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Man Utd set for Triple Gameweek 35 as clash with Liverpool is rearranged

Manchester United will have a Triple Gameweek 35 after the Premier League announced that their postponed clash with Liverpool will take place next Thursday.

The Red Devils will also face Aston Villa and Leicester City in the next set of fixtures, with all three of their Gameweek 35 matches taking place in little more than 100 hours.

Jurgen Klopp’s troops will also have a Double Gameweek as a result of today’s announcement.

The soon-to-be-deposed reigning champions will take on Southampton on Saturday before they visit Old Trafford.

United will still blank in Gameweek 36 as a result, while Liverpool will be at home to Championship-bound West Bromwich Albion.

REVISED GAMEWEEK 35 SCHEDULE

MANCHESTER UNITED

Sun 9 May: Aston Villa (A)
Tue 11 May: Leicester City (H)
Thu 13 May: Liverpool (H)

LIVERPOOL

Sat 8 May: Southampton (H)
Thu 13 May: Manchester United (A)

REVISED GAMEWEEK 35 FIXTURE MATRIX

*Thanks to moderator Legomane

WHICH UNITED AND LIVERPOOL ASSETS STAND THE BEST CHANCE OF STARTING ALL OF THEIR GAMEWEEK 35 MATCHES?

Earlier in the week, we had a two-part look at which Double Gameweek 35 players stood the best chance of avoiding a benching in the upcoming set of fixtures.

The article linked below has been revised after today’s announcement and now includes Liverpool, along with an amended entry for Manchester United.

CHANGE OF CHIP STRATEGY/TRANSFER FOCUS?

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Today’s announcement was seismic but it doesn’t change some things.

Manchester United, for example, will still blank in Gameweek 36, so the situation remains that any Fantasy managers going all-in on the Red Devils in Triple Gameweek 35 will have to either have a strong bench, an exit plan (possibly involving hits) or an unused chip up their sleeves.

Those on a Free Hit, of course, will have no such worries.

What it does perhaps alter is a greater chance of two or more starts for most of their key players in the upcoming Gameweek, even allowing for a benching along the way.

Liverpool players suddenly become even more attractive – although that was immediately the case as soon as Sunday’s match was postponed and it became clear that the game wouldn’t be rescheduled for Gameweek 34.

A double-header against Southampton and West Bromwich Albion, as had been mooted in some circles, would have been dreamland territory with regards to the Gameweek 35 captaincy and triple captaincy. The fact that United now play thrice, and one of Liverpool’s fixtures is at Old Trafford, may temper interest in Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) and co when it comes to the armband discussions.

But the Reds being one of just five teams who have two fixtures in Triple Gameweek 35 and an unaffected match in Blank Gameweek 36 is a boon for chipless FPL managers and Wildcarders alike who are investing in players for the entire run-in, not just a one-off Gameweek.

While the addition of Liverpool to the Double Gameweek 35 contingent does give chipless managers a greater chance of getting more players out with two games, those FPL bosses with Free Hits and Wildcards in hand still have the advantage of focusing mostly on the next seven days without being too concerned about the decimated schedule in Blank Gameweek 36.

IMPLICATIONS FOR OTHER TEAMS

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Today’s shock announcement will not just affect Liverpool and United.

It could, first and foremost, also be good news for Leicester City assets.

The Foxes now have an extra day of recovery ahead of their FA Cup final appearance on Saturday 15 May, which could alleviate some of the rotation risk – if there ever was any – for that clash with United. The temptation for Brendan Rodgers to hand some of his key players a breather may partly depend on the results of the weekend fixtures, however, and where they leave his side in their ongoing push for a top-four place.

The game against the Red Devils is also the second of United’s three fixtures (or four, if we include tomorrow’s UEFA Europa League tie against Roma). Would Ole Gunnar Solksjaer perhaps rotate against the Foxes with one eye on Thursday’s clash with Liverpool, then?

Aston Villa, United’s first Triple Gameweek 36 opponents, will also be hoping for similar favours from Solskjaer on Sunday.

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3,218 Comments Post a Comment
  1. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Wow, crazy!

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Welp, looking like I need to use my 2FTs on more United players.

  3. Dreaming of glory
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Shiiiiiiiiiitttttteeeeeeee

    Need to get bruno back now but at least I have shaw, greenwood, salah & taa

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

    Oh wow!

  5. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Such epic news!!! Chuffed, CHUFFED!!

  6. Kno
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Wonder if they will beef up security so these games actually get played

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Wouldn’t be surprising if something happens again!

  7. Bossworld
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    It’ll be funny as if it gets called off again

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Quadruple gameweek.

