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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. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Medic!

  2. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Would you free hit for GW 36?
    This is my current team for Gameweek 36:
    Pope
    TAA, Maguire, Doherty
    Pulisic, Foden, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Bruno
    Greenwood Ings

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Mahrez to
    A- Foden and save Cash for next GWS
    B- Pulisic
    C- Willian

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I'm thinking Mahrez to Willian.

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ooofff

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I felt that one...

  5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Martial next in line at LB?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Dalot, he has it all that kid.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He has da lot?

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Well played’

  6. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    AWB YC

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Useless

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Nice Wan 🙂

  8. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    5' injury time.. another Rashers return would be awesome

  9. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    AWB wtf man

  10. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Can Fred play LB lol

  11. Pistol
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    RMFHT please:

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Azpi, (Coleman) (Egan)
    Bruno, Sterling, Dilva, Pulisic, Martial
    Giroud, Jesus, (Greenwood)

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Its beautiful

  12. Rhittique
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    When does the price-changes go through regularly?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      2:30am atm

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      4hr 40m ish.

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ashley Young at LB next game?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Is he still at the club?! I had forgotten all about him!!

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Inter, permanent.

        Been doing quite well...

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      worth a -4 punt imo

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Depends if else can get a flight over from Italy

  14. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    AWB is *addicted* to making those stupid as anything challenges. Absolute d**k!!!!

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He's in my team so my bad.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        And mine!! So, so silly, those challenges!!!

  15. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Nice bin bag outfits for the physios

    1. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      They're messy eaters

  16. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    The fake applause is somewhat unseemly there

  17. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fantasy so crawl my battle to catch my rival chased 60pt lead down to 45pts then down to 27pts back up 45pts down to 12pts and then 5pts now back up to 21pts lead and he put in Fernandez to block my point catch. I was in the lead gw 1-22 since then it's been all him lady luck on his side Martial done the business for him. If I would have done Salah to Anontio I be ahead seems it's his season. Sorry for my post just letting off steam.

  18. Coaly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    On FH for next week, can I improve this at all?

    McCarthy
    Azpi Digne Evans
    Sterling Fernandes Pulisic Willian
    Jesus Vardy Ings
    (Foden, Holgate, Fredericks, 3.9 keeper)

    Do I go all in on one defence? Triple Everton, Leicester or Soton?
    Which City assets?

    0.2m left

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy out and you’ve improved

      1. Coaly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        For who?

        1. AYLD28
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Greenwood or Rashford

          Palace are terrible defensively

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Don't fancy the final week for it??

      1. Coaly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        No

    3. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Also, Evans? Noooooo, get him out

    4. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      You’ve seen Leicester play recently right? 2 x Leicester on a free hit, nah

  19. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Start:

    1. Pope
    2. McCarthy

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Pope

      Never doubt the Burnley Wall

  20. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Chasing top 2. Very close.

    Am I GTG?

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Egan
    Antonio(c) Dilva Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Rashford

    Leno, Mings, Basham, Nketiah

    6.3m itb

  21. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Need to close ML gap. (Already did TAA & Nketiah to VVD & Jesus for -4 hit)

    DDG (Martin)
    VVD, Saiss, Holgate (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Kdb, Willian, MANE, Bruno (Saka)
    Kane, Greenwood, Jesus (c)

    Big risk time. for - 8 hit, Mane to bring in one of these TC options:

    A) Sterling
    B) Pulisic
    C) Dont hit

  22. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A) Vardy/Kane to Jesus/Ings
    B) Salah to Sterling
    C) Save

  23. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    AWB does two things well: miss open goals and collect stupid yellow cards.

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Keep watching football and you might notice his tackling

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Wanted more from Tony(C) especially after the Sterling haul but it isn't too bad either

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jose special.

  26. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is Greenwood benchable now against Crystal Palace?

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

      Yes

    2. tempest
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yup

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

    Ole used all five subs?

  28. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Hopefully they have the option to recall Rojo from loan...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Not outside of transfer windows.

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      decent contingency if they can't register the kit man in time

  29. tempest
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Any changes you’d make to this FH team next week - happy to hear anything!! Is KDB too much of a risk?

    DDG
    Digne/ james/ Christiansen
    Sterling/ KDB/ Willian/ Martial/ Antonio
    Kane/ Jesus

    Greenwood/ Aurier

  30. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    DDG save points. Yay.

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Oops

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

      Timing