Fantasy football best player tips for Triple Gameweek 35. In this Fantasy Premier League series FPL Junior (four top 13k finishes in last four seasons) shares his FPL tips by selecting a team each week to try and score as many points as possible. In essence, he will be “free hitting” every single Gameweek.
A triple Gameweek is unheard of in my FPL tenure but we are finally witnessing one. Manchester United play three times in the space of five days in the Premier League and four in seven days overall. Rotation in Double Gameweeks are part and parcel and have to be taken into account and even more so for the Red Devils. We’ve got a seven day Gameweek too, so it is going to be a topsy-turvy ride.
Triple Gameweek 35 Team
Who do I think is the most nailed in the Man Utd backline? The skipper, Harry Maguire. He wouldn’t be my first choice as I’d rather have Shaw’s creativity at hand but I can only see him starting two of the three games with Telles likely to get some minutes.
The centre back has wasted a number of good chances to score in the latter half of this season to add to his two goals but it would be the stuff of FPL dreams if he netted in this exceptional Gameweek.
The aftermath of the Europa League has given me cold feet on a number of players, Henderson partners his captain at the back. It shouldn’t be a problem for the keeper to manage these minutes. Fixtures don’t look extremely appealing but I’d be happy with one clean sheet which will likely see them reach double figures.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold was one of the first names on the team sheet for his double. The right back has created four big chances in his last five games, with an xA of 2.12, the best for all defenders.
Liverpool’s defence hasn’t been conceding too many shots but rank mid table for big chances and xGC (they’ve also played 1-2 games less than most). Southampton is the likelier of the two clean sheets but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a repeat of the 0-0 in the reverse fixture for the Man Utd game with the latter likely to struggling fitness-wise come Thursday week.
Leicester’s XI has been unchanged for a number of weeks now and Castagne has made the right back spot his own. I believe he will play both games thanks to his versatility and his advanced position makes him appealing no matter the opposition. The wing-back has two big chances created and four shots inside the box to his name over the last four games.
Lucas Digne is the final man in the back four as he faces West Ham and Aston Villa. The fullback created two big chances last week and ran away with the bonus points despite not keeping a clean sheet. Set-pieces are determined by whether Rodriguez starts but even without them, he provides assist potential and is nailed in their backline for the two games.
It’s been a rarity to see the two premium Liverpool attackers in the Hub XI but they feature in this Double (Triple) Gameweek. With a long break between games, I don’t see any reasons for them not to start both other than tactical.
Over the last six Gameweeks, Salah has been top for midfielders for shots (17), xG (3.04) and joint top for shots inside the box (14) and big chances (6). Mane’s aren’t as impressive but he’s not that far behind him with the Senegalese winger taking a higher proportion of quality chances.
The pair have also created two big chances each. Southampton have been conceding an average of two goals a game over their last five while Man Utd will be a much tougher test. I’m not getting my hopes up for the second fixture as it could be a bore draw but I’m hoping it surprises us.
The games highest-scoring FPL asset is an obvious choice this week for his three games. Fernandes is likely to feature in all three games and start at least two. I can’t think of an argument for going against him unless you want to take a huge risk that I don’t see paying off.
Aston Villa is the easier of the three games and I expect the other two to be cagier. It will be important to avoid a loss to Leicester for finishing second and there will pride at stake in the derby. If the former come out and try to win it might play into Man Utd’s hands but I’m not expecting big results. That being said, it’s a Triple Gameweek, you have to go all in!
Zaha’s numbers have been rather underwhelming over the last five games. He’s managed just three shots inside the box, one big chance and an xA of 0.38. This is a gut pick and despite not being great on the eye test, I think he’s got two good fixtures and sufficient rest time leading up to the double.
Palace are not great offensively either but I’m backing the Southampton and Sheffield Utd to held Wilfred buck this trend.
It’s eight returns in nine for Iheanacho as the forward hit his biggest purple patch in his career. He ranks top for big chances (8), xG (4.62) and big chances created (5) amongst all players over the last seven Gameweeks. All of his attacking numbers are in the top two which is no one could have forecasted.
The fixtures are a mixed bag. Newcastle is where the bulk of his points should come from but I wouldn’t put it past him to repeat what he did against Man Utd in the FA Cup.
Everton’s away performances are much stronger than their ones at Goodison Park so I’m glad to see two away games. Calvert-Lewin rounds out the XI and he’s back up to speed after a recent knock.
Despite some players returning from injury, West Ham have struggled without Rice, so their lofty position shouldn’t make Everton attackers fret. Furthermore, Aston Villa and Everton haven’t kept a clean sheet in seven games.
Button, Watkins, Ward and Burke are unlikely to feature but are on the bench nonetheless in the Triple Gameweek.
Triple Gameweek 35 Captaincy
Fernandes skippers the Hub XI for likely the last time this season.
The Man Utd decision was tough. I’d have loved to have gone Greenwood but I’m worried about his minutes despite expecting him to appear in all three games. The midfielder’s stats are extremely similar to Salah’s, ranking second for shots (16) and shots inside the box (13) over the last five Gameweeks.
I haven’t tripled up on Leicester, but Vardy would have been that third player. Their priorities might be looking towards the FA Cup if they get the win against Newcastle and after minimal rotation I’m wary the forward will have his minutes managed.
I haven’t picked any single Gameweek player this week as I think it’s worth going for those with the higher ceiling and no real stand out fixture. Spurs Leeds is the only standout, especially if Leeds are without Phillips. Kane and Son are the obvious ones but Bale has reignited his form and has to be considered when thinking about their attack. Despite being a favourable fixture, I can’t pick any of them over a player that plays twice.