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

    Saiss post

  2. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Give me a good double gameweeker defender up to 5.1?

    Can't be from Leeds or West Ham to go with:

    Fabianski Meslier
    TAA Coufal Justin Dias

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      KWP?

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

        could give him a go was a bit put off by their fixtures but you never know! cheers

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Dallas seems pretty good.

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

        Maxed out on Leeds gutted to have Meslier already!

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

    Saiss hits the bar. United hanging on.

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

      LOL!

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      "hanging on"

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

        3 keeper saves and woodwork hit 😉

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

      Does Saiss even drink?

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Is there a way of seeing the % of Bruno (VC)?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I'm one, if that helps.

  5. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    This week shows why preparing for double gwk19 and BB is not the brightest idea ... Just saying

  6. Sco
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    This game is a snooze fest.

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Old Trafford is a massive stadium.

    1. NIKO.
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Has been for a while

  8. Dele
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Annoying I’ve got Dallas but Ayling on my bench.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      You have a bench? Hate brag posts.

      1. Dele
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Genuinely not a brag

  9. Bielsa Murderball
      4 months, 9 days ago

      What exactly is the Cup qualification score on LiveFPL?

      1. QPR CARIBBEAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        25

        1. Bielsa Murderball
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Sorry, I had meant what does it mean actually?

            1. QPR CARIBBEAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              If you are currently on 25pts on higher you have qualified for the cup(hits not included for qualification).

      2. rdamjan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Arteta on Saka injury: "Hopefully not. He was limping as he took a strong challenge. Hopefully he'll be alright."

        I hope too. I need him against WBA:)

      3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Painful, painful gw.... team in the gutter, being carried only by Bamford and Dallas. Missing 2 easy CS from Coufal and Taylor makes it even harsher!

        Not to mention the fact I held off on KDB Davis to Raphinha(!) Vardy/Kane.

        Here’s hoping Son Robbo and Salah(c) at least make the field tomorrow

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Everytime I cap Bruno, Poobag decides to start and ruin him..

      5. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Chances of Mitchell starting against Sheffield Utd?

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Hope so, would save me a transfer

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

        Building to field a team in BGW18 has been such an awful strategy, particularly if the Spurs game is off 🙁

      7. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        24.6m that is 25% of my budget didn't play and I am on a green arrows, 39 points with Salah (C), Bruno and Kane to go

        @Fudgey this requires skillzzz bruh

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          arrow*

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Pure luck and u know it

      8. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Is the outbreak at fulham or spurs?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          fulham

        2. ‘Tis the Season
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Fulham it seems

      9. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        So any news on Spurs-Fulham and Newcastle-Liverpool games?

      10. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Fabianski and Dallas my heros.

      11. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        What happened to Che Adams?

        Injured or just subbed?

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

          Played 90 a few days ago.

        2. Danstoke82
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Subbed. Zero involvement in the game today

        3. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Was shite......threw him out with the rubbish

        4. F4L
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          subbed. Gonna sell for Watkins when possible. Pretty anonymous for 3 weeks now.

        5. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Made the 59th minute club

      12. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Dallas - what a saviour! Shame no goals or BAPs from Bamford in a 5-0 rout, but 2A not to be sniffed at

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

        Shite from Ait.

      14. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Ait Nouri almost

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

          hahaha. even though you bait people left right and centre Bross, I find you throughly entertaining boy!

      15. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        16 from 5 so far. After a good recent run it's looking shaky. Will be a disaster for me if the Spurs game is off, especially having plumped for Dier over Dallas this week.

      16. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Needs more Martial

      17. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        this was the week we were waiting for, where the casuals were seperated from the pros

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

          Casuals well and truly stunned! Will be haunted by this GW for years to come.

        2. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Jesus this site has well and truly gone to the dogs. Sad

      18. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        What happened to Igahlo? Did Ole a great deal of service last season. Why not give him five minutes here and there?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Im sure he knew what kind of deal he was signing on for.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Cavani for example. He got to play for MU and is happy forever, or as hi lives 🙂

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            ...as long as he lives... 😉

      19. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Mccarthy owners finally get one over Martinez

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Guaita owners still waiting for their day in the sun..

      20. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Did Chilwell to dier foe this gw.

        Oh, well 5 points lost there.

      21. aborg
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Anyone thinks this game will be another draw?

        1. aborg
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Goalless draw I meant

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          hopefully, could do with a jammy Kilman CS

          1. aborg
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Lol me too

        3. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Nay

      22. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Thoughts on Antonio in for Watkins this week? Or will he be eased in