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Fernandes back with a bang as Rashford and Martial underwhelm at Brighton

Brighton 0-3 Man United

  • Goals: Mason Greenwood (£4.3m), Bruno Fernandes x2 (8.7m)
  • Assists: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m), Paul Pogba (£8.3m), Greenwood
  • Bonus Points: Greenwood x3, B Fernandes x2, Wan-Bissaka x1

Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) came back from the Fantasy brink to show his true worth in Manchester United’s 3-0 win at Brighton.

The Portuguese international had been overshadowed by Paul Pogba‘s (£8.3m) return to the starting line-up in Gameweek 31+ before a poor 120 minutes against Norwich in the FA Cup over the weekend, leading to low expectations for Gameweek 32+.

But Fernandes blew those out of the water, coming away with two goals, a clean sheet and two bonus for a 15-point haul on Tuesday evening.

While Pogba’s presence did appear to harm Fernandes’ assist potential once again, having the Frenchman around unlocked something else for his midfield colleague: even greater goal threat.

Fernandes found himself offered up plenty of opportunities and, even though they were often from outside the penalty area, he still looked threatening all evening.

He came close to opening the scoring in the 12th minute when Pogba squared to him on the edge of the box. Fernandes’ sweeping finish curled back in on Mat Ryan‘s (£4.7m) goal, striking the base of the post.

Fernandes then put a direct free-kick over in the 20th minute, before finally netting the goal he attempted earlier when Pogba squared it to him again in the 31st minute, with a little help from an Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) deflection.

Fernandes’ finest effort came in the second half, as he finished off an exciting counter-attack move, reminiscent of the Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney glory days. Harry Maguire (£5.3m) headed clear, Nemanja Matić (£4.8m) hooked a through-ball out to Mason Greenwood (£4.3m), who crossed to Fernandes arriving at the back-post with pace, volleying beyond Ryan with aplomb.

“You know, good defending on the set play and you know we’ve got pace on the counter. We want to go forward quickly and a great pass by Nemanja, great cross by Mason (Greenwood) and fantastic finish from Bruno.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

With another haul in the bag, Fernandes owners will be in a good mood ahead of Gameweek 33+ which brings a hapless Bournemouth side to Old Trafford. Especially encouraging was that, with the game won, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to substitute the Portuguese midfielder just after the hour-mark – particularly important given his FA Cup exertions over the weekend.

“Great to get that 3-0 early so I could get Bruno and Luke off. They’ve had a hard weekend with 120 minutes in the cup. That worked out well.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

It was fitting that Greenwood’s cross for Fernandes’ second goal sailed over Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) and Anthony Martial (£8.2m) as both players blanked in Gameweek 32+ following decent scores in the previous outing.

While holding each of them for a home match against Bournemouth seems like the obvious decision, there were certainly elements of both players’ performances that were a bit discouraging.

The 20%-owned Rashford was heavily involved in approach play during the first half, as Solskjaer was keen for Manchester United to ask questions of Martín Montoya (£4.3m), but could not find his way into dangerous penalty area situations.

If anything, Rashford played much wider than his owners and backers for the captaincy would have liked, his only effort of the game coming from outside the box, as he cut inside onto his right-foot and blazed high and wide.

Meanwhile, in contrast to the explosive display against Sheffield United, Martial was forced to endure a workmanlike evening at Brighton. As Brighton tried to sit deep, often shifting their back-four into a back-five by tucking the advanced Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) into full-back and left-back Dan Burn (£4.5m) into the centre-back trio, Manchester United’s centre-forward did not get much space. The role he performed for the team, pulling markers away from team-mates, played a big part in the success of the evening, but left him without a single shot at the Amex Stadium.

While holding Martial and Rashford ahead of Bournemouth is an obvious decision for Fantasy managers, the recent performances of Greenwood will be turning their eye.

He has now started each of the last two matches in a row and made a case for man of the match at Brighton.

The budget forward produced an excellent piece of skill and finished well for the opening goal and it was his pace on the counter that earned him an assist, and all three bonus for United’s third of the evening.

With Daniel James (£5.8m) the main competition for his place, it is hard to see Greenwood benched for the next match. Reliability of starts is not something that has applied to the forward in his time at Manchester United so far, so if he were to finally achieve it, with form and fixtures converging, Greenwood could provide exceptional value between now and the end of the season.

