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Rashford benched as Fernandes owners hope for return to away-day form

A benching for Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) is the key Fantasy Premier League talking point ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Fulham.

The England international put in a gut-busting shift full of running against Liverpool at Anfield and has now been handed a rest at Craven Cottage.

Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) comes in for Rashford while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has selected Anthony Martial (£8.8m) on the flanks of his attacking midfield so he can deploy Edinson Cavani (£7.8m) up-front.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) is to shoulder the main Fantasy responsibility as far as Manchester United’s goals are concerned although he is on a perplexing run of form.

Despite favouring away matches at the start of the season, the Portuguese international has blanked in three of his last four road trips.

Meanwhile, Fulham have gone with the usual back-three of Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m), Joachim Andersen (£4.5m) and Ola Aina (£4.5m) that has conceded one or fewer goals in each of their last six matches.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.5m) is fit enough only for the bench so Scott Parker has to make do with a front-three of Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m), Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) in light of Bobby De Cordova-Reid‘s (£5.3m) one-match suspension.

Fulham XI: Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Bryan, Reed, Zambo Anguissa, Tete; Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Cavaleiro.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Bailly, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, Pogba; Martial, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

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1,260 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Cmon Rashy still enough time for a brace

  2. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I really hope Fulham will survive. They put in a fight in every game

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I would much rather lose Burnley

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Same here or even Palace

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Same but keep Palace definitely. Burnley, Sheffield and WBA/Brighton for me.

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      West Ham

  3. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Well.

    Vardy fail
    Rashford fail
    Soucek fail
    No City defence fail
    Son over Kane fail
    Leeds fail
    Captain Salah fail (as things stand)

    54 points. 40k rank drop.

    We go again!

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      *60k rank drop soon to be 100k

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Seems quite a low rank drop for 54 points tbh!

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Was 44k, now 109k will be lower by the end of the GW

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Such a small rank drop for a small amount of points

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    United so lucky, again.

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      All because Bruno was given the assist for the cross he didn’t mean. Jokers.

  5. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bruno gets 10 second rest, surely nailed for next week?

    1. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes he definitely needed that rest, will be all the better for it.

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Another Bruno disasterclass.

  7. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kane (9) outscores KDB (8).
    KDB (8) outscores Fernandes (7).
    Fernandes (7) outscores Son (5)?

    Salah to outscore all of them?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nah:

      Kane (9) outscores KDB (8).
      KDB (8) outscores Fernandes (7)
      Fernandes (7) outscores Salah (6)
      Salah (6) outscores Son (5)

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      More like Salah appears for a 20 minute cameo so Son (5) outscores Salah (4).

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Add Soucek and Rashford 🙁

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Guys..
      Bruno is (8)

  8. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    After a rough week, Anguissa’ currently equalling KDB and Bruno makes me happy. Hope he holds on to baps

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

    Hoooooooold, AFZA

  10. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Top. of. the. league. If Martial could finish it would have been a cricket score.

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Trashford huge FAIL

    I love to see it...do u?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Try something better?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        We move!

  12. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    TOP OF THE TABLE AT THE HALFWAY POINT!! GGMU!!!

  13. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    GGMU!

  14. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    KDB 8 pts
    Bruno 8 pts
    Kane 9 pts
    Son 5 pts

    Now Salah 3 pts in halfway... not too difficult to beat them all

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not too but ends to 5p

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looks like low scoring week

  15. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    GGMU!!

  16. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I really needed something from Bruno tonight but really surprised to see he got the assist.

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    This Rainer guy is so salty! Surely a 13 years old kid!

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      this

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You know better tbh

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You actually believe? 😆

      GGMU!

  18. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Well done to those that captained City defender, takes bottle.

  19. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Top 10K avg 84 with 3 to go ... not gonna be a ton is it?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      no

    2. ow00019
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Where do you see how many are to go?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        LiveFPL

    3. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      possibly

      Salah and Mart highly owned

  20. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Do I want 3 MC defenders or 2+Gundog?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The latter

  21. Dexter Bracey
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    well, that was the most ridiculous Bruno assist since.....

    Harvey Barnes assist last night

  22. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    KDB to Sterling if out?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm thinking the same.

  23. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    120 - 4 with Robbo, Grealish, Wilson, Martinez still to go. I KNOW that I should be happy, but so many missed opportunities...

  24. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Never learn... defenders are best for double game weeks. Those big budget strikers options always seduce me