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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    How many will Man Utd score?

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      One fewer than West Brom

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Can't have a negative score, unless we're talking about a Bruno own goal

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Now it's okay

  2. boc610
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    so ben mee could be fit to play Fulham according to Dyche?

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      It will take a lot for Mee to be out, I think he plays..

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      He got battered more than a few times in the game & carried on.

  3. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    It's so strange to want one of your players to blank

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Points always give you an edge if you're bothered about mini leagues and rank or the cup etc.

  4. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    PLAY UP!

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Skate

  5. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Birthday hatty for Cavani

  6. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Lol

  7. Rep Poulette
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Nice

  8. PP6
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Ffs

  9. Gudge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 7 days ago

    There goes AWB clean sheet!!

  10. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  11. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Shaw cleanie gone already LOL

    1. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Shaw goal and assist incoming

  12. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    De Gea does good jokes

  13. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Get in!!

  14. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Didn’t get Shaw for his cleanies anyway.....

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Indeed!

    2. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      This

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Nice.

    They were a bit unlucky up front at Spurs.

  16. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Well Shaw was a nice one week punt...

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Nope

  17. King Carlos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    How did Soton and Ings look?

  18. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    So it’s looking like Ings and 3 Leeds next week 🙂

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    MOSALAD - nice punt!

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Hahahaha thanks, sometimes need a bit of luck.

  20. ivantys
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Someone's gonna win fantasy5 this week

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      omg

    • 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Lol . Obi wan kenobi n big show lost clean sheet

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Andy will be fuming.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Good. He's over achieving . About time

    • Hooky
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Lindelof very weak there

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Water is something

    • King Carlos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Lindelöf must be the most overrated cb in the league

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Ridiculous comment, who the hell has ever rated him?

        1. King Carlos
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Ogs apparently...

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Overrated? Stupidest comment I’ve seen in a while

        1. King Carlos
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Why is that?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            To be overrated someone has to rate you in the first place, ogs doesn't rate him but no other options Bailly is made out of Weetabix

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Nobody rates him to be overrated in the first place

            1. King Carlos
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Ok.. semantics.

              But he is bad..

    • mad_beer ✅
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      United defense. LOL!

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Anyone know Bruno’s top 50/100k EO?

      Do I wanna celebrate points or a blank

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Silly comment this early in the game.

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Why?

          1. CloudSky
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Over 100 by few percents. Root for a blank.

    • Zladan
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      As bad as Lindelöf was there, I can’t believe that was given. Victor’s face was literally grabbed.

      1. King Carlos
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        This...

      2. Craicer
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        That was criminal. Absolute foul.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      "Fernandes faces porous Albion...correction...WBA faces porous...".

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Looks like I benched the right players this week. Son and Lindelof!

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        You own Lindelof?

      2. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Shouldn't be owning lindelof to bench in the first place.