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Fernandes widely captained as United’s Triple Gameweek gets underway at Villa Park

Manchester United get their Triple Gameweek 35 underway at Villa Park this afternoon.

Kick-off in the Red Devils’ clash with Aston Villa is at 14:05 BST.

There is unsurprisingly plenty of interest in players from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in Fantasy Premier League, chiefly Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m).

The Portuguese schemer is the only Premier League player among the top 10,000 Fantasy managers with a double-digit ‘effective’ ownership (EO), which differs from conventional ownership in that it takes into account things like captaincies and benchings.

Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) are the next most-owned United assets within the top 10k:


Looking at the overall captaincy figures, Fernandes has been handed the armband by more than twice as many FPL managers as any other player in Gameweek 35:


NameTeamTotal
FernandesMUN2243915
KaneTOT987101
SalahLIV802301
SonTOT413355
VardyLEI368438
De BruyneMCI256151
Calvert-LewinEVE241302
IheanachoLEI219436
WernerCHE181946
AubameyangARS177572

There were few surprises when the teamsheets were released, with Solskjaer making four changes from United’s Europa League semi-final against Roma in midweek.

It’s the same starting XI that would have taken to the field in the postponed clash with Liverpool last week, with Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) only among the substitutes.

Aston Villa are unchanged from their 2-1 win at Everton.

Jack Grealish (£7.5m) is still missing through injury but is back in first-team training and could be in line for a return for Thursday’s rematch with the Toffees.


LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins. 

Subs: Heaton, Wesley, Nakamba, Elmohamady, Hause, Davis, Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka.

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford. 

Subs: de Gea, Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek, Tuanzebe.


PREVIOUSLY IN TRIPLE GAMEWEEK 35…

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Brighton and Hove Albion have often been their own worst enemies this season, failing to translate promising underlying and attacking numbers into meaningful results.

And they imploded in spectacular fashion on Sunday, contriving to lose a match that they had been winning comfortably and seeing two key players sent off.

Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay will both be suspended for Gameweeks 36 and 37 as a result of their dismissals: Maupay’s sending off for dissent carries an automatic two-match ban, while Dunk’s red card – for a denial of a goalscoring opportunity, on this occasion – was his second of the season and he will also be unavailable until Gameweek 38.

Dunk had earlier opened the scoring with his fifth goal of 2020/21, a tally that only Stuart Dallas can better among FPL defenders.

Wolves may have triumphed but this was another unconvincing audition for their Fantasy assets, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side second-best before Dunk’s red card and little better thereafter.

Santo looks to be rotating in the season run-in, too, with Adama Traore only named among the substitutes before coming off the bench to draw the hosts level.

Morgan Gibbs-White rounded off the comeback in the final stages, having squandered a glorious chance minutes earlier.

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955 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukki Blinders
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Time for a subtle brag

    71 with 17 to go. Any better?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      92 here so far, triple Everton in the next

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Wow 91... Way to kill my confidence mate

      2. Superflymonk
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        My God! where are all these points coming from?

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      61 with 21 to play.

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      75 (-8) with 17 to go

      1. Big Mac 24
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        70, (-8) 19 to go including TC Greenwood

    4. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Great scores so far, lads. 50 with 15 to go for me.

      1. justaguy9
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        So the casual tc bruno get 19pts thanks to douglas luiz playing with no brains

        1. Echoes
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Great for you to still have the tc chip intact. Well done.

    5. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      70 with 15 to go. Not as maxed on this DGW as I could be, but will have 11 next week…

    6. james 101
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      76 with 19 to go.

      Happy so far.

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Fpl family Sam got Watkins veltman Sanchez and bb ing.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wasn't he the guy that slated Watkins a few weeks ago? 😆

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        That's Lee. Sam his wife who said pogba was crap against that spurs match. May be coz of spurs biased.

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I remember earlier in the season Sam didn't get on with Watkins either haha... she got him in only for him to do nothing and then the week she sells him he scores and throws something at the stream camera!

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same as me. Veltman and Watkins and BB 🙁

    1. BRFC1883
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Because 2 years ago he apologised for sneakily winning a penalty?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Because he thought apologising post game would mean anything. There was a clear foot of air between him and Tutonda. Dirty player

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I don't . I feel sorry for getting him in.

    3. Shteve
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why would you feel sorry in the first place when he clearly dived

  3. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This season was excruciating for playing

    1. BRFC1883
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      What does this sentence even mean?

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I've found it fun.

      Think playing 2 to 3 games ahead max is best and be prepared to adapt.

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno tc here lucky...

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Points so far?

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        64(4) with 3 eve to play today and lot more I haven't counted though to be honest 🙂

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    7 games in and 8 to play.

    How's it shaping up for you?

