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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. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 hours ago

    My (potentially unreasonable and unpopular) requests for the last 20 mins:

    Saiss goal, BUR goal, Bruno positive return!

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      Positive?! (╬☉д⊙)⊰⊹ฺ

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 hours ago

        I won’t discriminate at this point - goal, assist, brace etc!

  2. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 hours ago

    Captain bruno not looking great so far...
    :/

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      until he gets a pen any minute now

  3. ivantys
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      Cavani is too old for the league, slow reactions

      1. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 hours ago

        He's in the first tier for the Vaccine

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      This is grim

    • Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      Cavani close

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 21 hours ago

        well closer than most

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      pogba wants pen

    • Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      United players going down in the box lol

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      Ighalo would score that

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      Resolute Burnley defence.

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 hours ago

      How is that not a penalty if Maguire's earlier was deemed a foul? Ridiculous.

      1. doher.ty
          5 months, 21 hours ago

          lol

      2. Milkman Bruno
          5 months, 21 hours ago

          If Maguire goal is disallowed for a free because he put a hand on the back then surely that’s a foul also?

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 21 hours ago

            Surely you're joking... Have some tea and go to bed.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                5 months, 21 hours ago

                Not at all. I don’t think it’s a penalty but they have to be consistent. Did you see what the Maguire goal was disallowed for

                1. BDA Shadow
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 21 hours ago

                  Yes I saw the Maguire header which was clearly foul in the back of the defender. Maguire went right through him with a leading elbow like he always does, using the defender to climb while preventing their jump. Pogba was barely touched in the back and jumped straight to the floor.

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Using the defender to climb? Maybe you should watch it again or go to specsavers for yourself. He has a run on the defender and he is already well in the air above him before he ever touches him. Yes he collided with him then but never ever ever in a million years should have been disallowed.

                      1. BDA Shadow
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 21 hours ago

                        Mate you can't hold defenders down. He always prevents defenders jumps. It's a foul all day. Sit down.

                        1. Milkman Bruno
                            5 months, 20 hours ago

                            “Mate”, he didn’t. I’m sitting thanks.

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Clown

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 21 hours ago

                  Clear pen on Poobag. Friend bet on Burnley

                3. Mr Arsenal
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 21 hours ago

                  Great bit of collective diving this. They must get coached on it.

                4. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 21 hours ago

                  Bruno pen bingo, what minute?

                  Bonus point for getting the diver in the box too.

                  1. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 21 hours ago

                    Not tonight.

                5. The Senate
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 21 hours ago

                  Pogba fouled in the box. Martial may be offside

                6. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 21 hours ago

                  Let's all hit the deck

                  1. Fred54
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 21 hours ago

                    Let the bodies hit the floor.

                7. doher.ty
                    5 months, 21 hours ago

                    Was going to go double United with DDG and AWB decided against it so fair play to all those who stuck with it

                  • Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 21 hours ago

                    So that's not a penalty but the Maguire 'push' was a foul hahah absolutely pathetic grow the hell up

                  • _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 21 hours ago

                    Pogba g Rashford a

                  • Milkman Bruno
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Yesssssssss

                    • Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Get in rashy

                    • RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      RashPog

                    • My heart goes Salalalalah
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Rash Assist

                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 21 hours ago

                        Jammy

                    • Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      POGBA GOAL
                      RASHFORD ASSIST

                    • brianutd-why always we? 20
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Told ya

                    • Egg noodle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Golasoooo

                    • Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Rashford assist 😎

                    • LǝgleSs e|even
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      pogbaaaackkkkk

                    • HonestBlatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Pogba G Rashford A

                    • Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 21 hours ago

                      Pogba is a helmet but lad has a touch of class

                      1. HonestBlatter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        5 months, 21 hours ago

                        Well said