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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. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    this has 1-0 wolves written all over it

  2. Party time
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Cavani is a perfect example of a donkey in Manchester

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks, I was just trying to think of one.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Podence in trouble.

  4. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Hoever is cleaning up everything back there.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Nice

    • Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      It feels like Wolves are always on this late slot. TV companies must really hate us.

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Burnley and WBA always get the 6pm Monday slot

        1. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Should be the 6 am spot 🙂

      2. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        One reason Wolves go under the radar imo. Still quite an underrated team considering their recent achievements.

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Can't believe I used to like Wolves. Hands down the most boring team in a league that includes Sheff Utd, Burnley and Brighton.

        1. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Boring at the minute because no goal threat without Jimi

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Even with they were often a touch boring.

          2. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            With Jimi they're just as boring.

      4. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Good relaxing wind down before bed.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Jesus christ podence is annoying. What an absolute baby

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Short man mentality

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Not really. He doesnt try to be a big man, on the contrary he seems to embrace being a little wuss.

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Haha I think this about half the players in the prem these days

    • Kane and Ablett
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Would I rather Spurs Fulham goes ahead when I have Kane, Dier and Son or bank the six points on my bench from Soucek and Romeu?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          LOL

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Haha

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno Pen Imminent

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        On livefpl it reads

        32 cup qualify:25?

        1. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          You've qualified as it stands then.

        2. COUFAL SO GOOD
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Your live points are 32, 25 needed for cup qualification

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks guys.

        3. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Does the qualification count hits?

          Livefpl shows qualification as 28 but I’m on 28 (-4) but shows me as 28

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Hits don't count for qualification

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks Ragabolly!

              All comes down to the Spurs match now for me.

              Not that this cup really matters!?

        4. Top Dog
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Cup qual now up to 28, going to be squeaky bum time for me

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        This game has 0-0 written all over it.

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Martial ignoring Bruno's instructions

        1. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Don't really rate him. Runs way too hot and cold imo

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno just not quite ‘on it’ today... hence Utd just not at the races either. They are just too reliant on him

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          He missed a very easy chance which would have meant 3 baps and a decent score

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            That’s not really his point though

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Yep, and that finish from Bruno forms part of the assessment that Bruno is not on it today. His passing isn’t there either.

            He’s probably knackered from carrying Utd on his back

        2. liner
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          He is tired. Ole prob plays him even in U23 matches

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Its because he has to carry Pogba on his shoulders

      • Bounce
          4 months, 15 days ago

          People with Bruno (c) and (vc) in tears.

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            why?

            1. Bounce
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Blanking

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Any Bruno captainers about? Didn't see many on here

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 15 days ago

              There was one clown claiming how most on here have missed the obvious pick

            2. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Yeah, but only cos I captained KDB and Bruno is my vice

            3. COUFAL SO GOOD
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              They will reveal themselves when bruno scores the inevitable penalty

          3. ...al
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Pogba is trash. Lack of urgency is infuriating never mind his lack of a strong tackle

          4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Saiss no where near the Bonus points. The 2 missed chances hurting him

          5. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            5 at the back anyone?

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

              I'd settle for 5 total players 😆

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              My back five looked great a few days ago Lamptey Coufal Dallas KWP Taylor.....

          6. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            This Wolves bus parking is unbelievable. Gonna take a mistake or screamer to get a goal.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Two boring counter relying teams.

            2. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Or a pen

          7. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Guys, how Antonio played tonight? If he's finally back, he would be great pick for dgw19.

          8. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Time for Bruno penalty imo

          9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Neto fail

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              3 points is a haul this week

            2. Orion
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Surely starts the next one

          10. Footieboot
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Fabio Silva looks stoned

              1. COUFAL SO GOOD
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Haha

              2. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Looks like a teenage girl from the 1980s

              3. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Looks like he plays for The Strokes

            • Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Going from the West Ham game into this, not the most enthralling night of football

            • JBG
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              How do Wolves fans stay awake every match? I remember falling asleep twice during LVGs Era at Utd.

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

              Neto cleanie locked

            • HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              This post might age poorly but Rashford on track for 8th consecutive blank at home this season

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Haha had a feeling this would backfire!

            • Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 15 days ago

              This is becoming a recurring theme with bruno whever he plays with pogba

              Looking just as ineffective as the shu game from and fpl point of view

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                How bad has Pogba been lol

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Big issue in terms of captaincy, you'll have to predict when Pogba will or won't start if you want to give Bruno the armband

            • COVID-CASUAL
                4 months, 15 days ago

                I bought Kilman right after his last CS and have likely sold him just before his next one. Good timing.

              • cyberspace
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Well after all the hauls and this gw looking like a seriously low scoring one, I'll take 3 points.

                • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Cavani offside goal