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Thursday team news: Ings, Coutinho and Mount benched

Double Gameweek 37 comes to a conclusion this evening with three more Premier League matches.

Everton v Crystal Palace gets underway at 19:45 BST, with Chelsea v Leicester City and Aston Villa v Burnley kicking off 15 minutes later.

The match at Stamford Bridge is a bit of a glorified dead rubber but the other two fixtures are of huge importance at the foot of the English top flight, with Burnley and Everton battling to save themselves from the drop.

There is massive interest from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective, too. Of the 25 players with the highest ‘effective ownership’ (EO) figures in the top 10k, 16 have a fixture this evening (see below) – and 13 of them start:

Danny Ings, Philippe Coutinho and Mason Mount are the only three players in ‘green’ above who are among the substitutes this evening.

Coutinho and Ings drop out of the Villa XI, along with the similarly benched Marvelous Nakamba and the injured Ezri Konsa.

Emiliano Buendía, Calum Chambers, Carney Chukwuemeka and Jacob Ramsey are recalled.

Villa are tonight up against relegation-threatened Burnley, who make only one change from the narrow loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

James Tarkowski is back from injury, as Matt Lowton drops to the bench. The Clarets are again starting in a wing-back system, as they did in north London.

Over at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea make two changes from the FA Cup final as N’Golo Kante and Hakim Ziyech come into the side.

Mount is joined among the substitutes by the fit-again Kai Havertz but Mateo Kovacic and Timo Werner are injured and absent.

Kasper Schmeichel returns to the Leicester side this evening, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Amartey and Luke Thomas also starting.

Out go Danny Ward and Harvey Barnes, both of whom are on the bench, and the missing Youri Tielemans and James Justin.

Frank Lampard’s only alteration to the Everton line-up sees Michael Keane come in to replace the suspended Jarrad Branthwaite.

Patrick Vieira continues his end-of-season tinkering with Palace, as the midfield trio of Conor Gallagher, Cheikhou Kouyaté and Luka Milivojevic are replaced by Jeffrey Schlupp, Will Hughes and Jordan Ayew.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 37 LINE-UPS

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Mykolenko, Iwobi, Doucoure, Gomes, Gordon, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Godfrey, Allan, Davies, Van de Beek, Alli, Gray Welch

Crystal Palace XI: Butland, Clyne, Anderson, Guehi, Mitchell, Hughes, Schlupp, Ayew, Eze, Mateta, Zaha

Subs: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Kouyaté, Milivojevic, Édouard, Gallagher, Rak-Sakyi, Benteke


Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne, Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn, Buendia, Watkins, Chukwuemeka.

Subs: Sanson, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Ings, Coutinho, Olsen, Iroegbunam, Feeney.

Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Long, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil, Cornet, Barnes.

Subs: Lowton, Weghorst, Hennessey, Stephens, Lennon, Bardsley, Thomas, Dodgson, Costelloe.


Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso, Ziyech, Pulisic, Lukaku.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Mount, Kenedy, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Sarr.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Fofana, Evans, Mendy, Castagne, Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Thomas, Vardy, Iheanacho.

Subs: Soyuncu, Barnes, Albrighton, Ward, Perez, Choudhury, Ricardo Pereira, Daka, Lookman.


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1,600 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Rich and Ings another one of those huge DGW swings it seems

    1. lonecomander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah I went Ings and C and without rich and C. Had rich at the start of the week on the FH but got my head turned because of Gerard saying Watkins hadn’t trained all week. I honestly thought it made Ings a better choice. Seems like a near 40 point swing. A blow no doubt.

  2. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Last min switch from Richarlison to cout captain, truly mudded

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yep =[

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Same with Ings

  3. Norco
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Yikes, that's last minute switch from Ings(C) to Richarlison (C) is a huge swing

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Oh my Ri(c)ha you King!

    1. Josh.E
        2 months, 29 days ago

        if only I had gone Vardy instead of Ings, I'd be in dreamland

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Get Coutinho on for the winner Stevie

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        he wants to win, no passengers

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Worst GW ever
      Took a -8 to do Pukki to Ings(c) and take it off of Richarlison
      Season over 🙂

    4. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Bertrand Traore is a special player.

    5. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Have exactly the same FH team as my rival except I capped Ings and he capped Rich.

    6. No Need
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Rudiger yc idiot

    7. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      108 pt so far

    8. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Fabio Borges up to #186 OR - goat!

      1. Yozzer
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Obsessed lad

      2. NorCal Villan
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Gimme an F, gimme an A, gimme a B, gimme an I, gimme an O. What’s that spell?

      3. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Richarlison winner with Myko assist would be delightful

      4. faux_C
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        What a week! So much fun when this game goes in your favour!

      5. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        The main man is coming on at Villa Park!

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Lord W?

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Tim Iroegbunam?

      6. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Benteke at the esky

      7. Kaneyonero
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Grab another richa

      8. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Managers moaning about short turnaround constantly, then not using subs is so irritating

      9. No Need
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        With that ankle history Rich was a gamble but fair play cappers

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I was more worried he’d get a RC in the first game

      10. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Weghorst being shoed

      11. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Penalty for Burnley surely

      12. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Poss pen Burnley?

        1. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Waved away

      13. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Richa takes me over ton for 4th time this season!

        Not sure I've ever had so many.

      14. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Roll on next season

      15. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Nice one Digne

        1. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Very lucky to get away with it

      16. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Burnley fairly shafted including that Spurs pen...

      17. No Need
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Same as Spurs pen?

      18. estheblessed
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        What to do here? Salah and VVD out?

        Schmeical
        VVD, Rudiger, Clyne
        Salah, Son, Madison, Saka
        Weghorst, Kane, Mateta

        Pickford, Burn, Holgate, Ramsey

      19. DaniCT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Triple captains Ings Fail

      20. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Coutinho finally on

      21. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Coutinho on for Ramsey.