“(Greenwood) played fantastically. He’s a young kid and he’s a special kid. We know when he gets faced up and looking forward he’s dangerous but his hold-up play and link-up play today was great. He’s just as good with his left foot as he is with his right foot. He’s developing into a fine young player.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

As Fantasy managers chase other ways to invest in Manchester United assets, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) is becoming an increasingly viable option.

The right-back made plenty of forays down his side of the pitch against Brighton, providing yet another assist. That was his third since Gameweek 26, having produced just one in the first 25 matches of the campaign.

With Bournemouth (home), Aston Villa (away), Southampton (home), Crystal Palace (away) and West Ham (home) up next, Wan-Bissaka is sure to combine his newfound assist potential with clean sheets as well.

Manchester United have now recorded six shutouts in their last eight Premier League matches, Wan-Bissaka averaging 7.25 points per game in that time, more than any defensive colleague.

Finally, Brighton assets largely proved once again how difficult it is to invest in their services.

Faced with a tough test, Graham Potter shuffled his pack extensively, deploying a blend of 4-4-2 and 3-5-1-1 during the match.

Key goalscorer Neal Maupay (£5.7m) did not feature until the second half, coming at the interval with Leandro Trossard (£5.8m). Of the two, it was the latter who went closest to scoring, twice shaving the post with fierce shots across goal.

“Purely tactical (the team selection). Using Aaron Connolly’s pace. I think Neal (Maupay) can help us off the bench. It’s important to have players that can come on and finish the game. It’s a big squad. Everybody is ready to help. We’ll need that going forward.” – Graham Potter

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-5-1-1): Ryan; Montoya, Burn, Duffy, Dunk (Bernardo 81′), Lamptey (Trossard 46′); Bissouma, D Stephens, Pröpper (Maupay 46′); Mac Allister (Mooy 81′), Connolly (March 87′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw (Williams 64′), Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Matic, Pogba (McTominay 64′); Rashford (D James 78′), B Fernandes (A Pereira 64′), Greenwood; Martial (Ighalo 78′).

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1,040 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JS27
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    a - Fernandes + Ings or
    b - Martial + Rashford?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Got to be B

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    3. MadFinCha
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think I'd go A although Ings upcoming fixtures look tough

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    5. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B
      Ings is on fire but fixtures are tough.

    6. masyuris
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    7. barotga77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      b

  2. wilson007
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah Rich Son Bruno
    Rash Jimmy DCL
    (Fodder bench)

    2FT 0.0 ITB

    Any ideas? TIA.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rich to Puli, Son to Mahrez

  3. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Make these moves for a hit this gw? Vardy Richarlison rashford > Salah greenwood Jesus.

    Kdb son Bruno Richarlison guendouzi
    Vardy rashford Jimmy

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not convinced with Jesus, misses too many chances

      1. MadFinCha
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Agreed if your looking for extra city attack I'd go for Mahrez

      2. Disturbed
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks. Maybe just rich and rash > Salah and greenwood then?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Rashford seems unfit at the moment and if Greenwood is nailed then the moves looks OK

          1. Disturbed
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think Greenwood a bit of a trap.
      Is he nailed?

      1. Soonmixdin
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nobody except Ole will know!!

        It's a but punty putting Greenwood in for the rest of the season, but form and fixtures looking good so I'm definitely considering him. 🙂

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Fair enough

  4. MadFinCha
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any thoughts on what I could do to improve here. I have 0.0m in the bank and 2 free transfers??

    Pope Button
    TAA Doherty Maguire Lascelles Kiko
    KDB Salah Fernandes Sako Hayden
    Rashford Jiminez DCL...?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Where's all your money? That team is very low TV. Can't you upgrade Saka? Would ditch Doherty to upgrade that slot.

      1. MadFinCha
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thoughts on Rashford and Hayden > Greenwood and Mahrez???

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Could be good. I just tried building your team and I'd have 4.5m left over. Do you really have no funds to straight upgrade Saka?

          1. MadFinCha
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            4.5m ?????? Wow. I lost a fair bit when I gambled for the double gw players 30+ 2 weeks ago

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            If not, that's a crazy example of the strength of team value.

            I can afford your team except Mahrez over Saka + 0.7m.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Not saying it's not possible, I just think it's harder.

