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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. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Martinez penalty save incoming

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      As a Martinez and Bruno owner, nah.

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      (Main rival triple villa defence)

  2. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Come on El Capitan Bruno

  3. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Who won the pen?

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Pogba

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Pogba

    3. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Pogba

  4. DavidBadWillie
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes. Come on Bruno

    • Party time
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Martinez pen save time

      • justaguy9
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Great. Bruno gifted a penalty. Season over. No bruno

          1. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Bruno living on pens is a bit tiresome, ain't it.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Martinez never saves this

        • Pino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno! Bruno! Bruno! Bruno! Bruno! Bruno!

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Owning Msrtinez and Bruno

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            You would hope for a Martinez save

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno haul

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno goal Pogba assist.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno goal

        • BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          That's why you keep Bruno.

        • mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          As long as he doesn't totally miss the target save or goal is good

        • potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          At last

        • AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Pogba played him.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Penandes

        • Sack The Glazers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          why is my game feed a minute behind?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Latency

        • Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Hahaha Bruno is such a rat man

        • HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno minimum

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno should be rested in the 62nd minute

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            59th

        • mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Penanding through the snow, on a one horse open sleigh

        • Wild Guus Chase
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno likes to give people heart attacks with that technique innit?

        • JBG
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yes!

        • TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Penandes!!!

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Dreamland

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Scoring first at home v United is pretty much a guaranteed loss

        • DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          HUGE! Captain but also no Martinez. Well done Bruno lad.

        • NETFLIX & CHILWELL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Douglas Luiz must have Bruno as Captain this week too.

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Brunoooooo

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Need something for greenwood quickly or he’s being dragged off