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Raheem Sterling Apologises To Fantasy Football Players Who Captained Him

Raheem Sterling Apologises To Fantasy Football Players Who Captained Him

Raheem Sterling continued his fine form by scoring in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Bournemouth but the England star felt the need to apologise to FPL players for not collecting more points.

The Football Writers' Player of the Year started the season on fire by notching a hat-trick on the opening weekend against West Ham and followed it up with the opening goal in the thrilling 2-2 draw with Spurs last week.

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He made it five in three games when he got on the end of a tidy David Silva pass at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday but given the amount of annoyed fans who had captained him on Fantasy Football, Sterling had to comment on not scoring more.

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You can't always expect Sterling to be scoring hat-tricks every week but after scoring 35 in the last two seasons in the Premier League, Graeme Souness believes he should now be hitting at least 20 goals.

"He's already a great player in my opinion, consistent," Souness said on Sky Sports.

"At this level it takes some doing. He'll do something in the game where you go wow I'll remember that for the rest of the week.

"The only criticism I'd offer. He scuffs a lot of balls, he's not a terribly clean kicker.

"He gets a load of goals, but he could get even more. If he can improve that he'll get even more goals.

"I think he's capable of getting 20-plus every year with the team around him."

Here's hoping that Sterling does get to the 20-mark and bring about a whole lot of points for FPL players desperate to top their league.

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, AFC Bournemouth, Fantasy Football, Raheem Sterling, FPL

Josh Lawless

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