Premier League when they face Burnley at home on Monday to round off the 30th gameweek. We break down targets to consider for DraftKings’ EPL soccer Showdown below.
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Kevin De Bruyne ($17,700)
De Bruyne grew increasingly frustrated up until the point his cross into the box was mishandled by David Luiz, resulting in Raheem Sterling’s goal against Arsenal in the first game back from resumption. He then had a typical game, even scoring from the penalty spot after a poor tackle from Luiz on Riyad Mahrez. He should have another solid all-around game against Burnley.
Others to consider: Raheem Sterling ($15,900)
High-priced flex options
Raheem Sterling ($10,600)
Sterling finally broke his 2020 drought with a goal against Arsenal. He missed a routine chance prior to that, but he recovered quickly when another opportunity presented itself to raze a volley past Bernd Leno. That goal took his season tally to 12 goals for the season, which could get another boost on Monday.
Sergio Aguero ($10,400)
Aguero started the previous game on the bench. In the 10 or so minutes he got on the pitch, he hit the side netting and also hit the post in another instance. Considering his standards, he should have scored two goals in that game. That’s how good Aguero and the rest of this City offensive lineup has been. If he gets the start, he should add to his season score of 16 goals.
Riyad Mahrez ($11,000)
Mahrez did what he was asked to. His speed proved to be a nightmare for Arsenal’s defense and he outpaced David Luiz to set up Manchester City’s second goal. His fizzing deliveries have been a highlight of his season as well. He has scored seven goals and eight assists so far.
Others to consider: Gabriel Jesus ($9,600), if he starts.
Value flex options
Kyle Walker ($5,800)
After all these high-priced targets, you will need an inexpensive player to ease the salary burden. At just $5,800, Kyle Walker is that player. Manchester City has conceded 31 goals, but against a Burnley side that has scored just 34 goals, it’s highly plausible that City keeps their second successive clean sheet.
David Silva ($7,800)
This Manchester City starting XI is quite a hard guessing game. Manager Pep Guardiola relies on his instinct and the opposition to pick his starters. David Silva was steady against Arsenal after getting the start before Bernardo Silva replaced him in the 65th minute. He has provided Manchester City with three goals and seven assists so far, which is still significantly better than most in the Premier League.
Others to consider: Dwight McNeil ($8,800).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.