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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. A Pain in Niasse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Manchester United will now play four games in eight days, including a game in Rome tomorrow, and 2 Premier league games on Tuesday and Thursday next week. The fans who disrupted their game last weekend ended up hurting the team they say they love.

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Not really. They're comfortably going to finish second

    2. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I don’t think it impacts much. They will still finish second and get to europa league final

    3. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Debatable how much that hurts them.

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Better that Manchester United ended up hurt by the actions of their own fans, than other clubs.

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      They didn't lose to Liverpool for Man City to win the league though!!!

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      The protest orchestra used FH last week and has triple Utd in his team

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        *organiser!

    7. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      The fans were right to protest. The elite then decided the workers are going to be the ones to lose out, and people would be right to protest again.

  2. xuwei
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Any chance Henderson gets all three?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I think a very good chance

      1. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        that would be awesome.

    2. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Doubt it

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah he's the league keeper

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Henderson, Maguire, AWB?

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      There is good chance to give one to de Gea though. I can see that happening tbh.

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Bench boost GW 1 they said

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Apes 😉

    2. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Haha - I did that last season and didn't like it much then.

    3. Bob_the_builder
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      On BB and I have lost track of the number of hits I have taken using the rationale that its either a -2 or 0 cost depending on whether the player was going to play one or no games.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I have 2 free transfers and also 2 single gameweek players in my squad now

  4. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    If you had to sell one, who should go, Son or Kane?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Son

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Son still

    3. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Kane

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Son. No viable DGW /TGW striker alternatives from Liverpool or United

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I’d be happy if cavani got 2 of the 3 games

  5. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    This is a joke... Triple captain players will be running away from everyone else now.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Nonsense - you honestly expect 1 a player to feature in all 3 games and 2 perform in them too

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Bruno

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Did you not get the chip this year?

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Of course but no triple game week! They should be illegal!

    3. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Loving the triple gameweek news. Going to be carnage. Shame I don't have the triple captain chip in the bag

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      97% have used it already

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        True but that one guy in my league!

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I am happy to have WC. Even though I had 2 MU +3 Liv players...

  6. FC
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Which Everton defender 5m or below is more likely to start dgw35 and gw36?

    1. Bob_the_builder
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Coleman maybe.

  7. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    2fts,0itb. Best move?
    A) mendy to
    1) meslier
    2) mccarthy
    3) guaita

    B) lingard to
    1) jwp
    2) eze
    3) El ghazi

    Mendy
    TAA shaw castagne
    Salah Bruno greenwood jota lingard
    Kane nacho
    (forster holding vydra veltman)

  8. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Greenwood captain anyone???!!!

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Possibly best option

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I’m thinking so mate!!

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Tempting!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Big time mate!!! I’m going for it!! Should start two and off the bench on one, importantly should start the Villa game!!!

    3. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Henderson

  9. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 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

    TIA.

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      A

  10. NateDog
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Can't decide what to do now on FH. Had Cavani and Shaw but think I can't stick with no Bruno now and Maguire might even play all 3 so that's probably better and then stick with Greenwood. No idea on the rest of my team now though or who to focus on. I was already on double Everton which feels so wrong, I'll still probably stick with Salah and TAA. Is Vardy and Iheanacho overkill?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yes i would

    2. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I just changed from Shaw to Maguire i reckon more chance of starting the 3 benefits of still having FH

  11. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Which 3rd Pool player on FH, Next to Salah and TAA?

    A) Jota (instead of Zaha)
    B) Robertson (instead of Digne)
    C) Alisson (instead of Guaita

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      C

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      C

    3. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      A

    4. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I just had enough cash for Mane

  12. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Courtois
    Mendy Ramos Militao Nacho
    Kroos Casemiro Modric
    Hazard Benzema Vini
    Let's get the big win boys. Hala Madrid! Hasta el final, vamos Real!

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Chelsea win

  13. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Who has the advantage after this triple gw announcement?

