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Which of Man City’s midfield stars should you have in your Dream Team?

Settle into a footballing feast this week with even more Premier League action in the coming days.

Man City saw off the challenge of Bournemouth in their first test of Game Week 14 and Watford are now lined up in the cross hairs.

Pep Guardiola’s midfielders have been stealing the headlines lately and have Dream Team gaffers frantically working out how they can squeeze as many of them as possible into their teams.


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Squad goals

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Squad goals

Without forking out a small country’s GDP, it’s virtually impossible to get all five of City’s best midfielders; Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane into your team.

With that said, it’s important to make the right choice when it comes to picking who to invest in.

Thankfully we’re here to help and have ranked the options below in terms of value.

5th: Riyad Mahrez – £4.2m

The former Leicester man has blown hot and cold since his summer move

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The former Leicester man has blown hot and cold since his summer move

Mahrez endured a difficult start to life at the Etihad, registering just three points after his first five games with City.

Despite the Algerian’s mini revival of late, he’s failed to nail down a regular starting spot and his points-tally has suffered as a result.

Mahrez has picked up just five points from the last three Game Weeks and continues to slip further down the pecking order in Guardiola’s master plan.

The former Leicester man has the fewest points out of his City midfield rivals and because of this we suggest that your £4.2m would be better spent elsewhere.

4th: Bernardo Silva – £4.2m

The Portuguese wizard has stepped up in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne

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The Portuguese wizard has stepped up in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne

Silva has had an impressive season so far and racked up a respectable 83 points for his efforts.

The former Monaco man brings a level of consistency whenever he features and has been a merchant of the 7+ match rating, picking up 12 already.

Where the Portuguese midfielder falls short in comparison to his rivals is regular goal-scoring, with his role in the system pitting him more as a provider than finisher.

Silva’s point tally will begin to fall behind the more forward thinking of his teammates but he still remain a player to consider nonetheless.

3rd: Leroy Sane – £4.8m

The winger is bouncing back from a difficult summer and start to the season

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The winger is bouncing back from a difficult summer and start to the season

Sane’s inclusion in third place might surprise one or two of you but it’s time to face reality.

The German’s stock is back on the rise after he was forced to overcome a summer of disappointment with his national team which spilled over into the start of the season with City.

Sane has worked hard to restore his manager’s faith in him and rewarded it with a star man winning performance against Bournemouth in Game Week 14.

The winger looks to be close to rediscovering his form of last season which makes investing in the £4.8m man something all Dream Team gaffers should seriously consider.

2nd: David Silva – £5.8m

You’re guaranteed points with the Spanish wizard

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You’re guaranteed points with the Spanish wizard

Silva has 101 points to his name after memorising us all this season and seems, like a fine wine, to be getting better with age.

Guardiola hoodwinked everyone once again with his rotation policy which saw the Spaniard have to make do with a place on the bench to start the meeting with Bournemouth in Game Week 14.

Despite this anomaly, Silva remains one of City’s only ever guaranteed starters along with centre-back Aymeric Laporte.

The Spaniard has been selected by just 11.1% of Dream Team gaffers, less than City teammates Mahrez (11.8%) and Sane (14.6%) despite outscoring the pair points-wise.

1st: Raheem Sterling – £6.2m

He’s arguably the best player in the Premier League right now

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He’s arguably the best player in the Premier League right now

If you haven’t already got Sterling among your ranks then it’s probably too late for you.

The lightening-quick winger is City’s highest points-scoring player in any position with 112 points and is earning widespread praise for his performances.

Sterling appears to be a favourite of Guardiola and has finished in all but three of City’s games in all competitions so far this season.

At £6.2m the 23-year-old comes at a hefty price but it’s an investment that looks to be well worth it.


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