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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Bruno down...repeat Bruno down

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno up...repeat Bruno up

  2. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What a GW for differentials,35pts 11/19 TC played.

    Season over

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

      Sterling brace vs Everton and you're flying. Hold on mate.

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Ahh hard one,good team on paper but too many blanks when template is killing it

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

      Who’s your TC?

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Sterling,team linked

  3. tuturututu
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Played Shaw and Rudiger over Maddison. Can they have more than Maddy's 8 points?

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

        Yes

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

      Bruno busted

    • Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Wow would you prefer from Gw 26.

      A) Bam
      B) Watkins

      1. ivantys
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Watkins

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

          A

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Maguire over Shaw 4 weeks ago was an epic failure.

        Really happy Shaw is showing his talent now. Away from toxic big club fans and media coverage in lockdown he’s excelled.

        Probably a bigger point about mental health and helping young players as they move into a hostile spotlight.

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Did the same 🙁

        2. Podge
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Could be just as much about a stretch without injury as any mental health issue

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        That Liverpool injury post spiralling out of control, my two pennies

        They've been crippled by injuries, and were still first/second but couldn't cope with more

        Leicester are an example of a team who have had as many long term injuries to key players and coped because the replacements stepping in (fofana, Mendy, Thomas, Justin) have performed better than whoever Liverpool bring in (Phillips, Williams) blame klopp or Liverpool owners for that one

        In their title winning season they weren't fortuitous or lucky with injuries at all and had a normal amount and dealt with it

        They've not been as imperious since the Watford game before injuries anyway and have never hit previous form heights

        Tldr

        Wrong to say no other team has had to cope with this many injuries but also wrong to say last season Liverpool were lucky and had none, Salah was crippled for like 1-3 months after hamza Choudhury got his ankle

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

          City dropped off after two seasons of incredible performances, it's understandable that Liverpool did too. No shame in admitting that, injuries have been poor but the players and manager haven't been anywhere near their best either.

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

            Yup, natural they won everything and were relentless. Downfall started the Watford game but even then they're still good enough to win the league this year, even with injuries they were until it became no centre back land

            1. Werner Brothers
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Don't forget alisson & adrian horror shows...
              alisson was way below his standard after injury, while adrian is.... Adrian

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

        Does anyone here not have Bruno?

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

          No, it's a cirklejerk

        2. Tango74
            4 months, 3 days ago

            GW26 capt is hard now

            Kane, Gundogan and Bruno as capt ?

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

              Kane, easy.

              1. Tango74
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Gundogan has probably 2 home games.

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              2 of my rivals are without and one benched him!!
              Plenty unlike me have United defenders so that first goal was a joy to me 😉

              1. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                anyone who benches Bruno vs WBA should just delete their FPL

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  They've started XI DGWers.

                  1. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    You'd rather Bruno v wba than any Fulham player in a dgw.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Definitely. Plus some of them will be liabilities going forward.

                  2. OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    that must have cost hits, still not worth a Bruno benching vs WBA

            3. Podge
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Have him but want no more points as not captain

              1. Tango74
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Why not If u needed the points to win the league or cup game you prefer him not to score more?

            4. tuturututu
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Is Dallas essential for next gw or can Alioski cover him nicely?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  I'm going for the Raph myself but Dallas has more attacking intent than Ali.

                2. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Recent form and overall suggests you get 2/3rds the number of points

              • Atimis
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Is it worth navigating without WC?

                Could do Coufal Stephens to Dallas Bamford -4 for 25, maybe TC Bamford. Another -4 to get Kane, as Spurs cover, and some DGW def for 26.

              • PP6
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Get Martial off.

              • OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                are we expecting the 26DGWs to be announced before the next deadline?

              • Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Brighton defensive.

                Are burn and white both nailed?.

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

                Congratulations to Bruno Fernandes on matching Ruben Neves' 2021 PL goal tally of 4.
                Gundogan chilling on 9 goals for 2021 though.

              • DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Come on rashford need you to get somthing to keep the green arrow going! Very similar to city game yesterday my heavily owned asset (Gundo) outperforming my additional differential (Foden). Need these differentials to start scoring!

              • Slurpy
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                ouch, I really hope that west brom midfielder is Okay

              • FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                When are we likely to find out about the Southampton double news?

              • Party time
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  If you don’t have Bruno, I suggest you see a Doctor

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

                  Very tempted to take a gamble on Raphina over grealish for gw25

                  Would probably mean a 4 point hit to get grealish back. Is it worth it?

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

                    No. You'd be using two transfers to get in and get out. It's never worth it unless you plan to wildcard him back in.

                  2. 1-1 at Newcastle
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    I’m thinking same - don’t know about bringing him back yet - villa looked a bit tired lately ? Same team pretty much all season. Going to watch raphina this game and decide.

                • _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Man u pen

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Ridiculous

                • ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  guys what is your "par" expectation for your captain

                  I think mine is 6 points (x2)
                  if I were to get that every week happy days

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

                  Pen

                • Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Oh for christ sake

                • _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Maguire offside

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  He’s offside and that’s not a pen

                • ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  offside I think

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    This, why is he checking it?

                • PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Repost

                  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.

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

                    just get Bamford

                    Burnley WBA will probably have negative goals

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Woody's injured, isn't he? Regardless, I'd take Bamford over him any day.

                  3. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    I’m considering not getting him. Going Ings instead.

                  4. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    WC Team?

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

                      Not WC

                  5. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Bamford well worth it over Woods

                  6. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Thnx guyz

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  What a dive

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9.8

                    1. Keeptrying
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      lmao

                • Tango74
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Offside