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2pm kick-off team news: Calvert-Lewin starts, Mbeumo + Watkins absent

There are three Premier League matches kicking off at 14:00 GMT today – Brentford v Aston Villa, Everton v Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United v Burnley.

Thomas Frank makes two changes at Brentford, as Christian Norgaard and Sergi Canos return in place of Dominic Thompson and Shandon Baptiste, both of whom drop to the bench.

Kristoffer Ajer also takes his place amongst the substitutes, having missed two months with a hamstring injury, though Bryan Mbeumo is absent again with a calf problem.

Brentford have already lost five Premier League home matches this season, with only fellow promoted clubs Norwich City and Watford faring worse.

For the visitors, Ollie Watkins misses out, but John McGinn returns and comes in for Morgan Sanson, while Kortney Hause replaces the suspended Tyrone Mings at the back.

Bertrand Traore also comes into the starting XI, before he is set to fly out to play in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after this game.

At Goodison Park, Dominic Calvert-Lewin returns for Everton, and will make his first appearance since all the way back in August.

Seamus Coleman, Allan and Demarai Gray are also back, with the latter’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) ownership rising to 12.0% ahead of his Double Gameweek.

Graham Potter, meanwhile, brings in Adam Webster, Enock Mwepu and Leandro Trossard, as Tariq Lamptey, Solly March and Jakub Moder are benched.

Elsewhere, Marcelo Bielsa makes two changes from Gameweek 18, with Junior Firpo and Diego Llorente returning, as Cody Drameh and Joe Gelhardt make way.

Daniel James is fit enough to make the bench, though Patrick Bamford remains out.

Their opponents, Burnley, stick with the same XI that lost to Manchester United on Thursday, with Aaron Lennon supporting Chris Wood once again up front.

GAMEWEEK 21 LINE-UPS

Brentford XI: Fernandez, Pinnock, Jansson, Bech, Roerslev, Onyeka, Norgaard, Jensen, Canos, Wissa, Toney

Subs: Cox, Thompson, Stevens, Ajer, Janelt, Bidstrup, Ghoddos, Baptiste, Forss

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Hause, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey, Buendia, Traore, Ings

Subs: Steer, Feeney, Sanson, Iroegbunam, Trezeguet, El Ghazi, Chukwuemeka, Philogene-Bidace, Archer


Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Kenny, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Allan, Doucoure, Gray, Gordon, Calvert-Lewin

Subs: Digne, Begovic, Iwobi, Andre Gomes, Gbamin, Rondon, Simms, Dobbin, Onyango

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Webster, Burn, Cucurella, Bissouma, Lallana, Mwepu, Mac Allister, Trossard, Maupay

Subs: Lamptey, Gross, Moder, Alzate, Welbeck, March, Steele, Duffy, Richards


Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Koch, Firpo, Forshaw, Dallas, Klich, Raphinha, Harrison, Roberts

Subs: Klaesson, Hjelde, Moore, Jenkins, Bate, James, Summerville, Gelhardt, Greenwood

Burnley XI: Hennessey, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Lennon, Wood

Subs: Norris, Bardsley, Pieters, Long, Collins, Stephens, Vydra, Cornet, Rodriguez


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988 Comments Post a Comment
  1. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Ridiculous to play FH with all the postponements anyway. Well deserved blanks

    1. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      What is it with comments like this?? This site is full of it now..

      1. Shattered Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I mean 9/10 posts are RMT or “tell me what to do,” basically. The desire to be told what to do has grown so much that so-called Pro Pundits now offer that very service from time to time.

      2. No Need
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Ignore it these people want you to bite dont give them the pleasure

    2. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      That makes precisely no sense.

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Dude it's a fantasy game of zero consequence on your life. Try being nice instead of wishing ill on others. You'll feel better about yourself.

      1. Run DCL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Well said.

  2. PartyTime
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Someone was asking why people aren’t getting Toney for the dgw.

      Well, that’s your answer

    • Postman Ty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Hennessey was really poor today, Burnley are doomed with him between the sticks.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Covid Pope back for the next one.

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yep - cant say we are missing "Crisp Packet Hands" Hennessey

        1. Postman Ty
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          For me it was the speed he got up for the rebound on the first. He looked like an old man.

    • keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Yesterday 31 points from 5
      Today 6 points from 5 !

      1. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        A tale of two halves.
        A tale of haves and have-nots
        A tale of feast and famine
        A tale of love and hate

        Should make a movie out of your last two days in fantasy come to think of it

    • Kodap
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Happy with that result, blanks for Sanchez & Raphina is good for my leagues.

      Is a Salah blank & Jota/Trent haul too much to ask?

      1. Mr Arsenal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I’d take a. 1-1 with a Konate goal and a Jorginho penalty late on

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Well, it’s what I’m asking for too.

    • vova
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      You win some, you lose some. Chin up lads. It's a long season. The cream always rises to the top! 😀

      1. BIGREDDOG
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Are you lost? How dare you spread positivity on here

    • Ady87
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Had nobody in the 2pms, scared to check the scorers having just seen the scores.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Nobody of note got anything.

        1. Ady87
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Just saw that. Live Score have me a fright when I saw DCL pen but then I saw the x through it.

          I’ve really dodged bullets this week after forgetting to do my team. Ronaldo(c) tomorrow.

          1. No Need
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Still waiting for my Sanchez save pen points lol

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Thankfully no one owned by anyone did anything.

    • swanseag55
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Just seen Leeds score and 3 goals. Brought Raphina in and no involvement- unbelievable

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I was amazed to see 3 Leeds goals but no Raphinha involvement!

    • Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Operation ‘target Burnley’.

      Status: Active

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Plenty of chances they are 4 games behind

        1. Dammit_182
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Very true! Leicester, United, arsenal, Liverpool + the doubles to come.

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Everton and Brentford player owners mudded! lol. Not unless you are one of the 0.2% of managers that own Gordon or the 0.1% of managers that own Roerslev!

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        One game early.

    • Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Didn’t sell Salah for Son last amd caotained Salah. WC this week and removed Salah. I know what’s coming next.

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Thats what people were saying pre Leicester game

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Might be an OK week to sit still and no damage done if you've not used any chips

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Continued from these dramas, Salah may get a brace or HT tonight to make a joke.

    • Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Mads day of football today

    • LIARS POKER
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Forgot to do my team this week and completely missed the doubles, thankfully not been punished (yet) but need a sofa for West Ham as I left the captaincy on Son instead of Antonio/Bowen

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Could really do with Liverpool running riot on Chelsea today. Salah the only player that can really save this GW.

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      NEW ARTICLE POSTED

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Liverpool goal

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Mane

        Doesn't go 10 with not scoring

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Salah goal has broken FPL!

    • _Freddo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      SALAH PUNISHING THE SELLERS WHO LAUGHED AGAINST LEICESTER

      1. MissouriMarten
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Why are you shouting?

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        1 goal is not punishment. Maybe concentrate on sorting out the horrendous increase in the price of Freddos

        1. _Freddo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          You get what you pay for.

    • BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Knowing Chelsea they will sack Tommy Tuchel

    • ALI_G
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Salah to Son went well this week

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      how does Mount not even get a yellow? Great officiating again.

    • The Bad Seed
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Will wait for more news.
      But which is better?

      A) Salah + Dennis --> Kane + Jota (-4)
      B) Salah + Dennis + Rudiger --> Kane + Son + Coady (-8)
      C) Salah --> Son
      D) Salah + Martinelli --> Son + Jota (-4)
      E) Salah + Martinelli + Rudiger --> Son + Jota + Coady (-8)