Gameweek 18 tosses up an uncommon Dream Premier League challenge, with only 12 teams in action – and Manchester City provide the choice of the choices.

Pep Guardiola’s side take on Brighton and likewise have double responsibility in the bumper gameweek that follows, making their players appealing whether you are playing your free hit today.

Here, the PA news company takes a look at the week’s recommended pick-ups, beginning with a resurgent member of the City midfield.

Starting Gun

Ilkay Gundogan has actually scored in three of City’s last 4 video games, with 3 tidy sheets and 7 perk points assisting him to 33 in overall because stretch.

That has supplied a huge differential increase for the 1.8 per cent of managers with him in their teams, likewise boosting his PA Transfer Rating to the greatest in the league this week.

Transfer score is based upon a player’s recent form, in addition to the supplementary factors of low expense, ownership and upcoming component trouble ranking (FDR).

At ₤ 5.4 m and facing the Seagulls, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa – all in your home – over the next two weeks, Gundogan ratings an outstanding 87 out of 100.

Midfield is where the action is, with Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson 2nd on 79 after 2 goals, an assist, four clean sheets and eight bonus points in his last 5 video games and Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi riding his recent scoring streak to a transfer rating of 75, fifth finest today.

Toffees have defence covered up

City likewise supply the week’s top-ranked goalkeeper, Ederson with a transfer rating of 69, while John Stones is 3rd in defence – behind two players from his previous club Everton, after 3 clean sheets in their last five.

Yerry Mina is the kind player thanks to his goal versus Arsenal but team-mate Mason Holgate is ₤ 800,000 cheaper in FPL at ₤ 4.8 m to nudge him to the greatest protective transfer score, 78.

Mina and Stones score 77 and 75 respectively so there is little to select in between the trio, with City’s Joao Cancelo and Ruben Dias both at 72 as the 2 clubs supply this week’s leading 5.

Burnley’s Nick Pope (68) and Villa’s Emiliano Martinez (67) total the goalkeeping podium, with clubs not playing in gameweek 18 left out from the list.

The Toffees’ Jordan Pickford ranks just 8th in that classification, behind Bernd Leno, David De Gea, Hugo Lloris and Karl Darlow.

Martial art

The choices up front are not as appealing however Manchester United’s Anthony Martial leads the way.

The Frenchman has simply 2 objectives in his last 5 games however included 3 helps in the 6-2 thumping of Leeds, with another versus Sheffield United and a bonus offer point in each video game, to increase his case.

His transfer score of 69 is 5 more than any other striker, with compatriot Alexandre Lacazette next up on 64 after four objectives in Arsenal’s last three video games.

Joelinton is the surprise name in 3rd, on 62. Newcastle’s Brazilian has actually begun to find his feet in current weeks, though his objective and 2 assists in wins over Crystal Palace and West Brom progressively appear like a product of the opposition. Team-mate Andy Carroll is an appealing option just outside the podium places on 57.

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