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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. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    so decision this week.... rolling my free so i can deal with having 3 chelsea and 2 united players the following week to transfer out

    who fills my last 3 spots in my team?
    Jota, richarlison, kane or son

    who should I bench... leaning Son... but feels so wrong.....
    Richarlison or Jota would be a cert if they didnt play twice....
    on form... Rucharlison surely? but he could get points.... most of his have come away from home and his has 2 away games.
    Kane vs Son.... Kane fares better away too....

    who would you bench? J K R or S ?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 23 days ago

        JK

        1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          just one for bench.... you saying Jota or Kane?

      • jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Bench Son

    2. Fiqz Fariss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Who is better?

      1) Henderson
      2) Guaita

      and choose one
      A) El Ghazi
      B) Targett
      C) Rudiger

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Meant to click Henderson and clicked De Gea by mistake (name recognition) and just after I hit confirm said 'Wrong one!'

      1. MidTableFantasy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I wonder how many are going to do that this week, worth a -4 to switch back!

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I can't believe I did something so stupid. Half watching the CL at the same time was not a good idea.

          It reminds me of the stupid move I made in FPL years ago there were two brothers playing in the same position for different teams. Similar colour jersey and I got the wrong one.

    4. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      On fh lads

      Watkins and Auba
      Or
      Vardy and Zaha ( have nacho)

      1. Fiqz Fariss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Wat & Auba

    5. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Get Watkins (for Bam) and play him over Lingard?

      1. Fiqz Fariss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        yes

    6. Tango74
        2 months, 23 days ago

        It’s TGW35 not DGW35 now

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yes that's what the article says.

          1. Tango74
              2 months, 23 days ago

              So why people saying DGW35 in comments ?

              1. JustSomeGuy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Maybe they have players who have a DGW35.

                Not all teams have a TGW35, ya know?

        2. fplking14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

          2FT 0.7ITB playing BB, any moves I can do?

          1. jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Watkins to DCL anyway

            1. fplking14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Don't have the money for it

              1. jonnybhoy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Coady to Eve def?

                1. fplking14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Don't trust Eve defence

                  1. jonnybhoy
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Just go with what you have then

        3. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Son->Greenwood a no brainer?

          1. jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I'd say so

          2. Zladan
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Wait until after tomorrow’s game

        4. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Any of these worth it?

          A) Coufal + Lingard to Shaw and JWP -12pts and bench Kane and Thomas
          B) Son to Greenwood and bench Kane? -8pts
          C Mendy to Henderson -8pts
          D) GTG

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

          Forster Son Lingard Coufal

        5. humar816
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Thoughts on this team for a -4??

            Martinez (Areola)
            Maguire Saiss Digne
            Bruno Greenwood Salah Jota Lingard
            Iheanacho Watkins (Kane)

            1. JustSomeGuy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Looks alright, but hard to judge when you can't see what you had before to justify a -4.

              1. humar816
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Just replaced Maddison and Dias (needed to go anyway) for maguire and Greenwood.

                  Maddison has a double himself so not sure if that ones worth it. Doubt Greenwood will start all 3.

            2. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Are these two nailed:

              1. Nat Phillips
              2. Coleman

              Thanks

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Nat is fit so I count him playing both in dgw. Coleman maybe 75% chance since he is not a youngster and has had his injuries.

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

                Yes and Yes (if playing 3 at the back)

            3. Lovren an elevator
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Which United players are likely to Start all 3 games?

              1. No Professionals
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Maguire, wan bissaka. Probably about it.

                1. Lovren an elevator
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Cheers. Yeah kind of what I thought. I guess Shaw will be rotated with Telles, even?

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Not many...

                Hendo and Maguire or Lindo?

                1. Lovren an elevator
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Who will replace Wan-biss?

            4. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Pope + Targett > Henderson + Shaw -4

              yey or nay?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Half yep

                1. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  haha

            5. Fergiesarmy
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Surely Henderson is the only one who will play all 3 PL games?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Quite possibly.

                Or 3 x 60 mins?

                1. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Why should Ole use 3 subs over 3 matches for a gk?

