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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. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Evening all!!! Any advice on my team warmly welcomed!!! 0.2 in the kitty!!! Team is as follows…….

    Schmeichel
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte T.Silva
    Salah Son Saka Maddison
    Nketiah
    Subs- Pickford Pukki Gordon Dennis

    Cheers everyone!!!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers mate, would need to downgrade Salah and 6.7 mid max, Kulu or Barnes??

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Salah > KDB

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers mate!!! Him or Mané were my initial thoughts If I just mate the Salah to someone move

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wait on Salah news I guess

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Definitely mate!! If he’s fit and starts T.Silva or Laporte to Alonso will be the move

    4. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Solid team. I'd consider taking out a premium defender to go for a mid-price mid such as Mount. But I do like the team as is. Who's not to say the likes of Thiago or Laporte can snatch a goal and haul

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate!! Not considered that option so thankyou for pointing it out, yeah they certainly could!! Feel like T.Siva owes me an attacking return after keeping him all this time!! Haha

  2. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Better punt?

    A) Harvey Barnes vs Southampton (nailed after tonight rest)

    B) Toney vs Leeds

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      a

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    3. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Both

  3. HM2
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Most likely to start GW38:

    a) Weghorst
    b) Richarlison

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Both a big risk tbh but B

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I own both and think I'll be getting rid. Damn you Mings for preventing Weggy leaving present!!!

      Think Burnley continue to go with Cornet and Barnes again, tbh.

    3. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      thanks guys

    4. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  4. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bottomed. 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. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nope, looks a very solid team for GW38

  5. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    One point behind going into GW38 in my biggest M.L. ((£850 1st place & £450 2nd place) Yikes!!!

    1. Indpush
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Good luck!

    2. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Noice noice.
      What’s the final transfer move?

    3. Lenred
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wowsers. Serious dollar. Good luck! And let us know your move(s)!

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    GW38.

    Buy Spurs players, if you can't, buy Chelsea players, if you can't, buy Leicester players!

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Reckon Maddy starts after playing 90 today??

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yep.

    2. SKENG
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      And here I am buying KDB and Jesus

  7. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Vardy or Kane for last game week? Regretted going without Leicester attack this week!

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Has to be Kane. Unfortunately i can’t get him as trying to close a mammoth gap on my rival who owns him.

      1. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Will need to sell Salah either way. Maybe I can play around a bit and bring in both!

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane

  8. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Jota likely to start?

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      50/50 imo

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ugh thanks

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Salah Mane Diaz front 3. No way he starts imo

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Forgot Salah was injured nevermind

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No unless salah out

    4. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A very real possibility is:

      Diaz - Firmino - Mane

  9. tricpic
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Chances of Havertz starting Sunday?

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      60-80%

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Must be good

  10. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Go for:

    A) Jota for (-4) - only Robbo from Liv in my team

    B) Mount - no other Che player

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jota?!! Wait for Salah news! Can you not afford Diaz?

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B as will start

  11. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Werner to Jesus just moving sh*t to sh*t or worth the risk? Pukki/Nketiah/8.6

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not really with Werner still out injured.

  12. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    FH thoughts? Cheers in advance

    Pope

    Robbo, Trent, Cancelo, Sess

    Mount, KDB, Son, Eriksen, Saka

    Kane

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Great one

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        cheers

  13. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Assume if Chabolah & amartey played tonight, both benched on Sunday?

  14. Bonus magnet
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Chasing 15 points, any advice welcome

    Lloris
    Laporte Alonso mykolenko
    KdB(c) Son Maddison Gordon
    Richarlison Jesus Iheanacho

    Krul Cash Tsimi Buendia

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Chasing a ML or rank position? If it’s the latter then a differential or differential captain could do it but if it’s the former then being differential from your rival is key.

  15. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Play Sa (liv) over foster (che) right?

    1. Els365
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Same dilemma. Watford are rubbish so will likely go Sa and hope for save points

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yeh agree can see maybe Liverpool winning 3-0 but hopefully 6 saves

    2. Demba Demba
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      28 points ahead in ML, Main threat is rival has Mount & Robertson. does Count to Mount and Trent to Robertson for a -4 make sense?