  8. Il Capitano
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Oh crikey

  9. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    So Bruno © locked in for everyone now?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Pretty much

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Is it likely he plays all 3? If not, Salah is the better option

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        That's what I am thinking - it's a real make or break move for those of us that are chasing.

  10. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Has there been a TGW before? Been playing since 13/14, and I can't recall one.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      No there wasn't

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        This comment is old but I'm going to post anyway, Birmingham once had a triple game week

  11. jimmyharte
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Shaw in for semedo it is, ward in for Dallas for bb. Already got Bruno with jota and taa.

  12. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Epic!

  13. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Oh sweet Jesus, clamp my nipples with electrodes and turn the generator up to max.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Not again.

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Sanchez, Forster
      Trent, Rudiger, Coufal, Veltman, Holding
      Salah, Lingard, Bruno, Son, Jota
      Kane, Vydra, Iheanacho

      With 2FTs and a BB looking likely, this is the first thing that came to mind:

      Son, Rudiger > Greenwood, Shaw
      (then hokey-cokey for 36)

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Oh, geez. Sorry about that.

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

    If you've got TC left you're laughing

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Oooooooo myyyyyyyyyyyy goooooood

  16. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Well this took a interesting turn.

  17. Dreaming of glory
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    No1 is gonna play all 3 surely anyway. Some will play thur/tue. Sun/thur & odd 1 thur/sun/thur.

    Cant see any playing all 3 league fixtures and could get unlucky and see someone play in europa lg tomo & only play 1 of the triple.

    United fixtures:

    Thur - roma (a)
    Sun - villa (a)
    Tue - Leicester (h)
    Thur - pool (H)

    Gonna be mental!!!!!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I am buying Maquire

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    It's happening this time it's not like that fake Birmingham triple which was back to back double actually and Zigic got injured right away.

    Triple GW juhuuuuu

  19. Twisted Melon
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Is greenwood an option ?

  20. lawsy009
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Best pairing for TGW35?

    A) Son and Greenwood
    B) Lingard and Rashford

    Any help much appriciated.

  21. ADDICTED 2 FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 15 days ago

    So glad I still have my free hit left 🙂 Which 3 will play all 3 games ...

    1. Reece’s Pieces
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Me too! Options options. All those buying three Utd players have an issue when they blank in 36

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Maquire or Henderson who is more likely to play all 3 ?

    1. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Maguire

  23. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Cavani hmmmm

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      There are other better options imo

  24. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Those with TC are licking their fingers

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      True but I am torn between using it or BB

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Because they ate ribs when they got the announcement?

    3. Fintroy
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Surely not that different to picking a TC in a team that has two games in the next Game week ? - can't see many, if any, Man U players starting all 3 games ?

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      3 x 2 = 6?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Oops:

        3 x (2 + 2 + 2) = 18?

  25. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Would it be a sensible move for me to go Maguire over Shaw as defender cover from United now???

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      If you think 3 CSs are locked. Shaw more likely to start 2 games at least now.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah will check the line up tomorrow before making a decision, if Shaw starts tomorrow would seem logical Telles plays Villa and Shaw play Leicester and Pool

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Shaw will play Pool and one of Villa and Leicester.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah I agree mate!! Maybe will be able to read into it more with the team sheet for tomorrow evening

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah probably. Shaw is not playing 3 games no chance

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah I don’t think so too mate, what about AWB over Maguire?? AWB seems to play all the time too

  26. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Azpi > Maguire?

  27. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Lol wtf

  28. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Looks like Shaw is better pick than Digne then...

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    0.1 off:

    Pereira to Greenwood
    Dallas to Shaw
    Bamford to Davis

    This game grrrr

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Ah but this leaves zero ITB 😎

      Lowton to Lindelof
      Pereira to Greenwood
      Bamford to Davis

  30. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    United’s 36 blank is a killer for non Free Hitters

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Just had a look, even with my moves I’ll have 8 players in the blank before any transfers 🙂

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Same! Suppose I could just take more hits next week!

    2. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Why?

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        As a non Free Hitter, I may have to be cautious about the United triple up given they blank in 36.

        Some of their players might only play twice anyway, so am I better going for a DGW35 player who has a 36 fixture?

        Early days yet but there will be hits taken!

        1. Mr Bird
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          My thoughts exactly. I can field 11 with my free transfer going into 36 by bringing in Antonio for Nacho but if I add Greenwood to Fernandes and Shaw/Maguire it will cost a hit this week and then a hit next week unless i’m happy with 10. Plenty of thinking to be done yet.