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Fernandes faces porous Albion as the most-captained player of Gameweek 24

Over 1.5 million Fantasy Premier League managers have handed Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) the armband this afternoon, making him the most-captained player of Gameweek 24 – despite the lack of a ‘double’ for Manchester United.

‘Dead’ teams will of course account for some of that figure but, as a better gauge of active squads, Fernandes’ was the third-most-captained player of Double Gameweek 24 among the top 10k, with just under 10% of this select group making him their skipper.

The Portuguese playmaker, who was benched in the FA Cup in midweek, returns to United’s starting XI this afternoon for the trip to West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies have the division’s worst defence, having shipped 54 Premier League goals this season to date.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made two changes from the side that drew 3-3 with Everton, with Fred (£5.3m) and Anthony Martial (£8.7m) recalled.

The injured Paul Pogba (£7.6m) and the benched Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) drop out.

Sam Allardyce has also made a couple of alterations from his Gameweek 23 line-up.

On-loan Turkish midfielder Okay Yokuslu (£4.5m) gets his first start after joining the Baggies last month, with the talismanic Matheus Pereira (£5.5m) also recalled after a surprise benching last weekend.

Romain Sawyers (£4.7m) and Karlan Grant (£5.7m) make way.

Kick-off at the Hawthorns is at 14:00 GMT.


Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial, Cavani.

West Brom XI: Johnstone, Peltier, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Yokuslu, Snodgrass, Maitland-Niles, Gallagher, Pereira, Diagne.

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1,117 Comments Post a Comment
  1. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Need to use Fudgy moan tactic,he will outscore me this GW by 100 points!

  2. Coaly
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Kilman finished as an option?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Think he is

  3. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any suggestions for this team?

    Martinez (Forster)

    Cancelo - Coufal - Targett - Mee - Dallas

    Salah - Bruno - Sterling - Gundo - Anguissa

    Ings - Kane - Watkins

    0.3 itb

  4. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Are we expecting Mee to be out on Wednesday?

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Back of the Net!

  6. Says
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Meslier pulls off his mask - "I was Alison all along!"

  7. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How bad are Leeds back up keepers? Meislier is a dreadful keeper.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Haha ... perfect timing.

  8. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Only just realised, Holding isn’t playing on my BB! The actual f**k?! Why’s he not playing?!