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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. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    There's always one player every season who gets injured early and ends up with a 1 pointer in a DGW (this case TGW). At least I didn't TC him this time

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I captained ings in an earlier dgw. Got injured 10 mins into the first game

  2. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Think he’ll miss Leicester for sure but will be back for Liverpool

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Possible yeah

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers, Doc.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Pure guesswork at this stage. Could be just a knock but more likely twisted or did some ligament damage

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Why does everyone reply to me calling me lucky. I never get praised for good decisions. Cahill was a very smart acquisition with the fixtures.

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I've seen people reply to you with much worse.

      I wouldn't lose sleep over it, you lucky sausage.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      How many attacking returns had Cahill had this season, before yesterday's match?

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Unlucky.

    4. Mike2795647
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yep, I transferred ward in, cheap as chips, double gw, plays next week and good fixtures, bit of a no brainier getting a palace defender

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Why do you say you quit every week then come back the next day?

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Smart factor is consistent, luck is sporadic. So ... I didn’t say anything 😉

  4. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Well, Ole did say Maguire couldnt play every minute.

  5. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Even if maguire injury isn't too bad can't see ole playing even on just Thursday as won't want to take the risk with Europa final
    TGW over 🙁

    1. Mike2795647
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Since when has ole benched players with a future game in mind

      1. Shultan
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Because he gave an interview this week where he says he doesn't care about the repercussions of fielding a 2nd team has on the CL spot race
        That doesn't sound like someone who is willing to take risks

  6. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    How serious is Maguire injury

    1. BigBillyBass
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Out for the season

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Limping off, knock rather than muscle seems to be

    3. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Out until 10.15pm on Thursday night

    4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Out forever

  7. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Maguire injury bad..?

    FFS, bought him in for Azpi... 😐

    1. Mike2795647
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Back for pool

    2. GinjaWhinja
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Looks so, abandone all hope of any further minutes. And be pleasantly surprised if he gets any more.

  8. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    If you didn’t captain Bruno this week in what was possibly the easiest captain decision in the history of fpl you may as well just quit this game

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Agreed. Yes the other options were there, but Bruno in a TGW and on pens, easiest decision this season

      1. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        If he play all games.
        I rather pick who play 2games + 1game next rather than 3games + no game next week

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          I have a full 11 for next week and Nacho to Antonio, Bruno cap this week

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      What has he done so far? Got a pen and that’s it. His other game is Liverpool. Shush

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Leicester game called off?

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          You think Bruno plays 4 games in 7 days. Physically impossible

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Greenwood probably will.

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              Not a chance. If Greenwood starts against Leicester he won’t play Liverpool. People seem to forget United played Thursday too. Greenwood and Bruno both played nearly the full game

          2. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Def not physically inpossible

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Non cappers dont believe he plaus that game. Hence the decision to not captain him

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Ahem, Leicester and Pool, both of which can get pens in

      3. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        A shockingly bad Liverpool team that saint should have scored 2-3 against if we had anyone other than che Adams on the pitch

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Drew 0-0 with that Liverpool team already. We know how United set up in those games too.

      4. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Bruno will play all, but with managed time.

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      What a load of rubbish. If he misses the lei game which in sure he will (maybe 10-20 mins at the end) then its basically 2 salah games vs 2 bruno games

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        How will he miss it?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Rotation. The decisoon to not cap him is based on my prediction he wont get anything in that game

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Nah I reckon an assist in that game or another len, Ole won’t wanna lose that game

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              pen*

    4. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      One of the most stupid comment ever.

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Big talk for this early in the GW. The pen merchant has blanked in his last five games. Personally I think Na(c)ho will come good vs Utd.

    6. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Lol what a shallow comment

    7. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Greenwood captain is looking good for me so far

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        It’s one game

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Yes underworld7 - that's why I said so far. You mook

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Lmao, isn’t Mook your mother?
            Yes, so far.....your comment is futile.

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              Plus nobody cares who you have captain

              1. beric
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                You seem to care

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Would love an explanation as to how I care lol.
                  Wow, the big brains on Brad over here lol, run along bad ranker.

                  1. beric
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    I mean...you cared enough to comment, and you care enough to keep replying. Seems like you care to me, it's ok to care man! It's nice that you care.

  9. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Rashford not passing to Bruno.

    Awful choice of pass

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Rashfords decision making has always been questionable.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Absolutely shocking decision, he is garbage

  10. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Clear pass was on to Fernandes, what the eff was that?!!!

    1. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Rashford pulling a Salah/Mane

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Must have Cavani captain

    3. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      it was bad

  11. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Hope Maguire is ok but story of my season there. Held him for ages (terrible wildcard choice) and finally vindicated as most nailed player then...

  12. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Lindelof is so bad

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Lindelof is just awful.

  14. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    second time Traore could have got me an assist for Targett. Damn

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Maguire’s injury looking like he’ll be back for Liverpool or out of the Euro’s.

    More to follow.

  16. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno rested.

  17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno rested

  18. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno/Cavani goal on the counter is definitely on here.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      About that...

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Cavani still on.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          You got me 😆

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          😎

  19. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Will Maguire be ok for next game?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Highly highly doubtful since it's in 2 days time.

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno off

  21. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno wrapped in cotton wool for Leicester

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno actually having a TGW

    OMG!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Only player I'd ever bet on.

  23. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Penandes will start all 3

  24. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Why didn't Bruno get a yc?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      ThE rEF hAs hIM aS hIS TC.

  25. JBG
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Hahah Mctominay, wtf was that!? How can a PL level player not trap a ball that comes right down on him?

  26. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno off means 3bps for greenwood right?

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yes. I think it's actually still a good thing if you have Fernandes (C).

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Both Fernandes & Greenwood that is.

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno + mason(c) for me

  27. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    greenwood cappers winners, better rest than bruno and max bps.

    1. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

  28. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Greenwood on for 3bps because of winning goal?

  29. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    cavani goal

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Rashford a

  30. Milkman Bruno
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani goal Rashford assist