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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. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    As a non Bruno captainer. It's like you all haven't seen United play this season. They will flip a switch at half time and hammer West Brom 4-1

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What about against Sheffield?

      1. Breezyy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        One time.

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Blew it up ref. Pretty much what I need from this game with that Bruno EO

  3. Says
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Still a high enough chance of a Bruno peno sooner or later

  4. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Laughable that some Man U fans were talking about a title challenge.

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Almost as laughable as Liverpool's title defence.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Liverpool's defence is a source of good laughs lately.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      At some point this season there was talk of few contenders, even Spurs were mentioned...

      Funny season.

      1. Breezyy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Liverpool were even contenders at one stage it has been a crazy season

  5. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Which option for gw25?

    A) Grealish > Raphina
    B) Antonio > Ings
    C) Lowton > Dallas (have Struijk)
    D) None and carry the FT

    I’ve got Bamford and Struijk and already faced with a benching dilemma, so leaning towards D presently.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

    2. Straight Edge
        1 month, 25 days ago

        D is better I think

        1. Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I am inclined to agree. Any of the other options would require me to bench Son, Lowton (baggies at H), or a City Def

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Is this the same Utd that put 9 past Southampton

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        They're missing Bednarek

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      United have 1 shot, West Brom have 3 after 38 minutes of play. Lmao.

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Big Sam would eat Ole for breakfast

    5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Why does it say the goal scorer is maybe Diagne? It looked clear to me

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I woke up and saw the notification and for a split second was elated because I thought it said Digne

      2. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Maybe they'll give it to Bruno

    6. ivantys
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Imagine no DGW this week, everyone would be falling for the bruno cap trap just like the SHU week.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          People have fallen for it even though it's a DGW. Would love a Bruno blank here.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Really. Didn't know people capped him this week.

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Bruno blank and Gundo start + haul vs Everton would be delightful.

          3. ivantys
              1 month, 25 days ago

              A bruno blank would help so much in ranking yeah.

            • Reedy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Timing 😉

            • Straight Edge
                1 month, 25 days ago

                This aged well. He will also get a penalty soon

                1. Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Indeed.

                  Timing is everything in comedy!

            • Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Except, obviously, super smart people like you who would have seen Man City v Spurs and decided that capping Gundogan would be far better than Bruno v West Brom.

              Right?

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I didn't say I won't lol. At least everyone would get burnt.

              2. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Fallen for it hook line and sinker. Problem is, he always finds a way to score. Like right now.

              3. gonzalocampos
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                LOL - Goal Bruno and 45 min left.

            • KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bruno having a mare

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Timing!

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Timing

            • Royal5
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bruno looks awful here

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Uhm yeah ok

              2. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Timing!

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Popcorn needed for anyone going to the previous page.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Had 4 bags of it yesterday when I heard Fudgy had played his BB.
                Threw it in the bin by 5 when I had realised he’s killed it this week.

                1. Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Lol. True.

            • TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Any hope of an AWB goal?

              This is what it has come to...

            • _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bruno goal Shaw a

            • tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              BrunoGoal

            • KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              BRUNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

            • Coys96
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              FINALLY SOME JAM!

            • Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Great goal from Bruno

            • ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              classic Bruno

              worst player on the pitch and scores

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Great finish

            • My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              This week hurts so bad LOL

            • AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              1-1

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Bruno

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Brilliant

            • Breezyy
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              “Bruno having a mare”

              Stfu.

              1. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                he was tbf

              2. KGFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                You've got a prob Tony!?

              3. fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                He was if you were watching. Stfu if it hurts your feelings.

            • Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              What a goal

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Just Cavani to get involved now!

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Damn you Bruno. That's a tiny red.

            • Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Say what you want, Bruno is player of the year!

              So consistent

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                And this season as well.

            • Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Shaw to Bruno, excellent.

            • el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thats Zidane-esque finish.

            • Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Ooh Bruno, that was special!

            • Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bruno EO ?

              1. Chrisitis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                108

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  red arrow every time he scores then if not captained ?

              2. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                108

              3. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Over 100