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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Ashley Barnes over Cavani looking okay

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Same move.Ashley Barnes is a legend.

  2. tuturututu
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Antonio not playing tomorrow would be great

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 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
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

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

    • AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

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

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 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 Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

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

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

        • Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 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
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

      3. anish10
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 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
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 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
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          ??
          Why would you WC tgat

      4. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        On 113 points with no chips played. lol.

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

        2. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          This is amazing.Congrats!

        3. Reddonkeyham 42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Hitting some serious rank now as well

        4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Savage score.

        5. Mweene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks guys!

        6. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Mom is so, so proud.

        7. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Incredible mate!

      5. Reddonkeyham 42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        When will ticker update to show lack of gw29 fixtures?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. Reddonkeyham 42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 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
          2 months, 29 days ago

          gw30

      6. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Rashford has to go now.

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            People*

        2. Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          not for newcastle, rashford to son for DGW

      7. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 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
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yes Trashford

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Barnes because of Martinez

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

      8. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          325 places from top 5k.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I'm about 325 points from the top 5K

        2. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          nice

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

        3. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

      9. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Battle for 12th place will go to the wire tho

        2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah but we have so many DGWs

        3. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Who even said it was?

          1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            It is FPL wise

      10. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Johnstone a better option on a wildcard than McCarthy?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yes for me

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

        3. ivantys
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Just get Sanchez

            1. The Invincibles
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

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

        4. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Shaw max baps 🙂

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Lovely.

          2. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I think the final successful cross helped

            1. Gazwaz80
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

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

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Glad I got him in, looking great!!

        5. Naby K8a
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 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
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No race. City won it already.

        6. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          3 - Shaw
          2 - Fernandes
          1 - Johnstone

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Will take that and run away

        7. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 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
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Bam Bam says hi.

        8. wantsharptv
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Need an areola clean sheet to save my season

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Pretty sure this will not save your season.

        9. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 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™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Depends on Phillips and this game.

          2. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Honestly? Both for -4.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              or sell Coufal if money needed.

        10. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Arsenal - Leeds has 1-1 written all over it

        11. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Anyone actually doing worse than 60 odd

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            LMS safety score is 58

          2. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No, haha

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Complete failure from me this week then haha

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Only joking, swings and roundabouts this year!!

          3. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. toerag
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              S[] t , what happened!!

              1. PompeyUpNorth!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

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

          4. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Around 5-6 million people according to the average scored

          5. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I'm 47 currently.

          6. toerag
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 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™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Gameweek isn't over 😛

              1. toerag
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

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

          7. Shearer & Sutton
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Here 40. 😀

          8. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

        12. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 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
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Due to save.

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Johnstone denied him.

          3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 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
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            He's sh.te ❗

            1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Ok. Nothing to see hear then people:)

              Thanks

        13. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 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
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 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
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

        14. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

        15. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I reckon he does, just not to the media.

            1. toerag
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              this

          2. Shaw must go on
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I think he does speak, just choose not! 🙂

        16. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          90 (-4) (including bonus)

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

          Come on Bamford!!!

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Can't see Gundogan either.

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

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

        17. money face bandwagon
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Power 5 mid.

          Son bruno sterling gun salah

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Grealish better value than sterling

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Points have dried up. Leicester mids even better.

              1. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Even with villas doubles?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

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

              2. HashAttack
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 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 (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I've four and Grealish instead of Salah.

        18. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 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
              2 months, 29 days ago

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

        19. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

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