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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Bruno with a pass back

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      + Baps? 😆

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        only at 2m distance

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      -BPS?

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Early thoughts on Robbo Mitchell Davis to Cancelo Stones/5.2 Antonio (-8) and BB?

    Martinez Areola
    Robbo Coufal Dallas Pieters Mitchell
    Salah Bruno KDB Son Soucek
    Bamford Watkins Davis

    Have 12/15 DGW + Son and 1.8 ITB.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Seems fine.

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Bruno shot saved

  4. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Grealish is likely to drop tonight. How sure are we Villa will have a single GW next week?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      I thought the Villa Everton game was moved to Sunday to help? If that’s the case I don’t see why they won’t play both?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Oh really? Haven't been able to keep up with the chaos. Hopefully they'll still have a double.

      2. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Villa have asked for it to be postponed.

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      might not drop. So many fh and wcs

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        True. Hope he'll hold or I'm missing 0.1 on my planned moves.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Doubt he drops, there are 21 players ahead of him and tons of FH in play which mess up the predictions

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        FFix (which has better data on FHs) only has him on -50%

  5. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    4 players in my team over 100% ownership at top of game! Never seen that before and doesn’t leave much room for differentials. I’m guessing about 40% freehit? Amount with Saka, Tierney in their teams. Only differentials Lloris (10%) and Foden (6%) for me, not much to get excited about...Foden will probably get benched!

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      What's your rank?

    2. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      it is a huge differential to perform every week, don't look for differentials or try to perform against the average and EO, have them all, and then see what differentials are available to you. My greatest differentials have been Stones and KDB (kinda failed with that but was the risk I could afford).

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    FHers will end up relying on the arsenal game now

    Everyone has spurs and city and FH picks today nit doing well

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Fh. Wc. Tc. Bb. Left. Feeling good atm.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Same

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        You are not alone

  7. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    C'mon Rashford

    Him, Laca and Saka are the real attacking differentials for me

  8. markus808
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Would it be awesome if ManU wins it this year, by sheer willpower (and by Bruno) alone, pure coaching masterclass, Sir Alex Ferguson style.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Would be a miracle if they finished above 1 of city or pool

      Both is impossible

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Up to Bruno it was a good comment.

  9. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Would you do Chilwell to Cancelo/Dias?

    Have no city players

  10. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    if a free hit allows you to get 8-12 points more than you would've without it, I reckon that's a success

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      I’d take 4 now

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      8 points! 8 points more is not enough!

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      15+ more than the average

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      I’d be hoping for more than 8 points that’s for sure

  11. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    How many has Rashfraud scored so far?

    1. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      same # as the # of girlfriends I have had

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      70 minutes left.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Poor so far but early days

  12. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    livefpl not adding the Ait-Nouri assist 😀 Even Ragabolly is shocked...

  13. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    OMG Neves just scored from inside the box????

  14. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Glad I played Darlow and benched the 9 pointer from Ramsdale

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Lovely job. (For everyone else that is!)

    2. ivantys
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Why would you get 2 keepers from the same game

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          BB next week?

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 23 hours ago

              I believe it was a FH and both have terrible games next week.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        OGS deployed an attacking side but things don't go as planned. He needs to bring Mctominay in asap. Fred and Pogba can't defend well.

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Why are burnley playing in white?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Kit man on a sickie. 😉

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Solidarity for Wilson owners.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 hours ago

            Outscored McGold 😎

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        What about the Saints Leeds game. Is that still a doubt?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          One at the time mate ... one at the time, can't handle it 😆

        2. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          I was going to ask the same. I'm sure I heard Leeds dgw is in doubt.

        3. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Every game is a doubt right now

        4. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          A doubt yes

        5. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Of course it is. Having got 14 players to play twice, that takes out 4 of them

        6. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Strong doubt - game will likely go for Saints to play Shrews FA 3rd round tie unless Shrews forfeit.

      • mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Chance of DCL price drop tonight?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 hours ago

          Very high.

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Martial should have waited for the Cavani overlap there.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Eyes in back of his head were closed.

        2. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          No match analysis here please. Its lol@ or RIP or nowt :p

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        You’ve got to love burnley, so Un-ashamed if what they are, total route 1 and hacking

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 hours ago

          But they are very good at it.

      • ivantys
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          wtf that clear foul by united not given, useless var most useless thing in the game ever

        • Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          How's that not a red? He's last man.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Brady could be off here

        • The Senate
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Should be a red for Brady.

        • Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Burnley res incoming

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 23 hours ago

            Red

          2. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 hours ago

            Looking more at Shaw no?

        • Feanor
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          I didn't end up free hitting, and so far I'm glad since I would have got in Darlow and Saiss.

          Also Cancelo, Rashford, and Lacazette. We'll see how they do.

        • Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          The only other defender is behind Cavani, it's such a blatant red 😆

          1. Whatever100
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 hours ago

            Bet he is making the most of it. Hate it when players try and get others sent off

        • ivantys
            3 months, 23 hours ago

            Love how var don't bother checking united's foul but checking burnley's

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 hours ago

              They're checking lol

              1. ivantys
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

                  Then Burnley shouldn't even get the yellow.

            2. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 hours ago

              Can VAR look at that foul on Butnley player?

            3. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 23 hours ago

              Not watching the game how is Rashford looking?

              1. Old Bull
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 23 hours ago

                Not in the bit of pitch that he’d rather be