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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. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Which Leeds Defender is best going forward?

    A) Dallas
    B) Alioski

    Thanks!

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Probably Dallas if you can afford him, wish I’d got him over taylor a couple weeks back now! Hindsight ey!

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Yes same. Plumped for Taylor due to price and Burnley are usually pretty tight at the back. Looks like I’ll need to get rid

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers!

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Score check so far guys?

    1. Akshay9971
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      41+4

    2. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      16 with Bruno, Dier and Salah left. Pretty proud

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Okay one more gloat... 56 with Salah(c), Bruno, Robbo and no Spurs players

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Blimey, big green for you, who’s bagged you all those points?!

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Dallas, Raphinha, Bamford, McCarthy, Chillwell, Cresswell, Lowton

      2. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Hope the Pool game is postponed

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Wow you have no Pool players? Poor management Slouch

    4. Bielsa Murderball
        4 months, 15 days ago

        45 with salah(c), son, anguissa, dier to go

        1. Bielsa Murderball
            4 months, 15 days ago

            and bruno

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          22 with 5 to go

        3. Dele
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          32

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        37 with bruno salah(c) Lewis (+son and kane if they play)

        Might even cross 50 this week after stuggling for double digits

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Lewis 0

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah even if he starts 0 likely

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        How the heck are people lucky enough to be on green arrows

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Its a gift

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          skill

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          It’s been a GW for the professionals.

        4. MMN
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          They predicted this.

        5. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Buy yourself some green arrow cushions and take a seat

        6. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Don't own any City, Everton or Chelsea players

        7. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          My guess is around 50% are on green arrows

      • Bounce
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Christmas was cancelled. New Year is cancelled. Now the football is about to be cancelled. But get the f*** back to work and school on 4th January. No fun allowed for anybody!!!

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Worst case scebario is only a 2 week footbal break

            1. Bounce
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Your memory is terrible if you really think that's the worst case scenario...

              • Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                That doesn't sound like a worst case

            2. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Like in Aeroplane: not the best time to stop sniffing glue...

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Airplane!

            3. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              It's absolutely pathetic. Modern slavery from tyrannical health governments

          2. RamboRN
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Soucek or raphina?
            Have dallas, Bamford and coufals

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Depends. If 4th mid Raphinha if 5th Soucek

              1. RamboRN
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Would do with salah son grealish and Bruno.

                1. Niho992
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  then Soucek

                2. RamboRN
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  I guess I could do grealish to raphina and mendy to soucek for -4. Mendy useless anyway

          3. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            C'mon Rashford, let's go!!!

          4. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Im guessing bruno vc will be popluar among kane son cappers

            Blank is good for owners but non capppers in that case u would think

          5. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Need a Podence brace off the bench to save my gw 🙁

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Tough week this 🙁

              1. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Sickening:(

          6. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Taylor injury, Balbuena out of the team, thinking to not BB in DGW 19

          7. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            what happened to the winter break that happened in Jan last year? did they stop that because of Coronavirus?

            also all the planning we have done for the DGW could be worthless if they stop the season for 2 weeks? going by last seasons postponement and how FPL handled it, those GWs would be blanks i assume?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              That happened in Feb last year, pre-first wave.

              1. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                ah ok looking at fixtures one wasnt scheduled for this season though even in feb..

                DGW planning could be for nothing hey

            2. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Winter break cancelled this year to squeeze in the fixture backlog.

          8. Better Call Raul
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Taylor -> Dallas FT ?

          9. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Dallas avg 7.5 pts in last 4, stunning

          10. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Bruno's record alongside Pogba has been poor this season, pushes him so much deeper

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              He has to carry Pogba around

          11. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Any word from Ole on Lindelof..?
            When he potentially could be back?

          12. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Well...getting Che Adams has been good business for my team

            1. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Same. Keeping an eye on Antonio. Straight swap for me

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                a fit Antonio would be dreamland for the double!

          13. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Coufal and Taylor were great picks....

          14. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            2 quick questions.

            1. Is the spurs game definitely off? Sheffield played today with lot of positive cases in the club.

            2. Are Salah bench rumours true?

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              No and no one knows

            2. yalala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Remember what happened last time Salah was benched

            3. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              sauce for Salah bench rumours ?

            4. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 15 days ago

              1. Not definite (looking increasingly likely)

              2. No

            5. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              1. No
              2. No

          15. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Who to sell first?
            A. Taylor
            B. Matip

          16. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Get martial on already

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Kilman starter?

          17. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Is Eric Dier injured or?

          18. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Any news on Matip?

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Look for yourself lol

            2. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Red sores and pus

          19. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Need to sell KDB DCL Lamptey Taylor Brewster

          20. Khalico
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Should I get rid of Charlie Taylor?

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              We don't know yet!

            2. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              If it’s a hamstring issue then he will be out for a bit. Wait on news on the severity

          21. rokonto
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Who will play in Taylor's position now for Burnley?

            1. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Pieters probably

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Peters worth a shout for the double?

          22. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Bruno vs his country men...

          23. Bounce
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Anyone else with Salah (c) and Son/Kane (vc)? I'll be so mad if tomorrow's fixtures get postponed!

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                0/

            • Nimby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Kilman looks excellent. Really hope he keeps his place.

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Santo likes jerking him around tho

            • Blzbobuk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Biggest defensive transfer so far this week is Kilman to Taylor...

              I am hit by Taylor but still have my transfer and waiting till last minute

            • yalala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Fpl site logged me off, I forgot my password and the email password

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Lucky you!

              2. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                What's for tea?

              3. Miniboss
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                universe is telling you it's time to find another hobby

              4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Can't you reset your email password ?

              5. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Login in June for your top 1k finish