Fantasy Premier League

Kane exodus prompts Rashford rush

The Scout 18 Jan 2019
Marcus Rashford, Man Utd

The Scout says Man Utd forward gaining huge numbers of new owners

There is no stopping the growing popularity of Marcus Rashford (£7.5m) in Fantasy Premier League.

The Manchester United forward has been bought by more than 622,000 managers for Gameweek 23 after scoring for the third successive fixture under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ahead of the Gameweek 23 deadline of 11:30 GMT, 19 January, Rashford is closing on the record for the most transfers in over a single Gameweek this season.

Walcott mark

That is held by Theo Walcott (£6.1m), with the Everton winger bought by 772,105 for Gameweek 4.

Many of Rashford’s new owners have turned to him after Harry Kane (£12.5m) was ruled out until early March with an ankle injury.

Of the 685,000 who have sold the Tottenham Hotspur forward, at least 218,000 made the direct move to Rashford.

Friendly schedule

His upcoming schedule further raises his prospects in Fantasy. According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), five of his next seven opponents score only two.

And one of those favourable matches is this weekend, as United welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Old Trafford.

Man Utd's next fixtures
GWOppFDRGWOppFDR
23BHA (H)227LIV (H)4
24BUR (H)228CRY (A)2
25LEI (A)329SOU (H)2
26FUL (A)2   
Llorente bargain?

For Spurs, the absence of Kane could allow Fernando Llorente (£5.6m) a rare start at Fulham.

Should the Spaniard make an impact at Craven Cottage, he has three successive home fixtures to boost his potential as a cut-price pick.

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