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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. BucketHead
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Vardy or Jesus for Kane?

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

      Vardy

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

      Vardy

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

      Vardy easily. 2 maybe 3 great fixtures (Tottenham away is easy now, yeah?) and his underlying stats have picked up again in the last two weeks.

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

        Spurs have just kept two cs

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

          Mmm true. Can still ditch Vardy for the last two depending on form/other emerging options.

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

      Thanks all

  2. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    United the real deal?Challengers for the title next year or still some way off?

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

      Redcafe has a "Thinking the unthinkable : Winning the League next season" thread

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

      They could challenge with some more signings but think they’d struggle overall especially if they make champs league

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      The front half of their team is

      The back half - not so much

    4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Depends on whether we improve squad depth. Sancho, Grealish and another CB would be huge.

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        I would be more than happy with a world class centre back and Sancho

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        This.

        Lack of depth was painfully obvious against Norwich in the cup.

        Lingard and Andreas cannot be 2nd choice.

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          How Andreas got to this level is beyond me. Painfully average.

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

        i was going to say this too

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

      Too much of a gap to bridge.

      A comfortable to four finish, a narrowing of that gap and building a platform to challenge the year after a much more likely vision of a positive season.

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

      Unless they sort out that defence, no

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Is the defence any worse than city’s?

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

          De Gea and Maguire are big liabilities, but then so is Mendy. I’d still rather have City’s options though.

          1. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Maguire is still a decent centre back alongside someone fast. Yes he has made a few mistakes but still played well. Henderson can replace DDG

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              We're in a society that defines people by their worst edges.

              Maguire has been fantastic in 900 of his contributions, but it's the couple of errors that stand out.

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

                Couple of errors? The guy makes one every other game.

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

            Not for me. Laporte is the only city defender that would get in imo.

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    I can’t stop watching Greenwood’s goal

    It gets better every time I see it

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Power is phenemonal, like open play knuckleball with let’s not forget, his WEAKER foot

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Such violence & power distilled in a split second - absolute traction engine of a (weaker!) right foot

        The technique was unreal, as well as the very instinctive touches to set it up

        Martial’s work to win the ball back from Mings in the run up was lovely too, great to see

        But Greenwood looks like they’ve found a future 100m talent

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Let’s not get carried away though....don’t want his shoulders weighed down or big European clubs to come calling

  4. checkit_j
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      DDG + Nketiah + Jimi - > Foster, Greenwood + Vardy.

      -4?

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

        Like thoose moves

    • Bruno Bruno!!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Anything worth a 2nd hit

      Pope
      TAA Azpilicueta Boly
      Sterling Martial Fernandes Foden Mahrez
      Greenwood Vardy

      Martinez Ings Aurier Taylor

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

        I’d play Ings ahead of Foden, only because Foden may get rotated and Ings can score against pretty much anyone (esp that United defence)

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

          They've only conceded 4 goals in their last 10 matches.

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

            They were very lucky not to concede today. Against a better team, they would have.

    • Bleh
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Anything worth a hit in this team guys? 1.5 ITB

      Ederson (Martinez)
      TAA Saiss Keane (Dunk Taylor)
      Salah KDB Bruno Pulisic (Foden)
      Vardy Greenwood Ings

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

        looks solid

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

          Thanks mate!

    • AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Are these two moves too sideways?

      1. Rashford + Mahrez > Greenwood + Sterling

      1. Saro0808
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        i would stick with sterling and greenwood.
        as sterling was rested and even Greenwood was taken off at 65th min.

        1. AYLD28
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          No I’d be moving on Mahrez + Rashford on for Greenwood + Sterling for free

          1. Saro0808
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            go for it without a doubt.

    • Saro0808
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      1) Is surge aurier injured? missed the match.
      2) is it worth taking -8 for Auba,Rashford and foden to Greenwood salah and vardy.

      My current team
      Lloris
      Wan bissaka Aurier Holgate
      Kdb Sterling Foden Martial
      Jimi Auba Rashford
      Bench:Reina Baldock Basham D.luiz.

    • HD7
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Did last GW Salah DCL De Gea to Martial Kane Foster (-4) ... a really poor decision

      now I need to regroup:

      Son, Kane, Rash to
      Salah, Vardy, Greenwood (-8) ?

      De Gea,
      TAA, Doherty, Fernandes
      Martial, Bruno, KDB, Son,
      Rash, Jimi, Kane

      Button, Robinson, Taylor, Hayden

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

      How the hell did AWB miss... my week could have been amazing!! Treble wolves defence, I can’t stop sobbing about that goal 😆

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

        how... how did u do that face?

