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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. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    So if Bruno picks up a 5th yellow against Liverpool he will miss Fulham game and end up as a SGW for him, is that right?

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      correct.

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      YEAH

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

      He might get his 5th one tonight

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Would play vs fulham then

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Would still be a SGW

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Or a BGW if it’s a straight red

    4. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      or if a YC against Fulham he then misses the SHU match ... Certainly a dodgy captain pick next week

      Would far prefer him not to have got a card and lose 1 pt to captainers

  2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Going Saiss over man u defense not looking too smart now. Burnley haven't a chance of scoring.

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 2 days ago

        It was never smart with united, arsenal, spurs and city defence around.

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah, I started Saiss and benched AWB. Whoopsie.

        1. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          a bit expensive bench player

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

            Great team.

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

      Luke shaw punt went well

      1. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Should of had an assist for Maguire. Wrongly disallowed. Unlucky really.

          1. King Carlos
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Also should've been sent out

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Not imo. Was literally nothing he could do with his leg after hitting the ball. Bubble football is going to become the norm soon.

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

                  Agree

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

                  this af

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

                  Exactly. He won the ball and it’s not like he went in recklessly.

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

            should have a perfectly good assist - not a poor decision to include him

        • thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          That Shaw tackle was a classic ‘orange’ card.
          I don’t think it’ll take much for him to be shown a second yellow so he’d better be careful

        • Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Someone lol@ my Bruno captain please. Need a jinx.

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I have the armband on him too. Plenty to go. For a red card.

            • Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              lol @ you for capping Bruno

              1. King Carlos
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                3+2 incoming!

            • Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              lol Bruno [C], hope this helps 😆

              1. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks mate

            • Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Bruno Captain???
              Should have gone KDB. 🙂

              1. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                🙂 thanks

          2. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            yo

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

              Yo how's my favourite of all Bruce Lee usernames doing?

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                yo i'm good, thanks yourself?

                means a lot from the most elite pukki account

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

                  All good, no points on FH so far but tomorrow is the big day.

          3. DycheDycheBaby
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Rash over Laca looking like a bad decision. Feel stupid now

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Lava might not even start

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                *Laca

                1. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  True, though he only played 15 mins in the FA cup game

              2. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                After a brace in the last game?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  His minutes are patchy, scored against Chelsea and was then benched vs Brighton before coming on and scoring

                  1. Bruce Lee
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    True Arteta is a dope so you never know

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Any chance of a cheeky Lowton goal or assist?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Memories of his wonder volley at Stoke for Villa back in the day

            2. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              one sec lemme as my nuts

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                no

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Thanks

          5. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Hope Ole brings Rashford on this half.

          6. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Neto done owt?

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Couple of dangerous crosses

            2. pablo discobar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Speak English you northern monkey 😀

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

                😀

          7. Breezyy
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Can’t believe that it’s disallowed but oh well big 2nd half needed

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              3 goals inc I reckon

          8. Naby K8a
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Man Utd fans understandably upset at the refs decisions. Not currently getting their money’s worth from paying off the FA

            1. Breezyy
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I know.. this ref didn’t get the message obviously

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

            Fernandes TC not an option now with him being on 4 YC?

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              no

            2. ivantys
                3 months, 2 days ago

                cap him vs pool?

              • markus808
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Well, it's been 18 gwks and 4 YCs, you can calculate the risk of him getting YC, 4/18 or 22.2% of his games, and it's much greater than being 0.

            3. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Shaw didnt tackle the ball, he won the ball. He was first to a loose ball.

            4. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Ifbu have bruno but not as cap u want him to blank right?

            5. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I had high hopes for my Traore differential...

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Villa blank sry to break it to you

              2. ivantys
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Tough luck with the random injury/covid

              3. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Non maguire owner, and Not surprised the shaw one was given as a foul, but no way should that maguire header ever be disallowed, he just beasted his marker, up earlier, had the jump on him.
                Scandoulus reffing.

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Yup very annoying. Only got 8 players this ge and he is one of them

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

                  9 out of 10 times that's a goal given.

                3. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  100% agree.......terrible decision and not a Man U fan

                4. Rochdale_Cowboy
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Sound salty

                  1. jason_ni
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Lol, I own neither maguire or shaw, nothing to gain from fpl perspective.

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

                      Full disclosure: you gain internet karma for making salty owners feel good

                5. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Scandal indeed. I demand my 15 oter as owner!!!

                6. Milkman Bruno
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Couldn’t agree more

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

                  KDB may miss playing vs AV because of covid.

                  Bruno may get a 5th YC.

                  TC options not looking that good anymore...

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

                    Might go Cresswell TC...

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

                    It was always going to be TC Salah

                  3. ivantys
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      19 will effectively become a single.

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

                      Going flappy (C)

                    • Bruce Lee
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Vardyyyyy

                    • jdp219
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      What's this about KDB?

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

                        Just that AV games are getting postponed...

                  4. Jellyfish
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Saiss over Dier not looking too clever right now

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

                      It looks clever still but being clever is not how the points are made, it's a grind

                  5. Rochdale_Cowboy
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Telles on. Early KFC for Shaw

                  6. yalala
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Vc Sterling.. please don't sub Tosun on

                  7. dogtanion
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    9 points lost there by that decision on the Maguire goal- which was perfectly legitimate. Maybe 10 as he's guaranteed to get booked now.

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

                      Yeah I’m absolutely fuming about it

                    2. Rochdale_Cowboy
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Shaw shouldn't have been on the pitch to make the cross you salty dog

                    3. Granville
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Shaw won the ball.

                      1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        Are you Shaw?

                  8. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    save the FT in gw19 -- barring rescheduling or injury?

                    McCarthy
                    Coufal, Targett, Chilwell, KWP
                    Salah, KDB, Brunco, Grealish, Soucek
                    Bamford
                    (Forster; Wilson, Kilman, DCL**)

                    1. yalala
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      See what happens with Villa

                  9. Silecro
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    So...that guy from comments that forgot to turn his alarm for Free Hit deadline is the real winner here?

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

                    City v villa game under threat

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Threats everywhere.

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

                      Everything is under threat

                    3. Fred54
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      No, Villa V Everton is.

                    4. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      It's 8 days away?

                  11. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Why isnt Mata playing against Burnley?

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

                    What a GW from Wilson Bruno Saiss so far

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

                    Is martial having a laugh? Absolutely useless

                    1. ivantys
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        He was the most likely to score

                      • Neevesy
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        How he still gets a game I don't know. Plays well once in ten.

                        I'm not a Utd fan but seen him live a few times and lost count of the amount of times he lost the ball.

                    2. Besaid_Auroch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Anyone else getting the feeling right now that this season hasn't quite gone to plan..?

                    3. Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Neto injured 🙁

                      1. Dr Van Nostrand
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        How bad?