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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. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Salah cap kane vc..
    Hope both game goes ahead but atleast one...

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Same two for me

  2. RubeRx
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    For which goal did Bamford get a 2nd assist?

    Harrison’s goal and?

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Rodrigo I think

      1. Begbie.
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        That was Klich.

        I think they're giving him the Alioski assist.

      2. RubeRx
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Klich assist on that goal

    2. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Alioski's

    3. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Alioski

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Alioski

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Alioski.

      Rebound assist.

    6. MMN
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      The first goal. Alioski?

  3. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Lamptey to Holding is about the only redeeming feature of this horrible GW. Although, I do appreciate that many on here have had it even worse and I really feel for them.

    What more good news is on its way tomorrow?

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Looks nailed on for a 0-0 this. Need a Bruno haul as my captain

  5. Begbie.
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Podence has t-rex arms

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Squashed pickford

  6. MMN
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    2 FT & 2m ITB. FHing in 19. Assuming only Chelsea City off, any early thoughts? Will wait till Friday before pulling the trigger in case of other changes ...

    A) Taylor & McCarthy > Holding & Guaita (plays in 18 and good fixtures till GW 25 WC)
    B) Taylor & Kilman > Holding & Keane
    C) Any other suggestions?

    McCarthy
    Zouma, Cancelo, Taylor
    Salah (C), Son, Zaha, Graelish
    Kane, Bamford, Wilson

    Forster, Stones, Kilman, Reiderwald

  7. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Man Utd spent £160m on Shaw, Maguire and Wan Bisakka.

    Absolute banter.

    1. Lukakwho
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      In today’s market I’d argue Shaw and Wan Bissaka weren’t bad business.

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Plus the price doubles as soon as United are interested.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        He can’t play football.

      3. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Neither good enough to satisfy the glory hunters

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I would want 50p change from that minimum.

    3. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Shaw & AWB are ok I think, ripped off with the Maguire deal not even worth one-fourth of what was paid

    4. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      AWB is fab and well worth the transfer fee

    5. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      3 decent players!? All English too which comes at a premium (for some reason)... don’t see the problem

    6. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      And they significantly improved the Team. AWB is a fantastic defender.

  8. thetommy14
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Vitinha looks like Neto got confused there for a sec

  9. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    My ml rival has 50 points almost and I'm on 22 lol

    1. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      We don't care.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Id stop responding to his comments

    2. Casual Player
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Can you get your ML rival to post here, seems like he’d make some more worthwhile contributions?

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Pick players who score more points then

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          This guy is hated more than Brosstan

          1. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 22 days ago

            Debatable although this one is a proven liar .

      • Pumpy
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        You should find another hobby. One you are good at

      • COUFAL SO GOOD
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        How old is this fudgy guy?

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          My guess is 20 with a mind of 10 year old.

        2. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          6 next month

        3. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          No he's a grown man with kids and a wife

    3. Casual Player
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Wake up, check FPL See Taylor injury, start looking at possible transfer targets. Then check the news, read they might cancel Spurs and/or pause the entire league. Which probably makes sense. But I did just waste 10 minutes thinking about a 4.5 DEF to bring in for nothing. Plus I got Kane this week. It’s not fair to expect me to play a free game in these circumstances, will delete my team later today.

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Go back to sleep

          1. Casual Player
              9 months, 22 days ago

              I would but my damn wiener kids woke me up and now they want food

          2. COUFAL SO GOOD
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 22 days ago

            No you won't

            1. Casual Player
                9 months, 22 days ago

                Oh yeah?

            2. Dannyb
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 22 days ago

              Right'o

            3. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 22 days ago

              Fudgy there's no need to make a second account

              1. Here's Tom with the We…
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 22 days ago

                Let me know when you delete your team. I’ll be right over here, on the edge of my seat.

                1. Casual Player
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Don’t fall off. The hospitals are full

                2. Casual Player
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Don’t get me started on my ML rival being over 9000pts ahead of me.

                3. Casual Player
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    So based on replies I see jokes don’t work here hey?

                4. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 22 days ago

                  Can anyone think of a worse fullback in the league at attacking than Wan Bisakka

                  1. Dannyb
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Nope

                  2. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    He's actually shockingly bad going forward. Still though he's solid enough defensively. United have lacked a solid RB for a good while.

                  3. Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Walker

                  4. aleksaa2
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Joel Ward

                5. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 22 days ago

                  Score already United. Some jambags are going to get a Kilman cleanie off the bench 🙁

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Main rival getting Kilman, United won't score

                    1. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Ah SS, you're killing us with your bad luck lately 😆

                      1. Super Saints
                        • 5 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        It's honestly unreal!

