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Cavani back in United XI as Solskjaer explains absence of Martial and de Gea

After drawing a blank in the goalless draw with Chelsea at the weekend, Fantasy Premier League’s leading points-scorer and most-owned player will attempt to resume normal service at Selhurst Park.

Bruno Fernandes’ (£11.6m) sub-par record against the ‘big six’ is well documented but his output against the rest of the division is exemplary, with 26 attacking returns in 19 such games this season.

The Portugal international unsurprisingly is involved from the start against Crystal Palace this evening but there are one or two eyebrow-raising selections in Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s starting XI, most notably between the posts.

David de Gea (£5.3m) isn’t involved in the visitors’ matchday squad at all as Dean Henderson (£5.2m)makes just his third start of the season.

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) is also missing, with Solskjaer explaining ahead of kick-off:

Anthony got a knock in training on Monday in his knee, not ready for this, hopefully for the weekend but we’re not sure yet.

That’s personal reasons [why de Gea isn’t involved].

Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) returns from injury to lead the line, with Eric Bailly (£4.8m) and Nemanja Matic (£4.7m) also recalled.

Making way are Daniel James (£6.2m), Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) and Scott McTominay (£4.9m).

Crystal Palace make just the one change from their goalless draw with Fulham at the weekend.

James McCarthy (£4.3m) replaces Jairo Riedewald (£4.4m) in the engine room, while Connor Wickham (£4.4m) and Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.3m) returning from lengthy lay-offs on the bench.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) isn’t involved despite a recent comeback to training.


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, van Aanholt, McCarthy, Milivojevic, Ayew, Eze, Townsend, Benteke.

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Bruno, Rashford, Cavani, Greenwood

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1,303 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    The one United defender who deserved a BAP missing out 😆

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah.. Such a weird system.

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Plenty of bonus to go around!

    3 - Ward (29)
    2 - Cahill, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, van Aanholt (25)

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      don't know if I've ever seen so many players tied for BPS before

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Wan B on 24, he’s out of there

  3. gogs67
    6 months, 27 days ago

    110 with 3 to go. Happy so far.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      59. TC played. 2 to go. And I want one of them to blank.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Kane?

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Yep. Tragic week.

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            He's the only one that can save my week 😆

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 27 days ago

              I won't begrudge you his points. I'm pretty close to packing it all in tbh. Spend far too much time on it for next to zero pleasure.

              1. gogs67
                6 months, 27 days ago

                Ouch, sorry m8. Thing is a good week can just as easily happen as a crap one, then everything's forgotten till the next one.

              2. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 27 days ago

                Same here mate. Don't find it anywhere near as enjoyable compared to a few years ago.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      99 with 6 and C Kane

      All to play for

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Looks like 87 with 5 including TC.

    4. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Net 67 for me. Underwhelming.

    5. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      108 with 8 to go. Happy days

    6. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      315 and coming

  4. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Only United defender currently not on 2 BAPs is Shaw.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      The GW that keeps on giving

    2. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Despite playing the best out of any of them today

  5. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Triple captain should allow you to have three different captains! Yes

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      they would call that chip the Full Monty

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Or A Trio of Dissapointments

  6. Doctor Evil
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    103 with 7 left to play although 2 of those are Jorginho and Mitchell who look unlikely to play. Still not bad. Hoping Kane Captain can smash it up

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Mitchell is exceedingly unlikely

      1. Doctor Evil
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah I know unfortunately.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I'm pretty confident at this stage we can say Mitchell won't be playing 🙂

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Hard to play when you haven't got a fixture.

  7. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 62

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      You think bps change from MUN/CPL?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Think it just did. AWB dropped 1 bps.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          2

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            2 baps but 1 bps.

  8. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Judging by how this season is going, Bruno will now score a hat trick vs Man city

  9. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Fairly rubbish week this. Got to rely on Rich and Kane(TC) to bail me out.

  10. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Definitely not captaining Kane next week. That wasn't all about cack United. Not even sure I'll be bringing him in.

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      What?? It most definitely was about a cack United... horrible horrible 2nd half...

  11. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Has AWB just lost a bap?!

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      No. He's lost 2.

  12. patricktaynz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    The one glimmer I saw in the match was Hendo's concentration levels - nothing to do for most of the match and he pulls off a huge save after AWB had gone to sleep on PvA. Hugely disappointing play by AWB - he knew PvA was outside him and he could see Palace midfielder was shaping a pass and yet he isn't aware of where the danger is (space behind him). Luckily Hendo was aware and came off his line quickly and made himself big.

    Hendo also patrolled his area well, sweeping up a couple of balls.

  13. Neevesy
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    How Shaw hasn't got a BP I have no idea! He was the best on the pitch (which I get isn't saying a lot)

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      That last miss hurt him

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Complete joke.

    3. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Only one on either team - other than maybe Henderson or Bruno - who looked like he wanted to win the match

  14. faver
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    I can do Cancelo + Rash > Regulion + KDB.
    Good move?
    I have 2 other City players - Stones and Gundo.

  15. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Guaita (16) Shaw (12) El Mohamady (7) Raphina (2)

    Great Bench Boost, chuffed with that!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Pretty good

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Bravo

    3. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Sanchez (2) Bamford (2) Mee (2) and Keane (9+wba). could be worse I guess...

    4. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Well done!

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Beats my 8 point mega haul from Sanchez + Raphina + Bamford + Dallas!

  16. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Penandes useless without penalties

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Wan drops out.

  18. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    That was cruel with AWB owners. 2 bonus lost in the end

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      oh no!

    2. Lukakuna
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Bonus update took me from red to green arrow lol

      1. Ejaaz11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        i went from green to red

        1. Lukakuna
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          That update has been the highlight of FPL this week

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          I went from red to slightly less red

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Andy fuming

  19. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Best Barnes replacement? 8.3itb and FH29.

    a) Grealish (Villa triple up)
    b) Mount
    c) Maddison
    d) Play Raph this week and roll FT til next week to solve it then

    1. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      D

  20. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    17 blanks so far this gameweek! New personal record for me wuhuuu

  21. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    What an enthralling dgw this has turned out to be.

    Bored of this fpl season now.

  22. Neevesy
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Cue the 'Penandas' comments.

    *yawn*

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      this. Exactly the same as 'Pensalah/Penkane/Penaldo/Pessi' just the low hanging fruit for people with no sense or chat

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      We're all too tired after watching that game.

  23. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    This DGW has been tragic.

  24. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

    AWB loses bap lol

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      2

  25. JBG
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    So hope Pogba is back asap.

  26. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Bruno on same triple points as Kane. Kane no show tomorrow and all will be fine.

  27. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Who captained Penandes?

  28. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Penandes

  29. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    What an awful game.

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Darn, Bruno had only had 4 consecutive blanks this season before today.

    - CHE / ARS
    - MCI / SHU
    - BUR / LIV
    - SHU / ARS
    - CHE / CRY (today)

    Obviously we can see the pattern now and it's, not a surprising one but if there was one player who I'd thought would definitely get at least one return...

    Really need Kane to bag a goal or so tomorrow to take advantage.