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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. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Will Henderson play all 3 ?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Doubt it

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Maybe 1-2

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I need a keeper so it's him and Coleman or Pickford and Maquire

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes imo. He is the PL gk for MU and new rumors popping up about DDG leaving.

    4. OleBall
        1 month, 14 days ago

        At least 2. Probably 3

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      My FanTeam is looking imperious for this week. How do I get a 3rd United?

      Mendy
      TAA Castagne Fofana
      Salah Fernandes Greenwood Son*
      Iheanacho Jota Kane*
      (Forster Lingard Dias Coady)

      A) Son > Pogba
      B) Dias > Maguire (bench Kane or Son)
      C) Don't do either and prepare for GW36 with Forster > Pickford.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I like B

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          But you will have a benching headache. Hmmmmm

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Get Henderson imo. The most logical move

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I don't think that's logical. I already have a doubling keeper. I want to remove my singles (Kane or Son) for a triple.

              1. Daniel Jebbison
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Martinez has poor fixtures.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  It's not Martinez. It's Mendy!

    6. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is Kane&Son to Salah&DCL good move for hit?

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Would stick

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You want salah tho

      2. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'm keeping Kenny

    7. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Any ideas on what to do here guys? Willing to go even 3 transfers (-4) with current Mun news:

      Patricio
      Trent, Konsa, Castagne
      Salah, Son*,Greenwood, Jota
      Vardy, Nacho, Watkins

      Meslier*, Lingard*, Dallas*, Veltman*
      * Single GW players
      0.8 itb, 2ft

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Get Bruno in for Son.

      2. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Son. Patricio. Konsa. To Bruno. Philips. Guiata?

        1. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Already tripled on Pool.
          How does this sound?
          Vardy, Son, Patricio > DCL, Bruno, Guaita

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Good

    8. Eric Banternaaa
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mendy Forster
      Rudiger Coady Digne Phillips Veltman
      Salah Jota Maddison Lingard Son
      Kane Iheanacho Vydra

      My thoughts was either:
      A Coady Son > Shaw Bruno for -4.
      B Coady Son Vydra > Shaw Greenwood DCL -8

      But with now United having triple gameweek I need 3 united players. What revkon the best transfers would be?

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes good moves

        1. Eric Banternaaa
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not think I need 3 United?

      2. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I’ll be playing Bench boost aswell.

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B looks like it could be worth it

        1. Eric Banternaaa
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not think I need 3 united?

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Oops I misread it

            What would your triple up option be?

            1. Eric Banternaaa
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              This is what I’m struggling with. Can’t afford Lingard > Rashford instead of Vydra to DCL

          2. Scoopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No one except maybe Henderson will play all 3

    9. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 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) Son, Holding > Greenwood, Digne

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

      Cheers!

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I wouldnt do any, but c if sense some desperation

        1. son of city
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Everybody selling and benching son what if he hauls more than the TGW and DGW players?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Don’t see it. He’s def off his best and Leeds have tightened up

          • Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No desperation at all tbh. Just trying to optimise my team with no chips left for the doubles!

            I could just do Son > Greenwood or Zaha ?

            1. son of city
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Greenwood looks easy but zaha has tasty fixtures, no?

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yes but no consistency in form and still uncertain fitness

        2. bitars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          FH team.
          Who two bench, Zaha?

          Guaita
          Castagne, Maguire, Trent, Robertson
          Bruno, Greenwood, Salah, Zaha
          Vardy, Nacho, DCL

          Steer, Mitchell, ESR

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes

          2. balint84
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Castagne

        3. son of city
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I recently said I would not take a hit until the end of the season, but now if I don't take it, soon am gonna be a victim of circumstances.

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Discovered this song whilst shopping in Primark

              1. Pariße
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It's an amazing band. A bunch of thrift shop rockers who know good funk.

          • tricpic
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Given the Liverpool double, is Veltman to Philips worth a further -4 after already splashing out a -8.

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Good move

            2. Pariße
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I think so.

          • Fernando Torres
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

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

            Thoughts, which is best?

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yep C

              1. Fernando Torres
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                C?

            2. MightyGar
                1 month, 14 days ago

                B

                1. Fernando Torres
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Thanks

            3. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I already have Bruno and Shaw.....should I get Greenwood or Henderson?

              1. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yes jump on it before prices rise tonight

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  But he might get injured tomorrow? Surely .1 doesn't matter at this stage?

            4. Keane There Dunne That
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Will Greenwood rise tonight?
              Have the exact funds for Moura and Bale -> Greenwood and Fernandes

              1. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Greenwood will rise in price tonight, jump on it now

            5. Ohh1454
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Is Maguire, Bruno and Awb/Hendo best triple up ?

              1. Bob_the_builder
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I would say so in terms of minutes. Would replace AWB/Hendo with Greenwood. Would get minutes across all 3 fixtures and is fully capable of causing serious damage.

            6. Boly Would
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              On BB. 2FT's will probably be:
              Son + Coady > Greenwood + Robertson.

              But do I also do:

              1) Leno > Henderson
              2) Dias > Shaw/AWB/Maguire?

            7. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              on w/c and truly stumped ,2 hours ago i had no united ,could there be a harder set of dgwk fixtures,SMH...

            8. balint84
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Captain Salah or Bruno now?

              1. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I say Mo

              2. OleBall
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Got to be Bruno

              3. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Well that puts a spanner in the works .

