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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
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Martial 🙄

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

    UTD are an embarrassment to English Football

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

    1. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days 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
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I sure as hell dont love to see it

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Mentally weak clearly

  3. Gerd Mueller’s thighs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    United should move on from Martial.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sancho is worse now. Bullet dodged.

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        What ? 6 goals in his last 10 games.

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

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

  5. TyroneGAA
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days 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
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      What Klopp rumours?

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

      What rumours?

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

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

        1. janowsc
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Is that where you get all your news?

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

            No rely heavily on the daily star shhhh

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

        Klopp is evens to get sacked

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

      Rival fans trying to have a dig.

    4. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      ?

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Rumour is Klopp has resigned

    6. boc610
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      none. fact checked. its nonsense.

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Social media driven rumours

      So yeah just ignore it as it’s false

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

      No smoke without fire

    9. elchilangles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days 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
        8 months, 7 days ago

        thats true though no?

    10. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days 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
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Sorry can I not ask a question now

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

    Can we sell Martial to Rennes or something

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

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

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

      Exports to Europe facing huge hurdles. Will be difficult 🙂

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

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

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Haha joke club with PE teacher as manager

  7. tuturututu
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Martial is underrated and not used right in Utd imo

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

        😆

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

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

        1. tuturututu
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Second Striker in a formation with two central forwards

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

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

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          That’s racist.

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

            Is that a joke?

            1. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 7 days 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
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Pathetic comment, I really hope you’re joking.

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Phew ....

            2. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

          Racist remark

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

          Ban

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

          Yes

        5. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

            Snowflakes have taken over FFS!

            1. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

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

              1. Stupendous
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

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

                Not happening.

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

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

                1. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

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

                    1. Cilly Bonnolly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      8 months, 7 days 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
                        • 9 Years
                        8 months, 7 days ago

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

          2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

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

            1. Stupendous
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Haaaaaaaa

        6. tuturututu
            8 months, 7 days ago

            A lot of too sensitive people on here 😆

          • Londongeezaa
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

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

            Pretty sure we all have one.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Looky-likie?
              Julian Assange for me

          • JJO
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

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

          • mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 7 days 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

        7. boc610
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days 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)

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

          Rash so much better on the left side

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

            Lol.. Did you see what he just did?

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

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

            2. tuturututu
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Sancho?

              • Maddamotha
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

            Bruno playing CDM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

              To get the glory glory

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

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

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

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

              1. tuturututu
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  Sorry but what does doing dead end into GW29 mean?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

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

                    1. tuturututu
                        8 months, 7 days ago

                        Okay great thanks mate!

              2. Atimis
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 7 days 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
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Will there be any Rashford owners left after today?

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  He'll be gone after NEW for me

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

                wtf useless ball from AMN

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

                ANM poor pass!

              6. Wild Rover
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Johnstone looks like a young Nigel Pearson

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  Racist?

                  JOKE

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

                Cavani over Ings looking an immediate fail!

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

                  Easily fixed this week.

              8. OptimusBlack
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Cavani plz score 🙁

              9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 7 days 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
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  Let's go Bam Bam

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

                  Bamford start, reliable as usual.

                3. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  All out attack from both teams.

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

                  Let’s go sakaaaaa

                  1. Old Bull
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

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

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

                  Dallas 2nd on my bench, hope he stay quiet

              10. Cali
                  8 months, 7 days ago

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

                  1. Says
                    • 11 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    what was the final score of the United game?

                • Stupendous
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

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

                  1. EmreCan Hustle
                    • 9 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    Laca will have a cameo.

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

                  CRESSWELL BENCHED

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

                    Lol.

                • Pukki Party
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  Maguire has been the best left winger for Utd today

                • Little Red Lacazette
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

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

                  Probably worth not playing in the double, right?

                  1. Mika-eel
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    Will be last on my bench.

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

                    Phillips out is very bad for CS potential

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 7 days ago

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

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

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

                • Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 7 days 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
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

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

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 7 days 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
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 7 days ago

                        Yes but my mind is on the non-BB team

                • Says
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

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

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    Or just norwegian

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

                    Solskjær