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Bournemouth trio the FPL focal point as Man United visit

Callum Wilson (£6.6m) and Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) are expected to be the Fantasy focal point ahead of Manchester United’s visit to Bournemouth this afternoon.

They are the two most popular players in the encounter, with 29.1% and 23.6% ownership respectively.

However, the 2.2% invested in David Brooks (£5.1m) will be the most excited as the midifelder has been named up front alongside Wilson.

There has been some debate in the FPL community this week whether it’s worth holding onto Bournemouth options through some tough fixtures. This particular match may prove a decent test for those who are willing to give the likes of Wilson, Fraser and Brooks a shot at continuing their form.

All three players have been named in the starting line-up while, as expected, Josh King (£6.4m) misses out through injury.

David de Gea (£5.8m) comes into this match still carrying 17% backing on his shoulders despite keeping just one clean sheet all season.

Luke Shaw (£5.0m) remains the most popular Manchester United defender and he keeps his place today after proving one of the few shining lights for the Red Devils this season.

There will, of course, be plenty of interest in midfielders Paul Pogba (£8.0m) and Anthony Martial (£7.4m). The former is the most fashionable outfield asset for United (13.4% ownership), while Martial has been signed by over 130,000 Fantasy managers this week and has 6.4% ownership.

Simon Francis (£4.4m) came through an injury doubt to start the match at right-back while Jose Mourinho revealed that a knock has kept Romelu Lukaku (£10.8) out of any involvement for Manchester United.

“In training yesterday, after the press conference, he felt something that needs to be studied in the next couple of days. So Lukaku has not come and we decided to start with Alexis.” – Jose Mourinho

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Begovic; A Smith, Aké, S Cook, Francis; Fraser, Lerma, L Cook, Stanislas; Brooks, Wilson.

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Martial, Sanchez

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1,214 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mrwinner
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    FPL twitter say assist now TBC. Surely that cannot be an assist though?

    1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      it can't be given or they're breaking their own rules

    2. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      They always give it to players with large fan base. because it is Pogba, same as with Rooney they will add it I believe. FPL is anything but consistent in these things

    3. Mic
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      If it was a tackle it wont be if it was a deflection it might be

      1. mrwinner
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        definitely a tackle, absolutely no doubt about it

      2. Uncle Gamst
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        It wasn't a deflection but it was a clearance...surely?

  2. toystory2wasok
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    was very close to being punished for doing fraser > maddision, but so far so good.

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      What ya mean Fraser didn’t get any points

      1. toystory2wasok
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        exactly?

        1. J - Gimme your Mané …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          This guy lol

  3. Mic
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Well done martial buyers

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks. Always a great feeling to have a differential do well.

    2. OneMan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks. One of the few purchase's that done well on first week after coming in this season. Who to sing next week now ?

  4. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Rashford yellow accounted for now, think Wilson is getting 2 bonus.

    1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Won’t even get 1

  5. Mic
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Omg that was such a handball! Didnt realise

  6. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Wilson should get 2 bonus

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yep

    2. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      No he won’t, lucky to get 1

      1. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        no..

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      1 i think rashford winning goal bonus right

  7. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    How many players do y'all have starting in the Goal Rush KO?

    Just 2 for me. Richarlison and Diangana.

    Comeonnn Dianganaaaaa

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Just Gudmondsson.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nive pick

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      2 - Fabianski, Arnie

  8. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    6 points for Wilson, better than not owning especially with his 30% ownership

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      7 I think it will be

      1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Numb why 7 when Rashford will get winning goal bps + 3

      2. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        How do you work this out I’m intrigued? He’ll be lucky to get 1

        1. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Says in the members section

        2. Numb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Rashford has a lot of dispossessions, Wilson doesn’t.

          1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            hope Numb you are right

        3. Klein
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Not lucky for 1. 1 is easy. 2 maybe a bit too much

        4. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Rashford has 3 dispossesions and I think Callum 0. So bps will end up pretty much as it is now.

        5. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Why “lucky”?

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Only if mitro stays quiet

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A lot don't have either...

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          And Arnie x

    3. mrwinner
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      not if Mitro and Arnie haul against easier opposition

      1. DAZZ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Plenty of top 10K have Aguero, wilson and Arnie/Mitro.

    4. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      yeah looks like 6 at the end. he is consistent and gets hauls from time to time, what else you want from your budget forward

  9. Daniel - juuuhuuu
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    cheap 4th mid watchlist:

    Brooks
    Paterson
    Murhpy

    1. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      add kenedy and diangana too

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Snodgrass, Diangana

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Brooks looks the best bet there.

