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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
    6 months, 26 days ago

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

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Every ball Martial touches goes to sh!t

  3. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 26 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
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I know real football, 7 points for a touchdown.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        ‘Football’ for a game that is mostly handball?

        1. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

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

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Egg chucking then

            1. All Hail K
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              I like it!

      2. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        It's 6 points for a touchdown.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Hahaha

        2. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

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

    2. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

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

  4. Bounce
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Bruno captainers and vice captainers are in tears.

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 26 days ago

      That's a goal what the utter heck is that

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      That is the right decision.

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

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 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
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Good chance IMO.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      WTF?
      Mini league leader hauling with DDG and Holding

      Typical

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

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

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Not sure 9pts can be considered a haul.

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Patricio YC

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Rui YC

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Would love to see Mata come on here.

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Incoming penalty for United

      1. Gangster Panda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

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

    • acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        You probably like watching paint dry as well I bet.

      2. Kane and Ablett
          6 months, 26 days ago

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

      3. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 26 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.

      4. JBG
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

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

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

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

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

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

      6. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        What a boring gameweek

        This game is a real timewaste

        1. Hect.OR 98th
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

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

      7. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

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

        1. Clintymints
          • 12 Years
          6 months, 26 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
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            That is ridiculous!

            I'm getting Coufal Brewster for KDB DCL

            1. Clintymints
              • 12 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Jamal Lewis in for KdB for me

              R.i.p

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        1. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          I'm hoping the opposite.

        2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          You don’t own any Spuds?

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

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

        3. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Ok

        4. Kane and Ablett
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Why doesn’t that make any sense to me?

          • thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 26 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
              6 months, 26 days ago

              That’s a terrible inference. Read it again

        5. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Best lamptey replacement? 4.8 in the coffers

          Other def James, Taylor, Dallas, cressy

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            HOOOOOOOOOOLDINGGG%GHHHH!

          2. COUFAL SO GOOD
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Dallas

            1. COUFAL SO GOOD
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              My bad, get Kwp

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Pogba SOT

        7. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Pogba wasting Bruno A

        8. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Think Johnstone can get dropped ?

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            drop their player of the season so far?

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Haha cheers

          2. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 26 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
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 26 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
            6 months, 26 days ago

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

          5. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks all

        9. ‘Tis the Season
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

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

        10. Hect.OR 98th
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 26 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. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

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

        11. Clintymints
          • 12 Years
          6 months, 26 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
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Yes

          2. Canadian Football
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

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

            1. Hect.OR 98th
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 26 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
            6 months, 26 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
            6 months, 26 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
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Button, yes.

          6. Clintymints
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Thx chaps

        12. jimmy.floyd
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Best Wolves defender?

        13. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Fabio Borges has Maguire

        14. Footieboot
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Is Amazon so delayed all the time? So annoying.

          • Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Saiss