This article is part of our FPL Waiver Wire series.
Gameweek 6 was all about Manchester City after they scored eight goals even though Liverpool picked up three key points at Chelsea. The problem was that City's most popular player at the official Fantasy Premier League game, Raheem Sterling, wasn't in the squad for the win, along with defender Oleksandr Zinchenko. While Sterling shouldn't be cut, there are questions about his playing time, especially given how expensive he is and upcoming non-league matches. The same goes for Zinchenko, who may not be a regular once Benjamin Mendy gets up to speed.
If you don't want to follow the sheep and waste money on Sterling, there is a range of strategies for the next few weeks. You could either exchange Sterling for one of the Liverpool guys in the same range or drop down and go with Kevin De Bruyne, who is probably the most important piece of City's attack. Of course, with those moves you're following in the steps of everyone else, and that leaves little room to gain an edge. The true differential would be Riyad Mahrez, who has been excellent whenever in the starting XI, averaging 2.63 shots and 4.38 chances created per 90 minutes in league play. It's a gamble because he has just three league starts this season, but given what he's done in recent matches, it may be worth it. I'm still on the Nicolas Pepe bandwagon even though his lone goal came from the penalty spot. It wouldn't