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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. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Looking at my 36 team my enthusiasm is waning.

    A utd def isn't going to be worth 2 hits (to cover blank) is it?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      They do have FUL, wol to end the season, so could still be worth it. Can't bench them?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Still 2 hits. I'm a bit hit averse.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Back to the drawing-board

    3. Golden Oldies
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Henderson is a good shout.. prob mist guaranteed to play all 3 and if other keeper plays in 36 turn no biggie benching him that week....

      For anyone using bench boost I think Henderson is best way to utds defence...

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

      This is exactly what I'm thinking. If I get a United defender it either costs me an extra hit to get Dallas in 36 or I just go with a man less. I guess that could work out okay?

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

    Will Saka play both games in the double or just play Lingard for his single?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Depends (maybe) if they reach the final.

      1. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        He will if they don't

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I think you just answered your own question. Worth the transfer?

  3. Golden Oldies
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Went mad and took a -12....
    Leaves me with 3 TGW players...(Rash, Greenwood and Henderson)

    10 DGW players

    + Lingard and Kane
    Bench Boost active...

    No point taking it too seriously now unless you really have to..hits are grand... enjoy the entertainment of it...

  4. GE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    No chips left, good plan?

    GW35: Mendy -> Pickford
    GW36: Castagne and Nacho -> Dallas/Coufal/Coleman and Antonio/DCL

    (2FT, 1.1 itb)

    Mendy
    TAA/Shaw/Castagne
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Lingard/Jota
    Kane/Nacho

    Bench: Forster, Rudiger, Holding, Davis

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I would do Son to Greenwood this week. Maybe as well as Mendy to pickford

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        And Castagne and Nacho out for a hit next GW?

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

    I'm more concerned with bgw36

    I'll have to take -8 to field a full team

    1. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah exactly. United players are a trap. No doubt they'll get rotated.

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Agree, nothing has changed, if United would have a DGw35 + GW36 then many will discuss diffently

  6. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Liverpool double and captaincy here is better than a triple in which barely anyone plays 3 games and even if anyone does it would be with a heavily rotated second string

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Greenwood should feature all three and is dangerous off bench

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah minutes but Liverpool guys are getting 90 and 90 most likely

        Greenwood might get 90 70 and 20

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Agreed

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            But Jota might get 90 and 25

            And difficult to afford Mane

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              True, salah should be good to go though

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

      Captaincy has to be Bruno imo.

  7. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Schmeichel Forster
    TAA, Shaw, Coady, Fofana, Reguilon
    Bruno, Jota, Lingard, Son, Bowen
    Iheanacho, Bamford, Kane

    0.1m itb., 2ft. I still have bboost and TC
    What to do?
    Play TC (Bruno) or bboost?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Tc

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

    So will Bruno, AWB etc play all 3 in GW35 or will Ole rotate?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Can't be sure, maybe 2 and a half game which is still fine.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        AWB doesn't really seem to be rested or rotated. Hmmmm...

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Start this week?

    A) ASM
    B) Davis

    1. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Smith Rowe

      1. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        oh that's ESM haha

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Haha yes this is Saint Maximin

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    All eyes on who sits out Roma.

    *Likely/Should* start 2 of the 3 and then a potential sub appearance!

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Agreed. If Bruno and Greenwood start Roma = not good

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Dan James injured too when he's actually needed to rest others, useless.

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Regardless of who starts, most players will start 2/3 games barring injury.
      Maguire, AWB and Henderson might start 3. Bruno slight chance as well.
      Shaw, Pogba, Greemwood, Cavani, Rashford should start 2 for sure.

  11. MadeinIreland
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Hmmm - I’m not so sure getting all these United players will be worth it as they blank the following week anyway. I may Captain Salah as a differential.

    I have Fernandes and Shaw and hopefully that will be enough - probably better to load up with another Liverpool player

  12. Wag the Drog
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Son, Kane, Konsa -> Bruno, Watkins, Shaw -4?

    Kasper
    TAA / Rudiger / Konsa
    Salah / Maddison / Son / Jota / Lingard
    Kane / Iheanacho / DCL

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Get rid of rudiger over konsa. Nasty double then a blank

      1. Wag the Drog
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        thanks

  13. bitars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    This is fun with my FH 🙂

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

      Yes eame same here but which three United players?

