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GW22 Ones to watch: Bruno Fernandes

1 Feb 2023
Bruno Fernandes

The Scout on why playmaker could outscore Marcus Rashford in Man Utd's two matches

The Scout is tipping four players to produce big points in Gameweek 22 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £9.9m

While Fernandes has been overshadowed by the recent exploits of team-mate Marcus Rashford (£7.2m), the Portuguese nonetheless approaches Manchester United's Double Gameweek 22 in fine form.

Fernandes is currently enjoying his most consistent run of the Fantasy campaign, producing returns in five successive matches.

He has amassed 36 points over those encounters, scoring twice and supplying three assists.

That includes a 19-point total in Double Gameweek 20, more than any other Man Utd player.

Fernandes' run of returns has made him the top target in Fantasy ahead of Friday's 18:30 GMT deadline.

Over 500,000+ managers have transferred him in for the Red Devils' pair of home encounters with Crystal Palace and Leeds United.

Favourable opponents

The midfielder's record against Leeds, in particular, indicates he can immediately reward his new backers.

Fernandes averages 13 points per match against them, more than he does against any other side.

That includes five goals, an assist and 37 points in their two meetings at Old Trafford.

Double Gameweek

Crucially, Man Utd also play Leeds in Gameweek 23, further boosting the Portuguese's appeal in Fantasy.

Fernandes' all-round prospects are also highlighted by the underlying numbers.

His total of 16 chances created since the season resumed is more than twice that of any team-mate, while his 13 shots are second only to the 17 of Rashford.

That potential for goals and assists, combined with his penalty duties, can ensure Fernandes has another bumper Double Gameweek.

Also in this series

Part 1: James Maddison (LEI)
Part 2: Ben Mee (BRE)
Part 3: Daniel Podence (WOL)

GW22 deadline: Fri 3 Feb, 18:30 GMT

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