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Scout Selection: Fernandes among Man Utd triple-up

The Scout 18 Jul 2020
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Portuguese has averaged 7.5 points per home match and is named in a Gameweek 37+ line-up captained by team-mate Anthony Martial

A home encounter with West Ham United gives Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) the chance to continue his outstanding debut campaign in Fantasy Premier League.

The Manchester United midfielder has produced attacking returns in 10 of his 12 appearances since joining in January.

Fernandes has averaged 7.5 points per home match, scoring two goals and providing a further five assists.

He is named in a Selection that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Anthony Martial (£8.4m) handed the armband and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) selected as vice-captain.

Nick Pope (BUR) £5.1m

The Burnley No 1 can extend his lead at the top of the FPL goalkeeper standings away to Norwich City.

Pope faces a relegated Canaries side that have scored just a single goal in the last eight Gameweeks.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £6.5m

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ wing-back is set to return to the starting XI at home to Crystal Palace after being rested in midweek.

Doherty has averaged 5.4 points per match since the season resumed.

John Egan (SHU) £4.7m

Sheffield United’s centre-back welcomes Everton on the back of some fine home form.

Egan has 21 points in his last two matches at Bramall Lane, combining one goal with two clean sheets and three bonus points.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MUN) £5.5m

Man Utd’s right-back has been a big success at both ends of the pitch recently.

Wan-Bissaka has two assists and four clean sheets over the last six Gameweeks.

Anthony Martial (MUN) £8.4m

The Frenchman has been in prolific form at Old Trafford of late.

Martial has five goals and three assists in his last three home appearances, producing double-figure hauls on each occasion.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £9.1m

Man Utd’s playmaker has been involved in 58 per cent of their goals when selected this season, more than any team-mate.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

Liverpool’s Egyptian has scored 15 goals at home this term, more than any other player in FPL.

At Anfield this Gameweek, Salah is against a Chelsea side that have conceded at least twice in five of their last six away trips.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £9.6m

Owned by just 7.2 per cent of managers, the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder offers an in-form differential at home to Leicester City.

Son has scored in each of the last two Gameweeks, totalling 21 FPL points.

Danny Ings (SOU) £7.5m

The Golden Boot contender can get more goals away to AFC Bournemouth.

Southampton's Ings faces a Cherries defence that have managed just a single clean sheet in their last 12 at Vitality Stadium.

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.1m

Burnley’s frontman enjoyed a successful previous meeting against Norwich.

Wood scored twice to record his season-high haul of 13 points in Gameweek 6.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £8.1m

The Mexican entertains Crystal Palace on the back of goals against Everton and Burnley in the last two Gameweeks.

Roy Hodgson’s men have been in poor away form, losing each of their last three road trips and conceding nine goals.

What the experts say

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I'm not sure I see the logic behind a big expenditure on Salah. With many of the records for season-long dominance now out the window, I'd be too worried about rotation. I'd rather have a third Man Utd attacker and double-up on Wolves' defence or someone with a good match-up such as Kieran Tierney (£5.3m).

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): There's plenty of similarities to my team here, with high hopes for Pope. I'd say it's risky to be without a Manchester City attacker, given they won 8-0 in the reverse fixture!

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee): Nice to see the Sheff Utd defence back in the team with Egan. If West Ham win tonight they are nearly safe from relegation, which would make Man Utd players are very attractive.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): I'd have liked to see Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) in there against an injury-ravaged Newcastle United but I mostly agree with the team.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): I know Pep roulette is real, but I think Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) - possibly the player of the season - should be in there against Watford. He didn't come on against AFC Bournemouth, so I fancy Pep will hand him with three starts over eight days to finish the campaign. 

Remember the GW37+ deadline is 16:30 BST on Saturday 18 July.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW37+ Ones to watch: Wood to trouble Norwich again
Part 2: GW37+ Differentials: McBurnie can extend home run
Part 3: GW37+ Captains: Back Martial at home

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