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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. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pogba sleeping there

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pretty sure AWB messed that offside line up, not Pogba.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Tuu hi us

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          This*

          My iPhone autocorrect is very interesting sometimes...

  2. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Think those who played no chips will be the real winners this week

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Indeed, I’m pleased

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      TC Stones?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Fair enough. Congrats all 400 of those guys

    3. SM001
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      How do you know your chips will go well?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Erm - they haven't.

        Bench boosted this week for + 11 points. But I wish I hadn't and bet plenty wish they hadn't either.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah, quite happy I didn't use BB or TC, since no Stones.

    5. SINGH
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Damn right. Wildcard BB and FH all to come in next few weeks and then TC whenever

    6. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I triple captained Sterling and very happy. I only got 3 points with that chip last 2 seasons

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Doesn't feel like it right now.

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Why? Depends theirs a lot of no chippers with 30/40 pts gap inregards to many who BB...

        I think you might be right re TC... KDB fail... let's see what happens with Bruno and Salah though...

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          There's

      • jammie26
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Indeed 104 so far, salah (c) and TAA plus bruno and grealish, watkins on Saturday with no chips. Happy with that.

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lookman is absolutely essential at that price

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Nah

        2. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Nope, no he is not. Saka/Soucek/ESR all better options

          1. jammie26
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Gundo?

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Pen check

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Ballpoint here

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Quality!

            2. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Laugh too much at this

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Felt tipped

        4. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Fulham please switch to 10-0-0 and protect my Areola CS

        5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          That’s a pen to united

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Give me a break

        6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Varchester is blue

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            United desperate already??

        7. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          https://twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1351988572371488770?s=19

          ESR-wagon about to be derailed? 😆

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Nah

          2. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Hardly

          3. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            It’s Arsenal, so they’ll drag it out til March then realise it’s too late.

        8. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          How is that not a pen lol.

        9. ivantys
            2 months, 27 days ago

            How's this for a midfield 5: Saka, Pereira, Soucek, Gundogan, Lookman

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Smith-Rowe to save some money?

            2. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Power.

            3. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Vomit

            4. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I don't think you could spend the remaining funds xD

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            How isnt Rashford on yet? Ole clueless, Lookman will rip them apart

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              You want a unforced 10th min attacking sub?

              Not sure you quite get this whole football thing...

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Yes I genuinely think Ole should make a sub to cater to my FPL team.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I’ve heard of talking to hear your own voice, but....

              2. Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Give him a break, he's only learning

          • jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Just finishing up the City-Villa game. Why would that be considered offside? Mings played the ball, then had it stolen. A deliberate play on the ball by the defender, no? If it's a deliberate play, then there's no advantage by the attacking player. Am I misinterpreting (or missing) something?

            (legitimately asking, not trying to troll)

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              For me it was 100% offside, but apprently it was looked as a "new phase of play" immediately after Mings touches the ball.

              1. Jimmers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                ...which is a peculiar imterpretation

                1. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Which is a BS interpretation

            2. Jimmers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              He benefited from coming back from an offside position

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I can understand that, but the rule was changed to be "deliberate play," so even if offside -- regardless of how far, I assume -- I thought the rule reads the attacking player is not considered to have gained an advantage. Just my interpretation, I suppose. Could very well be wrong.

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  The "deliberately play" is only used when the player in an offside position "receives" the ball from the defender. And in this situation he tackled it from him.

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Honestly didn't know or think that mattered. But fair enough.

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              They say it’s a new phase of play when mings chests it

              Terrible call

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Agree.

            4. Free Hat
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Imo he could have cleared it.
              If he controls and then loses it, I get why they consider it a new phase.

              More a mistake. He could and should have cleared it.

              But found it also fishy first watching it, dont know what the rules are.

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Even if he controls it it shouldn't make a difference, as Rodri didn't recieve the ball from him, he tackled him.

                1. Free Hat
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Yeah I can understand why.
                  Offside rule advantage isnt clear at all. Not the first case.

                  But still, not very smart from Mings. I think he know he was there, wasnt worth the risk.

