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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
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Will Henderson play all 3 ?

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

      Doubt it

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe 1-2

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

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

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

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

    4. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      At least 2. Probably 3

  2. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 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
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I like B

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        But you will have a benching headache. Hmmmmm

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Get Henderson imo. The most logical move

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 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
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Martinez has poor fixtures.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                It's not Martinez. It's Mendy!

  3. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Would stick

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

        You want salah tho

    2. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I'm keeping Kenny

  4. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 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
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Get Bruno in for Son.

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

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

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

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

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

          Good

  5. Eric Banternaaa
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 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
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yes good moves

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Not think I need 3 United?

    2. Eric Banternaaa
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I’ll be playing Bench boost aswell.

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

      B looks like it could be worth it

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Not think I need 3 united?

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

          Oops I misread it

          What would your triple up option be?

          1. Eric Banternaaa
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 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
          3 months, 2 days ago

          No one except maybe Henderson will play all 3

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

      I wouldnt do any, but c if sense some desperation

      1. son of city
          3 months, 2 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
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

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

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

              Greenwood looks easy but zaha has tasty fixtures, no?

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

                Yes but no consistency in form and still uncertain fitness

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

          Yes

        2. balint84
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Castagne

      3. son of city
          3 months, 2 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
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Discovered this song whilst shopping in Primark

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

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

        • tricpic
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

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

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Good move

          2. Pariße
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I think so.

        • Fernando Torres
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

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

          Thoughts, which is best?

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Yep C

            1. Fernando Torres
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              C?

          2. MightyGar
              3 months, 2 days ago

              B

              1. Fernando Torres
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks

          3. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

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

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Yes jump on it before prices rise tonight

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

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

          4. Keane There Dunne That
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

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

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Greenwood will rise in price tonight, jump on it now

          5. Ohh1454
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

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

            1. Bob_the_builder
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 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
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 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
            3 months, 2 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
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Captain Salah or Bruno now?

            1. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I say Mo

            2. OleBall
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Got to be Bruno

          9. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 2 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

          10. Ozils Nozle
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Woohoo - Bruno x 3 x 3 - Get in!

            1. son of city
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Chances of playing all 3 is 40%

            2. Free Hat
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 2 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
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

                1. Free Hat
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

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

              2. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

            3. Alex_thekid
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 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
              3 months, 2 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
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Agreed

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

                Did you see Bruno against Roma?

                1. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Roma were awful defensively

            5. xHaTr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              On free hit Mane or Jota?

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

                Mane

            6. Pariße
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              2 FTs and the current idea is:

              Rudiger & Mount to Lindelof & Greenwood

            7. Scoopy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 2 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
                3 months, 2 days ago

                360*

                I think some defenders and central mids might.

              2. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 2 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
                  3 months, 2 days ago

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

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

                  Can easily bench all 3.

              3. Daniel Jebbison
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Will Henderson play? Are you sure?

              4. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 2 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
                3 months, 2 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
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

            8. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 2 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
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                12 pt hit

                1. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 12 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Playing BB

                  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Do like it tbh

                    1. Daniel Jebbison
                      • 12 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Thanks

            9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

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

              1. Daniel Jebbison
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Yeah 8pt pt hit is nothing this GW

            10. estheblessed
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

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

              1. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                I have seen max -20 hit so far

              2. DRAXLER1105
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 2 days ago

                0. I got a free hit

              3. OleBall
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Almost everyone will be taking -4

              4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

              5. son of city
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Not less than -8 and not more than -12

              6. DRAXLER1105
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

                1. DRIZ ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Ben Crellin

                2. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 2 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.

              7. WHUFCSmith23
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 2 days ago

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

                1. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 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.