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Ings and Grealish start as Digne benched for Everton

Major changes have been held to a minimum in the 3pm matches in Gameweek 20.

Danny Ings (£6.6m) returns to the Southampton line-up after earning himself a rest at Chelsea on Boxing Day.

He starts up-front in Ralph Hasenhüttl’s 4-4-2 system alongside Che Adams (£5.3m).

Michael Obafemi (£4.9m) misses out through illness while Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) drops to the bench.

“This was the reason Danny (Ings) didn’t play against Cheslea, because I knew two games in three days with his history was too high a risk fir me. It is the same for Stu(art Armstrong), who was out for a long time and played nearly 90 minutes last game, so he starts on the bench.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Visitors Crystal Palace hand another start to key Fantasy Premier League assets Martin Kelly (£4.4m) and Vicente Guaita (£5.1m) while Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) fills in at left-back for Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m).

Newcastle have made three important alterations to the side that was thrashed 4-1 by Manchester United on Boxing Day.

Key midfield assets Jonjo Shelvey (£5.1m) and Isaac Hayden (£4.4m) are back in the side while Andy Carroll (£5.4m) returns up-front alongside Joelinton (£5.6m) in what looks to be a 3-5-2 formation.

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has kept faith with the 4-4-2 system, pairing Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) with Moise Kean (£6.4m) up-front and deploying Richarlison (£ on the left flank of midfield.

Perhaps the most important piece of team news for Fantasy managers sees Lucas Digne (£5.7m), the most popular Everton asset (12.1%) left on the bench for Leighton Baines (£4.9m) to captain the side from left-back.

Djibril Sidibé (£5.3m), who registered a 12-point haul in Gameweek 19, keeps his place on the right of defence.

Aston Villa have named a relatively strong side to face Watford at Vicarage Road, with Jack Grealish (£6.4m) potentially back in his advanced position on the left of a front-three.

Matt Targett (£4.4m) and Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.2m) keep their starting berths after helping secure a clean sheet on Boxing Day.

Watford line-up in a 4-2-3-1 spearheaded by Troy Deeney (£6.2m) with Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) and Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m) on the flanks.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Lejeune, Willems, Shelvey, Hayden, Almiron, Joelinton, Carroll.

Everton XI: Pickford; Baines, Holgate, Keane, Sidibé; Richarlison, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Kean, Calvert-Lewin.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Cedric; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Boufal; Ings, Adams.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Riedewald, Sakho, Tomkins, M Kelly; Meyer, McCarthy, Milivojevic, McArthur; Ayew, Zaha.

Watford XI: Foster; Femenía, Cathcart, Kabasele, Mariappa; Capoue, Hughes; Deulofeu, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Targett, Hause, Konsa, El Mohamady; Hourihane, D Luiz, Lansbury; Grealish, Wesley, Jota.

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1,600 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Danny Ings you beautiful human being, hovering them BAPS!

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Ings is angling to score the winner

    I feels it in me waters I does

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He almost did. Still time

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What an FPL player

        About 2.5 underpriced

  3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Alright then. Vardy C against Newcastle

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yep

      Especially if Salah starts Wolves as he’ll likely be benched Sheffield

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yep easy game this

  4. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Ings almost

  5. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    If Grealish can get a consolation goal that would be nice...

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He will !!! Cone ooon

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That would.be amazing

  6. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Can we please never talk about this GW ever again? Just act like it didn't happen.

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    The 3 man Leicester spine of my team been decimated here. Brendan is a fraud. Hate him

  8. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Well done Brendan. Troll of trolls.

  9. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I expect cameo from Maddison

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I hope so.

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Three Leicester & none play, ouch!

  11. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Madders goal from the bench would be nice

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Agree. Will happen

  12. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Scenes needed have worried about bench order all will be needed and maybe another 3 or 4 aswell.

  13. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Ings, its coming!

  14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    One more Ings(c), please

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Leicester triple up against West Ham, none start 🙂 Great game this.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I think FPL Towers should give us another sub spot on our bench, seriously.

  16. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Vicente Guaita what a signing hes been.

    1. The Red Devil
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lol, just got injured

  17. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Had Rodgers given up?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hope they get pummeled for this

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I don't

  18. Queens of the South Age
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Apologies to Grealish owners... I brought him in this week so cursed him.

  19. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Forgotting to put Salah C looking even more likely to be 2x0p. Crossing fingers for some Mane minutes.

  20. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Rodgers literally said he would be resting Vardy and some people didn't believe him. Lolololol

  21. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    yOu NeEd A sTrOnG bEnCh

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would not call it strong ...but Rico for Periera and Lundtstram for Vardy, could have been worse lol

  22. Garlana
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    If mane doesn't play I have no captain shiiiiit

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'm sure he will

  23. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Leicester deserve to lose today

    1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 29 days ago

        ye, I put WHam win on my acca last night. Think Leicesters form will slump after being put in their place by Pool

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      KDB monster haul confirmed then since he’s everyone’s Vardy VC absolute casuals

      1. Jindaljain
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        VC Ings

      2. Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        not really

    3. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Cantwell starting?

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No benched

        2. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Nope

        3. GinjaWhinja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Nope

        4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Bench

      • jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        So both my Leicester players are not in squad haha!

      • Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        2nd wildcard activated

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Used my first one yesterday, will probably use my second today 🙂

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Just had enough if this season, need to use it

      • AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Grealish scored or what? People are confusing.

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Guaita save point out of nowhere

      • Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Time to get rid of Rico, methinks.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hauls when benched

          Flops when called upon

          At least got 0.2 SV out of him

          Cathcart or Charlie Taylor or even Winston Reid i reckon