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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. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    TC Bruno and brought in Greenwood this week.

    Free ride for the next 2 games now, I can relax 🙂

    1. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ohh good for you

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

    Ffs.. That would have been perfect, Shaw assist and Bruno goal.

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

    It's just not my season

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You have Bruno C shush

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

      😀

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

      Considering you got 11pts from Cahill I'd say luck is on your side.
      You just need more skill.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No skill Involved

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

    Maguire injured. Darnit.

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

    Greenwood off early, looks like he will start all 3 games...

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

      Wont start vs pool i think

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

        If he’s fit and keeps scoring why not?

  6. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Posted this last page, but has anyone noticed from watching United games that Shaw tends to cut back to players, who are then just crowded out by defenders, while AWB tends to just cross it across face of the goal, or pass to Greenwood rash or Bruno who can dribble into the box.

    Just seems to me Shaw’s key passes are to spots that are really hard for the other player to actully get a good shot off. That’s just me though

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’ve noticed that too

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

    I own Bruno, Greenwood and Rashford. Guess which one I captained?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno?

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

        Nope. The one who hasn’t scored.

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

      Rashford?

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

        Bingo!

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

          2 games left and Rashford usually does well against Liverpool.

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

            Losing ML so had to try something different.

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why would you do that?

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

    Maguire TGW over

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ?

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

        Off injured.

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

    Ville Ronka's strategy of loading up on Villa and Everton failing so far. Villa concede, Watkins booked and Holgate not starting.

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/617620/event/35

  10. EmreCan Hustle
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Maguire was a cursed pick. Concedes, gets booked, now injured.

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

    Luke Shaw being a trap has gone unnoticed, he's no better than Cancelo, he can have the high xA, nothing comes off it.

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

      feels important that bruno gets max bps over greenwood. particularly in my mini league where rival has captained greenwood.

  12. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Went slabhead over our old player AWB, typical :/

  13. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    FFFS better be ok not even just for fpl

  14. LIARS POKER
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone else not own any United players? Gulp. Took a gamble with the BGW in mind and how many hits i'd need to take to get a team out

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

      I only have Greenwood, but he's been in my team a while. Didn't bring in any other Man U. I wasn't into spending the points and have other more nailed on DGW players.

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

    Maguire done

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

      Good news for Salah cappers.

  16. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pogba over zaha going okay so far but shd have considered Greenwood

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

      pogba is like bale, feast or famine

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

    How to waste good set piece.

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

    Wtf was that free kick 😆

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

    Damned injury Maguire...Of course

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

    Almost got Maguire for a hit

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

    Gameweek from heaven so far!

  22. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ffs Maguire

  23. Baines on Toast...
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Maguire over Greenwood as third United agonising.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Awful news for Leicester & Liverpool attacker owners.

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

      Because Bailly is better?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yep

  25. GinjaWhinja
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    And that is why I went 3 Utd attackers on free hit.

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

      Why?
      Coz you knew a defender would get injured and not an attacker?

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

    Maguire triple gameweek comes to an end. Unlucky owners

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      How serious is the injury ?

      1. GinjaWhinja
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Walked himself off but looked in pain. Wouldn’t have much expectation.

  27. SmallManFirminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    14.5 points against me from Penaldes. 2 more games to go.

  28. The 12th Man
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    At least Maguire got past 60.

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

    Unlucky Maguire owners! As a Lindelof owner surely he’ll play all 3 now!

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

      Tuanzebe there too...

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

        LOL

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

    El Ghazi fail too.

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

      Less of a fail than Watkins though 🙁