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

    Anyone considering Antonio(C)?

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

      He may score 1-2 but I think he's got his moment, probably GW38?

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

      Nice idea...

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

    Salah to Sterl gives me this :

    --Patricio
    --TAA--Alonso--Doherty--
    --Sterl--KDB--Foden--Martial--Pulisic
    --Rash--Green.

    --Nyland--Jota--Egan--Lund.

    Pull the trigger?

    1. Apwilkin
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Similar squad to mine. Debating the same move or doing a FH. My gut says yes, but my history with getting pepped says no.

    2. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 8 days ago

        To be fair United they are on course to finish 5th instead of their usual 6th place. That’s real progress.

        1. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah

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

          Actually on course to finish 3rd but ok....

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Currently 5th. 3 games left.

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

                You said on course.

                Chelsea on course to get 3 points of their next 9
                Leicester on course to get 4 points of their next 9
                United on course to get 7 points of their next 9

                United on course to finish 3rd

                1. Right In The Stanchion
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    5th

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

            Rashford could've had a hat trick again....

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Is why im capping him, as you said. Again...

          3. YoungPretender
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Aurier & Jiminez > Azpi & Ings for free?

            Assuming Aurier wont be playing?

            1. VISH
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I would

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

            Bottomed

            Hi RMFHTplease

            Ederson
            Egan Digne Azpi
            Sterling Salah Pulisic Martial fernandes
            Giroud Ings

            Greenwood Justin Fernandez

            Thanks

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

              Looks good. C Pulisic? Maybe a West Ham defender over Justin on the bench since Soyuncu is out with a red card.

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

            Is Greenwood to Ings a good move or too rash?

            1. VISH
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Makes sense

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Too rash-ford

          6. rohan
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            2.8k. 😀

            24 behind top 1k

            1. VISH
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Ice

              1. VISH
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Nice*

            2. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              1.6k - i am 12 behind 1k but it can change very suddenly and we might be praying for top 10k at the end of season 😀

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

                I was 3k two GW ago, now im outside top 10k

                Things can change very fast right now....

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

            Okay, I took -4 to remove what would have been 1 point, got 13 back. 5K climb, which is not enough right now, but okay under the circumstances. Top 90K going into ... checks notes... tomorrow.

          8. zotter
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Going into final games I can see

            Chelsea 63
            United 65
            Leicester 63

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

              Nice entertainment ... FH ready?

            2. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Wolves 64 - Great. 😀

          9. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            48pts 366k -> 369k preatty useless week 🙁

            Antonio or Sterling owners are the GW winners

            If you own both you are a genius

          10. zotter
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Play greenwood or DCL ?

            1. Dannyb
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Greenwood

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

            Dont know what it is about Sterling but for some reason I really hate when he hauls and I dont own him, more than other players. For that reason Im bringing him in for KDB and capping him 🙂

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I think because with hindsight it was always so obvious. I was so close to doing the move but bottled it.

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Same with me, I think it’s because whenever I’ve had him he’s blanked or been dropped.

            3. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              You like to shoot him down!

          12. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Ings rest now I reckon after that 90.
            People need to remember he’s made of glass

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

              i see what you're doing here

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Serious, don’t think he’s been rotated yet has he?

              2. Utopsis
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Lol

              3. Isco Disco
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Ings (C) locked in

            2. ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Martinez
              TAA AWB Doherty
              KDB Foden Son Mane Fernandes
              Rashford Jimenez

              I have nothing in the bank really but eyeing up Martial/Dilva/Giroud/Pulisic

              Any ideas on the best way?

            3. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              That miss by Rashford cost me 12 points

              1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Congrats

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

              Any idea of City XI? Also need at least one Chelsea attacker - Puli? Anyway, 2ft. Vardy and Mahrez out:

              1) Puli
              2) Willian

              A)Jesus
              B)Giroud

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

                1A

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

                2A

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

              rival 18pts clear now he took out KDB this week. I'm I missing something is it time to get rid of KDB??? Will Pep really rest KDB for the cup? I need every point now should I swap him out for DSilva the. take mins bring in Giroud for Rashford

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I have a feeling about KDB captain this week

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

                  City got second there no need for Pep to put out strong side

                2. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  KDB starting doubts put people off capping, if you cap and he starts could be a great move.

                3. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Just when so many getting rid of him ... typical!

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

              Who’s this player Greenford?

              1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Hahaha I was just laughing at that, she’s lost her head!

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

                Haha who even is she what she doing in studio 😆

              3. Chucky
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                rashwood

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

                How many points did he get & are we overlooking him, mare

            7. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Bottomed, any feedback appreciated

              McCarthy
              TAA Saiss Taylor
              Salah KDB Fernandes Mahrez
              Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

              Pope Egan Saka Tanganga

              A) mahrez and vardy to pulisic and jesus -4
              B) Mahrez and vardy to sterling and giroud -4

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

              Greenford hahahahaha

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

                Nearly choked on my G&at 😉

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

                  G&T

            9. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              If only Rashford be more clinical ...

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Then he wouldnt be average player

                1. Utopsis
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Just lol

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

                Massive green, jumped 51 places!

              3. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Salah to Sterling(C). Chasing imo.

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Salah to outscore sterling this gw

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    I think you’re right

                  2. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Well maybe you re right but both rivals have Salah

                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  I have Salah and Mane, not selling either for Sterling

              4. mr messi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Lose Jimi or Rashford to bring in Jesus or Giroud?

                1. zotter
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Jimi for Jesus

              5. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Ings with 87 minutes then 5 x 90 minute games in a row.

                Surely rested next?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  In case anyone hadn’t noticed

                  1. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Who knows. Im keeping Jimenez

              6. Almathkourq8
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  For Game +36

                  Vardy or Jesus ?

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Jesus I think as Leicester were so horrific

                • rohan
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Salah vs Bruno this GW for captaincy imo. Would go Pulisic or Ings if I had them. City assets unreliable.

                  1. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    I think salah if you can’t get Pulisic

                • Sergeant Slaughter
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Anyone fancy Giroud this week?
                  Tammy played 90, Lampard’s comments suggest some lineup fluidity.

                  1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    For sure !

                  2. Dannyb
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Waiting for early team news

                • zotter
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Trent. Doherty. Aurier (Saiss. Lamptey)
                  Salah. Pulisic c. Kdb. Bruno. Martial
                  DCL. Vardy (greenwood)

                  A. Hold
                  B. Hold but start greenwood
                  C. Vardy to ings
                  D. Vardy to Jesus
                  E. Doherty to Digne
                  F. Martinez. Vardy. To ederson. Ings or Giroud -4. (Have free hit left )

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

                    Play free hit

                    Need more Chelsea and City

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      But getting rid of salah. Martial etc risk no? I’m leading in MLs

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

                        You're not getting rid of them they'll be back...

                        Also Martial doesnt generally score well away