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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. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Lukaku assist

  2. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I got slated a little few days back for thinking of bringing in Pogba, not saying they’re wrong, but is he worth consideration?

    1. david31058
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      People can read your mind? Wow!

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Really not following the response

    2. ow00019
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      A motivated pogba is value at that price. Think he's playing for a move in the summer right now. Certainly in my thoughts. Him and Madison could be real template breakers

    3. Kane and Ablett
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Not a bad shout, a lot of good midfield options tho

    4. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      So for clarity, did Bruno get the fantasy assist for the first or second goal

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Apparently they invented one for the first

      2. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        2nd

      3. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        First

      4. ow00019
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        First. It's treated the same as a shot being saved and rebound scored I guess.

    5. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Awb assist right?!

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Pogba got the ball from a Fulham clearance

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Am sure awb breathed on it as it passed his head.

    6. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      bit of a naff assist, but given the chances he's made that have been missed he kinda deserves one...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        No, that’s not how it works

    7. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      After review the assist goes to Bruno

      #FPL

    8. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Only casuals own KdB and Bruno ahead of Gundo and PogboooooooM !

    9. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Why does Bruno not have a 2nd assist?

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        simple answer: Martial's finishing

    10. ZEZIMA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Rashy > Pogba done

    11. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kdb to Maddison?

      Frees up funds for Wilson to Kane

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Good - Just so you know KDB will go on a run when you do

    12. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Pogback is probably the one to get now. No stopping him when he's swagging.

    13. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Liverpool need to turn up tmrw

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        The officials will ensure it doesn’t happen

    14. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      WTF why did Bruno get his 1st assist? Where's Chilwell's assist? The bias is unreal

    15. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Haha these assists are hilarious, Barnes one yesterday one of worst I've seen, needs looking at

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        The Barnes one is clear last touch.

        Pure fluke but it’s clear.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Doesnt matter IMO it's clearly not an assist in footballing terms, why it needs looking at

    16. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      AK47 on to give away a pen.

    17. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Pogba F***s

    18. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Areola haul

    19. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Rank has gone up 49.7% this gw to this point.. pretty mad.

      And that's without stones or Antonio!

      Granted I wasn't starting the gw at the best to ranks!

    20. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      BDR injured?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        banned.

      2. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Suspended according to BBC

      3. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Bertrand De Raore?

      4. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        5 yc's I think. Jammy dgw 1 pointer for me 🙁

      5. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        BDR ?

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          bobby deco reid

        2. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Oh reid
          Nvm

    21. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Ah, there's my Areola save point!

    22. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      OMG Kamara coming on. United are going to score 5 here.

    23. Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bruno assist x 2 amazing!

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Before people ask me to be banned this is obv a joke!

      2. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Ban

    24. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      What’s the deal with Rashford ? Will he stay benched ? Hold for shu?

    25. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kamara on
      UTD 3pts confirmed

    26. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Possibly the most dullest question today 🙂

      Should I hit the button to transfer the following?

      Phillips > Mitchell

      Or is Mitchell unlikely to rise tonight?

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Yes you should

      2. Davros
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        That’s a big call. Think you should sleep on that one. Don’t want to rush that decision

        1. Fuddled FC
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          🙂

      3. ow00019
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Having a player who is playing makes sense if you're all good elsewhere

    27. Edge
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Robertson to Dias or Stones? (Already got Cancelo)

    28. Bonus magnet
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Solksjaer assist

    29. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Anguissa 2bps short of 3 baps!

      1. ow00019
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        On my bench boost

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Well done! I’d like to suggest it’s great foresight rather than all that I could afford to get Salah back in (who is trailing in Anguissa’s smoke at the moment)

    30. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      rip fernandes then

    31. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kdb & Bruno out
      Gundogan & pogba in

      1. FPL_Hazards
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        £76m ITB