Fixtures

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?

Liverpool's front four toil at Anfield as Newcastle assets creep onto FPL radar

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

The best Neto replacements and whether FPL managers should stick with Fernandes

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. Tubayyeb
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Only One FT... Help!

    A) Son to Rashford
    B) Lingard to Greenwood

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A. Would want Lingard rest of season with fixtures

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Tricky. I prefer the Greenwood pick. Not sure which one I would sell though

  2. Chilli Heatwave
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Best kane replacement for dgw? Can include a midfield up to 11m but not United as maxed out

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Jota?

  3. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Options:
    1. Konsa to Lindelof, veltman to Phillips, azpi to maguire, gundo to jwp

    2. Azpi to Phillips, veltman to Lindelof, gundo to greenwood, Martinez to Henderson

    3. Same as 2 except no Henderson, save a hit and play lingard

  4. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Adams or Jwp from Southampton on Fh ?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Jwp

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Repost. Rejig. How’s this look on BB?... would leave me with 3 triple players and 10 double players. Kane and the Saint my only singles 🙂

    Lingard+Coady >> Greenwood+Ward (-4)?

    Mendy
    TAA. Shaw. Rudiger. Holding
    Salah. Bruno. Jota
    Kane. DCL. Nacho
    (Forster, ASM, Lingard, Coady)

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      *just Kane.
      Saints have a double too.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        The Saint! Toon star man 🙂

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Ooooooooh!!!! Of course!
          Nice differential too to be fair.

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        What you think of the moves?

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Like it a lot.
          I have Coady in my actual team and am delighted to get him out on FH.
          Lingard out is a risk (assume you have a plan to bring back for last couple?) but the G’wood upside is notable.

          Looks great.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah will just need a plan to get him back. Or go Antonio.

            Thanks for the input mate

            1. Brimble82
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I love the Antonio shout.
              Reckon he’ll dampen J-Lingz output anyway.
              Was looking a cheeky Mickey A myself.
              Trouble is - there’s only three fwd spots right!

  6. bitars
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    On a FH

    Auba and Coleman

    or

    Castagne and Zaha/DCL

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B. With Zaha for me

  7. Finding Timo
      3 months, 2 days ago

      All please help (already have Bruno & shaw) a) lingard & vydra to Greenwood & Davis b) lingard to JWP and carry over 1ft c) lingard & rudiger to Greenwood & Mitchell?

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Maguire over greenwood for me

        1. Finding Timo
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I know maguire is a safer pick just wasn’t sure how many cleansheets ?

            1. Cheeto__Bandito
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 2 days ago

              United one of best defences in league, at least one and will probably play all games too

              1. Finding Timo
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Ok thanks

        2. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Im not even sure on Greenwood as a pick - in the 4 game span he could play Roma, Leicester making him only play 1 of 3 if playing alternating games.

          1. bitars
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Greenwood can still make damage coming in from the bench.

            1. TheBiffas
                3 months, 2 days ago

                This

            2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              same with all players

              bruno needs a rest, so does the rest. Van De Beek will get a run I am expecting

          2. Guru Mediation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            A) Son + Welbeck to Greenwood + DCL (-4) or
            B) Jota/Lingard + Kane to Greenwood + DCL (-4)

            Cheers!

            1. Il Capitano
                3 months, 2 days ago

                A

                1. Guru Mediation
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Cheers

              • waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                A

            2. kempc23
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Are there any 4.5 mids or strikers likely to play two matches in the DGW? Need to get some cash to squeeze Salah in.

            3. Il Capitano
                3 months, 2 days ago

                2FT - 1m ITB

                Martinez* Fabri
                Digne* Azpi* Targett* TAA* Cresswell
                Bruno* ESR* Jota* Lingard Son
                Iheanacho* Kane Bamford

                Cresswell + Azpi + Son > Shaw + Mitchell + Salah (-4). Exact cash. Worth the move or just go without Salah?

              • Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Why am I always 0.1 off the move I want to make?

                This week I'm 0.1 off Leno to Henderson

                Last week I was 0.1 off Vardy Neto to Wood Son, didn't end well!

                1. bitars
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Sometimes you got to take a hit.

