The Scout looks at players in Fantasy Premier League who have impressed in the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.
Timothy Castagne (LEI) £4.7m
Castagne continued his 2022/23 Fantasy form by helping Belgium keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Canada.
Most-bought FPL defenders in GW17
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The Leicester City full-back is the most-bought defender in the current unlimited free transfers period, earning over 191,000 new owners on the back of one blank in the last nine Gameweeks.
Castagne amassed 55 points in that run, combining two assists with seven clean sheets and six bonus points.
Castagne's assist for Vardy v Wolves
Form is temporary, class is permanent. pic.twitter.com/sEQEprufb7— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 24, 2022
Fantasy defenders Ivan Perisic (£5.5m), Aymeric Laporte (£5.8m), Cesar Azpilicueta (£4.8m) also helped their respective nations to clean sheets, with Tottenham Hotspur's versatile Perisic playing as an attacker for Croatia in their goalless draw with Morocco.
City duo an option
Ilkay Gundogan (£7.3m) was on the scoresheet in Germany's contest with Japan on Wednesday.
The Manchester City midfielder, who sits in just over two per cent of Fantasy squads, converted a penalty in his nation's 2-1 defeat.
Gundogan started four of City's last five matches prior to the season break.
He was among the champions' top goal threat in that run, with his nine shots, five shots in the box and four shots on target all placing among the top three players for Pep Guardiola's side.
Gundogan's popular Fantasy team-mate Joao Cancelo (£7.4m) is part of a Portugal squad that also includes the Manchester United pair Diogo Dalot (£4.8m) and Bruno Fernandes (£9.8m) for their opener with Ghana on Thursday.
Top picks go head-to-head
Two Fantasy big-hitters go head-to-head when Uruguay meet South Korea, as Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez (£9.0m) faces Spurs' Son Heung-min (£11.6m).
Brazil's encounter with Serbia could feature two of the five most-selected players in 2022/23 Fantasy, with Arsenal duo Gabriel Martinelli (£6.8m) and Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) both selected in the South Americans' squad.
10:00 GMT Switzerland v Cameron
13:00 GMT Uruguay v South Korea
16:00 GMT Potugal v Ghana
19:00 GMT Brazil v Serbia