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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. Bielsa's Bucket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    a) Raphinha > Greenwood
    b) Dias > Castagne (imagine City first team to get plenty rest after sealing title for champo final)
    c) Both, no hit

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hmm I like both moves. Although how will it look for 36?

  2. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Best move:
    A) mendy to Mccarthy (other keeper is forster)
    B) Kane to dcl
    C) lingard to eze

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I read here that manager said forster will start both

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes, heard that as well. But thinking for the rest of the season

    2. ted mcnure
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I did B, but who knows if it´s best? GL !

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hmm think you'll get Kane back in?

  3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Guys remember united blank in 36..

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      What will you tell your grandkids?

      There was a triple Gameweek and you didn't roll the dice?

      They would be ashamed of their ancestor's.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Roll the dice with the safe captain pick?

      2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        🙂

      3. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        To have grandkids you'd need cajones.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Back to back -8s incoming ... roll the dice!

  4. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is a United defence double up a better shout then double attack ?

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Well as I see it a player like Maguire will return between 4 and 15 points (and I think 9 is the most likely outcome)
      Think Rash, Greenwood, Cavani and obviously Bruno has much more potential.
      More expensive though

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No goal, no yellow, no bonus.
        One match CS, one match with one conceded goal, one match with two or more conceded goals. Full playing time

  5. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I don’t think the extra Utd game really adds anything other than maybe a guaranteed 180mins for players

    I’m not going to sway from shaw to maguire just because he may get more mins

    shaw getting 180 is still better than maguire for 270 imo

    1. Dirty_Harry
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      With a back line of TAA Shaw Castagne (Holding James) no way to even fit Maguire even if I wanted a double up at the back.

      Shaw to Mag is way too sideways and Shaw is a great pick himselfm

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Agree although I’m on a FH

        Adding Digne to your back 3

        1. Dirty_Harry
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Oh right. FH changes things. Luckym

  6. Dirty_Harry
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Who's the best pick for Son to:

    1. Zaha
    2. JWP
    3. Greenwood
    4. Jota (highly owned in mini league)

    I'm currently looking at JWP or Zaha as differentials and ignoring Greenwood/Jota.

    No room to bring in Maguire. Also don't want to screw myself with GW36.

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      3

  7. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What to do here?!?
    0 funds and no more free hits ...

    Martinez**
    TAA** Rudiger**, Konsa**
    Bruno***, Greenwood***, Lingard, Zaha**
    Kane, DCL**, Nacho**

    Johnston, Son, Veltman, Dias

    1. Dirty_Harry
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice team, no Salah but not even sure how he will play anyway lol

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I must admit I'm wondering if I need him... Is he essential?!

  8. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Guys can I get a fh rating please?

    Guaita
    Maguire Digne Trent
    Bruno Salah Greenwood Zaha
    DCL Vardy Nacho

    Martinez Mitchell Smith Rowe Coufal

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I like it, same as mine however I have Robertson over Digne and Auba over Vardy

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sounds good mate

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice one

  9. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Getting in 3 United players means a -8 point hit, and a -4 hit next GW to get a full eleven. Not worth it?

    1. Starskyb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Agree not worth it.

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers. I think I will just go for 2. But deciding whom is going to be tricky!

        1. Starskyb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'm on shaw and bruno if it helps ... Stuck with Bruno while he's not been performing so now its time for him to repay the faith when I give him the armband!

          1. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yeh I would stick if I had Bruno but got Salah instead. So I guess Shaw or maybe Henderson, and Greenwood for me.

  10. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Any love for Cavani on the TGW? or better option other than Bruno for ManU assets?

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Not worth it for me as I would have to take out one of DCL, Nacho or Kane lol

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I think there are safer options

  11. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Im gonna have about 6 players for 36. This is not what id hoped for a double would have been enough

  12. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Imagine free hitting before the fixture announcement

  13. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A. Vardy and Son > DCL and Bruno

    B. Castagne and Son > Mitchell and Bruno

    Mendy (Forster)
    Trent Castagne Rudiger (Holding Veltman)
    Salah Son Jota Lingard (Pereira)
    Kane Vardy Nacho
    1FT 0.0ITB

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Dirty_Harry
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A

    3. HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Thanks both

    4. balint84
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Who us mitchell? A sub from cp?

