FPL Gameweek 18 – head-to-head comparisons: Marcus Rashford vs Gabriel Jesus
Man Utd forward Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) found England counterpart Jordan Pickford in top form when the Red Devils met Everton in Gameweek 17. Pickford superbly denied Rashford from a free kick and a number of easier stops ultimately led Rashford to suffer his first FPL blank since Gameweek 11. The United forward nevertheless has been in superb form, having scored seven goals in his last nine gameweeks including three assists.
Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) registered a single assist in Man City's 0-3 demolition of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The City forward will perhaps be disappointed not to score following his Champions League hat-trick in midweek but it was still a good performance from the Brazilian, who has accrued 22 FPL points in his last four gameweeks.
Gameweek 18 sees Man Utd travel to rock-bottom Watford, whilst Man City host 2nd-placed Leicester. The fixtures and respective prices of these two players sees this as an easy choice. Facing a Watford side in poor form and with United having scored 13 goals in their last six matches, it's a no brainer to pick Rashford here.
Verdict: Marcus Rashford