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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. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Is Christensen a good option for the double?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Bad fixtures. And Christensen offers no attacking threat.

    2. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I think Rudiger is still more nailed. Potentially James starts one which would mean Azpilicueta moves to RCB.

  2. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Do you think Bruno will play 2 games out of the 3 or less ?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Definitely 2. Very possibly 3.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        And even if he doesn't start all 3 he's likely to come off the bench. Bruno against tired legs 😎

        1. doher.ty
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Bruno *with tired legs

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Think he only plays 2, salah still probably a better captaincy shout

  3. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Why the consensus here says Hendo will play all 3 matches ? DDG leaving ?

  4. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Is this the right starting 11?

    Mendy
    TAA Holding Holgate
    Bruno Greenwood Salah Jota
    Kane DCL Iheanacho

    (Forster Lingard Mitchell Masuaku)

  5. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Werner getting the oddest of assists today

  6. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Azpi ➡ Maguire / Shaw for FT

    Yay or Nay..?

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

      Yes

    2. Tomas_brolin
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Yay

    3. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Getting Maguire or Shaw?

  7. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Help please...

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Son Fernandes Lingard Greenwood
    Kane Iheanacho

    Forster Vydra Holding Kilman

    2FT, 0.0itb

    1. Kilman Son Vydra >> Ward (or Coleman / Christensen) JWP DCL (-4)
    2. Kilman Son Vydra >> Castagne JWP Watkins (-4)
    3. Kilman Son >> Digne Zaha

    [BB DGW35]

    Thanks

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

      3

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        That means keeping Vydra and below you have said DCL over Zaha hmmm

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    DCL 343 or Zaha 352 for DGW35?

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

      DCL

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I like DCL for 35 and beyond.

  9. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Werner reminding me a lot of Torres during his Chelsea stint.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Or Benteke post Villa.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      He is only slightly better than Torres.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Or Shevchenko, or Falcao, or Batshuayi, or Morata

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

        Morata actually had an okayish scoring record

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Or Will Grigg at Sunderland

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Was he not on fire ?

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Was on fire everywhere else

          2014–2015
          Milton Keynes Dons (loan)
          44 (20)

          2015–2019
          Wigan Athletic
          133 (53)

          2019–
          Sunderland
          47 (5)

          2021–
          Milton Keynes Dons (loan)
          18 (8)

  10. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Playing full bench boost this GW, what would you do:

    A) Kane to Cavani for free
    B) Guaita to Forster & Holding to Lindelöf (-4)
    C) Guaita to Forster & Lingard to Greenwood (-4)
    D) Dallas to Lindelöf for free

    Current BB squad is:
    Pickford - Guaita
    TAA - Shaw - Ward - Dallas - Holding
    Fernandes - Salah - Sigurdsson - KWP - Lingard
    Iheanacho - Watkins - Kane

    1. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Lingard to Siggy or el ghazi?

  11. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Who would you rather lose to get Bruno?
    A Jota
    B Son
    C Lingard

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

      B

    2. Tomas_brolin
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      c

    3. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It depends if you need son for the blank? Because realistically it’s Bruno 2.5 games v son 2 games

    4. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Join me going rogue. Keep all three and pass on Bruno. No way he starts three and his current form is meh

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        If he starts two and keeps one cs and plays in the 3rd one it is already 6 pts without any attacking returns. Only one assist would be failure, but 9 pts in that scenario.

        1. Going Home
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Already looking at ifs and buts. Not to mention the fact he doesn’t play in 36 so I’d need to take a hit to get a starter for that week. Plus I already need two changes to get XI out that week.

          That effectively means getting Bruno will cost me 8 points. If he played the minutes you suggest and got an assist (which is all he’s managed since the second minute v City), I’d still be down on points. And that’s assuming Son does nothing more than play for 60 mins.

          Yes, having him opens up opportunities to score. But I’m reasonably happy gambling on going without

    5. DBossman_2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      B

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Who else would you be getting rid of? Assuming you don't have ~5m in the bank.

    7. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      C, Not certain about that muscle issue

  12. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    2FT 0.2itb
    A) saiss & holding for Maguire Mitchel (bench)
    B) Son & vydra for greenwood/Siggy & Watkins. (Holding bench)

    Current team
    Mendy (Forster)
    Rudiger TAA Holgate Holding (saiss)
    Bruno Salah jota son (lingard)
    Kane Nacho (vydra)

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

      A

      1. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Do you not think I’m a bit ‘light’ attacking having no villa or everton players?