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Getting Mount makes absolutely no sense. Especially for a hit.

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          hmmm, I think he's a great shout this weekend

          1. HM2
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I misread it and thought he said he was chasing 28 points. Ignore me haha

      2. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If he's going to captain Mount, then you could do worse than that transfer. I'd take Coutinho out, definitely. It's tough losing TAA though

      3. HM2
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorry ignore me. I thought you meant behind.

      4. Demba Demba
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah to fund Mount id need to lose trent also

    3. GoneFishing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Some help please:

      Leading my ML with 50 points:

      Number 2 has Salah and Son

      Should I get Son instead of

      A- Salah
      B- KDB

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

    4. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Salah + Pukki > Kane + Madd/Diaz

      Worth a -4

      A. Yes
      B. No

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A if salah injury doubt

    5. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have exact money for:
      - Mahrez and Richarlison out
      - Havertz and Jesus in

      What do you think?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No

        Don't

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can see that move backfiring tbh - switching a City attacker for a City attacker is tricky

    6. EL tridente
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Richarlison and Salah to Diaz and Kane for a hit?

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes of doubts over salah

      2. im1974
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Easy yes

    7. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      ML leader got Son Mount Diaz so need to find differentials. Salah (if unfit) and Watkins out for

      A. Kane & Jota/Pulisic
      B. Vardy & 10.4 (who?)
      C. Mane & Jesus

    8. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      35 points off top 10k

      Surely not possible right?

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Slim

      2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Differential captain is a must

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Very slim, but C Mount with Werner or Lukaku scoring hattie...

      4. Indpush
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Slim chance

    9. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is Salah > Son madness?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'd say it'd be madness not to do it!

      2. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No...salah is injured it seems. Unless klopp says otherwise

      3. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If you're not chasing and playing it safe

    10. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Only 2 cleansheets over the entire dgw but at this stage of the season this is to be expected.

      My advice don't bother wasting your FT on a defender, there will be goals galore in GW38, get yourself the right attacker or two

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Alonso and James any good?

    11. abaalan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Schmeichel not going to play in 38 then? (based on previous comments from Lei manager)

      Currently on weghorst as solo fwd. Worth switching to nketiah, Antonio or Toney as punts? (Likely part of a hit with havertz)

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I think he plays

      2. KeanosMagic
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Pretty sure the quotes said he would play the last game

        • Demba Demba
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Think I read today Rodgers said he'd play the last 2 games

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Breaking news!!!
        Team reveal 😉

        Dubravka / Pickford
        TAA, James, Alonso, Cancelo / Cash
        C Son, Kdb, Maddison, Zaha, Coutinho
        Kane / Gelhardt, Greenwood

        I am planning to sell Avl C&C for Mount and Sessegnon who will be my first sub.

      4. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Was 1 point behind my ML leader going into this GW. Now 50+ behind!

        What a horrible end to the season

        1. Indpush
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Agreed. Must be really deflating.

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Bit of a kick in the balls. Extra incentive to spend less time on this game next season. I’ve taken it all a little too seriously this year and it’s got me nowhere 🙂

            1. Indpush
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Sure would be. Good plan for you then. You need to do what's best for you.

      5. KeanosMagic
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Punt team with a -8.

          Schmeichel
          TAA James Matip Davies
          KDB Sterling (c) Foden Son
          Kane Nketiah

          Have to go different in an attempt to claw back ground

          1. Lenred
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Like the Sterling captain.

        • WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          FH disaster and my ML rival with no chip beat me. 7 pts behind before gw38.

          Our defences are similar. Here are our front 6

          Him: Son, Coutinho, Kulu, Havertz, Richarlison, Lacazette

          Me post FH: Salah, Mount, Son, Ramsey Pukki, Jesus

          Willing to take a hit.
          Salah + Pukki > Maddison + Kane (bench Ramsey)
          or something else?

          Cheers guys!

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Is Maddison certain starter? I don't totally trust Kane and Maddison, even though I have both.

        • OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Which is better ?
          A- Salah & Cucho >
          Eriksen & Kane Play Richa
          (Bench Saka )

          A- Salah & Richa >
          Mount & Kane also Play Saka

          Sure B is better ?

          1. Demba Demba
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Thxxx