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Long term, probably.

    4. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Wait for Diangana

      1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Maybe Ritchie too. I forgot him

  10. Mic
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Richarlison and Arnie come on lads!

    1. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      2 blanks on the way

  11. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Have i made mistake chposing siggy in place of martial? 🙁

    1. Styles_X
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      atleast wait for siggy to play

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Arnie and Fabianski masterclasses incoming

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Perfect

  13. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    six goals from Vardy, Mitrovic, Arnie coming up!

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      All from Arnie

    2. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Each? Deal

  14. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Martial C has paid off for now... hoping Salah isn’t too on form tomorrow

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I’d be more worried about aguero’s 5

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      *Agüero.

    3. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      *later not tomorrow

  15. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Half hour debate about BAPS incoming

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, where's Rainier when you need him

      1. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Very good question 😉

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      *reported

      1. Fresh_From_Desh
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah Iets maths debate together

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          We don't want a mass debate thank you 😉

  16. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    In the end the better team won

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lol

  17. Ghost Gooner
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Mitro plays on monday 😆

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      😳 reply fail

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    How many bps for match winner? Rashford to get 2?

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      3 for winner
      Maybe 1 if he has lots of dispossesions. If not 2

  19. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Firmino to play midweek and Sturridge to start against Fulham.

    Mitro to Sturridge on the cards after a nice haul v Huddersfield.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I had Sturridge vs Huddersfield and was so excited by it, but 1 pt later it was such a let down.

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Didn’t he play in the midweek match before that though?

        I think that’s the reason I avoided him.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          It was the game after the international break, I think, where it was quite easy to see Klopp would start Sturridge. Salah had a knock and Firmino had travelled.

      2. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Ah I confused Hudds for the Cardiff game.

        We will see what news Twitter has for us nearer the time!

  20. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Maddison back as #10. This isn't going to be enjoyable as a seller.

  21. Klein
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    How many more games are maddi owners giving him?

    1. mrwinner
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      3-4 - if not much happening form those he's gone

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Fixtures are so good, we'll have to see how it he players have handled the week.

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Depends how he looks today. Probably 5

      Really nice fixtures, and has looked promising.

    4. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Until fixtures turn

    5. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      just 2, then kick out

    6. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      car BUR bri WAT ful

      at least 5

    7. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      5

    8. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      someone needs to be upgraded to bring in Mane, it might be Madds

  22. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    What game are you all watching? Think i'll watch West Ham Burnley! Plenty of goals in that one

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Same

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      cardiff/leicester for me

    3. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      England v Springboks... 🙂

    4. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Everton Brighton not by choice

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Probably Leicester. But tempted to scout Deulofeu.

    6. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Everton

    7. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Everton - Brighton (cannot choose here with Viaplay). Well, I still do have Rich, so eye test needed.

    8. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Will watch Murray. Likely to come in for Mitro

  23. mrwinner
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Just watched every angle of Rashford's goal - the ball is actually taken away from Rashford and in fact changes direction. It is NOT a deflection. Therefore there is no assist.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      If FPL decides to give an assist, there will be an assist. Re-watching it won't change a thing

      1. mrwinner
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Rewatching for piece of mind to clarify whether it was an assist. Occasionally they get it wrong but in all fairness they are almost always correct - as in this case.

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I'd disagree that they are almost always correct. The ambiguous ones often fall the wrong way imo. Not that this was that ambiguous mind you

    2. mrwinner
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      this is now confirmed on the official FPL twitter account. Cheers all

      1. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yes "as it stands". But does that mean that baps are final or they are now this way before deductions?

        Sorry, I'm not native speaker or reader.

  24. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    arnie fabs digne rich and chilwell expecting some huge points from these lot

  25. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Paterson slotted as striker! Could be a sterling pick up for me this week!

    1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah he is on my watchlist. He scored 10 goals last year so he is not afraid from scoring

  26. JustPark
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Lads. Need help on off topic subject.
    What's that show on BBC(I think) about child waking as an adult called?

    1. Mweene
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Pretty sure Lukaku was born an adult

    2. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      darude sandstorm

    3. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      happened to me once on my 18th birthday

  27. Captain Kakaroto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I benched Holebas as thought he dropped. Hope newcastlw to score

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Hope no 3 oclock games result in any clean sheets

  29. boc610
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I reckon Patterson has bounced a few patrons out of night clubs in his day

  30. Tsparkes10
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Should've done Vardy to Arni fs