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GW28 Team news: Rondon profits from Rashford doubt

The Scout 26 Feb 2019
Salomon Rondon, Newcastle United

The Scout says Newcastle top scorer is popular replacement for Man Utd forward

Salomon Rondon (£5.9m) has turned the heads of Fantasy Premier League managers after his goal and assist against Huddersfield Town.

The Newcastle United striker is the second-most bought forward in Gameweek 28, earning more than 143,000 new owners for his home match with Burnley.

Rondon has been a big influence in Newcastle's run of three straight home wins over Cardiff City, Manchester City and Huddersfield, scoring two goals, two assists and 25 FPL points in those fixtures.

The Venezuelan has been a favoured option for Marcus Rashford (£7.7m) owners, as the Manchester United striker is a doubt to face Crystal Palace.

Injured Rashford forces swap

More than 72,000 managers have made a direct swap from Rashford to Rondon ahead of the Tuesday 26 February deadline of 18:45 GMT.

Only Sergio Aguero (£11.6m) has been a more popular replacement, with 74,000+ buying the Manchester City forward for the home match with West Ham United.

The Argentinian played 120 minutes in Man City's Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

However, with his team-mate Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m) ruled out, the 30-year-old could be set to start again on Wednesday evening.

Aguero scored a hat-trick in each of his last two home matches and will be among the top captain picks for Gameweek 28.

Essential GW28 reading

Part 1: GW28 Ones to watch: Kane fit and fresh
Part 2: GW28 Differentials: Sigurdsson to thrive
Part 3: GW28 Captains: Salah set for more Watford joy
Part 4: GW28 Scout Selection: Aubameyang leads the line

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