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GW7 Kings to watch: Bruno Fernandes

The Scout 29 Sep 2021
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The Scout says Man Utd star is shooting and creating chances at a quicker rate this season

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 7 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £11.9m

The Manchester United midfielder started this season in superb form, scoring a hat-trick against Leeds United in Gameweek 1 to earn his career-high haul of 20 points.

But Fernandes’ lack of form since that point, in addition to the return of Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) to Old Trafford, has resulted in a huge drop in ownership. 

Fernandes' GW1 hat-trick

The playmaker has scored just a single goal in the last five Gameweeks, while he also missed a penalty against Aston Villa last weekend.

He is now the most-sold player in 2021/22 Fantasy, being transferred out by over 2.53 million owners as managers move funds into their forward lines to accommodate Ronaldo.

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Despite his dwindling popularity, the underlying numbers suggest Fernandes’ attacking potential has improved from 2020/21, when he was the top-scoring player in Fantasy.

His minutes per shot have quickened from 25.7 to 23.3, while his minutes per key pass have also sped up, from 33 to 25.

When assessed against other players this season, Fernandes also impresses.

His 23 shots place fourth, just two behind the 25 of Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), Sadio Mane (£11.9m) and Michail Antonio (£8.0m).

And his 21 chances created rank joint-top with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m).

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Everton, meanwhile, have been weaker defensively on the road this term.

Five of the seven goals they have conceded have come in away matches.

Fernandes can exploit those frailties and return to top form this weekend.

Also in this series

Part 1: Chris Wood (BUR)
Part 2: Vladimir Coufal (WHU)
Part 4: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS)
Part 5: Ismaila Sarr (WAT)

Remember, the Gameweek 7 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 2 October.

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