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The Scout’s World Cup review: Rashford at the double

The Scout 29 Nov 2022
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Find out which Fantasy stars impressed on Tuesday and who is in action on Wednesday

The Scout looks at players in Fantasy Premier League who have impressed in the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.

Marcus Rashford (£6.7m)

The Manchester United attacker scored twice as England defeated Wales 3-0 to seal their place in the knockout stages. 

Rashford profited from his first start of the tournament to take his tally to three goals in the group stages, adding to his strike as a substitute against Iran.

See: PL player World Cup tracker

He has now scored six goals in his last nine appearances for club and country across all competitions, blanking on only three occasions.

Notably, Man Utd have an outstanding run of opponents when the season resumes that gives Rashford the opportunity to maintain his scoring form.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), seven of their next nine matches score only two.

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Harry Kane (£11.6m) is also in fine form after providing the assist for Phil Foden’s (£8.3m) goal.

The Tottenham Hotspur star has two goals and four assists in his last five for club and country.

Elsewhere, Chelsea's Christian Pulisic (£5.7m) continued his talismanic displays for USA by scoring their winner against Iran.

Pulisic has been involved in both his nation’s goals in the tournament, having supplied an assist in their 1-1 draw with Wales. 

Chelsea duo shine

A number of Premier League stars were also in action in Senegal’s victory over Ecuador.

Chelsea pair Kalidou Koulibaly (£5.5m) and Edouard Mendy (£4.8m), along with Everton’s Idrissa Gueye (£4.9m), starred for Senegal, while Brighton & Hove Albion duo Moises Caicedo (£5.0m) and Pervis Estupinan (£4.5m) featured for Ecuador.

Both Koulibaly and Caicedo were on the scoresheet, with the former netting the decisive goal in a 2-1 win that helped the African side into the knockout stages. 

Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk (£6.5m) and Manchester City’s Nathan Ake (£5.0m) were also in action for Holland.

The Dutch secured their place in the next round with a 2-0 win over Qatar, their fourth clean sheet in their last five matches.

Villa pair go head-to-head

Aston Villa team-mates Matty Cash (£4.6m) and Emiliano Martinez (£4.9m) will go head-to-head when Poland face Argentina on Wednesday.

Man Utd and Spurs also have more players in action.

France duo Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) and Raphael Varane (£4.8m) face Tunisia, while Denmark pair Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.5m) and Christian Eriksen (£6.3m) take on Australia. 

Wednesday’s matches
15:00 GMT Tunisia v France
15:00 GMT Australia v Denmark
19:00 GMT Poland v Argentina
19:00 GMT Saudi Arabia v Mexico

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