    A. Rival ( TC left & owns Bruno + Shaw already)

    B. Me - FH left

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      A

    3. son of city
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Lol, why are you even asking this? A all day.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      B

    5. Steager
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      could be B if rival has to take a hit to take utd player's out for blank and you also can choose the more nailed liverpool and utd assets like maguire on FH

  14. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Evening.....2fts. 0 cash

    Thoughts on son and vardy to Bruno (c) and dcl?

    Then it's a - 8 to field 11 in gw36.....

    Struggling to see an better plan than this....

    Thanks

    Mendy (forster)
    Taa shaw konsa (Dawson holding)
    Salah son jota greenwood (lingard)
    Kane vardy nacho

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Difficult predicament

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Yup. Can't see anything else as madness to go without Bruno

        Just need to take it on the chin I think

  15. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Henderson should start all three games, no?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Most likely yes, DDG tomorrow and Henderson in PL matches.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers!

  16. tbos83
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Would you take a -8 to bring in Salah, Greenwood and DCL?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Guess so yes

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yes, exactly what I will be doing.

  17. son of city
    4 months, 21 days ago

    So Bruno EO gonna be crazy?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      263%

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      100%

  18. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Liverpool getting a double gives me a benching headache.
    Would you bench Kane for one of Jota or Siggy?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

  19. FootballDog
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    hmmm still have my WC and 1ft and 1.2mil itb....

    wat can i do here...

    Martínez / Sanchez

    Shaw / Saiss / Veltman / Coufal / Castagne

    Salah / Bruno / Lingard / Jota / Son

    Nacho / Kane / DCL

    thinking of doin Kane to Watkin and Saiss to Digne (or TAA)

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Go hard on the double maybe -4 and wild card after

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Would wildcard

  20. Fernando Torres
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

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

    Which is better???

  21. fpork
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Son->Bruno easy transfer?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Very easy

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Would hold

  22. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Bruno EO will be interesting

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Anyone ever been 200+?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah Kane already has been this season

    2. son of city
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Would be sick

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Unlikely to be above 200% I think with not many TCs left

  23. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy, Son, Periera to DCL, Bruno, Greenwood,

    -8

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah.

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Easily

  24. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Which 3 united players are you taking?

    No budgeting

    1. b91jh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I will probably only go for 2, but

      Henderson, Bruno, Greenwood

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Already have Greenwood, Bruno and Shaw.

    3. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Bruno is a must. Greenwood. Then either cavsni shaw or Henderson

    4. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      B, S, R

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Have Bruno and AWB , do Hendo or Greenwood

    6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Have Bruno and Greenwood and will go for Shaw or Maguire

  25. Phlajo
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    1FT and 0.2 itb
    A Son to Rashford
    B Son to greenwood
    C other suggestions here?

    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Mitchell
    Bruno Salah Son* Ziggy Jota
    Kane* Nacho
    Bench Forster Coady Vydra Alioski

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yes i would

  26. Khalico
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Greenwood or Rashford?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Greenwood

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Honeslty cant see bruno starting all 3 and certianly not playing playing full mins when he does start

    So as far as im concerned he pretty much has a dgw and will end up more or less with the same mins as Salah

    So that leaves me with a tough call...Salah or Bruno TC??

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Bruno IMO. Though salah has easiest match

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Bruno 90mins x3

  28. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Kane Son & Rudi
    to
    Maguire Bruno DCL? -4

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      No are you crazy?

      1. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Triple GW's vs Singles?

        Rudi out so i can field 11 in 36

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      What does your team look like in 36?

      1. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Would be 36 team..

        Martinez
        Targett Dallas TAA
        Salah Jota Lingard
        DCL Watkins

        FT for 10. Hit for 11

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Lol thinking same transfers. see below

  29. Bob_the_builder
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Would you do Dias to Maguire for a -4 ?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Haha now is not the time for jokes

      1. Bob_the_builder
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        These are crazy times so the lines are more blurred than ever 😛

    2. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah

    3. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      100%

  30. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    How is this for a bb team for -4. Kane to dcl, maddison to bruno, holding to maguire.

    Forster, mendy
    Rud, maguire, shaw, castagne, taa,
    salah, jota, son, lingard, bruno
    Dcl, watkins, nacho

    Tia