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GW24 Selection: Rashford leads the line

By The Scout 28 Jan 2019

The Scout says in-demand striker is set for more goals at home to Burnley

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For the third successive Gameweek, Marcus Rashford (£7.7m) is the most-bought player in Fantasy Premier League and the Manchester United striker also earns a place in The Scout's best XI for Gameweek 24.

Rashford was transferred in by over 1.1million managers across Gameweeks 22 and 23 thanks to his prolific form.

The forward has earned a further 229,000 new owners for the home match with Burnley, having produced five goals and two assists in six appearances under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) is handed the armband in the selection while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) is given the vice-captaincy.

Sergio Rico (FUL) £4.4m

The Fulham goalkeeper has impressed at Craven Cottage in recent weeks, tallying 15 points in his last three home appearances. Rico faces a Brighton & Hove Albion side who have scored only 10 goals on their travels. 

Andrew Robertson (LIV) £6.7m

The top points-scoring defender in FPL on 129 points, Robertson has provided a steady supply of returns at Anfield. He has averaged 6.5 points per home match ahead of a visit by Leicester City

Sead Kolasinac (ARS) £4.9m

Arsenal’s full-back has two assists, two clean sheets and five bonus points in his last four home appearances, totalling 27 points. He faces a Cardiff City side who have scored six away goals, fewer than any other side. 

Lucas Digne (EVE) £5.3m

The Everton left-back has created 42 chances this season, more than any other FPL defender. Digne will travel to Huddersfield Town, who have scored just five goals in 11 matches at the John Smith’s Stadium. 

Danilo (MCI) £5.1m

As well as starting each of the last five Gameweeks for Manchester City, Danilo has a goal and an assist in his last three in all competitions ahead of the trip to Newcastle United

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £13.6m

The Liverpool midfielder scored twice at home to Leicester City in the corresponding fixture last term. Salah has soared to the top of the FPL player standings with six double-digit returns in the last eight Gameweeks. 

Paul Pogba (MUN) £8.7m

The Frenchman is a major captain contender for the home match with Burnley. Pogba has five goals and 43 points in his three home appearances under Solskjaer.

Leroy Sane (MCI) £9.7m

Man City’s in-form wide man has two goals, two assists and 30 FPL points in the last three Gameweeks. Sane travels to face a Newcastle defence who have yet to claim a clean sheet against a top-six side this season. 

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £7.7m 

Man Utd’s forward is looking to score for the fifth successive Gameweek as Burnley travel to Old Trafford. Burnley have faced 410 shots this season, at least 55 more than any other side. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £11.3m

The Arsenal striker has served up 45 points over his last five matches at Emirates Stadium. Each of Aubameyang’s last three double-digit hauls were recorded in home matches.

Fernando Llorente (TOT) £5.6m 

The forward looks set to retain his starting berth at home to Watford, with Harry Kane (£12.4m) and Dele Alli (£8.9m) still injured. Llorente’s six shots in the box in the last two Gameweeks were bettered only by the eight of Pogba. 

What the experts say

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport): I find it hard to trust Llorente, even at a cut-price £5.6m. Raul Jimenez (£6.5m) would be my pick for that spot followed by going heavy in midfield. One name that shouldn't be overlooked is Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m), who has been driving Everton forward recently, and has a trip to Huddersfield and a Double Gameweek 25.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Not far off my team. Llorente is ambitious but hopefully Aubameyang can deliver.

Ash (@FPLHints): Llorente made up for his blank in Gameweek 23 by scoring in the EFL Cup at Chelsea in midweek. He will be revitalised and could spring a surprise.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Arsenal’s defensive issues mean Kolasinac may not keep a clean sheet but he offers excellent attacking potential. Salah, Pogba, Rashford and Sane looking pretty much essential for the foreseeable future.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I reckon Robertson may struggle to keep a clean sheet in a depleted Liverpool defence. I also don't fancy Spurs' chances, given their current form.

Essential GW24 reading

Part 1: GW24 Ones to watch: Home in on Kolasinac
Part 2: GW24 Differentials: Business boosts De Bruyne
Part 3: GW24 Captains: Salah faces test from rivals
Part 5: GW24 Team news: Van Dijk concerns easing

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