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GW6 Ones to watch: Marcus Rashford

The Scout 22 Oct 2020
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The Scout says Man Utd star can continue to benefit from his move up front against a leaky Chelsea defence

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 6 of Fantasy Premier League.

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £9.5m

The Manchester United star offers Fantasy managers a tempting option in Gameweek 6 after his change of position.

Listed as a midfielder in FPL, Rashford moved up front against Newcastle United last weekend because forward Anthony Martial (£8.8m) is serving a three-match suspension.

The 22-year-old scored once and supplied two assists to earn 15 points, his biggest haul of the season.

Rashford's impact at Newcastle

The underlying statistics show why Rashford was such a big success against the Magpies.

He produced seven shots and five shots inside the penalty area, both league-leading totals in Gameweek 5.

Rashford retained his place as a striker away against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League in midweek.

Partnering Martial in a front two, he again had a decisive influence, scoring a late winner against the Ligue 1 side.

Martial's ongoing domestic ban means Rashford is set to continue as a centre-forward at home against Chelsea on Saturday.

Vulnerable visitors

The Blues' poor defensive displays suggest he can extend his run of goals.

They have conceded three times to both West Bromwich Albion and Southampton in the last three Gameweeks.

Those frailties could prove crucial for Rashford's prospects in Fantasy, as midfielders earn one more point than forwards for every goal scored. 

If he can take advantage of the Chelsea defence, another bumper haul could be on the cards.

Also in this series

Part 1: Jack Grealish (AVL)
Part 2: Neal Maupay (BHA) 
Part 3: Phil Foden (MCI)
Part 4: Nelson Semedo (WOL)

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