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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. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Mount has the potential to become better than Gerard and Lampard. And that is not an exaggeration

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes

      • Ady87
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks for not mentioning the ginger GOAT.

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Steve Sidwell?

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Scholes or Beckham or Butt?

      • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        No chance

        1. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yes chance.

      • Ben White saved my life
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He'll definitely do better for England. They've a serious chance next few Euros and World's.

      • Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        great player he is

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        His instincts and work ethic are too notch

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Top notch*

      • Tarby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A very BIG statement!
        Putting Lampard alongside Gerrard is also a bit ridiculous, Lampard was a great goal scorer but he wasn't the same league as Gerrard.
        Mount is incredibly good though, there's no question he's already a top player

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Chelsea's run in very interesting now

      Two games against Leicester - League & FA Cup Final
      Two games against Man City - League & Champs Lge Final

      Bit of a glitch in the matrix

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Squad

        Like Citeh but the encounter in EPL adds another dynamic.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        League games carry more meaning now?

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wonder how big Frank is feeling?

      If it were John Terry he'd be putting his kit on and trying to touch the cup....

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Massively proud of his squad. Frank is a blue through and through.

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Whereas John Terry would be taking off his kit and trying to touch Christine's cups

    4. George James
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Best Gk and mid for 35 ?

      non Liverpool or United

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Martinez.

      2. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Guaita + Auba, Zaha if fit or Mount.

        Outside shout for JWP given he’s returned against City, Spurs and Leicester recently.

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Guaita and Sigurdsson

    5. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      repost... 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

    6. Zlatan F.C
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I have 2FT. Would you do the below and bench boost? Also leaves me with 9 players for BGW 36

        Son > Greenwood
        Holding > McGuire
        Forster > Guita (-4)

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

        Thanks,

      • GoonerByron
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What striker to go with for 35 only?

        A - Benteke
        B - Watkins
        C - Nacho (Have Vardy)

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Nacho- good captain option v Newcastle and knackered United

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Kane -> DCL for a -4?

        Yay or nay?

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Nah

          • DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Hell nahhh

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Giroud would have finished half of the chances Chelsea missed.

          • Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 19 days ago

              City are still not going to win it

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Do you reckon Pep would have preferred to play Real?

                1. Marcin the Pole
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Definitely - that Real side looked well past their best tonight.

            • Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              VAR pen after full time? Bruno style.

            • Maddocio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Great stuff, Florentino Pérez can now go back to worrying about his club's massive debt. Jog on you mug

              1. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                This

              2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Here’s a free idea: To cover the debt Super League becomes a one team league where Real Madrid wins every year.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  They could just unveil the most valuable player to do kick ups for a few minutes instead?

            • KAALI_DAAL
                2 months, 19 days ago

                The blues dream on!

              • Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Well deserved win. Come on Arsenal - finish the job for 6-0.

              • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Azpi > Digne?

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Yes

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Yes

              • The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                If anyone lost their Hazard, he was spotted in Azpilicueta’s pocket, just call Stamford Bridge and ask for Dave

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    One hell of a job for Azpi and did it well.

                2. fajmonkey
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  2 fts this week
                  A. Regulion and Jota > Mitchell and Rashford

                  B. Regulion and raphinha > Mitchell and greenwood

                  C. Regulion and raph > maguire and jwp

                  Addition info: Ahead by 20 in mini league. I'll have 10 for week 36 with 1 ft to get me to 11. (Already have bruno)

                  Thanks guys

                  1. krawiecus
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Wait for tomorrow's lineups/injuries etc. And for news about Raphinha. I'm gonna be honest, not massively sold on any of these as it's going to be your new ManU player having to play much better in 35 than whoever you're selling in 35+56. Especially losing Reguilon is not ideal for 36 unless you have cover. Any chance for just Jota --> Greenwood?

                  2. Pariße
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    @Hazz
                    that ref stole that corner and now a penalty

                    1. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Our own players stole three or four easy goals who's giving that back? No one.

                        1. Pariße
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          It’s okay though. They won so easily.

                      • Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Haha yeah that was probably a pearly right at the end. Will let that one off though. Probably would have missed it given our finishing!

                    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Move the finals to wembley

                      1. Duke Silver ☑
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Stop using logic.

                    3. Danstoke82
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Which combo?

                      A) Maguire + Coleman
                      B) Shaw + Keane

                      Thanks in advance!

                      1. the vanisher
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        A

                    4. JBG
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Azpi + Coady to Digne + Phillips?

                      As I've said plenty times, don't think Azpi will get both matches, specially after starting tonight.

                      1. krawiecus
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          If that's your thinking, if you think Phillips plays (or got cover) and no other issues in your team, ok. If unsure about philllips, how about just Azpi to Digne and Gundogan to DGW? Coady could make way for a good 36-38 def then.

                      2. RedWolf
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Play Martinez (MUN EVE)or McCarthy (LIV CRY) for the DGW?

                        1. JBG
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Apperently Forster plays both, so you have no choice but to play Martinez.

                          1. dunas_dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            This

                      3. Sif
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Buzzing for the final as a neutral, also highlights was a ridiculous idea the ESL was when all these game would just be played over and over with no sense of occasion or achievement.

                      4. Slitherene
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Which option for BB 35 works best for this setup?

                        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)

                        1. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          A

                      5. Jernau M Gurgeh
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Can't see Terry during the celebrations

                        1. KAALI_DAAL
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Hes preparing for photobombing in the finals.

                          • mynameisq
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            But can you see your wife

                          • JBG
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            He was busy putting on his kit.

                        2. KAALI_DAAL
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Madrid players didnt cry enough

                          • Sailboats
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Would you guys do Holding > a playing defender for a hit? Im bench boosting

                            1. GoonerByron
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Holding should/will play with Luiz out

                              1. krawiecus
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Chambers might play there instead, I suggest OP makes his guess about lineups. Not ideal, maybe worth it if that DGW is then good for 36 as well?

                            2. Shark Team
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Wait... Man Utd triple gw???

                              1. Snooze ya lose
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Satellite delay?

                            3. mynameisq
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Any other team other than England would have Mount foden and grealish behind kane, right?

                              1. The Suspended One
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                No..

                                1. mynameisq
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  I mean most top teams do but okay..

                            4. Freshy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              If CHE lose to MC and finish 4th in the Prem, ARS wins Europa, are CHE out of next years CL?

                              1. Pariße
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                No, it adds the 5th UCL place.