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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    What a goal wow

  2. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Clean sheet gone =[

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      From everyone so matters very little.

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not me

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        True but I had dreams of a Maguire 50 pointer

      3. justaguy9
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Benefits those who have only 1 manu defender compared those who have 2

          1. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            True, still somewhat marginal.

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I have zero United defenders! So not necessarily

    2. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nice goal

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nice

    4. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      That’s a comedy of errors from United

    5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Potential triple CS for Maguire dented

    6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Traore Sunday

    7. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Dear me. Where to start... 2x cs wiped

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

      Double United defence in MUD

    9. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Konsa on bench might be a mistake

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Konsa and Mitchell here..

    10. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Fred, Mctominay and Lindelof doing what they do best

      1. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        That was not on lindelof. Its like to say the keeper should have taken that shot.

        Fred + McT handed lindelof in a very bad position where he actually managed to get a foot on the ball. But it was a reallt nice shot from traore

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not making the initial mistake doesn't mean lindelof made no mistake at all, that was poor defending

          1. Maeki2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Or it was good attacking. Most times that would not result in a goal.

        2. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 23 days ago

            His foot on the ball was an attempted touch to AWB instead of clearing. It was poor.

      2. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        United 1-0 down away. Villa are toast now

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Haha I was just thinking that

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        United with one eye on the europa league final

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No Watkins? Ew.

      5. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Bruno has been non existant

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Has been for the last 8 games as well

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Oh my what a strike.

        3. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Assist lindelol

        4. Random Name
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Any cocky chelsea fans watching this game should bear in mind both clubs playing are bigger than them.

          Aston Villa:
          7 pl titles
          1 UCL

          Chelsea:
          6 pl titles
          1 UCL

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Hahaha. You are funny mate

          2. DK_13
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Became a fan after I was born and
            was old enough to understand football.
            Plus my club doesn't make me so jobless and pathetic as yours has made you

            1. DK_13
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              *so don't really care what happened before that.

            2. Random Name
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              damn struck a nerve with this guy

        5. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Wasn't that Watkins assist ?

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Nope

          2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            No assist

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Ok, cheers lads

          3. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 23 days ago

              No assist I’d say didn’t Lindleof win it temporarily?

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Get out

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              He was nowhere near it lol

          4. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Maguire captain fail

            Season over

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              It's week 35. It is basically over yes.

          5. BIG TONES
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Great hit but Lindelof is trash

          6. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Mendy winning against Henderson massively already:(

          7. thegaffer82
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Glad I went only 1 DFer & 2 attackers for Utd. Was close to going Shaw & Maguire with Bruno, but so glad I changed my mind now

          8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Damn - 5 players including captain in this, and that helps none of them 😆

          9. JBG
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Ffs I hate Fred and Mctominay, want both of them gone! Or at least just as backups, can't start next season with them two as starters.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              They need Rice

            2. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 23 days ago

                That was very poor from McTominay

              • Maeki2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I agree. Must find new starters for next season

            3. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              ah yes the classic "go down 1-0 while dominating away so we can comeback in the second half" United

            4. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              No Utd Def

              Bruno non capper

              Who else just loves to see this?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Man City

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Me but more than an hour left.

                Not celebrating yet

                1. Rassi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  You mean 4 hrs

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    This is their "easiest" game on paper.

              3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Nice jinx

              4. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  United need to go behind to start playing.

                • BIG TONES
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Yeah I'm with ya. Have double villa defence as well

                • thegaffer82
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  The second part of that is in not really helped by the Villa goal by the way. Utd will go all out for goals now after that

                • RECKLESS
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  All top 4 challengers as Manutd can still drop to 6 lol

              5. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  So many things wrong with that goal from a United perspective

                  1. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    3 players directly at fault.. Fred, Mctominay and Lindelol.

                • RECKLESS
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Lindelof is so bad its not even laughable. Not his first time to be easiky buklied by attackers.Hope Ole makes sense and replace him else no way Manutd can be of top level as Mcity Bayern rven if they sign Sancho...

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Lindleof has been decent this season. He was very poor there.

                    • diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Need to sign an English right-sided CB. Then Man Utd can have England's future defence:

                      Henderson
                      AWB ????? Maguire Shaw

                    • Maeki2
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      That was not on linelof. Fred + McT lost the ball and handed him in very bad position. The shot was world class and most times that dont end up in the net.

                  2. justaguy9
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      So manu conceded away. No news. Question is who will score the goals to make it 2-1