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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Coufal over creswell has proved costly

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Hopefully pays off for the double.

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Not as much as Taylor over Dallas 🙁

  2. Wizardh
      5 months, 22 days ago

      36 with Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Firmino, Robbo and Dier to go. Not disappointed but not very satisfied still..

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Pathetic attempt at a disguised brag.

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Subtle as a brick 😀

        2. Wizardh
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Not at all

        3. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          If you’re gonna brag, at least post when you have a bad week also.

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 22 days ago

            This

        4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Tidy stuff! 33 with Salah(C), Son, Robertson, C.Wilson, Fernandes & Lookman to go

          1. Wizardh
              5 months, 22 days ago

              GL bro!

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            47 (if baps stay as they are) with Bruno, Trent and Salah(c) to go. CLANG! 🙂

          3. Joey Tribbiani
              5 months, 22 days ago

              wow

            • Karhumies
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              Same 5 players remaining but no Dier and only 28 points, so you are beating me by 8 + Dier this GW.

          4. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Pope and Taylor was a blast from the past combination in my wc but Taylor was unlucky.

          5. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            Misleading article as non cappers want Bruno to blank

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 22 days ago

              Actually I think his EO is less than 100% at least at my rank. And I would like a haul too just in case Liverpool game is called off. Bruno is my VC.

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 22 days ago

                Barely less than 100 but when factoring in assist points it's likely a red arrow for non cappers

              2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 22 days ago

                This. Bruno VC and Salah captain. If Liverpool and or Spurs matched called off, then this could be a very welcome silver lining as many will end up with no captains at all.

            2. Wizardh
                5 months, 22 days ago

                Really? Never understood this, so I should root for his blank?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  If you didn't cap him, yes

              • Tango74
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  I don’t want my vc to blank

                  What happens if my captain Salah game gets called off

                • TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  I'm a non-capper and would love a healthy serving of points off Bruno

                • Top Dog
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  Incorrect

                • Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  At this rate we all just want some points 😆

              • tiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 22 days ago

                Leeds are a lovely giving team...thank you Bielsa's Boys

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeah the best addition to the Prem in a long time

                  1. Wizardh
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Yes

                    • Konstaapeli
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Absolutely

                  2. Mac90
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Admire Bielsa sticking with attacking strat even after beaten badly by ManUnited. Hopefully Leeds end up in upper half

                  3. Bielsa Murderball
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      cheers 🙂

                  4. aborg
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    I really need Kilman to do something special as I only have his points coming off the bench together with that of Jorginho out of my 3 players that did not play today.

                  5. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Ohh ffs, don’t tell me shearer has become a commentator? Sooner listen to white noise

                  6. HippY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Bit gutted I went Meslier and Taylor over the Southampton double def, but it's only 7 points lost I guess.

                    23 from 5. Triple Spurs though but 8 points coming off the bench at worst case.

                  7. bialk
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Where is my Coufal CS?

                    1. tiger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      His new baby did a poo on it I think

                  8. Konstaapeli
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    Kilman haul from the bench! Let's go!

                  9. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 22 days ago

                    A complete mess of a GW, apart from the Leeds boys who everyone own.

                    Those Taylor & Coufal CS’ will bring a massive boost to the GW rank 😎

                    1. thischarmingman
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      10% own Dallas and Bamford - it’s pretty good for those who do

                      1. Konstaapeli
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Yay!

                      2. dshv
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Yes sir

                    2. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Raphinha 1.6% owned
                      Alioski 2.2%
                      Dallas 13%

                      Only Bamford is hugely owned

                  10. cm790
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Very happy I took a chance and transferred in Saka and Bellerin on the back of the Chelsea performance.

                    • S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 22 days ago

                      Cruel game. Taylor off injured and Coufal no show and both of their teams end up with cs 🙁

                      1. The Pesci challenge
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        I know, this game is a cruel mistress

                      2. Kudo Warrior
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Was Taylors injury bad? Hammy is usually a few weeks at best 🙁

                      3. Tango74
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Same and Adams lol

                          It’s the Antonio bandwagon now

                        • Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Yup. I can only assume I pi55ed in someone’s milk in a former life

                      4. Daniel Jebbison
                        • 11 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Please fantasy gods let the spurs game happen

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Yes. KDB and Kane massive differentials in my ML. KDB no show. Cannot afford one for Kane now!

