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GW9 Captains: Fernandes to reward new owners

By The Scout 18 Nov 2020
Bruno Fernandes

The Scout backs Man Utd playmaker to bring in another double-figure haul at home to West Brom

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A home encounter with West Bromwich Albion lifts the appeal of Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m) as a captaincy option in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 9.

The Manchester United midfielder is the most-bought player ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline, transferred in by 461,000+ new owners.

Fernandes produced 17 points in his previous appearance, a 3-1 win at Everton in Gameweek 8.

That helped the Portuguese to his third double-figure haul in his seven matches this season. 

The underlying numbers show why Fernandes has been such a success recently.

His 15 shots in the last four Gameweeks rank joint-top with Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) among FPL midfielders, while his 12 chances created were third overall.

Chelsea duo an option

Chelsea pair Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m) and Timo Werner (£9.4m) are also worthy of consideration for their trip to Newcastle United.

Ziyech has recorded double-digits in both his starts, producing one goal, three assists and 25 points in the last two Gameweeks.

Werner, meanwhile, has scored in each of Chelsea’s last four matches in all competitions, totalling five goals and two assists.

They can profit against a Newcastle side who have yet to keep a clean sheet at home this term, conceding nine goals in their four matches.

Aston Villa alternatives

Jack Grealish (£7.5m) and Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) look set to pose major problems for Brighton & Hove Albion.

Grealish has produced hauls of 24 and 15 points against Liverpool and Southampton in Aston Villa's last three home matches.

Watkins is the most-bought forward for Gameweek 9, transferred in by 210,000+ managers on the back of his two goals against Arsenal last time out.

Also in this series 

Part 2: GW9 Captains: Mane a major differential
Part 3: Who to captain in GW9? What the experts say

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