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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. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Ownership sways a lot of these decisions. Keeps more people engaged in the game.

  2. highsguy
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Which one?
      A) Robbo & Dallas -> Dias & Cancelo
      B) Robbo & Holding -> Dias & Stones
      C) Robbo & Holding -> Cancelo & Stones

    • Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I currently own Foden, thinking of switching to Gundo as I think he's more nailed. Good move?

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

        I own Foden and plan to get Gundo

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

          as well.

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Think we were unlucky not to get a return from foden tonight, he passes the eye test I'm just not too convinced he's nailed. They have some good fixtures coming and I don't want a city asset sat on my bench for them.

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

              After tonight's performance he surely plays loads of minutes in upcoming games!

              1. Kay317
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 29 days ago

                You'd think so. But then he scored the winner against Brighton and got benched against palace.

                1. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 29 days ago

                  I guess the cup may change things anyway

    • rnrd
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I am a Bruno owner and giving him an assist for the cavani goal really is disgraceful

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

      So Bruno’s cross is parried away by Areola inside the six yard box, going across goal and falls to Cavani outside the six yard box heading towards the half way line...

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Sometimes these new balls can move in the air...

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      So Bruno and likely Salah will outscore KDB. Oh how the turntables...

    • Drumandbaines123
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Disgraceful award of an assist there... faith lost in the decisions made from above now.

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Brunoless?

    • Party time
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Everyone has Bruno so it doesn’t make any difference

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

          It does because people are trying to form an agenda against him now.

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

            Come on, it has nothing to do with Bruno.

          2. Party time
              8 months, 29 days ago

              Lol

        2. Neevesy
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Get Rash on Ole!

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

          Is their a worse Noral FPl Pick than Bruno???

          Jammy penalties

          VAR calls that refs apologise for after

          Phantom assists becuase utd have the biggest fan base

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

            Moral***

        4. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Said it before and always get negative comments whenever I say it.

          FPL has consistently given dodgy assists to high ownership players. I don't know what the ownership threshold is exactly, but it feels like something greater than 15%.

          This isn't me being salty as I have benefitted from it in the past and will probably benefit from it in future.

          No point fighting it, just accept it and factor it in to your thinking.

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

          Rough one for Chilwell owners, 6 points gone missing cause of lower ownership.

          1. fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            6 points lost for everyone, 3 points gained for everyone. Just a net 3 point loss.

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

              😆

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Now I know FPL’s goal is just to make me mad. Still waiting for my Chilwell assist.

        6. Gobigorgohome
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          THIS IS NOT ASSIST FFS

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

            Even the BBC aren’t that bent

        7. rokonto
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Does Bruno get banned if yellow card tonight?

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

            Yeah but it’ll be given as a goal on FPL.

          2. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Yes

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

            Yes. This is the final game to earn a suspension for 5 YC.

          4. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Yes but it will only be a FA Cup game missed.

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

              Oh interesting. Thanks, didn’t know that!

        8. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 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"

          Surely Areola's touch does significantly alter the intended destination though? It's not like Cavani would have scored it if Areola wasn't there?

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Agreed. Disgraceful decision

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

            He could well have. Had it deflected off the defender there would not have been question around it.

            Only because of the Chilwell lack of assist and such uproar was it controversial.

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

              I can't see it though - I just can't see how Areola can't be deemed to not be significantly altering the cross here! Pic: https://i.imgur.com/Y1hZXFU.jpg

          3. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            FPL towers is probably riddled with Man United fans though, just like the PGMOL, what do you expect

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

            That is hysterical

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

          If the keeper doesn't touch the ball then Cavani doesn't get near the cross. Very very sad from FPL

        10. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          LMAO they actually gave the Bruno assist 😆

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

          Which option looks better?

          A. Werner to Vardy in GW20 & Adams to Kane in GW21

          B. Werner to Kane in GW20 & Adams to Vardy in GW21

          C. Werner & Adams to Vardy & Kane in GW20 (-4)

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            A)

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

              Cheers mate

          2. BIG TONES
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            A

        12. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Ok. Now we will surely get our Chilwell assist.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Too late.

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Needs another 27% ownership.

        13. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Sweet jam!

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

          It all brings back painful Choupo non-assist memories 🙁

        15. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Chilwell assist and 3 baps?

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

            At 4am!

        16. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Wow, just checked FPL fully expecting Bruno not to have been given the assist.

          There was a really similar goal scored recently - but I’ll be damned if I can remember the scorer/assister.

          But the assist was not given in that instance, so absolutely no way should Bruno’s be given either.

          FPL managers want consistency above everything else!
          (Bruno owner by the way!)

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            chilwell to mount

          2. thegaffer82
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Ahhh Chilwell... that was what I was thinking of!

          3. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            It was Chilwell and the reason I didn't give the assist that time is becuase I don't ow Chilwell. I think that's fair.

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              *own

          4. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Still waiting for my Chilwell assist. This game is a joke.

        17. Syd.
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          They just make the rules up as they go along

          That said the game has been gone for quite a while now they are just missing Micky Mouse as the mascot

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

          greenwood and martial have been useless

          1. Syd.
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            I wish I had a £1 every time Martial & Useless has been used in the same sentence.

        19. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          FPL has just become FIFA at this point. Giving the highly rated players constant boosts.

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

            If that had been say Cedric and then Areola dropped it with Xhaka scoring the goal, they wouldn’t have given the assist.

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              of course they wouldnt have, it wouldnt even be a "TBC", just "NONE"

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

          Maguire u useless lump at least get one in target

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

          Pathetic from FPL. I'm furious. What a joke. Fuming.

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Brunoless?

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

              Yeah. I don't watch the Big bang theory

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

          Tough week for my cup opponent..

          Brought Mahrez in for a hit, benching Kane. Kane’s 9 would have come on if Mahrez hadn’t gotten a 15 min run out today. Mahrez was his only player who scored less than 7 and he’s going to lose to me with no chips.

          Oh and he C Vardy and VC Antonio

          So close, yet so far away...

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            A hit for mahrez to bench Kane v shu. Jeez you lucked out with that cup opponent.

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

              My mistake, it was Vardy Antonio in for Watkins & Donkey he had gotten Mahrez on WC the week before

              Not bad moves..

        23. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Bruno owner but that definitely was not an assist!