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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. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Shawl imminent.

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Rashford to Greenwood at HT

    2. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Better call Shaul.

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Ameobi like?

        God, I miss Special1TV.

        1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 7 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
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno goal has dropped me by 5k!!!

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

      Oh... no?

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      You don’t own him?

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Then he would drop by 200k

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

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

    3. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      i own him and dropped 7 places

    4. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Your captain has one more game to go.

    5. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Just sharing the impact of EO that's all chaps

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best player in Premier League
    Bruno

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      After Martinez

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Lowton need to be mentioned isnt he

      2. Londongeezaa
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        After Gundo

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Till the time KDB comes back.

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

      Lowton!

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Kane

  4. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Happy Shaw & Bruno owner.

    Same combination for the winner please

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno is gonna outscore Gundogan isn't he

    1. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No he won't

    2. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No but he'll outscore Sterling

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

    Cavani needs a birthday goal.

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      This

    2. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      He need a rest to celebrate his birthday

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

      So this.

  7. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 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
          8 months, 7 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
      8 months, 7 days ago

      More chance than a Lowton goal for sure

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Might need to bring Shaw in...

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Rubbish double tho

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 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
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

          City in 27

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Easily benchable in that fixture

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      you and 4m active teams 🙂

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Won’t play twice with fixture congestion

  9. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Why didn’t u Richarlison haddock a DGW?

      1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Someone hungry?

  10. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 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
          8 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 7 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
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Got him already.

      2. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        How many of those will he play though

      3. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        How definitive is that?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 7 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!
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Kane, Ings, Bamford my 3 strikers on WC

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

      Straight to Kane I think

    3. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  11. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 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. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Id probably say Bruno.

    2. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Agreed or jame Justin has been great value!

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

      Bruno definitely

    4. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gundogan is in the mix surely?

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno perma cap from now

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Even with bamfords double?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Maybe I have it on Bruno atm tho

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

      Bamford (C) next week.

    4. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

    5. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Most going Gundogan permanentl capt ?

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

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

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 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
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 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

  15. KDB4PREZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      World class, glad we have him in the league.

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  16. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno is genuinely inevitable.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      The Thanos of FPL

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ha ha

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Same hehe

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

        Nice going

  18. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      * Unless he has a double

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        ok?

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

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

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Is this good enough for BB?

    Tark Martinez Antonio Soucek

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

      I personally probably wouldn't BB that.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      This week, yes

  20. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      So early, but probably Coufal to Dallas?

      Impossible to say with all them injury doubts.

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

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

  21. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What is better now Gundogan or Pernandes permanent capt ?

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I guess the answer is still Pruno. If permanent.

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 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
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

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

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

        Haha yes

  23. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Justin to Shaw for free?

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

      Or Dallas if you don’t own

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

        Already have dallas

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

          Ok or KWP if he’s not injured

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

            Was tempted by him or vestergaard until their porous display today

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Maybe shaw

  24. dshv
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Mee news ?

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

      Was ok apparently, walked down the tunnel stretcher was precautionary

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Stop being selfish.

  25. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    This game is very hard.. Addictive too!

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

      Mix of luck, skill and planning

  26. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      AC

    2. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Dallas

    3. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

    4. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Dallas
      super attacking, DGW

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

    6. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A and C

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Bamford Digne and Areola later... not expecting much

  28. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who are people captaining in GW26 now ??

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Kane or Son

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Man City will probs have. 2 home games ?

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

      Kane.

    3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

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

  29. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 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.

  30. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Slab head playing like Roberto Carlos

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 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.