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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.

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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

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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. arndff_
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Will be probably doing: Coady > Man Utd defender with my single FT. Good to go?

    Just don't know how I'll handle BGW36 since I used all my chips already.

    Mendy
    TAA Coady* Rudiger Konsa
    Salah Bruno Son Jota
    Kane Nacho

    Forster Lingard Holding Vydra

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    OMG mount

  3. jimbo90
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Martinez
    Castagne Veltman Phillips
    Salah Bruno Jota Son
    Kane Watkins Nacho
    (Mccarthy Lingard dallas burn)

    Would you do Burn (wol) and Son (lee) > Maguire (avl LIV LEI) and Greenwood( avl LIV LEI) for free?

  4. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    MOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUNTTTTTTTT.
    FINALS HERE WE COME

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    YESSSSSSSS BEGONE SNAKE

    MOUNT YOU BEAUUTTYYYY

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Enjoy your nite

  6. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which combo on FH?

    A) Dcl and Zaha
    B) Watkins and Mane

    1. arndff_
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      a

  7. KAALI_DAAL
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Omg Mount!!!!

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Winner winner chicken dinner.

      The opposite of money ball plays out....

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        (again...)

      2. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Opposite of money ball?

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      An all English team CL final! Yassss

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      So a big Arsenal win tomorrow night completes a Premier League clean sweep on European Final places

      Florentino Perez absolutely seething

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        UEFA hate this.

      2. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Dirtiest "human" in football.

      3. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Love it!

    • AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Go home Ramos

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Congrats to Chelski!

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Get in you Grealish blocker!!!!!!!

    • Finding Timo
        2 months, 20 days ago

        How does this sound GW35-rudiger & lingard to Greenwood & Mitchell then GW36 nacho & Greenwood to Antonio & lingard for -4 so can field 11 players?

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Let the chopping begin RM

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Mount > Foden

        1. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 20 days ago

          One of the most consistent players I've ever seen

          1. No Professionals
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            You haven’t seen a lot of players then

        2. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Foden was outstanding last night too

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        This is a nightmare for City.

        The one team they wouldn’t want to play in the champions. League final is Chelsea

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 20 days ago

            True. Madrid would be a very easy win for City.

          • DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            At least it will be a competitive final!

        2. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Mount I love you

        3. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Up yours Florentino Pérez

        4. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Quality Pulisic. Waits patiently, picks the player in the best position and sends a simple straightforward assist.

            1. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Yep what a player

            2. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              After overrunning it initially

              1. No Professionals
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                This

          • shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Plan was BB this week, wildcard next. Already brought in JWP for BB.

            Would you say McCarthy Alioski Struijk > Forster Shaw Ward is worth -8? Or sack off BB and wildcard now?

            1. Life_Ban
                2 months, 20 days ago

                What's happening with McCarthy and Forster ???

                1. shirtless
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Boss confirmed Forster has next two starts! Messed me up!

            2. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Fully deserved.

              This Chelsea side is well suited for tournament football. Would not be surprised to see them sh*thouse a 1-0 win against City.

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                100% - perfectly set up to counter attack city too

              2. KAALI_DAAL
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Fully expect it.

              3. Slitherene
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Which option for BB 35 works best?

                Sanchez | Areola
                TAA Shaw Phillips
                Salah Son Lingard Saka
                Kane Vardy Iheanacho
                ¦ Pereira Coady Lowton

                A) Coady -> Digne
                B) Lowton -> Coleman
                C) Coady, Pereira -> Keane, JW-P (-4)

              4. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                I don't think Rudiger has quite got the hang of this face mask thing in Covid times...

              5. ViperStripes
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Worth doubling up on ManU defence (Shaw & Maguire) which means I can have Jota alongside Salah instead of Greenwood and gives me 11 instead of 10 TGW/DGW players.

                I would be ditching Coufal for Maguire.

              6. Ady87
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Can I get some takes on this FH team?

                Henderson
                TAA Digne Ward
                Bruno Salah Auba Greenwood Mount
                Nacho DCL

                1. ash and swanson inc
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  pretty awesome and jealous you still have FH, I would go ward prowse over mount and would that get anything to upgrade ward? auba after malaria may not be same player for a week or so possibly given cost could shove him out for wardp or someone and perhaps even get trent with change if possible?

                  1. ash and swanson inc
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    whoops you have trent already apologies.

                    1. Ady87
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Thanks for the reply. I like JWP just mentioned it in the next page and he has returns against top opposition last couple of months. I’m going to wait on Auba decision until after Thursday to see what happens!

              7. The Tinkerman
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Dean Henderson the only player nailed for 3 consecutive games in the league for United?

                1. Ady87
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Maguire wouldn’t surprise me too given he has most mins of any player in Europe.

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Think DDG gets one

              8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Azpi > Guaita?

                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Not Guaita. Digne!

                2. Rep Poulette
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Considering the same move...

              9. the vanisher
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Jota or Watkins?

              10. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Mount and Foden should both be in the England starting eleven ahead of the likes of Sancho and particularly Sterling.