                Because you have to pick less popular/proven players due to budget constraints.

                It'll be a fun race to the finish vs Villeronka! I have top 10K in my sights now.

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Also, Villeronka is taking hits?!

                I have the same number of point hits as him this season.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I like this idea depending on who the Saka replacement would be.

        1. MadFinCha
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I'd play
          Kdb Salah Fernandes Mahrez (Saka)

          Jiminez DCL Greenwood

          I'd have 0.5 to upgrade Saka but dont know who to?

    2. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      V low TV. But yes mahrez plus greenwood could be good. Or just gamble by moving out one of KDB or Salah

  5. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mahrez puli martial (have bruno & rash) ings jesus
    whom to fit in team for vardy guendozi and will probably downgrade rash or taa

    1. MadFinCha
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm tempted by Rash > Greenwood, allows me 4 premium mids of KDB Salah Fernandes Mahrez

    2. MadFinCha
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'd keep TAA

  6. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Martial & Bruno combo is the way to go lads. Welcome into my team Bruno Fernandes. Shame I missed the haul yesterday. Love the way my team is looking now. All sweet & beautiful 🙂

    1. Soonmixdin
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Very glad I didn't knee jerk in Martial for Bruno after his hatty the previous week!! 😀

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        😆 well played there. Having both would be even better now since they are consistent and quite explosive too

  7. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Still have WC and BB. Which move to make for GW33? I also drafted a WC team but doesn't seem worth it to use it at the moment.

    1. Williams to AWB
    2. Traore to Foden

    Current team
    1ft 3.9itb
    Pope Ryan*
    Saiss TAA Lascelles* Stephens* Williams*
    Salah Martial KDB Bruno Traore*
    Jimenez Ings DCL

    WC draft:
    Pope Martinez*
    Saiss TAA Doherty* Aurier* AWB*
    Salah Martial KDB Bruno Foden*
    Jimenez Ings DCL

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Anyone?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Foden would only start a few games.2 max imo

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          If he does start from the bench, he is similar to Traore where he starts very quickly and gets involved in the attacks. Foden is a better option for goals and assist compared to Traore.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Oops. My bad. I thought the pick was between Awb or foden. The WC draft looks better with foden & Awb but with a very cheap 5th midfielder you have enough cash to upgrade the defence after getting Awb if need be.

            Cleansheets aplenty, personally, I am investing more cash into the defence now!!

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Foden won’t play much because David Silva is about to leave City and too much competition. Why I have 5m midfielder with limited minutes than have an extra attacking/ premium defender from a big team who is nailed. Just look at cleansheets over the past gameweeks. Cleansheets aplenty. Time to invest in defence

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Why have* ffs

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1. Very easy pick

  8. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    WC 33 | BB 34

    Lloris Martinez | 0 ITB
    Gomez AWB Boly (TAA Aurier)
    KdB Mahrez Bruno (Pulisic Sarr)
    Jimenez (Rashford DC-L)

    Lloris Martinez | 0 ITB
    Gomez AWB Boly (Holgate Kabasele)
    KdB Mahrez Bruno (Salah Foden)
    Jimenez (Greenwood Kane)

    Which WC team seems better for the BB??

  9. Stig
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who's best to add as my 3rd Utd player (to go with Rashford+Bruno)?

    AWB
    Martial
    Greenwood

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Awb

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      AWB

    3. LC1
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Martial I'd say

  10. Live Scoutcast Thursday - leave your questions here
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Live Scoutcast 1pm Thursday.

    We'll be looking ahead to GWK 33+

    Feel free to leave your questions here

    1. KT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm sure both Klopp and Pep will respect the league but the reality is both can make more substitutions to the end of the season and be able to put put hand on heart and say they are fielding a full strength team. Which team rotates more and who are the most vulnerable players(and who benefits)?

    2. Raz Sterling Archer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Free hit a good team to a potentially better team in GW33 with the decent fixture set up? or wait for GW38?

    3. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      How many pool players should we pick? salah vs mane

    4. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      With fixtures tilting firmly in favour of the Manchester clubs, which of their assets should we prioritise bringing in for the remainder of the campaign?

    5. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mark called it an anomaly in 2016/17 season - a 'unique' defensive style that promotes an unhealthy level of bonus points in Burnley keepers.

