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

    GGMU

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can anyone who's watching confirm who out of Rashford and Greenwood is playing upfront?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Greenwood

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      rashy CF, greenwood RW

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

    Scenes if Greenwood gets an early red

    1. dark91
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno*

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

    Greenwood chance missed

    1. Cantona's Kung Fu Kick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      he was passing to the middle

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

    almost shaw goal

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

      Damn.

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

    Martinez may have 10+ saves in this match

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      3 in 8 mins?

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This will be like a 90 minute appointment at the dentist.

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

      that's less painful they give you anathematic, all we've got deaden the pain is alcohol.

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

    2 saves already 🙂

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

      Make that 3!

  9. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any improvements on this FH36 team?

    Ederson
    Digne Dallas TAA
    Salah Son Mahrez Foden
    Kane DCL Antonio

    3.9, Raphinha Phillips Dier

  10. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    stop giving martinez easy saves for christ sake

  11. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martinez getting those saves

  12. fedolefan
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bloody hell, Martinez going to amass a 15 pointer here.

  13. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martinez 15 pointer incoming

  14. MightyGar
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Shaw is heavily involved up the pitch, can feel an assist coming. Plus lots of saves from Martinez today

  15. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Last 2 GW I was in the bottom of top10 in my ML.

    Now up to num 3.

    80pts behind leader.
    40pts behind number 2.

    Dayyum I really have to take a captaincy punt for next 3 GWs

    1. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If Mendy did not save the penalty last night.
      If Zaha got the Goal Assist Bonus last night.

      The difference would be around 25pts 🙁

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

    Martinez to outscore Mendy comfortably

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

      Fingers crossed!

  17. EWH2020
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Where is my EMI save point?

  18. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    AWB handball

  19. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Couldve seen that PK given.

    1. Cantona's Kung Fu Kick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      the ball bounced up, nothing AWB could do

  20. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Why is the United keeper wearing a cap?

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

      because he loves baseball

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

      It's this thing called the sun. Rarely seen in England but can be troublesome for a gk

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

        Why not just wear sunscreen?

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

          In your eyes?

        2. luke
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Burns your eyes

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

          Doesn't protect the eyeballs so well apparently

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

            I'm with Ruinenlust. Spraying them eyeballs with sunscreen works well.

        4. Brehmeren
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          LOL

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Glare of utd kit

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martinez not on 3 saves?

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

      Pogba’s wasnt a shot, more of a cross

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ok

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno sighting

  23. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Good defending by Bruno

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    United missing cavani

  25. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno doesnt look on it

    1. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      There's always penalties 🙂

  26. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    They should call that offside officially and preserve Brunos bps for shot off target

    1. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't be so petty 😉

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

    Martinez shot on target.

  28. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Traore goal

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    OMG traore

  30. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What a Goal