                  2. Konstaapeli
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Would love it!

                6. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 22 days ago

                  Banter when Liverpool Newcastle gets called off while Spurs beat Fulham 5-0.

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    No chance of pool being called off. Newc and pool the least hit sides

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Who cares anymore

                  3. acidicleo
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Salah (c) Robbo Kane (vc) Son here...
                    Crucial day tomorrow
                    Hope both go ahead..

                  4. Neevesy
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Oh yeah such 'Banter'. You Bantersauras, you.

                7. Nightcrawler
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 22 days ago

                  How many would u be left down to if Spurs Game is called off?

                  9 here

                  1. Forza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    10 if Salah and Robbo play.

                  2. Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    8

                  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    9 too

                  4. Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    KDB DCL Coufal Lamptey and Taylor kind off missing for me

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Same here except Dias for Lamptey
                      Robbo Salah left

                  5. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Can field 11 with Mitchell and Bissouma off the bench

                  6. Salarrivederci
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    10 if all of Robertson, TAA and Salah plays. Got Son too, but Mitchell and Brewster already coming in for Coufal and Welbeck.

                  7. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Including other no shows?

                    8 as Kane, Son and Dias also
                    Plus you could add a bit for my first bench player being Coufal 😆

                8. Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 22 days ago

                  FPL is a very bad joke,

                  Me: Bruno captain
                  Rival: Kilman 3rd on bench coming in

                  1. Nimby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Is the game over?

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      May as well be, both teams look awful

                      1. Party time
                          9 months, 22 days ago

                          Should have told me you were gonna capt Bruno

                          1. Super Saints
                            • 5 Years
                            9 months, 22 days ago

                            Haha apologies, everyone would have sold him for a hit if I had mentioned it

                  2. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    My God do Wolves play some boring football.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Nunos style

                      1. JBG
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        Dyche would be proud.

                    2. Granville
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      It's absolutely dreadful.

                    3. All Hail K
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Yes, turned the channel to watch my Fantasy Bowling players.

                    4. Nightcrawler
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      So one dimensional

                  3. Hryszko
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Burke replacement...

                    Who’s my best bet? 4.7m max?

                  4. Right In The Stanchion
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    1 home win in 8 PL games.

                    Pathetic

                  5. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Bench boost 19 hopes look as good as dead now with Taylor and James both laid up and 2nd keeper + lamptey to sort out

                    1. Konstaapeli
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Hit your way trough it!

                      1. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        Still tempted to do this considering most will be taking hits to remove these players anyway

                    2. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Starting to think it’s better to wait until next dgw as who knows what late call offs we might get in 19

                      1. tisza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        Keeping an open mind on it now. There's still a 2nd WC.

                  6. Dannyb
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Really hope Bailly can stay fit, we look so much better with him.

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      You actually do but he won't stay fit

                  7. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Surprising that people still continue to respond to certain trolls on here. 5 seconds of one's life that they'll never get back

                    1. Pumpy
                      • 12 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Fudgy the clown?

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        And more, we all know who they are

                      2. Pumpy
                        • 12 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        Oh sorry...bear

                  8. Pedram
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Sorry Bruno owners, i captained him this week.

                  9. have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Wolves are shite, wheres my Bruno haul??

                  10. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Martial inc.

                    Congrats Kilman owners.

                  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Martial bench points incoming

                  12. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Tony inbound

                  13. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    This game is so bad

                  14. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Martial on Greenwood off

                  15. Mr-Inbetween
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 22 days ago

                    Think I already know the answer but could someone confirm...
                    If activating free hit chip with 2 free transfers will I be back at 1 transfer in the following gameweek?

                    1. ‘Tis the Season
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      After 9 years, seriously!

                      1. Mr-Inbetween
                        • 10 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        Haha, I'm gonna take that as a yes!

                  16. Footieboot
                      9 months, 22 days ago

                      Is there any official source claiming Spurs-Fulham is possibly canceled? Can't believe it how unlucky this is.

                      1. Pumpy
                        • 12 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        Depends on results of the outstanding tests

                      2. BIG TONES
                        • 7 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        No. google . com if you want to check moving forward

                      3. Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        Stop being lazy and just google it

                      4. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 months, 22 days ago

                        No.

                        Just relax.

                        Newcastle and City both had multiple cases and training facilities closed so they couldn't prepare. I don't see that for Fulham unless something dramatic changes.