With no lunchtime fixture, the Saturday 3pm matches unusually kick off Gameweek 36 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL).
There are four of them in all: Brentford v Southampton, Burnley v Aston Villa, Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace v Watford.
There’s a bit of carnage caused by rotation and previously undeclared injuries across these fixtures.
The out-of-form Philippe Coutinho is benched for the first time he made his Aston Villa debut, with the Brazilian among four players who drop out of Steven Gerrard’s starting XI.
Leon Bailey and Jacob Ramsey are injured while Tim Iroegbunam is on the bench, so Ezri Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Emiliano Buendía and Danny Ings are brought into the side.
Burnley’s only alteration sees Ashley Barnes come in for Matej Vydra, who – along with Jay Rodriguez – is absent entirely.
There’s more teamsheet misery for some FPL managers at Stamford Bridge, where Mason Mount and Kai Havertz drop to the bench.
Jorginho is injured, too, so Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic are recalled.
The injured Nelson Semedo and the benched Fabio Silva and Hwang Hee-chan make way for Wolves, with Pedro Neto, Raul Jimenez and Jonny coming into the team.
Across London, Patrick Vieira makes five changes to the side that beat Southampton last week. Jack Butland, Michael Olise, Will Hughes, Odsonne Edouard and Wilfried Zaha are all recalled, with Vicente Guaita not involved in the hosts’ matchday squad at all.
Roy Hodgson has made four changes to his team on his return to Selhurst Park, with Craig Cathcart, Tom Cleverley, Edo Kayembe and Josh King the players handed a chance to impress.
Three of the four to drop out are injured: Imran Louza (knee), Jarej Kucka (knee) and Joao Pedro (groin).
In the Saturday afternoon fixture that few FPL managers will care about, Brentford’s Thomas Frank recalls Mathias Jensen and Yoane Wissa at the expense of Vitaly Janelt and Mads Roerslev.
Adam Armstrong, Stuart Armstrong, Armando Broja and Ibrahima Diallo replace Oriol Romeu, Che Adams, Shane Long and Nathan Tella for the visitors.
GAMEWEEK 35 LINE-UPS
Brentford XI: Raya, Jensen, Ajer, Jansson, Bech Sorensen, Henry, Wissa, Norgaard, Eriksen, Toney, Mbeumo.
Subs: Lossl, Dasilva, Jeanvier, Fosu-Henry, Baptiste, Janelt, Roerslev, Stevens, Jay Young.
Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Redmond, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, S Armstrong, A Armstrong, Broja.
Subs: McCarthy, Lyanco, Romeu, Long, Adams, Tella, Elyounoussi, Valery, Dibling.
Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Lennon, Barnes, Weghorst.
Subs: Lowton, Hennessey, Stephens, Cornet, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Thomas, Costelloe.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Chambers, Konsa, Mings, Cash, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Digne, Ings, Buendia, Watkins.
Subs: Sanson, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Coutinho, Olsen, Chukwuemeka, Iroegbunam, Feeney.
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Rudiger, Silva, Azpilicueta, Alonso, James, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Werner, Lukaku.
Subs: Kepa, Christensen, Chalobah, Saul, Barkley, Mount, Ziyech, Havertz, Sarr.
Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Sa, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Ait-Nouri, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neto, Jimenez.
Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Marcal, Trincao, Silva, Chiquinho, Toti, Hwang, Cundle.
Crystal Palace XI: Butland, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Ward, Olise, Gallagher, Hughes, Eze, Zaha, Edouard.
Subs: Matthews, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Kouyate, Ayew, Mateta, Schlupp, Benteke.
Watford XI: Foster, Kiko, Samir, Cathcart, Kamara, Sissoko, Cleverley, Kayembe, Sarr, Dennis, King.
Subs: Bachmann, Ngakia, Etebo, Ekong, Masina, Sema, Gosling, Kabasele, Kalu.
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