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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. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno non-cappers, what do you want from him tonight?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Any scores. It makes pretty much no negative or positive difference to rank but I’m sat on a pathetic 62 points after that KDB horror show

    2. Werder Bremner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      As many points as possible. As long as Salah outscored him tomorrow (big if)

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Goals

    4. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      His EO is every so slightly higher than 100% in the top ranks so you’ll get a slither of a red if he returns. But I’ll take the points tbh.

      1. elwardio
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Yep points please to gain on ml rival

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

      Score lots of goals

    6. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      As an Areola owner, fourteen penalties saved

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      It makes literally no difference to my OR or in my mini leagues. Basically 100% EO but not much more or less.

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    I was ranked 443rd overall up until this match, excited for KDB (TC) to haul and skyrocket me to top 100. Instead I have been left on the verge of tears, and dropping like a lead balloon to 586th overall. Now City got a penalty, and KDB isn't on the pitch to take it. Don't think I have the motivation to continue.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      With that rank are you serious?

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      In the Top 1000 and you crying?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Winners don't accept mediocrity. I'm fuming

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Why are you constantly crying when in top 1k

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I don't accept mediocrity

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          You just sound pathetic tho. Born winner aye

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            correct on the latter

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Not linking your history so I can judge that for you

              1. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                I played from 2011/12-2017-18 as a youngster but only started again seriously this year. I'm fairly young.

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Thought you might say that, never played it seriously until now! Also not surprised you’re very young

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    I started when I was literally 14, so yes I didnt play it seriously.

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Wow you’re in your 20s? Had you much younger

    4. Werder Bremner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

    5. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Quite literally : dry your eyes mate

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        thanks I'll try

    6. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Please quit

    7. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Cry us a river.

    8. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Lol!!!!!

    9. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I feel for you.

    10. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      First world problems LOL

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        when you're this high you become interested only in your immediate surroundings, and i've just lost ground.

    11. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I had the same feeling the only time I was inside top 500 and dropped. But hey, just keep going. It can turn back around next week or the one after.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers mate, I'm trying to see it this way. Hopefully Chris Wood pulls off a masterclass tomorrow.

    12. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Time to quit

    13. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah I would shout 'season over' tbh 😆

    14. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Quit then.

    15. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      You'll never be as high up as this in your entire fpl career so enjoy it while it lasts.

    16. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Amazing rank, link your team. You’re my target! Not too far behind with all chips intact

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        linked mate

    17. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      'Did you get juggling balls for Christmas?'

    18. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      What. A. Troll

    19. SINGH
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      You won't finish in top 1000. At best you will drop to around 5000

    20. Zalk
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      So, let's understand both points of view here. For anyone, like me, who's no where near that rank you do come off as a bit obnoxious. But from your point of view I can sympathize. Once in the top 1k, dropping out of it would be horrible. You move your goals all the time. Congrats on a good season though!

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Fair analysis mate. I'm desperate to stay in the top 1000 this week after a less than spectacular DGW, so hoping for Salah/Bruno blanks and then Chris Wood to go mental. Also need Newcastle to score this Saturday.

    21. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      You must realise what a ridiculous post this is? Surely.

      Regardless of how "young" you are and not accepting mediocrity and what not.

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Villa deserved absolutely nothing from this game... Imagine thinking you got hard done by as a Villa owner in this game.

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Villa played great but city were going to score at some point.

      Happy to own villa v most other teams

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Such a cry baby man! Even when you got what you wanted!

    3. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Happy as a Targett owner 😉

    4. luk46
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      its mainly about the irregular goal... if they get it right, theres a chance the score's different

    5. SINGH
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Nonsense. If it wasn't for that dodgy first goal that match had 0-0 all over it.

  4. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Decided to go without KDB, TC Salah and 2 transfers on Taylor & Adams -->> Stones & Antonio for a -4.

    This is a season defining week and am praying to FPL Gods tonight for a Salah haul tomorrow.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      This is where the witch doctor is needed to help those not on Salah

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        lol. I'm a Lpool fan and have absolutely no fate in us doing a thing tomorrow on current form. KDB blanking was fantastic though so there must have been another witch doctor about 😉

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Salah TC here too. Any more than a goal.tomorrow and it's a great week, but I'm hoping rather than expecting...

    3. Zalk
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Tbf, as long as Burnley don't score I'm ok with it

  5. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Delete KDB - ruining seasons one blank at a time

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Can't win them all.

    118 points with KDB captain.

    Unless Salah hauls tomorrow BB was the way to go this game week after all.

    Come on Bruno and Utd now.

