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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. DropkickMurphys
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Ccccaggnneeeee

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

    Of course I went for Shaw over Lowton when I took out Robbo this week!

    😳

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Double gw hype lives on

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

        “Double BUR def is too much” I said. “Going to go with better player, better team”

        Hmmm

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Was not a bad reason tbh.

  3. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    damn cleanie gone

  4. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Is Antonio definitely out?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I thought the opposite.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Is this new today? Moyes said he had been on the grass training. So I fully expect him to start.

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I thought he was training too, but read some comments on here suggesting he's out. Probably just rumours.. hoping he starts

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      https://www.90min.com/posts/michail-antonio-fitness-injury-latest-update

      Sky Sports were more certain on Friday night. This is quite cautious but could be game play by Moyes.

  5. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Feeling for those who played De Gea over Martinez

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      @andy

    2. THL33
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Never bench Emi!

  6. Effe
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    AWB clean sheet wiped out already

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

      Gutted

    2. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      He could still get attacking returns

      1. Effe
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I hope so

  7. Davros
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Shaw over Lowton grrr

    1. Plagued by indecision
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Me too

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

      Same mate. Gutted

    3. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Why? I just got lowton in for this gw

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Shaw/AWB CS wipeout.

  9. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Golden rule: for as long as Maguire and Lindelof are United’s CBS you don’t touch their defenders in fpl

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Honestly can’t wait to someday get Maguire out of my team

      Knew not to play him today after watching Diagne vs Spurs, just didn’t expect it to happen his early

  10. JBG
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Wtf is going on with Rashford and his stupid turns when he can shoot??

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Playing on the wrong side

  11. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    For anyone that is fairly sure they will wc now, bb26 and fh29 - has anyone pressed the button yet it, or waiting?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Did it last night but haven't made all transfers yet. Awaiting a few price rises in my team and the official fixture announcement.

    2. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Waiting on fixtures to be confirmed. Don't wanna go in blind.

  12. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    You should know how it works by now.. man United concede 1st then roar back to win

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Johnstone haul

  14. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    At least I don’t have to chew my nails anymore waiting for a Shaw cleanie 🙂

  15. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Game will end 1-5

  16. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Ahhh, I see my Shaw CS has already been wiped out.

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Already looks like it’s going to be one of those days for United.

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Diagne is an interesting one

    Seems to get loads of chances but doesn’t seem to understand offside. Had two disallowed last game because

    1. Bragazeti
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Big Sam loves a target man upfront

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        He wanted Carroll. Think that was his first choice

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Good spot. He’s a handful but also very unpredictable which can be dangerous at moments

    2. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      The new Dele Adebola

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Porous United more like, David de pick that out the back of the net!

  19. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    How did saints look today?

    Worth targeting Ings and KWP?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Ings yes. The rest no.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Going Ings, KWP and taking my chances with Forster getting in

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Kwp got injured

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Knock or actual injury?

          1. Towsor44
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Looked like he has tweaked hamstring or summat. Didn't look particularly good from his expression, but he did walk off

      2. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Are you Ralph? What is with this expectation that Forster is coming in?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Still the most likely 4.0 keeper to play no?

          1. fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Doesn't mean he will play though.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              I know, but will need a cheap keeper on WC for my plan

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Sorry I’ve got confused, not KWP - Struijk instead

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      KWP out injured, no?

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      KWP went off injured

    5. Towsor44
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      KWP went off injured

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

      Just Ings

    7. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Well, Southampton certainly are worth targeting...

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

      So so, bit better from Saints
      Game of two halves really
      Ings only asset to take out of this really

    9. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      They were unlucky and deserved a point. Shocking decision from the officials again.

      Ings was sharp and scored a brilliant goal. Armstrong good too. Shame about KWP injury. They will miss him.

    10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I might go for Armstrong in my WC + BB team.

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Benching Maguire for Coufal, RMT helping me out for a change 🙂

  21. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 15 days ago

    What a joke. Wasted my BB and United losing.

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Should have got Pat Mustard instead of Bruno

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Ok Father.

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        😀

  22. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    United so prone to individual mistakes, exactly why I can never trust their defenders in FPL. Confident cleans for most other teams thrown out the window from this club, lmfao.

  23. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Shaw > Dallas is tempting me

  24. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Went Bruno cap than Gundo 🙁

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      He's blanked already?

      Sure hope so.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Not even a quarter of the game done yet

  25. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Current squad, 1 ft and 2m itb.

    McCarthy Pope
    Stones Justin Coufal Targett Taylor
    Salah Son Bruno Gundogan Saka
    DCL Antonio Bamford

    Taylor to Dallas for next gw???

    1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas in looks good but why not get rid of Justin instead? Not likely to play again this season.

      1. Ninjaa
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Ahh I hadn't updated team after yesterday mornings transfers. Justin is Lawton and Son is Sterling

        1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Sounds like a plan then, would definitely want two Leeds for next GW

  26. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Let's go Rashford and Bruno! Need you to score here!

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

      Bruno might, Rashford will just turn and turn and turn and shot feint and shot feint in front of goal.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        He is good at that though.

  27. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 15 days ago

    United are trash. Mid-table team, if that

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Guess every team in the league is mid table then

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Not City

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          You must be a glory hunting City fan?

          1. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Nope. Football fan

  28. Party time
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Hahaha 😆 man utd

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Terrific team

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Context?

  29. JBG
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Did Diagne play in a league that didn't have the offside rule or something before coming to WBA? Inzaghi would be proud watching this.

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Martial & Rashford doing a poor job so far

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Martial doing his invisibility trick