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

    GW 25 still about the best time to WC?

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

      GW18 is looking very good at the moment! 😀

  2. dark91
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Some interesting stats

    Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal since 2019

    Ruben Neves scores an open-play goal from inside the penalty area for the first time in his Wolves career

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Are they stats?

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Facts?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Better

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      lovely.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Everton paid 30 million for Iwobi.

      Thirty. Million.

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        That is shocking but not as shocking as the fact that Okocha is his uncle 😀

      2. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        and Arsenal proceeded to give that 30m to Ozil over the last 2 years to sit on his backside and play fortnite. The circle of wasted money in football.

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Damn - you're right.

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

    A magical fun filled gameweek for all so far.

    All the free hit teams with Ramsdale, Egan, Sharp and Neves are delivering as expected

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I did have Ramsdale before city got added to the affair, had to find room for three more players then.

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Mistake in refereeing was not sending Shaw off. Was a RC challenge. Then all the Maguire disallowed goal stuff wouldn't be relevant.

  5. Old Bull
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    This is shaping up into a 3 player Utd fail combined with a Captain fail which equals a FH fail

    1. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Don't wanna be part of the "told you so" the but how many points you thought you gained on non-FH teams who prepped for BGW18 having 9+ players?

  6. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Went Shaw on the FH, somewhat likely that he comes off at HT?

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Possible - his yellow was a dark orange - he'll not get away with much from here.

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Would make sense to take him off yes. Lucky to stay on

  7. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Free hit was a scam all along

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Wood goal disallowed, ref felt bad for Maguire.

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

    Cavani looks like scoring, just needs to get a good ball...

  10. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    This ref is keeping me in the game

    MU should be winning 4-0

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

      Are we watching the same game?

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

      what ???

  11. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Would you BB these subs? -

    Forster
    Bamford (if just 1 game)
    Raphina (if just 1 game)
    C.Taylor

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No

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

      I probably will

  12. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Looking like it might be a low scoring GW. Not much movement and a load of spaffed FH chips

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      The week has literally just begun

      Everyone owns Fernandes free hit or not

      Survive tomorrow then maybe

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 29 days ago

        This was the initial thoughts of many here actually

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I have 9 of my 11 playing next two nights and everyone has Bruno so week not begun yet for many...

      • FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Based on games involving Sheff Utd Newcastle and Burnley. Let's wait until the big boys get going tomorrow first.

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

      Martial is such a load of rubbish

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

        so is Matic

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

        He's lively today dude

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Burnley not rolling over to die here, surprisingly enough.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Sarcasm btw

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

        We all knew this

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

      Bloody hell just seen the effective ownerships and don’t want 3 of my most expensive players to score any points 😆

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

      Pope good save from Martial

    7. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Justice for Maguire owners

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

        Is this a movement or am I a few mins behind?

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          It is a movement. Wrongly robbed of 15 pter

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

            Balls. I thought maybe he scored and I was on a delay

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

        Ffs, such a great decision on wc that deserved its reward

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        What am I missing here?

    8. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno captain fail. Anyone else wanna jump on this 😉

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        na dog,

        total MU domination

        there is time for two pens

        Cavani is a great diver

    9. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      POOOOOPE

      This is a Pope that a Catholic can support

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

        Huh?

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

      Got to love Ashley Barnes, human wrecking ball

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

        He's not human

    11. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno yc

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

      Bruno yellow

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

      Bruno yc

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

      Which one would you have for gw19?

      A). Leno (NEW)
      B). Pope (whu + liv)

    15. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno YC nice

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

        Not if he gets another vs Liverpool

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

      Referee plays advantage when there's literally none? The worst performance I've seen this season from any ref.

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

        I know, for a free kick that was right on the edge. Lol

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

        I've seen worse ever. Easily the worst this season though

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

      Bruno EO >100% for the top 2m
      KDB EO >100% for the top 200k
      Son EO >100% for the top 2m
      Kane EO >100% for the top 1m

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Lol...

        Need a Sterling hatty!!

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

      Wow FH in tatters as usual!

    19. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Can trashlord do something for once in his career? Useless diver

    20. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno shut up man, stop whinging. Was never a penalty..