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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Cav G
    Rash A

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Cavani G
    Rash A

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Cavani goal
    Rash assist

  4. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Cavani exact same run he made v Roma. Can the other United players not learn from his movement yet ?!?

  5. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Years Rassssshhhh

  6. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    GGMU!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Title is ON!

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Lovely goal.

    What a striker.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Sublime move

  8. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Rash and Greenwood get in!

  9. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Will Shaw ever get an attacking return?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Got rid on my FH 🙂

      ...for Maguire 🙁

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      some of the best creative stats in the league, he's overdue a haul

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins RC

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Cavani class...

    The selections all came good.

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins red

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Wow

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Red ollie

  14. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Greenwood nailed on starter for next game surely now.

    Hope he can hold onto those 3 baps too

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Hahaha Watkins owners in the mud

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Conference league player. Not sure how he managed to get all these goals..

  16. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Points for all united attacking assets.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    WATKINS hahahahahahha

  18. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    lollie watkins

  19. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    OR 1 has Cavani. Smart fella.

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Points for everyone... except Watkins owners.

  21. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins RC!

  22. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    YES! get in

  23. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins off

  24. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Hahahaha karma for that assist that never was.

  25. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    nOwhErE tO hiDe

  26. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins :') hahaha

  27. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Cavani rashford and Greenwood ! Get in!

  28. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    I hate this game

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Well it is rather pointless lol

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins & Dunk. Cheers lads.

  30. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins ends dgw on minus?