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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. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    That’s surely a red card?

    1. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Shaw plays the ball first but that’s too much of a challenge. I think YC is the right call tbh

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    After all that it’s a free kick

    Ludicrous

  3. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is this the first time in VAR history that they've brought something back for a free kick? I thought they weren't supposed to do that?

    1. dadoune30
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah.. VAR intervened because of possible red for Brady.. They had then to come back to the beginning of the action where there was a foul by Shaw

  4. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    didn't shaw get the ball?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      He did, if it's not utd people call it a yellow

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I don’t think skimming the ball with your studs up then going into the opponent’s shin/ankle counts as getting the ball

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      He did. Don't know why Neville kept saying he didn't.

    4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes and then a lot of his foot. Not the worst call I ever saw.

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Barely and then very high and reckless on his opponent

  5. CloudSky
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    That's a disgraceful decision.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Why?

      1. CloudSky
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Because studs up cleanly into a potential season ending injury is not a yellow by any means.

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I thought it was a perfectly sensible decision.

      1. CloudSky
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Because you obviously never played or refed a game.

  6. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Right decision I think after everything.

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Obviously I own shaw

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Jesus fudgy... give it a rest 🙂

      Everytime something happens to one of your players

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Can I ask an honest question?

        What age are you?

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        This guy....he is painful ❗

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Fudge has a bigger squad than most , sounds like he owns every failure in the game ?

  8. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Not sure how Shaw wasn’t sent off. But we’ll take that.

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Is retractable legs mandatory in the PL?

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Correct call.

    Was a blatant yellow for Shaw.

  10. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Did Vardy & Salah >>>> Laca & KDB this gw..

    Question is, shld I bring them both back for next gw? Some options below
    A) Laca & KDB >>> Vardy & Salah
    B) Laca & KDB >>> Vardy & Mane
    C) Laca & Son >>> Vardy & Salah
    D) Laca & Son >>> Vardy & Mane
    E) Any other suggestions?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      why take Salah out for just 1GW?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Lots did it

        Ol hokey cokey

      2. LǝgleSs e|even
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Blank this GW plus had 2 FT to use (did not use FreeHit)

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Brady red Bruno fk would have been sweet

  12. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Why no yellow for Brady

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Because it didn't happen because Shaw had fouled Gudmundsson.

  13. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    So if United scored it would've been ruled out?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yep

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks. Learning something every day

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Shaw's tackle to what Lundstram got sent off for

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      *pretty similar

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yep

  15. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    How is that not a United penalty?

  16. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Lol at PL, utterly useless at using VAR.

  17. FPLGOOD
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Farce! Brady out!

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Any other team gets a red there

  19. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Kinda think var has either there. But took 5 mins

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Worked there

  20. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Shaw kicked the ball first. Don't know what Gary Neville is on saying he missed it. I'm no Utd fan by the way

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Could have injured Gudmundsson with that reckless tackle.

    2. Muchentuchel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      potential career ending challenge

  21. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    What's going on with football?

  22. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Both managers delighted!! But Shaw lucky to get away with that. VAR going United's way again?

  23. ivantys
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Shaw was shocked when he got booked lol, terrible challenge there

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Agreed.

        Don't know what everyone's talking about.

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I agree with yellow though, red would be harsh there he was playing the ball.

      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Can someone please clarify to me what is happening

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Basically the ref had a nightmare. He bottled red carding Brady and went back for an apparent foul by Shaw.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Shaw made a foul That wasn’t given and in the same passage Brady commuted a professional foul

          The game was brought back correctly for shaw foul and he was booked then everyone on here lost their heads for no reason

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            This

        3. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not a lot mate. Still 0-0

      3. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        So was it only taken back to a foul by Shaw, because it was a possible denial of a goal scoring opportunity??

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yep haha

        2. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I thought VAR was used for red cards, goals and penalties... not free kicks.

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Just ridiculous! So if no denial it would’ve been a free kick on the edge?!

          2. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            It is. But if there's a foul in the build up to a goal scoring oppertunity then the only logical decision is to take it back to where that incident happened.

        3. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          yes.

      4. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        When do we think news will be regarding Leeds and Southampton game? Currently got 5 from that game as part of my 14 dgwers...

        Adams, McCarthy, Salah to Antonio, De Gea, KDB (-8)?

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Surely by the weekend

      5. Muchentuchel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        after checking if Liverpool is up next, he decided better not to send Shaw off

        this league is a joke

      6. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Rules say VAR can't be used to look at YCs, wtf was that?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Potential red

        2. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Exactly. It’s only for goals red cards and penalties. Not changing a yellow card or free kick decision.

      7. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Noooo slab head no way

      8. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Maguire goal