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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. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Kane and son have to go no other way around it. Kane , Son and lingard > DCL, Bruno and Greenwood -8

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Calm down, calm down, United have blank in 36. I am pondering Kane to DCL and banking the second transfer, though.

    2. GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Lol, calm down, you have to look at GW35-36 combined

  2. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Hmm which 3 to get on FH? Thinking Henderson, Maguire and Bruno

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Going Lindelof, Bruno and Greenwood

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Those 3 are most likely to play all 3 games. But do you really expect United to keep CSs in all games? Shaw/Greenwood intstead of Henderson.

    3. zotter
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Rather have Greenwood. Maguire. Bruno

      I would wait to see who is benched for Roma as they should start the “easy” game v villa

    4. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Bruno, Greenwood and Shaw, let it be fun. The tree are most likely to get most minutes though.

    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      I have Bruno and Greenwood already and will probably go for Maguire now as my third United

  3. zotter
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    United playing every two days is mental

    1. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      and there were so many ways to avoid that

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Exactly. Good for Liverpool though

  4. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Who to ditch for Lindelof?

    A - Rudiger
    B - Coady

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      B

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      B

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      B

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      I’ve just ditched Saiss for Lindelof (and swapped Son for Bruno). Triple gameweek fever baby!

  5. Chilli Heatwave
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Roll FT this week or use?

    Leno

    AWB - Castagne - Christensen - Targett

    Bruno - Greenwood - Jota

    Ihenacho - Watkins - kane

    Could swap kane out potentially for dgw, have the funds so the loss is tv wouldn’t matter

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Thanks

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      May as well get Cavani for Kane if he doesn’t start Roma game

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 hours ago

        Already 3 United

  6. djman102
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    TC Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank! Oh, wait...this isn't 2006...

  7. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Play Lingard or Holgate?

  8. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Seriously, lindelof will play at least 2 wont he? Cant afford the others.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Yeah but maybe not the villa one though

  9. Fernando Torres
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    A) Son + Mitchell
    B) Zaha + Digne (-4)

    Which is better?

  10. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Thinking of Martinez to Henderson...

  11. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    A) Fofana (NEW, mun) + 4 points
    B) Maguire (avl, LEI, LIV)

    Thinking it's not worth the extra transfer to get Maguire with the blank coming up in 36.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      United last two games easier though. Might be worth it

  12. KAALI_DAAL
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Jota or Son to Bruno?

      I guess keep Jota for the DGW now?

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Yeah Son out. Jota likely to start united game off bench but he can do well off bench and then has two tasty fixtures at the end

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Three

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Yeah was thinking Liverpool has a reason to perform as well to secure Top 4. So Jota might give returns.

      2. J to the T
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        I can see United rotating a lot with two days between these games. But still worth rolling the dice.

        Regulion and Son to TAA and Greenwood for free? Makes sense right?

        Then bench boost this?

        Forster Mendy
        Trent Shaw Rudiger Saiss Veltman
        Bruno(c) Jota Salah Lingard Greenwood
        Kane Nacho Watkins

        1. J to the T
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          If not Greenwood then Zaha is an option and doesn’t blank in 36

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          OGS doesn't really rotate.

          1. J to the T
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Greenwood and Cavani will share minutes I think

      3. Jon Snow
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Triple GW throws a real spanner amongst the pigeons.

        Shaw, Greenwood, Bruno then just take the L on GW36

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Put's me off utd assets rather than makes me want to buy into a possible rotation mayhem

      4. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Is Greenwood going to play all 3 do we think?

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Wait and see if starts Roma away.... if he does then doubt he plays the tastier villa game. Still. I would get him

        2. J to the T
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Start three? No.
          Get minutes in three? Yes

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            This. Players like Greenwood and Jota don’t need the whole game. Players like Bruno poorer off bench

      5. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Kane to Cavani worth a -8 or he won't even play all three anyway?

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Nah not worth it

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Cheers, mate

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Will 34 year old Cavani play 3 games in 5 days?