    1. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I don't see many bb with a great success. Unless they got some arsenal players benched(which is rare because most of them FH in 18)

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        19 with Areola to come. Areola Son Kane Bamford. Happy with that

  7. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    I think I might get gundogan

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Really happy with that performance from Foden. He's surely going to play a lot of minutes in the upcoming games!

  9. Aaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Very lucky Gundogan and Targett owner!

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Me too my brother. About time I had some jam.

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

    Lucky Targett.owners

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Thanks! 🙂

  11. Paulybaby123
      3 months, 2 days ago

      110 with Fernandes and Salah left im very happy with that! 6 green arrows in a row and up inside the top 1.4 mill.. 🙂
      Goal is inside top 50k at seasons end

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        104pts with Salah + Bruno here, up to 44k overall

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        96 here with Salah(c) , Bruno, Rashford and Robertson

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

        That could end up a red arrow (serious)

        1. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          no chance

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

          I’m 93 with salah, Fernandes, Robertson, Grealish, Martinez left and I’m basically grey arrow

      4. chrismoo75
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        117 with Bruno, Martinez and Grealish to go. 6k rank

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      What happened to KDB and Targett?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        One was incredibly unlucky, one was incredibly lucky

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          No they got taken off with some sort of injury I read

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Went off after picking up knocks by look of it

    • Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Feels like I dodged a bullet using no chips this week and have 104pts with Salah + Bruno left. moved into the top 44,000 overall

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Will drop a large amount with only those two left

        1. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          We'll see eh? I've only ended up outside the top 80k once since playing this game

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            .. and? You’ll probably be outside 80k after this GW concludes

            1. Kellz86
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Care to bet?

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

        If Fulham and Burnley score you’re laughing

        1. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          1 of the two 😀

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Happy with 115 -4 but running out of players now with bruno, martinez targett and no Liverpool players.

      Some mega scores going about.

      Scores and how many players left?

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Definitely a good score, congrats

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        It's like betting. You always hear about the wins.

      3. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        109 with Martinez, Grealish, Bruno and Salah to go

        No chips used

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Dog says hi

    • Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      109 -8 Salah(c) Bruno & targett left 1/2ed rank
      Diaz & Antonio part of the -8 with Foden

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Soucek to Gundo for free, no brainer?

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Either Gundo or ESR to save budget

    • Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Targett 6 points got to love that jam

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I think Grealish not picking up a YC is lowkey the best outcome from tonight

    • jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Broke the ton 1st time this season.

      102.

      Ddg, awb, bruno f, Martinez and Wilson to go.

      350k rank jump to 400k.

      Salah could punish me!

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Congrats!

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      United unbeaten away for 12 months, lets go!

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Has Pep mentioned KDB in the interviews?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Said his ML rival had TCed him, so had to sub him off at 59 mins

    • Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      3.2M to 300k in 12gws WC 9 FH BB 18/19 11/12

      1. Alex_thekid
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        11/12 green arrows

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Ok?

        1. Alex_thekid
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          596765 team id

      3. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Easy to get green arrows at that rank.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      With Rashford rested tonight and Man Utd having Liverpool in the FA Cup at the weekend, could Bruno get a rest vs. Sheff Utd?

      Also Bruno's blanked in both prior games with Rash + Martial hauling. Wondering if Rashford is the better captain choice next GW...

      Jun-20
      Man Utd 3-0 Sheff Utd
      G: Martial x3
      A: Rashford x2, AWB

      Dec-20
      Sheff Utd 2-3 Man Utd
      G: Rashford x2, Martial x1
      A: Martial, Lindelof, Pogba

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I am considering ... redemption from tonight

    • bjarnia87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      What 6-6,5M striker to pick next gameweeks?

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Antonio.

    • Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who do you guys bringing in for kdb if injured?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Gundo

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Gundogan probably on form and penalties

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        We don't know if he is but unironicly Gundogan for the same reason as my post below.

        I might go for Son another GW but Liverpool (albeit he did score against them last time.

      4. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I might go for Rashford.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Allow Gundogan scoring in 4 of the last 5 matches, yet not in the FH week!

      Same for Saka. Returns in the last 5, but not the FH week!

      Given they were two differentials that's well annoying. Only rewarding those with long-term faith 😆

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Getting Gundo over Foden for GW18 cost me place in LMS but happy overall

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Getting Gundo for Soucek.

    • Mr Arsenal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Grealish downed two City players inc a two footed tackle on KDB.

      No yc

      Fair enough

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Not allowed to book Jack

    • Silecro
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who would you bring in first, Gundo or Antonio? Both for (-4) unfortunately since I'm broke as hell

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      OMG Lookman

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Lookman G

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Wan B error!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I’m shocked