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

    Shawl imminent.

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Rashford to Greenwood at HT

    2. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Better call Shaul.

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Ameobi like?

        God, I miss Special1TV.

        1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Someone should make one with Trump. He's got a gazillion times more nicknames than Jose had.

  2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno goal has dropped me by 5k!!!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Oh... no?

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

      You don’t own him?

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Then he would drop by 200k

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

        If he didn't own him he'd be falling by far more than 5K.

    3. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      i own him and dropped 7 places

    4. ivantys
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Your captain has one more game to go.

      • Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Just sharing the impact of EO that's all chaps

    5. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Best player in Premier League
      Bruno

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        After Martinez

        1. Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Lowton need to be mentioned isnt he

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

          After Gundo

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Till the time KDB comes back.

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

        Lowton!

      4. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Kane

    6. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Happy Shaw & Bruno owner.

      Same combination for the winner please

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

      Bruno is gonna outscore Gundogan isn't he

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        No he won't

      2. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        No but he'll outscore Sterling

    8. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Cavani needs a birthday goal.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        This

      2. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He need a rest to celebrate his birthday

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        So this.

    9. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Bottomed:

      Anyone who’s watching the match, how’s AWB looking? My mate needs an awb card for £650 (mental)

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He doesn't really get yellow cards. Strange bet.

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Maybe why the odds were good, he’s had a few cards I believe! Just not watching so can’t have an opinion!

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            He's had 1 yellow card all season. But alright... Good luck to your mate.

            AWb's strength is that he's very good at timing tackles and not fouling.

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        More chance than a Lowton goal for sure

    10. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Might need to bring Shaw in...

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

        Rubbish double tho

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          It's not that bad. cpl/che is not bad at all. Chelsea haven't found their attacking groove.

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Not really. Also, at that price it is low risk

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

            City in 27

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Easily benchable in that fixture

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        you and 4m active teams 🙂

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Won’t play twice with fixture congestion

    11. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Cavani’s been useless first half. Richarlison looking like a much better 1 week punt now

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Watching the right game?

        Cavani has been pressing very well.

        I'd say its the wing-play between Rashford & Martial that's been far worse.

      2. Tango74
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Why didn’t u Richarlison haddock a DGW?

          1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Someone hungry?

      3. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Antonio is leaving for me this week. I wanted to watch the Soton game before making a decision as I intended to do Antonio to Ings GW25 and then Ings to Kane GW26.

        Shall I go straight to Kane now?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Why not get Ings? He could have 3 doubles in a row from GW25-27.

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Yes thats the incentive but form seems poor (team form) and another injury to KWP, the RB spot seems a problem. If they go 1-0 down in games I fear their heads drop instantly. We see that with the equaliser from Wolves today.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              I thought they were fine. Adams missed some big chances. Got beaten by Neto's quality and a pen.

              1. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Are you looking to bring him in for next GW then Camzy or he already in your team?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Got him already.

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

            How many of those will he play though

          3. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            How definitive is that?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Ben Crellin reckons it's the most likely configuration (~54% chance Southampton get 3 DGWs in a row if I'm mathing right from this thread - Scenario A and B).

              https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1360357240071458817

          4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Kane, Ings, Bamford my 3 strikers on WC

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Straight to Kane I think

        3. Athletico Underachieving
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Same dilemna, I might just go for it. More fun and I’d be raging if he hauls

        4. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Which player do you think has been the best FPL asset this season so far? Bruno, Justin, Son, Kane?

          For me, I think Emi Martinez. Legend

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Id probably say Bruno.

          2. KDB4PREZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Agreed or jame Justin has been great value!

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Bruno definitely

          4. GoonerSteve
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Gundogan is in the mix surely?

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

          Bruno perma cap from now

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Your week is looking great so far, Fudgy. Good luck mate

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

              Thanks

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

            Even with bamfords double?

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

              Maybe I have it on Bruno atm tho

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Bamford (C) next week.

          4. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            What a GW fudgy. No complaining for the rest of the week!

