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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. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Agent Mino Raiola has died.

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You sure this time?

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        It's on his Twitter page

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Seems pretty legit this time round.

          RIP

    2. SonnyPikey
        2 months, 7 days ago

        we know

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I see Mateta is on for 1 pointer today..

      1. SonnyPikey
          2 months, 7 days ago

          or 0

        • Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          A lot of players are on for 1pt today

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Digne bossing the BAPulars at this early stage... 🙁

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          And Cadh on just 1 BPS... 😥

      3. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Never thought I’d say this….but ditching JWP last week has likely cost me my mini league

        1. SonnyPikey
            2 months, 7 days ago

            the ultimate troll

            1. Fintroy
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              not true, that honour belongs to Zaha....

              1. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Sterling

                1. Dammit_182
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Another worthy contender

              2. SonnyPikey
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  he's up there along with vardy and sterling

                • Dammit_182
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Hshs, kept zaha and sold JWP last week. Zaha gets the troll award

            2. Pukki Party
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              He's one of those you either own all season or not at all

              1. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Yea, plan was keep him till the end…then there was a DGW announced for Chelsea….

          • Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thought Coutinho would be on a hattrick by now!

            1. SonnyPikey
                2 months, 7 days ago

                sheep move

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Demba Ba would be proud.

              • SonnyPikey
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  been watching villa? they've been crap

              • Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Possible Burnley pen...or FK just outside

                1. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  FK

                2. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  ARRRRGGGGHHHH. Would have been Weggy, too.

              • DavidBW
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Are Villa on the beach?

              • La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Burnley pen, Var checking

                1. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Tell me Charlie Taylor has won it

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

                  clearly a pen!! 🙁

              • CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Son to KDB (c) is a good move for gw36 ?

                1. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Yeah i think I'm doing this.

                  1. Bunk Moreland
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Good transfer, but Salah is the superior captain.

                2. swanseag55
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  This is what I want to know lol got two transfers and can do this

                  1. CR7 is Home
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I am thinking a rested Salah would be a better captain and thus Son could cover KDB over the 4 fixtures.

                    What do you think?

              • Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Horse?

              • wulfrunian
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                phew

              • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                4 games on, goals in the 2 games I have no players in and no goals in f the 2 games I do lol

              • Non Penalty xGI
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Who was going to take that pen?

                1. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Bruno F

                2. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Burnley had a penalty awarded for a foul on Dwight McNeil but the decision was overturned after the VAR spotted that the offence had taken place outside the area.

                  Wout Weghorst had been in line to take it.

                  Watford 1-0 Burnley

                  #FFScout #FPL #GW35 #FPLCommunity

                  1. Non Penalty xGI
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Sad (

                3. wulfrunian
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Weghorst

                  1. Non Penalty xGI
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Ffs

              • SonnyPikey
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  penalty brighton

                  1. tiger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    missed...Brighton so bad at scoring goals

                  2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Post

                    1. Deulofail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Reply

                  3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Says it was scored?

                • Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Holllld Foster! Benched Schmeichel for this

                  1. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Watford have such a good record with keeping clean sheets

                    1. Deulofail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      It starts today

                • SonnyPikey
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    lol brighton miss pen mcallister

                  • La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Sa saves it

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Don’t think so

                  • Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Did Sa just save a pen?? Yessssss

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Yup. We feast.

                      1. Radzio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Nope, post

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          lol.

                      2. Top Mark.S
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Nope, we post

                    2. Non Penalty xGI
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Hit post

                    3. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      No hit post

                    4. Yozzer
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Hahaha ' Yesssss'

                      Mudded

                  • TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Sa penalty save =D

                  • JJO
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Sa didnt touch the ball

                    1. Bubz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Please tell me you are joking

                    2. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      let's just say he did.

                  • Jet5605
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Planning to BB in 36 and FH in 37. Any thoughts on how to use my FT? 1.2 ITB

                    Maybe upgrade Schar?

                    Schmeichel
                    Cancelo - James - TAA
                    KDB - Son - Maddison - Mount - Ramsey
                    Werner - Mateta

                    Foster - Dennis - Mitchell - Schar

                  • tokara
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Cmon Pukki and Watkins

                  • TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Where the penalty save points?

                    1. TomSaints
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Finger tip onto post

                      1. TomSaints
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        This is a traversty

                        A keeper can’t do more

                    2. Wild Rover
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      He didn’t save it

                    3. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Hit the post.

                    4. TorresMagic™
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 13 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Need to save it for those.

                    5. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Didn’t save it unfortunately- penalty miss hitting post

                  • TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I’m certain Sa touched that but in general it’s a terrible rule that keeper has to touch it.

                    It’s 1:1 with the keeper putting the taker under pressure. Which contributes to any miss

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        get over it lol

                        1. SonnyPikey
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            what part of 'save' don't you understand?

                          • TomSaints
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            But it’s such a stupid rule!!

                        2. Deulofail
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Don't be silly

                        3. TorresMagic™
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 13 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Any miss is a save in that case.

                        4. Alan The Llama
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          What's that song from animated movie "Frozen"?

                        5. Yozzer
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          What a load of old tosh

                        6. Wild Rover
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          😆

                        7. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Lol, so if the taker slips or blazes it the keeper should get points ? Rubbish if ever I heard it

                      • diesel001
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Brighton should look to sign Lingard IMO.

                        If you look at their stats, their underachievement in goal scoring is not down to their strikers, who broadly keep up with their xG. But the midfielders are shocking. Trossard, Moder, Gross, Lallana and Mac Allister all scoring actual goals well below their xG this season. Brighton's goalscoring woes will only improve if they get a goalscoring midfielder.

                      • Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Bailey out soon...

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Danny in

                        2. The 12th Man
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Bill?

                      • fedolefan
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        What was stupid Saiss doing there giving away a needless pen.

                      • nerd_is_the_werd
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Sa 4 saves after 36 minutes.
                        Maximum BAPs if a clean-sheet occurs.

                      • Bubz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Starting to think I am in the Truman Show and Fpl is a game invented purely to troll me

                      • DavidBW
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Watttttkkkkiiiinnnnnssssa