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

    wtf lol

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    What a miss

    1. tuturututu
        5 months, 12 days ago

        By whom?

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Diagne

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      What a miss by Diagne

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Maguire acting like it'll be a foul every time he will f go down. Clown

    4. jammie26
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Diagne looks a right handful.

        1. tuturututu
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Lol at WBA having to buy Galatasaray striker to save them from relegating

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              On form, he’s fifth highest points striker

        2. Says
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          lol @ the replay, McGuire doing everything he possibly can to avoid having to play football with the ball despite it being right in front of him

        3. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Go on West brom

        4. tuturututu
            5 months, 12 days ago

            We are sliding into Penaldes minutes

          • Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Bruno on 3 BAPS with that miss

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            United holding on to the point for dear life

          • JBG
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            I'm sick off watching Rashford.. James would do better.

            1. Says
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              lets not get carried away now

          • Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 12 days ago

            This clown of a referee letting Diagne wrestle the centre halves without consequence...

            1. Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              It wasn't a foul you clown.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Was on Lindelof though. No arguments there you clown.

            2. Big Mac 24
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Maguire is cack and feeble for such a big guy, that’s all that happened.

          • PascalCygan
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Must learn not to go on LiveFPL too early in the gameweek before that green arrow inevitably decreases!

          • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Fancy getting sent off please Bruno?

          • Says
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            For all the talent he has Bruno can never seem to find Cavani despite his good movement

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              The massive bus in front him doesn’t help

          • DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 12 days ago

            100 points not enough for a green arrow this week

            1. Sid1891
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Congratulations on your ranking

            2. Big Mac 24
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Wtf!? Are you 2nd

            3. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              That would be crazy. Suspect only true in higher ranks. Av overall is something like 40 at the moment

            4. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 12 days ago

              I meant to say 100 points won’t be enough by the time the week ends.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                For you maybe

              2. Big Mac 24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Surely still will be, even if a small one

            5. Guru Mediation
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              121 is taking me from 98k > 18k so you must be killing it

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                121!! Holy cow!! Good score. Good rank

          • Says
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            I like this angle for Bruno

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Bruno range

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Bizarrely he didn’t shoot!

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            The moment United put Rashford on the left they immediately look better.

          • DaniCT
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Any news on Gundo yet? I missed them if any.

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Diagne...

            1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Diagne what Bemba!!!???

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Misses another sitter

                1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Oh right. You're the official FFS score alert so any post from you arises interest

              2. Pukki Party
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                ... means omg
                OMG means goal

                English-bemba-english

              3. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                hahaha

          • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Manchester United bring out the best on FFS

          • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Go on Bamford, run absolutely riot on that Arsenal team.

            But preferably with no Dallas / Raph involvement this week! Behind Watkins on my bench

            1. ivantys
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Diagne throwing away all his BPS

                1. ivantys
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Accidental reply

                2. Tango74
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Why not? What happens if your players don’t play , you want your subs to blank ?

                    1. Dthinger
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Because others played them

                    2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      All my players are playing ...

                      1. Tango74
                          5 months, 12 days ago

                          Antonio and digne? Guarantee playing ?

                  • Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Really ! what another miss

                  • Reeker
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Has to score that. West Brom should of won this

                    1. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      *should've (no such thing as "should of")

                  • Pukki Party
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Cavani one week punt fail

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Here with you.

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 12 days ago

                        Keeping or selling?

                    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      You would've been better off punting on Diagne

                    3. Werner Brothers
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Glad i didn't buy him. Was tempted by wba poor header conceded, but soucek taught me a lesson 🙂

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Typical, captained Bruno last week when he scored once - no bonus

                    Scores once this week - on for 2 bonus

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Maybe even 3 if Diangana keeps missing

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    WBA dirty

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Complete sitter that from Diagne. They should be leading.

                  • seewhyaxe
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    i'm seeing many century scores out here but i'm sitting with 47 pts.

                    anyone feeling dejected lol

                    1. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      FPL is not good for mental health at all if things are not going well. You have my sympathy.

                      1. seewhyaxe
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 12 days ago

                        lol i'm ok, i treat it as a form of entertainment and am amused by my decisions at times.

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Bench boosts

                    3. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Depends on who you still have left. Chin up.

                    4. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Yes, feels so bad