                      5. Rolls-Royce
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        From 1-10, how likely is the Spurs game postponement?

                        1. Bubz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          8

                          1. Bobby
                            • 11 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            If in talks with premier league, its a near certainty

                            1. Bobby
                              • 11 Years
                              5 months, 22 days ago

                              (So 9)

                        2. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Around 50% so 5.

                        3. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          8.75
                          There is a warning now, MCI cancellation came out of the blue

                        4. how now brown cow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          I think city and Newcastle games have been about training ground closures as much as anything.

                          I don't see fulham falls into the category.

                      6. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Shearer sounds like a lawnmower at 7am

                        1. Original Pirate Material
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Lol

                        2. Duke Silver ☑
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          😆

                      7. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        WBA next for Arsenal....more Boom Saka Laca on the way!

                        1. NIKO.
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          And more meltdown when you lose your next game

                        2. HonestBlatter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Saka injured?

                      8. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Fielding a full playing 11 with a bench of Brewster, Kilman & Mitchell in a gameweek when I needed all of my subs is my biggest achievement in FPL!!

                      9. Salan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Still hope Bruno have 10+ pts.

                      10. Bookkeeper
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        leaked LFC team doing the rounds, Salah benched. let's hope it's inaccurate like last week.

                        1. Bubz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          That would be strange

                          1. Duke Silver ☑
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Yeah that would make very little sense unless he was carrying an injury. He got his rest vs Palace.

                        2. TimoTime
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Source?

                        3. Daniel Jebbison
                          • 11 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          ahhahaa. no chance

                        4. Scholes Out Forever
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          same source revealed the Queen has resigned and Africa has frozen over

                      11. Inazuma X1
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 22 days ago

                        Boly not even on the bench, injured?

                        1. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Been out of favour recently.

                        2. Joey Tribbiani
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            pretty sure injured last game

                        3. Kudo Warrior
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          So is Kilman starting again now? What about Mitchell?

                          Looking for a cheap D starter!

                          1. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            This GW is rotation-land.

                          2. Revival
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Benefiting from Xmas rotation but neither starters going forward

                          3. Kudo Warrior
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            thnx guys

                        4. Shark Team
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Chose Balbuena over Dallas to be able to get Taylor for his sure clean sheet this gw and this is how it ended...

                        5. Sun Jihai
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Is Dallas this season's Lundstram?

                          1. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Clearly not

                          2. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Nah, there’s just something different about a 4.0m asset doing what Lundstram did.

                        6. Hybrid.power
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Friendly reminder that at the end of the day, this is just a game. Try not let it get to you too much.

                          1. Duke Silver ☑
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            But where is my Lukaku assist? 🙁

                        7. Revival
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Traore hasn't scored for a full year now.
                          Let that sink in!

                          1. Hybrid.power
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            I'm not letting that sink in, not after what it did last time.

                        8. Miniboss
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Once again I'm super interested: what's your score now and who you still have left to play? Comment below and I'll tell my missus & dog, might even call mom later to share the news.

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 12 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            What's your score?

                            1. Miniboss
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 22 days ago

                              I don't play fpl, just here for the matchday fun

                          2. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            At least the people posting their scores gives me an idea of what a decent score is at this point. Not sure what your post adds..

                            1. Miniboss
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 22 days ago

                              It adds to your misery? You bozos take this silly game so seriously I can't help but post sh*t

                          3. Bubz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            56 with Salah(c), Robbo, Bruno

                            1. Bubz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              5 months, 22 days ago

                              Your dog will love that

                        9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Telles has already had 3 crosses in 3 minutes

                        10. Sco
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 22 days ago

                          Went Dallas over Coufal due to the paternity leave rumours. Thank god for the internet.

                          Charlie Taylor is gutting though 🙁

                          1. HMC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            5 months, 22 days ago

                            Got all 3 and Dallas came on for Dias. One of those weeks