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Bruno Fernandes could prove crucial during Fantasy run-in

Bruno Fernandes is in good form for Manchester United

The Premier League title race is going right to the wire and Fantasy managers have some difficult choices to make for the final stretch of the campaign.

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is a strong mid-priced option for the final few weeks, with the Portuguese maestro scoring seven goals and adding two assists in his last eight league matches.

Congratulations to April winner Padraig Mulry, whose team Gangsters Allardyce finished the month with 439 points. Jaylen Martin and Haven’t Got a Kalouleads the overall competition with 2,268 points.


Luton Town v Everton (4pm)

Luton have suffered nine defeats in their last 14 games but still sit just one point from safety.

Mads Juel Andersen, Amari Bell, Dan Potts, Tom Lockyer, Issa Kabore, Marvelous Nakamba, Chiedozie Ogbene and Jacob Brown are out this weekend.

Everton will miss Nathan Patterson, Dele Alli, Lewis Dobbin and Beto to various injuries, while Seamus Coleman, Vitaliy Mykolenko and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are doubtful.

Prediction: 2-2


Arsenal v Bournemouth (8.30am)

Arsenal did not let two costly mistakes deter them from holding on for a crucial North London derby win at Tottenham and have only Jurrien Timber doubtful this week.

Bournemouth reached the highest Premier League points tally in club history after their home win over Brighton on Sunday.

Milos Kerkez serves the second of a three-game suspension for being sent off at Wolves, while Ryan Fredericks, Chris Mepham, Marcus Tavernier, Tyler Adams, Luis Sinisterra and Romain Faivre are out. Antoine Semenyo is doubtful with a knee injury.

Prediction: 3-1

Brentford v Fulham (11am)

Brentford lost narrowly at Everton on Saturday but are safe in the Premier League for another season They have Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey, Ben Mee and Josh Dasilva out with various injuries this match.

Fulham have won just two of their previous eight league matches. Harrison Reed is doubtful with a knock and is the only injury concern

Prediction: 1-2

Burnley v Newcastle United (11am)

Burnley snatched a late draw at Old Trafford to move within two points of safety with three games remaining. Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Nathan Redmond, Luka Koleosho and Aaron Ramsey are injured.

Newcastle beat Sheffield United to stay in the hunt for European football next campaign. Nick Pope, Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Targett, Kieran Trippier, Joe Willock and Lewis Miley are out through injury, while Fabian Schar and Miguel Almiron are doubtful.

Prediction: 2-2

Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest (11am)

Sheffield United were officially relegated after the humbling defeat at Newcastle. George Baldock, Chris Basham, John Egan, Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Oliver McBurnie are out to a series of injuries, while Rhian Brewster, Daniel Jebbison, James McAtee and Tom Davies are doubtful through injury and lack of fitness.

Nottingham Forest have taken just one win from their last ten matches and now sit just one point above the relegation zone. Taiwo Awoniyi is out with a muscle injury, while Neco Williams, Willy Boly, Murillo and Nicolas Dominguez are doubtful.

Prediction: 1-1

Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1.30pm)

Manchester City maintain the edge in the title race after defeating Nottingham Forest 2-0 last weekend. Goalkeeper Ederson is doubtful with a shoulder injury.

Wolves edged Luton last week to halt a six-match winless run. Tommy Doyle is ineligible to face his parent club to league loan rules while Craig Dawson, Santiago Bueno, Pedro Neto and Leon Chiwome have been ruled out. Jean-Ricner Bellegarde and Rayan Ait-Nouri are doubtful.

Prediction: 3-1


Brighton & Hove Albion v Aston Villa (10am)

Brighton are winless in six games after the thumping defeat at south coast rivals Bournemouth last week.

Pervis Estupinan, Tariq Lamptey, Solly March, Kaoru Mitoma, Jack Hinshelwood and Evan Ferguson are out for the Seagulls, while Jean-Paul van Hecke is doubtful with a hamstring injury.

Aston Villa could not hold onto a two-goal lead in the home draw with Chelsea last week. Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia, Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey and Nicolo Zaniolo are out with Alex Moreno, Emiliano Martinez and Youri Tielemans doubtful.

Prediction: 2-3

Chelsea v West Ham United (10am)

Wesley Fofana, Enzo Fernandez and Romeo Lavia are out to various injuries for Chelsea , while Robert Sanchez, Ben Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Malo Gusto, Reece James, Carney Chukwuemeka, Raheem Sterling, Lesley Ugochukwu and Christopher Nkunku are doubtful.

West Ham took a point at home against Liverpool last weekend, which kept them within four points of the European spots. Konstantinos Mavropanos and George Earthy are doubtful this weekend.

Prediction: 2-2

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (12.30pm)

Liverpool have fallen away from their final title race under Jurgen Klopp, winning just one of their last five matches. Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara and Ben Doak are out injured this weekend, while Conor Bradley and Diogo Jota are doubtful.

Tottenham were soundly beaten by North London rivals Arsenal last weekend. Fraser Forster, Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon, Destiny Udogie, Manor Solomon and Timo Werner are out injured, while Oliver Skipp is doubtful.

Prediction: 2-2


Crystal Palace v Manchester United (4pm)

Crystal Palace have taken ten points from their last five games, scoring at least twice in three of those matches. Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure and Matheus Franca are out injured for the Eagles this week, while Rob Holding, Marc Guehi, Jefferson Lerma and Eberechi Eze are doubtful.

Manchester United have drawn three of their last five games, failing to hang on to a lead in two of those three stalemates. Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Jonny Evans and Anthony Martial are out with various injuries this weekend, while Willy Kambwala, Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay are doubtful.

Prediction: 1-2

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Published May 03, 2024 at 7:55 am (Updated May 03, 2024 at 7:39 am)

Bruno Fernandes could prove crucial during Fantasy run-in

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