FPL Gameweek 25 – head-to-head comparisons: Kevin De Bruyne vs Raheem Sterling
Two high priced Man City assets come under the microscope here with both Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) boasting previous attacking returns vs their Gameweek 25 opponents Arsenal. Sterling scored the only goal vs the Gunners in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season, whilst De Bruyne scored three goals over the course of two Premier League games last season vs Arsenal.
Despite the ever present threat of the 'Pep roulette' Sterling has started in five of Man City's last six Premier League fixtures, registering three goals, two assists and 34 FPL points. De Bruyne meanwhile, has just returned to the Man City squad following an injury that has kept him out of the starting lineup since Gameweek 19 and came off the bench vs Everton in Gameweek 24. Whether De Bruyne is afforded a start in Gameweek 25 is up for debate, whilst Sterling in comparison is highly likely to be named in the starting XI. As frustrating as he can be to own, the England international has a good record vs Arsenal and should be favoured over De Bruyne, if only due to the Belgian star's questionable fitness.
Verdict: Raheem Sterling