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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. JJO
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    If Areola concedes 1 more and stays on 1 point I will have:
    108-108 draw in cup
    Same amount if goals scored and conceded
    Both will have Salah
    Martinez vs Watkins for a victory
    What a cup tie 🙂

    1. JJO
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      And now top of page to confirm it

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Box office geez. GL

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

    So after looking forward to City's match today all week because of TC KDB, I now have to pin my hopes on a Chris Wood masterclass tomorrow to save my season. How the mighty have fallen.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Very poor decision to tc

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        BS

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      top 1 k and your season still need saving??

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

        Clearly trolling

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

        Yes my season needs saving after a terrible DGW for me. The result of my WC16 in preparation for this GW being completely decimated by injuries, covid and cancellations.

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Same here, I need a Grealish brace to save my dignity

    4. TheBiffas
        8 months, 29 days ago

        'save your season' at 500th?

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

          I was expecting TC KDB to get me near the top 100. After his fail, tonight and tomorrow's game as well as saturday's game I will lucky to still be in the top 1k. Currently ranked 617th.

      • DirtySanchez
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        You are literally the worst kind of player - humble bragging.

        Jog on

    5. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      RLC is terrible football player.

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

        English commentators love to rave about him because he's 'tall', 'well built', 'powerful'

        Says a lot about our national game

    6. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      This game needs Rashford

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

        No game needs Rashford, and I’m a utd fan

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

      Wow Pogba

    8. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Any genius Pogba owners?

    9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      What a goal

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

      POGBA!!

    11. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      assist?

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

      Boom

    13. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      pogbaaaaaaaaaa

    14. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno assist? 😆

    15. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno assist on Pogba goal?

      He was within 10 yrds of the ball, that should be enough...

    16. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      KDB and Salah to Gundo and Pogba done 🙂

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

        Congrats 😉

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          I’m rich now too 🙂

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            What you gonna spend it on?

            1. Londongeezaa
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              A new car 🙂

    17. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      It will be fun if Bruno gets a yellow. No KDB no Bruno next GW and the captain shout will be all over the place. Don't want to happen but will be an interesting coundudrum

      1. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        KDB is out?

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

          With his hamstring injury probably

          1. xuwei
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Oh thanks - missed the game.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              We don't know.

              He won't until tomorrow...

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

      Great Areola save denies a genuinely Bruno A

    19. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Pogba becomes and option

    20. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      The guy who has the highest score this Gameweek has Cavani, and Pogba.....

      Currently sitting on 183 points, with 5 more points added if bonus stays the same, wtf!

      1. MIDIMAN2010
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah he’s prob took 54 point hit and OR of 4 mil

      2. Werder Bremner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        With SGW players too, amazing score

    21. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Great goal but Parker has to be dirty with his players for not closing down the space!!

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

      Pogba has been so good ever since Mino came out saying he is leaving.

      So typical of a player to start performing when they’re looking for new clubs.

    23. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno assist, he looked at the ball

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        And told Pogba to shoot

    24. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Will Rashford now get in ?

    25. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno assist

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Confirmed?

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

      mystery bruno assist incoming in 30 minutes

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

      Pogboooooommm

    28. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      After a review there is a chance to give it to Bruno

    29. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Looks like it's Pogbaack eh?

    30. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      finally Pogba banging goals from outside of the box like in his Juventus days

    31. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Whys Bruno been given an assist FFS

    32. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      How can we rule out that Bruno wasn't willing that ball to fall to the feet of Paul Pogba?

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

        Solid point. Add an assist.