Fantasy Football One to Watch: Kevin De Bruyne

Date published: Thursday 5th November 2015 12:47

Kevin De Bruyne: Returns to Stamford Bridge on Saturday

Kevin De Bruyne is a must pick in your Fantasy Football teams ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Aston Villa in the Premier League this weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne has arrived back in the Premier League with a bang.

After a torrid time at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho’s decision to offload the Belgian to Wolfsburg appears to have massively backfired. De Bruyne went on to flourish in the Bundesliga and earned a return to English football just 18 months later as Manchester City paid the German side a reported £55million for his signature.

Using their extensive database of statistics, the people behind the Fantasy Football game Oulala have taken a detailed look at De Bruyne in his opening seven Premier League appearances and have identified the Belgian as the one player that simply must feature in your Fantasy Football side.

The 24-year-old was in fine form again last weekend as City edged past Norwich with a 2-1 win.

Oulala’s stats show that De Bruyne completed 33 successful passes with an accuracy of 77 per cent. He also completed two take-ons and provided three key passes for team-mates.

Kevin De Bruyne infographic

It was De Bruyne’s corner that led to the game’s opening goal, an excellent header from another new acquisition, defender Nicolás Otamendi. It was De Bruyne’s fourth assist of the season.

The Belgian has also scored three himself, making it seven direct contributions in seven games.

The midfielder has created 21 chances for team-mates at an average of three per game. He is completing an average of 38 successful passes per game with a pass completion of 77 per cent. De Bruyne’s shot accuracy, meamwhile, stands at 57 per cent from 17 shots.

City face an away trip to a struggling Aston Villa on Sunday, with De Bruyne expected to return to the starting line-up as his side look to cement top spot in the Premier League before going into a two-week international break.

Many questioned the inflated fee that Manchester City paid for the Belgian in the summer. but Manuel Pellegrini has had the last laugh.

Like the City boss, you shouldn’t let Kevin De Bruyne’s Fantasy Football price-tag put you off. The stats back-up his ability. Picking the Belgian this week will leave you feeling smug yourself as he racks up the points in your fantasy football team.

By Russell Cane

Stats supplied by daily fantasy football game –  follow Oulala on twitter @OulalaGames

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