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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?

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

    There’s no player from United who’ll play 3 games in 5 days is there? So 2 players will do right?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      GK and some defenders possibly.

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I agree

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Perhaps Maguire and Henderson

    3. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      McGuire n AWB could start

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

        Why risk them? They’ve sewn up UCL and in Europa final.

        I suspect 2 for each

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Not full 90 min probably for each game, 2.5 games ... still lots of minutes to score points

    5. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Maguire the most likely

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

      Maguire and Bruno, possibly AWB

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I don’t think any will. The Bruno captainers will be in tears

  2. Nemanja Vidic
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    This is crazy!
    Some advice please

    2FT 0.2 ITB

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Rudiger Holding Regulion Coady
    Salah Madders Jota Son Lingard
    Nacho Watkins Watkins

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I think you've cracked it with the double Watkins

  3. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Xg of 0.99
    Xgwerner of 0.20

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Would've been hilarious if the flag had gone up again 😆

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I was waiting for it

  4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Last Man Standing Chips (15 teams)

    FH = 3
    BB = 1
    WC = 1

  5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Imagine Werner scoring the winning goal in the CL final

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yes, if Ederson kicks the ball into Werner's back and it ricochet into the goal.

  6. Nemanja Vidic
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Some advice please!

    2FT 0.2 ITB

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Rudiger Holding Regulion* Coady*
    Salah Madders Jota Son* Lingard*
    Nacho Watkins Kane*

  7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Pick one:

    A) Greenwood + Benteke + Mitchell
    B) Martinelli + DCL + Phillips
    C) Saka + Robertson + Rudiger

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

    Which 3 pool and 3 manu on FH?

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

      Hendo Bruno greenwood

      TAA Salah Robbo

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      TAA Salah Maguire Bruno ... fixed
      Robbo Mane Rashford Greenwood Shaw ... toss coin

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

        Bullish on Maguire getting all 3?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Reasonable chance, worst case still have a double

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Werner scoring in the semi 2ng leg

    Just like Torres did in 2012

    Chelsea in the fa cup final just like in 2012

    Chelsea with a managerial change just like in 2012

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      2012 had the numbers 2 0 1 2 in it and so does 2021

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

      Was that Terry/Luiz back line?

  10. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Currently have Shaw Fernandes Greenwood, is that ok ??

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Get 8 more and you're golden

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Nope, give one back, 😉

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

      Serious question?

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

        Just checking if I should change one, is that the right 3

    4. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Needs more United

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Missing Fred

    6. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Where is Pogba in all of this?

  11. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Shaw to Maguire worth it?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      No

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Unless on FH, then yes maybe

    2. Muscout
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Never

  12. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Rudiger turned into Forrest Gump there for a moment.

  13. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    I thought Madrid's black socks didn't was an odd sight. Apparently it's the first time they have worn them since 1955!

  14. snow pea in repose
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Pardon my ignorance as a second year player but is this the first time a team has had a Triple Game Week?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I can't remember if Birmingham City ever got one. Zigic (c)

    2. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Nah I've been playing for 6/7 years and it's happened before

    3. snow pea in repose
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks...

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

    At present while 10 treble/double players for 35 this would be my team in 36 - 7 starts so not good. How would you approach this?

    A Worry about it next week and potentially take -8/-12 then

    B Take -4 this week and move out Leno and Holding to Fabianski Dallas or Meslier Cresswell so at least 9 players in 36 albeit on bench for this week

    Week 36

    TAA Digne
    Salah Jota Lingard
    Kane Vydra

    Week 35 team

    Forster
    TAA Maguire Fofana Digne
    Salah Bruno Greenwood Jota
    Kane Iheanacho

    Leno Holding Lingard Vydra

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

      Similar situation. I think I'm going to stick with my 4 players who blank in 36 and not bring anymore. May still take a hit this week but would mean an easy 11 to field next week (injuries, COVID, fan protests aside)

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

      If you would bench any hits this week anyway, better wait one more week. Injuries or suspensions could happen to GKs and of course Dallas / Cresswell.
      I'd only do a transfer in advance if it would be a burned transfer otherwise.

