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Another start for Greenwood as unchanged United take on Villa in Gameweek 34+ finale

The final fixture of Gameweek 34+ sees Aston Villa take on Manchester United.

Kick-off at Villa Park is at 20:15 BST.

There is little in the way of seismic team news, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named an unchanged starting XI for the fourth league game in a row.

Mason Greenwood (£4.7m) gets another start down the right flank, then, with Bruno Fernandes (£8.9m), Paul Pogba (£8.3m), Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) and Anthony Martial (£8.3m) supporting the budget FPL forward in attack.

There is only one change for Aston Villa, meanwhile, as Mbwana Samatta (£5.3m) comes into Dean Smith’s line-up to replace Keinan Davis (£4.3m).

Rashford, Martial and Greenwood are all owned between 46% and 51% of the top 10k, with Fernandes sitting in more than nine in ten Fantasy squads among this elite bunch.

Just under 20% of the top 10,000 FPL managers have captained the Portuguese midfielder.

Fernandes has averaged 8.9 points per match since he joined the Red Devils in January.


Aston Villa XI: Reina, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor, Grealish, Luiz, McGinn, El Ghazi, Trezeguet, Samatta.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.

FPL Lessons Learned From Gameweek 34+

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3,353 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rising
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Man City have 4 losses in the last 5 away matches.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Wow.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Win incoming then

  2. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Predicted mins for:
    1. KDB
    2. Mahrez
    3. TAA

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      70
      19
      0

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      75
      65
      70

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Add Foden to that list too mate please for me haha

    4. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      23
      57
      75

    5. Lukakuna
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      73
      22
      78

    6. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      70
      30
      no idea

  3. AD2110
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Sooo how do i bring Vardy in?

    DDG, Martin
    TAA, Aurier, Doherty, Lascelles, Lamptey
    Salah, KDB, Son, Bruno, Mahrez
    DCL, Jimi, Greenwood

    A) Jiminez + Son —> Vardy + Willian/Pulisic (-4)
    B) Jiminez + Doherty —> Vardy + 4.4m (-4)
    C) Save

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      A easy

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      A is lovely

      1. AD2110
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Willian or Pulisic?

    3. valurth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    4. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Just did A, saw it and it made sense.

  4. Lukakuna
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Wildcard GTG?

    Pope Martinez
    TAA Saiss Taylor Lascelles Lamptey
    Salah KDB Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Greenwood Ings

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Nice

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Lovely team mate!!

    3. Dele
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Benching headache

  5. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Against all my kneejerk instincts I think I'm gonna hold the transfer... Damn that means one more week of Kane and no kneejerk to Vardy. Hope it works...

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Gulp.

    2. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Perfect Kane fixture.

      Loves a goal against his boyhood club.

    3. S.Kuqi
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Not a kneejerk move to sell Kane. Was a punt worth taking but there are lots of better options for him

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      CDM Kane against an improving Arsenal defence?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        I don't like it okay. But it will force me to take a hit somewhere which is a pretty ugly prospect right now.

    5. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Kane to Vardy seems like a massive no brainer? How did Kane look today?

    6. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      No bench problem at least: Kane

    7. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 7 hours ago

      If he didn't score against Bournemouth....... Spurs are not in good form

  6. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    I have benched Egan for his last 2 hauls. This coming GW, should I play Egan or Lascelles? Egan is at home but playing Chelsea and Lascelles is away but playing Watford so pros and cons to both choices.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Jamaal.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Isn't Lascelles injured?

      1. Lukakuna
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Slight doubt

    3. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Lascelles I think

  7. simong1
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Yay or nay?

    Rashford & Jimenez > Vardy & Ings (-4)

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Got to be done.

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA / Doherty / Saiss
    Salah / KDB / Mahrez / Fernandes / Martial
    Jimenez / Greenwood

    Button // DCL / Lascelles / K. Femenia

    I do think KDB (and potentially TAA) could get a rest next GW, but my bench is serviceable enough that I'm happy to let them stick regardless.

    However, Wolves (and DCL) are stinking up the team a little.

    A) Jimenez/Doherty > Vardy/Soyuncu
    B) Jimenez/Doherty > Vardy/Justin

    Losing those two for Vardy leaves me with 5.2m in defence. Justin allows for DCL > Giroud but Soyuncu does not.

    Are there any other defenders in that price range (or lower) I should consider?

  9. The Train Driver
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Any Vardy cappers out there?

    1. htfcbrad
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Between him and Salah

  10. gers23
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Thoughts on Maguire to Azpi?

    1. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Only if you need to free up a spot for another United attacker.

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Ole confirms in interview that his philosophy is to never drop someone whos scoring goals. Greenwood nailed even more confirmed than before.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Poor Rashford

    2. Lukakuna
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Mind games from Ole? Feeling less confident after hearing that lol

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        No it was clearly genuine. Of course he could find reasons to change his mind later ...

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          This actually made me laugh, thank you

    3. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Too expensive now considering his xG is so low after a span of games

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Yea according to statistics he will have a few games now where he underperforms xG by quite a bit.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          It’s basic statistics. Regression to the mean

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Yea an advantage that we have over casuals is understanding of factors like that..

    4. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      He's not just scoring goals, he's playing well too. No matter age it would be stupid to drop him.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Concern for Rashford then!

      1. The Train Driver
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Rash still better option than James, unless Ole starts Ighalo and moves Martial to the left..

  12. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    1FT, Kane to Vardy ?

  13. MadFinCha
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Thoughts on Aurier's performance earlier?

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Spurs’ only source of creativity, shame there’s no ST for him to hit most of the time.

