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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. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on these transfers?

    GW20 - Mane & Werner to Gundogan & Vardy for -4
    GW21 - Adams to Kane for free

  2. PlayPercentage
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Worth keeping Cavani?
    Man U have good fixtures coming up.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Won’t play week in week out will he?

      1. PlayPercentage
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        If he bags a few goals, the centre forward slot is his for the taking.

  3. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno assist given!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      What? Miracle happens?

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      FPL towers manipulation

  4. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    I own fernandes, but how the hell is that an assist?!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      This

  5. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is triple city defence stupid?

    Currently have Dias, stones and ederson.

    Wanted to get rid of ederson to allow kdb in but with his blank thinking of keeping the triple defence ??

  6. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Assist given.

  7. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Cannot believe that assist has been given, lmao making the rules up as we go along it seems

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      So funny that someone just said at least they are consistent..

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        I know lol, hilarious, absolute farce of a game with no rules

  8. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Hoping Rashy comes on and scores as I'm on my first MEGA haul this season. 120+ points with Mane and Robbo to play!!

  9. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Lmao how is that an assist!

    1. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Ownership

    2. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Probably had him in their team and needed 3pts

    3. PlayPercentage
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      First time I have seen "TBD" in the Assist column. Strange.

  10. Party time
      8 months, 29 days ago

      This is why you get Bruno!!!

      I feel like a cheat already 😆

    • royaljoe
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      If it ends like this, will be very bad

    • mad_beer ✅
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Loving my phantom assist. More please.

    • Bonus magnet
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Why was Chillwell not given an assist at the weekend

      Same as Bruno’s just now

      1. Zladan
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Not the same.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      FPL just delaying the inevitable when they add Bruno’s assist half an hour after FT and brush it under the carpet.

    • ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Penandes assist given what a joke. They know all the 13 year olds with Bruno bedsheets will quit playing if they don't!!!

    • aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      They should give all Chilwell owners 3 points too then.

      1. Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Exactly see my post above

      2. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Agree

    • fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah, it was going to be given the moment they delayed it so long.

    • FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Clear assist, thank god!

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Lmao

    • Zladan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      BRUNOOOO.

      For those wondering about consistency and the Chilwell decision, Mason Mount was absolutely not the intended target of the cross, Tammy was.

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      No flag on KDB yet?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Precaution, he’s fine

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Even for FPL, that’s poor.

    • PL Ball
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      After a review, Fernandes is awarded the assist for Man Utd's first goal as Areola's touch did not significantly alter the intended destination of the pass before Cavani scored

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Looooool

      2. PlayPercentage
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Same as Chilwell, then.

    • Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno outscoring KDB soon.

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        soon? are you talking about their gameweek scores?

    • melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      ASSIST GIVEN

    • Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      How is that a bruno assist?

      Exact same thing as Chillwell

      Maybe another tactic shd be hust getting in the highly owned players

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        that is already a tactic. You want the high owned players so that when they do well your rank doesnt suffer

    • Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Brunooooooo!!

    • melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      After a review, Fernandes is awarded the assist for Man Utd's first goal as Areola's touch did not significantly alter the intended destination of the pass before Cavani scored

      #FULMUN #FPL

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        It's awesome that their desicion is objective... I own Bruno, but this is bulljize.

    • DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Pen in second half now for Bruno to top it off.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        This

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Points for everyone!

    • Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      it was an assist because VAR and ffs loves United