Ederson, Dias, and More- How to Effectively Beat the Pep Roulette in FPL

Published 08/21/2021, 2:09 PM EDT


The English Premier League is one of the most followed football competitions in the world. In the same vein, Fantasy Premier League is a platform for people to become real-life managers in setting teams up. Moreover, it even adds to the excitement of the league with fantasy managers battling it out in private leagues. As the new season begins, fans take a lot of time to set up a team in FPL. With only 100 pounds to spend, extensive research goes into each detail.

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One of the biggest headaches that smartphone managers face is Manchester City. The firepower they possess poses a dilemma for players because of Pep Guardiola’s incessant rotations. So how do you beat the chip and chop of Pep?

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Top starters from Manchester City for FPL

Picking the right players is important. The Citizens possess so many gifted players it becomes a headache for managers to pick the team. But, there are many players Guardiola keeps in his regular team and that can solve all the problems while selecting players for the Fantasy Premier League.

The most obvious pick would be Kevin De Bruyne. Costing at around 12.0, he is the go-to man of Pep and a favorite for FPL players. Guaranteeing assists and goals, KDB enters many teams because of his productivity. A valiant performer on the pitch, he is the chief set-piece taker for City providing enough offensive arsenal for both Pep and FPL managers.

File photo of Kevin De Bruyne

Secondly, Ruben Dias enters the list of must-take City players. The defender has been a stalwart for City last season leading them to the Premier League title. Costing at around 6.0, he may be a tad costly, compared to getting fullbacks at a cheaper price or the same. However, Dias is a starter for City and their brilliant defense practically guarantees clean sheets. Plus, he chips in with some goals as well.

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The next player will be Ederson. He is the ultimate Pep Guardiola player. No other goalkeeper is as good as him in picking a pass out of from the back. An incredible kicker of the ball, Ederson costs 6.0 and is a 100 percent starter for City. Barring any injury, Ederson will be a good signing for managers because of the clean sheets, and audaciously, maybe the odd assist.

Grealish enters the list

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After scoring 13 goals and providing 2 assists last season, Ilkay Gundogan has become a regular starter for Pep. Costing at around 7.4, Ilkay is a good signing for players who look forward to a decent selection with a moderate price. His offensive output has improved while becoming a surprise goal scorer last season. With KDB out injured most of the time, he provided the creative spark for City, last time around. However, with the signing of Jack Grealish, Ilkay is expected to sit back and dictate their tempo from the middle.

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Finally, enter Grealish. With a price tag of 8.0, many players would be skeptical about his introduction to the team. Breaking the 100 million transfer record, City are going to start him. Although there are many players in City, Grealish’s fluidic movement, technical dribbling, and chance creation are why Pep signed him for. And he is going to start for City.

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Of all the players in Manchester City, these five players may be Pep’s favorites considering the output they give him. For FPL managers, picking City players is a burden because of Guardiola’s rotation policy. Despite that, these players can be the ones to count on.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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