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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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Chances of Spurs game being cancelled?

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Above 0

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      50/50

    3. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      not even 10%

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      quite low still

    5. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      oh you've got to be frigging joking me... just when I thought I had a chance of saving this week. If this happens, I'm out. Done. Finished.

  2. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Amazon still advertising Fulham vs Spurs on live broadcast, fingers crossed.

  3. Demba Demba
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    So funny people saying just luck, the game is to a degree all luck and people shouldn’t have been building for double game weeks well in advance during Covid, not like we didn’t know this could happen!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Still need planning though

    2. mookie
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Exactly!

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Has to be said that the luck factor has been massively inflated here tho.

    4. Kane and Ablett
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Investing in a strong bench offsets almost bad luck, and only casuals wouldn’t consider rotation and weather this time of year, let alone COVID

      • FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Don't think it makes a difference. You should still plan.

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      The player who drives United against players who know his game really well.

    6. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Good thing I brought in Martial for DCL and not Giroud(fing Fat Frank and his rotation).

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

      Rashford dive

    8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I expect there’ll be quite a few others with Taylor and Coufal this week?

      2CS out the window and likely BAPs. Ouch.

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        0/
        Gutted

      2. Kane and Ablett
          4 months, 10 days ago

          It hurts but at least there’s Dallas and McCarthy to cushion the blow

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Only Dallas here. Was hoping for a Soucek goal! Ah well

        • Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          yeah, but I had benched Coufal anyways so don't mind that he didn't start so much.

        • sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          🙁

      3. Kane and Ablett
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Do Man City need 8 players and the tea lady to have tested positive to avoid condemnation and being outclassed by Sheff Utd?

        • Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Any chance of Mitchell starting v Sheff Utd!?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Im starting him

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno denied

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

          Bruno denied a goal // OMG

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Oh MY god

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          41 plus Kane (C), Son and Bruno to go.
          What’s everyone moaning at?

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Who’s your vice? Not looking good for tomorrow...

            1. ‘Tis the Season
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Don’t say SONNY

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Salah

          2. dshv
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            39 with son kane bruno salah robertson to go

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Very good

        • Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Big miss Bruno

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno shitter

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno best chance so far!

        • Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno sitter. Would've scored if it was an away game.

        • Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          The European championship next year are going to start in November or something at this rate.

        • Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Minus bps

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          OMG Bruno (C) missing sitter. Another captain fail incoming... that will be 11 fails for the season

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Happy he missed now 😉

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Its just funny at this point. Doesnt matter who I cap they will miss a million sitters and get 2 points. If there was no cptaincy in this game I would be top 10k

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Hmm, not sure about that

          2. Mweene
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Still 55 minutes to go...

          3. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            At least you’re consistent

          4. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            why you went him instead of Salah?

        • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Big miss from the King

        • Saka_me_sideways
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Martinez ***
            *** Robbo Maguire Cresswell Chilwell
            Salah Son Bruno Raphinha Soucek
            Adams DCL Bamford

            10.3 to spend on the 2 spaces, who to pick?
            Was heading toward Justin + Fab before this week.

            1. Saka_me_sideways
                4 months, 10 days ago

                BB in 19 btw.

              • UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                No point BB’ing now. Game is on also

                1. Saka_me_sideways
                    4 months, 10 days ago

                    Why not? DGW still going ahead atm

              • Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                If the Spurs game was going to be cancelled, surely there would have been an confirmation announcement by now?

                1. F4L
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  City game was cancelled with 4 hours notice

                2. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Tomorrow

              • aborg
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                I have Bruno and nearly happy that he did not score...nearly everyone in my ML has him and I need Kilman to come off my bench with a CS !

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Keep us updated!

                  1. El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 10 days ago

                    Ah ah ah

              • Il Capitano
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Dallas 2nd on bench, 12 points to never see the light of day. Justin and Taylor combining for a mighty 3-points. Fuuuuming I am. Inconsolable.

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 10 days ago

                    If anyone can’t play Dallas against WBA, then they don’t deserve the points, simple as that

                    1. Il Capitano
                        4 months, 10 days ago

                        Taylor was a nailed on cleanie, just unfortunate with the injury, Palace seemed toothless and West Brom had just done Liverpool over, already had two Leeds boys playing (Raph + Bam). I'll put my hands up and admit I made the wrong call.

                        Shouldn't have made such a moany post as I know many managers are facing a worse GW than mine.

                    2. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 10 days ago

                      Cry me a river. Many can’t even get 10 players out

                      1. Il Capitano
                          4 months, 10 days ago

                          Apologies, just needed to vent into the void

                      2. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 10 days ago

                        That's on you.

                    3. RECKLESS
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 10 days ago

                      How bad was Taylor injury? Such bad luck going that brought in injured Taylor for injured Lamptey :/

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

                      Wolves FK, Saiss or Kilman chances incoming

                    5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 10 days ago

                      Dallas will never leave my team whilst fit. What an asset

                      1. thetommy14
                          4 months, 10 days ago

                          Same

                      2. The Senate
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 10 days ago

                        Good to see wolves adopting the Foul-them-all-over-the-pitch approach...

                      3. JoJoRed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 10 days ago

                        Just in
                        Adams off early
                        Injured or tactical/rest?

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 10 days ago

                          Rest / tactical

                        2. Revival
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 10 days ago

                          Subbed early as played 90 minutes last match

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

                        Saiss shot saved