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

    In a parrarel dimension Cancelo scored rather than hit the woodwork, KDB had his assist.

    Its all good now, can go to sleep.

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

      LiveFPL ‘What if’ to give you sweet dreams.

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Despised that game with KDB(c) and Cancelo

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

        Feel your pain.

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

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

    Enables Bamford to Kane the following week...

    Got Stones and Cancelo as other City, and a decent bench

    1. TheBiffas
        2 months, 27 days ago

        i am highly considering this but knowing my luck kdb will start hauling

      • ajay_kl +42
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Kane has never left my team so I approve of that move

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers. Son has stayed in mine but sold Kane weeks back (other than on FH)

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

        Not a bad shout
        Gundogan prob on penalties too

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

      Areola useless get outa my squad

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        5-6pts likely on my bench boost, fine with that

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

      If that hit a defender and fell to Cavani, it’s a Bruno assist.

      It reached the intended target by means of deflection.

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

      No bruno assist for goal, why?

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

        Rules.

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

        A cross, not a shot.

        1. Nemes1s
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yet the keeper dived and saved it...

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

            Same as Chilwell

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

        It will be givenz

    5. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Its great that Bruno gets no asisst there much like Chilwell didnt. Im glad FPL has some consistency unlike VAR

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

        Fpl has no consistency

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I mean the rules lol

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

            Ahhhh

    6. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      As a Cancelo non-owner I feel like I’ve got away with murder the last few GWs

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I think I'm going to bring him in for that huge haul everyone says is coming. He's had a rest and Walker is crocked

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

      Someone explain how that wasnt a Bruno assist very quickly? Just so I understand this better.

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

        Keeper save and fumble

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

        Cross deflected by keeper rather than pass to cavani or rebound from shot

    8. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Is Conor McGregor fighting at the weekend? First I've heard of it from BT.

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

        Yes, Saturday evening

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

        Yeah but he’s washed

    9. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Silly question but do defenders get negative points for conceding a penalty?

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

        No, should imo.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No

    10. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Bruno assist.

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

        Nah was a cross

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

          It reached its target with only a single deflection.

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 27 days ago

              No assist

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Or maybe I’m wrong but same thing happened with Chillwell?

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

                    Nope. Mason Mount wasn’t the target of Chilwell cross.

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

          Fantasy Premier League
          @OfficialFPL
          ·
          23s
          Goal - CAVANI
          Assist - TBC

          Fulham 1-1 Man Utd (21 mins)

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Oh

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

            They’re going to give it 😆

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

              Hopefully:)

            2. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Dat ownership

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

          Where's my Bruno assist?

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

            With the keeper

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            If it wasn't an assist for Chilwell it's not an assist for Bruno.

          3. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Hopefully in the post

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

            It’s not an assist

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

            Bruno owner. Looked a cross

            No assist

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

              Same and I’d be amazed if they gave it. No different from chilwell

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

                Even same keeper

            2. elwardio
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I thought if cross it was whether reached intended target?

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

          Mid match... but gonna try.

          1 to start next week
          A. James (WOL)
          B. Dallas (new)
          C. Coufal (cry)

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Gotta be A if you got him

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

                Ya thought so

                Damn bb squad. I usually dont let myself headaches

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

                  Thanks btw

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

            Areola CS up in flames

          3. Tim Canterbury
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Talk sport described it as a cross

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

              It was.

          4. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Camera angles at the Cottage are utter shite.

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

              You should be glad that picture ain't in black & white.

              1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                No kidding.

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

            Did Mark cap Bruno?

            @OfficialFPL 1m
            Goal - CAVANI
            Assist - TBC

            Fulham 1-1 Man Utd (21 mins)

            #FULMUN #FPL

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

              It'a not an assist.

            2. Granville
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              No chance. it was a cross

          6. FPLGOOD
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Blaah of course i have bruno tc:

            No pen on fred when should have
            No assist for goal when should have
            Post
            Great save

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

              Unlucky mate

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Wasn't a pen
              Wasn't an assist
              Yes he missed the target
              Was a straight forward save

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

                You clearly dont understand much

          7. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Time to rack up the saves I guess Areola

          8. ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Bruno owner. We all know that isn't his assist. Move on

          9. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yay Cavani goal, first thing to go my way this week 🙂

          10. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Start double City defence, or bench one and play both of Coufal / Dallas?

            Cancelo Stones Coufal Dallas Pieters

            1. Sid1891
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              City defence

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

              Kiko Casilla should answer that.

              1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Haha, fair. Basically banking on attacking returns from Dallas at this point. I’ll probably play the first 3

          11. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Fair play to Scott Parker. Fulham look like a proper side now. Can see them avoiding relegation.

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

              Who to go down?

              1. Hect.OR 98th
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Allardyce. Don't care which team he's in charge of, either.

              2. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                sheffield west brom newcastle

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

              Looks like Sheffield wbrom and Burnley to me

          12. ivantys
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Sometimes I wish assists would just be like on official sites, all fantasy ones be removed so there won't be jammy/high ownership ones.

            • BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              There is nothing more irritating than owning a player who makes your rank go down the more points he gets.

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

                Yes there is, not owning him

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  thats not irritating though, thats just stupid

              2. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Who? Bruno?

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  bruno, salah, kdb. take your pick

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Oh right yes lol

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              If that's an assist for Bruno then I demand my 3 points from a Daniel Podence assist in October.

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

                Choupo from years back too!!!

            • ZEZIMA
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              NEVER a Penandes assist. NO CHANCE

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

                Agreed

            • fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              How many red pandas on this site?

              1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Not enough.

            • Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Bruno TC should spam attack the FPL twitter page and they might get the assist

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

                They usually give into ownership.

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                That's stupid