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2pm team news: Schmeichel, Foden and Sa benched as Watkins and Laporte start

Five more Premier League matches follow the lunchtime kick-off between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace, Leeds United v Brighton and Hove Albion, Watford v Leicester City, West Ham United v Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City all kick off at 2pm BST.

There are three ‘Double Gameweek’ sides in action, two of whom meet at Villa Park.

The big team news from that fixture is that Ollie Watkins is passed fit to start, and he’ll take his place in an unchanged Aston Villa XI for the visit of Crystal Palace.

Jacob Ramsey makes the bench after recovering from a groin problem.

Patrick Vieira is proving to be one of the trickier managers to second-guess in the run-in and the tinkering continues again this afternoon, with the Palace boss making four changes.

Tyrick Mitchell, Luka Milivojevic, Cheikhou Kouyate and Jean-Philippe Mateta are recalled, with Joel Ward, Will Hughes and Odsonne Edouard benched and Michael Olise absent.

Marc Guehi is fit to start but Vicente Guaita is only among the substitutes.

The other side who ‘double’ in Gameweek 37 to be in action this afternoon are Leicester, who have made three changes from midweek.

Two of them are predictable, as Daniel Amartey and Ademola Lookman are replaced by Wesley Fofana and Nampalys Mendy.

The other alteration comes as more of a shock, with Kasper Schmeichel replaced by Danny Ward between the posts.

Injury-hit opponents Watford are unchanged.

Manchester City have been boosted by the swift return from injury of Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho, who limped off on Wednesday but who are passed fit to start at centre-half today.

Pep Guardiola has made changes, however: Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish are in for Ilkay Gundogan, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.

Tomas Soucek replaces Said Benrahma in David Moyes’ only tweak, with Mark Noble on the bench for his final appearance at the London Stadium.

In-form Brighton are unchanged at Elland Road, where hosts Leeds start Mateusz Klich, Junior Firpo and Joe Gelhardt at the expense of Pascal Struijk, Lewis Bate and the suspended Daniel James.

It’s three changes apiece at Molineux.

The hosts give starts to John Ruddy, Toti and Hwang Hee-chan at the expense of Jose Sa, Leander Dendoncker and Chiquinho.

Kieran Dowell, Ben Gibson and Mathias Normann are recalled by relegated Norwich as Milot Rashica, Tony Springett and Lukas Rupp make way.

GAMEWEEK 37 LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Luiz, Nakamba, McGinn, Coutinho, Watkins, Ings.

Subs: Olsen, Chambers, A. Young, Iroegbunam, Sanson, J. Ramsey, Buendia, Chukwuemeka, Traore.

Crystal Palace XI: Butland, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Eze, Mateta, Zaha.

Subs: Schlupp, Guaita, Ward, Hughes, Benteke, Kelly, Édouard, Ayew, Rak-Sakyi.


Leeds United XI: Meslier, Firpo, Koch, Cooper, Raphinha, Llorente, Rodrigo, Harrison, Phillips, Gelhardt, Klich.

Subs: Gray, Klaesson, Shackleton, Cresswell, Bate, Greenwood, Kenneh, Hjelde, Struijk.

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

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


Watford XI: Foster, Ngakia, Kabasele, Samir, Masina, Sissoko, Kayembe, Gosling, Sema, Pedro, Kalu.

Subs: Bachmann, Etebo, Ekong, Kamara, Cathcart, Sierralta, Baah, Morris, Cukur.

Leicester City XI: Ward, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne, Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Mendy, Vardy, Barnes.

Subs: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Daka, Thomas, Lookman.


West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen, Antonio.

Subs: Areola, Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Noble, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Král, Echezolachuku Oko-Flex.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish.

Subs: Steffen, Ake, Sterling, Gündogan, Foden, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer, Lavia.


Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Ruddy, Jonny, Coady, Boly, Toti, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Moutinho, Hwang, Neto, Jimenez.

Subs: Fábio Silva, Chiquinho, Marçal, Trincão, José Sá, Hoever, Podence, Dendoncker

Norwich City XI: Gunn, Giannoulis, Hanley, Byram, Gibson, Aarons, Gilmour, Dowell, Lees-Melou, Normann, Pukki.

Subs: Williams, Rowe, Tzolis, Rashica, Tomkinson, Krul, Springett, Sørensen, Rupp

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1,003 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Errrrm own
    Castanga
    Barnes
    Vardy

    Not a tremendous start

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Might get an OG yet.

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I know! Yeeeha!

        Yellows will be coming soon!

      2. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Vardyyyyyyy

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How about now? 🙂

  2. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Just like to thank Son again for ruining my entire season..thanks

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1 match does not maketh a season

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Maddison gets a Tielephone call

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Once it's not from VAR.

    2. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Christ.

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Good start for FHers so far

    1. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kane & madders points, not going to complain! Vary goal is the FH dream

  5. Mozumbus
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bunch of thanks to folks here who pushed me for Diaz > Maddison which also enabled me to upgrade to Mykolenko

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardy g

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardy starting early

    • asr
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardy G!

    • No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kdb must be the most point threatening fpl asset to watch ever

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wellbeck scores against Leeds

      Leicester score another...Vardy

    • Kodap
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Damn, had Maddison & Vardy in until the last minute

    • OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardyyyyyyyyy

    • No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Brighton g

    • sunzip14
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardy and Madders on FH going well.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yesssss Vardy

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nice job, Vardy & Maddison!!

    • PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Did someone say Party(C) Time!!! 😆

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Party !!!!

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardy is so so good still

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maddison assist.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tooooooop

    • OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      And ppl keep saying he is old he is useless

    • Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Assist?

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Watford are a joke

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wow Maddison assist as well. Should have capped 🙁

      1. Zim0
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I capped Ings and put VC on Maddison. 🙁

    • User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      GW37 free hitters in dreamland. Just have to hope City have goals in them today to counter it.

    • asr
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Madders A for the Vardy G

      FH dreamland

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      west ham goal

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bowen

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      BOWEN

    • Zladan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Madders G & A already.

      160 minutes of football to go.

    • Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Partyyyyy

    • BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Love old man Vardy! xx