Triple Gameweek confirmed
After the postponement of Manchester United’s home game against Liverpool last weekend, many questioned when the match would be rescheduled.
Today, it was confirmed that the match will take place on the 13th of May, two days after United’s clash with Leicester City, which itself takes place just 2 days after an away trip to Aston Villa.
A statement on the Red Devils’ website read:
United v Liverpool will now be played at 20:15 BST on Thursday 13 May and, as intended originally, the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
United are set to play Roma in the Europa League tomorrow evening, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to navigate four fixtures in 8 days.
Whilst this may be a significant problem for Solskjaer, Fantasy Football managers will be excited to know that an unprecedented triple Gameweek is incoming.
For those who have hitherto saved their Triple Captain, Free Hit and Bench Boost tokens, this may well be the week to go all out, and make a serious difference before the end of the season.
What assets should you consider?
Considering Manchester United’s heavy fixture list, it is difficult to predict which players will play the most across the incoming games.
Furthermore, considering the fact that differences between players in leagues depend upon differentials in teams, should everyone go for the same players, it is likely to have little impact on your chances of getting further up the table.
However, you don’t want to take a risk at not opting for the guarantees, and miss out on points. It is a tough one to consider.
The most obvious option is of course Bruno Fernandes, United’s talisman and free-kick & penalty taker.
The Portuguese international has had a tricky couple of weeks in regards to returns, but 3 matches in just 6 days point towards a possible large haul.
Players such as Luke Shaw have impressed this season, but with Alex Telles in reserve, it is likely that the England international will be handed considerable rest.
Forward Marcus Rashford’s versatility makes him an inventive choice, as he could get opportunities in striking and wide roles.
Edinson Cavani has gradually become the key striking figure at Old Trafford, but his age and recovery time will surely impact the number of minutes he earns.
Dean Henderson, should he keep his place in goal, could prove an inspired choice, but he too has competition in the form of David de Gea, who could come in.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is another who could be in line for plenty of game-time, with little in the way of quality competition for the stopper. In midfield, Paul Pogba, Fred, Nemanja Matic and Scot McTominay will all see minutes, and should probably be considered with caution.
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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