                Mendy
                TAA, Alonso, Rudiger (Fofana, Holding)
                Salah, Lingard, Rodriguez, Bruno, Jota
                Iheanacho, Kane,(Vydra)

                2ft, 1.8it

                Thinking now (for a -4)
                Alonso > Coleman (frees up cash - fixture next week)
                Rodriguez > Greenwood
                Vydra > Cavani
                and bench Lingard

                Still with 3x MU, 2x Lei, 2x Che for the blank to deal with though maybe I do DCL instead of Cavani

              4. Ozils Nozle
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Woohoo - Bruno x 3 x 3 - Get in!

                1. son of city
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Chances of playing all 3 is 40%

                2. Free Hat
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  With James out, Martial still injured, Rashfords niggles...,
                  Greenwood looks like a very juicy asset to own this week.

                  Removing Son&Vydra to Greenwood&DCL(or Nacho) seems the best option right?

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yep - like that to DCL.
                    Amazed you don't have Nacho already.

                    1. Free Hat
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Watkins instead and bigger fires to put out recent weeks.
                      He has been killing me though

                  2. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    That sounds good to me. Think I'll be doing Son to Greenwood fo sure.

                3. Alex_thekid
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Team for the dgw is
                  Mendy
                  Shaw Targett Cancelo
                  Bruno Salah Son Lingardino
                  Kane Watkins Nacho
                  3.9 Dallas Veltman Willock

                  Have the exact fund's to do

                  Cancelo Son and Willock to
                  Taa Greenwood and Zaha -8
                  That will give me 10dgw,ers and Kane
                  What does everyone think about this move Zaha could become Siggy if not fully fit

                4. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Are Man United players a trap? Who is going to play all 3 games and get decent points? Bruno has not been anywhere near his best lately.

                  1. PompeyUpNorth!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Agreed

                  2. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Players who will play all 3,imo:

                    Bruno, Rashford, Henderson, Maguire, Shaw and AWB. (Fred/Mctominay).

                    Players who will get mins all 3,imo:

                    Greenwood, Pogba and Cavani.

                    1. DycheDycheBaby
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Thanks dude. I'm playing bench boost but only got 1FT. So I wonder if taking a hit to get safer picks in would be better (e.g. Henderson, Shaw, Maguire).

                  3. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yeah, a win over Villa essentially wraps up top 4. Probably heavy rotation for Tuesday game and then a more normal XI for Pool.

                  4. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Did you see Bruno against Roma?

                    1. DycheDycheBaby
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Roma were awful defensively

                5. xHaTr
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  On free hit Mane or Jota?

                  1. Pariße
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Mane

                6. Pariße
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  2 FTs and the current idea is:

                  Rudiger & Mount to Lindelof & Greenwood

                7. Scoopy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  With 4 games in 8 days don’t go crazy on Utd assets, surely other than Henderson there won’t be many who play more than 180 minutes and the fixtures aren’t the best, think of it as a DGW in my view

                  1. Pariße
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    360*

                    I think some defenders and central mids might.

                  2. DRIZ ✅
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Funny thing is most dont know they blank next gw, hope no one reads my comment

                    1. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Some will transfer them in for a -4 and then sell them for -4 the following week lol

                    2. JBG
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Can easily bench all 3.

                  3. Daniel Jebbison
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Will Henderson play? Are you sure?

                  4. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    If it was any team BUT United I would do that. But Ole doesn't really rotate much. I do expect most of the defense to play all the games and think Fernandes if he doesn't start tomorrow (which is quite possible considering their lead) has a shot at playing all 3 as well.

                  5. Scoopy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Some players may start all 3 games but be brought off, but also if Utd beat Villa then Champs League is near as dammit assured, I can see a very different team against Leicester to get ready for Liverpool, the fans won’t forgive a weak side for that game.

                  6. Scoopy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I meant 180 minutes of Premier League football to be clear...

                8. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Thoughts on this mega hit?

                  Kane Davis out
                  Watkins and DCL in

                  Cancelo and Veltman out Maquire and Digne in

                  Fabri out Pickford in

                  Alternatively get Henderson and Coleman instead of Maquire and Pickford.

                  What do you think?

                  1. Daniel Jebbison
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    12 pt hit

                    1. Daniel Jebbison
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Playing BB

                      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Do like it tbh

                        1. Daniel Jebbison
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Thanks

                9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  For -8?
                  Lloris, Lingard, Son, Vardy OUT
                  Henderson, Zaha, Bruno DCL IN

                  1. Daniel Jebbison
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yeah 8pt pt hit is nothing this GW

                10. estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  How many hits are people taking after this recent news?!?

                  1. DRIZ ✅
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I have seen max -20 hit so far

                  2. DRAXLER1105
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    0. I got a free hit

                  3. OleBall
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Almost everyone will be taking -4

                    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Fortunately none here!! But I’m sure you can imagine what my score last gameweek was like!! Haha

                    • son of city
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Not less than -8 and not more than -12

                    • DRAXLER1105
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Recommend some good content,tipsters for ucl fantasy please. Thanks

                      1. DRIZ ✅
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Ben Crellin

                      2. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Check the community article comments here, I don't think there's a big audience for CL fantasy, I've enjoyed playing for the first time this season though.

                    • WHUFCSmith23
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Cant somebody talk me out of Maddison to Greenwood for a minus 4?

                      1. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Honestly I don't think that's a mad decision. Maddy hasn't got up to speed yet. But it's a risk.