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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. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 hours ago

    Martial 🙄

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 hours ago

    UTD are an embarrassment to English Football

    Best thing to happen this season would be utd missing out on top 4

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      Shows the standard of the prem at the moment when these are second. Best league in the world my arse

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        I sure as hell dont love to see it

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      Mentally weak clearly

  3. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 hours ago

    United should move on from Martial.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      Sancho is worse now. Bullet dodged.

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        What ? 6 goals in his last 10 games.

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 11 hours ago

    [OptaJoe] 6 - Southampton have lost six consecutive league matches for the first time in their history. Crashing.

  5. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 hours ago

    Not logged in a few days and sorry for asking as I will likely get destroyed but what substance is behind the klopp rumors ??

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      What Klopp rumours?

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      What rumours?

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Just getting WhatsApp’s of everyone saying he’s gone

        1. janowsc
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Is that where you get all your news?

          1. TyroneGAA
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 hours ago

            No rely heavily on the daily star shhhh

      2. Tango74
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Klopp is evens to get sacked

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Rival fans trying to have a dig.

      4. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        ?

      5. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Rumour is Klopp has resigned

      6. boc610
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        none. fact checked. its nonsense.

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Social media driven rumours

        So yeah just ignore it as it’s false

      8. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        No smoke without fire

      9. elchilangles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        there is about as much substance of those rumours as there is of Bill Gates putting microchips in the vaccine to control people via 5G towers!

        1. boc610
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          thats true though no?

      10. Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Lol I’m sure all the journalists go straight to WhatsApp if they want news that’s hot and up to the minute

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Sorry can I not ask a question now

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      Can we sell Martial to Rennes or something

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Sell him to Arsenal. They always like a shite player from Utd.

      2. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Exports to Europe facing huge hurdles. Will be difficult 🙂

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Lol. He will be stuck in Dover for a week.

      3. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Haha joke club with PE teacher as manager

    4. tuturututu
        4 months, 11 hours ago

        Martial is underrated and not used right in Utd imo

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          😆

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Played on wing and centrally and still fails. What on earth do you suggest then

          1. tuturututu
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              Second Striker in a formation with two central forwards

        3. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Is it just me or is West Brom’s Pereira a Jamie Foxx double?

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 11 hours ago

            That’s racist.

            1. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              Is that a joke?

              1. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                No. I’m being entirely serious when I suggest that you merely thinking someone looks like someone else is racist.

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              Pathetic comment, I really hope you’re joking.

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                Phew ....

              2. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                Jesus man, I give up. Every single joke online needs to be explained now.

          2. Tango74
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              Racist remark

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

              Ban

            • Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              Yes

            • Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              There is nothing racist about this comment at all. Jesus christ.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                Snowflakes have taken over FFS!

                1. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  People who don’t understand sarcasm accuse people of being snowflakes!

                  1. Stupendous
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 11 hours ago

                    Thinking people can detect your sarcasm through words on a screen and in the context they were written.

                    Not happening.

                  2. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 11 hours ago

                    Doesn’t always come across with words on a screen mate

                    1. Cilly Bonnolly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 11 hours ago

                      Then give the benefit of the doubt until you know for sure before hysterically shouting about snowflakes?

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 10 hours ago

                        There is no benefit or no doubt. You shall forever remain a snowflake

                        1. Cilly Bonnolly
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                          Lol. Yeah, the guy who made a joke is the snowflake here and the guy who didn’t get it and instantly got hysterical about it isn’t.

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                            I just assume from your username that you're joking.

              2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                and that is blasphemous, this is a car crash of multiple prejudices all exploding at once

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  Haaaaaaaa

            • tuturututu
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                A lot of too sensitive people on here 😆

              • Londongeezaa
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                Lol. Why on earth is it considered racist to have a doppelgänger?

                Pretty sure we all have one.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  Looky-likie?
                  Julian Assange for me

              • JJO
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                We have some racists here
                And thats not OP
                This is getting ridiculous really 🙂

                1. CroatianHammer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  There are definitely a lot of posters who bear a striking resemblance to a gammon...

              • mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                Nothing racist is an oversimplification of this issue, they don't look alike but you didn't mean to offend or be racist and maybe to you they truly do look alike

                Verdict= not racist but iffy, would be interested to see how many people think they do look alike

            • boc610
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              no consequences for diving so why would a player not try con the ref? its such a shambles. I remember FA being serious about it for about 5 seconds then just giving up(as they are prone to do with every issue in the game)

            • Maddamotha
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 11 hours ago

              Rash so much better on the left side

              1. JBG
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                Lol.. Did you see what he just did?

              2. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                We need a right winger badly. So greenwood can start playing centrally and rash won’t have to fill in there

                1. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  Sancho I fit the bill? Oh wait....

                2. tuturututu
                    4 months, 11 hours ago

                    Sancho?

                  • Maddamotha
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 11 hours ago

                    Yes indeed! We haven’t had a right wing in years

              3. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                Bruno playing CDM

              4. Calculated Risks
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 11 hours ago

                All 9 players with returns this weekend. Just need Bamford and Soucek for a full sweep

                1. CroatianHammer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  I can get behind that sentiment easily... both great players. Huge fan favourites.