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

    Martinez
    TAA Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Bruno Greenwood Jota
    Kane DCL Nacho

    (Fabri Lingard Coufal Struijk)
    2 FTs & 0.0m

    A) Fabri & Struijk ➡️ Forster & Mitchell
    B) Kane, Struijk & Fabri ➡️ Watkins, Digne & Guaita/Schmeichel -4

    Need to use BB this week. I have one boring option and a very risky option.
    Although I can sell Nacho & Bruno to get Kane or Aguero in GW36.

    Thoughts?

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      B if u can get Kane back easily

  17. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Repost - please suggest..

    Which move is better here for the BB ?? (1FT, 3.3 ITB)

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Rudiger Shaw Konsa Coady*
    Salah Jota Maddison Siggy Son*
    Vardy Nacho Wood*

    A) Coady + Son ➡ McGuire + Bruno
    B) Coady + Jota ➡ McGuire + Rashford
    C) Jota + Son ➡ Bruno + Greenwood
    D) any other?

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

    I'm in love with Mendy.

  19. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 15 days ago

    God please don’t let Chelsea reach the final.

    Oil FC v Plastic FC is not one for real football fans.

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

      those same two clubs saved the football from Super league, or are you one of the few who actually wanted that travesty to come alive?

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

        Of course I didn’t want the super league. I just don’t like nouveau riche teams with plastic fan bases.

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      So who should be in it to apease the real fan?

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

        Exeter City

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Exeter va Carlisle.
          Now there’s a REAL final!

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      A million times better than letting the head snake himself in Florentino Perez have a chance of another Champions League

      He was the ring-master in the Super-League circus

    4. Stamford Bridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Mate, you're such a nob!

      You're so arrogant. Liverpool the most hated team in this country yet you constantly slag off chelsea. I was probably at anfield supporting my team before you were born lad!!

      Liverpool were once a big club, just like Huddersfield were!

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

        Liverpool? Eh?

        1. Stamford Bridge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          All he does is slag off Chelsea and United, reckon he's a teenager that is full of shi t. Nothing constructive.

          Another Final for Chelsea you Cun t

          Blokes a t wat

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            mods sleeping?

  20. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Mendy playing well.

  21. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Mendy on form

  22. clockwork
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Start 2, I am leaning B & D so far.

    A: Konsa
    B: Watkins
    C: Lingard
    D: Kane

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah to be B and D

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        *got

  23. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Dave definitely has a future career in acting.

  24. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    The irony is, ahead of DGW's 29 and 33, consensus seemed to be that DGW35 would likely be rather meh .....

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

      .. so I played FH in GW33 to be able to bring in TAA (2pts), jota (1pt) and Greenwood (3pts) or their plum fixtures

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

      Was it though?
      I am about to activate the FH.
      I think it was more a matter how teams were set up, how much someone was/is willing to wait how things pan out.

  25. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Vestergards card overturned, am I getting my points back ?

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      It's ridiculous isn't it! If only the officials had some assistance during the games to help correct their decisions...

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

        I'm firmly in anti VAR camp.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Hope so mate. Owning a Southampton defender should be punishment enough.

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

        🙂

        Bought him for aerial threat, I think only got assist against City.

  26. fplking14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Shaw Rudi Coady Soy
    Bruno(C) Lingard Son Jota Greenwood
    Kane Watkins Nacho

    2FT 0.7ITB
    What moves should I do?
    Playing BB

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

    «Bruno needs a rest»
    Grenada second leg was a rest
    He had one midweek off between Brunley and Leeds
    One weekend off between Roma ties

  28. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Havertz finding some form

  29. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    It's ridiculous isn't it... If only the officials had some assistance during the games to help correct their decisions.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Well I'm pretty sure the VAR lads clocked out at 70 minutes in yesterday's game. Missed 3 red cards.

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Reply fail for me. But yes true mate haha

  30. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    FH Draft thoughts?

    Guaita
    TAA Robertson Maguire
    Salah Bruno Rashford Zaha
    Vardy Watkins Iheanacho

    (Holding, ESR, Mitchell)