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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. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 hours ago

    Do you believe Bruno is not as effective with Pogba playing?

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Poor lad just needs a rest.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Depends who drops deep

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Pogba literally tripped his own foot against Villa to get a penalty which Bruno scored.

  2. SH1M1
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 hours ago

    How on earth is that an Assist, even as a Bruno owner that is a joke. Clearly showing ownership bias which is stupid & shows them in a bad light

    1. Congressman
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      The intended destination of the pass was Cavani. It's not comparable to the Chilwell incident.

      1. bikosp
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 hours ago

        Congressman is Brunos father. He knows all of his intentions so let him speak.

        1. Congressman
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 hours ago

          Yeah, great response, mate. Resorting to personal attacks. How mature of you.

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 hours ago

    It was clearly an assist. Cavani was the intended target, Areola's touch didnt change that. Read the rules whinebois

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Brosstan you don't need to be a contrarian on this one too....join the crowd buddy

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      But it had no chance of reaching Cavani ; watch the game mate

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        That is irrelevant. Intended target is the deciding factor and Cavani was undeniably the intended target however crap the cross was.

    3. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      I have seen so many assists like that not given.

      Bruno owner

    4. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Micro peen for you for sure

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Nice projection

  4. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 hours ago

    The stage is set for Salah TC.

    Massive dump on non owners coming tomorrow

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Cue a Minamino start

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Lol fk u!

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Will for Firmino

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Or just a massive dump on owners to continue the theme

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      Stage set for a big fail

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        1 point cameo

  5. Saka_me_sideways
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      So when do I get my Chilwell assist?...

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Yes I where is mine?

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Don’t forget the 3 bonuspoint. I will claim 6 more point this season.

      3. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        In the post.

      4. Saka_me_sideways
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          I’ve got Bruno as well, but if one is, the other is surely? (not that I think either are).

      5. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        The fact that was given as an assist ... it’s very very biased isn’t it ?

      6. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Rival has TC Bruno

        This is a disgrace

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          So was stones double goal. Swings and roundabouts

      7. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Best Trent replacement?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Anybody

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          A City boy.

        3. ZEZIMA
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Keep

        4. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Stones

      8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Martial has a Ballon d'Or clause in his contract. Essential!

      9. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        So Chilwell's assist against Fulham wasn't counted for what again?

        1. Congressman
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Umm... For the fact that the goalscorer wasn't the intended destination of Chilwell's cross? Whereas Cavani clearly was the intended destination of Bruno's cross.

          1. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 hours ago

            I don't mind it obviously having Bruno in my team, but pretty sure Chilwell's cross was also direct at goal to be saved for Mount to score, same as Cavani's.

            1. Congressman
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 21 hours ago

              Not even comparable. Mount was nowhere near Chilwell's cross. The cross was clearly not intended for Mount.

              1. bikosp
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 21 hours ago

                Bruno owner?

                1. Congressman
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 21 hours ago

                  Yes. And you? Bruno non-owner?

                  I would say the same thing even if I didn't own him. Those are the rules. Get your blinkers off.

                  1. bikosp
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 21 hours ago

                    Those see not the roles. You are reading the 2010 rulle book.

                    1. Congressman
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 20 hours ago

                      Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team, who makes the final pass before a goal is scored. An assist is awarded whether the pass was intentional (that it actually creates the chance) or unintentional (that the player had to dribble the ball or an inadvertent touch or shot created the chance).

                      If an opposing player touches the ball after the final pass before a goal is scored, significantly altering the intended destination of the ball, then no assist is awarded. Should a touch by an opposing player be followed by a defensive error by another opposing outfield player then no assist will be awarded. If the goal scorer loses and then regains possession, then no assist is awarded.

          2. bikosp
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 21 hours ago

            That is some bullcrap explanation. You own Bruno right? Neither should be awarded with assists but most imporantly both situations should be handled in the same way cause it’s the exact same situation.

            1. Congressman
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 21 hours ago

              Not even comparable situations. Did you even watch it? Mount was nowhere near the cross. He clearly was not the intended target of the cross, whereas Cavani was clearly the intended destination. Read the rules again.

              1. bikosp
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 21 hours ago

                Both were crosses that was cleared nu the goalkeeper (actually even the same keeper). Some years ago that was awarded as assists but they changed that and subsequently I can’t find any reasoning in your explanation. Are we now back to having a cross eyed man in fpl towers guessing players intentions and handling out points thereafter?

      10. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Bruno miss of the season contender.

