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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. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Raphinha or Harrison?

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Raphinia, more assists and goals from him

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        on set pieces as well.

        Harrison not bad if you need the extra cash

    2. Bielsa Murderball
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Raphinha is more of the goal scorer, Harrison is more of the creator...so not sure

      • ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Raphinha

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 19 with obvious autosubs before Utd game.

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        cup qualification score is higher... 😛

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Did not think I'd survive this week but I'm clinging on

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          You are still in last man standing and are this much of a whiny b1tch?

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            ?

      3. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        It wont let me join the league, but when I check all Safety Scores, I pass them all

    4. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Wonder if/when we’ll get any update on Fulham

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Tomorrow at 4 pm

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      OR last GW: 130k
      Current OR: 220k

      This is brutal. I’ll be happy to make top 100k this year.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        I'm on a huge red arrow

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        its GW16... literally more than half the season left

        1. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Isn't that GW19?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            He said there's more than half left

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Yep yep.

      3. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Many wish they had your rank

      4. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Top 100k has nearly become top 10k of years gone by.

    6. Tango74
        5 months, 18 days ago

        It’s funny u want plays that you don’t have to do crap yet people give advise on who to buy lol

      • Agamenmon
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Who is the best Taylor replacement only have 4.6m

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Dier

          1. Agamenmon
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Only have 4.6m

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Lowton

        2. Sco
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Alioski or Dallas

        3. Agamenmon
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Thanks

      • Bielsa Murderball
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Because of Everton-Man city being cancelled, i got holding(9) and bednarek(6) off the bench for KDB and DCL. Feels good.

          1. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Bednarek got bonus too.

            I have Bissouna and Konsa!

        • Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          So Charlie Taylor injured right? Only signed him last night..lol

          1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            That's why you wait until the GW is about to start and not chase price rises

            1. Jellyfish
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Yep true enough - you’d think after 10+ years of playing this game I’d know better!

            2. mgilbert86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              He was injured in the game?

              1. mgilbert86
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                I need more coffee

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Same here. Vestergaard to him for a hit.

            1. Jellyfish
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              For a hit? Ouch

          3. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            just bad luck

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          It's all rehashing the same stuff based on The Athletic.

          Nothing new.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Reply fail.

        • Alex_thekid
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          36-4 so glad i done Kdb & Dcl to Raphina & Vardy or would have had 4-5 out Cancelo Coufal Kdb Dcl Nico williams would have been bad free transfer really for dgw 19 players 🙂

        • Tango74
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Take your pick, could be rested or covid or postponed

          • Chucky
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Any chance Stephens drops down to 29 BPS so McCarthy can have 3...?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              You greedy little Chuck!

              1. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                lol every point matters in this GW with Cup qualification on the line...

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Your year...

                  1. Chucky
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    😛

          • moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            I suspect I know the answer, but if your (VC) doesn't play, does the captaincy go to the player subbed in for him?

            1. Dthinger
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              No

            2. Kudo Warrior
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Nope haha

              1. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                My daughter's team would have Raphinha coming in for (VC) Son...

            3. Frozen Mukluks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              No.

          • bialk
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            West Brom are CS destroyers. That's why I left Dallas on bench.

            1. PLerix
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Surely he’ll come in for you?

              1. bialk
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Yes. For Cancelo.

          • TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            McCarthy 2 or 3 bonus?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              2

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Wow, DDG makes a save !

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            So why is Kilman playing? Will he play in BGW18?

            1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Possibly one of the games due to rotation. He's covering for the injured Boly

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Ok cheers

          • unclesbasement
              5 months, 18 days ago

              how was raphina today...are there any better 6m or less midfield options...eyeing saka but came off injured today

              1. Dthinger
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                El Ghazi is 5.8

                1. unclesbasement
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    but he doesnt have a dgw

              2. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                26 (-4) including Dias subbing off for Coufal, who subs off for Stephens 1 pointer. Glorious!

                Big red incoming as all the Bruno cappers get their haul

              3. HonestBlatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                How bad was Saka's injury?

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  think just precaution sub

                2. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Won’t play again this year.

                3. Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  played on for a while, walked off fine when subbed and was all smiles on the bench after so will be fine.

                  1. HonestBlatter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Thanks!

              4. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                projected rank - 8,620

                break into top 10k for first time ever and they wanna close the league for 2 weeks 🙁 lol

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Nice one, Dennis. Keep it going!

                2. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Nice

                3. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Very subtle...

                4. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Well done mate

                5. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Probably one of the worst brags ever.

                6. Konstaapeli
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Awesome!

              5. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 18 days ago

                No need for the nhs to prescribe sleep aids anymore just listen to Alan shearer on commentary

                1. Here's Tom with the We…
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Think I actually prefer Michael Owen

              6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                DeGea on 2 saves already

              7. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Do we think spurs will get called off?

                If it does I’ll get a good green. If it isnt I fear a large red!

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Play and we will probably win 1-0, Davies header

                2. Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Yeah no smooe without fire

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Smoke

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      Haha I thought if you when city got called off - I’m gutted about KDB after keeping him instead of getting Son

                3. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Yes.

              8. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                DDG record on...

              9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                De Gea 3 saves , who has him ?

                1. moment
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Lot of movement in the 4-7M rank tiers

              10. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Everton v man city likely to slot into 19 right?

              11. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                DDG got a save point already...

              12. DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Leeds double defence + Bamford coming through two games in a row. No bps or save points for Meslier this week is a shame

              13. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Having Bruno as non C in this means pretty much absolutely nothing eh

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Probably want him to blank with all the so kane cappers with wv on him

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Ah didnt think of that!!

                2. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  His EO is in the 80-90% range between 200k-1m
                  Also it is

                  1. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    less than 50% for ranks 3m+ (cup qualification week)

                  2. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    96% in top 10k though

                    1. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      I'm a loooong way from that