      The Heaton-Pope-Burnely dynasty may be a glorious FPL goalkeeping anomaly — but the points returns certainly aren’t. Unbelievable consistency. So, why do we bother looking elsewhere?!

      14/15 - 150 Heaton
      16/17 - 149 Heaton
      17/18 - 152 Pope
      (18/19 - Injury ravaged)
      19/20 - 147+ Pope

    6. ameisin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Should I take a hit to do Son > Salah for GW33+, or captain TAA / Martial?

    7. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What should we do with that pesky 3rd striker spot?

      Persevere with DCL? Back Ings for the golden boot race? Go for a budget option of Nketiah or Greenwood and upgrade the midfield?

    8. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Can the scouts analyse the reason behind the increase in clean sheets post resumption of football? Should we be thinking of having atleast 4 at the back now?

    9. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Best differentials to bring into team if chasing in ML and to get from 25K into top 10K place overall by end of season?

    10. RedDog88
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Midfield options seem to be limited to a 'template' 6 or 7 players (Salah or Mane, Bruno, Martial, KDB, Mahrez & maybe Son). Can you suggest some alternatives? Or is a 4/5 man defence the differential move for people chasing?

    11. Stig
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Which are the ideal 3 players to own from Utd?

    12. JammySprat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      To make headway you need to differentiate. If you had to go without two of the top 5 owned players who would you ditch for the rest of the season?
      Jimenez, KDB, Fernandes, TAA or Rashford

      1. Tinkermania
        1 month, 7 days ago

        KDB minutes and points will start disappearing after this week.

      2. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Keep them all and look for your differentials elsewhere amongst the rest of your squad or in your captain choices.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Jimmy's missus is getting BIG:

        https://twitter.com/danielabassom/status/1274664847318409217

        No coincidence he's just blanked at Villa - sleep levels steadily declining, Estrogen levels in the household steadily rising, anticipation building in the run up to the big day...

        Might be Con Te Partiro, as Andrea Bocceli & Sarah Brighman once famously warbled

      4. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        You should also keep Pope and Doherty.
        Martial is an alternative to Rashford, but I'd suggest just keeping whichever of these you already own.

    13. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      There was an article on the site about differentials not being as important as some people think. Does the fact you have a differential challenge amongst yourselves but down actually put them in your teams prove this?

    14. tricky80
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Chase the differential or maximise EO? How has the Summer factor adapted how we approach this?

      Is there more value to be had out of defence from a CS perspective given the comparative scarcity of goals in some matches?

    15. JammySprat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What has been the highest scoring formation since the restart?

    16. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Big topic to cover will be rotation and in particular Liverpool. One thing that I haven't seen mention is good old sporting integrity!! Most of the teams Liverpool play have something to play for - villa and Brighton (relegation battle) and Arsenal, Burnley and Chelsea (ok maybe pushing it for Arsenal & Burnley but Chelsea are def going for European place) so I can't see them making wholesale changes for these games. Personally there is no way I am selling Salah for the run in but would be interested to hear your thoughts on this and if sporting integrity is something to factor into our thinking

      1. J0E
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        We covered rotation extensively in the last podcast but I'm sure it'll get a mention.

    17. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rotation is all teams are to be expected, but are there any players that are less likely to be subbed on in the past, the 90+0 merchants rather than the 60+30 regulars.

      For example, Sterling has not been subbed on in any game since the restart. Mahrez and KdB have played some part in every game. Gundogan seems to be another 90/0 player. Tammy and Giroud will both get minutes in every game so that lowers the potential for both players.

      Yes we all want hauls, but we also want to avoid the 1-point return. Most have ample funds so it is not impossible to go with 12/13 regular starters and rotate based on minutes of previous match over the next week with all teams playing 3 games in 6-8 days.

    18. M Heaney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What to do after this next round. Should we get rid of the Liverpool players and pick up Man City. If we do which players do we pick up for Man City.

    19. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      For those of us without a Liverpool forward should we be getting one in at all costs? I'm looking at getting in Salah for a hit, but it would probably stop me getting a United defender (Greenwood would probably come in as my 3rd United player). The alternative is to captain Trent and hide behind a massive sofa. It seems counter-productive to bring in Liverpool players when people are switching to City. However Villa at home is fill yer boots time.

    20. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What are the ideal 3 forwards to the end of the season?

