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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Ashley Barnes over Cavani looking okay

    1. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Same move.Ashley Barnes is a legend.

  2. tuturututu
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Antonio not playing tomorrow would be great

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Ole laughing and smiling after a draw to West Brom... PE teacher mentality

    1. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      If i was a PE teacher I'd report you for that insult. Come on have respect for their profession

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Can you please stop being racist. Not all useless middle aged white men are PE teachers

  4. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Of course I have Maguire. Of course he hits the post

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I already own 7 players for 29 and have my free hit still

    Could there be an argument for using free hit in 26 and then just adding dallas + 1 or 2 others to get 9/10 out in 29

    1. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes if you aren't using a chip im 26. Great idea and one im looking at,

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Allows you to triple Leeds in peace in 25 too. Depends on how many changes are you making for 26?

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Depends. Are you WC after GW 29? If not, will you be stuck with players you don't want?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 15 days ago

        No wc left, really need to see the fixtures to see

  6. anish10
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Would you WC this lot? Have only BB left

    Martinez / Button
    James Cancelo Coufal Dallas Mitchell
    Fernandes Gundo Sterling Maddison Grealish
    Antonio Ings Bamford

    4.7 ITB

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Too early to say - you seem pretty well set up for nest GW, and we don't have any double GW26 confirmed yet, so wait.

    2. BooYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      ??
      Why would you WC tgat

  7. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    On 113 points with no chips played. lol.

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Class have a guy in our group on 110 with triple captain played so that amazing

    2. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      This is amazing.Congrats!

    3. Reddonkeyham 42
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Hitting some serious rank now as well

    4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Savage score.

    5. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks guys!

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Mom is so, so proud.

    7. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Incredible mate!

  8. Reddonkeyham 42
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    When will ticker update to show lack of gw29 fixtures?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Probably this week when DGW26 is announced and possibly another extra GW29 game. Have passed it on.

      1. Reddonkeyham 42
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers for response dude. Only just noticed on fpl site they had removed the blanks from 29 and kinda assumed ticker updated with it.

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      gw30

  9. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Rashford has to go now.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I've been telling here to not get him in for a while now.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        People*

    2. Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      not for newcastle, rashford to son for DGW

  10. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Would you sell any of these midfielders for Raphinha for a hit for GW25?

    Salah (EVE)
    Bruno (NEW)
    Rashford (NEW)
    Barnes (avl)
    Gundogan - pending fitness (ars)

    If not, planning to do Coufal + DCL --> Dallas + Ings (-4) for double Leeds defence and BB25, then WC 26

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes Trashford

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        seems like an overreaction to a bad game. Rashford against Newcastle is still a decent game isnt it?

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Barnes because of Martinez

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        why Barnes because of Martinez? Dont mind having players play each other

  11. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    91 and into top 5 K. Bamford to push me over the ton would be phenomenal.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      325 places from top 5k.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        I'm about 325 points from the top 5K

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      nice

      83 for me if Bruno holds the "Total Recall" baps

    3. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes please
      95 with Bamford tonight
      2.9k but will drop due to Bruno non capper

  12. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    In the "most exciting" seasonin years. City have won the league in February and the relegated sides look already set.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Battle for 12th place will go to the wire tho

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah but we have so many DGWs

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Who even said it was?

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        It is FPL wise

  13. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Johnstone a better option on a wildcard than McCarthy?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes for me

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes. Chelsea home and Leeds away, you will be lucky if McCarthy gets 4 points total.

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Just get Sanchez

      1. The Invincibles
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        This. He has Palace at home next week and Newcastle at home in 29z

  14. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Shaw max baps 🙂

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Lovely.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I think the final successful cross helped

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Yep, those last 3 minutes helped massively, could have had at least one more assist...

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Glad I got him in, looking great!!

  15. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Maguire asked if UTD are still in the title race: "Of course we are, we have to look after ourselves and go again and win the next one and the next one."

    When his own manager said they aren't in a title race last week.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Maguire never one for intellect was he . . . . kicking myself for taking a hit for Cavani after telling everyone here that United would struggle desperately to break down WBA. Arghhh.

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      No race. City won it already.

  16. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    3 - Shaw
    2 - Fernandes
    1 - Johnstone

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Will take that and run away

  17. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    That's me done for the day, off to hide behind the sofa until the Leeds game has finished

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Bam Bam says hi.

