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Raphinha and Jimenez return to starting XIs as Armstrong is benched again

Four more Premier League matches kick off at 3pm BST today: Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, Everton v Watford, Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton v Burnley,

Raphinha is back in the Leeds United starting XI today, replacing Tyler Roberts in Marcelo Bielsa’s only alteration from the team that he sent out in Gameweek 8.

Kalvin Phillips is on the bench after a calf injury.

As for the visitors, Raul Jimenez is back in the Wolves team despite some pre-match concerns over game-time for the Mexican. He and Rayan Ait-Nouri are in for Ruben Neves and Marcal, who isn’t even among the substitutes.

Richarlison is only fit enough for a place on the Everton bench, with Anthony Gordon and Tom Davies in for Abdoulaye Doucoure and Alex Iwobi the two changes that Rafael Benitez has made.

Jeremy Ngakia, Joshua King and Ozan Tufan are brought in at the expense of Danny Rose, Emmanuel Dennis and Kiko Femenia by Claudio Ranieri.

It’s one change apiece at St Mary’s, with Theo Walcott replacing Moussa Djenepo and Erik Pieters in for Charlie Taylor.

Adam Armstrong is only among the substitutes for the Saints, with budget forward Armando Broja stationed up top.

Patrick Vieira makes one change to the Crystal Palace team that drew 2-2 at Arsenal on Monday, with Michael Olise in for Jordan Ayew. Wilfried Zaha is only on the bench after recovering from illness.

Newcastle caretaker boss Graeme Jones makes two tweaks to the Newcastle team named by Steve Bruce in his final game in charge of the Magpies, with Emil Krafth and Ryan Fraser in for Joe Willock and Joelinton.


Southampton XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Livramento, Romeu, Elyounoussi, Diallo, Walcott, Redmond, Broja

Subs: Forster, Walker-Peters, Vojnovic, Armstrong, Adams, Armstrong, Djenepo, Tella, Valery

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Collins, Taylor, Cork, Brownhill, Westwood, Cornet, McNeil, Wood

Subs: Hennessey, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Lennon, Rodriguez, Pieters, Bardsley, Vydra, Long

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne; Townsend, Davies, Allan, Gordon; Gray, Rondon.

Subs: Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Holgate, Richarlkison, Iwobi, Gbamin, Dobbin.

Watford XI: Foster, Nkagia, Ekong, Cathcart, Masina, Hernandez, Kucka, Tufan, Sissoko, Sarr, King.

Subs: Bachmann, Lauza, Cleverley, Pedro, Sema, Nkoulou, Gosling, Fletcher, Dennis.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Olise, Gallagher, Edouard, Benteke.

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Kouyate, Ayew, Zaha, Hughes, Mateta, Schlupp, Clyne.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Krafth, Ritchie, Hayden, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Fraser, Wilson.

Subs: Gillespie, Schar, Joelinton, Lewis, Hendrick, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Gayle.

Leeds XI: Meslier, Llorente, Struijk, Cooper, Shackleton, Klich, Dallas, Raphinha, Harrison, James, Rodrigo.

Subs: Forshaw, Roberts, Klaesson, Phillips, Gelhardt, Hjelde, Cresswell, Drameh, Summerville.

Wolves XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Hwang, Traore, Jimenez.

Subs: Hoever, Neves, Daniel Podence, Trincao, Moulden, Silva, Ruddy, Cundle, Campbell.

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  1. Robin Cook
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Raphina on Insta:
    “Hello guys, just coming to say I’m fine, it was nothing serious.
    “So I’m back soon.
    “Thank you for all the messages and concern of all.”