      11. mr. inconspicuous
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Weeks of planning to avoid using any chips has cost me this DGW (65 points with 2 to play) dropped a lot in my money league but still have all my chips left, when are people thinking of using theirs?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Exactly my situation. I am on 75. Used FTs to navigate through BGW and DGW. All chips left. Will wait for news on DGW 26, WC before that for a 15 DGWers BB team. FH in one of the future blanks.

          1. mr. inconspicuous
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 21 hours ago

            Sounds like a plan, hoping we can make up lost ground mate.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 21 hours ago

              All the best!

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Don't despair. If you've got all your chips left, you can make the points others have and more.

          Don't think many are feeling using their chips this week has been ultra successful. Many failed bench boots filled with Leeds players. KDB triple captaining can't be too happy.

          Still plenty of twists and turns to come in this season.

      12. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Soucek to Gundogan

        Yay or Nay?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Yay if no other fires to put out

        2. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Yes

        3. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Do I want 3 MC defenders or Gundog?
          I question you

      13. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Bruno knew he was offside, settle yourselves.

      14. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Bench 2 out of these

        A. Justin
        B. Targett
        C. Coufal
        D. Dallas

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Tough, but definitely not a

      15. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Is triple city defence too much?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Not enough

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Would prefer just two, but 3 not a bad decision also so far

          1. MikeS
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 21 hours ago

            Thanks boys. I currently have it but before tonight wanted ederson out to fit in kdb. But think I'll keep for a bit..

        3. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Would like KDB and 3x defenders

      16. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Getting ridiculous decisions like bruno assist today and utd still are barely top of the league

        Shows how realiant they are on external factors

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          luckily they're too spineless to actually win the whole thing but its a farce theyve been placed at the top so far by referees

        2. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          External factors?

          The ball was whipped into a dangerous position. It’s no surprise something came from it.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 hours ago

            Crap goalkeeping is better than all the goals officiating has guven them

            1. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 21 hours ago

              I mean, if there were no mistakes in football, there wouldn’t be many goals. It’s not like United are the only ones with good fortune.

        3. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          What? Whether he was given the assist or not they would still be top. The two things you mention. Aren't related

      17. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        As a Chelsea fan, happy to see Loftus-Cheek playing well. That's about the only positive from this.

      18. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Good to see the Bruno assist has been added

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          It really isn’t

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 hours ago

            Biased opinion haha

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 21 hours ago

              Haha I guess, but if a joke but ah well, we’re powerless

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Even the BBC didn’t give it and thry love Bruno

      19. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        What are some people smoking comparing Bruno and Chilwell cases? Bruno was an inaccurate cross that ended up being like a shot on target. Keeper spilled it and Cavani scored the rebound. Not a real life assist in any way but it has been given in fpl many times before. Chilwell was a cross across the goal, the keeper intercepted it and punched it away , it fell off to Mount at the edge of the box and he scored it.

        Where is the similarity?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          The goalkeeper intercepted the ball and gave it to the scorer?

      20. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        YES! Chilwell assist and 3 bonus added.

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          YES!!what about choupos?

        2. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          And Baines?

      21. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        So did KDB got injured?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Muscle injury feeling his leg.

          Looked slight but intensity related.

      22. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Areola won't get his usual save points against toothless United

      23. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        looking forward to spreading the KDB fans around. In comes Maddison and Barnes

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          funds*

      24. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Bring Rashford in

      25. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Loftus Cheek is very very bad.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Can’t run from a Magic Bean.

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          He’s never been the same since that Achilles injury in a meaningless friendly in the US

      26. Congressman
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Why is everyone whining about the Bruno assist, and comparing it to the Chilwell non-assist? Completely different situation.

        Cavani was clearly the intended destination of Bruno's cross. In Chilwell's case, the goalscorer was clearly not the intended destination of the cross.

        Read the rules, people.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          So if the ball was intended for De Gea and he then scored he’d have still got the assist? Makes zero sense, was not meant for anyone, the ball changed significantly from Areola, absolutely pathetic from FPL

          1. Congressman
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 20 hours ago

            What are you on about? Go read the rules.

      27. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Owner here but surely not an assist. They give it only because he is popular asset

        1. Rocky FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 hours ago

          Owner but non-captainer 😉
          They gave it because they always give it if the cross is intended for the goal scorer.

      28. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        Bruno assist?? what the hell? GIVE ME MY CHILLY ASSIST ASAPP

      29. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 hours ago

        FPL Clarkie

        @FPL_Clarkie

        ·

        44m

        After review the assist for Cavani's goal has been awarded to Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese international is highly owned & we favour

        @ManUtd

        assets. #FULMUN #FPL