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Cavani leads the line for Man United in the Blank Gameweek

Edinson Cavani (£7.8m) has been chosen to lead the line for Manchester United in Blank Gameweek 18, with Paul Pogba (£7.7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) featuring in an attacking line-up.

Either side of Cavani will be Anthony Martial (£8.8m) and the in-form Marcus Rashford (£9.6m), with Nemanja Matic (£4.8m) chosen to anchor the midfield.

Eric Bailly (£4.9m) now looks to have made the starting position his own, as he partners Harry Maguire (£5.4m) in the centre of defence, with Luke Shaw (£4.8m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) at full back.

David De Gea (£5.3m) returns in goal, after Dean Henderson (£5.2m) deputised for the Spaniard in the cup.

Burnley field their standard 4-4-2 formation with Sean Dyche hoping to stay compact against Man United.

The familiar front two of Chris Wood (£6.2m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) start up top, with Dwight McNeil (£5.7m) losing his place to Johann Gudmundsson (£5.4m) and Robbie Brady (£5.0m) starting on the left.

Ashley Westwood (£5.3m) and Josh Brownhill (£4.9m) continue in the centre of midfield

Ben Mee (£4.9m) and James Tarkowski (£5.3m) partner at centre-back, with Matt Lowton (£4.4m) and Erik Pieters (£4.3m) at full-back.

Nick Pope (£5.4m) hopes to continue his impressive form in goal.

With injury keeping out Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m), Everton look to be deploying Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) in an unfamiliar false nine role.

They’re also lining up in an unfamiliar back five, with Yerry Mina (£5.6m), Michael Keane (£5.1m) and Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) at centre-half.

Lucas Digne (£6.0m) returns to the side at left wing-back, with Mason Holgate (£4.8m) chosen to operate on the opposite flank.

Aiding Sigurdsson in attack will be James Rodriguez (£7.7m) and Alex Iwobi (£5.9m).

Tom Davies (£5.2m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.3m) will start in midfield.

Adama Traore (£6.1m) is completely missing from the Wolves attack which features Fabio Silva (£5.2m), Pedro Neto (£6.0m) and Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.9m) fresh from returning from loan.

Joao Moutinho (£5.2m) looks to be taking up a more advanced role behind the attacker, with Ruben Neves (£5.2m) and Leander Dendoncker (£4.7m) in behind.

Roman Saiss (£5.1m) and Conor Coady (4.9m) start in the heart of the Wolves defence, flanked by Rayan Ait Nouri (£5.0m) and Nelson Semedo (£5.4m).

The ever-present Rui Patricio (£5.4m) continues in goal for Wolves.

Man Utd XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Bailly, Shaw; Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial; Cavani


Burnley XI: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, Brady; Barnes, Wood

Everton XI: Pickford, Holgate, Mina, Keane, Godfrey, Digne; Doucoure, Davies, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; James

Wolves XI: Patricio: Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Dendoncker, Neto, Moutinho, Gibbs White, Silva

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1,281 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    21 from 5.

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      Well done! 25 points more than me...

  2. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    United best in the prem again. Only Ole capable of bringing us the successes SAF did. Cut from the same cloth, what a lad!

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      lol

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 2 hours ago

      Dear oh dear.

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    8 from 2 :). Rammers on the bench but couldn’t care less. Anyone own a sheff u defender?

  4. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Pogba Sh*tting on the refs. Love to see it

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Refs today were appalling. Basically won the game for Uniteds (Manchester and Sheffield). Disgraceful. So much for VAR.

  5. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Maguire & Rash definitely out of bonus points?

  6. Crouching Tiger
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Doh.. rare Fernandes captain fail. Could be costly this gameweek. I take Shaw baps and DDG clean sheet though.

  7. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    As a non FH pleased with today.

    Will wait for last possible minute before using a FH for the DGW to ensure all my players are involved.

    Some postponements are incoming.

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    3 from two. Benched AWB for Saiss which was a bit pish, knew I should have gone with my gut over that sort of pick.

    Nine to go...

    1. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      Well, truth be told, ones who bench AWB vs Burnley don't deserve his points

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        It was the Scout teams & other Algo picks that tipped me that way unfortunately.

  9. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Of course I chose Lindelol in a dead 50:50 split choice between him and Shaw

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      One is attacking, one is not. Curious how you made your decision? What was the thought process

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        The “Shaw is injured” talk on here, and Ole saying both trained and were fit.
        You reckon Shaw plays the double and do a straight swap to him?

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Maguire absolutely robbed tonight. Owners should launch a joint lawsuit against Kevin Friend for damages

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      Who cares, he gets 2-3 a season so would have been stupid luck to get one the one game you FH

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        "who cares" that their defender gets robbed off 9 points? lol

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Shaw shouldn't have been on the pitch to cross it. Equals out ; even though he kneed the bloke in the back.

  11. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    18 from 5. Meh.

  12. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Wow that Bruno (C) fail is going to shuffle the ranks

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      Sorry but strange desision captaining him imo Kane, Son and KDB all better options this gw.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        All the 'algorithms' sites rated him as the best Captain pick to be fair.

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Not many people in my MLs captained Bruno.

  13. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Robertson & Son > Stones & KDB worth -4?

  14. MidTableFantasy
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Ings or Rashford next couple of weeks?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Given the refereeing you have to go with United players.

  15. KnightSlayer
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    ahead with Rashford Assist.
    CUP Opponent Captain Son ,
    I have Captain Kane
    rest team about equal .
    Who wins

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      You

  16. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Cup Round

    Me:
    9pts with 81 to play (KDB captain)

    Opponent:
    7 pts with 2 to play (Kane Captain)

    Who wins?

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      *8

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      I hope opponent so you can stop asking stupid questions

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    One of my rivals who has ridden his luck all season, finally gets what he is deserved this week.
    Only has 4 players this week and his cap was Bruno 😀
    Another "rival" only has 3 this week, 2 played so far for 4 points woth Son cap to come.

    Lol wtf

  18. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Wtf why not KDB?

  19. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    What an idiot, I’m glad as a KDB owner but wtf why not KDB