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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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    @OfficialFPL
    After review the assist for Cavani's goal has been awarded to Bruno Fernandes.

    The Portuguese international is highly owned & we favour @ManUtd assets.

    #FULMUN #FPL

    😉

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lolz haha

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You forgot to give credit to the person you copied this from...

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Plagiarism!!!!

    3. TheBiffas
        2 months, 21 days ago

        dang you got me

      • fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Lol, they'll give it when Bruno scores later but is out of the baps. The assist will then get him max bones as well.

      • Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        You’ve stolen the tweet and then made the effort to change the handle.

    4. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      The ole FPL aren’t too sharp on their prizes, just chatting to my mate who won January manager of the month last year and still nothing, nada, not even a t-shirt. There must be some contacts on here eh Mark?...... the poor rugby fan wants his FPL cap and certificate. Still can’t believe he won, his team name is Quins and used to ask me what to at the rugby and dealt with me.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        tell him to keep emailing them. he'll get it eventually. i suspect covid mucked a lot of things up.

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah thanks, he has many times i think. They have replied a couple of times but nothing for ages. It’s nearly a year ha

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Poor guy hasn't had a mug to drink coffee me from in a year now

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Haha I know he’s gutted. His missus still don’t believe him. He had to send ID months ago but still nothing.

    5. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Kdb & Fernandes trying their hardest to ensure I stay with a score in the 90s
      (Kdb already succeeded)

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        this. what are they doing

    6. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Are Stones/Dias owners worried about Laporte being back in the mix? Never trust a follicularly challenged fraud

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Seems unlikely to be dropped on this form (also Laporte has been available for a while now)

      2. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Laporte is crap

      3. Bring the Cavalry
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Dias is city’s best player after KDB, he will be fine

      4. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Not particularly tbh. They’ve played so well. Laporte will need to prove himself.

      5. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Not in the least

    7. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cannot wait to this week is over.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Another week another pain

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        this x 100. disastrous DGW for me. cant believe 100+ points is a fail.

        1. MGD
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Disastrous on 100+?

          How’s that?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Mind boggling

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            im not on 100 yet but i will be by the end of the week. and it will have been a failure of a TC DGW

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Lol

    8. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bruno not English enough to get that assist tbf.

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        THIS

    9. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I know I shouldn’t be greedy but at one point when Martinez was on 11pts, I was on 122 (-12). Obviously 114 (-12) is still great and I’m delighted but it was so close to being that next level!

      Bruno, Salah (C), Martinez, Robbo to play.

      Sorry I know people will hate this but it has been such a rubbish season for me - finally something really decent!

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Nice score. A Martinez penalty save would have been perfect at the end!

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          It certainly would have - I was willing it to happen!

      2. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Similar to me, gutted they lost cleanie

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          He was on absolute fire in goal also. Such a shame

      3. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Rubbish season but at 65K OR....

        There's a lot here who have have far worse seasons so far (myself included :D)

        But yes, as a fellow Martinez owner, very annoying

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Poor choice of words sorry. I was having a terrible season but have pulled it back last few GWs.

          There’s still loads of time for you to make it back

      4. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Same boat.

        Silver lining a rival in my league has Martinez but no city defense, so pulled away a little.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Gotta love a silver lining

    10. ralfb
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Got cavani in for dgw - worth to keep him?

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Keep

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        If not for whom

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Antonio

        2. ralfb
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Antonio?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            cry LIV avl ... MUN fixtures are better, rotation noted

    11. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Can anyone who watched the City game tell me what Targett's injury looked like / was? Thanks !

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Sort of grimaced his way off. Wasn’t a limp but wasn’t right. Could be muscular, wait for update.

      2. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Not serious, but I’m worried he’ll miss the Newcastle game given the tight turnaround

    12. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Quite fancy captaining Cancelo against West Brom next GW

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Will he start though?

        Could be a 1 point cameo

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          If he misses the Cup game at the weekend I would be pretty confident

        2. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Walker went off injured so expect him to start

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm sure it will end in disappointment but I'm quite tempted if Bruno plays 90 tonight and at the weekend and if KDB is injured

      3. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Would be stupid imo

      4. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I have triple city defence should I keep it or get rid of one for kdb?

      5. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Its a good left field shout.

        He's bound to haul sooner or later. Worst you come away with 12 pts

      6. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Walker looked like he has some semi-serious issue

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Who had a semi?

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Those parties are taking their toll.

          1. jammie26
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Cancelo hitting the post was amusing

        3. ivanthemerciless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          One of the contributors in the mods and cons league has Stones captain this week, 54 points.

