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Best Cancelo replacements in Fantasy

The Scout 31 Jan 2023
Luke Shaw, Man Utd

The Scout looks at the best alternatives for Man City defender following his departure from the club

The Scout looks at the best replacements for Joao Cancelo’s (£7.1m) owners in Fantasy Premier League following his departure from Manchester City.

Despite suffering a heavy 632,000 sales, the Portuguese remains in 35 per cent of squads.

Ahead of Friday's 18:30 GMT deadline, the Scout identifies the best replacements for the Man City full-back.

Luke Shaw (MUN) £5.3m

The Manchester United left-back has emerged as the most popular pick for Cancelo owners, with 157,000 making the direct swap.

Shaw, provided he recovers from the illness that has seen him sit out Man Utd's last two cup matches, can immediately reward those managers, with a Double Gameweek 22 at home to both Crystal Palace and Leeds United.

Notably, he has been a huge success at Old Trafford recently.

Indeed, Shaw’s total of 44 points over his last six home appearances is identical to Marcus Rashford (£7.2m).

Gabriel (ARS) £5.2m

The Brazilian boasts the greatest goal threat of any Arsenal defender so far this season. 

His 13 shots in the box are more than the combined total of 11 by the rest of the Gunners' first-choice back-four. 

Arsenal are now set to embark on a very favourable schedule which includes a Double Gameweek 23.

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

Pervis Estupinan (BHA) £4.5m

The left-back has been a growing influence on Brighton & Hove Albion’s attack recently.

Estupinan has supplied all of his four assists this season in the Seagulls' last four matches in all competitions.

A home encounter against AFC Bournemouth this weekend starts a run of kind opponents for Roberto De Zerbi’s men.

They face only two of the current top six sides in their next eight matches.

Most popular Cancelo replacements

Following his departure, managers have already begun to seek out his replacement, and as the Scout recommended, many have already brought in Shaw.

Player Transfers in
Shaw 157,000
Schar 66,000
Mee 40,000
Saliba 35,000


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