      352 with Greenwood or Nketiah in the 3rd slot
      A mix of mid prices, Jesus, Rashford, Jimenez, Ings, DCL
      Premiums Kane or Aubameyang

    21. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      With so many clean sheets, should we be changing formations to 4 or even 5 at the back, and if so focus on more secure centre backs or attacking wing backs?

    22. scubasmithy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Who is the 5th Power Mid? Currently on Son, is it just an obvious switch to Mahrez? with cheap strikers available is it time for 352 power midfield? If so is this it.

      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Mahrez, Martial (Pulisic if you can't afford Martial?)

    23. scubasmithy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      ings vs DCL

    24. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Are there any set and forget captains left over these final games, or is it all now just a question of luck?

      Salah vs Villa would have brain a no-brainer in the not too distant past. Now it seems impossible to call.

    25. Mikeharbrw
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is triple Man-U attack really a viable option...?

      Feels weird to ask that...

    26. ktk_interista
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1) Is Greenwood a viable double up option if you have Bruno but no Rashford or Martial? The money saved can make the 5th mid a Mahrez or Pulisic in a 352 power 5 midfield.

      2) Would you be confident with Greenwood or Origi on a BB? Question to those who still have BB like Joe.

    27. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Why did Andy sell Ings before he fired a brace past his goalkeeper Foster?

      1. _Ninja_
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ouch

    28. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Are Nketia and Greenwood nailed, in your opinion?

      If so, do you believe this is the ticket to unlock a "power 5" in midfield? And if you believe it is, which are the 5 best midfielders each of you would choose for the remainder of the season?

    29. Mclean as a Whistle
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is Jesus a real option or will Pep continue to rotate with wild abandon between Jesus and a false 9 from game to game?
      Even if he gets minutes is Mahrez a better pick considering his form?

    30. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Many managers are still holding their free hits. Do any gameweeks strike your fancy other than GW 38?

      1. FanDoc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Have my TC & FH left and holding FH for GW 38+ in order to avoid as many players likely to be rested as possible.
        Will also enable getting in the players fighting for the Golden Boot.

        Looking at my team, don't see another GW that would be better to play my FH than GW 38+.
        Here is my team for GW 33+ to GW 37+

        GKP: Pope (Button)
        DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Doherty, Maguire (Lascelles) (Aurier)
        MID: De Bruyne, Son, Fernandes, Salah, Saint-Maximin
        FWD: Rashford, Jiménez (Nketiah)

        Should be able to use FT's if needed to enable playing FH in GW 38+

    31. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best DCL replacement?

    32. Mike1981
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      With the impressive West Ham result against Chelsea and the good run of fixtures For them, should we be seriously considering Antonio and more?

    33. Ankit.Dwivedi
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Please help decide between Pulisic or Willian and Mahrez or Jesus

  11. Mayor of Flair
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Need to sell one of:

    A: Charlie Taylor
    B: Lacelles
    C: Egan

    Any thoughts?

    1. jk_footyfan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Egan. Bad fixtures, most expensive. Mason Holgate is who you want.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

    4. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Well that makes it easy, thanks! Feels wrong to be going with SU defender this season but it's probably time.

  12. jk_footyfan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A. Grealish => Pulisic (if fit) else Willian
    B. Grealish/Auba => Salah/Greenwood for -4?
    C. Open for any other suggestions.

    1FT and 1.3 itb.

    Patricio | [Martin]
    AWB | Doherty | Taylor | [Lascelles] | [*Targett*]
    KDB | Mahrez | Martial (vc) | Cantwell | [*Grealish*]
    Kane (c) | Jimenez | *Auba*

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Probably B, seems worth the -4

      1. jk_footyfan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks! Worried about Salah's game time and taking a hit at this stage.

  13. Christina.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Use the FH in wk 38.

    Effectively a 1 wk WC.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep. So annoyed my one got ruined in DGW29 by corona

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Too many unknowns in the last game, probably ITKs on a few of the teams before the deadline.

      1. Christina.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        we will know who still has something to play for in wk 38
        nice fixtures for City,Ars,Eve

  14. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best 3 United players to have?

