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

    Is there any point hoping for points from a non captained Bruno in terms of progress up the ranks?

    1. Tango74
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yes what happens if your captain doesn’t play or other games cancelled

        Points in bag

        1. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          He's not my vice either.

      • F4L
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        depends on vice captains, but for now yes

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yes...

      • ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Bruno's ownership is almost 50%. You still get advantage with his points whether captained or not

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Rodrigo & Bamford for DGW19?

      1. COUFAL SO GOOD
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yes

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        if Rodrigo was classified as a mid yeah.

      3. thetommy14
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Raphinha better option more of a 90 min player

      4. COUFAL SO GOOD
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        OMG DALLAS!

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Your stream is really laggy

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Pigeon stream.

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Good save!

      6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        3rd time lucky for Saiss???

      7. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Saiss is dangerous in set pieces

      8. LǝgleSs e|even
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        No BAPS for Bamford huh?

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Sadly not, tough without a goal and with them keeping CS

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

        Rashford keeps trying to create penalty situations. Good for Bruno.

      10. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Saiss looking a real attack menace last few weeks

      11. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Remember Saiss after week 1 and the absolute hype to get him in! those were the good days!

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Many seasons ago when this game was largely fun. THOSE were the days

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            its still fun as long as you don't take it seriously!

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              I guess, still infuriating though when a non sensical rival playing for the first time beats you hehe

      12. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Neto owners gona be smiling at the end of this match.

      13. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Who is the most nailed defender for Crystal Palace, bar PVA?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Does it matter?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            They have a game in BGW18 and great fixtures from GW20 onwards...

        2. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Honestly none of them.

        3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Check minutes played 😉

      14. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Havent captained, but need Bruno to go berserk to take back ML lead. Cmon bigman

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          *Rashford

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          No rivals own Bruno?!

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Many do, none captained though. And the top guy in one of my leagues has Kane over him

      15. Bounce
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Looks like I won't have a captain this week then. Salah (c) Kane (vc)

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Liverpool match isn't at risk?!?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Everything and everyone everywhere is at risk.

          2. Lethargio Alcantara
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            game will take place

          3. F4L
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Pool match isn't at risk

          4. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Both games postponef?

          5. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Why will Salah not play ?

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Because Newcastle

        • Granville
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Unless you've captained Bruno it's irrelevant what he does with almost 100% ownership in our leagues

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Makes ya think what’s even the point of the game 🙂

          2. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Lots will have him vice captain if spurs is called off

            1. Granville
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              That would be a total disaster for me with 3 players in that game.

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Top Lad Dakes wants a word...

          4. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            When u factor in vc for kane and son its even higher

          5. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Of it's almost 100% owned and many captain then it probably matters, you'd want him to blank...

          6. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Not in my leagues. And not overall.

          7. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Bruno's ownership is almost 50%. You still get advantage with his points whether captained or not

          8. Kane and Ablett
              4 months, 14 days ago

              It matters if you captain him or not ....

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Lots of dead teams don't have him
              You don't want to be knocked out in the cup first round by a dead team

          9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Don’t go for Saiss guys, he’ll just get dropped randomly again

          10. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Didn't realise Ferguson was club director at UTD

          11. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Please let United bring their usual 2nd half display.

          12. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Rodrigo a good pick it can't afford bamford for dgw? Thanks

            1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Yep

          13. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Bruno regression was overdue.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Serious or trolling?

          14. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Bailly saves Utd CS

          15. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            If any non capper if looking for a reason to cheer for bruno, goal/assist would be good for fpl cup

            Not that any of us will win it anywah

          16. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Hope Bailly stays injury free and Lindelöf never comes back...

          17. COUFAL SO GOOD
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            I would trade anything for a bruno blank in this match

            1. Plant Based Footballer
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              What do you have?

          18. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Rashford’s xD is so high - lucky Bruno cappers

          19. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Bailly making Maguire look like a sloth 😆

          20. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Has Bowen been dropped or rested? Really annoying how Soucek's got 3 goals since I bought in Bowen

            1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Rested, he looked knackered in the previous game

          21. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Gashford, great Bruno pass...

          22. BUZZBOMB
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Horrible gameweek. Lost Cancelo, KDB (vc) to CV19 and Zouma, Coufal and Bowen to rotation. Been building slowly for DGW19 and if Salah (c), Robbo and Wilson dont play tomorrow, I need to question why we're bothering at all this year...

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Been questioning that since GW 1 lol

            2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Expect the unexpected

          23. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Is Charlie Taylor likely to be out for a while?

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Probably a month or so.

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Balls

              2. ‘Tis the Season
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Try 8 weeks for a popped hammy

                1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  It's more of a twang than a pop

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    this, you could literally hear it twang like a guitar

                  2. ‘Tis the Season
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    That’s the sound you make not the hammy 😛

              3. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Lol. Think of a number and write it down.

            2. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Yep. Hamstring. Replace with Lowton, also 4.4.

            3. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Hammy so likely yeah

            4. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Son was cured in days

            5. Do I Not Like Orange
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              I transferred the useless crock out for Dallas the minute the 5th Leeds goal went in. Backed the wrong horse in that 50/50, not thinking twice in rectifying my mistake.