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Fantasy community turns to Fernandes in hour of need

Fantasy Premier League managers are turning to Bruno Fernandes (£11.1m) in their droves, desperate for some rare Gameweek 16 joy.

In a round where Everton and Manchester City are out of action, a number of key personnel were benched in Tuesday’s earlier fixtures and doubt hangs over the upcoming schedule, Fernandes could be the saviour for many.

No player has registered more than his total of seven double-digit hauls making him the second-most transferred-in asset for Gameweek 16.

Predictably, Fernandes starts in the number 10 role for a strong-looking Manchester United side, flanked by first-choice wingers Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.1m) while Edinson Cavani (£7.8m) comes in for Anthony Martial (£8.7m).

Alex Telles (£5.5m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) take the full-back positions off Luke Shaw (£4.8m) and the injured Victor Lindelöf (£4.8m) while it’s a second consecutive start for Eric Bailly (£4.9m) alongside Harry Maguire (£5.4m).

Meanwhile, Nuno Espirito Santo has rung the changes for his Wolves line-up, perhaps handing the advantage to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Romain Saïss (£5.0m), Conor Coady (£4.9m) and Max Kilman (£4.1m) represent the best-possible back-three available to him right now in light of Willy Boly‘s (£5.4m) injury but Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) and Ki-Jana Hoever (£4.4m) are handed the wing-back slots.

Daniel Podence (£5.5m) and Fabio Silva (£5.2m) find themselves on the bench as Nuno hands the centre-forward berth to Pedro Neto (£5.9m), flanked by Vitinha (£4.8m) and Adama Traoré (£6.1m).

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Telles, Maguire, Bailly, Wan-Bissaka; Matic, Pogba; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Kilman; Aït-Nouri, Neves, Moutinho, Hoever; Vitinha, Neto, Traoré.

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1,785 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lukakwho
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    United win 1-0

  2. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Wasn't watching the arsenal game, how bad was saka injury? Doubt for BGW?

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Looked like a sore knock but one that can be walked off, was all smiles on the bench after coming off

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

      hard to say, he was down for a while with a problem with his leg, it looked bad, but then he got up and tried to play on but couldn't

  3. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Sheff Utd on course to beat Derby's record lowest points total (2007-08 season) - they are nowhere near as bad as that team though!

    Very unlucky, maybe worst case of second season syndrome I've ever seen.

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      This or Ipswich

  4. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Taylor and Coufal clean sheets! GFIN!!

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Look again!

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Easy work 😎

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Tell me about it. Didn't even look at the west ham lineup cos Coufal is nailed. Turned the Burnley game off after 8 mins cos it seemed as tho the cleanie was locked on. Did they get any bonus too?

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

          Well Taylor is going to get a nice thigh massage for his work so that's a bonus for him!

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

      Taylor?

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Caylor

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Sigh. Why are we so unlucky...

  5. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Here we come again - Raphinha or Harrison ??

  6. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Desperately desperately need a Fernandes blank here..

  7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    31 from 4, can’t complain 🙂

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Lucky haha, I'm struggling to break 10 points so far lol

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Very lucky indeed 🙂 Dallas, McCarthy, Bamford

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    After having James, KDB, DCL and Taylor in my side

    I've managed to get 38 points from 8 with Salah (C), Bruno and Kane to go

    Huge score for me, would've been even better if Taylor didn't get injured, easily could've been a 9 pointer

    Struijk has saved this GW for me

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

      32 from 6 here with Salah(C), Bruno, Son left. If I can get 50 I’ll be delighted

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      38 with Salah(C) Son Bruno Kane.

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      35 from 6 .... with hopefully Wilson, Salah (c), Bruno and Son to go ...

  9. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Thank everything for Stuart Dallas.

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

      Chillwell to Dallas 2 he’s ago has been great

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Did Justin to Dallas last GW, 3 points for Justin, 18 points for Dallas

  10. Mr. Funny Name
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Calling my Furlong 0 pointer of the bench as a win.

    Could’ve easily been a minus

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

    Please blank Fernades

  12. A girl has no name
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Dallas first on the bench...
    Only way if one of Salah, Roberston, or Son doesn't play.
    Guys, will I get those 12 juicy points?

    1. Lukakwho
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      probably

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Hmmm. Probably if Covid rumours are true

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

    Happy with Raphinha points, but everyone owns Dallas and Bamford

  14. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    What happened to Charlie Taylor?

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

      Suspected hammy.

      1. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Uffff that sucjsssss

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Hammy

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    29 from 8. Meh.

  16. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Spurs game officially off??

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      ?

    2. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Please no...

    3. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Nowhere near

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        BBC reporting it

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          "In doubt"

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Reporting it’s in doubt. Not that it’s off. Stop misinforming.

        3. Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Reporting what exactly, that it's officially off? Of course not

    4. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Not yet.

    5. zotter
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      They probably will because it doesn’t involve unfashionable teams from Lancashire and Yorkshire

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        As in Sheff U had Covid cases too. But Fulham might count more

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

    Wait a second. Kilman starts!

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Shock the one week my rivals need Mitchell and Kilman!

  18. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Sounds that way, according to experts on here.

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Reply fail to showstopper

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      What experts ?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        The “so called” experts

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Or I should say, self proclaimed.

  19. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    No BAPS for Bamford? huh?

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 18 days ago

    What are the OR and Top 10k averages?

  21. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno to Hoever up the points?

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Let's go Holding... What a buy!

  23. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    2 week break on its way

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Hey?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        They just said before the Man Utd game. Looks like a two week break on its way, so make the most of it.

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Could have had a defensive full house of clean sheets had Taylor not got injured!

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Who's your keeper mate?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        McCarthy

  25. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on Watkins to Antonio this week? Or will he be eased back in?

  26. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Thank you Dallas. Your 12 points are much appreciated ... Rise Sir Dallas!

  27. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    FFS Coufal benched, Taylor injured after 9min... ofc both teams keep a CS! Sheit!!

  28. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Did kilman to holding. 3 bp is a nice extra

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      James to Holding for me

  29. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Chilwell > Dallas prior to GW15 has worked out well.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Much like my mitchell -> taylor

  30. Dthinger
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Leno couldn’t make one more save?