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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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2,097 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    One more Rash. Lets go !!

  2. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Going Bruno(C) over Sterling has cost me top1k. Guess I’ll have to wait another 5 years then

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      You can do it in 3 😉

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial benched for Ighalo next GW?

    We know OGS will flog Rashford - he has form....

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No way

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Think it’s more likely to see Rash up top and James on the wing.

  4. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    3 Captain fails in a row

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm on 6 in a row.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Oh sh*t

        1. JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Who ye captaining next?

  5. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial better captaincy option at home

  6. JohannaAdams10
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Thinking of Pulisic in for Salah this week?

    Potential Suicide!?!

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I don't yhink so.

      Many will though

  7. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    At least he didn't blank

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Good save Dave

  9. KP - FPL
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    You Bruno (c) should think yourselves lucky

    Mane (c) here 😀

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Salad here

  10. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Redmond almost.

  11. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno off yes!!!

  12. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Damn should’ve (c) Tony

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Or Sterling or Martial

  13. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Come on Southampton score lads !!!

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Some awful subs by ole

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Thhis

  15. michaelington
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    It’s not a Bruno fail is it. Could have captained Salah, De Bruyne, Mane. At least he returned, be grateful.

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Still a fail

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This

  16. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Feeling much happier with my decision to bench Greenwood next week now

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Just moved him to my bench too 🙂

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        You playing the FH in the end mate?

  17. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Perhaps Martial rested in Palace game for Ighalo?

  18. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    DDG saves MU's CL hopes!

  19. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    That exact type of save is DDG’s one party trick

    1. Jag-z
      3 months, 18 days ago

      It's a normal save

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Always goes with his right hand

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yep

  20. zotter
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Next week play greenwood or DCL

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Easy Greenwood

  21. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    D Silva (C) anyone?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Nice! Need a differential, thinking D Silva or Giroud

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Got it on him at the minute yeah, could be huge

    3. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He could be a good option, yes. In the last 5 for example he's had a much higher goal threat than KDB (even including KDB's penalties) and almost as much potential for assists.

  22. allaboutthemagic
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Got suyuncu and aurier... playing BB. Obviously soy out as suspended. Do we think aurier won’t start either? Thinking WB and cresswell in for hit?

    1. JonSnow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      me too, why is Aurier a doubt?

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        You not hear about his brother?

        1. JonSnow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Just googled it, no i am at work, that's rough :/

      2. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        His brother was murdered

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        His brother was shot dead overnight - tragic story
        May have compassionate leave

  23. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Son, Rashford to Salah, Vardy for -4 was a complete fail. But did it to match rival

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Same combo out for Green Salad 🙁

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Green Salad haha

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      similar

      Rash jimi Nketiah > Green Vardy Ings -4

  24. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I'll take a green arrow this week, looked impossible when I was on just 7 points after Saturday's games

  25. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Soton was better side tonight tbf

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      We were poor but this is still incorrect

  26. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    44pts outside top 10k. I’m going to have to get some things mega-right to get anywhere near aren't I!?

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah something that Sterling(c) and Antonio owners have experienced this gameweek

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Don’t I know it.

        Instead I’ve experienced a 9k drop in rank for the cheek of having neither of them or Martial lol

        1. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Same here, I tinkered along by creating a possible Free Hit team that had all 3, but then decided would play it the final gameweek. Sigh

  27. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    FFS absolutely stupid of me getting rid of Rashy to Greenwood yesterday

    1. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Did the same after owning Rashford since the restart missed chance to gain points on ml leader as he had Greenwood

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I just stuck with martial Bruno and rash

      I figure the points will rotate.

  28. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Salah + Jimenez - > Sterling + Ings for free?

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

  29. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Had rahsofrd for weeks fed up of seeing my ml rival get points of Greenwood Rashford to Greenwood this week nice one

  30. PaulParker
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Free hit team - I’m chasing 1st place... eggs clearly in the Man City & Chelsea basket!

    Thoughts ?

    Ederson
    Digne - Doherty - Aurier
    Pulisic - sterling - KDB - Antonio - Willian
    Giroud - Ings

    Button - Greenwood - lascalles - Robinson

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Auier a no-go after tragic murder of his bother. Go TAA as shield against non-FHers. KDB too big risk of benching, go with Dilva or Foden, or Martial even. Maybe Jesus over Giroud, you'd need to swap Ederson in that case.

      1. PaulParker
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks. Forgot about Aurier, tragic.