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3pm team news: Digne returns as Zaha and Broja are benched

Following a narrow 1-0 win for a much-changed Liverpool at Newcastle, there are four more Premier League games kicking off at 3pm BST.

Southampton v Crystal Palace, Watford v Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton and Hove Albion all get underway at the traditional kick-off time but the main attraction from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective is Aston Villa v Norwich City.

Three of the most-bought players of Gameweek 35 are on Villa’s books and all of them – Philippe Coutinho, Matthew Cash and Ollie Watkins – start this afternoon.

So too does Lucas Digne, who has made a remarkable return to fitness from a collarbone injury; Steven Gerrard had said only recently that the French left-back only had an “outside chance” of featuring again in 2021/22.

Teenager Tim Iroegbunam and centre-half Calum Chambers are also handed starts as Douglas Luiz, Ezri Konsa and Ashley Young drop to the bench.

Two of Dean Smith’s two changes are enforced as an injured Christoph Zimmermann misses out and Kenny McLean pulled up in the warm-up. Full-backs Max Aarons and Brandon Williams and midfielder Billy Gilmour come into the side as Dimitris Giannoulis makes way.

It’s one change apiece at St Mary’s: Romain Perraud comes in for the injured Tino Livramento for Southampton, while Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha has surprisingly been benched to allow Jeffrey Schlupp a recall.

Armando Broja is once again only a substitute.

In the six-pointer at Vicarage Road, Roy Hodgson recalls Juraj Kucka, Kiko Femenia – both of whom are back from injury – and Joao Pedro, with Jeremy Ngakia, Joshua King and Tom Cleverley dropping out.

Burnley interim boss Mike Jackson had seen fit to replace last week’s goalscorer Matej Vydra with Aaron Lennon in his one and only change but Jay Rodriguez picked up an injury in the warm-up and the Czech striker was reinstated. Maxwel Cornet is again ruled out with a knee problem.

As is the case with Digne, Ruben Neves has defied his manager’s predictions to make a playing return in Gameweek 35. He and Rayan Ait-Nouri come into the Wolves starting XI as Jonny and Raul Jimenez drop to the bench.

There are two changes for opponents Brighton too as Adam Webster and Neal Maupay drop to the bench and Solly March and Yves Bissouma come in.

GAMEWEEK 35 LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI : Martinez, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Iroegbunam, Ramsey, Baily Coutinho Watkins.

Subs: Olsen, Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Buendia, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Ings, Chukwuemeka.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Williams, Normann, Gilmour, Dowell, Lees-Melou, Rashica, Pukki.

Subs: Gunn, Gibson, Rupp, Placheta, Sorensen, Sargent, Giannoulis, Rowe.


Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Bednarek, Perraud, Ward-Prowse, Tella, Romeu, Redmond, Long, Adams.

Subs: Lyanco, Valery, A. Armstrong, S. Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Broja, Djenepo, Smallbone, Caballero.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Guehi, Andersen, Clyne, Ward, Eze, Mateta, Gallagher, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew.

Subs: Mitchell, Tomkins, Olise, Kouyate, Zaha, Hughes, Benteke, Edouard, Butland.


Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Samir, Kamara, Sissoko, Louza, Kucka, Sarr, Joao Pedro, Dennis.

Subs: Bachmann, Ngakia, Ekong, King, Masina, Sema, Gosling, Kalu, Kayembe.

Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Lennon, Vydra, Weghorst.

Subs: Hennessey, Lowton, Barnes, Stephens, Bardsley, Long, Thomas, Costelloe.


Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Sa, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Boly, Coady, Silva, Semedo, Hwang, Saiss, Moutinho, Dendoncker.

Subs: Ruddy, Marcal, Neto, Jimenez, Trincao, Jonny, Chiquinho, Toti, Cundle.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Cucurella, Dunk, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Trossard, Mwepu, Welbeck, March, Caicedo, Veltman.

Subs: Steele, Lamptey, Webster, Maupay, Gros, Lallana, Alzate, Duffy, Ferguson.

