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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. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bonus Points

    3 - Bailly, de Gea (30)
    1 - Maguire (28)

  2. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Can we talk about how Everton are 3 pts off Pool?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No, Irbox will join in

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        *Irbox has joined the chat*

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Goodnight

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Ancelotti magic

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Everton, Everton, Everton

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Villa 3pts off Everton with game in hand and better GD

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    United will win the league at this rate

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      They play great football

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      VAR will win it for them. Such an average side scraping results. Would be the most unjust prem league win in history..shows how poor the standard is atm

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Oh pipe down. Whoever wins the league deserves to win it. Your hating United has no bearing on that.

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Deluded

      2. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Don't be bitter, be better.

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Take it easy pal. Long way to go.

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Sure that wasn´t an OG?

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No but I’ve yet to see an angle which shows it was off target.

    2. Muchentuchel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No. It was a clean goal, shot was on target.

    3. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Nope, but the Rodrigo one today was a definite OG.

  5. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    So frustrated.The luckiest team in the history of football.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I hate Manchester United.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        And 90 % of their fans 😆

      2. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Lmao how rattled are you right now?

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wolves didn't deserve a damn thing

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        It was like watching a Big Sam team. Wolves so poor. United in first gear themselves still beat them.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Why are we still talking about Liverpool's title winning season?

    4. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      The team who were trying to win the game won the game. The team who came to park the bus didn't.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Exactly this. It was a matter of time.

  6. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Just get Spurs and Fulham to play in hazmat suits - problem solved

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Announce Saiss own goal FPL !

    1. Alnair
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      It's not? Shot was very on target, arguably center of the goal lol...

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        No angle has yet shown whether it was on or off target.

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    United 2 points behind Pool

    Get INNNNN

  9. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    That Rashford goal was a perfect way to end the day.
    TAA, Robbo, Salah (C) & Son (if the game is not called off) to go!

  10. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    40 points - Salah (c) & Robertson to go

    Still has potential to be a good green or a huge red right depending what Spurs do?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Spurs at risk of being cancelled

    2. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Excluding bps?

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      30 points - Salah (C), TAA, Robertson & Son to go.
      No bench cover left though.

  11. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Quite fancy a Grealish >> Rashford move.

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Grealish has gone 2x blank 1x haul for a long time now. This coming week is the haul week. Don't sell!

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    So both games postponed tomorrow or any further news?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Neither postponed yet

  13. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bruno is relentless. Always hungry to win the ball or create something. Earning assists like that only come about if you’re as creative as he is.

    You have to be in it to win it.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Great player

      I did doubt him when he was fresh at Utd when his goals were all pens

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Best player in the PL this season so far by a country mile

    3. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Love him. Hungry

  14. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I have 2 FT & 1.6mn ITB and dont have a clue who I need to bring in (FH available)

    Mccarthy (Forster)
    Cancelo, Justin Dier Taylor (Lewis)
    Bruno, Son (c) Salah (Soucek, Gordon)
    Vardy DCL Adams

  15. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    It just astounds me how this team can be second in league and only 2pts behind Liverpool. Just mind boggling.

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Bruno

    2. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      It's a good sign when a team keeps winning even when they aren't playing well

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I think it has something to do with the fact that they seem to score more than their opponents

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        It's more to do with the poor standard of the premier league this season.

    4. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      You’re talking as if Liverpool are setting the league on fire

  16. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Kilman was 30 seconds away from a clean sheet at Old Trafford?

    Goodness me.

    Couldn't hate United anymore.

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Any......more

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I’m sure Man Utd are inconsolable that you hate them 🙂

      1. GGMU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yea, I doubt I'll sleep tonight knowing he hates my club

    3. RESULT
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Lol

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bruno return = Pythons out

  18. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Olé is definitely not the best coach in the world. But by god am I glad he’s out coach and not still Maureen.
    I’m just enjoying watching a team that actually wants to attack the opposition and fights until the final whistle.
    (Long gone are the expectations to win the league however)

    1. RESULT
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      True

  19. Aidan269
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Non Dallas owners unite! Nice that we all suffer together with an awful gameweek

  20. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bruno (C) and Rashford!!!!!! GET IN LADS, OVER THE MOON!

    Now for Spurs to get canceled!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Jammy dodger

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        True this is a game of 100% luck but at least so far this week its not favored the casuals

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Casual

  21. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    17 so far..
    Robbo, dier, son, salah(c), kane left to play.
    Let's not talk about lampty, burke zeros coming in for zouma, cancelo.

  22. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    2 Free transfers.

    Forster Bamford to Fabianski Rodrigo

    GTG?

    1. thischarmingman
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Why would you get rid of bamford?

  23. Aidan269
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Feel bad for Saiss. He was my man of the match

  24. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Son counter expert (C) against naive pushing forward Leeds sounds good?

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

      Or just keep on Bruno?

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Or Salah?

    2. RESULT
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Makes sense

    3. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      My captain. Will be lots of space in behind

  25. SoShy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Salah haul would normalize this gameweek

  26. Frucke
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Whats your score this gw?

    1. Aidan269
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      23 after nó Coady CS. Ní spurs. Salah captain

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Taylor here... and welbz and dcl

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      41

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Great!

    3. RESULT
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      54 son kane salah(c)

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Wow. 47 here with salal(c) son and robbo

        1. RESULT
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Rumours that spurs game might be off?

          1. Frucke
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I hope not : (

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Amazing

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      47 so far, pretty chuffed considering

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Nice! Really hard gw

  27. Bounce
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I could break 100 points this GW!

      49 with Salah (c), Son and Kane to go.

      Newcastle and Fulham could easily get stuffed 6-0

      1. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Be lucky to break 50

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Erm... yeah.

        Not gunna happen, and probably not the most opportune moment to brag

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Nice, on 47 with the same but Kane (C) instead

      4. RESULT
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        That would be something considering this gw

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      47 plus Kane (C), Son and Salah to go.
      Surely a green??

      1. RESULT
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        All day long

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      If they remove Rashfords yellow flag, how long before it appears again.

      Place your bets now.

    • gogs67
        3 months, 13 days ago

        It's not the points its who scores them.
        I have Bruno and kilman, dropped 11K in rankings with the Bruno 6pts instead of Kilman scoring them

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          thanks for explaining ownership

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Tbf to him theres a staggering amount of people even on here who dont seem to understand the concept.

          2. gogs67
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I think most will already know how it works, I was just venting!

          3. aborg
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Same here mate...was hoping for that Kilman cs instead of Bruno points