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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
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    2. Daniel - DEXIT
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 3 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      1. mrwinner
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        definitely a tackle, absolutely no doubt about it

      2. Uncle Gamst
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  2. toystory2wasok
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      What ya mean Fraser didn’t get any points

      1. toystory2wasok
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        exactly?

        1. J - Gimme your Mané …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          This guy lol

  3. Mic
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Well done martial buyers

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    2. OneMan
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours 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
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Won’t even get 1

  5. Mic
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Omg that was such a handball! Didnt realise

  6. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Wilson should get 2 bonus

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Yep

    2. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      No he won’t, lucky to get 1

      1. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        no..

    3. Hazard is an FPL legend
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      1 i think rashford winning goal bonus right

  7. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours 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
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Just Gudmondsson.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Nive pick

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      2 - Fabianski, Arnie

  8. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      7 I think it will be

      1. Daniel - DEXIT
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      2. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours 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
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Says in the members section

        2. Numb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

          1. Daniel - DEXIT
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            hope Numb you are right

        3. Klein
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        4. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 3 hours 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
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Why “lucky”?

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Only if mitro stays quiet

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        A lot don't have either...

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          And Arnie x

    3. mrwinner
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      not if Mitro and Arnie haul against easier opposition

      1. DAZZ
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    4. Daniel - DEXIT
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 3 hours 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 - DEXIT
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    cheap 4th mid watchlist:

    Brooks
    Paterson
    Murhpy

    1. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      add kenedy and diangana too

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Snodgrass, Diangana

    3. Nomar
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Brooks looks the best bet there.

      1. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Long term, probably.

    4. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Wait for Diangana

      1. Daniel - DEXIT
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Maybe Ritchie too. I forgot him

  10. Mic
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Richarlison and Arnie come on lads!

    1. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      2 blanks on the way

  11. Champions united
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. Styles_X
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      atleast wait for siggy to play

  12. Top lad DAKES
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Arnie and Fabianski masterclasses incoming

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Perfect

  13. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    six goals from Vardy, Mitrovic, Arnie coming up!

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      All from Arnie

    2. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Each? Deal

  14. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 3 hours 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
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I’d be more worried about aguero’s 5

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      *Agüero.

    3. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      *later not tomorrow

  15. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Half hour debate about BAPS incoming

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes, where's Rainier when you need him

      1. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Very good question 😉

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      *reported

      1. Fresh_From_Desh
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Yeah Iets maths debate together

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          We don't want a mass debate thank you 😉

  16. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    In the end the better team won

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Lol

  17. Ghost Gooner
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Mitro plays on monday 😆

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      😳 reply fail

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  19. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours 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
      9 days, 3 hours 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
        9 days, 3 hours 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
          9 days, 3 hours 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
        9 days, 3 hours 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
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  21. Klein
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    How many more games are maddi owners giving him?

    1. mrwinner
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 3 hours 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
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Depends how he looks today. Probably 5

      Really nice fixtures, and has looked promising.

    4. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Until fixtures turn

    5. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      just 2, then kick out

    6. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      car BUR bri WAT ful

      at least 5

    7. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      5

    8. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  22. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Same

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      cardiff/leicester for me

    3. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      England v Springboks... 🙂

    4. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Everton Brighton not by choice

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Probably Leicester. But tempted to scout Deulofeu.

    6. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Everton

    7. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    8. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Will watch Murray. Likely to come in for Mitro

  23. mrwinner
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours 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
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours 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
        9 days, 3 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 3 hours 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
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      1. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 3 hours 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. Hazard is an FPL legend
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  25. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. Daniel - DEXIT
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  26. JustPark
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 3 hours 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
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Pretty sure Lukaku was born an adult

    2. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      darude sandstorm

    3. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      happened to me once on my 18th birthday

  27. Captain Kakaroto
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Hope no 3 oclock games result in any clean sheets

  29. boc610
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

  30. Tsparkes10
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Should've done Vardy to Arni fs