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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. I Must Break You
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Neither Rashford nor Bruno on bonus. Don't see that every day

  2. Cancelo Culture
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Nasty luck there. I was hoping for a leaving on resent from Kilman but i’ll take the 2pts!

  3. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Wolves deserves this for time wasting

  4. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Should be a OG

    1. Alnair
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It was on target so just stop it

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Erm........no it shouldn’t. Ball was on target

    3. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nah was shot on target, has to be off target to be OG

  5. Bring the Cavalry
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What is Bruno EO?

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    11 captain fails and counting. Bruno (C) ...

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Why do you go for the unlikely captain each week?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I went Salah last week. Look how that went.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mr moaning

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Moaning = "sad insecure attention seeker with no friends "

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          This coming from the moaniest git on this site 😆

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Oh I think that you win that accolade by a country mile.

    3. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just go obvious captain as your shield and use your lower owned players as your sword. That tends to work quite well although I am having a bad season lol

    4. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      So an assist is a fail?
      Mate catch yourself on.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        6 points or less is a captain fail tbh.

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          nah, 3 points or less is a captain fail

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Had more than my share of 2's from captain.
            An assist is an average return.
            A blank is a fail, simple as that.

  7. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    And here I was drafting a comment about being jammy with Kilman. United goal probably my doing.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Huh?

  8. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Taylor to pieters/ lowton sensible? Will obviously wait for more news!

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Big win for United. Poor performance overall but Wolves are not an easy team to beat.

  10. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any chance FPL towers might correct that decision and give Rash the assist on closer inspection??

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      There is nothing to correct

    2. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Don’t think so

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bruno owners are we? You do know Salah could put score him tomorrow?

    3. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      nope

    4. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Shot was on target without the deflection.

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It’s close from the behind Rashford angle but benefit of the doubt should go to striker

  11. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Man Utd is a contender. Incredible!

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I was the minority believing in that

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      This week's contender is next week's relegation candidates. PL 20-21

  12. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I would call Bruno's score a haul this week considering he started and finished the game

  13. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Anguissa coming on from bench if Spurs game is cancelled...

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Err

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      ? Fulham are playing spurs!

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lucky you

  14. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    it will be funny united to become champion. where all this ole haters will go then ?

  15. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who hands saiss his motm now?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bailly was superior.

  16. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I have Kilman.

    ML rival has Bruno (C) and Rashford.

    LOL @ me.

  17. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    if anyone thinks wolves deserved something for playing 8 at the back and riding their luck, they need their head checked.

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Winning that game is a sign of Champions.

    Oles doing his thing!

  19. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Assists don’t get jammier than that... real statement of intent win, this one.

    1. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just shows how poor the league is atm when this shite are up near the top.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Salty.

        1. Das Boot
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Far from Salty, I'm Scottish, support only a Scottish club and don't give a rats arse who wins the league. I have Fernandes in my team so no harm done. it is an observation based on how the league is this year.

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Calling United shite is a bit rich. They’ve looked quality this year bar a few matches. I would say they’re far ahead of where I had them coming into the season. The title challenge will probably fizzle out by March, but top-3 is absolutely on. And there’s nothing wrong with this league. Lots of competition up top is awesome.

            1. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              How is it a bit rich? With the talent they have at their disposal and playing at home against Wolves, win in the 93rd minute with a lucky deflected goal and you call it a statement of intent. Bollocks. Chelsea are poor this year, Arsenal are dire, City are at best normal and Spurs are hit and miss. What are you missing.

          2. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Lol.. if you watch Scottish football, not sure you can call utd shite!

            1. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Pathetic comment.

            2. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              The best manager united have had watched and played in the Scottish league, and your point is?

              1. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                So the current spl is of high enough standard to call utd shite?
                That's the pathetic comment your original one.

                Where do you think rangers or celtic would finish in the Premier league? Doubt they'd even get near top half.

      2. Jurgen Flopp
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Have less salt

  20. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    No BPs for Bruno?

  21. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Slabhead 7 pointer, get in!

  22. NateDogsCats
      1 month, 29 days ago

      For all the crap he gets for his performances (and almost always deserved), I thought Pogba was good today and has actually been a lot better in his most recent games than I've seen for MU, even chasing back and putting in some decent tackles.

      1. Alexis Nonsense
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He's playing for a new contract....at another club

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      All we need is Salah blank and this gameweek is a success

    • acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Ouch
      H2H opponent has Rashford..
      But he dont have Bruno that I have thankfully..

    • GGMU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I even got cs points from Neto 🙂

    • RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Guess 36 points with Salah (c), Mane and Son left is ok so far in this strange GW?

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Better than OK, mate. Assuming Spurs play.

      2. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That's excellent, if you finished on that I think you'd be well ahead of most

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thanks, good to hear and good luck tomorrow!

      3. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        So deserved that! Ffs Wolves are so bad and boring.

      4. Thewonderfulgame
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Any news on city rearranged fixture?
        KDB out for Bruno makes sense I guess regardless

      5. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Indication of what a strange season it is that a team as bad as Man Utd are in the title race.

      6. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ugh on 16 points so far..

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That's a haul for this GW

        2. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          40 here.

        3. Frucke
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          47 here