              5. ivantys
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  Why do they always resort to diving to win cheap pens?

                  1. Egg noodle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 11 hours ago

                    To get the glory glory

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 11 hours ago

                    Because it works and if you don't dive but get fouled you never get a penalty

                • Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 11 hours ago

                  If i've used my FH and BB chips, should I build my team with players who will play in gw29? Like Antonio, Coufal, Leeds players, Villa players, etc

                  1. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 11 hours ago

                    Yes if you have the second wc. You can simply dead end into 29 then.

                    1. tuturututu
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        Sorry but what does doing dead end into GW29 mean?

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Build towards a GW29 team and don't worry about after that because you will WC

                          1. tuturututu
                              4 months, 11 hours ago

                              Okay great thanks mate!

                    2. Atimis
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 11 hours ago

                      Is it worth navigating without WC ?

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

                    3. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 months, 11 hours ago

                      Will there be any Rashford owners left after today?

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        He'll be gone after NEW for me

                    4. ivantys
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        wtf useless ball from AMN

                      • Fred54
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        ANM poor pass!

                      • Wild Rover
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        Johnstone looks like a young Nigel Pearson

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Racist?

                          JOKE

                      • Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        Cavani over Ings looking an immediate fail!

                        1. Forever In Our Shadow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Easily fixed this week.

                      • OptimusBlack
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        Cavani plz score 🙁

                      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 11 hours ago

                        ⚽ Team News 📰
                        ARS: Leno, Gabriel, David Luiz, Cédric, Bellerín, Xhaka, Ceballos, Smith Rowe, Saka, Ødegaard, Aubameyang
                        Subs: Ryan, Marí, Chambers, Holding, Elneny, Willian, Martinelli, Pépé, Lacazette

                        LEE: Meslier, Struijk, Alioski, Cooper, Ayling, Klich, Dallas, Raphinha, Shackleton, Harrison, Bamford
                        Subs: Casilla, Cresswell, Davis, Hernández, Jenkins, Roberts, Huggins, Costa, Gelhardt

                        1. Hybrid.power
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Let's go Bam Bam

                        2. Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Bamford start, reliable as usual.

                        3. EmreCan Hustle
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          All out attack from both teams.

                        4. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Let’s go sakaaaaa

                          1. Old Bull
                            • 7 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Not something you often read on here, but good luck anyway

                            1. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              4 months, 11 hours ago

                              Cheers mate. Only real differential in my team, a haul would be golden.

                        5. Werner Brothers
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Dallas 2nd on my bench, hope he stay quiet

                      • Cali
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Looks like I should have gone with Ings over Cavani. Time to say goodbye to the Cup.

                          1. Says
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            what was the final score of the United game?

                        • Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Damn it!!! Rival has Barnes behind Laca on bench and will come in if Laca doesn't get on!

                          1. EmreCan Hustle
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Laca will have a cameo.

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

                          CRESSWELL BENCHED

                          1. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Lol.

                        • Pukki Party
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Maguire has been the best left winger for Utd today

                        • Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Bednarek has scores of -7, 0, 0 in last 3.

                          Probably worth not playing in the double, right?

                          1. Mika-eel
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Will be last on my bench.

                        • KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          ARSENAL TEAM NEWS - AUBA, ODEGAARD START

                          Team to play Leeds: Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Luiz, Soares, Xhaka, Smith Rowe, Ceballos, Saka, Odegaard, Aubameyang

                          Subs: Ryan, Lacazette, Willian, Holding, Pepe, Chambers, Mari, Elneny, Martinelli

                          LEEDS TEAM NEWS - PHILLIPS OUT

                          Team to play Arsenal: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Alioski, Shackleton, Dallas, Harrison, Klich, Raphinha, Bamford

                          Subs: Casilla, Roberts, Costa, Hernandez, Davis, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Jenkins, Huggins

                          1. Pukki Party
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Phillips out is very bad for CS potential

                            1. Inazuma X1
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 11 hours ago

                              And the attack too. Leeds will most likely lose this game

                          2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                            • 11 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Live score has Dallas behind Bamford. Probably just one of two CDMs.

                        • Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          Exact money for the below WC team? Any advice most welcome as I'm struggling and want to BB in 26.

                          Martinez Johnstone
                          Cancelo Vestergaard Dallas Lowton Adarabiyo
                          Salah Bruno Grealish Maddison Gundogan
                          Kane Ings Bamford

                          1. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Not bad at all, am debating Grealish Maddison Ings v Son Raphinha Watkins

                            1. Super Saints
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 11 hours ago

                              Do you have Bamford Dallas too? That'll be 3 single gameweekers for BB in 26...

                              Maddi over Son for me

                              1. Magic Zico
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                4 months, 11 hours ago

                                Yes but my mind is on the non-BB team

                        • Says
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 11 hours ago

                          There's something bad-ass about a name starting with Ø

                          1. Pukki Party
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Or just norwegian

                          2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                            • 11 Years
                            4 months, 11 hours ago

                            Solskjær