Fantasy Premier League Triple Gameweek 35 was announced on Wednesday night. A Triple gameweek is a very rare occurrence. In fact, the last instance of this came in 2006 when Middlesbrough had three games in a week. Let’s find out how to tackle this mammoth gameweek. Remember, the deadline is this Friday night.
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Fantasy Premier League Triple Gameweek 35 Picks
The fixture amendments have meant there are eight teams with two matches this week. However, Manchester United are the ones with Triple Gameweek as they will have to play three times in five days. One thing worth noting though, Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea will not play in gameweek 36. So, one has to plan for that as well.
Teams with Double/Triple Games
Liverpool: Southampton (home), Manchester United (away)
Leicester City: Newcastle United (home), Manchester United (away)
Arsenal: West Bromwich Albion (home), Chelsea (away)
Chelsea: Manchester City (away), Arsenal (home)
Aston Villa: Manchester United (home), Everton (home)
Crystal Palace: Sheffield United (away), Southampton (away)
Everton: West Ham United (away), Aston Villa (away)
Southampton: Liverpool (away), Crystal Palace (home)
There is the chance of rotation for Manchester United. However, the one thing to keep in mind though, the matches are not at all easy. If Solksjaer rests many players against Leicester City, who knows how that will turn out against such a lethal attack. So, there might be rotation but wholesale changes will probably not take place.
Dean Henderson has started the last seven matches in goal for Manchester United. He should keep his place but will Solksjaer give David de Gea one game?
Emiliano Martínez has two games this week but neither of the two games are easy. However, there is potential for him to make some saves.
Vicente Guaita is probably the pick of the keepers as he has two nice-looking fixtures. One clean sheet is possible definitely. Jordan Pickford and Edouard Mendy have very tough fixtures whereas Bernd Leno’s starting status seems uncertain after getting rested recently.
With so many matches to be played over a short period for the Red Devils, one could witness more focus given on defence rather than attack to conserve some energy. Possibilities are there for Man United to keep one or two clean sheets this week.
Harry Maguire is the obvious one if you are looking for a nailed-on starter. He has played every minute of every game in the Premier League this season. Luke Shaw is the most attacking out of the defenders but with Alex Telles around, Solksjaer might just decide to give Shaw a rest in one of the three matches. Aaron Wan-Bissaka could start all three unless Axel Tuanzebe is given a start. Victor Lindelöf might also be given a breather in one of the three matches.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has a very nice home fixture against Southampton coupled with the trip to Old Trafford. There is a decent shot at two clean sheets for him. Nathaniel Phillips was named in the starting lineup before the match was postponed against Manchester United so he should play both games as well.
Lucas Digne is a good option from Everton although their recent form will worry FPL managers. The Toffees have only won once in the last seven matches. They have two tricky away matches this week. However, their away form has been pretty good this season. Digne tends to do better when James Rodríguez and Gylfi Sigurdsson are not around as he can take all the set pieces then. That is unlikely to be the case this week though.
Crystal Palace defenders should do well this week considering the fixtures. Joel Ward is a very nice option available at a bargain price of 4.3.
Timothy Castagne should do well over the two matches but with a blank coming up, the units might be better spent elsewhere.
Kelechi Iheanacho disappointed his FPL owners last Friday when he could manage only an assist against ten-men Southampton. The Nigerian has a brilliant home fixture against Newcastle this week. Can he get a big score this Friday night?
The trip to Old Trafford looks tough as the Foxes have a pretty poor record against Manchester United. However, Iheanacho did score twice against them in the FA Cup just over a month ago. Jamie Vardy missed some great chances last week but he is getting the chances.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a very good option this week. He scored last week and could have done better as well. The fixtures coming up this week and the fact that he has Sheffield United in gameweek 36 makes him a very attractive pick.
Edinson Cavani will appeal to many but it is unlikely that he will start all three matches.
None of the other strikers with two games look that attractive. In fact, Chris Wood and Michail Antonio seem to be great bets this week despite having just one game.
Fantasy Premier League Triple Gameweek 35 Captaincy Picks
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Fantasy Premier League Triple Gameweek 35 Top Picks
- Bruno Fernandes (£11.5)
- Mohamed Salah (£12.7)
- Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.3)
- Harry Maguire (£5.5)
- Luke Shaw (£5.4)
- Mason Greenwood (£7.2)
- Jamie Vardy (£10.3)
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.5)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6)
- Wilfried Zaha (£7.2)
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