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. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Trying to maximise gains without taking crazy hits...
    Dunk/Son-->Maguire/Greenwood for -4?
    And for GW36 - Son in for -4?

    1. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Do you think Greenwood scores 8 points more than Son this week?

      I don’t. So I’m not doing the old in/out. If you think he does, then it looks good

  2. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Are all the remaining games now rescheduled?
    No more surprise blanks or DGW's?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Until the next protest, yeah.

  3. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Crazy thoughts

    Vardy + Havertz + Maddison + Coady out
    DCL + JWP + TAA (upgrading Phillips) + Maguire IN
    All for -8
    I was resigned I’m doing a -4 with three transfers this week but is TAA absolutely worth it over Phillips I guess for a minus 4 (Got exact money for these moves)

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I'm sticking with Vardy + Havertz for the TGW/DGW so don't really understand your question.

      Find another way to get TAA in. I already own him.

  4. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Henderson for the TGW?

    1. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah why not.

    2. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Might only start the Villa game

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        More likely to play all 3 than just Villa surely

      2. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        What makes you think that? I’m not sure how nailed he is

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I am considering him also. Cheaper than Maguire or AWB and I would have had Guaita instead of him. Now I can perhaps have Mitchell as fodder. But who is 3rd def after TAA and Digne in that case?

  5. Mr Bird
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    How’s this looking for 35 onwards?

    Forster
    TAA Maguire Coleman Rudiger
    Salah Fernandes Jota Son
    Kane Nacho

    Meslier Lingard Coufal Davis

    Nacho > Antonio GW36

    1. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Triple UTD essential? I could do either Jota or Son to Greenwood for a hit but it would leave me needing another hit to field 11 in 36. 8pts total... worth it?

      1. Pulisic 4 President
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        No, because of rotation that will surely happen as they clinch 2nd place.

  6. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Pogba over Greenwood anybody?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Eww

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Could be a good shout

  7. doher.ty
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Is Salah captain crazy considering Bruno/Man Utd players could play three games.

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Id do it if chasing

      1. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I am chasing and don't own Bruno so it's between bringing him in or going Salah C

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      not crazy but unwise imo

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’ll be doing that and just bringing bruno in. Greenwood younger and perhaps more likely to play 3 than Bruno!?

      1. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I own Greenwood already but don't own Bruno. I don't really fancy bringing him in unless I C him.

  8. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    A) Konsa, Greenwood, Vardy

    B) Maguire, Son, DCL

    Best option?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B just

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

  9. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Another question sorry if you had to bench one of these against LEE
    Which one and why?

    A. Kane
    B. Son
    ?

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      C) you Have to play them both against Leeds

  10. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Just watched the Triple GW35 vid w/ Mark on YouTube.

    Andy muted (again) and said f--k.

  11. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Any changes or GTG?

    Mendy
    Thomas Holding Digne Phillps
    Salah Lingard Bruno Jota
    Nacho (C) Kane DCL

    Forster Son Lingard Coufal

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Lingard just on bench*

  12. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Come on REAL.

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      No

  13. Il Capitano
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Cresswell + Azpi + Son > Shaw + Mitchell + Salah for a -4?

  14. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Are burn or diop nailed? Need a cheap defender for 36 not named Webster or philips

    1. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Diop is nailed. Ogbonna is injured again

  15. Yome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Rival has TAA. Should I go TAA or Robbo?

  16. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Best choice out of sub 4.9 defenders:

    1. Ward
    2. Coleman
    3. Nat Philips

    Thanks

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’m thinking B but not sure if he’s nailed

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Same I think many in he will say he’s not nailed...

    2. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      2

  17. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Help is needed please

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

    Digne & Jota
    TAA & Zaha

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      taa and zaha

      jota not nailed

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Digne & Jota

  18. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    is everyone going for 3 utd players?

    I find it tricky with them having a blank gw36.

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

      I have 3 United but can field 11 with a -4 next week.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      WC baby

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Yes, and even one free ft to ditch Bruno for Son 🙂

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I had 2 Leicester already so 3 Utd very difficult considering week after!

      1. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Ditto. See my comment below and keep the faith

    4. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Already have Bruno and Shaw, probs won't get more as I have 2 leciester players

    5. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’m sticking on just Shaw. Think it would effectively cost me 8 to do the Son - Bruno hokey kokey and I’ve no faith in him playing more than twice. And his recent form is pretty poor.

      It’s a gamble, I just hope it pays off

  19. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Son, ASR, Kane -> Greenwood, Bruno, Watkins (-4)? Benching Lingard

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      not for me. unless you have a plan for 36

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

    Who's scores more this week?

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

    Can get Kane or Aguero in next week.

  21. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Which Everton defender is more nailed?

    A) Holgate
    B) Coleman

    Thinking B for potential assist return but is he nailed?

  22. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Pope + Targett > Henderson + Shaw -4

    Will still be able to field 11 GW36

    Have exact money so have to do it soon or will be priced out.

    What do you guys reckon?

  23. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Start 2 of 3

    A) Nat Phillips
    B) Son
    C) Kane

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Is Nat nailed?

      1. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah he is with vvd gomez and matip out for remainder of season

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Do you think he is a better option over Ward and Coleman for the DGW35 and BGW36 (have TAA)?!

          1. Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            If coleman was assured of both starts i would go with him. Im in the same boat have 4.8m to spend on a defender...

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Yes definitely I agree... but many saying he will be rested... who comes in for him if rested though?

  24. The Fantasy Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Watkins and Digne or DCL and £5.1m defender? (-4)

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Similar dilemma mate but 4.9 defender... who you thinking??

      1. The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I’m limited as need someone for 36 too. Everton or Villa. Maybe Palace but nothing jumps out at me.

      2. The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        It’s this fact that’s making me lean to the former but do fancy DCL more than Watkins.

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          I think DCL is worth the poorer defender, a lot on here will disagree but even out of form he has potential to explode

          1. The Fantasy Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Yes that’s true. I’m just trying to get at least one defender to inspire me. No luck yet.

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Coleman with attacking threat as a gamble... or Godfrey, Phillips, Konsa, Ward

              Not inspiring but the right pick could return say 10 over 2 fixtures

              1. The Fantasy Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                I like Coleman but some say he’s not nailed.

  25. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Nacho and Vardy overkill for the dbl?

    A) Both
    B) Vardy only
    C) Nacho only

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      C

  26. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Any changes to the FH?

    Guaita
    TAA / AWB / Robertson
    Salah / Bruno / Auba / Greenwood* / Zaha
    DCL / Nacho

    Fodder bench + Mitchell

    1m itb , quite fancy Pogba over Greenwood

  27. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Now that is Kai Havertz we paid for. Great header followed by a filthy nutmeg. What a player

  28. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Would you rather DCL or Jwp on fh ? Already have richarlison

  29. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Got to admit I was wrong about Tuchel. Thought he was another overrated manager on the elite merry go round but he's a quality operator.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Meh

      As soon as the honeymoon period is over & fans/Roman wake up to the fact that he has a billion pounds worth of players playing like George Graham's Arsenal the knives will be out

      They may be out even sooner depending on what happens in the next 30 minutes

  30. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    a son to rashford
    b lingard to greenwood

    thanks