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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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Take the pen merchant off now

  2. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martinez cleanie gone - would have been better for OR than Penandes points

  3. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martinez losing his clean sheet does more for my rank than Bruno (C) points...

  4. justaguy9
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Season over. Douglas luiz ends my season. Was correct decision not to put useless bruno. Looks completely useless untill he gets an easy penalty for a dumb foul

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Brunooooooo

  6. Party time
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno(C) goal for everyone

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      RIP to non-Bruno owners.

      1. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        And captainers

      2. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Lol. Hard to believe, but some players do score from open play.

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      that stuttering run up from Bruno always makes me feel like hes gonna miss.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Now kick on and assist a Greenwood goal

    • DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      And that’s why Bruno was the standout option.

      Shame on you for choosing differently

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        “Shame on you”?

        Really?

    • panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Douglas Luiz you muppet!

    • Chandler Bing
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Rashford lad grab one come on

    • GinjaWhinja
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Penandez is back

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Douglas Luiz. What an idiot. Has done it twice now with Pogba. Talk about learning from your mistakes!

    • Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      With all the bruno cap's around and my rival without Martinez a part of me was hoping for a save there.

    • 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Pernandez like Penaldo. Overrated Portuguese. Depend on penalty and tap in only 😀

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Don't care, got my points.

    • Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Time for a Shaw assist, Bruno Goal

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        The most template thing I’ve read all day

    • Bench-Life
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Pythons all over the place

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I never get why peopole jump on LiveFPL when a guy with EO of 170+% scores points.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      BPS system loves Bruno

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Need one more penalty, let's goooo

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Dumbo Luis thanks a lot.

    • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      More pens please

    • BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Coufal, Lingard and DCL to come next up

    • Garlana
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno TC woohoo

    • Gerd Mueller’s thighs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      At least half of the PKs this year have been complete crap.

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Greenwood goal

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        awb a

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      OMG greenwood

    • Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      AWB Assist, Greenwood Goal

    • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      OMG YES!!!!