    I'm doing okay past 50 points with 13 players potentially to come but to be fair they're playing each other in a few so just need goals, goals, goals...

    1. TheDragon
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      60 with 15 to go. So far so good

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      61 with 21 to play on BB

      1. TheDragon
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        That’s a monster green arrow incoming

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          It's 20 (included Castange 0 whose already played)

      2. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        wow. nice use of the chip!

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      18 players left, what's going on 😛

    4. beric
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      61 with 16 (18 inc c)

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        That's a good point.

        15 games if the captain turns out the next 2.

        TC or BB must be mad this game week.

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      69 with potentially 18 to go including TC, 18 points on my bench too.

      1. TheDragon
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Congrats mate!! Kept Wilson?

        How’s the season worked out for you?

    6. V̅654
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      49 (if Bruno 2bp)
      18 to go.

    7. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      50 with 15 to go (including double captain games)

    8. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      76 atm

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Nice, gw rank around 55,000 at half time.

        Good luck each and every one.

  6. gonzalocampos
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How many games will Watkins get?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1

    2. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      One I would think.

  7. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Points for everyone.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Looks like 60

    1. BRFC1883
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Thank god the prem has VAR

  8. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ah, Watkins.. One of my differentials in my ML. 2nd and 3rd have DCL, so fingers crossed as I only have Digne 🙂

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah sickening blow. Dcl will probably score a couple now.

  9. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Watkins ready for Palace in 36, right?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Should be

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes and hattie incoming after first rest of the season

      1. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        It's the only way he's getting forgiven for today's stupidity.

  10. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno (C) & Greenwood Woohoo!!

  11. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Liverpool is a massive game for United fans and Ole being a United legend will love to end their CL hopes. I think he will play his strongest 11 against Pool.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If the fans will let them

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yep

      And to some extent Leicester too where possible as the title isn't over yet!

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Need Greenwood to continue that form if my Son Vydra to Greenwood Watkins (-4) is gonna pay off....

    Abysmal from Watkins, what an idiot

  13. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Did I hear the commentator say that Bruno was sent off with a YC for kicking the ball away?

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't think so.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nah, even if he did get a YC for that, he wouldn't be sent off.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Phrased it wrong. I meant he received a YC as he was going off for kicking the ball away. Seems like it didn't happen though

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yeah don't remember that at all

    3. PastaConcerto
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Seems like either they haven't updated the yellow or it was never given.

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    At least Bruno(c) and Greenwood delivered. We won’t talk about Shaw Watkins Martinez

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can't win all I guess

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I could live with Shaw & Martinez. Watkins was a pie in the face having sold Bamford.

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Iheanacho(C), Greenwood and Rashford gains all ruined and turned into a red because of a Bruno penalty.

    1. justaguy9
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same here except i c rashford

  16. Baps hunter
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    AWB to Maguire and Rashford over Greenwood went well on WC... Yet, at least I started Zaha over Watkins 😉 But with my luck either DCL or Digne will have accident with slippery banana skin.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Still time to come good.

  17. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    That Bruno penalty made me lose 11k rank. Own him. Did not captain. But what a huge impact!

    1. SmallManFirminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Non owner.... that penalty killed me.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Why wouldn't u own him in a triple gameweek?

  18. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Had Bam for approx 100 weeks and never had Watkins before this gw 😀

  19. justaguy9
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Casual bruno triple cappers and cappers get 19 and 14 points gifted due to douglas luiz playing without brains.

    1. Monty the Magpie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Casual?

    2. Hooky
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good maths

  20. justaguy9
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno nothing different than jorginho.
    Depends on penalties for fantasy points too.
    Both have the ridiculous runups also.
    If gks would just not commit to a corner, bruno penalties can be comfortably saved

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You seem really Salty mate.

      Bruno non owner here.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wtf i just read

    3. Abraham & Cheese
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ronaldo nothing different than Kaide Gordon.
      Both depend on goals and assists to perform well.
      Both are attacking players also.
      If CBs would just tackle him and GKs would actually save his shots from going in, Ronaldo wouldn't be nearly as good.

  21. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    will Veltman be ready for gw36?

  22. justaguy9
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Will the bps still change? What did bruno do except kick a ball from 12 yards?

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Haha. 3 posts in 5 minutes.
      The things this game does to people.

    2. Sterling Archer
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hell probably get 3 the corrupt so and so's

  23. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    DCL brace would be nice.

  24. JayLegend
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Really need a goalfest here, please and thanks

  25. Superflymonk
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    After going without villa defense for the better part of this season, decided to punt on Mings since bgw32. Easily one of the worst fpl decisions of my life. Villa aren't going to keep a cleansheet this season again, are they?

  26. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    The football rolls on

    Everton goal