Wolves and Everton headline a reduced Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 18
Six games set for midweek action, with Aston Villa’s home game with Spurs remaining in doubt due to Covid-19
FPL managers may be considering use of free-hit chip this week
PREMIER LEAGUE – As league action returns in midweek but with just six games scheduled, who do you need in your squads for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 18?
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With a scheduled six but possibly only five games to shape Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 18, Manchester clubs form the spine of our fantasy plans in midweek, beginning with Marcus Rashford (9.6).
Manchester United for the moment at least, now look capable of mounting a title tilt this season and Rashford looks pivotal to the Red Devils’ ambitions.
Grabbing three goals in his last two away games, GW18 sees United travel a much-improved Burnley, but whose resurgence will be tested to the max against their regional neighbours.
Whilst the temptation for many will be turn to Bruno Fernandes, the Clarets will likely attempt to mark the Portuguese out of the game, where Rashford meanwhile, could find the room to operate.
Having netted at Turf Moor last season, Rashford has a growing following of 13.3% in ownership and against Burnley, could reward his owners this week.
Continuing the north-west theme, Manchester City will be a prominent figure in GW18 and Ilkay Gundogan (5.4) may get his turn to shine again.
Having missed a large chunk of the season due to a combination of injury and Covid-19, the German has been a dominant figure during the past four games and should get a further chance to shine in midfield.
Notching three in his last four, Gundogan has flourished as part of a four-man midfield, and has frequently taken up a central advanced role for the Citizens of late.
The Blades are yet to keep a single clean sheet this term, having shipped on average two goals a game in the last three at home in the Steel city.
Wilson has eight goals this season, but with three of which coming away from home, a visit to the worst defence in the league will leave the Newcastle striker licking his lips of a potential goal spree.
Punt of the Week: Emile Smith-Rowe
As GW18’s Punt of the Week, we turn to a man who has dug Arsenal of their league rut, in the form of Emile Smith Rowe (4.4)
No sooner had the Gunners been plunged into a hugely-unlikely relegation battle, three league games on, the picture looks far rosier, with the diminutive forward central to those efforts.
With three assists in as many games, Smith-Rowe grabbed a double away to West Brom in GW17, before coming on to rescue a place in the FA Cup fourth round for the holders over the weekend, with a sublime goal.
The Arsenal man’s appeal is undoubtedly his dirt-cheap price-tag, and as a player crucial to Arsenal’s play for the moment, Smith-Rowe looks a great bet for further points in midweek.
Visiting Crystal Palace in a typical campaign would represent a challenge for the hosts, but the Eagles currently are out of sorts, particularly in defence. Smith-Rowe will be keen to further exploit that.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 18 deadline is Tuesday, 16:30 UK time.
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