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

              Thanks

          5. Tango74
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Most going Gundogan permanentl capt ?

          6. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 days ago

            HT: West Brom (0.31) 1-1 (0.18) Man Utd

          7. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            How can a rake and tug of the eyes not be a foul? These clowns on the sky sports panel are deluded

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Definite foul but highlights clearly the weak defence and mentality, seen de gea get fouled a few times this season they barely complain. Blatant foul and lindelof says nothing other than raising his hand

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Lindelof is weak physically and mentally and should never have been caught in that position in the first place anyway

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Yup, part of the reason they don't complain much because even when it is a foul they've been so weak and poor. Imagine vidic Stam or Keane being so meek

          8. KDB4PREZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            All the hate Bruno gets is just a joke! Put some respect on the guys name he’s the best player in the league this year and has best numbers across the board since he joined. If you don’t like him you’re prob a jealous ***^ that’s all

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              They’d all love him if they played for their team.

            2. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              World class, glad we have him in the league.

            3. ivantys
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Son would be on 200 points already if he has pens.

              • Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                He might be one of the best. That's about it.

            4. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Bruno is genuinely inevitable.

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                The Thanos of FPL

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

                Ha ha

            5. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              I don’t care if it means a red arrow - get in Bruno!

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Thanks to the fact I have Shaw, this actually gave me a green arrow

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Same hehe

                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Nice going

            6. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Diagne is actually a genuine option. Maybe not now, but at some point.

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                * Unless he has a double

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

                It’ll be hard to select him next year when he is in the championship

                1. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  ok?

              3. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Would be a differential for you. High risk high reward, depends how you want to play it given your luck this season

            7. Daniel Jebbison
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Is this good enough for BB?

              Tark Martinez Antonio Soucek

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                I personally probably wouldn't BB that.

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                This week, yes

            8. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Any ideas on who should be my first priority to ship out next week? Appreciate any advice.

              Pope
              Dallas, Dias, Lowton
              Bruno,Salah, Son, Grealish, Gundo*
              Bamford, Antonio*

              Martinez, Stones, Coufal, DCL*

              *Injury risk
              0.9 itb, 2 free transfers

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                So early, but probably Coufal to Dallas?

                Impossible to say with all them injury doubts.

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Dallas already in the team 😀 but yes, still too early. Maybe DCL to Ings

            9. Tango74
                3 months, 29 days ago

                What is better now Gundogan or Pernandes permanent capt ?

                1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  I guess the answer is still Pruno. If permanent.

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Wish there was some kind of loyalty points levy, Bruno ever present in my team since GW2, feels like his return should mean more

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  And then because I only bought Gundogan this week, others should get more for his haul

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

                  If that's the case, every Watkins return is worth twenty.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Haha yes

              • MikeS
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Justin to Shaw for free?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Or Dallas if you don’t own

                  1. MikeS
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Already have dallas

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Ok or KWP if he’s not injured

                      1. MikeS
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Was tempted by him or vestergaard until their porous display today

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

                  Maybe shaw

              • dshv
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Mee news ?

                1. MikeS
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Was ok apparently, walked down the tunnel stretcher was precautionary

                2. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Stop being selfish.

              • Salarrivederci
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                This game is very hard.. Addictive too!

                1. MikeS
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Mix of luck, skill and planning

              • George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                On a wc, help with the last 2 defensive spots. Will FH29

                A. Dallas
                B. struijk
                C. Targett
                D. Vestegaard

                1. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  AC

                2. MikeS
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Dallas

                3. Jellyfish
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  A

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

                  Dallas
                  super attacking, DGW

                5. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  A and C. But wait for the fixtures to be confirmed.

                6. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  A and C

              • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Bamford Digne and Areola later... not expecting much

              • Tango74
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Who are people captaining in GW26 now ??

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Kane or Son

                    1. Tango74
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Man City will probs have. 2 home games ?

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

                      Kane.

                    3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Gundogan vs West Ham? Pope for his 0-0 at Spurs?

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

                    Can I get away with not owning Bamford next week?

                    I own Rahinha (c), Dallas, and only spot left for Bamford is Chris Wood who has WBA at home.

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

                    Slab head playing like Roberto Carlos

                    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Yeah but without the goals. Is a maguire G or A too much to ask for ? My gameweek needs it after the sterling cappo, but, still another game to go for him.