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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    OMG grealish

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

    Grealish G
    No A

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

      Rodri A

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He's on a roll

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

        My dad bought Rodri in FanTeam.

        Quite an inspired pick. 3 returns in a row and 90 mins every game.

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Please stop Leicester

  4. boc610
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    saints have another 9-0 in them, certain of it

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lemme guess, Maddison assist?

    1. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Albrighton

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Albrighton

  6. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Assist for Barnes?

    1. Hooky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No, a goal

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Albrighton

    3. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Barnes goal

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Yes Harvey!!

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

    Albrighton assist.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Your stream is lagging today.

  9. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Grealish looking like he's finally starting to do what he's needed to do since he joined City, be a bit greedy and just bloody shoot when he has a good chance to do so

    1. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      36 gw too late

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Think they bought him with more than one season in mind

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Even Havertz and Werner might pick up some points in GW38!

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

      Lets not get ridiculous.

  11. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hmm no Leicester players looking a mistake. ML rival has Maddison and Barnes 🙁

  12. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Do something Bruyne!

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This

  13. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Antonio dead

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Miracle he's lasted all season to be honest.

  14. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Antonio standing around arguing with the ref about a challenge for nearly 10 seconds with his back to the ball while play goes on around him

  15. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Where's them KDB goals?

    1. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Use up all the goal quota last week

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Seems like it, the fraud

  16. fplgaruda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Salah injection got canceled yet?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Soon...

  17. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Reckon Taylor will give City a pen in this. I assume Mahrez will be on them?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Y

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Manc ref and just have a feeling.

  18. tokara
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Cmon Ings

  19. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Noble to get the 3rd!

  20. tambourineman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ait Nouri goal

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Phew nearly had him on my bench!

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

        You must be near 200 points already.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          As in I had him on FH then upgraded to Cancelo so don’t own him 🙂

  21. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Nearly brought in Barnes, Welbeck, Bowen, Grealish, Pedro and Pukki on the FH ffs

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

    Plenty of bench points around this GW incase of no shows...

  23. Casualspotted
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Coutinho C went well...

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Still time

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

        Hooked?

    • fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cmon Bowen. Get yourself a hattrick

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ait Nouri - Scout picks hoping for a Jota no show!

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Barnes has actually been a little doozy to own for the last few weeks

    • sunzip14
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      When is my double Villa CS going to get wiped out? Waiting for CS confirmation is probably the worst part of FPL and often it ends up in tears!

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah, remember my double Brighton cleanie get wiped out in the 89th minute on the BB last season. Was truly heartbreaking.

    • fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Where's the party?

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

        Which one?

        1. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Vardy party

      2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Double booked! Don’t know which one to go to

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      AitNouri second on my bench

    • Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Damn Pukki finally scored. RIP all the sellers

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I have been instantly punished by every player
        I've sold including 4.7 gelhardt. Tis just one of those seasons where my timing has been absolutely horrendous