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

            wow my life has been revolutionised, thank you

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

              😎

    • Manani
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      downgrade dohetry to who? (to fund jimenez>vardy)
      Got 5.3m to spend, already got Aurier.

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

        Maguire, Boly/Saiss, Holgate, Egan, Taylor, Lamptey all solid. I went for Lamptey because I only have one transfer left for the season (got the others pencilled in) so I wanted maximum funds available for flexibility of that move later on

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

          is Holgate predicted to be fit next game?

          1. Vazza
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              Yes

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

        Rashford to Greenwood for a -4?

        After ole’s press it seems Greenwood is even more nailed than before.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Rash has probably next pen, so not worth a hit now imho.

      3. HD7
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Salah or Mane for the Burnley game mates?

        Is Mane close to Salah for the Golden Boot?
        Will it be a two man battle or they have decided to feed Salah for the award?

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

        After three poor game weeks, my ML rivals have caught up to me. What would you do in my position:

        1FT 0.0itb

        Pope
        AWB TAA Doherty
        Mane Fernandes KDB Mahrez Foden
        Jimenez Rashford

        Martin; Kiko DCL Guendouzi

      5. GW35+ Fixture and clean sheet odds
        G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        GW35+ fixtures and clean sheet odds

        GW35+ fixture odds can be found here:
        http://prntscr.com/tezrbb
        (Provided by Betbrain)

        GW34+ clean sheets
        MCY: 58% ✅
        MUN: 49% ✅
        CHE: 47% ❌
        WOL: 44% ❌
        WAT: 43% ❌
        LIV: 41% ❌
        WHU: 38% ❌
        TOT: 37% ✅
        EVE: 34% ❌
        ARS: 29% ❌
        SHU: 29% ✅
        BUR: 24% ✅
        LEI: 23% ❌
        SOT: 22% ❌
        NOR: 19% ❌
        BOU: 17% ✅
        CPL: 16% ❌
        BRI: 15% ❌
        AST: 12% ❌
        NEW: 7% ❌

        GW35+ clean sheet odds
        MUN: 51%
        LIV: 49%
        MCY: 46%
        CHE: 45%
        WOL: 42%
        WAT: 41%
        LEI: 40%
        AST: 33%
        WHU: 33%
        EVE: 27%
        TOT: 27%
        ARS: 25%
        CPL: 25%
        NEW: 21%
        NOR: 21%
        BOU: 18%
        SHU: 18%
        SOT: 12%
        BRI: 11%
        BUR: 10%
        (Provided by Betbrain)

        Clean sheet totals:
        Liverpool: 15
        Burnley: 14
        Manchester City: 14
        Leicester City: 12
        Sheffield United: 12
        Manchester United: 11
        Wolverhampton Wanderers: 11
        Arsenal: 10
        Crystal Palace: 10
        Newcastle United: 10
        Watford: 9
        Brighton and Hove Albion: 8
        Everton: 8
        Southampton: 8
        Chelsea: 7
        Tottenham Hotspur: 7
        West Ham United: 6
        Aston Villa: 5
        Norwich City: 5
        Bournemouth: 5

        Good luck and have a great GW!!!

        G

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

          cheers

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            You're welcome!

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          thanks G-Whizz

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            No worries mate 🙂

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Kudos

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Cheers Bobby hope they're of some use to you...

        4. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Thanks for these every week they are great, but MU 51% against Southampton is very optimistic imo

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            Maybe the bookies are ignoring Danny Ings and just looking at Man Utd's home form?

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Conceded 2 to Bournemouth last time round. MU's strength with their home form is in attack. And Southampton have a great away record. I know you don't control the bookies odds btw, just saying they've probably got this one a bit wrong

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 21 hours ago

                They actually kept a clean sheet last night but yes did concede 2 against Bournemouth.

                "I know you don't control the bookies odds btw" Now that would be a great power to have! 😆

              2. Tortoise and De Gea
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 20 hours ago

                They overestimate popular teams tho dont they because people more likely to put a bet on the team they support. So yeah i agree

      6. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        A) mahrez or foden or antonio

        B) vardy or jesus

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

          To buy? Sell? Captain? Bench?

          1. Nightf0x
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Buy

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

          mahrez
          vardy

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

            This

      7. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Absolutely love the amount of hits flying around this late in the season

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

        Which one guys, leaning towards A.......

        A) DDG, Jimi > Ederson, Greenwood
        B) Jimi, Rashford > Greenwood, Vardy
        C) DDG, Mahrez > Ederson, Martia

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Why are you changing your keeper?

          B, for me.

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

            I feel like triple United attack is a necessity, lost so many points from not

          2. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            To make a 3rd utd spot for greenwood.

            I did it this week.

