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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
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Cmon Rashy still enough time for a brace

  2. Party time
      8 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. The Senate
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        I would much rather lose Burnley

        1. Party time
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Same here or even Palace

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

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

        2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          West Ham

      2. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 29 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
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          *60k rank drop soon to be 100k

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Seems quite a low rank drop for 54 points tbh!

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

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

        3. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Such a small rank drop for a small amount of points

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        United so lucky, again.

        1. Zladan
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

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

      4. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. POTATO
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

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

      5. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Another Bruno disasterclass.

      6. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 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
          8 months, 29 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
          8 months, 29 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
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Add Soucek and Rashford 🙁

        4. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Guys..
          Bruno is (8)

      7. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

      8. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Hoooooooold, AFZA

      9. The Senate
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

      10. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Trashford huge FAIL

        I love to see it...do u?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Try something better?

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            We move!

      11. Sack The Glazers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

      12. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        GGMU!

      13. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 29 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
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Not too but ends to 5p

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Looks like low scoring week

      14. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        GGMU!!

      15. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

      16. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          this

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          You know better tbh

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          You actually believe? 😆

          GGMU!

      17. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

      18. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          no

        2. ow00019
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Where do you see how many are to go?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            LiveFPL

        3. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          possibly

          Salah and Mart highly owned

      19. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Do I want 3 MC defenders or 2+Gundog?

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          The latter

      20. Dexter Bracey
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

        Harvey Barnes assist last night

      21. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        KDB to Sterling if out?

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          I'm thinking the same.

      22. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

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

      23. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

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