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Rashford starts for Man United as FPL managers turn to Fernandes

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) has shrugged off his shoulder injury to make an immediate return to the Manchester United line-up.

He picked up the issue in the Gameweek 8 win at Everton, the international break proving long enough to allow full recovery.

His inclusion on his favoured left-hand side of attacking midfield is likely to please even those who captained Bruno Fernandes (£10.7m), considering that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s outfit tend to do best when their key players are involved.

The Portuguese international is the most captained FPL asset among the top 10,000 managers for Gameweek 9, handed the armband by 28.3% of them.

The fact that Anthony Martial (£8.7m) makes his first home Premier League start since Gameweek 4 is also a positive omen, considering his best Project Restart displays came almost exclusively at Old Trafford.

Like Rashford, Harry Maguire (£5.4m) also overcomes an injury flag to start, in defence alongside Victor Lindelöf (£4.9m) and full-backs Alex Telles (£5.5m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m).

As is to be expected, Fantasy managers remain rather unbothered by what’s on offer at West Bromwich Albion this season.

Backed by 4.7%, non-playing goalkeeper David Button (£4.0m) is their most popular asset, the only one owned by more than 1.4%.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Telles, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, Matić; Rashford, B Fernandes, Mata; Martial.

West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Bartley, Ivanovic, Ajayi, Furlong; Diangana, Gallagher, Sawyers, M Pereira; Grant.

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1,359 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 37 mins ago

    Son on 3 bonus points after after winning goal points?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 27 mins ago

      Yes.

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 26 mins ago

      Nope

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 24 mins ago

      no

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 13 mins ago

        Being added immediately or this rule no more valid?

  2. KAALI_DAAL
      8 days, 36 mins ago

      Had Dier, Kane and Son in this game. Not a bad day.

      Now let's go Bruno Captain!

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 36 mins ago

      Top of the league!!!

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 31 mins ago

        So happy!

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 27 mins ago

        Spud life

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 36 mins ago

      Kame to Vardy - stupid or reasonable plan?

      Have Son also.

      1. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 30 mins ago

        I'm likely doing that move too as a Kane Son owner

      2. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 30 mins ago

        Vardy v Fulham is too good to pass up

      3. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 28 mins ago

        Looks like a downgrade

      4. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 26 mins ago

        I’m doing it

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 35 mins ago

      Fernandes please one time hattrick

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 33 mins ago

        Pretty please!!

    • Manani
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 35 mins ago

      2nd season Jose. Should have never doubted him

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 33 mins ago

        Realy!? You like Mourinho lol

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 30 mins ago

          What's not to like? A true winner@

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 28 mins ago

            Lol
            Most boring football ever

      2. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 33 mins ago

        Fingers crossed

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 35 mins ago

      Bruno is going to tear me a new one here.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 34 mins ago

        *tare

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 33 mins ago

          You were right the first time...

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 29 mins ago

            This

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 34 mins ago

      What a puke of the game 22-4 in shoots for city. I'm sure that Spurs will not win the title after this

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 33 mins ago

        ManCity was useless. Also Lloris played well

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 31 mins ago

          Loris made 1 save haha!

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 30 mins ago

            Well one proper one that wasn’t a tame shot at him

        2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 30 mins ago

          That can say only someone who don't know too much about football or who have complex for decade domination of city. And there was a clear goal for city in the crucial moment.
          Spurs didn't deserved even a point but hopefully on Etihad will be 6-1 for city

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 28 mins ago

            Ah ah ah... oh boy.

          2. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 25 mins ago

            Useless means useless. Attacking and being effective does not mean being efficient.

          3. Noisy Neighbour
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 19 mins ago

            You’re delusional.

      2. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 30 mins ago

        Arguably quite a predictable outcome though. City haven't looked sharp yet this season. And Spurs so well set up to counter against high press teams. With Son and Kane so ruthless, Spurs goals seemed likely.

        Who knows if Spurs will win the league but against the top teams that press hard I reckon they will fair well. They're in contention for sure.

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 29 mins ago

          You are probably kidding. 2 shoots, two goals, very sharp lol

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 28 mins ago

            Exactly my point. Conversion rate of chances very high. How many shots did City have and how many goals did they score?

      3. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 28 mins ago

        City offered very little 2nd half.

        You honestly reckon they deserved to win?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 24 mins ago

          If it was different referee it will be 1-0 for city.

