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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. Babit1967
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Someone on here talked me out of Maddison in fh team, my own fault in the end. Ended up with Zaha instead 🙁

    1. Els365
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Went Tielemans over harvey barnes when i could afford the move. 13 good points lost, could have been in a great position heading into Sunday

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

        Barnes could start and haul

      • Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Did tell someone on here that Maddison was the much better pick.

      • Hawk Eye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        same here...

      • Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah it was a shocker to be fair when you think about it. Ah well Richarlison captain was a bonus

      • MidTableFantasy
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        "Maddison might not get minutes"... made the same move

      • A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Community barely spoke about Maddison over the week of buildup and I was confused why. Chelsea haven't been that tight defensively of late

        1. Ian & Zen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I wrote a few times that 'Maddison needs just one goal for his best ever season and will be up for it'

          On to Leicester's final game, as Wolves are very unlikely to get anything against Liverpool, a win for Leicester against Southampton and they finish 8th..and it's £2million+ more for the club, than 9th place...the team will be up for it.
          (though I cannot guarantee Vardy will play)

      • FPL Pillars
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        My vice for this GW, 109 points!

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

      Ramsdale
      TAA Matip Alonso Cancelo
      Salah Son Mount Saka
      Jesus Nketiah

      Dubravka KDH Broja Schar

      1. Salah >> KDB
      2. Salah >> Mane
      3. Salah Broja >> Maddison Kane [-4]
      4. Salah Jesus >> Diaz Kane [-4]
      5. Salah Jesus >> KDB Vardy [-4]

      Thanks

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Depends on how much you want a differential.
        I'd wait to hear team news on Salah.
        1 or 2 if you want to get rid, but wouldn't take a hit on that team

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Broadly speaking, how many points off a benchmark position (1k, 10k, 100k, etc.) could you be going into GW38 and think you still have a realistic shot at getting it?

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

        No stats to back this up but I would imagine 20 points is a realistic ‘good’ outperformance vs the average

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

          P.s. FPLOptized is quite neat for this kind of stuff: https://fploptimized.com/scenarios.html

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

            Thx!

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

        Inside 20.

        Captain needs to haul, probably bet against Son who then needs to blank.

      3. SKENG
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        ~20

      4. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        15 I'd say.
        There's enough volatility that it can happen with 20 or more though.
        Any team's expected points (before start of the GW) are probably unlikely to be more than 10 above the average around the rank though.

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

          My expected pts are (RMT-tool used) 65.51 -4, don't think many have much higher. But variance can be huge. Therefore differential C with the one assisting him may do it. Son and Kane cannot be the pair this week though.

          1. Hulk Smash
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            What do you mean about Son and Kane? Because they are too popular to be differentials?

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

              Basically yes. Their ownership is so high, that many of those teams that are "only" 5-10 pts behind try catch up with them. So having them as main differentials is simply not enough.

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

        Well my best rank ever is 204k, so my current rank of 128k is great news! I would love a last week sneak into the top 100k.

    4. Hawk Eye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Penny for you thghouts:
      For a hit:
      A. Kane & Bowen
      B. Vardy & Diaz
      C. Keep Salah & Toney (no hit)

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

        Salah to Mane only

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

          Sure that's an option, cheers

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

      Anyone still have Havertz? He has to stay for Watford right?

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

        Think you should keep him

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

        I do. Surely he starts. Pulisic and Lukaku can't keep going, right?

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

        Yea

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

      It looks like I'll end up with my highest ever total points, but my lowest ever final rank. What a weird season.

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

        Liverpool fullbacks, Cancelo, Salah etc have changed the game points wise.

        Actual points never matter, like aiming for 60 a week, it's all about beating your target average.

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

        800 double gameweeks will do that

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

      Who is a better pick now, Vardy Maddison or Barnes?

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

        Barnes

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

        Vardy

      3. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Maddison

      4. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        or

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

      Need some help with the last spot in my GW38 team, who would you pick?

      A Alonso
      B R James
      C Toney
      D Barnes

      Thanks lads!

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

        D

      2. Hawk Eye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        B

      3. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        B could go mental at home vs Watford.

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

        B

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

        B

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

        C

    9. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      39 points.down to 35k from 16k.One gw before the end.Disaster.

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Green arrow on final GW is all that matters

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

          I hope so.I think i have a good team.My transfer will make a difference.

    10. Old Bull
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Anyone want to be so good as to tinker/perfect my FH team?

      Guaita
      TAA Sess James
      Madders Son Barnes Bowen
      Toney Kane Vardy

      Gunn Matip Rodrigo Jansson. O.6 in the kitty.

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Load up on City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Spurs

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

        Liverpool fan hoping for a miracle?

    11. Athletico Timbo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Omg unreal. What a game Utft

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

        Fair Fuchs!

    12. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Best option?

      A - Salah to Mane
      B - Salah to KDB
      C - Salah to Maddison, Pukki to Kane -4

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

        A

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

        Assuming you have Son, C

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

        I really like C

      4. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks lads. Not much to play for now so leaning towards C as the upside-chasing move.

    13. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      35 points to top 10k surely out of reach right? Tempted by Salah to Mane punt

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Not sure how much of a punt it will end up being. I think many will do it.

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          dang. Thing is I'm on Salah and KDB and no Son, so not sure which to priortise at the moment

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

          It will still be very differential IMO
          Most will be going to Son or KDB

          1. Hulk Smash
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I'd be interested to know how many people already own both. I suppose few will own both plus Salah so maybe you're right.

      2. Josh.E
          2 months, 29 days ago

          feel like salah could punish if he starts with no way of recovery

      3. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Should Kulu be back for next week?

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

          Definitely imo considering it was just illness and he managed to come on as a sub.