    Bruno
    Rashy
    Martial
    AWB
    Maguire
    Greenwood

    I think Bruno, AWB, Greenwood looks good with Greenwood giving flexibility to play a 352/442/343 depending on fixtures

    1. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bruno, AWB, Martial

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bruno, Martial and AWB for me. I like your suggestion though if Greenwood is nailed

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I agree with the suggestions above. Martial, Fernandes & Wan bissaka are the best 3 picks

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bruno, Martial & Rash

    5. Raz Sterling Archer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I want to swap rashford to martial but there is a lack of strikers around that price

    6. tricky80
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Having watched the game last night, I think you're position is the best and go for Greenwood as the third.

      You'll be able to get more PPM with the money saved.

      1. tricky80
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        *your

  15. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What would you do here? 2FTs and 0itb. Thinking it might be good to get Mahrez in?

    Martinez (Button)
    TAA Doherty Lascalles (Saiss Simpson)
    Salah KDB Son Bruno (Guendouzi)
    Jimmy DCL Rashford

    1. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 7 days ago

      So many good midfield options now, Mahrez being one of them. Tough to chose. Maybe time to switch to a 3-5-2? That's what I am considering

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah that's what I'm considering. Rashford + Guendouzi >Greenwood + Mahrez

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rash to Greenwood, Guendouzi to Mahrez or Son to Mahrez

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers. I'll watch the spurs game tonight to see how Son looks.

  16. Stormbringer22
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pope
    TAA • Doherty • Aurier
    Salah • KDB • Bruno • Sarr
    Rashford • Jimenez • DCL

    All being well, am I okay to save the FT and use 2FTs next week to do some upgrading of Sarr? Alternatively, I do have my WC still intact so I could do some reshuffling this week.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      If Foden has limited mins in the Liverpool then I would do Sarr to Foden. Watford are out of form and not convinced with any of their players

  17. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts? 2FT, 0.0 ITB:

    DDG - Martin

    TAA - Doherty - Lascelles - Holgate - Taylor

    Mane - KDB - Son - Fernandes - McCarthy

    Rashford - Jimenez - DCL

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Downgrade Rash to Greenwood and use money to upgrade defence and McCarthy or Son to Mahrez

    2. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      rash and dcl to greeney jesus?

    3. jk_footyfan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McCarthy/Rashford => Mahrez/Greenwood?

  18. unitednations
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best combo till gw37

    A: Aurier + Pulisic + Martial
    B: rotate Taylor/Holgate + Pulisic + Rashford
    C: Aurier + Mahrez + rotate Greenwood/Sarr

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      a

  19. Sotamendi84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    play saiss (ARS) or lascelles (WHU)?

  20. wonkeydonkey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team:

    Pope or Fab (Martinez)
    TAA, Wan-B, Azpi, Doherty, Saiss
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Mahrez, Pulisic
    Jimi, Greenwood, Nketiah

    Still have BB left, thinking GW34+ for that

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not sure about Pulisic, rest looks good.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I like the def and mid, fwd is the weakest.

      1. wonkeydonkey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Completely agree but just not sure I fancy many FWD options. Means I can play 4-5-1 most weeks and then switch to 5-4-1 or even up to 4-4-2/3-5-2/3-4-3 if it looks like my strikers are playing. Arguably, is there not more value in Def/Mid atm?

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't think he needs to worry much about forwards given how strong def and midfield is.

      Benching headache likely to be more of a concern tbh.

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      your forward line is something I am toying with in my wc but just not sure if greenwood is knee jerk. Utd places are precious so need to be sure of minutes

    5. Max City
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      who would you bench every week, Pulisic or Saiss, perhaps?

      presuming you will only play 4-5-1 or 5-4-1

  21. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which City players (if any) are you looking at bringing in over the next few GW's?

    Got to be worth getting at least a couple with those fixtures, despite risk of rotation and reduced minutes.

    I may get Mahrez for a double up with KDB then bring in a 3rd for Norwich at home, possibly Sterling.

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think Mahrez and Jesus are great picks alongside KDB

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Have KDB at the moment, Foden will be the 5th mid and I will only bring in Mahrez if get fed up with Martial

      Current midfield: Salah Martial KDB Bruno Traore

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes Jesus could be a good shout, harder to fit in a forward though.

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      on a wc atm thinking of kDB mahrez and foden

    5. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mahrez and tempted by Foden. Not so sure on Jesus but could be proved wrong

    6. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep Foden a good budget option. Will be interesting to see how much he features over the remaining weeks.

