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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
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son on 3 bonus points after after winning goal points?

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

      Yes.

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nope

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      no

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Being added immediately or this rule no more valid?

  2. KAALI_DAAL
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Top of the league!!!

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        So happy!

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Spud life

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kame to Vardy - stupid or reasonable plan?

      Have Son also.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

      2. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Vardy v Fulham is too good to pass up

      3. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Looks like a downgrade

      4. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I’m doing it

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Fernandes please one time hattrick

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Pretty please!!

    • Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      2nd season Jose. Should have never doubted him

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Realy!? You like Mourinho lol

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What's not to like? A true winner@

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Lol
            Most boring football ever

      2. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Fingers crossed

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno is going to tear me a new one here.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        *tare

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You were right the first time...

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            This

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        ManCity was useless. Also Lloris played well

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Loris made 1 save haha!

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

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

        2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days 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
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Ah ah ah... oh boy.

          2. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

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

          3. Noisy Neighbour
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            You’re delusional.

      2. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

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

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        City offered very little 2nd half.

        You honestly reckon they deserved to win?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days 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
            1 month, 27 days ago

            How would spurs goals not have been allowed?

            I dont understand.

            1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days 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
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Killed the vibe?

                Give up.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

      2. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I’m probably waiting with getting City now

      3. MMN
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Keeping for BUR and FUL obvs lol.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Will you captain?

          1. MMN
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days 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
            1 month, 26 days ago

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

          3. MMN
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

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

    • F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm worried about Spurs...

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Nothing makes me happier

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks guys, feel much better now

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Anytime pal 😉

            1. SackWenger
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Strange lad

    • Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hopefully Telles hail

    • Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        That's why I went both

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Major game for you then.

      2. ajay_kl +42
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nice.

          1. ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

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

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

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

        Lol

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Can’t be serious

    • SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes. Bruno -> Kdb in gw11 instead of Son

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A easy

    • Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Getting him for Bruno or Ziyech now. Not losing Son

        1. jay01
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

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

      2. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        If you own you keep, no question.

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

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

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

          yea! I also have DCL cap, hatti incoming

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You know it

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ziyech as well

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

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

      2. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Had one during the game, mate

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

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

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

      Woo hoo

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Are Son and Kane a hold now?

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

        Were they not before?

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

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

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

        They should always have been

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Into green arrows with the -8!!!

      From 3.8m to 3.6......

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days 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
            1 month, 27 days ago

            GL.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Brewster to Vardy?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hmmm now there’s an idea! Thanks

    • jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bringing in Reguilón for GW16 might work.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He looks fantastic

    • Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I have 2 of those also

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      -2 frm 2 🙂

      Sold 20 worth of points lol
      (triple Spurs)

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

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

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Tool 7 days off 🙂

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

            You’re a took!

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Sorry took *
              Typing too fast this evening.

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

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

                1. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That’s the spirit

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days 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
            1 month, 27 days 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
            1 month, 27 days ago

            You’re kidding.

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              No. Sirius.

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

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

        4. Utopsis
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Good man