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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. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Bloody hell my rival getting Kilman and KWP off the bench while I have Taylor Coufal and Lamptey is sickening

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      My rival has raphinha off the bench and I have Harrison reed

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        He probably doesn’t consider you a rival tbf

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          I beat him last season?

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      My rival is Bubz who had Cresswell and Lowton vs my Taylor and Coufal. Gross.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Haha he's on 50 plus already this week isn't he!? So lucky especially going Lowton over Taylor

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          He's having an amazing week. I thought I might be catching up but then he pulls away with stuff like this. Great manager. And lucky.

          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/16578/event/16

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            Deary me that's depressing viewing especially this game week

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      That's amazing! There's someone on every page with a same exact situation.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Haha does he have the same user name as me too, apologies last one

    4. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I was moaning about having Alioski second on the bench when read story that Spurs ( I have Kane(c), Son and Dier) game with Fulham might be at risk.

  2. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Since when was Bailly this good

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Thanks for nothing Bruno. Get the hell out my team.

    1. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Always wondered. Do you practice a lot or were you born a pillock ?

    2. mrmrscott
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Brilliant

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Hahaha

  4. JBG
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Oh just f off Nuno with your boring tactics.

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

    Two points dropped for Wolves here.

  6. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Been so annoyed not getting the Bruno hauls, now I bring him in he blanks.

    Soooo typical...

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

      Your fault

  7. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Do we think it maybe safe to postpone BB to later DGW due to current uncertainty?

  8. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Maguire time wasting at 0-0 home against Wolves, horrendous

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

      still has nightmares about Son's goal no doubt

  9. Davros
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    90 minutes of my life I won’t get back!

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

      Lol..ey!

  10. Davros
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    What happened to Taylor (BUR)?

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      hamstring

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      He watched Wolves play and fell into a coma.

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

      Hulled Pamstring

  11. Alnair
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    F'ing Bruno blanking whenever I own him but getting jammy pens whenever I don't, f'ing plonker.

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Keep him for season and he will haul many times for u..
      Maybe better to blank today unless u capped him..

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Blank. What you talking about?

  12. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    One of the worst GW's in recent memory, my only solace is that it's probably been equally bad for most

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      we're all in the same boat. 30+ is decent, 40+ is a haul currently

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Still my ML leader is on 50 plus with jammy bench points..

  13. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Maguire wasting time??

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Woah that Kilman jam, who's got that Kilman jam, that Kilman jam

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

      Last on bench but may come on if the Spurs game gets cancelled

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

      No one

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Now it's gone gone gone

    4. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Whoops

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Haha love it , I don't own him

  15. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    God I hate players handling the ball! Book him already!

    1. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Stupid as he's wasting time that they need to try and win the game

  16. rnrd
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Just looked at the west Brom - Leeds game. First assist from bamford is obvious but where does the second come from? Alioski goal?

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

      Yeah. They judged that Bamford was shooting when he headed it against the defender.

      1. rnrd
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Wow thanks. I kind of feel lucky as a bamford owner for this one thanks for the info

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

    Should've gone down there Martial

  18. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Wolves with a back line of 5 killing the game off

  19. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Thank goodness

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

    Rash Goal

  21. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    This season is either massive highs or tragic lows.

  22. aborg
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    All Man Utd defenders taking all the bps. Need Kilman to steal at least 1bps.

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Rash G
    Bruno A

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

    Rashford

  25. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Rashford!

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

    Rash G

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

      Bruno A

  27. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Undeserved. Wolves is better team.

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

      What game were you watching?

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

    RASHFORD GET IN!

  29. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno thank god

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Oh absolutely bugger off lol