          Now it will be remembered as a huge puke of the game. PL will loose me this season it this boring Spurs football continoue

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 22 mins ago

            How would spurs goals not have been allowed?

            I dont understand.

            1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 20 mins ago

              Referee killed the vibe of the game. Probably gived 10 titles to united as well 🙂

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 15 mins ago

                Killed the vibe?

                Give up.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 34 mins ago

      Lloris 3, Son 2, Dier 1 for bps

      In the three weeks where Son has fallen in price: scores 24, 18 and 10. Not bad!

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 mins ago

        That's the times I sold him. At least the trend is clear.

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 34 mins ago

      What are people who jumped early on Kevin De Blank doing? You’d get 1 more point from owning Bissouma over the last 8 Gameweeks!

      2
      2
      0
      1
      6
      3
      2

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 32 mins ago

        Crazy stats. Still KDB though. I believe they need Aguero back.

      2. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 31 mins ago

        I’m probably waiting with getting City now

      3. MMN
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 30 mins ago

        Keeping for BUR and FUL obvs lol.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 29 mins ago

          Will you captain?

          1. MMN
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 10 hours ago

            Depends on how DCL does today and how things go midweek. Will also need to see how Burnley fair against Palace.

          2. MMN
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 10 hours ago

            And Vardy ... will probably do Kane > Vardy (C).

          3. MMN
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 10 hours ago

            For the Fulham game in GW 11, yes maybe KDB.

    • F4L
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 33 mins ago

      Will be surprised if United managed to score more than 2 here.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 32 mins ago

        Early goal will open WBA. I think Utd will deliver and win this one

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 29 mins ago

          We'll see. Watching United at home vs Chelsea and Arsenal was torture, doesn't matter if the opposition is worse, you have to have the creativity to take advantage.

          And I'm saying this as someone who has owned Rashford and Bruno for 3 GWs now.

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 33 mins ago

      I'm worried about Spurs...

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 30 mins ago

        Nothing makes me happier

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 29 mins ago

        I bet more worried about fact that your center back gets his bum kicked by some young technical mid.

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 27 mins ago

          Thanks guys, feel much better now

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 25 mins ago

            Anytime pal 😉

            1. SackWenger
              • 11 Years
              8 days, 19 mins ago

              Strange lad

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 33 mins ago

      Rash was last minute hit for me. Expect explosion. Come oooon.

      Bruno too.

      Next week is the perfect week to captain Bruno lads.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 25 mins ago

        The opposite for me. Bruno(C) this week. Possibly Rashford(C) next week.

        Players like Rashford and Son are suited to play against Saints.

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 23 mins ago

        Hopefully Telles hail

    • Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 32 mins ago

      I kind of wish I went for Rashford instead of Bruno, but let's see.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 32 mins ago

        That's why I went both

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 30 mins ago

          Major game for you then.

      2. ajay_kl +42
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 31 mins ago

        I have both and enough cash to sell either to Salah soon

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 30 mins ago

          Nice.

          1. ajay_kl +42
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 29 mins ago

            While keeping son and kane. Let's not talk about my defense

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 32 mins ago

      And that referee was blind, robbed a clear goal for city

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 29 mins ago

        Lol

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 25 mins ago

        Can’t be serious

    • SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 32 mins ago

      All those who planned on doing Son > KDB next week, have your plans changed following City's loss or are you going through with that transfer plan?

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 30 mins ago

        Son can punish any defence home or away. I'm setting and forgetting

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 30 mins ago

        Yes. Bruno -> Kdb in gw11 instead of Son

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 32 mins ago

      A) Saiss > Cancelo/Dias
      B) Son > KDB
      C) Both(-4)

      Martinez
      Robbo Chilwell Mitchell*
      Bruno Son Grealish Zaha
      Kane DCL Bamford

      steer soucek saiss* lamptey*

      1. Rocky FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 29 mins ago

        A easy

    • Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 31 mins ago

      Was tempted to do Son > Ziyech this morning but glad I went with my gut. Think I'll keep him even with these tricky games coming up.

    • jay01
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 31 mins ago

      KDB owners what you thinking? Surely City kick on with easy fixtures from here?

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 29 mins ago

        Getting him for Bruno or Ziyech now. Not losing Son

        1. jay01
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 27 mins ago

          I jumped om kdb too early but i will keep for these fixtures now

      2. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 28 mins ago

        He'll get an odd goal from those shots and penalties, but his main trait, and that's unprecedented creativity, that's not there, because others around him.