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Wtf? Not even 1 second of extra time? Denied us a chance from the corner.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      So stupid - just adding up the time when the ball's out of play adds up to 1 minute at least

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Adds up to about 12 mins typically

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          What I heard from the refs is they add 30s for every sub and every goal as the main two things. No reason why he wouldn’t let the corner be taken.

    2. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Exactly. One thing I approve in English refereeing tradition is the minimum of time played, and this was just stealing the time from the match.

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      European refs are on a tight schedule. No messing around.

  14. Sprets
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Best Everton defender to bring in other than Digne?

    1. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Pickford or it’s a bit of a roulette

    2. Bob_the_builder
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Coleman

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Just get Digne ignore the rest, you not buying them for CS.

    4. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I’m very satisfied with Colgate.

  15. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Which duo ?
    A. Mane and Awb
    B. Rashford and Digne

    1. Bob_the_builder
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      A

  16. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Get Maguire or Shaw?

    Already have Bruno and Greenwood

    1. DBossman_2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Shaw. Much more explosive

    2. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Maguire, more likely to play the three games

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        What about Henderson?

    3. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I think Maguire aswell

  17. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    How’s she looking?

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Castagbe Shaw
    Bruno Greenwood Zaha Salah
    DCL Nacho

  18. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Son to Bruno (c) for a -4 worth it with the triple?

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      100%

    2. GreenAmberRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Are you playing Son this week? If not, who would be playing in Bruno's spot?

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Would play Son otherwise

        1. GreenAmberRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Then an easy -4 imo.

  19. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Any kind of information comes good right now, Bruno once said he’s too young to get tired. Might play 3/3.

  20. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I really think that when making transfer decisions you need to have it in your mind that the United players will have 2 games over the next 2 gameweeks wheras players from Palace, Everton etc will play 3. This TGW is a red herring.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Herring or devil ?

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Bruno -> Son in GW36, and bench 2.

    3. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      And 2 of the games r hard games!

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yes. Forgot to mention that. I will have a close eye on the line up tomorrow. Cant believe Ole will start his best players when they have a 6-2 lead. If Bruno starts, I may sell him.

  21. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Who has the advantage after this triple gw announcement?

    A. Rival (TC left & owns Bruno + Shaw already)

    B. Me - FH left

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      You

  22. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Help please...

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Son Fernandes Lingard Greenwood
    Kane Iheanacho

    Forster Vydra Holding Kilman

    2FT, 0.0itb

    1. Kilman Son Vydra >> Ward (or Coleman / Christensen) JWP DCL (-4)
    2. Kilman Son Vydra >> Castagne JWP Watkins (-4)

    [BB DGW35]

    Thanks

  23. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Repost - please suggest..

    Which move is better here for the BB35 - 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?

    FH in GW36

    1. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      A

  24. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    In your opinion what is the better combo for DGW35 & GW36

    Digne & Jota
    TAA & Zaha

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It’s not DGW35 it’s now TGW35?

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      dgw for those assets 😉

  25. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Digne or Maguire/Shaw? Have to think gw36 too.

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Digne for me. Same number of fixtures over next two GW, more likely to play all and easier.

      Only downside is Everton...

  26. Whits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Why do some people think Bruno could play all 3? Would be suprised if he played two lol

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Because Ole doesn't do rests for some players

    2. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Fernandez wants to, he’s a character.

    3. NateDog
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Both he and Solskjaer are constantly saying he's never tired and doesn't need a rest. Plus even taking taking into account his poor form they're awful without him

    4. Whits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      United don't have anything to play for, will be prioritising the EL and Bruno has been rested in the past. He won't play 3

  27. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Who to punt on with Ings out the season?

    A) Adams

    B) JWP

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Not a huge fan of either but if forced I’d go B

    2. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      JWP on Penalties, Free Kicks & Corners
      Good fixtures after 35

  28. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Son & Masuaku to Greenwood & Digne for -4 gives:
    Mendy
    Rudgier, TAA, Digne, Castagne
    Salah, Bruno, Lingard, Greenwood,
    Kane, Nacho
    Then a -4 to do Castagne & Nacho out to get 11 playing in 36 (Forster, Harrison and Vydra replacing Mendy, Bruno and Greenwood)

    Good plan?

  29. The Reptile
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Is Matt Ryan likely to start Arsenal's next 2 games/DGW? currently have Leno & BB planned this week (Mendy other keeper)

  30. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Are either diop or burn nailed? Need to downgrade a defender to bring in Bruno and only have 4.3 to spend (already have Webster and 3 Liverpool)

    1. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Would you consider holding

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Need the defender for 36 not 35. Should have clarified that