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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. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I might do Rich & Weg to Jésus and Nketiah - thoughts?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Will they both start?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You concerned Nketiah won't?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'll start him but won't be shocked if Lacatalent gets the nod.

    2. FPL_ UP_Down
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      You think Jesus starts ? I’m thinking to do Jesus to Toney !

  2. ToffeePot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Come on villa, do leeds a solid

  3. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I could *really* have dome with Weghorst scoring a few mins ago.

  4. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    3 villa players
    6 appearances
    10 points
    1 FH wasted

    1. FPL_ UP_Down
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeah what a waste !! INGS (c) chasing!
      Massive let down! City will hammer Villa

  5. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Now let's never speak of DGW37 again

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hey Patrick, some of us did very well, so....

  6. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    No idea what to do with my front 3 lol.

    Richarlison Pukki Dennis

    Need to play 1, was happy to start richarlison, but way he limped off, I'm not sure now if I need to use a transfer.
    2.1m itb

    1. noissimbus
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Same front 3. If Rich is injured I'm transferring him for Kane. Getting Kane regardless, just who to swap for him.

    2. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C'mon Ings, I'm on 99

    3. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      5 points in front of my ML! 🙂

      1) Matip -> Robbie (he has Robbie)
      2) Matip -> James (I have Alonso)
      3) Zaha -> Diaz
      4) Zaha -> Maddison
      5) Zaha -> Kulu

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That was a long season of DGWs!

    5. footballfreak
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Richarlison to
      A. Nketiah
      B. Toney

      1. mdm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Keep

      2. sulldaddy
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Prob keep if those are only choices

      3. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

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

      Coutinho has been such a let down.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Got him in for a hit, twice, and captained twice tanked my chances of finishing with a decent rank

    7. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cout over Maddison, just the 23 points down on that one. Not too bad.

    8. GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Feel so embarrassed I captained Ings, oh well still in 1st in my mini league. Something I guess.

    9. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pope & Vardy my only good calls on FH!

    10. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Captaining Ings over Richarlison has been pure pain

    11. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A. Mount
      B. Dias
      C. Foden
      D. Raphinha
      E. Kulusevski
      F. Bowen

      1. mdm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Indpush
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Mount

    12. BantasyFootball
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Absolute fluke assists from Zaha and Holgate gives me a 60 point lead in my ML going into the last GW!
      Red arrows everywhere else though haha

    13. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ri(c)ha captain wasn't the one, happy to own Maddison though!

    14. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Really wanted that Pope 9th save!

      Thank god this gameweek is over!

    15. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Who scores more GW38:

      1. Maddison Jesus Kane
      2. Diaz Nketiah Kane
      3. KDB Nketiah Vardy
      4. Mane Nketiah Vardy
      5. KDB Nketiah Jesus (+4)

      1. mdm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        1 by far

        1. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          1 is my favourite but obvious rotation concerns for Maddison and Jesus

    16. andymck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Heading into the final gameweek and I am four points off the top 1k....this is going to be close

    17. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Over half my gw points from Rich and Maddy.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Pretty much every single one of my players blanked twice except those two. And I didn’t Captain Rich so it was a negative effect.

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

        Richy has over half my points.

    18. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      After Man City v Leeds and Spurs v Arsenal, another disasterclass from Paul Tierney today. Desperately needs a stint in League 2 and to learn how to do his job.

      1. Vinyl78LP
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Must have pals in VAR as Lowton was yellow at best - wilder tackles than that were overlooked at Goodison earlier.

    19. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Everton saved???

      On sunday play: richa or nketiah?

      1. The White Pele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        nketiah

      2. Josh.E
          1 month, 17 days ago

          am playing nketiah, last home game for arsenal

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        105 pts on FH.

        1.7k -> 723. Can hopefully hold onto first top 1k finish!

        1. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Where did you cheked you rank now ?

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            LiveFPL.net

      4. Neto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Looks like a tiny green arrow for me 87 -> 75 despite not having Maddison

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Maddison 3, James 2, Alonso 1
        DCL 3, Mateta 2, Richarlison 1
        McGinn 3, Barnes 2, Pope 1

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          "Maddison 3, James 2, Alonso 1"

          At least I got all those, but Richarlison was real killer of the week 🙁

      6. The White Pele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        best Brentford defender? Henry or Jansson?

      7. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Huge amount of new (FH) teams entering top 10k this week. Competition. How many?

        My guess is 3417

      8. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        So Leeds have to beat Brentford to have any hope of staying up, seen stranger things but they're really going to have to pick up their game to do it.