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Scout Selection: Mane fresh and ready to deliver

By The Scout 10 Jul 2020

Liverpool winger set to start against Burnley and earns place in GW35+ line-up captained by Bruno Fernandes

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A midweek rest against Brighton & Hove Albion has boosted the prospects of Sadio Mane (£12.3m) in Gameweek 35+ of Fantasy Premier League.

Having played only 29 minutes as a substitute in the 3-1 win, the winger now looks poised to return to the Liverpool starting XI at home to Burnley.

Mane has proved a consistent source of returns at Anfield, scoring in each of his previous four outings.

He is handed the vice-captaincy in a 3-5-2 line-up, with Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) given the armband.

Kasper Schmeichel (LEI) £5.4m

A visit to AFC Bournemouth allows the Leicester City goalkeeper the chance to extend his fine form since the season resumed. Schmeichel has averaged 5.8 points per match over the last five Gameweeks.

Virgil van Dijk (LIV) £6.5m

The Dutchman looks a secure option in the Liverpool defence as Jurgen Klopp starts to rotate. Van Dijk is the only Reds player who has played every minute in 2019/20.

Craig Dawson (WAT) £4.8m

Watford's centre-back has been a big success in recent home matches, scoring against Leicester and Norwich City. Dawson’s aerial threat can help him profit against a Newcastle United side who have conceded a league-leading 112 headed attempts.

Romain Saiss (WOL) £4.7m

The Wolverhampton Wanderers defender has been a reliable source of returns at Molineux lately. Saiss welcomes Everton on the back of 25 points in his last four at home, combining three clean sheets with an assist and six bonus points.

Sadio Mane (LIV) £12.3m

Six of his eight double-figure hauls this season have come in home matches.

Michail Antonio (WHU) £6.9m

Playing up front for West Ham United, Antonio has two goals and 21 points over the last three Gameweeks. He visits a Norwich side who have lost each of their last six matches.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £11.7m

Manchester City's wide man has two goals and three assists in the last three Gameweeks. Having featured off the bench against Newcastle in midweek, Sterling can return to the starting XI with another big haul at Brighton.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £9.0m

The Manchester United playmaker faces Southampton on the back of three successive double-figure returns. Fernandes has averaged 9.4 points per match this season, more than any other player in FPL.

Anthony Martial (MUN) £8.3m

Four goals, two assists and 35 points in his last two appearances at Old Trafford make the Frenchman a major alternative for the Gameweek 35+ armband.

Mason Greenwood (MUN) £4.7m

The most-bought player in the Gameweek, he has earned more than 239,000 new owners for the visit of Southampton. Greenwood has scored in each of his last three outings, totalling 32 points.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £9.8m

The Leicester striker can be a key differential for the armband at AFC Bournemouth. Vardy produced 16 points in his previous meeting with the Cherries, scoring twice and supplying an assist.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I'm glad to see Vardy selected. He's going to be my transfer in this week and I might trust him with the armband, too. Another week for the Man Utd triple-up in attack should prove fruitful.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Fernandes looks to be the perfect set and forget captain right now, particularly in a Man Utd team playing so well. Vardy looks a great pick. He has rediscovered his shooting boots and needs to keep scoring if he wants to maintain his lead in the Golden Boot race. Loving the Dawson pick; they really need the points and while clean sheets haven't been there yet, his attacking potential looks great.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Sterling and Vardy are the two to own this week. Working the team around double Liverpool defence would have been my suggestion.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I'm all in on the team playing AFC Bournemouth so getting Vardy in the side is a priority for me and I'd double-up with James Justin (£4.7m) to help make the budget work.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): Sterling looks a great pick having only appeared as a substitute in midweek. They have been creating so many chances regardless of the quality of their opponent. A player I would have liked to see in the selection in Patrick Van Aanholt (£5.6m), who has a good chance of points at both ends of the pitch against Aston Villa.

Remember the GW35+ deadline is 11:30 BST on Saturday 11 July. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW35+ Ones to watch: Back Jesus for more goals
Part 2: GW35+ Differentials: Keita to profit against Burnley
Part 3: GW35+ Captains: Fernandes aiming for top spot

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