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3pm team news: Mount, Havertz and Coutinho all benched

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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942 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    If you only have 1 Chelsea defender I think that's a good goal?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Especially if he got subbed at ht.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Once it wasn't Alonso, no.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ah yeah.

        The rest of the Chelsea defense ownership is very low. So if you had James you didn't want that to go in.

        James 46.23%
        Alonso 46.04%
        Thiago Silva 2.12%
        Rudiger 6.13%
        Azpi 0.11%
        Mendy 1.5%

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          We know... 😆

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ouch, that low 🙁

        3. Josh.E
            1 month, 23 days ago

            T. Silva bonus points

        4. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No big/real difference imo.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Or James and Alonso...

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        ... if your 1 Chelsea defender is Alonso? What are you on about lol.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I thought Chelsea defense was higher owned...

          Never mind me...

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            You weren't alone...

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Robbo is going to kill us...

      4. Ruinenlust
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No. Most ppl don’t have Chelsea defender, let alone Two

      5. Fish up a tree
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Who is stupid enough to have more than 1

        1. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Andy LTFPL has Alonso and James.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Me

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Tbh, I blame Saul and Alonso knock.

      6. TorresMagic™
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        https://www.livefpl.net/games

        It's terrible unless you own Alonso.

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Get stuffed Wolves, pointless team

      1. Josh.E
          1 month, 23 days ago

          So gutted

      2. PartyTime
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Can’t believe Chelsea just conceded vs “Wolves”

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Why is Wolves in inverted commas? Are you suggesting this isn’t actually Wolverhampton Wanderers?

            1. PartyTime
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Wolverhampton wanderers. They don’t score goals. Expected a clean sheet for Chelsea

            2. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              We are generous, giving goals to players who never score before.

              1. PartyTime
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Lol

            3. Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Finished club

            4. Nemes1s
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Reece James is the ultimate troll ffs

              1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I have Mendy and Rudiger. Absolutely gutted.

            5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Reece James just got a taste* and now he's hungry for more.

              *2 pointers

            6. jason_ni
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Live rank shows my down 80 places lol. Not sure I've even seen such a change after the 3pm games almost done

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                With my one fat point, I dare not look at mine!

                1. jason_ni
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  1 from how many tho is the key!
                  6 from 4 for me.

            7. Shane86
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              James and Silva owner absolutely sickened. Silva was on two bonus as well

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Started Rudiger ahead of Cash … sadistic requirement for Villa to concede now please?

                1. tokara
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  F offf

                  1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Lol … I really want that Villa CS busted now!

            8. Shane86
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Kovacic you absolute clown

            9. wulfrunian
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Hwang the diver.

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                String 'im up!

              2. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Hwang the blessed dj

            10. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Cost me 9 points (as things stood) before that Wolves goal

            11. teneighty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Nice seeing Mata again!

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Is he on?

                1. jason_ni
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Starts

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Cheers. Just seen that.

                    Read it as Mateta at first.

              2. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Lovely guy, and wonderful player. Shame he doesn't really suit modern football.

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Waster, happy to take the wage without playing

                  1. tokara
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    200k a week

                  2. wulfrunian
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Agreed.Good contract and he was happy without playing.

            12. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I think the extra FH and all the doubles should have busted the myth of the double and the perfect 15x2!

            13. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Thank you Wolves

            14. BantasyFootball
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Chances of Watford busting the Palace CS?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                0%

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 13 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                10 men so unlikely.

              3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                0.000000000001%

            15. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Trincao destroying Chelsea here.

            16. Hy liverpool
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Wolves are hungryyyy

            17. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Only a couple of days between Leeds v Chelsea and the FA Cup final.

              Surely a 2nd string side from Chelsea?

              1. jason_ni
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Alonso starts then? Thank the stars

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Not if he's injured.

              2. Hy liverpool
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Leeds need those 3 pts.. So hopefully.

              3. noissimbus
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I predict Mount to start. Not sure if teams are allowed to deliberately field second stringers? Doesn't it affect the game integrity and such?

                • The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  If Spurs lose then they can secure top 4. Probably some rotation and early substitutions rather than 2nd team

              4. fedolefan
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Good job Wolves.

              5. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Azpi off Sarr on

              6. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Rudiger moved into 2 bonus now (if Wolves hadn't scored). That has *killed* me.

              7. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Dear TT,
                Play mount please.
                Tks

              8. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Brighton pretty poor at home.

                Ronaldo and Bruno to show the way?

              9. OptimusBlack
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Burnley Goal coming ?!

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  All Villa

                2. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  No.

              10. wulfrunian
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Trincao...

              11. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Mateta coming on for Zaha for the last few mins

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  He'll be close to his recent score tbf

              12. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Havertz Inc

                SGW for Mount.

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Be lucky if he gets a game midweek

              13. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Just need a Burnley goal and this is perfect ML start

              14. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                TT need to.play mount.
                Top 4 finish at stake

              15. DA Minnion (Former great)
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Havertz on