  14. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Bottomed. Help me lads.

    Anything worth a hit? Chasing 49 points imo. Already made transfer.

    Martinez
    TAA*-Maguire-Boly
    Salah*-Bruno-KdB*-Foden*-Pulisic
    Rash(C)-Jimenez

    Nyland-Baldock-Lascelles-Nketiah

    * - players who could get rest this GW.

    Thx in advance. Cheers

    1. Pickle juice
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Rash captain ????? Naaaa

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Need differential. I have nothing to lose

        1. Firminoooo
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          You are on tilt. Rashford over Greenwood is though to svallow, but I think there are better captain options. Team looks good.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Yeah i know. But i wont to switch on Greenwood now as my 2 rivals have him and they dont have Rashford

          2. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            I would C Salah but risk rotation there is

            1. Firminoooo
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              I agree. Keep Rashford. But change captain.

              1. Firminoooo
                • 4 Years
                26 days, 9 hours ago

                Do you have FT?

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Rash to Green, Nketiah to Ings for -4

    Banked 2.4m. Feeling filthy right now.

  16. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Hi guys would really appreciate your thoughts, I have 2FT’s and 0.2ITB

    Pope
    Trent Dohert Aurier (Taylor, Lasc)
    KDB Mane Bruno Son Pulisic
    Rashy Greenwood (Jimi)

    I’m thinking Son->Martial,Rashy->Vardy no brainer?

  17. The Train Driver
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Kane back to his old 4.5 next season?

    1. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      I wouldn’t buy him for 4.5. Sure there will be better options.

      1. The Train Driver
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Good for bench

        1. Firminoooo
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Yes. If I don’t sell him for Vardy I will bench him next GW.

  18. Firminoooo
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Thank God this GW is finished. Greenwood, Martial and Aurier helped me out. 70 points, red arrow but could be worse.

    Kane to Vardy with FT looks OK?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Looks more than okay.

    2. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah, good move!

  19. Forza Papac
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Would you get rid of any of these mids to fund Nketiah > Vardy?

    Mane, Sterling, KDB, Bruno, Pulisic.

    1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably not, looks strong

  20. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Would you do :

    A. Foden and rashford ---> mane and greenwood (-4)
    B. Mahrez rashford ----> vardy salah (-4)
    C. No transfer and play rash and mahrez/foden

    Thanks

    1. Andy Ftw
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Play rash and mahrez

      1. Pickle juice
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        So no liverpool cover .......at home to burnley

    2. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      C

  21. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Captain for me comes down to Bruno Fernandes or whoever of Salah/mane i bring in
    Thoughts?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Depends on if you're chasing or not and how much by.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Well, leading one ML by 40-50 points, trailing one by 10-15 points & trailing another by 30-35

  22. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    I’d love to get your guys thoughts. I’m unsure on wether I should do:

    A) AWB and Mahrez to 5.6def and Martial
    B) Kane and Mahrez to Vardy and Willian
    C) Just Kane to Vardy and keep Mahrez(will he play?)

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      B or C
      If it’s for a hit then C

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        All for free with 2ft...

  23. jdp219
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Have only 1FT and 0.1itb right now, so accommodating Vardy means a hit.

    1) Son, Nketiah > 4.5mid, Vardy (-4)
    2) Doh, Jim > Egan/Dawson/Justin?, Vardy (-4)
    3) Son, Jim > Willian/Foden?, Vardy (-4)

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Pulisic, Son
    Greenwood, Jimenez
    (Martin; Saiss, Holgate, Nketiah*)

  24. Cheeto__Bandito
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Please thoughts on free hit??

    Patricio
    Robertson VVD Azpi
    Mane(C) Sterling Willian Bruno Martial
    Vardy Greenwood

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Same as mine mate other than Patrício and Azpi is Ederson and Justin, and Mane cap too, good luck

  25. gers23
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Rash and Jiminez to Greenwood and Vardy for a hit feels like a trap... Or does it

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Seems logical mate!! Form and fixtures

    2. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      No good moves

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      The longer we wait the less it makes sense of paper. So frustrating right

      1. gers23
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        It's very frustrating, particularly Rashford. He could get a haul at any moment..

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          I know. See my post earlier.
          Looking at rash to greenwood or going Trent/.jimmy to digne/vardy

  26. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Gee this is FPL XXL. Barely leading in ML with a pack of hounds after me and having to make almost daily decisions for 2 months.

    Love it!

    1. gers23
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Lol it is relentless

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Patricio
    TAA Azpi Doherty
    Salah(C) Mane(vc) Pulisic Martial Fernandes
    Ings Greenwood

    Button Aurier Connolly Robinson

    GTG?

  28. The Littlest Robbo
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    A. Jimi to Vardy
    B. DCL to Ings

    The one that remains will be my first sub with Mahrez starting

  29. Limit80
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Is Abraham an option? Why isn't he getting minutes?

    1. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      no, Giroud is though

  30. FPL_DON
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Feeling pretty down on this team, knocked off top of both my mini leagues and really not sure what to do. Any help hugely appreciated

    2 FT 0.5m ITB
    DDG (fodder)
    TAA Doherty Aurier (Holgate Lascelles)
    Mane KDB Fernandes Mahrez Pulisic
    Jimi Rashford (Connolly)

    Current thoughts:
    A) DDG, Jimi > Ederson, Greenwood
    B) Jimi, Rashford > Greenwood, Vardy
    C) DDG, Mahrez > Ederson, Martial

    1. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      B