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

    Rashford sleeping again!

  2. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Where's all the frauds on here who said late in the first half united were going to win this 4-1 after being a goal down. I believed you but now what? No surprise you are shite at FPL.

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

      You tell them.

      For how long were you a believer?

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        For a whole half. Played with my emotions them useless casuals. Being a sheep is what suits them most.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Sorry we don’t all have a crystal ball you clown

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Here's one of those casuals.

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        haha cheers.

    3. Reeker
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Can't predict the future. Captained Gundo and brought in Richarlison over Cavani anyway.

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Well, then don't?

        1. Reeker
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Well somebody's got to jinx it. Hiding behind the couch without Bruno (c) and Cavani

  3. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    This Arsenal v Leeds game could go anyway.

    I'm guessing 2-2.

    But if you were picking a winner which way would you go?

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Leeds

    2. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Leeds

    3. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Leeds 3-2

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

        I'm thinking Leeds win too...

  4. Vazza
      3 months, 2 days ago

      This PE teacher is so bloody useless

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Pretty sure his players are and not him.

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        *racist

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I can smell a lucky pen

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Where have you been sticking it?

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        For Bamford

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Cavani with nothing to celebrate today.

      1. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He really should be given a rest to celebrate it

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I shaved my eyebrows off by accident.

      Damn this lockdown

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        My beard trimmer batteries ran out midway through my trim 🙁

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Batteries?! Was it made in the 90's?

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          My beard is out of control also. My daughter commented on my eyebrows so I gave it a go. Ain't no brows no more 🙂

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Have to use the cat filter on zoom

      3. JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        That's a weird place to start when you want to trim or shave your beard?

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Was gonna try the flame thing the Turkish barbers do on the ears. May give it a miss 🙂

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

      City winning this title at a canter

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Rashford on q bap

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      If Big Sam can teach Diagne the offside rule and how to finish he would easily win the golden boot

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

      Bruno SOT

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        3 BAPs confirmed

      2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        SOT = on and SoT = off?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Other way round. Big target = off target

      3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        A Bruno (c) return is worth 6 points more than a Salah (c) return

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      There is too much hatred in the world, and there is too much anger on this website right now.

      Especially on this consumerist holiday celebrating love.

      More love people!

      The Earth and all of us who only survive because of the Earth, need more love!!!

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Wrong website

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      At this rate, Pep may rest his entire first choice line-up. Gundo, Sterling etc.

      Why risk burnout when they are run away leaders?

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Time for Liam Delap to shine

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Maguire post

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        FT 1 1

    • mookie
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who will play in Phillips' position? Klich or Shackleton?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Dallas

        1. mookie
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I kinda doubt that. Thanks though!

      2. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Struijk

        1. mookie
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Would that mean either Shackleton or Ayling at CB?

          1. Werner Brothers
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Ayling

            1. mookie
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Cheers!

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

      Maguire post

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Shaw on max baps

      1. tuturututu
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Niceee

      2. ivantys
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Shaw should steal the 3 bonus with that big chance?

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Agree. Hopefully.

          2. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Yup 3 baps. Nice after the stupid posts earlier in the game after man utd conceded..

        • Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          WBA disappointed with only 1 point here.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Why on earth did I start lacazette, idiotic decision again

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Same here. Coufal and Dallas missing out when he has his 10 min cameo

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Yea that’s the worst thing you know he’ll get 15 mins to stretch his usless legs

        • Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Couldn't even beat West Brom 😆

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 2 days ago

              City, pool, Chelsea all drew with brom lol.

              1. Werner Brothers
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                If I'm not mistaken, at least 2 chelsea managers were sacked after wba game.

          2. money face bandwagon
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Decent result as a gun(c) and bruno owner

            1. Sid1891
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Same boat
              I’ll take it

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Huge win for Gundogan captainers.

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

            Cavani you dumbo 😆

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

            Not the slabhead we needed, but the one we deserve.

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

            Expect Shaw to end up with the 3.

          7. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Pathetic from united

          8. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            What a save from Johnstone

          9. Slurpy
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Shaw siuuuuuuuuuuuuu

          10. Says
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Why does David Jones always sound so phony