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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. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Cavani goal ruled out but pen claim

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wolves and shearer on com the perfect cocktail for an early night

  3. dicky2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Martial is such a happy go lucky looking kind of guy, must be a blast at party's.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      You know he’s packing as well

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Haha so miserable isn't he, must be awful playing for United and earning all that money

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ooh.. Pen Utd ?

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Penandes

  6. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Must be Bruno pen

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      What game you watching?

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Uhmmm, the one with Bruno playing? It's live now ...

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Handball?

  8. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Can’t see this being given

  9. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    VAR checking for penalty for Man U

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      And .... dismissed ...

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bruno Pen denied

  11. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    No chance, hand was in natural position

  12. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    That’s a handball

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No, it's not.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      On what planet lmao

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Seen worse given.

  14. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wtf that was a completely fair goal

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    No pen

  16. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Surely that's handball if not a goal?

  17. enourouz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    GW18 question

    If I make a transfer and confirm...then after confirming I go back in and hit the free hit chip....does it save my first confirmed transfer for gw19?

    Or does it consider that first transfer as part of my free hit?

    1. COVID-CASUAL
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Good question! Nobody has asked this before

      • Phlajo
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Doesn't save it

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Haha for the two millionth time

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      The inevitable Bruno pen is arriving?

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Håndball! Wtf!?

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Handball*

    4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ah no pen 🙁

    5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Corner Wolves...

    6. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Looks to me that Wolves will score

    7. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bruno owner and that wasn't a pen

      1. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Give that man a point for his honor!

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bruno blank salah haul locked in

    9. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No pen correct decision for sure

    10. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Saiss xG King.

    11. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Blanknandes here

    12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Saiss header saved by DeGea

    13. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Saiss close

    14. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Please explain to me how that's not a handball? No natural position, moved it towards ball, not very close from shooter...

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        There was a deflection

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Of another player, not the same one...

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Hahaha... welcome to the PL

      3. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Utd fan here...

        No way that’s a penalty. Watched it from maybe 4 angles. Retired ref and both commentators all agree

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Great explanation why it's not a penalty....

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            What is there to explain? It wasn’t intentional, his hands by his side and he’s on the turn

      4. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Deflection + where should his hand be?

      5. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        How is that not a natural position? His arm is literally down and not out at all, it slightly comes out as he turns/adjusts but again that's just natural because it was deflected. Looks worse than it is

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          He moves it towards the ball, doesn't matter why he does it, rules state penalty.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            If he moved it into an unnatural position then it's a penalty, everything he did was natural and it was barely extended