            5. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              If that’s the rule then it makes a mockery of offside. Could be exploited in several ways. 100% offside for me. Also how does he not gain an advantage by coming from offside on blind side of the defender?

            6. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Because he came back from an offside position to challenge for the ball.

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Right, but Mings had the ball and played it. I'm guessing that's why they made the ruling -- and whatever new phase of play is...?

                Again, just my interpretation of the rule. I don't know. That's why I'm asking.

            7. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Because they dont understand the rules and/or own Martinez

            8. jammie26
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Mings miscontrolled it because of the man who was coming back from 10 yards offside FFS

                1. TOPCAT1960
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Suspect Mings thought in his mind that he had time to chest it down and then pass or clear, in the knowledge that Rodri was not a threat. This is more about Mings not understanding the rules in my opinion.

            9. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Here's a graph of all the people who actually stop playing FPL after writing I QUIT on FFS:

              Pretty accurate IMHO.

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                No axes?

            10. JBG
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              VAR always heLPs MU... Yeah right.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Nice to see them right for once. A first today.

            11. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              City have bought VAR from United.

            12. Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              How did Chelsea manage to beat this Fulham team?

              1. JBG
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Red card.

                1. Nikolai Volkoff
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Ah, that's why

            13. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              So now the "clearing BB junk" mode begins..what to do here?

              Martinez, Johnstone*
              Stones, Dias, Dallas, Coufal, Bednarek
              Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek*
              Vardy, Bamford, Adams*

              * the ones I wish to get rid of
              1ft
              Absolutely nothing itb

              Please give some advice. Maybe Antonio or Gundo for a hit? (Johnstone to make way)
              Cheers!

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                How much did the BB players gain you in total?

                If you're taking a hit it could negate the benefit you gained.

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Ashamed to admit...let's say its somewhere between 5 and 7 points. Very wasted BB.

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Wait until the weekend games are over. If Southampton lose to Arsenal that can change everything because they are likely to have a DGW in 23.

              3. Davros
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Areola Watkins ERS

            14. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Boy who cried wolf situation with united now with all their pathetic diving all season

              1. Podge
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Pool fan

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Everton

            15. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Fulham no longer whooping boys.

              Well organised team of late.

              1. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Looking solid.

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Shifted to their West London neighbours 🙁

              3. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                There's much worse teams. I would like them to stay up

              4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Don't think they were ever whooping boys. Whipping boys maybe.

            16. Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Anguissa yellow. Well done.

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Rollercoaster.

            17. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Can anyone tell me what Targetts injury looked like / was? Cheers!

            18. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Anywhere else on the pitch that's a foul all day. Clear pen.

            19. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Klopp comments stopping the officials awarding United another penalty 😉

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  VAR check got lost in mail?

              • Im New Here
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Argh my precious AWB cleanie

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Anyone c Bruno?

                  1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Here

                  2. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Delusional utd fans

                  3. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Mostly ghost teams I'd assume

                  4. RedAlpha10
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    My 2 Mini League Rivals

                • Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Best way to use third City spot along Cancelo and KDB ?

                  1) Stones
                  2) Gundo

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Stones

                  2. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Pebbles essential!

                  3. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    By getting rid of Kdb.

                • Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Can somebody update me on the KDB injury, what happened?

                  1. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    He heard people TCd him, so the pressure got to him, mental damage.

                  2. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Nothing really; slight muscle

                    1. Original Pirate Material
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Thanks.

                  3. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Took a kick from Grealish, went off not long after.

                    Pep update needed.

                    1. Original Pirate Material
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Thanks

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Any chance of areola saves or are they completely dominant ?

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Let’s hope for cs instead

                  2. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    There's your save.

                • TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Genuinely won't have a clue who to captain next week if Bruno picks up his 5th yellow here...

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Or gets his rest...

                    1. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Yep, or this

                  2. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Possible Bruno rest next GW IMO given he will play at the weekend and Rashford has been rested tonight

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Anybody else think city looked better once kdb went off

                  1. Daniel - When to BB?
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    The last time they were without him they won the title

                  2. panda07
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah he was tired and in need of a rest. What's the point in having him when Gundogan is only 5.5m and possibly on pens?