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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. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Maguire with the wrong corner of his head.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      If only it was one of the other 7 corners.

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Kryton 😉

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Would've went past a lesser head

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Why is AWB getting jammy assists but Shaw constantly gets nothing whilst creating about 8 chances every game ffs

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      This.

      So much this

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Not sure if there are data to back this up, but from watching United games, Shaw tends to cut back to players, who are crowded out by defenders, while AWB tends to just cross it across face of the goal, or pass to Greenwood or Bruno who dribble in. AWB’s passes just seems to have a higher chance of having the other player do something, while Shaw passes to a hard spot. That’s just me I guess

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Fair and solid analysis

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Maguire nearly scores

  4. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    So much for Rashford differential captain. Oh well

  5. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Moved out AWB for Maguire on FH in the last minute

  6. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Greenwood bossing those baps from Bruno 😎

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Joint top with Bruno now.

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Boo 🙁

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Mason ahead again 😆

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Greenwood way ahead.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Tied

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    That Bruno pen hurt. That really hurt.

    1. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      60k red arrow ha ha!

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Hamilton passes Max 🙂

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      🙁

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      That quick 2nd pit made all the difference.

    3. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Yes! Great racing from lewis

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Shaw assist coming up

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Not quite

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Greenwood rested for Leicester

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      He got his goal, we should be happy.

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I have Greenwood. Not sure wether to be pleased or not really. Its good in that he may now start the next game but I fancied him to score again if he had stayed on.

      1. Sack The Glazers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Happy, got a goal and will play in all 3 games

  11. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    come on Oli. Get Bruno and Greenwood off now so they can start the next game!

  12. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Salah Cap over penandes so unlucky

    Really shd be salah 15 bruno 2

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      At least pogba got assist

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Salah is wasteful.

      Not our fault

  13. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Greenwood may start all 3 matches

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      He wasn’t on the team sheet for the Liverpool game last time

      Unlikely but possible if he keeps scoring

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I thought he was & Cavani wasn't?

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Understood. But fixtures around change. By form, Cavani and Greenwood should start over Rashford.

  14. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Why not to sub Rash to Cavani instead?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Rash rested in the last game

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Because Rashford didn't start vs Roma. Greenwood did.

  15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    WEST HAM : Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Fornals, Soucek, Benrahma, Lanzini, Lingard, Antonio.
    Subs: Randoplh, Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Bowen, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Johnson, Odubeko, Coventry.

    EVERTON : Pickford, Coleman, Digne, Keane, Mina, Godfrey, Allan, Davies, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
    Subs: Olsen, Holgate, Delph, King, Doucoure, Iwobi, Nkounkou, Bernard, Gomes.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Need goals from Lingard and Digne.

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers.

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Maguire yellow

  17. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Maguire yc

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Maguire YC

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    If Bruno gets 90 minutes will he be rested against Leicester?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Bruno will rest Ole first.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I think he is going to start all 3. Ole likes to flog him.

  20. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Maguire (C) booked...

  21. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Holgate dropped.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      No surprise there.

  22. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Such a soft YC.

  23. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    commentator just said Slaphead has 11 bookings this season. Yikes.

  24. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Can't believe so many people went Maguire! Looks set for 3 points now this GW

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      My rival captained him over Bruno lol

  25. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Greenwood will start all 3 matches for sure!

  26. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Pickford siggy dcl lingard check.

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Rashford limping

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Pls no

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Looks like his knee

    2. Party time
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Yikes

    3. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Holgate benched...about time Ancelotti, about time

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Pickford in goal - good news for Antonio owners.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Lingard*

      2. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 24 days ago

        As surprising as this may sound, I'm expecting Everton to win this

      3. UNDERWORLD7
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Who else would start in goal for everton?

    5. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Bruno scores one more then can have an early rest

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        OG please