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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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    How many points can be made up in the last GW? 11 points off my ideal goal

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

      20+

    2. BantasyFootball
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sounds very doable as long as you have a couple of differentials and nail the captaincy

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        4/5 Captain fails suggests I won’t haha

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

      Captain needs to haul and maybe not be Son?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Salah? 🙂

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

          Highly doubt he'll start, cameo if a goal is needed & City score is favourable.

          Chelsea boys look the best bet or Vardy.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah I’ve only got Mount from all that

        2. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Sell him for Son/KdB and try C Mount if your rival doesn't have him...

          What's your team and his?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            It’s for Rank sorry my goal

    4. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I’m trying to make up 30 lol

    5. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Is your goal moving target or not?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        It’s rank so yes a lot will change

        1. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Season before last I didn't attack enough and miscalculated my risk with armband. Thought that the best differential was good enough to own and lost top 10k with 1 pt.

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

      Hoping to make up 225pts

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Haha 🙂 GL!!

  2. Hiiler
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    122 points after Bonus points.Must say FH paid off, although it could have been better a bit if I had gone with Digne and Watkins for example instead of Ings and Mings. 🙂

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

      105 here. Toss up between starting KDB and Barnes and ended up starting KDB unfortunately. Went Mings over Digne too. Can’t complain at all though

    2. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Wow well done. I have 88 and am very happy.

      1. Hiiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Well done yep, but still somehow got few in my mini league with better score then mine for GW37. Hoped to get a first place there for a GW at least once. 🙂

    3. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      82 pts without a FH (just a single hit to get in Digne)

    4. AC Yew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Well done. Got 75 and feeling a bit indifferent

      1. Hiiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Average is 45, so 75 shpuld be good also depenging on your rank. Although I understand also the being indifferent part. If you get 75 and you see others getting 100+ I guess it would make me too indifferent.

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

    how many points can you realistically catch up do you think in the last week - 30 points, or more?

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

      That'd be very impressive. 30 is steep.

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

        I'm 34 ahead in my ml.

        Not confident!

        He has son and kane, I need to pick which I'm getting, and kane would make it 30 pt lead!

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

      Tough but it will "only" take a punt captaincy coming off

    3. andymck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Best I've done is 25, I suppose 30 isn't impossible...

  4. HM2
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Chasing:

    a) Havertz (C)
    b) Barnes (C)
    c) Alonso (C)

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

      Alonso.

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Alonso or Mount.

        1. HM2
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          ML rival has Mount so need to avoid unfortunately. Chasing a 30 point lead…

  5. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Worst decision of the season came right at the end - Weghorst to Ings (c) for a hit 1 minute before the deadline. It led to captaincy change from Richarlison (I'm not 100% why I did it) and Eriksen first on the bench.

    I basically lost 25 points with this and most likely won't even make top 15k, where I was at the start of the gameweek. Unbelievable.

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      It's been such a lottery with so many DGW's. There are always managers who are going to be more set up for a specific game week, that red arrows are almost inevitable.

      Fell from 15k to 50k in 3 GW's. Haven't had this overall rank since GW 14.

    2. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Never leave it to last minute panic. I made stupid error with bench order, but (just) got away without being punished.

  6. lilmessipran
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    For gw 38 which option looks better-

    A Davies
    B Alonso (-4)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B

  7. Pringle
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A. Salah —> Son
    B. Havertz + TAA —> Son + B.Davies (-4)
    C. None of them

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      a)

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      C and Salah will haul

    4. Indpush
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Salah to Son

    5. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      C) Havertz to Mount

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        And Salah to Son -4

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

    FH team average is 87
    BB 67
    TC 86
    No chip 63

  9. JELLYFISH
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    How was Vardy tonight guys? Weighing him up for my FH team but I leaning towards just going Maddison now

  10. HM2
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Are Vardy and Lukaku still viable options? Been out of the loop this evening and not sure if any were injured or subbed due to playing poorly.

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

      Vardy, yes.

      Lukaku hype will calm down now.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy possibly but with Havertz getting a run out less confident about Lukaku

    3. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks guys

  11. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Havertz to Mount seems not so smart now that havertz is fit right?

    Mount better pick but a sub is sideways

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If there are absolutely no other transfers that could improve your team then yes. If not, no.

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

      Sideways, no better upgrade around your team?

      Few great defenders to own in 38!

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

      Yeah pretty sideways imo

  12. Union_Jacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    103 all out - how disappointing

    1. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yep

  13. Feanor
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Salah to Mount (c) a good move?

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

      Depends, Salah could start still

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

      Wait for news surely. Salah v Wolves if fit is a great fixture

  14. Kane Lane
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    This season nuts was ahead my rival by 48pts took minus 16pts had 3 players not play now my rival is ahead by couple points. Should I still go ahead take minus 8 bring in Salah as he still got Salah?

