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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. No Need
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Rudi Cash Cancelo played Bavies Matip benched nice one idiot

  2. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    17 points off main rival.

    Please Countinho, make it interesting for Sunday!

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      17 pts is doable, but Coutinho goal would be nice...

  3. Feanor
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Not captaining Rich was a poor decision.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      Capped Vardy instead, so not too big a difference.

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      CApped Ings

      Pain

    3. GoonerGirl
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Yep had C on Ings but changed to Ings as thought he was in better from. Oh well.

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Captain on Richarlison*

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Wow Mings, Weggy so close.

  5. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Weg donkey

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    FT

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      Looks like Rich nicks a bonus

  7. No Need
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    What defending villa

  8. Fabreghastly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Mings God like

  9. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Mykolenko DGW hero

  10. Feanor
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Ugly scenes at Everton as in most of the people running on the pitch after full time are hideous.

  11. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Holy Mings

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    A. Mount
    B. Diaz
    C. Raphinha
    D. Foden
    E. Kulusevski

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Not now

      1. Indpush
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Hahaha

  13. No Need
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Rich flares in both hands

    1. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      Everton ultra !

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      -BPS?

  14. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    As a neutral that was fun to watch!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      Lively stuff

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Myko covers Cancelo & Laporte 😎

  16. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Got to be honest

    Got a bit sticky for the Toffees for long parts of the back end of the season.

    Scenes as they say,

    They survived to breathe another day.

    With a £500 million squad.

    Madness

  17. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Come on Ings, a goal from you will be huge

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Ings just dodging points now...

  19. ToffeePot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    Spirit of the Blues Baaaaaaby

  20. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 hours ago

    What to do with Jesus?

    Is he worth keeping for gw38?

    No idea if he starts.

    Thanks

    1. COLLIN QUANER
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 hours ago

      Sell for Broja

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Worth keeping?! I'm looking to bring him in! Lol.

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Pope denies Cash G, Digne A.

    Tears.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      of joy

    2. Reinhold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Ok, so THAT really decides my ML

    3. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Ouch 🙁

  22. Fabreghastly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Oh Cash!

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Lowton Red

  24. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Lowton Red

  25. ToffeePot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Ooooo
    Almost cash g digne a

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      DAMN

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Damn 🙁

  26. sulldaddy
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    5 mins sub to Red Card for Lowton...nice

  27. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Why so many replays from var? ... clear red

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Nah,

      He played the ball on the ground.

      Yellow fine

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    It's never boring for Lowton in a DGW!

  29. AIRMILES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    I've been 3rd in my work mini-league since about October. Came into this week within 14 points of the top two. 110 point GW and now I'm 45 in the lead with a FH in GW 38 to go. It's been a frustrating season, but FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY...

    1. Josh.E
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        he who laughs last and all, similar situation was about 50 behind two weeks ago but KDB and Maddison have been gold

      • ZimZalabim
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        well done

      • Indpush
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Congratulations

        Was down 123 pts in week 29 to my ML leader and won every week since. Just caught up this week like you and am ahead about 35 points. BB38 to go. He has no chips.

        Happy days.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Sorry to spoil the party lads.

      You’ll have to put up with EVERTON next season!
      Get in there!

      1. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Haha too right!

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        You made the difference.

        How was it at Goodison Park tonight?

      3. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Happy for you lad