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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. Hy liverpool
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Watkins g

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Ings a

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Quick impact lol

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Coutinho assist?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ings

  2. SonnyPikey
      3 months, 18 days ago

      brighton pen again

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

      Where’s the lad who said he hates owning Watkins haha

      1. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I'm warming up to him now

    • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Congrats Sa owners

    • fedolefan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Watkins has found the team in the premier league he can score against. Also, found his level at the same time.

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Ok shut up about Sa now that Watkins has scored haha

      1. SonnyPikey
          3 months, 18 days ago

          karma

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

        Ugh come on Matty Cashhh

      3. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Brighton goal macallister pen

        1. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I hate Wolves, they have trolled me immensely this season

      4. Djokovic Airlines
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ings (A) ?

      5. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Sa save into side netting

      6. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Pisssss offffff Sa

      7. SonnyPikey
          3 months, 18 days ago

          lol wolves

        • Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          24pt swing for Sa there

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Good, bust that sa cleanie !

        • Alan The Llama
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Sa touched that one

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Ok Sa did get a hand on that one haha

        • DavidBW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Come on Watkins get 4

          1. Gooner97
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            You mean Pukki

        • fedolefan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Feck, brighton score this time. Useless buggers these Wolves. This Lage is not going to last 15 games next season when all the fluky 1-0 wins from this season turn into draws and losses. He is utterly clueless.

          1. diesel001
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Agree. Have already set out that I expect Wolves and Arsenal defence to be worse next season. I am still interested in Leicester, but a lot depends on whether they win the ECL.

            https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2022/04/02/salahs-slump-raphinhas-assist-and-kdbs-form-fpl-gameweek-31-review/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_24864951

        • Dthinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Well! Selling Ward-Prowse for havertz last week was a big mistake

          1. DF
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Me too mate. Bummer, eh?

          2. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            if its any consolation I sold Alonso after his fourth 0 in GW31

        • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Ramsey involvement?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Just in celebrations.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Good enough, need to see that morale there!

        • Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Mateta must go!!!

          Rage transfer incoming

        • Ruinenlust
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Coutinho is useless !

          1. Kun Tozser
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            He’s a trap for sure

          2. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Transferred him in, not Watkins...

        • Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I knew what happens when I don't buy Watkins. Well... at least I got cash...

        • Djokovic Airlines
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          got 2 FTs for next week

          Cornet -> Gordon
          Weghorst -> Dennis
          Livra -> Alonso (-4)

          looking good?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Alonso probably won't play Leeds.

        • JJO
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Cucurella is a beast
          Would be suprised if he is not bought buy some of bigger teams

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Same applies to Bissouma

          2. FantasyTony
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Bags of energy from the lad.

            1. JJO
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Energy
              Nice technique
              Football intelligence
              Really like him, Man utd or Spurs should go for him

          3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Both the fullbacks, Lamptey too!

            1. JJO
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Yeah, Lamptey great also..just too injury prone

              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I think they’re just being over cautious with him now

          4. noissimbus
              3 months, 18 days ago

              City and Newcastle could do with that kind of quality backup/starter.

          5. DycheDycheBaby
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I went for Dennis over Watkins because Watkins was an absolute troll for me earlier in the season. So of course he scores! 😀

            1. Kun Tozser
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Dennis not a bigger troll? How many goals under Woy?

            2. Baps hunter
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              At least I made 26.67€ net win knowing my luck in fpl 😉

            3. tokara
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              I watched Villa last game and i tell myself i must get him next week

          6. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Bloody hell come on Hwang, you’re massively over due a goal or 3!

          7. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I was gonna free hit for 36, but it seems I have 13 dgw'ers already

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Are they any good?

            2. noissimbus
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Save for GW 37/38 where you'll definitely need it.

              • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I have that issue - no idea what to do now!

              • Bunk Moreland
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Same... Team looks amazing as it is.

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Scores are going to be gigantic next GW - 200+ average! Looking forward to it

                1. Slouch87
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Lol Get set for major disappointment

              • Gael Actico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Likewise here. Think I'll hold the FH for GW37 now. I need to make up about 150 points in my ML!!! 😉

            3. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              LMS safety score currently 15 with live bonus/autosubs.

              https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

            4. putana
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              coutinho transfer fail. My fault for bringing in an out of form player

              1. snow pea in repose
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Same...