  18. wantsharptv
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Need an areola clean sheet to save my season

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Pretty sure this will not save your season.

  19. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Best move here? Planning to WC26.

    A) Mitchell -> Dallas (bench Targett/Watkins)
    B) Martinelli -> Raphina (bench Watkins)
    C) Something else

    Pope
    Tarkowski, Cancelo, Targett
    Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundogan
    BAMFORD(c), INGS, Watkins

    Forster, Coufal, Martinelli, Mitchell
    Bank 1.2m, 1FT, all chips

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Depends on Phillips and this game.

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Honestly? Both for -4.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        or sell Coufal if money needed.

  20. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Arsenal - Leeds has 1-1 written all over it

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone actually doing worse than 60 odd

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      LMS safety score is 58

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      No, haha

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Complete failure from me this week then haha

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Only joking, swings and roundabouts this year!!

    3. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yep. 48 odd with TC... ha ha! That should make you feel better

      1. toerag
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        S[] t , what happened!!

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          It’s fine. 13 to play so I’ll reassess at the end of the gameweek

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Around 5-6 million people according to the average scored

    5. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I'm 47 currently.

    6. toerag
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      The leader in my ML has 28.
      he is no longer leader

      brought in Mahrez and captained him

      the mind boggles

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Gameweek isn't over 😛

        1. toerag
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          he is!!
          i was in 3rd think ill go above him

    7. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Here 40. 😀

    8. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah 51 with bam bam and Dallas to play. Then relying on sterling (c) to save me from a drastic red.

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I am Maguire owner and didn't watch the game I saw some complaints on Twitter.

    Anyone please be so kind and explain what happened?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      From what I saw he actually had a good game, hit the post near the end

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Due to save.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Johnstone denied him.

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      He fell over looking for a free at one stage. Brom should have scored as a result.

    4. patricktaynz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      He was crap at the thing he ought to be doing well which is defending ...

      He got easily muscled off a ball he should have dealt and had to thank De Gea for pulling off a good save.

      He was again deeper than anyone else in the defensive line in the immediate build up to the WBA goal .. if we had kept a strong line, possibly an offside call

      Just bad all round defensive play by our soft center backs ... never gonna win a title with this pairing

    5. Amey
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      He's sh.te ❗

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Ok. Nothing to see hear then people:)

        Thanks

  23. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I've a bad feeling Dallas is going to punish me for benching him this week.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      He's my first sub...
      If Antonio doesn't play he comes on

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Really hope Antonio doesn't play - got Barnes as first sub
        Also got Martinez on my bench, so 24 points from 2 players with Coufal and Digne still to play 🙁

    2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah 51 with bam bam and Dallas to play. Then relying on sterling (c) to save me from a drastic red.

    3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      So you should as a white. Marching on together, dont forget that.

  24. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Feel sorry for Bruno. He should go to a bigger club.

  25. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    anyone surprised that Bielsa still doesn't speak English after a few years in English football?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I reckon he does, just not to the media.

      1. toerag
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        this

    2. Shaw must go on
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I think he does speak, just choose not! 🙂

  26. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    90 (-4) (including bonus)

    Bamford Dias Stones Gundagon (C) and maybe Antonio left.

    Come on Bamford!!!

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Can't see Gundogan either.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      86-4 with TEN left to play. Bamford up next, then Digne.

  27. money face bandwagon
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Power 5 mid.

    Son bruno sterling gun salah

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Grealish better value than sterling

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Points have dried up. Leicester mids even better.

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Even with villas doubles?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Their defenders are better value due to Martinez. Goals are minimal.

        2. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Crazy that Barnes dropped last night - averaging over 6 points per game and Leicester arguably were the best performing team in dgw19

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I've four and Grealish instead of Salah.

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Almost did Holding to Lowton...
    This hurts, has Holding lost his place then?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Until Sideshow Bob gets his customary red card, maybe.

      I got Lowton in mainly as collateral to swap Dias for Sterling. Lucky to catch his first shot on target in 3 years!

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        First goal since 2013 ... it's disgraceful that he chose this week to score 🙂

  29. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    A) Kane Salah Madds/Grealish
    B) Kane Son Madds/Grealish
    C) DCL Salah Son