Manchester City players are expected to do battle for the Fantasy Premier League captaincy again this week.
You can now vote in the latest poll either below or in the sidebar of the website.
After dominating the debate for Saturday’s meeting with Aston Villa, Pep Guardiola’s men now get to host a Southampton side who conceded nine times to Leicester on Friday night.
As we explained in great detail in our Scout Notes of that match, that scoreline was heavily influenced by some of the worst defending the Premier League has ever seen.
If Ralph Hasenhüttl is unable to stop the rot, as we saw him fail to achieve even at half-time on Friday night, then Manchester City options could post some blistering scores in Gameweek 11.
The only issue, as ever, is picking the right one to captain, especially considering the usual rotation problems.
Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) appears to be the runaway favourite thus far after he scored 11 points against Aston Villa.
Prior to Gameweek 10, the England international had just one league goal between Gameweeks 4 and 9 but in his last five matches in all competitions for club and country he has rediscovered the golden touch.
Since England’s 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic on October 11, Sterling has scored six times.
Whether or not Sterling suffers from Guardiola’s rotation roulette in Gameweek 11 probably remains up in the air though.
He has now started all three of Manchester City’s matches in all competitions since the last international break, registering 255 minutes from a possible 270 during that period.
Furthermore, alternatives in Sterling’s positions have had their fair share of rests in recent matches, which could seem them slot in.
Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) has not had any involvement in either of the last two Premier League matches, so could be fresh and ready to go, while Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) was given the night off for the Champions League.
By contrast, Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) feels like a more assured starting figure given how Guardiola has managed his minutes of late.
Since returning from injury in Gameweek 9, the Belgian has played 90 minutes just once (against Crystal Palace), registering 67 minutes against Atalanta and 75 against Aston Villa.
De Bruyne continues to offer relative consistency when it comes to attacking returns.
His assist against Aston Villa was his 12th involvement in a Manchester City league goal this season, from 11 appearances.
Those who watched the win at Crystal Palace know that he was unlucky not to come away with any attacking points either.
Not surprisingly, de Bruyne remains top of the league for key passes in 2019/20, so his chances of delivering against Southampton look good.
Despite another no-show in Gameweek 10, Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) should probably remain a factor in the captaincy debate.
If he looks like starting against Southampton then a double-figure score is a distinct possibility.
Across his last four Premier League starts, Aguero has been particularly busy in the penalty box and showed a return to his ruthless streak against Atalanta.
Even Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) may be considered by some brave folk on the back of three attacking returns since Gameweek 7.
Those even braver managers looking past Manchester City’s appealing fixture might consider the Liverpool options in Gameweek 11.
A trip to Aston Villa could still prove fruitful to Jurgen Klopp’s men considering their record against the top-six since returning to the Premier League.
In three such matches this season, Dean Smith’s side have conceded three times on every occasion.
Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) and Sadio Mané (£11.8m) may then join the captaincy debate in some small way, although we do expect the latest poll to be overrun with Manchester City options.
You can vote in the poll below and also watch our latest video on YouTube.
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