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Unchanged line-ups for Man United and Southampton as FPL bosses eye Fernandes

Fantasy Premier League managers can take increased encouragement from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he 2019/20 season winds to a close.

The Manchester United boss has named an unchanged side yet again, allowing the likes of Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m), Mason Greenwood (£4.9m), Anthony Martial (£8.3m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) to retain their Fantasy appeal.

“We’ve had a decent amount of recovery days in between, which we won’t have the rest of the season now. We picked the short straw in that respect, but we picked the long straw at the start of this period. Didn’t feel we needed to change.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

All eyes will be on the Portuguese international tonight, as he was chosen as the overwhelming favourite for the Gameweek 35+ captaincy by this season’s current top 10,000 Fantasy managers.

56.3% of them made the decision to hand Fernandes the armband this week, at least 41.4 percentage points more than any other option.

It was Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) who finished a distant second, backed by just 14.9% of managers at that level before his blank against Burnley.

At the very least, those who captained Fernandes will be feeling somewhat protected, as he goes into this Southampton match with an effective ownership in the top 10k of 151.7%.

Meanwhile, Danny Ings (£7.4m) remains a key player on the Fantasy scene, still sitting in 28.6% of squads worldwide.

His owners can probably feel more encouraged ahead of tonight’s trip to Old Trafford than they realise, considering Ings’ and Southampton’s away record this season.

The forward has netted in every single road trip since the Premier League’s restart while the Saints have the fifth-best away record this season (27 points from 17 such matches).

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Matić, Pogba; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Martial.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Ings, Adams.

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  1. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Robertson or Doherty for this week?

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Doherty.

    2. Eriksen Maestro
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Trent

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Lets gooooo Rashwood

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Rashford is due a monster haul!

    2. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      It is time to get the long straw finally!

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      let him play first

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      This, C?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        No, Sterling (c) 😉

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Rash will outscore him

  3. Alberto Tomba
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Is Jimenez -> Ings a sideways move?
    Ings is motivated for Golden Boot, but Southampton otherwise have little motivation.
    Wolves are motivated for European spots (a team motivation for me is likely to triumph a personal one).

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Nah I like it. Jimenez is annoying to own, it's like he's capped at 1 goal max.

      1. Alberto Tomba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Ta

      2. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Agree-I’m holding

        1. Alberto Tomba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          You agree Jimenez is frustrating to own, so you're holding?! - eh? 🙂

    2. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah. To the side of green.

      1. Alberto Tomba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        🙂 I'll take 1 goal a game from Jimenez through the season, that would be 6*38 = 228 points.

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Southampton seemed plenty motivated vs City

      1. Alberto Tomba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Interesting, would you make the swap then Bubz?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah I would

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Man United Penalty Bingo!

    Who wins it?
    What minute?

    Bonus Point:

    Which corner does Rashford put the penalty?

    *This only refers to the 1st penalty of the night*

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Bruno will two foot someone and get a penalty.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      JWP wins it, Ings takes it (Ralf doesn't like the person winning it taking it)

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Don’t be ridiculous, that would be overturned.

  5. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Really can't see Martial getting any returns tonight. He has lost his appetite for goals since the hat-trick

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Looked pretty upset and irritated when he didn't get a goal against Bournemouth. So not sure about your assessment.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Looked pissed last game being subbed, SOU going to get ravaged.

  6. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    I think I have a rough idea about the minutes the following players will play in the next GW.

    Player Likely/Unlikely
    KdB 30/60
    Sterling 60/30
    Mahrez 30/0
    Jesus 60/90
    Silva 60/90
    Bernardo 90/60
    Foden 90/60

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Unlikely bar the last 3

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-team-news-bournemouth-18583023.amp

      Unless defenders are more likely to be rested than the key attacking assets?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        He could very well change his backline.

    2. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      -----------------Fernandinho
      -------------KDB-------------Dilva----------
      Bernardo------ Sterling--------- Foden

      1. Forcella Boys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 13 days ago

        You not think Gundogan will play instead of KDB? Otherwise I’d agree with that.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      what does even those numbers mean? 90% unlikely 60% likely? Makes no sense.

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Think it's the minutes...

  7. Eriksen Maestro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Unchanged lineup suggests some rotation Thursday?

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Don't think they can afford to. Tonight was the easier game of the two anyway IMO so if he was prioritising FA cup tonight would've been ideal time.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Isn’t UCL qualification more important than losing to City in the final?

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      No

  8. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Looking forward to this, huge game.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Bring it on!

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Article picture game has been on point this game week. Bruno hattie confirmed

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I disagree. As a non owner I find him to have an extremely irritating face and would much prefer the beauty of Marcus Rashford up there.

  10. Goonerly
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Got 2 FTs going in to next GW, who do I use it on?
    Need to get some Chelsea/City players in!

    Pope
    TAA* - Boly - Doherty
    Salah* - KDB* - Martial - Bruno
    DCL* - Greenwood - Jimmy

    A) TAA + Salah --> Alonso (if confirmed starter) + Sterling
    B) KDB + DCL --> Willian/Pulisic + Jesus
    C) Salah + DCL --> Sterling + Ings
    D) Any other?

    Let me know what you think - any thoughts much appreciated!