      4. Bonus magnet
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Richarlison + Gordon + Jesus -> Havertz + Barnes +

        1. Bonus magnet
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Qsn fail

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

        Probably the biggest decision of my season so I would be grateful for some help please! Chasing 28pts:

        a) Ramsey > Barnes (C)
        b) Schar > Alonso (C)
        c) Zaha > Diaz (C)
        d) Zaha, Weg > Eriksen, Vardy (C)
        e) Laporte, Weg > Alonso, Vardy (C)

        (Richarlison would be the one dropped to the bench)

        ————- Dubravka ——————
        Cancelo - Robbo - Laporte - Rudiger
        - Son - Zaha - KDB - Kulusevski -
        —- Richarlison ——Nketiah—

        Pickford, Weghorst, Schar, Ramsey

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I like A for chasers. Can you afford Maddison instead though?

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

            Thanks! I can but my rival has Maddison unfortunately.

            1. Hulk Smash
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Barnes it is then!

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

          D is the one

        3. SKENG
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          A

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

        Thoughts on this? 12 pts ahead of top 10k so want to play safe.

        Pope
        Trent • Robertson • Cancelo • Laporte
        Salah • Son(C) • Foden • Saka
        Toney • Pukki
        (Foster / Martinelli / White / 4.5)

        If Salah out then I’ll get Mane. If Salah is fit then I’m unsure on what to do.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I think your biggest threat is popular Chelsea assets vs WAT. Can you move to a Mount / James / Alonso?

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

          Surely KDB is safer than Mane? Also I'd play Martinelli over Pukki.

      7. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A) Havertz, Nketiah (-4)

        B) Toney, Coutinho

        which scores more?

      8. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Anyone else tempted by a Sterling captaincy punt? I’ve already won my mini league and I’d like to sneak into the top 100 k

        Seen that he didn’t play last game, any reason why he won’t start ?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Too big a risk in a GW where many popular picks have favourable fixtures and better xMins.

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

        After tonight’s game have a few players on FH38 who might not get full game or go for it?

        Lloris
        James, Cancelo, Alonso
        Mount, Diaz, Bowen, Son, Maddison
        Vardy, Kane,

        3.9, Tsimikas, Gelhadt, Anderson

        .2

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

          I like it may just keep one of Chelsea defenders and not double but rest of team are good

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

            Cheers,

            Pool?

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

        Thinking Ings Zaha to Toney to Mount for -4 ? What do you think? And what move would you make? I m in bank. ML won so playing for fun

        Schmeichel
        James Cancelo Robertson
        KDB Son L Díaz Zaha
        Richarlison Nketiah Ings

        Ramsdale Gordon Mykolenko Cash

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

          Richarlison+Ings->Antonio+Toney for me.

      11. K4pril
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        has been 62p agead in ML and just becouse i ddint capitan Richarlsion now i am 41p ahead...

        My oponent:
        1FT 2.9 mil in bank

        Ramsdale,pickford
        TAA, Cancelo, Cash, Ati Nouri, Tsimikas
        Saka, Gordon, Son, Mount, Countinho
        Kane, Mateta,Richarlison

        My guess is that he will do 2/3 transfer (cash + countinho + ?) for -8 or even more

        My team:
        Schmeichel
        TAA, Cancelo, Laporte, Alonso, Cash
        Son, KDB, Zaha, Countinho, Gordon
        Watkins. Richarlison, Nketiah

        KDB to Mount and Watkins to Kane is a no brainer.
        but since i belive he ake hots i am thinking to do Cash to James and Coutninho to Kulu for -8

        If he dont take hits that reduces my lead to only 33p

        With is beter? ;x

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

        Has there been any news on salah?

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

        Vardy or mount for the last gameweek ?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Mount

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

          M

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

        Currently sitting 88k. Goal is 75k. Who do I captain?

        A) Kane
        B) Son
        C) Mount

        Dubravka
        TAA Robbo Cancelo James
        Son Saka Mount
        Kane Nketiah Rich

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

          B

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

          Son or Kane

      15. squ1rrel
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Anything worth a hit here? Did Hwang -> Kane as FT.

        Ramsdale
        TAA - Alonso - T. Silva - Dier
        Son - KDB - Saka - Zaha
        Kane - Nketiah

        Foster - KDH - Watkins - Digne

        0.2 ITB

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

          Definitely not. What a great transfer!

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

        Are James and Alonso not serious rotation risks for the weekend? Have played an insane amount of mins last few weeks and makes 0 sense to play them in a meaningless fixture when others could be given a chance instead

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

          Yeah, it's a bit of a risk. Alonso should game some game time, as it'll be his last in a Chelsea shirt.

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

          rotated for what?

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

            Player welfare and giving others an opportunity

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

          Yeh can see changes

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

          James more so than Alonso I think, no real reason to preserve Alonso if he's leaving anyway

        5. FFSbet.com
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah sold both on FH

      17. AIRMILES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Fabio Borges' ranked at 220th.

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

          He copied my FH

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

          He just puts in the highest scoring players each week and picks the best one of those as his captain. What's the big deal?

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

        Gameweek 38 inital thoughts

        Dubravka
        TAA Cancelo Laporte Alonso
        Salah Saka Mount Kulu Coutinho
        Richarlison

        Ramsdale White Adams Mateta

        A) Salah to Son - Free
        B) Salah + White to James + Son -4pts (Play -5-4-1)
        C) Salah + Adams to Vardy + Son -4pts (Play 4-4-2 - No Kane though)
        D) Salah + Adams + Coutinho to Kane + Son + 5.5m midfielder -8pts (Play 4-4-2)

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

        KDB had me worried for a second. Back in control of the mini league.
        GW35 - 65 point lead
        GW36 - 14 point lead
        GW37 - 67 point lead