              2. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                He won’t play half a match, that’s for sure. Thinking Greenwood, Rashford etc can get 160 mins

            6. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Which option is better for this week?

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

              Can get Kane or Aguero in next week by selling Bruno.

              1. jonnybhoy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Has to be B

            7. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Ditch 1 on FH:

              A) Henderson
              B) Shaw
              C) Greenwood

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                B

              2. jonnybhoy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                A

            8. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Do we think Holding will start both games ?

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Don't think so, don't forget he will play against Villarreal as well

                1. FantasyHero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  True. He played all games that Luiz missed recently tho

            9. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Going into gw 35 I have two free transfers, free hit & wildcard to use. My team is in good shape going into this gameweek and sitting mid 20k overall. Too many decisions giving me a headache. I was free hitting in gw 36, until extra Utd game got announced.

              1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I'm well set up with my 10 dgw's + kane for this week, gw36 looks a great gameweek for free hit ( 2 each of pool, city, spurs, everton + 1 whu and 1 southampton). My main choice is who to TC in gw35 (Fernandes or salah). This sort of situation is the reason I've held onto the 2 chips.
                Good luck to all negotiating this minefield. I'm not sure how many chelsea/Leicester players will play both and how many (if any) utd players will play all 3.

            10. Ady87
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              What’s the best FH first XI template knocking about? Currently on

              Guaita
              Maguire Robertson Digne
              Fernandes Greenwood Salah Auba Zaha
              DCL Nacho

            11. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Most likely to start all three games?

              A. Henderson
              B. Lindelof
              C. Shaw
              D. AWB

              Have Bruno & Maguire, looking for a 3rd pick for the FH

              1. Ady87
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Don’t like double defence as 3rd pick as feel like United only keep 1 CS this GW. Personal preference. Out of them A or D.

              2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                AWB

              3. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                A or D, but think none. Go for Rashford or Greenwood instead and hope for attacking returns to give more over their 2-2.5 matches?

              4. FantasyHero
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Lindelof hasn't missed much. So I would say him

              5. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I would rather get Greenwood- James out injured and unlikely Rashford carrying ankle issue or Cavani will be able to play as much gametime - can see Greenwood starting 2 and playing 30 minutes in 3rd

            12. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Lads please stop missing these chances...

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                He should have hit it hard to the right corner.

                Could have been a huge goal.

              2. FFSbet.com
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Insane what Tuchel did with this team,Mount and Havertz one on one vs GK in few minutes.

                1. FFSbet.com
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  OMG Kante another one on one

              3. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                This is killing me, feels too much like a repeat of the first leg

              4. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Another big Big chance for Chelsea...

                Saved.

            13. BENOIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Best budget midfielder?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Greenwood

              2. tbos83
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  JWP

              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                The more I think about it the more I am turned off the triple gw

                Majority if not all united players will start 2 but one is Liverpool and the other likely a tricky game away v villa.

                Leicester at home when Leicester play the cup final a few days later was the big game for me when considering united players but now that might be the one where we see players rested or at least a disjointed team of regular starters and backups which is never too good in terms of team cohesion

                1. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Agree

                2. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Exactly

                  It is now a chance to captain someone with a DGW who is a differential captain.

                3. AMBELLINA PRISE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Very valid points. Add the fact that if Man U win the first game, they won't have much to play for in the league

              4. Eightball
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Saiss to Lindelof for a -4?

                • Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Again 🙁

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Good block this time.

                • Fergiesarmy
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Ederson and Raphina out
                  Henderson and Greenwood in - 4

                  WC GW 36.

                  Yes or no?

                • Zladan
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A -4 this week, followed by a -8 next week fielding only 8 players... FPL is mental.

                • KAALI_DAAL
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Cant believe Chelsea doesn't have 4 goals already

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Someone's fishing tonight..

                  • FantasyHero
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Will Phillips (liverpool) start both games ?

                    1. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Let me get Phillips momma on the line and confirm.

                        1. Pompel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Not allowed to stay up late for Utd game on Thursday

                    2. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Captain America is on to show some magic now.