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Think salah and taa is enough pool

    1. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Same

      1. Dirty_Harry
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hope so too. Looking at my rivals they don't have enough in the bank to bring in TAA unless it's for a hit. So hopefully he can return

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Same

  15. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    How about this?

    Lingard+Coady >> Greenwood+Ward (-4)?

    Mendy**
    TAA**. Shaw(***). Rudiger**. Holding**
    Salah**. Bruno(***). Jota**
    Kane. DCL**. Nacho**
    (Forster**, Lingard, ASM, Coady)

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    This is my team before transfers. No chips. Got 2 treble week, 8 double week and 1 single week player.

    Dilemma is that only 8 ( with no goalie as McCarthy will play over Forster) start in 36

    Would you take hits this week to set up team better for next week ? Or get Maguire for Alonso and play ahead of Holding and be willing to take -8 next week?

    Forster
    TAA Digne Fofana Holding
    Salah Bruno Greenwood Jota
    Kane Iheanacho

    Leno Lingard Vydra Alonso

  17. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    -8 GW35 and a -8 GW36 ... well, it was getting a bit boring ...

  18. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    not sure why the pundits would prefer Real Madrid in the final.

    They've still got serial winners in the lineup with Ramos, Modric, Kroos, Benzema, and Vinicius / Hazard down the flanks is a big problem.

    it will be close, but i reckon Real Madrid to win 1-2 after ET.

  19. Bucket Man
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    FH Thoughts please?
    Digne or Castange

    Guiata
    TAA, Maguire, Castange/Digne
    Salah, Mane, Bruno, Greenwood, Zaha
    DCL, Nacho
    Forster, Davis, Thomas, Mitchell

    To 442 if Zaha a doubt

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Digne, Lei blank in 36 and have tough fixtures thereafter. Have a look at Eve fixtures

  20. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Which would you start?

    A) Lingard (EVE)
    B) Targett (MUN + EVE)

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I’d go B

  21. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is Aubameyang a better pick then Mane ?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm going for Robertson, TAA and Salah. This allows for Auba.

      I'd probably go Mane if I had the choice

    2. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      i think so - that's who i'm going for on my FH

  22. balint84
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Who would you sacrifice first?
    Rüdiger, Dunk, Coufal or Dallas?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Rudiger or dunk

    2. The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      not Dallas, maybe Rudiger or Dunk.

  23. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    FH perfect this week with people forced to bring United in then them having a blank.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      TC for me this week, FH in 36.

    2. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Think FH is much better in 36 now. Obviously it depends on your own individual team and I already had 2 United, 2 Chelsea, 2 Leicester

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      True

  24. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If you were to keep one Spurs asset, bearing in mind I will free hit in 36, would you transfer out:
    A) Son or
    B) Kane?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      B as less options up front

  25. The White Pele
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Lingard to Zaha wirth -4?

    1. balint84
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Jwp

  26. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Azpi ➡ Maguire / Shaw for FT

    Yay or Nay..?

  27. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    The last TGW I think was Birmingham in like 07 or 08. Nikola Zigic days. This is so exciting!

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Good memory.

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      False. It wasn't a triple GW. It was back to back double. You should now mate

  28. Chilli Heatwave
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Best kane replacement for dgw only? Not United as already have maxed out

  29. Bob_the_builder
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    This is probably the most exciting time in FPL for a while now. Currently had secure 2nd place with about a 40 point difference from the leader. Seriously rolling the dice with nothing to lose. Already upto -12 in terms of hits (Would go to -16 if Zaha is cleared and comes in for Lingard).

  30. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Havertz and Werner starting together after a while

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      They both started on Saturday lol