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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. Lord of Ings
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Would you do azpi-->digne(-4) or stick with azpi?

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Digne might be good for the long run. Azpi blanks in 36. I would take the hit for that move especially if chasing.

  2. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone remember the Birmingham city triple gameweek? I captained Zigic for his 6 pointer.

  3. aborg
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I just can't decide. Which one shall I bench out of these 3?

    A) Lingard (has only 1 game but in form)
    B) Jota (Has DGW but might not start both)
    C) Son (has only 1 game but it's against Leeds)

    1. Dirty_Harry
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lingard.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lingard

  4. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Gw36 really is taking all the fun out of this dgw. I could be left with only 6 which includes Vydra 😆

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Only if the WBA-LIV had moved to GW35 and MUN-LIV to GW36!

      1. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yep, this has complicated things a lot!

  5. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which move to make? All players will play as I will use bench boost.

    A) Ederson + Dias --> Forster + TAA

    B) Ederson + Dias --> Guaita + Robbo

    C) Ederson + Dias + Lingard --> Forster + Robbo + Greenwood (-4)

    If I do C, then I will need another -4 to get to 11 players in BGW36, so basically it's a -8 for the 2 extra games from Greenwood

  6. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane > DCL (-4)

    Yes or No ?

    Cheers.

  7. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Guys I'm screwed and have no idea what to do.

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Shaw Rudiger Fofana Diop
    Salah Son Lingard Jota 4.1
    Kane Vardy Nacho

    A) Lingard to Greenwood and Salah (c)
    B) Vardy Lingard and Fofana to Antonio Bruno(c) and Ayling
    C) Suggestions

    1. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son Vardy to Bruno DCL.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      How many players would you have in GW36?

  8. Pique and De Bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team please

    Guaita
    TAA / Digne / Maguire
    Salah / Bruno / Greenwood / Mane
    Vardy / Nacho / DCL

    Forster / JWP / Holding / Mitchell

    Got 0.8 itb and can trim some money
    the bench if needed, so got a bit of wiggle
    room. Any thoughts or advice appreciated.

    1. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nice. I’m on very similar but a bit less budget so need to pick between Mane & Vardy.
      I’m still not sure about Guaita though (but currently in my draft too) - you obviously prefer to Martinez/Schmeichel/etc.?

      1. Pique and De Bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah but not fully convinced though, just has better fixtures.

      2. Pique and De Bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        In your position i would go for Vardy, there’s a lot more choice available in midfield.

        1. Aztec Kamara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Thanks - but would probably either be Mane in a 352 or Vardy in a 343 so pretty much a straight choice.

  9. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who is better for gw 35?
    A. Greenwood vs avl, LEI, LIV
    B. Jota vs SOU, mun
    C. Lingard vs eve

    Cheers.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. aborg
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Surely Greenwood. I'm even considering captaining him.

    3. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  10. C0YS
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pick 2 for DGW35:
    1) Rudiger
    2) Azpilicueta
    3) Digne

  11. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who scored more this week, Maguire or Greenwood?

    1. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Scores*

    2. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Greenwood higher risk & higher reward, Shaw the safer choice.

    3. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I can see Man U Conceding in their matches so would go for GWood. I wouldn’t necessarily rate Maguire as a massive attacking threat.

  12. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I am only one not worried not owning Bruno? I see blank

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Me too. Have Greenwood and Shaw instead

  13. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    The limitless chip on the CL game has unlimited bank besides squad changes

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Shouldn't be needed for the final though unless you've heavily backed the wrong teams.

  14. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Will u sell alonso for -12?

    1. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Best not to if you can get a playing 11 without it.

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        But alonso is not playing right?

  15. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Shaw or Maguire?

    1. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Shaw

  16. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Guys really need your opinion on these 2 players before I make the transfers

    Phillips (liverpool)
    Holding (arsenal)

    Are they nailed?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I want TAA-Sahla-Jota for my POOL 3

  17. jeff09
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who scores more:

    1 - Lingard
    2 - Zaha
    3 - JWP

    A - DCL
    B - Watkins

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      3A for me

  18. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    (A) Lindelof + TAA
    (B) Maguire + Digne

    1. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

  19. Scout15
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    All for free, which to choose?

    A) Son -> Bruno
    B) Son -> Rashford
    C) Lingard -> Greenwood

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  20. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any chance holding start…?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hope so

  21. Lord of Ings
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Zaha likely to play both games? Does he have any injury concerns?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Anyone?

  22. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anybody -12?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      \o/

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        What transfer did u make?

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Never

  23. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I have the exact money for both...
    (A) Digne + JWP
    (B) Lindelof + Greenwood
    A is a lot better going into GW36

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  24. FourLokoLeipzig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who would you say is more nailed out of Nat Phillips and Benteke? I’ll need whichever I choose to play in 36

    1. SIGGYMETIMBER
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Phillips

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers. That option gives me the easy route back to Kane as well. Will just need TAA to stay quiet!

  25. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Son to Greenwood worth a hit, seems worth the punt eh and would give me the Cavani + Greenwood minutes?

    Martinez
    Shaw Trent Konsa
    Salah Siggy JWP *Son
    Cavani Iheanacho *Kane
    (Forster Holding *Cancelo *Lingard)
    0.6

  26. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Nobody think rash is better choice?

    1. SIGGYMETIMBER
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No. Carrying an injury. Might only get 1 start over the 3

    2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Injury concern

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Better than who?

        1. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Greenwood or bruno

    3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        1 month, 7 days ago

        would you do son to bruno for -4?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Deffo, strongly considering Son to Greenwood myself

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My 8th MC player in CL final

        A - Jesus
        B - Stones
        C - BSilva

        1. SIGGYMETIMBER
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Stones. Be a tight game

      • krishgorwani
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Mendy
        Holding Mitchel taa
        Bruno(c) salah jota lingard son
        Kane nacho
        Forster Dallas struijk vydra
        0 in the bank

        Son struijk vydra to jwp dcl lindeloff -8
        For bench boost?

        Team would look like this
        Mendy Forster
        Taa Mitchell holding Dallas lindeloff
        Bruno salah jota jwp lingard
        Kane dcl nacho

      • Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Who gets more this week?

        A) Bruno x 3

        B) Salah x4