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GW26 Captains: Fernandes can extend goal streak

The Scout 25 Feb 2021
Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United

Man Utd playmaker has scored in four successive matches ahead of meetings with Chelsea and Crystal Palace

A Double Gameweek 26 for Manchester United means Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) will be among the most heavily-backed players for the captaincy in Fantasy Premier League.

The Portuguese visits both Chelsea and Crystal Palace while enjoying his most consistent goalscoring form of the season. 

Fernandes has found the net in four successive Gameweeks for the first time this term. 

Meanwhile, his 12-point haul against Newcastle United last weekend was his 10th double-digit return of the campaign.

That explosive potential will make him the go-to armband pick for many of his 60.4 per cent ownership in Fantasy.

Fernandes’ team-mate Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) has stepped up his output recently.  

He has two goals, three assists and 28 points in the last four Gameweeks. 

Return to form for Spurs duo?

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane (£11.1m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) have the fixtures to bring in big returns.

Jose Mourinho’s side face two of the bottom six, hosting Burnley this weekend before visiting Fulham on Thursday.

Kane and Son have averaged 7.0 and 6.6 points per match respectively in 2020/21 FPL.

Both players totalled 13 points in the previous meetings with their Gameweek 26 opponents earlier this season.

Red-hot Barnes a differential option

Meanwhile, Leicester City pair Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) boast strong form for their encounters with Arsenal and Burnley.

Barnes is the top target for Gameweek 26, earning over 510,000 transfers in.

He has produced a goal and an assist in each of his last two Gameweeks, totalling 25 points. 

Vardy has a goal and an assist over his two starts since returning from injury.

His total of 24 big chances this term is more than any other player in Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW26 Kings to watch: Calvert-Lewin has fixtures to thrive
Part 2: GW26 Differentials: Traore a key figure for Villa
Part 4: GW26 Captains: Gundogan among host of Man City options
Part 5: Who to captain in Double GW26? What the experts say
Part 6: Scout Selection: Digne part of Everton double-up
Part 7: GW26 final call: Jota can make Double Gameweek impact

Remember, the Gameweek 26 deadline is at 11:00 GMT on Saturday 27 February. 

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