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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. Thewonderfulgame
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      None yet, but definitely wait on transfers.

  2. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    37 points from 7 now. I'l take that, all things considered. Had worse GWs with fewer excuses.

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      mate, you've hauled

  3. Parm
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    At
    the
    wheel

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Don't text and drive

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      BEEP BEEP

  4. Kane and Ablett
      3 months, 19 days ago

      United are title contenders and half their ‘fans’ want their club legend manager sacked, what a time to be alive !

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Those fans are just fickle and kneejerkers

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Clearly you don't watch them play. Abject and lucky. Where they found five minutes tonight I've no idea, Wolves the better team.

    • Footieboot
        3 months, 19 days ago

        19 points... holy hell.

        1. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          15 here, lol

      • Coys96
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        If Spurs are cancelled only 8 players for me... luckily I've had an excellent GW by my standards, 39 from 6 with Salah (c) Kane & Son to go

        Still in the 3 millions though 🙁

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah good score this week that

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Another disaster of the GW. 47 points and 3 left incl C....

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Get out

        2. riot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Cringe

        3. lifes a pitch
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yep, you should delete your account to save further embarrassment.

        4. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yawn

        5. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Haha

        6. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Shameful 😆

      • Bobby
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        well it was great to be in the cup for 48 hours. I would really welcome newcastle and spurs playing tomorrow, the last few FPL weeks has been less than average...

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        At least jammy Rashford doesn't get any bonus pts

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        30 with Kane (c) (and holding every limb crossed), Robbo and Wilson (or Mitchell if Callum benched again) still to go. At this rate, breaking 40 will be a major coup.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Kane hattrick it's sorted

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        One of my rivals ahead triple capt Kane and Sterling vc

        Could be painful

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Painful for you or him, we’ll find out tomorrow!

        2. MGD
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Haha jeeezuz

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Eugh 36k red arrow currently turned into a 60k red arrow due to autosubs.

        Hate the jam!!!

      • gonzalocampos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Who to get for Welbeck?
        1) Rodrigo
        2) Antonio

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          2 but wait on transfers

      • Vazza
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Genuine question

          I was on WC this week with an eye on BBing in DGW19

          Needed a second player on the bench and I opted for Balbuena instead of Alioski thinking that I wouldn’t that player this week.

          Question: Was I fool for choosing Balbuena ahead of Alioski?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            More about GW19

            1. Vazza
                3 months, 19 days ago

                So what’s the answer mate? Was I a fool or was that a sensible move at the time?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Who did you want more in 19?

                  1. Vazza
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Probably Balbuena with those fixtures

                      Alioski just seems too risky.

                      I don’t have Dallas by the way

            2. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              So how many are you fielding:

              A) If we play tomorrow
              B) If game is off

              9/8 for me

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Depends if Coutinho aka Curtis Jones is playing tomorrow

                • riot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  11/8

                • F_Ivanovic
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  11/9 for me. Already used all 3 subs this week with me owning Dias, KDB + DCL and have Kane and Dias.

                • RESULT
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  11
                  10

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Rashford just said in the post match injury he was feeling his shoulder a little bit. Yellow flag confirmed.

              3. gryffsonofarthur
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                2 Free transfers.

                A) Forster Brewster to Fabianski Rodrigo

                Or

                B) Forster Taylor to Meslier Cresswell

              4. Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Lol, I just cashed out for £4 on a bet for United, arsenal & Leeds to win having watched 94 minutes of pure dross.

                Of course, Rashford would score that in the last minute haha.

                1. gryffsonofarthur
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Same.

                  Had a £5 free bet. Cashed out at £30.

                2. MattysFantasyFooty
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  If you place a bet, see it out always or cover it

                3. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Cashing out is literally never good value

              5. Lethargio Alcantara
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                39 points with TAA, Salah (C), Kane, Son.
                Bruno (VC).

                ooooh what could have been, hope both games are on.

                1. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Looking good

              6. Basil1977
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I think it is time to put the lap top down, enjoy tomorrow nights games if there are any? Pick up the lap top new years day at lunch time and see who is fit, see which games are on, and see if any games have been rearranged, then make my mind up about transfers and future plans.

              7. Bounce
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I could break 100 points this GW!

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

                  Salah 30 points (2G, 3BP)
                  Son 14 points (1G, 1A, 3BP)
                  Kane 8 points (1G, 2BP)

                  1. Bobby
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Thats the spirit...

                  2. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Don't be so pessimistic!

                • Hryszko
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Who’s the best midfielder to get for max 4.6m? Replacing Burke!

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Smith Rowe?

                  2. gryffsonofarthur
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Can you stretch for Raphina or Soucek?

                  3. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Anguissa

                  4. Vazza
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Curtis Jones mate. Get in and get ahead of the curve.

                  5. Granville
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Saiss was to blame for that goal. What kind of defending is that to turn your back on a shot?

                    1. MattysFantasyFooty
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Shite defending

                    2. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Final whistle should have already been blown. Maguire should have been off ; United slaughter nice goats on gameday morning or something.

                  6. pstokes2010
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    55 with just Salah (non captain) to play. Slightly worried I won’t make the cup if Spurs haul.

                    1. MattysFantasyFooty
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Boring

                    2. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      There is 0 % chance you wont go through even if Salah doesnt play and you have no one on the bench. But you probably know that

                    3. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Fingers crossed for you mate

                    4. DickFranDyke
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      I wouldn't worry about it with your rank and history 😉

                      1. pstokes2010
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        What do you mean by that?

                  7. H96
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Help needed if anyone can offer some advice - very poor GW and injuries for Taylor and James

                      Mccarthy (Nyland)
                      Zouma / James / Coufal (Taylor / Dunne)
                      Son / Fernandes / Maddison / Salah (March)
                      Vardy / Bamford / Adams

                      1. RESULT
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Get rid injured players, look for dgw players
                        Dallas or holding arsenal non dgw player with good fixtures

                    • gryffsonofarthur
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      *Bottomed

                      2 Free transfers.

                      A) Forster Brewster to Fabianski Rodrigo

                      Or

                      B) Forster Taylor to Meslier Cresswell

                    • Vazza
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Repost due to lack of response

                        Genuine question

                        I was on WC this week with an eye on BBing in DGW19

                        Needed a second player on the bench and I opted for Balbuena instead of Alioski thinking that I wouldn’t that player this week.

                        Question: Was I fool for choosing Balbuena ahead of Alioski?

                        1. Vazza
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            ^wouldnt *need* that player this week

                          • gryffsonofarthur
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Both players got a clean sheet. Got unlucky with the rest.
                            Leeds generally are more nailed as a team though.

                          • RESULT
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            I presume you already had a leeds defender in your squad, maybe dallas?
                            Otherwise it's just a bit unlucky

                          • DickFranDyke
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            In hindsight. Probably.

                        2. F_Ivanovic
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Speaking about positives... my one transfer this week was Lamptey to Holding. 9 pointer. Bonanza

                        3. CroatianHammer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          What an absolutely crazy GW. No idea what tomorrow brings.
                          42 with Son (C), Salah (V), Wilson to play, and then Lewis coming off the bench. If the Spurs game is binned, I do not have another playing sub. But, Salah with the armband might offset any possible pain.

                        4. Wizardh
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Are tomorrow's matches playing?

                            1. Neves say Neves
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Well they haven’t been postponed yet

                              1. Wizardh
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  And when do we expect them to adress it?

                              2. Bobby
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Theyll do final tests tomorrow - prob wont know until afternoon