                2. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  I was 0.1 off my preferred transfers a couple of weeks back, so I tried two alternative options. They were both 0.1m short as well !

              • Bucket Man
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Digne or Castagne?

                1. Klip Klopp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Castagne

                  1. Bucket Man
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Thanks

                2. bitars
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Castagne

                  1. Bucket Man
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Thank you

                3. Pariße
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Keep in mind Digne has a game after this gw but Castagne is a better pick.

              • zon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Just got shocked by the TGW news. What's the call here lads? 1 FT

                Mendy
                TAA Shaw Castagne Rüdiger
                Bruno Greenwood Jota Son
                Kane Iheanacho

                Forster, Wood, Coady, Raphinha

                1) roll FT
                2) Kane + Raphinha -> Antonio + Salah (-4)
                3) Son + Coady -> Salah + Mitchell (-4)

                1. Klip Klopp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  3

                2. Pariße
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  3!

              • TheBiffas
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Play one:

                  Targett (MUN) (EVE)
                  Rudiger (MCI) (ARS)
                  Holding (WBA) (CHE)

                • Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  I have 2 FTs and Maguire. Which 2 other United players should I get in?

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Fernandes and Greenwood imo.

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Good call.

                  2. Salarrivederci
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Fernandes is a must.
                    Greenwood looks too good to pass on

                  3. The Senate
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Bruno and Greenwood/Rashford

                • Sterling Archer
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  If I triple up on United, I'll have 5 blanks in 36, is worth a -4 to go all in this gw?

                  1. Pariße
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    My dilemma too. I might just get 2 of them, no way they’re not rotated anyway.

                  2. Finding Timo
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      I will have same problem if get another Utd as have 3 x Utd plus rudiger & holding so would need -8 to get 11 players ?however I could swap rudiger for Mitchell this week so would then only a -4 to field 11 ?

                  3. Pariße
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Hope Chelsea go through although it means City would walk away with it in the final probably.

                    Real are just disgusting, the fans are difficult, we all know Perez is evil, and they’re openly disrespecting the competition by playing at a training ground, when some smaller clubs that qualified used to have to play at a different ground to comply with UEFA’s stadium requirements.

                  4. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    DCL or Son (the latter being on one of his purple patches)

                  5. Daniel Jebbison
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Maquire or Henderson?

                    Or better Coleman and Henderson or Maquire and Pickford?

                    The keeper will play GW 37 and 38 most probably instead of Martinez so GW 36 doesn't matter but it matters if Maguire is brought in

                  6. Oooo Matron
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Any thoughts here?

                    Mendy
                    TAA Maguire Fofana
                    Salah Son Greenwood Bruno Lingard
                    Kane Ihenacho

                    Subs: Forster, Dallas, Holding, Davis

                  7. Original Pirate Material
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    How many yellows is Maguire on? Will that influence you getting him in for the TGW?

                  8. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Henderson surely plays all games now right?

                    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      nope

                      1. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        Haha thanks

                      2. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        2/3?

                  9. bitars
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Bench one

                    1) Zaha

                    2) Castagne

                    3) DCL

                    1. Collie01
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Reluctantly, 2.

                  10. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Wtf to do here lol? 1FT 0.3 ITB... no chips left

                    Martinez (Forster)
                    TAA Shaw Rudiger (Coady Johnson)
                    Salah Bruno Son Jota Lingard
                    Kane Iheanacho (Vydra)

                    Any ideas appreciated! Not averse to a hit

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      See my idea above. Our teams, transfers and MITB are very similar

                  11. Khalico
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Saka + Targett or JWP + Mitchell?

                    1. Pariße
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      El Ghazi + Targett

                  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Chances of Mitchell getting both games in 35 and then play 36? Or is Ward the safer pick? 37 and 38 one of them will rot on my bench

                  13. Going Home
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Son to Bruno for free worth it? Would probably still want to captain Salah haha

                    Will need to make three changes (-8) the following week to get a team out...

                  14. Finding Timo
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Is Mitchell Best defender for under 4.1 ?

                    • GoonerByron
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Which combination makes more sense in Starting 11 for 35?

                      A - Rashford, Holding

                      B - Kane, Pogba