  11. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bruno blank,own goal and red card to punish the cappers.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      😮

      Cruel Chuck

      1. Crouching Tiger
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I've got ManU holy trinity (Martial, Bruno, Greenwood), but I captained Salah.. so I'm hoping for 1-0 Greenwood.

      2. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        😀

    2. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Don't be harsh mate.. OG and Yellow would do. After Che Adams wipes out the United CS

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Please please please

    4. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      would be the dream

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Season over

  12. Eriksen Maestro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bertrand or Doherty for this gameweek?

  13. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Salah to Willian?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I wouldn't

  14. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Tempted to go something along the lines of this for FH, too much money on the bench but not sure where else id put the money!

    Pickford
    TAA, AWB, Doherty, Azpi, Tanganga
    Sterling (c), Foden, Willian, Pulisic, Bruno
    Jesus, Greenwood, Ings

  15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Don’t own Greenwood

    But absolutely buzzing to see him play again tonight - how good can this kid get

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      He ended up on my bench 🙁

  16. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Abraham or Giourd? Who starts against Norwich

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Abraham is terrible so surely Giroud.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        This

  17. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    I'm certainly no fan of all that business side of the money behind city, but have to say that I'll be sorry to see Silva leave the premier League. Proper professional, highly talented, no drama and seems to enjoy playing for the team and not just himself. He can hold his head high imo

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      hear hear

  18. TwiggsJameson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    So, who's begging for a Fernandez blank

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      This guy here, this guy

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Well a Fernandes blank , Fernandez got 3

    3. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I DO

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I do

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Theres one guy whos been spamming the last 10 pages about it.. annoying fella

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        😀

  19. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Would you do Mahrez to David Silva for free for gameweek 36?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Absolutely

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      thinking of this myself. Mahrez + Vardy -> Dilva and Ings... thoughts?

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        For å hit?

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          A* damn you Norwegian autocorrect.

          1. Thomas M.
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Yes

            1. JBG
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              No. Vardy can get a goal.

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Cant decide between that move or Mahrez to Willian/Pulisic

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Only if it involved a -12 😉

  20. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Hey everyone! Very confused!

    Have only Sterling & no Chelsea!

    A. DSilva & Giroud
    B. Pulisic & Jesus

    Thanks in advance!

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      B if Pul starts

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      B, probably. Jesus got subbed nice and early the other day so should start. Then again, it's Pep.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Cheers both

  21. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Reckon 16.0 might get Ings & Greenwood next season - lots of points right there

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      24.0 might even cover Ings, Greenwood & TAA

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      If Sancho says hello?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Honestly don’t think Sancho is realistic - he has 17G & 17A in just 32 Bundesliga games, with no penalties (he’s not even 21 until next March!)

        To put that in context, Sanè at that age playing in the Bundy was in single figures of G & A

        Definitely wouldn’t say no to him being signed obviously, but I’ll believe it when I see it

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Sancho will not help Greenwood's case!

  22. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bottomed...a Wildcard FAIL this gw!!! 18pt so far..

    Team:
    Schmeichel
    TAA Azpi Aurier
    Bruno KDB Willian Foden
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    Martin Souchek Egan Digne

    What should I do? 1 FT & 1mil ITB

  23. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Rash > Greenwood
    DCL > Jesus

    -4pts

    Worth doing yes or no?

  24. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Lads, Please, I'd really appreciate if you share your thoughts here with me. What would you do with this lot and 2 ft?

    Patricio
    TAA / Doherty / Aurier/ Holgate / Lascelles
    Salah / KDB / Bruno / Mahrez / Pulisic
    Jiménez / DCL / Greenwood

    A. Salah, DCL  out / Martial, Ings in
    B. Mahrez, DCL out / Foden/Antonio, Ings in
    C. Mahrez, Jimmy out / Martial, Ings in
    D. Salah, Mahrez, DCL out / Martial, Foden/Antonio, Ings in (-4)
    E. Something else?

  25. Apwilkin
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Dreadful week... Not sure what to do this week. Leading in my league by very slim margin. 10points going into this match.
      1 FT, 0.4 in the bank, and FH still available.
      Current squad:
      Pope (martinez)
      TAA Doherty Soyuncu Aurier Holgate
      Martial Pulisic KDB Salah Guendozi
      Rash Vardy Greenwood

      Not much I can do to address the issues for this week without taking a hit. Was originally going to FH in 38, but think I need to drop the FH now then hold 37, and double transfer in 38.

    • Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Don't punish me too much for putting the C on that fraud Salah, Bruno.

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Anyone feels its Pogba's day?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I feel it's Rashford's day! He is due!

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        He will probably get a lot of assists before the assists.

      3. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        No, this is Rashfords night

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          it seems as i have moved him out

    • Rt505
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Captain Foden or Dilva GW36?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Both good shouts

        Bournemouth have just turned a corner though

        Bet they’ll beat city to wreck everyone’s plans

    • Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Rare selection headaches...

      A) Pope
      B) Patricio

      1) Greenwood
      2) Jimenez

      Will start Boly, Fernandes, Martial

      Thoughts?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        A1

    • Ha.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      A. TAA, Digne, Dilva, Dendoncker
      B. VVD, Lamperty, KDB, Antonio (-4)
      C. TAA, Lamperty, KDB, Trossard
      D. TAA, Digne, Dilva, Antonio (-4)