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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. GoonerByron
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Which of these looks better for the DGW?

    A - Cavani + Calvert Lewin

    B - Bruno + Benteke

    1. Eightball
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B

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

        B

      • Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B

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

      On FH, would you have Mane or Zaha?

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

        Mane

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

        Salah Robbo and TAA for me

        So Zaha

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

          Would you have Robbi instead of Digne?

      3. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Mane- nice differential

    3. james 101
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Is this the final dgw?

      (Sorry. Life’s been getting in the way of my FPL!)

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yes

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

          Unless anything unexpected happens ( and has to be fair chance of this given the way the season going!!)

        • james 101
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Thanks gents

      2. Aussie Rules
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Are we expecting Mitchell to keep his spot at LB?

      3. Toe-Knee Yeboah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Seriously hard GW coming I reckon. Wheat from the chaff and all that.

        Heart says Bruno (C). Head says no way.

        The bear case…

        - He’s played every single PL game this year.
        - Only 2x has he played 45 mins or less in any of these games
        - He’s played 86 mins + in the last 20 consecutive GWs.
        - Nowhere near peak form…
        - Any chance he’s waned recently because he’s just knackered? Don’t recall him getting much rest last year either.
        - Blanks in 6 of the last 8. (Non-blanks being only 5 and 10).
        - He’ll surely he’ll be rested for Roma, but then Utd have 3 games in 5 days.
        - Does Ole really need to play him in all 3 games? Utd can’t win the league, and Utd likely only need 1 win from 5 remaining PL games to secure top 4.
        - Irrespective, 2 of the 3 TGW games are Leicester and Liverpool.
        - The other against Villa won’t be a walk in the park.

        Is there a strong bull case for Bruno (C)?

        I’m glad I already have him but seriously doubt I’ll captain him.

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

          Maguire could be the (c) satisfying most of your points there.

          1. Toe-Knee Yeboah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Just seen Maguire has played 90 mins of every game since GW2. Wild.

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

            If United had 3 great fixtures, Maguire (C) would be more logical, but captaining a defender with 2 tough fixtures seems like a risk over an attacker. In terms of exp points, you'd expect Maguire to only have maybe 10 over these 3 games whereas someone like Bruno or Salah in 2 games will have expected points of 11-12 in just 2 fixtures

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

          Logic is Bruno(C) but Salah could haul big

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

          There's probably a beer case and a BS case if you want...

          1. Toe-Knee Yeboah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I'll take the beer case all day!

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

        Damn...just saw Pool DGW35,FH 35 activated in mud.
        Team after FH worse than before...

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          You played where the puck was... not where it was going to be 🙁

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

            Yeah maybe,should have predicted that Man.Utd vs Pool will be canceled

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Or not activated a non-cancellable chip prematurely...

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

                Aha

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

              You didn't have to activate before the week's games were even finished.

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

          Who is upvoting those comments i feel very offended.
          I demand another 3 days boycott for cyberbullying

      5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is Maguire available for the TGW or is he still stuck in the Suez Canal?

      6. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

        Is light on villa/Everton attack?

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

      7. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Only the premier league can produce 4 different ucl finalosts in 3 seasons

        Most competitive league in the world now

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

        Ederson and Raphina out
        Henderson and Greenwood in - 4

        WC GW 36.

        Yes or no??

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

          Yes

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

          Looks nice but will Henderson play 3 games?

      9. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        McGuire (C)?

        - Can't see us going without him in a league game
        - we keep clean sheets vs better sides
        - an attacking return over 3 games is likely

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

          Bruno EO will be painfully high.

          Love the Maguire shout, but Bruno doing anything over the 3 games could kill you.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Not really as long as u have bruno.

            1. doher.ty
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Not if his EO is closer to 200%

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

            Who is this McGuire? Does he play for Scotland?

          3. doher.ty
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Attacking return likely is a bit much no? He's currently averaging one per eight games. I think if you get him you hope they keep two cleanies and minute points for the third.

              1. Toe-Knee Yeboah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 23 days ago

                This

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

                Him, Shaw and Robertson, considering them all, but long time ago they had many attacking returns

            • PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Most of the double or triple GWs usually have a defender as the highest scoring player for the GW

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

                Makes sense. And to be honest Maguire is due a goal

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

                The only reason a defender can be better in a double/triple GW is because of their guaranteed starts. You get plenty of defenders that haul in SGW just as much as attackers do but 1) predicting a defender haul is more difficult and 2) results bias - you see all the defenders that score double digits and forget about all the ones that score 1-3 points - unless you triple captain Dunk and then vividly remember it. Lots of midfielders/attackers also get double digits but they're also usually more consistent of at least getting something when they don't haul.

                If United had 3 great fixtures, Maguire would be a good shout because of his nailedness, but in 3 tough fixtures you'd rather favour the attacker - in spite of United's seeming ability to get 0-0's against the big teams this season I think a lot of that can be attributed to variance.

            • Toe-Knee Yeboah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Agree first two points. What's your thinking for point 3? He's got 2 assists and 2 goals in 33 games. So an attacking return from ~12% of his games.

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

                Just a gut feel and from eye test he has come close to scoring from corners off late, and whenever we are looking for a goal, he usually gets fwd a lot

                1. Toe-Knee Yeboah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Yeah fair points. Can imagine last minute headers and all that.

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

            Mendy
            TAA Shaw Rudiger
            Salah Bruno(C) Son Lingard Jota
            Kane Nacho

            Forster Vydra Coufal Coady
            2FTs and 0.3ITB

            Currently thinking Coady out for a DGW player who plays in GW36 and then using 2 FTs next week to make a full starting XI

            1) Coady to Coleman or Holgate
            2) Coady to Targett
            3) Other suggestion?