      Good 1st bench player to have at that price.

  22. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jesus or Rashford to replace Vardy? Not convinced by either option..

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Neither of them

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'd be tempted to get Greenwood and use leftover £ to get a City mid.

      1. matiakez
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Shifting to 3-5-2 does feel a better option right now

  23. waltzingmatildas
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Henderson Leno
    TAA Doherty AWB Egan Lund
    KDB Son Bruno Martial Mount
    Jimenez DCL Nketiah
    1ft 2.4itb

    Pretty happy with team apart from Mount and possibly Son and DCL.

    A) Mount to Mahrez seems like the best move?
    Or get Liverpool cover with:
    B) Leno and Son to Button and Salah?

  24. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Unpopular opinion...

    I'd still go Maguire over AWB. That assist was just luck and he will get rotated at some point whereas Maguire no chance.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rotated with who exactly? Don't see it. AWB has better stats and far more advanced positioning.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Dalot

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It's not like they have nothing to play for. I can't see it.

          1. TheTinman
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            You cant see it because you own AWB and I can see it because I own Maguire haha. AWB has never been known for assist potential and with the goals Man U will score BPs aren't as glorious as in the Palace days. We will see

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I don't own AWB.

          2. Skloppy Kops
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I think at some point, his minutes will be managed. He's young but his leg wont last long with all these matches and the number of sprints he makes per game.
            Maguire on the other side can have relaxing lapse of time on the pitch against some oppositions

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thought the same and got Maguire for the last 2 matches.
      Happy with him, even though I expect him to be more active on corners.

      1. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He had a decent header against Brighton which was close. One goal before and of season would be fair

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think they are both decent options. Have AWB and not going to swap him. And if I didn't have either I'd still go for AWB!

  25. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which is better

    A. KDB Martial Bruno Jesus
    B. KDB Martial Mahrez Rashford

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Probably A since Jesus is playing through the middle compared to Rashford LW

    2. Max City
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A because of Fernandez

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      may just be short of money for A!!

    4. scubasmithy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C. KDB, Martial, Bruno, Mahrez

  26. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which is the best GW for FH?
    Anyone worked on a plan where all big hitters are playing porous defenses?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Next week if your team isn't set up for it is quite good.

      However, I see GW38 as being decent too.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This...last week of the season

      2. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yep, was thinking of last GW too, but then started doubting.. since rotation might be an issue if teams have nothing to play for.

    2. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Got to be 38

    3. Birds of Prey
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The big hitters will be rotation risks. In the homestretch I'm gonna be looking at teams playing for something especially top 6. I.e, Spurs Wolves.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yep, same concern for me.

  27. SpagBol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    On a WC and wondering which is the best option and why:

    A) TAA, Pulisic, Nketiah (bench)
    OR
    B) Van Dijk, Foden (bench), Ings

    Cheers!

    1. Max City
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I like Foden a lot, he was in my team GW 29 but then I had to sell him (unlimited transfers) to get Aguero

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A for me.. Nketiah will have his chance too against these juicy fixtures

  28. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Really have no idea what to do with this... 2FT.... want to get rid of McCarthy but who do I downgrade? All the rest I like their fixtures and points potential

    McCarthy
    TAA, Doherty, AWB
    KDB, Mane, Bruno, Martial, Bergwijn
    Jimenez, DCL

    Subs: Lascelles, Connolly, Simpson

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bergwijn to Foden?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        this

  29. Max City
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Would you do A, B or C?

    A) Mount >> Fernandes
    B) Jota + Duda >> Fernandes + Greenwood (-4)
    C) save and wait GW 33+

    Pope/Henderson
    Doherty TAA Lascelles Stevens Targett
    Salah KDB Mount Duda Saka
    Jimenez Rashford Jota

    2.8 itb

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Easy A

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'd do B. I think the hit will pay off quite quickly. Chelsea have a nice few fixtures so would be a shame to lose Mount.

  30. Sepp Blattered
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Current Team for GW33:

    Fabianski
    TAA, AWB, Lascelles
    Salah(C), Son, Fernandes, Martial, Pulisic
    Jiminez, DCL

    McCarthy, Jota, Boly, Holgate

    Any pressing moves?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Difficult to say until all games have played but looks ok

    2. scubasmithy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son to Mahrez and upgrade jota