World Scout Championship review: Fernandes a differential in form

Bruno Fernandes

The Scout looks at Fantasy Premier League players who have impressed at FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £9.8m

The Manchester United playmaker continued his improved form by providing two assists in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday.

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Fernandes was part of a Portugal line-up that also included the Manchester City trio João Cancelo (£7.4m), Ruben Dias (£5.9m) and Bernhard Silva (£6.9m).

The Red Devils midfielder has now registered three goals and three assists in his last four games for club and country.

That all-round influence suggests Fernandes could be a big difference when national action resumes on December 26.

He is in possession of just 2.1 per cent ahead of a favorable run from opponents for Man Utd.

According to Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), seven of their first nine games after the season resumes score just two goals.

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Richarlison outshines Son

Elsewhere, fortunes have been mixed for the Tottenham Hotspur pair Richardson (£8.4m) and son Heung-min (£11.6m).

Richarlison thrived in his role as a center forward for Brazil, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win over Serbia.

Son returned from injury after missing the last two games before the season break.

But along with Liverpools Darwin Nunez (£9.0m) he missed as South Korea and Uruguay worked out a goalless draw.

Nunez’s Liverpool team-mate Alison (£5.5m) and Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva (£5.4m) were part of the Brazil defense who conceded a goal.

However, there were limited minutes for two of Fantasy’s most popular players, the Arsenal duo Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) and Gabriel Martinelli (£6.8million).

They owned 55 percent and 48.5 percent, respectively, and only came on for Brazil in the second half.

England stars back in action

A host of Premier League stars are in action on Friday when England take on the USA.

Bukayo Saka (£8.0m) was the standout player in Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran, scoring twice while both Harry Kane (£11.6m) and Raham Sterling (£9.7m) were also involved in two goals.

Elsewhere, Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Nathan Ake (£5.0m) are aiming for a second consecutive clean sheet as the Netherlands meet hosts Qatar.

The games on Friday

10:00 GMT Wales-Iran
13:00 GMT Qatar – Senegal
16:00 GMT Netherlands – Ecuador
19:00 GMT England vs USA


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