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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?

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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

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. Apollo Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Martinez, Coady & Lingard to Henderson, Kabak & Sigurdsson for -8. Yay or nay?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Not sure would lose Ling for Siggy. Close call

      1. Apollo Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Would be looking at DCL to Antonio in 36

        1. Apollo Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Nacho to Antonio, sorry

  2. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    This makes United options safer, I don't expect anyone to play all 3, but at least u should get the 2 at least!

  3. Bob_the_builder
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Initial plan was to bring in Zaha for Jota after a fitness update. Now, thinking of keeping of Jota and bringing in Zaha (if he gets the greenlight) for Lingard instead. Sensible or crazy?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I would. Big upside

  4. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    My 2FTs can get me to this:

    Sanchez, Forster
    Trent, Rudiger, Coufal, SHAW, Holding
    Salah, Lingard, Bruno(c), GREENWOOD, Jota
    Kane, Vydra, Iheanacho

    Play BB in gw35 then? It's my last chip.

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes.

  5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    My God what a news !!!.. Unexpected one.

  6. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Who do i lose?

    Maddison (dgw but off form and blank in 36)
    Lingard (on form, game in 36)
    Son (on form, game in 36)

    Tia

    1. Apollo Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Personally I don't think Lingard's still in form

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Alisson the best dgw keeper on FH?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Guaita

    2. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

  8. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    A. Guaita Lindelof
    B. Henderson Ward
    C. Forster AWB

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Forster been dropped i think

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        He's been promised the next two games!

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Oh really? source please

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Hausenhuttl said Forster gets the dgw.

  9. Dreaming of glory
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Terrible news for me who closed a big gap on ml rival and gambled on bruno > bale last week.

    Cant bring bruno back in as still 40pts back and rival has him. He also has double pool. If it was a dgw for pool in 36 I could have made good gains with planning, now its gave him 6 extra players this week for his bb grrrrrr

  10. Pigeon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Who else is still captaining Iheanacho?

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      You and your second account

  11. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Guys, would you do Son to Greenwood ??

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      would wait until after the Roma match to decide but yeah probably

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yep.

      Would do anyhow.

      Think Spurs may stutter a bit, but could be wrong.

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Europa league final 26 May so should be okay but rotation with 3 games in 100 hours.

    So it's a double besides the spine or core of the team?

  13. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Kane and son to cavani and Salah for free seems like a easy choice for me

  14. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Mendy > Henderson?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Who would you field for 36.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Lloris

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Thinking of Martinez -> Henderson

  15. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    So tc Bruno or salah?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Got to be Bruno

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bruno i guess.

      Or Cavani or Rashford or Trent?

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Cavani may play only once.

  16. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Free Hit draft?

    Pickford
    Ward TAA Maguire
    Salah Mane Greenwood Bruno
    DCL Iheanacho Vardy

    Forster Mitchell Strujik Smith-Rowe

  17. Dasher0303
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Son dias phillips(liv) —> Zaha/Greenwood, Coleman, TAA for a -4?

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    I think it's time for me to go back to YouTube for a second ever appearance

  19. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts Fofana & Lingard to Phillips & Zaha - 4?

    Current team:

    Mendy
    TAA Maguire Fofana
    Salah Son Greenwood Bruno Lingard
    Kane Ihenacho

    Subs: Forster, Dallas, Holding, Davis

  20. Bob_the_builder
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Come on Ole. Let VDB have a go against Roma in Bruno's place.

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Mark is going without Bruno

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      And you know this because?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        He said it on stream, but he can change his mind ofc

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Please Bruno score 35 pts I want to catch Mark

  22. GE
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Which keeper for the run in?

    1) Mendy
    2) Pickford
    3) Henderson

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      4) Alisson

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Have 3 Liverpools

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      3 with a backup

  23. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    MY TEAM vs opponent
    Schmeichel vs Martinez , Forster vs Meslier
    Shaw vs AWB , Reguilon vs Targett
    Fofana vs Struijk , Coady vs Veltman
    Bowen vs Sigurdsson , Iheanacho vs Vardy
    Bamford vs Watkins
    (rest the same - TAA, Jota, Lingard, Son, Bruno, Kane)

    I have to take a risk. I have 2 free transfers. Where to find the differences? Who to sell, who to buy?

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bowen > Zaha (if fit)?
      Son > Greenwood?

      1. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I like this idea.
        *Wow We have a similar nickname

  24. Steager
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Not sure what to do with my FH Chip now. The double liverpool has now given me a decent team to play GW35 and i have enough for the blank.

    When shall i use FH?
    A) GW35
    B) GW36
    C) GW37
    D) GW38

    Team:
    Mendy
    TAA AWB Philips Konsa
    Son Bruno Sigi Jota
    Kane Nacho

    Subs Areola Gundo Bamford Coufal
    Still have a free transfer for gundo to Greenwood, 11 for blank and free transfer.

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      38 and captain aguero

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Good shout or A... Now!

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B maybe? Can't be bothered to count how many blank players you have, but looks enough from what I can see to use FH then.

  25. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Well after these surprising news.. Which one?

    A) Azpi and Gundogan to Phillips + Maddison/Ghazi/Jota

    B) Dias and Gundogan to Phillips + Maddison/Ghazi/Jota

    C) Dias/Azpi and Gundogan to Digne and JWP

    All three are for -4

    Now the reasoning behind maybe getting Azpi out is, no GW36 and he will most likely not start both DGW35 matches anyways.

  26. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Evening,

    No doubt we are all suprised with the tgw announcement and we are all working out how we can get in 3 united players.

    But anyone else wondering if its worth it against 3 hard teams in the space of 5 days??

    Isit a trap??

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A little

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes we need to give ourselves a chance

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Can anyone suggest which players are nailed on to start all.3 games in the space of 5 days??

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      It could be if you cant field a team the next week without hits.

      FHers in dreamland.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I have fh and I'm not 100% need to work out which 3 are likely to start all 3 games if there are any

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      If Hendo can be trusted to play three, then yes

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Keeper Harry awb and Shaw maybe

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Sort of...

      But what the heck!

  27. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    What will be the best moves here? 2ft, 0.4itb

    Mendy
    Holding Castagne TAA
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard
    Kane Wood Nacho

    Forster Maddison Cresswell Coady

    A) Mendy to Hendo, Castagne to Digne
    B) Mendy to Hendo, Coady to Holgate/Godfrey
    C) Mendy to Hendo, Maddison to Zaha
    D) Castagne to Digne, Maddison to Zaha/Greenwood
    E) others

  28. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Are these best MUN assets?

    Bruno Rash Shaw

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Question is do these 3 play the 3 games?

  29. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Is Kabak pretty nailed at LIV for the rest of the season?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah him.and phillips

  30. kip kop
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Can anybody figure out Solskjaer's plan with DDG? Will be play 2 games, none or what?