    1. Demba Demba
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      to be fair a -16 hit is madness! I would go without Salah and hope he just gets a cameo, dont want to be another -8 down going into the last game

  15. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    GTG ? No FT
    Dubravka
    Robbo Cancelo Alonso (Schär White )
    Eriksen Son© Maddison Díaz (Saka)
    Richarlison Toney Kane

    1. Demba Demba
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Nice, G2G

    2. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Saka ahead of Richa

  16. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Leeds going down apparently

  17. Eleven Hag
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Guyz appreciate any help here.

    Who would you bench and how would you use my FT?

    Dubravka
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Alonso
    Son (c) Mount Maddison Zaha
    Richa Niketah
    - Ramsdale Ings Coutinho Cash

  18. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is James now too much of a risk to bring in after playing full game?

  19. BantasyFootball
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A) Mount + Maddison (-4)
    B) Mount + Alonso (-4)

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

      A

  20. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Kane, Jota, Nketiah in
    Rica, Zaha, Watkins (-8) out

    Y or N?

    I have 60 pts lead in ML so it should be safe to play a bit in the last gw right?

    1. C0YS
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Go for it

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thx

    2. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Looks fun!

  21. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Help you Pundits! What do I do with this lot? 1 FT 6.6 mib and 25 pts behind ML leader.
    Will Vardy and Mount start? Much appreciate your thoughts.

    Dubravka
    Alonso - Matip - Cancelo
    Saka - Mount - Son - Salah - DH
    Kane - Mateta
    Bench: Pickford - Ings - White - Mykolenko

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

    110 for me this week. Finally into the top 100k. FH for the final week. Not too shabby

  23. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    ML leader team (27pt lead)

    Mendy
    Robbo Zinchenko Alonso Cancelo
    KDB Son Mount Diaz Saka
    Toney

    (Guaita Emerson Pukki Nacho)

    My team

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Cancelo James
    Salah KDB Saka Martinelli
    Watkins Eddie

    (Kasper Cash Gordon Vydra)

    Best move to win my ML
    A. Salah & Watkins to Kane (c) & Jota (-4)
    B. Salah to Mane (c)
    C. Salah to Mane & Watkins to Jesus (-4)
    D. Salah & Vydra to Eriksen & Kaku (-4)
    E. Anything else?

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

      Think I’d go A seems like the highest upside

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks. How about Vardy and a 10.4 midfielder?

  24. putana
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    110 all out. Thank you captain maddison

  25. Rog.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    One of few teams to score worse with my FH team than regular team, kicking myself I didn’t roll. But I’ve just gone top of my mini league for the first time for a long time. All rides in next week:

    Me: Salah, Mount, Richarlison, Jesus, Matip, Alonso + 7

    Him: Son, Zaha, Watkins, Pukki, Robbo, James

    Rest of the team is the same:

    Schemical (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo Laporte
    Maddison Saka Gordon
    Nketieh

    What’s the play?

    A) Safe Salah -> Son (c) Hope the wing backs don’t hurt me
    B) Salah + Jesus -> Kane (c) + Diaz

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

      A

  26. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Weird old week.
    71(-8)
    226k > 239k

    Bad captain (Cash) cost me - but I had VC on Zaha so would have only gained 2 points.
    Vardy & Holgate (and Trossard) in was worth the hit in the end.

    Hope others had a better one!

  27. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Coutinho to Mount seems a no brainer?

    Something makes me want Bowen but Brighton fairly solid

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Even Coutinho to Pogba would be a good transfer

    2. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Cout > Son for me with a hit for TAA > 4.6m or less to fund it.

    3. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Coutinho to Mount + Cash to Sesse (-4) locked in for me

  28. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Hi....what moves would you make here? 40 ahead of rival who has kane, Mount, James and alonso

    Maybe vvd salah and ramsey to son Mount and sessegnon - 8?

    Thanks

    Schmeichel
    Taa vvd cancelo rudiger (schar)
    Salah saka kulu coutinho (Ramsey)
    Jesus pukki (broja)

    1. Demba Demba
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      How about vvd salah and coutiniho to Son, Mount and Alonso? To cover off your rival

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'm a fool....

        I have kdb and not coutinho!!

      2. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes^ decent blocking tactics. However, is he capable to try something very different?

    2. C0YS
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I like it

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Do you ever help input into anyone else's team or simply put yourself first and foremost with your own questions?

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A bit of both

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I've never seen the other tbf

          1. Flynny
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            OK. I do try . Will try harder . I have an obsessive personality that often exhibits itself on here

  29. C0YS
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Hello armchair pundits - who would you prefer to have in your team for GW38?

    A) Bowen
    B) Trossard

    1. Demba Demba
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

  30. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Ings (c) a disappointment on FH but I’m 5.7k and 5 points off top 5k, so in a decent position going into final GW. I’m looking at bringing Son (c) in for Salah with the FT. Would you do anything for a hit here?

    Dubravka
    Cancelo - Trent - Robbo - James
    Salah - Saka - Kulu - KDB (c) - Mount
    Nketiah

    Bench: Foster; White, Broja, 4.5

    1. Demba Demba
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Nice team with Son on id say you're good

    2. Indpush
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No hit needed.