Captain: Gameweek 18

Manchester City put up a brilliant performance in their last game against Crystal Palace with a 3-0 win at the Etihad even though they’ve been missing all their strikers. Pellegrini’s false nine approach seems to be working well and has surely helped Yaya Toure to get amongst the goals.

It was a tricky choice between the in-form City duo Yaya and Silva but we’ve gone with the safe bet and handed the captain’s armband to Yaya Toure (10.9m) this week thanks to his consistency. The absence of Sergio Aguero puts Yaya on penalty duty. Having scored 4 goals in his last 6 premier league games, you can count on Yaya to continue his form when City travels to The Hawthorns to face a struggling West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day.

Here’s a few stats on Yaya’s performance in the last 6 gameweeks:

  • Goals: 4
  • Points: 44
  • Average points per game: 7.33

Overall, Yaya has an average of 3.3 shots per game and 1.1 key passes per game in the Premier League. Manchester City have won eight and lost none of their last nine BPL matches against West Brom. Alan Irvine’s side have struggled against the big teams and you can put your money on Yaya to bag some points this week.

Alternatives: Cesc Fabregas (9.7m) and Robin Van Persie (12.6m)