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

        AWB and Bruno so far for me.

        Deciding between Pogba and Greenwood for the third

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

    Already have 3 Leicester so getting united players becomes an issue

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Im gonna lose maddison despite his dgw i think

  15. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Defense of

    AWB - Konsa - Dallas - Rudiger* - Stones*

    No Shaw, no TAA - I'm f**ked before GW starts

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Worry about Trent not shaw

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I'll need to find a way to get him yes , a hit or two is on the cards for sure

  16. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Now hopefully K. Phillips is fit so that I can happily get rid of Triple Spurs.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Cue goalfest.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      He's fit, was in starting 11 in postponed match

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Need Mr. K to be fit, not interested in Nat 😉

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        He means Kalvin.

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        He's talking about Kevin Phillips, former Sunderland striker.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Avoid unless niall Quinn is playing.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            What a duo!

  17. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    The triple GW actually makes Iheanacho the most interesting captain choice to me I think as he plays Newcastle followed by a probably heavily rotated Man Utd team who are in the middle of 3 games in 5 days

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      United might hit that game hard and rest v villa.

    2. MadeinIreland
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Could be a good move - I’m going for Salah I think

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      If United win vs Villa and Leicester, 2nd place is sealed. But yeah, Iheanacho has become a better pick now.

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      There's some logic to that

    5. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I like vardy nacho double up now

  18. djman102
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Only way to get Salah and Greenwood is to lose Son and Kane:

    Kane-->DCL
    Son-->Salah
    Neto-->Greenwood

    Worth a -4 to you?

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

      Yes

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

    On FH:

    Get another Pool next to Salah and TAA?

    Martinez
    TAA, Shaw, Digne
    Salah, Bruno, Greenwood, Zaha
    Vardy, Nacho, DCL

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

      2.3 in the bank

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No that’s good. Maybe Alison over Martinez but not sure if you can fund that

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

        Can fund that

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Might be good. As has better double and better fixtures after too

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

            On FH

    3. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Shaw will never play 3 games

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

        Go Maguire instead? Or AWB?

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

          I am considering Maguire

      2. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Telles probably plays tomorrow and Shaw the rest.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nice team. G2G

  20. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Which, if any, of these moves would you do here?

    A) Masuaku, Son, Welbeck > Digne, Greenwood, Watkins (-4)
    B) Masuaku, Son, Welbeck > Digne, JWP, DCL (-4)
    C) Lingard, Welbeck > JWP, Wood (2FT)
    D) Son, Holding > Greenwood, Digne
    E) Something else!

    2FT 0.4itb. No chips
    Mendy/ Forster
    TAA, Rudiger, Shaw, Holding
    Salah, Jota, Son, Bruno
    Kane, Iheanacho
    (Mendy/ Forster) (Lingard, Welbeck, Masuaku)

    Cheers!

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

      D

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

        Cheers mate - tempted by the extra -4 for Welbeck > Watkins - would surely pay off?

  21. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Is this schedule the PL's way of punishing MUN?
    • Sun 9 May: Aston Villa (A)
    • Tue 11 May: Leicester City (H)
    • Thu 13 May: Liverpool (H)

  22. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Brilliant live stream swearing!

  23. Bubbles1985
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Davis and Vardy to Cavani and Watkins for free??

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

    King Kev impression: I would love it if Bruno punish the sellers, love it!

  25. DBossman_2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Would you sell Kane or Vardy this gw to fund Salah?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      The one who doesnt score goals anymore.

  26. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sorry if this is a stupid question but am I able to use my 2 FT in preparation for next GW and then use my FH this week?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No.

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Any transfers you make during FH week become part of the FH (regardless of when you hit the button).

      1. AdamJ91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thank you!

  27. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Currently have Shaw and Bruno with 2FT,

    A) TAA, Greenwood, Lingard
    B) Maguire, Digne, Son

  28. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Maguire in all day long

  29. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Might be useful to check FIFA's stamina ratings to decide who to pick from United.

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

    TRIPLE game week bonanza!!!

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

      But with 3 United how long is there to the Europa Cup final, is that an issue still?