      3. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 25 mins ago

        If you own you keep, no question.

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 30 mins ago

      Bruno Fernandes about to save many FPL managers' GW.

      Werner(c) fail. Grealish(c) fail. Kane(c) fail.

      Bruno about to punish them.

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 28 mins ago

        D(C)L to be the real punisher tomorrow 😎

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 27 mins ago

          Own DCL, so wouldn't mind some good points from him.

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 27 mins ago

          yea! I also have DCL cap, hatti incoming

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 26 mins ago

          You know it

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 26 mins ago

        Ziyech as well

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 30 mins ago

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22805433

      Told you they wouldnt blank. Ok Kane ONLY got an assist but still no blank

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 27 mins ago

        Incredible prediction, how could anyone have expected the players with record levels of highest goals and assists to blank in FPL?

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 1 min ago

          Well many did predict them to blank so....

      2. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 24 mins ago

        Maybe best if you log off and have a celebratory ham shank mate

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 24 mins ago

          Had one during the game, mate

      3. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 22 mins ago

        One of your comments from before the game is recommending someone get KDB over Son...

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 8 mins ago

          I'd have never told anyone to get rid of Son

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 29 mins ago

      Woo hoo

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 28 mins ago

      Triple spurs went okay. Bruno to save my -8 horror show.

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 27 mins ago

      Are Son and Kane a hold now?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 27 mins ago

        Were they not before?

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 26 mins ago

          One (probably Son) was... not sure whether to keep both

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 23 mins ago

            It's tricky. Son is an easier transfer out in a way, but look at their overall points.

      2. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 23 mins ago

        They should always have been

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 27 mins ago

      Into green arrows with the -8!!!

      From 3.8m to 3.6......

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 mins ago

        :). A -8 = more than 90% chance of a red arrow this game week. Sorry. GL.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 21 mins ago

          What are you on about

          Live green arrow with Bruno cap, cresswell, semado, vardy, zaha dcl bamford still to play

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 19 mins ago

            GL.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 27 mins ago

      Early thoughts for next week? 6.8ITB:

      Martinez
      James | Dallas | Kilman
      Bruno | Son | Rodriguez | Grealish | Soucek
      Kane | DCL

      Steer | Brewster | Mitchell | Lamptey*

      Thinking Soucek to KdB or Sterling?

      Thanks

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 19 mins ago

        Brewster to Vardy?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 17 mins ago

          Hmmm now there’s an idea! Thanks

    • jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 27 mins ago

      Bringing in Reguilón for GW16 might work.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 25 mins ago

        He looks fantastic

    • Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 26 mins ago

      Come on Bruno C. Week going well with Chillwell, Son and Kane so far

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 24 mins ago

        I’ve got Chilwell son and Kane and Bruno captain

        Unfortunately I’ve also got Martinez, Lamptey, Grealish and maupay

        1. Destroyer of teams
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 19 mins ago

          I have 2 of those also

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 26 mins ago

      Got to keep Sterling me thinks, hopefully starts next GW. Transfer to KDB can wait

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 25 mins ago

      -2 frm 2 🙂

      Sold 20 worth of points lol
      (triple Spurs)

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 25 mins ago

        Blimey. I guess you weren’t in here during the week.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 24 mins ago

          Tool 7 days off 🙂

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 22 mins ago

            You’re a took!

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 21 mins ago

              Sorry took *
              Typing too fast this evening.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 days, 16 mins ago

                General consensus was keep (Son) as he scored in the last 5 games against City.

                1. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 13 mins ago

                  General consensus was keep Son because Salah is injured.

                  If Salah fit everybody would have ditch Son lol.

      2. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 24 mins ago

        And guess what I actually don't give a damn. Lot going on I'm my life than fpl.

        Time to enjoy the season come what may.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 24 mins ago

          That’s the spirit

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 23 mins ago

          Too right Jack. I finally got to see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest last week. Mighty show.

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 21 mins ago

            Life's top short to be depressed over fpl. It's a game and ment to be fun. (besides iv won my MLs 4 yrs in a row so time to let someone else win)

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 16 mins ago

            You’re kidding.

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 14 mins ago

              No. Sirius.

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 21 mins ago

          Yeah same mate. Don’t really care these days but do like popping in here.

        4. Utopsis
            8 days, 6 mins ago

            Good man