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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. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    This week is just crazy! Even var going against a united handball pen

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Every ball Martial touches goes to sh!t

  3. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    The amount of people on here who don’t know the rules of FPL or real football is staggering

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I know real football, 7 points for a touchdown.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        ‘Football’ for a game that is mostly handball?

        1. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          "Handball" was taken by two sports already...

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Egg chucking then

            1. All Hail K
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              I like it!

      2. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        It's 6 points for a touchdown.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Hahaha

        2. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I know. Won $130 thanks to the Bills last night.

    2. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Right so if I save in 17 and bench boost in 18...

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        You end up with 4FTs. Little-known fact. 😉

  4. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Bruno captainers and vice captainers are in tears.

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    That's a goal what the utter heck is that

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    That is the right decision.

    Frustrating for teams who had similar decisions given against them at the start of the season though.

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone reckon Mitchell starts v the Blades? Or just a one off to rest PVA?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Well every Palace fan hopes he plays and he was their MOTM agains Lei, but who knows what will Roy do.

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Good chance IMO.

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    WTF?
    Mini league leader hauling with DDG and Holding

    Typical

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Neto, Coady and Saiss on my rival's bench. All coming in

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Not sure 9pts can be considered a haul.

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Patricio YC

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Rui YC

  11. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Would love to see Mata come on here.

  12. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Incoming penalty for United

    1. Gangster Panda
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      ...if only to help me break 20 points this gameweek.

  13. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Do people here really feel wolves are boring?
    I like watching them...

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      You probably like watching paint dry as well I bet.

    2. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 25 days ago

      This is as dull as Spurs Wolves , I was blaming Mourinho at the time

  14. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Man Utd are such an odd team. So good away from home but here I am again watching a game at Old Trafford literally watching paint dry. Only Leeds who play an attacking game regardless of opposition it seems have allowed them to score goals.

  15. JBG
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Wow... Time-wasting in the 73min, great entertainment Wolves.

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      The PL is about points not entertainment . Pulis teams were time wasting from the first minute.

  16. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    This has 0-0 written all over it. Right, jinx now implanted. Bruno, over to you.

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    What a boring gameweek

    This game is a real timewaste

    1. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      It's such a shame, Christmas is my favourite FPL period and this has been a massive anticlimax.

  18. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    A Kilman clean sheet will make me puke, rival getting him and KWP for Cancelo and Coufal

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      One year I had a rival get his sub keeper off the bench... with 2 peno saves, a clean sheet, and 3 bps.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        That is ridiculous!

        I'm getting Coufal Brewster for KDB DCL

        1. Clintymints
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Jamal Lewis in for KdB for me

          R.i.p

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    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I'm hoping the opposite.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      You don’t own any Spuds?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Why would I? Worst xG in the league apart from WBA over their last 4. Horrible

    3. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Ok

    4. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Why doesn’t that make any sense to me?

    5. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Oh dear. You were having a go at me for talking about a transfer on a fantasy football website.

      And this is what you contribute? Wishing Covid on people cos you’ve had a bad week. Pathetic and cringeworthy

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        That’s a terrible inference. Read it again

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Best lamptey replacement? 4.8 in the coffers

    Other def James, Taylor, Dallas, cressy

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      HOOOOOOOOOOLDINGGG%GHHHH!

    2. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Dallas

      1. COUFAL SO GOOD
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        My bad, get Kwp

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Pogba SOT

  22. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Pogba wasting Bruno A

  23. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Think Johnstone can get dropped ?

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      drop their player of the season so far?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Haha cheers

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Nah, has more saves than any other keeper in Europe's top leagues this season

    3. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Big Sam's going to have another chat with the boys. He'll sort them out.

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      No way mate, one of those games tonight, they’ll be back

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Thanks all

  24. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    You know the game’s been shite when Maguire gets BAPS

  25. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Just scanned my MLs. I have four players in the Spurs game tomorrow. Most rivals have two or three. There's still an upside to a cancellation because I'd bet on my planning around the resulting DGW being worth more than the maximum 8 points Dier and Anguissa are going to get me.

    1. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      ML Rivals have Son & Kane, I have Son & Lookman (off the bench), hoping it gets called off

  26. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Out of interest if you had to bring in a 4.0 keeper now, who would you opt for?

    Button?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

    2. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Does the back up for your starting Gk priced @4.0?

      1. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Can be risky if it means 3 players from the same team. Hampers getting two outfield players.

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Steele is on the bench ahead of Button. I'd just go with the one least likely to fall to 3.9.

    4. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yea backup keeper priced at 4 mil. I've Martinez as the main keeper, so I'd like to swap Steer, to get Davis in up top for 4.3 to save .1

      I've 2ft and likely FH next week, so using the transfer to get a keeper in for a non Villa team

    5. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Button, yes.

    6. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Thx chaps

  27. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Best Wolves defender?

  28. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Fabio Borges has Maguire

  29. Footieboot
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Is Amazon so delayed all the time? So annoying.

  30. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Saiss