            Also:

            A) Play Mendy
            B) Play Forster

            Cheers!

          5. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Getting Maguire might be wise. xMins is an important stat for a triple GW.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              As a long suffering owner I can only say do not go near him

              One of the biggest nightmare to own in the game - either concedes, or gets booked when utd keep a CS to ensure he misses baps (Has the most Yellow cards in the game this season) - goes up for every corner & IFK & never scores. If he does score, it gets disallowed

              In fact - he'll very probably finally get sent off this week for being that little extra bit slower through tiredness

              Absolute abortion of an FPL player

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

                Most likely to play all 3 but yep and others assist more than his headers from corners.

                How long did u suffer him?

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Got him in GW17 instead of the cheaper option Luke Shaw (another genius move this year facepalm)

                  He had 3 yellow cards in his first 15 games... and picked up 7 yellows in his next 17 - five of those were in clean sheets so you're talking 10-15 points with baps easy. Perfectly good goal disallowed vs Burnley in GW18 too.

                  He has 78 points to Shaw's 93 in that timeframe - the difference is basically the yellow cards

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

                Yup owned him earlier and all this is true. Overly aggressive when trying to score always resulting in disallowed goal

                Needlessly grabbing opponents all the time resulting in YCs. Just infuriating

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

            Will Robbo do on FH if I can’t stretch to TAA?

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

              there's always a chance

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

              Would go TAA

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

              I would rejig FH team to get TAA

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

                0.2m off this XI:

                Alisson
                TAA Castagne Maguire
                Salah Bruno Rashford Zaha
                Vardy DCL Iheanacho

                (Subs as cheap as possible)

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

                  Zaha to Sigurdsson ?

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

                    Had looked at that but not too sure on double Everton attack

          7. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            How do i get Bruno in this BB team 2 ft 0.1 itb

            Martinez schmeicel
            Dias RJames Veltman Webster Holding
            Esr Son Rashford Bruno Salah
            Nacho Kane DCL

            1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              He's there already

              1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Haha my bad it was meant to be jota there

          8. The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I haven't had a chance to review recent comments, so apologies if this has already been covered in previous pages.

            What's the general consensus on Greeenwood getting reasonable playing time over the GW? We don't often get a treble week, so I want to stack up on Utd. assets.

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

              Greenwood should hog the minutes no?

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

              Good chance I think of 2.5 games. James out, Rashford dodgy ankle and Cavani getting on in years probably will not get as much gametime as Greenwood.

            3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Reckon he'll get two of the three.

            4. The Mighty Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Thanks folks, Bruno, Shaw and Greenwood it is.

            5. Toe-Knee Yeboah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Reckon he'll get 2-3 - very fresh and bang on-form.

          9. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Seriously considering TC salah over Bruno

            Think theyll get sinilar mins. Bruno jusy slightly more

            Salah TC has more upside as almost eveyone will be going Bruno. Will still have bruno though to limit any damage he can do

          10. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Henderson likely to play all 3? What's happened to De Gea?

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

              Think DDG likely to play one

          11. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Was all set to make 0 transfers this week and now this United triple with only Shaw in my team has thrown a spanner in the works.

            A) Vardy + Rudiger > DCL + Maguire (-4)
            B) Vardy + Son > DCL + Fernandes (-4)
            C) Do nothing (and have Son as only SGW playing)

            Doing B still means I need to make a transfer in 36 to have 11. Mostly comes down to if Maguire or Fernandes will score 4 more points than Son and/or to cover myself given everyone else will have Bruno

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

            Chelsea dominant this second half.

            Deserve a 2nd goal with crisper finishing.

            1. doher.ty
                2 months, 23 days ago

                They've missed 3-4 really quality chances hope it doesn't come back to bite them

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

                  Big apologies to any Chelsea fans but if they lose it makes this FPL sideshow easier to pick for them.

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

              Sell Azpi for Digne?

            3. tbos83
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Should I do Kane, Son, Lingard > DCL, Salah, Greenwood (-8)?

                Mendy
                Digne Targett Maguire
                Mount Jota Bruno Lingard Son
                Nacho Kane

                Areola Bamford Amartey Stones

              • KAALI_DAAL
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Chelsea needed Giroud here.

                • Freshy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Havertz on a stroll

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

                  On this showing Man City win the Champions League.

                  But the league game will be interesting and the FA Cup they out thought Citeh too...

                • Mile Plankton
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Can we expect Henderson to play all 3 TGW games?

                  Leno->Henderson for free?

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

                    No, think DDG will play 1

                • JohnnyRev7
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  As a Chelski I'm just counting down the minutes. Please score again or hang on.

                • Zlatan F.C
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Would you bench boost this for a -4? Also leaves me with 9 players for BGW 36

                    Mendy Guita
                    McGuire Rudiger TAA Coufal Godfrey
                    Salah Jota Bruno Greenwood Lingard
                    Kane Nacho Vydra

                    Thanks,

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

                      Really BB chip needs to be hit

                      1. Zlatan F.C
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          I had Forster and Holding

                    2. Milkman Bruno
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Chelsea have been by far the better team. Madrid experts in Europe though will Chelsea end up regretting not taking their chances.

                        1. KAALI_DAAL
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            We'll find out.

                          • Old Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            They should be 3-0 or even 4-0 up by now. Real are going to get at least 1 chance.

                            1. Old Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Won't be good enough now - they'll need 2.

                          • Milkman Bruno
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Never mind. Well deserved

                          • KAALI_DAAL
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Azpi working very hard on the pitch. Poor lad needs a breather.