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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
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Time for a subtle brag

    71 with 17 to go. Any better?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      92 here so far, triple Everton in the next

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Wow 91... Way to kill my confidence mate

      2. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        My God! where are all these points coming from?

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      61 with 21 to play.

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      75 (-8) with 17 to go

      1. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

    4. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. justaguy9
          2 months, 17 days ago

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

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

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

      2. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

      3. james 101
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        76 with 19 to go.

        Happy so far.

    5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Fpl family Sam got Watkins veltman Sanchez and bb ing.

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

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

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days 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
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days 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
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same as me. Veltman and Watkins and BB 🙁

      1. BRFC1883
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days 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 (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

      3. Shteve
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

    6. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This season was excruciating for playing

      1. BRFC1883
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        What does this sentence even mean?

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I've found it fun.

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

    7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno tc here lucky...

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Points so far?

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

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

    8. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days 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
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        60 with 15 to go. So far so good

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        61 with 21 to play on BB

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          That’s a monster green arrow incoming

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

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

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

          wow. nice use of the chip!

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        18 players left, what's going on 😛

      4. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        61 with 16 (18 inc c)

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days 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
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Congrats mate!! Kept Wilson?

          How’s the season worked out for you?

      6. Levi's 501
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        49 (if Bruno 2bp)
        18 to go.

      7. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        50 with 15 to go (including double captain games)

      8. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        76 atm

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

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

          Good luck each and every one.

    9. gonzalocampos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      How many games will Watkins get?

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

        1

      2. Zen Arcade
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        One I would think.

    10. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Points for everyone.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Looks like 60

      1. BRFC1883
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thank god the prem has VAR

    11. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days 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 (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

    12. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Watkins ready for Palace in 36, right?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Should be

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yes and hattie incoming after first rest of the season

        1. Goro Majima
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

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

    13. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno (C) & Greenwood Woohoo!!

    14. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days 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
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        If the fans will let them

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yep

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

    15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days 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

    16. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Don't think so.

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days 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
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yeah don't remember that at all

      3. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

    17. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Can't win all I guess

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

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

    18. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. justaguy9
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Same here except i c rashford

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days 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
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Still time to come good.

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Non owner.... that penalty killed me.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

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

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

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

      5. justaguy9
          2 months, 17 days ago

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

          1. Vertigo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Casual?

          2. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Good maths

        • justaguy9
            2 months, 17 days 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
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              You seem really Salty mate.

              Bruno non owner here.

            2. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Wtf i just read

            3. Abraham & Cheese
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days 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.

          • The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            will Veltman be ready for gw36?

          • justaguy9
              2 months, 17 days ago

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

              1. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

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

              2. Sterling Archer
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Hell probably get 3 the corrupt so and so's

            • Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              DCL brace would be nice.

            • JayLegend
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Really need a goalfest here, please and thanks

            • Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days 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?

            • AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              The football rolls on

              Everton goal