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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. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Didn't catch the city game but just seen the highlights. The Silva goal looked fine? Talk of Rodri offside. Not for me. Anyone else?

    1. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      The ref.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He came back from offside to snatch the ball of mings I think

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        So how long he wasn’t allowed to snatch the ball from defender??

    3. jammie26
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Rodri was about 10 yards offside.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Not this season with who’s challenging City 🙂

      • Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Lol

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Rodri offside for sure

    4. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mistake to be getting Maquire for Justin

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Saints and Chelsea were tough games on paper. Guess we underrated Leicester still.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          They are top at the table.

          1. Honourvolley
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Were*

          2. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes. Hence us underrating them. I chose Foden instead of Maddison because i thought Leicester would struggle.

        2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Chelsea was easy game on paper, that's why we got Vardy for it. Soton sure, but Chelsea at this point? Please!

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        9 from 2 isn’t bad, hold for shu

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          yeah I am holind . also he brought me points in the blank gw.

          i was so emotionally connected with Dallas and wasn't sure whether they will have the double. good decision probably

    5. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Martial no better then Ashley Barnes.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Replace the anger of Barnes for sadness

    6. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      DDG and AWB cs lost 🙁
      Atleast they have lost it early. As a city fan want them to lose now.

    7. ivantys
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No McGinn and Targett for Villa against Newcastle.

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bruno assist?.....

        1. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Don’t think so

        2. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Cavani goal

          • Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bruno assist?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Well... maybe not...

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            OMG cavani

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Bemba, my guy is back

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bruno!

            Ugh!

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bruno post!

            Not sure what he said

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Now assist

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No assist

            1. Flynniesta
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Must be an assist if Diaz got one at the weekend

          • Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Desperate keeper

            • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Will wait til end of the GW, but almost 100% set on KDB to Gundogan.

              Enables Bamford to Kane the following week.

              Any reason not to at this point? Own Stones Cancelo too, and a currently strong bench of Dallas Soucek Pieters

            • Krafty Werks
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Have KDB & Stones, want 1 more City for the triple up, which to buy?

              A - Cancelo
              B - Dias
              C - Gundogan

              Thanks.

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              NO ASSIST

            • diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              No assist for Bruno most likely

            • JBG
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Great save from Areola.

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              No assist

              Mistake from keeper

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Same as the other day

            • MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Keeper should do better there!

            • Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 26 days ago

                If Chillwell was no assist that won’t be

              • Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Areola assist

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Areola assisting two goals this GW, owners in heaven!

                1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  What an imbecile

              • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Useless Areola ffs

              • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Bruno very close

              • fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                No Bruno assist. Not a shot on target.

                1. Zladan
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Should be an assist. The intended target didn’t change

                2. HonestBlatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Shot saved and rebound...should be assist for BRUNO

                  1. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Was a cross?

                3. djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I'm just listening, but it sounded like it was a cross, not a shot.

                4. fedolefan
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Lol, you guys need to learn the rules and not just come on here year after year typing player names in caps.

              • djman102
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                No assist. Chilwell 2.0

              • HonestBlatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Bruno assy?

              • Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Should have been Rashford 🙁

              • The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                He’s so good; they would be bottom half table without him

                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Cavani?

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Probably qualifies for the second part tbf

                    Not sure about the first part..

                  2. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Maybe he means Pogba? Or maybe Bruno? Or wait... Maybe Rashford with all his goals and assists this season. Not sure.

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Lmfao

                2. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Ole

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Those extra jumping jacks in training really make the difference

                3. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  You mean the refs?