      7. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        salah hauling tomorrow is going to hurt

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          have faith in Pope

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          i've been trying to pretend that scenario can't happen. helps me to sleep at night. hopefully it's a chris wood masterclass tomorrow

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          He no longer does hauls, he does blanks

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            he can't keep blanking.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He can, and probs will

        4. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeh really not looking forward to red arrows tomorrow....

        5. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Few seasons be ending early tomorrow especially after the KDB masterclass today.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Lol how?

        6. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Wood scores will be hilarious

      8. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Rashford warming up yet? Clearly needed here

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Didn't call him Trashford, are you okay?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Genuinely forgot, my apologies

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Gloves on.

      9. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Salah to outscore Bruno and KDB this gw?

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Easy

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yep

      10. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Will city still buy Koulibaly in the summer... ?

        Laporte, Ake, Dias, Stones.... I bet they still spend $60m on a CB

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Need a new ST, badly.

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Considering their outlay on fullbacks, I wouldnt be too surprised

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Thought they'd fallen out with Napoli over the Jorginho transfer?
          ADL is a pain in the backside to deal with apparently.
          Don't think they will go for him personally.

      11. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        My faith in KDB is ruining my season.

        I to get rid for Kane.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yes, if he is injured. Those fixtures are good but he is on the chopping board for me too

        2. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I've been transferring in and out all season. Moral of story is keep Kane and son and forget kdb.

        3. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Gundo could be decent sub.

        4. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Keeping the next three then probably shipping out. Hes nit living up to his price this season unfortunately.

      12. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        A quart is a very good haul from Areola

      13. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Any chance Bruno gets that assist?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Zero

        2. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Always a chance if they haven't ruled it out. Clearly wasn't but the longer they don't rule it out, the more chance of him getting it.

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            On twitter they say TBC. So there is a small chance :/

      14. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Hi....is gundogan nailed?

        Thoughts on kdb to gundogan?

        Opens up Bamford to Kane gw21...

        Thanks

        1. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Seems pretty nailed and influential

        2. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I think that he is. Thinking similar. If KDB is injured, then probably my move too even for a hit.

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah let's see if injured or not

        3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          If out then he is probably the player to bring in unless you want to triple up in def

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Cheers

      15. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I miss owning Bruno for his hauls against Everton and Newcastle when he was still a differential. So boring owning him now.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I agree. My team is so boring now. Everyone in my mini league has the same

        2. Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Sell him then

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            but if he hauled my rank would drop like a stone. i am paying extortion money to bruno

      16. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Anyone fancy a vardy (c) at Everton?

        Could return to form away

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yer I'm keeping

        2. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I think he's a great option

        3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Keeping but not (C)

        4. BeWater
            2 months, 21 days ago

            He has 6 goals and 3 assists in 10 games against them. Not sure how many of those were at Goodison.

        5. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Is Foden enough attacking cover for City? Or should I get KDB/Sterling?

        6. MGD
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          How did Watkins look? Worth getting in with Villas tasty fixtures

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            He's a handsome lad

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Looked ok, played quite well but never looked like scoring

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Usually the opposite

            2. MGD
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yeah but City is always city

          3. Karhumies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Anonymous.

          4. TheBiffas
              2 months, 21 days ago

              had him since gw5, frustrating player to own yet i cant seem to sell him

            • AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Sold him for Antonio. Enough is enough.

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Need to judge next game tbf

          5. JBG
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Pep Guardiola: "Kevin De Bruyne put his hand on his leg, so I have the feeling it will be something muscular. These things happen with this amount of games."

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              This will be like something like Son against MUN, rumour that he won't play, people will sell him and he'll get 30p.

              1. jim0wheel
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                God, City’s wages are crap aren’t they?

            2. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              "He will play every game"
              "He is tired"
              Result: injury

              1. MikeS
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Lol

          6. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Is it true if you don't use it, you lose it?

            1. MikeS
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yes

          7. melvinmbabazi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Give the assist to Bruno ffs

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I have Bruno and could care less

              1. Nimby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                American?

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  He has Kiwi in his name...

                  1. Nimby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Oh yeah? Do kiwis also say could instead of couldn't?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      I think everyone misstates that colloquialism

                      It’s also about tone “ I could care less” with emphasis on could would be the ironic/rhetorical approach while “couldn’t care less” would be the literal expression of the same point. Technically neither are wrong.

            2. Podge
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Twasnt

          8. Bobby
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Tonight has not gone as I had hoped.

          9. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Stones has outscored my triple captain KDB. 😀

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Same... Just needed 2 more fricking minutes.

          10. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Areola owners must be fuming he's not getting assist points for this one either

          11. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Need Trashy to come on and score or my season is quite literally over

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Does that mean you will no longer post?

            2. TheBiffas
                2 months, 21 days ago

                ...there it is.

              • Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Diva

            3. MikeS
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              When is kun back?

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Depends what you mean by back, he’ll never be ‘back’ to being great