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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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  1. BucketHead
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Vardy or Jesus for Kane?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Vardy

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days 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
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Spurs have just kept two cs

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

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

    4. BucketHead
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks all

  2. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

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

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days 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
          1 month, 2 days ago

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

      3. Gomolon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        i was going to say this too

    5. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Unless they sort out that defence, no

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Is the defence any worse than city’s?

        1. Bleh
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days 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
            1 month, 2 days 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
              1 month, 2 days 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
                1 month, 2 days ago

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

          2. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

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

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I can’t stop watching Greenwood’s goal

    It gets better every time I see it

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days 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
          1 month, 2 days 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
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

    -4?

    1. Bruno Bruno!!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Like thoose moves

  5. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days 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
        1 month, 2 days ago

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

        1. Bleh
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

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

  6. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      looks solid

      1. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks mate!

  7. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Are these two moves too sideways?

    1. Rashford + Mahrez > Greenwood + Sterling

    1. Saro0808
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days 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
        1 month, 2 days ago

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

        1. Saro0808
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          go for it without a doubt.

  8. Saro0808
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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.

  9. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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

  10. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      how... how did u do that face?

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          wow my life has been revolutionised, thank you

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            😎

  11. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

    1. Gomolon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days 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
        1 month, 2 days ago

        is Holgate predicted to be fit next game?

        1. Vazza
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yes

  12. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

  13. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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?

  14. Francescoli
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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

  15. GW35+ Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      cheers

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You're welcome!

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      thanks G-Whizz

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No worries mate 🙂

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kudos

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

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

    4. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days 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
        1 month, 1 day 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
          1 month, 1 day 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
            1 month, 1 day 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
            1 month, 1 day 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

  16. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) mahrez or foden or antonio

    B) vardy or jesus

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      To buy? Sell? Captain? Bench?

      1. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Buy

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      mahrez
      vardy

      1. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        This

  17. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

  18. FPL_DON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Why are you changing your keeper?

      B, for me.

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

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

      2. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        To make a 3rd utd spot for greenwood.

        I did it this week.

        1. FPL_DON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days 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
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Looks like he needs to free up a united spot

        1. FPL_DON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          What one would you go for mate?

          Love the username btw!

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days 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.

  19. Twisted Saltergater
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Great team, g2g!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        thanks, fingers crossed!

  20. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

  21. Cheeto__Bandito
    1 month, 2 days 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
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

  22. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

  23. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Vardy(c) for me.

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        ahead of Salah as capt choice?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          this week, yes.

          1. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            prob a decent differential shout!

  24. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

    A)Kdb
    B)Sterling

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

      Tricky.

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days 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
          1 month, 2 days ago

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

    2. Costa Nostra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

    3. Collie01
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B if chasing

  25. Oakley
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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

  26. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      What about a punt on Bernardo Silva?

  27. Reddonkeyham 42
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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?

  28. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Son likely to be benched against arsenal at home?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He'll start, especially after tonight.

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Get rid regardless

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'd ignore Mane if I were you.

      Kane > Vardy

      And then next week go Son > Mahrez.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days 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

  30. Pulisick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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