          1. MMN
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            I would get him if I knew he would start 2.

      6. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Triple Cap bruno?????

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Deffo

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          If he plays 90 tomorrow then he’s not going to play 3 matches

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Not even a question

      7. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        OMG one finally happened.

      8. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Or maybe triple Cap Salah??

        Most will go with Bruno so salah becomes a differential cap

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          If it was SOU/Eva, I would have considered. With Man Utd being one game, skip.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            *wba

        2. zotter
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Salah with saints and wba was amazing. Less so v united

        3. KAALI_DAAL
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Lol what. Thats suicide.

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Having said that. Bruno triple is hard and might not play the easy villa one. See if he is benched v Roma

        4. TeddiPonza
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          My bench boost team could look something like this:

          Martinez Forster
          Shaw TAA Holding Ward Coufal
          Bruno (c) Salah (vc) Greenwood Sigurdsson Lingard
          Watkins Nacho Kane

          33 playing if I count captain as double.

          1. dnkw
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Is Forster likely to play (asking for a friend!)?

            1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Yes. Ralph said that he would play them in 2 game spells. So baring injury he is due his 2 games.

              1. dnkw
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 3 hours ago

                OMG that's golden news! Thank you!

        5. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          I need bruno right?

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Nop. He needs you.

            • Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Nah. Will be low down captain poll.

            • Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Nope. Doubt he gets more than 10pts

          2. zotter
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            I think united will rotate hardest in the Leicester game. They won’t want to go into the Liverpool game knackered

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Leicester is closer than Liverpool, so I expect them to kill their hopes and semi rotate Vs Liverpool

              1. zotter
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Fair point... realistically it means heavy rotation v villa

          3. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Bruno non owners clutching at straws, "difficult games, Liverpool, Leicester ...". Two pens, an assist and it's a haul.

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              They don't get pens nowadays, so only one assist 😉

          4. Foolio
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            If you were forces to (c) one of these, who would it be:
            A) Mane
            B) Zaha
            C) Maguire
            D) Richarlison

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              A

            2. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              A

          5. MMN
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Any changes on FH?

            Guaita
            Digne, Shaw, Castagne, TAA, Robbo
            Bruno, Salah, Greenwood
            Iheanacho, DCL

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Great team. Though perhaps Zaha instead of Robbo ?

              1. MMN
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 3 hours ago

                My thoughts exactly ... or Watkins.

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

              Maguire or AWB over Shaw. Both more likely to play all 3 games

          6. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            2FTs, and BB likely for 35. No FH left, so likely to hokey-cokey for 36. Son could do some work against Leeds, of course, but he also frees up the most funds in my team. Already have Bruno.

            1) Son, Rudiger > Rashford, Shaw
            2) Son, Veltman > Greenwood, Shaw

            And, Maguire or Pogba worth a shout over the others?

            1. Pariße
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Maguire and Pogba seem like neat differentials too. Both players seem like they don't really need to rest. I think SHaw will definitely get one off for Telles though.

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                True. Tomorrow at Roma will dictate things, I imagine. They could start the B team and still make it through to the final.

            2. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              I had Pogba so keeping

          7. Pariße
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Is Liverpool's Phillips nailed?

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Has to be, no other CBs.

              1. Pariße
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                I'm afraid of Fabinho. Who played the last two when Phillips was out?

          8. KAALI_DAAL
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              People who captained Kane in the DGW, are they feeling stupid now?

              1. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                I was always gonna play FH in 35

              2. Brehmeren
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Who else would you have captained that gw?

              3. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Would feel more stupid with Bruno Captain this week

              4. Pocky
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                After Mane last season?? No.

              5. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Yeah I knew Man Utd would have a Triple gameweek and knew Kane would get injured so yeah... yeah totally

              6. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                How many points has bruno scored next week?

            • Lindelol
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              oh wow Triple GW!!!!

            • RedWolf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Drop one:

              Son Salah Jota Greenwood Madisson
              Antonio Kane Iheanacho

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Ant