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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. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    LOL @ De Gea time wasting at home against bloody Wolves.

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    DDG runs into brick wall, Traoré 🙂

  3. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    With covid (and that taylor injury) I’m starting to think a BB19 might be risky

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      FPL is risky.

    2. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Same. Also own Balbuena

    3. KUN+10
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      FH is the chip to use...IMHO

  4. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    DDG literally bouncing off Traore hahahah

  5. Alnair
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Now DDG wasting time for Wolves

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

    Embarassing stuff from De Gea.

  7. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    DDG bouncing off adama like he's been hit by a freight train.

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

    Bruno time!

  9. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Will settle for a Bruno assist at this stage

  10. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    The goal of the GW is to qualify for the Cup.

    Currently on 22 with Salah (C), TAA, Robertson & potentially Son to go. How should I feel? 😀

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Who gives a turd about the cup? 😉

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Think I'll win it this year.
        Need to qualify though.

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 2 days ago

          GL!!!

  11. Ode
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Dias, Cancelo and Stones all over 95.0 on fplstatistics despite covid

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      they should be flagged

  12. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Imagine bench boosting this week!

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

      Your second goalie points would be about it. 🙂

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Forster here so wouldn’t have any lol

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

    Give us a pen already 🙁

  14. Alnair
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Coady again getting away with it the lucky donk

  15. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Traore is one of the worst players i've ever seen

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      You haven't watched Brighton and Sheff Utd then.

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Every Brighton and Sheffield player is better than this brainless chicken

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      So overrated

  16. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Coady 2nd save.

  17. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno is such a cheat isn’t he. He needs to find a way to get a pen. 5mns left...

  18. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno is as bad a sportsman as Luis Suarez.

    Diving and cheating all day long.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Been watching videos of Harry Kane I think 🙂

  19. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno what good acting...

  20. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Hard to watch that diving cheat.. does anyone actually enjoy his style and antics?

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Very much

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Just like Salah

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 2 days ago

          Salah doesn’t carry on like a pork chop over the slightest contact

          1. Podge
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 2 days ago

            Can you keep a straight face saying that ?

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

      Vile isn't he

    3. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Richarlison?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Just good old fashioned leg break attempts from him

  21. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    What a poor quality match.

  22. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Saiss nailed again and worth considering?

    Next 5 aren't the worst: bha, EVE, WBA, che, cp

  23. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    can united petition the FA to play all their games away from OT?

  24. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Christmas FPL in 2020 has been a let-down.

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

    BPS as it stands
    DDG 30
    Bailly 30
    Maguire 28
    Kilman 26

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Says it all really

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

        Yup

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

    Semedo might be back up soon.

  27. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    We need to get rid of all the French waste in United...

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

      Yes we do

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      qu'est-ce que c'est?

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        ..that it is

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Do you just mean Pogba?

  28. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Another 3 points for my boys this evening!!!

  29. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    The best Wolves defender?

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

      Kilman!

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

    Bruno finished