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564 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Alan The Llama
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Cmon Sanchez and Ramsey

  2. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Nailed my keeper rotation recently. 5, 10, 8, 7 last 4 weeks all on the bench. Starting keeper not so great.

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Weghooorst!!

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Can't believe he's still in my team, and is currently set to remain there for the rest of the season

  4. Jon Snow
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Two questions:
    A) FH36 yes or no?
    B) Bring in City Mid or Laporte?

    Schmeichel, 3.9
    Robbo, Cancelo, James, White, Schar
    Salah, Saka, Mount, Maddison, Gordon
    Kane, Nketiah, Broja

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A. No. Good starting 11
      B. Laporte for safety & possible attacking returns

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Digne to come off injured is surely worth a bet.

    1. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cleanie wiped + YC. It's the digne way.

  6. Alan The Llama
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Gonna spend the afternoon trying to figure out which words look/sound like "tractor".

    1. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Factor

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      traction - am I playing this right? 🙂

  7. SKENG
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any early ideas for this team? Got 2 FTs and 0.2m ITB (no chips left)

    Schmeichel
    TAA Cancelo James Silva
    Salah Son Kulusevski Saka Havertz
    Broja

    Ramsdale Gelhardt Wood Doherty

    Thinking Wood & Broja > Richarlison & 4.5m fodder for Richarlison double double.

  8. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bench boost activated! touch wood may be the first in years of trying that actually get 15 double gameweekers out

    1. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Let that dream die right now. None of us are getting 15 doublers out

      1. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        It's happening

        1. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          People can't even get 11 out this week without going balls deep on their bench. Next week gonna go better? Sure Steve

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Jay Rod injured in warmuo

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      *up

  10. bring_on _the_fantasy
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Lovely, Salah comes on for 1pt. 🙂

    Captaining some who played Wednesday, early kick off Saturday and has another champions league game Tuesday was mental.

    1. sulldaddy
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I have read the never captain from the early game previously on these threads.
      See Kane and or Son recently.

      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        There is that is well. Lol

    2. MissouriMarten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If the captain poll is anything to go by, you're far from alone.

  11. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Went from Havertz > Zaha
    Danggggg.

    At least my Sancho > Jota move wasn’t a dud - but 4 shots on target and only an assist! Classic Jota.

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ouch

  12. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    LMS safety score was 9 after the Pool game.
    Currently it's 13

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  13. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I hate owning Watkins.

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      So did u own him now

  14. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    No footy for me for a few hours off to grab some sun in Los Cristianos 🙂

  15. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Tarkowski scores! For Watford though

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pope ove Dubravka choice backfires already

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bugger

  16. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Tent not coming on means Toney !

  17. Pukki Party
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I adviced someone to play Tarkowski today

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lol

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It was me. Thanks

      1. Pukki Party
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        You're welcome. Glad to help

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          All good mate, I was going to play him anyway. Now white will get 15 points

          1. Pukki Party
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            White is on my bench so i agree

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Better than a boring blank tbf

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Jeez Burnley are woeful… can’t believe I still have Pope & Horse

    1. SonnyPikey
        3 months, 9 days ago

        they won last 2. relax

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      1-0 down already, and not even a Dennis assist 🙁

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      more points from JWP.

      1. Life_Ban
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Needs to wind his neck in

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yess \o/

    4. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Everton fan with Tarkowski in my line up. Guess I have to be pleased.

    5. fedolefan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Can this Romeu-JWP combo stop scoring and assisting each other and let the Sou strikers get some points for a change. Useless buggers.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Romeu starting to look fantastic for the price!

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Too bad the season's soon over.

    6. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Raiola dies, true this time

      https://t.co/mUhdy42Ov8

    7. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Oh ffs I have Digne last on my bench

    8. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Palace busted already!

    9. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Mino Raiola has passed

    10. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Romeu!!!

    11. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Coutinho on for max baps

    12. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Has Mino actually died this time? Sad if so

      1. MyNameIsRedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I think so. Couple of people saying it above too

      2. SonnyPikey
          3 months, 9 days ago

          yes.

      3. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        3 saves from Sa?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yup