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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. DropkickMurphys
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Ccccaggnneeeee

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      😳

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Double gw hype lives on

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

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

          Hmmm

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Was not a bad reason tbh.

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      damn cleanie gone

    • MikeS
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Is Antonio definitely out?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I thought the opposite.

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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.

    • ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Feeling for those who played De Gea over Martinez

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        @andy

      2. THL33
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Never bench Emi!

      3. Effe
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        AWB clean sheet wiped out already

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Gutted

        2. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          He could still get attacking returns

          1. Effe
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I hope so

      4. Davros
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Shaw over Lowton grrr

        1. Plagued by indecision
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Me too

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Same mate. Gutted

        3. money face bandwagon
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Why? I just got lowton in for this gw

      5. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Shaw/AWB CS wipeout.

      6. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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

      7. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Playing on the wrong side

      8. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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
          4 months, 1 day 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
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

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

      9. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

      10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Johnstone haul

      11. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

      12. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Game will end 1-5

      13. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

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

      14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Big Sam loves a target man upfront

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            He wanted Carroll. Think that was his first choice

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          The new Dele Adebola

      15. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

      16. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        How did saints look today?

        Worth targeting Ings and KWP?

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

          Ings yes. The rest no.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

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

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Kwp got injured

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Knock or actual injury?

              1. Towsor44
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 1 day 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
            4 months, 1 day ago

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

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Still the most likely 4.0 keeper to play no?

              1. fedolefan
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Doesn't mean he will play though.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

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

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

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

        3. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          KWP out injured, no?

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          KWP went off injured

        5. Towsor44
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          KWP went off injured

        6. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Just Ings

        7. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Well, Southampton certainly are worth targeting...

        8. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
          4 months, 1 day 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!
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

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

      17. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

      18. Milkman Bruno
          4 months, 1 day ago

          What a joke. Wasted my BB and United losing.

          1. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Should have got Pat Mustard instead of Bruno

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Ok Father.

            2. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              😀

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 1 day 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.

        • Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Shaw > Dallas is tempting me

        • KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Went Bruno cap than Gundo 🙁

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 1 day ago

            He's blanked already?

            Sure hope so.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Not even a quarter of the game done yet

        • Ninjaa
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
            4 months, 1 day ago

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

            1. Ninjaa
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 1 day 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
                4 months, 1 day ago

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

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

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

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day 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
              4 months, 1 day ago

              He is good at that though.

        • AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 1 day ago

          United are trash. Mid-table team, if that

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Guess every team in the league is mid table then

            1. AMBELLINA PRISE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Not City

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                You must be a glory hunting City fan?

                1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Nope. Football fan

        • Party time
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Hahaha 😆 man utd

          1. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Terrific team

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Context?

        • JBG
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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.

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Martial & Rashford doing a poor job so far

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Martial doing his invisibility trick