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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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  1. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    2 1 United

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Greenwood goal

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        AWB assist

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

    Bad keeping?

    1. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      yep martinez hates me. trolling me all season

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Brilliant shot from the Bradford lad.

      1. Digital-Real
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        with bags of space, yes very brilliant

  3. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood G
    AWB A

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

    Bruno assisting the assister

  5. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    oh dear...

  6. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood goal

    AWB assist

  7. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood is the real baller. Not like Penandez hehe

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martinez should save rhat

  9. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bad GKing by Martinez.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Agreed

      Overrated imo

  10. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Let this season over

  11. JBG
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Love it! Bruno and Greenwood.

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

    MASON

  13. JJeyy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood YES

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

    Why did i c rashford over Greenwood?

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

    Get in there Greenwood

  16. Cantona's Kung Fu Kick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood (c) yes!

  17. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno (c) Greenwood owner! Heaven! We want more

  18. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Are there less bps awarded for a goal scored through panalty than via open play?

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

      No

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ta.

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

    Differential points at last

  20. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Just end the season already

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Season over

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

    Martinez ain't that good when he can't rack up easy dave points.
    Better goalie would have saved it.

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

    konsa, Rash YC incoming

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

    Saint Rashford's halo slipping

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

    Bruno / Greenwood / AWB owners jizzing.

    Bruno / Greenwood / Shaw owners waiting...

    1. Utopsis
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm the latter.. Certainly not waiting, have got my jizz on

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

        Same here

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

    Get in!
    Double whammy!

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

    Rashford involved in a fight

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Does he get points for that?

    2. OPTA FPL
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      😆

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Professionals finally get some points over the casuals 😎

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

      Mark without Bruno. Finally punished 😆

  28. RECKLESS
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood should be in that Euros squad...what a supersub he could be

  29. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ok, My Son -> Greenwood transfer even now.

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

      Better than even - extra £ went to fund TAA

    2. Utopsis
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Loving my jota - - > Greenwood so far

  30. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Damn i am good,sold Greenwood for Rash and weaker defense on FH