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

              That's my theory but I must admit it is hard to stomach using a transfer on a GK so late on in the season

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

            Looks like he needs to free up a united spot

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

              What one would you go for mate?

              Love the username btw!

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

                City and united are scoring a lot more than Wolves. Rashford and Mahrez can still do well.

                So A is less likely to backfire.

                But B would be my favourite.

      9. Twisted Saltergater
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Jimenez to Vardy done. Anything worth a hit?

        Henderson
        TAA - Lascelles - Doherty
        Mahrez - KdB - Fernandes - Martial - Mane(vc)
        Greenwood - Vardy(c)

        Martinez - Stevens - Aurier - Nketiah

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

          Great team, g2g!

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • 11 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            thanks, fingers crossed!

      10. FPL Kakarot
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Which transfer is better for a -4?

        A) Trent, Son, Mahrez --> Aurier, Sterling, Mane

        B) Son, Mahrez, Jimmy --> Mane, Pulisic, Vardy

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          B

      11. Cheeto__Bandito
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Patricio
          Doherty TAA Egan
          KDB Mahrez Foden Martial Bruno
          Rashford Vardy

          Is it worth free hitting this for Liverpool coverage? Y or N?

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

            I would FH without Trent. Go VVD and bring in Chelsea mid for Foden if you can afford

        • Nightf0x
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          FH 36+ , TC 38+
          Or
          TC 36+ , FH 38+

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

          Is keeping AWB and Rashford ahead of chasing Greenwood wise or just stubborn?

          Spurs couldn’t breakdown Bournemouth, do we expect Leicester to be able to?

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

            Rashford looks like he has a haul incoming, close offside last game, pogba getting in way tonight.

            Saying that, I have Rashford and Greenwood!

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • 11 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Vardy(c) for me.

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

              ahead of Salah as capt choice?

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • 11 Years
                26 days, 9 hours ago

                this week, yes.

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

                  prob a decent differential shout!

        • jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Which city asset would you rather have for the run-in if chasing.

          A)Kdb
          B)Sterling

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • 11 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Sterling will play every game with Aguero out, I suspect.
            KdB on pens.

            Tricky.

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

              Im going to check Brighton match, and decide what to go with for 36 onwards, Son has to leave my team. Was a punt dropping kdb on wc in 31, and it didnt really work!

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • 11 Years
                26 days, 9 hours ago

                We just have to accept Pep will rotate. There's such a high ceiling if either do play.

          2. Costa Nostra
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            I’m going for both. Think the fixtures warrant both.

          3. Collie01
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            B if chasing

        • Oakley
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          What are the chances that KDB starts this GW? Im leading my league by only 10 pts and my rival has him. I have Mahrez as City cover and was looking to replace him with KDB in GW 36. Should l wait as planned or switch them out this weekend? Can't switch any other mid. I have enough ITB to do this. Any help appreciated

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

          Which midfielder under £8.1m is better to have than Willian next week??

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            What about a punt on Bernardo Silva?

        • Reddonkeyham 42
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          93 points another big jump in rank. Need some help.

          Pope
          Alexander-Arnold, Boly, Wan-Bissaka
          De Bruyne, Fernandes, Salah, Pulisic, Foden
          Greenwood, Jiménez

          Button

          Calvert-Lewin, lascelles, Egan

          1.2 in the bank.

          Would like Antonio, unsure how I'd shoehorn him in.

          So I guess Jimi and Calvert lewin out?

        • JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Son likely to be benched against arsenal at home?

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            He'll start, especially after tonight.

          2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Get rid regardless

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Apologies, bottomed:

          Thoughts on these moves?

          Kane to Vardy
          Son to Mane
          TAA to VVD
          for -8

          Alternatively could just do Kane to Ings and keep TAA for -4

          Former would leave me with:

          McCarthy
          VVD | Saiss | Kiko
          Salah | Mane | KdB | Bruno | Martial
          Vardy | Greenwood

          Button | Connolly | Lascelles | El Mohamady

          Thanks

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

            I'd ignore Mane if I were you.

            Kane > Vardy

            And then next week go Son > Mahrez.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              Thanks for your thoughts, what if I told you my plans would be to captain Mane?

              I do like Mahrez, I just can’t be arsed with the Pep roulette, I’d rather just take comfort in knowing my players will likely start. Hence why I only have KdB

        • Pulisick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          A) Nketiah, Mane -> Vardy(c), Willian/Antonio
          B) Jimenez, DCL, Maguire -> Vardy(c), Greenwood, Aurier (-4)

          If A....
          1) Willian
          2) Antonio

          Martinez
          Doherty TAA Maguire
          Mane KDB Mahrez Fernandes(c) Martial
          Jimenez DCL

          Martin Saiss Nketiah Robinson
          2FT 0.4ITB