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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. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Hopefully Lampard treats all his team to a load of drinks tonight and can free up Saka and Nketiah's ability to plunder the points. . .

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Geez, I've been top of the page three times this evening. 😮 😆

      1. dansully3
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        That means you've way too much time on your hands!

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I do - I am housebound and bedridden. 🙂

    2. putana
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      i have 3 arsenal players so hoping everton are a little hungover, but it's arsenal so you never know

      1. POTATO
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Ramsdale/Saka/Nketiah - was going to bench at least one. But Big Andy's top of page makes a good point

        1. putana
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          i have the same 3. gonna play them

        2. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ha! 😀

    3. POTATO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looks like my Arsenal assets are back on the menu.

    4. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I am playing martnelli, odegaard & Nketiah and Benching Gordon

  2. HM2
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Chasing 27 points, what do we reckon:

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

    Pickford, Weghorst, Schar, Ramsey

    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)

  3. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    How many Chelsea defenders are leaving ?!

  4. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Do u think Vvd starts v wolves?

    1. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeh

  5. putana
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    knew i would regret the coutinho transfer but would feel dumb if i ignored norwich and then back to back doubles

  6. Viper
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Still no indication on Salah's involvment Sunday? Has he been training or anything?

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I don’t see him starting regardless of whether he trains or not tbh. Most likely scenarios are he’s fully rested for the UCL final or he gets half an hour or so.

      1. Bobby
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        yep, if Klopp is happy to rest his entire first team in the league then he will be more than happy to leave Salah on the bench ahead of a champions league final

  7. Angelic upstart
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Mini league question
    Myself and someone else are equal points and equal transfers going into the final week. In the event we had the same score how do FPL work out a winner?

    I've checked the rules, but there's no obvious answer. Does anyone know?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best team name wins

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I think it goes to a virtual coin toss.

    3. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I guarantee you won't be equal points by the end. What are your differentials?

    4. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Fewest transfers. I won my biggest money league by the same outcome last year! 😀

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Apologies - I didn't read that properly. 🙂

    5. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Team that made the fewest transfers

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If that’s the same you show as finishing level. Happened to me once, we both had 1 next to us in the league table and there was no 2

    6. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Whoever registered “first” is the coin toss

    7. NorCal Villan
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Doesn’t most goals scored in the week factor in to a tiebreak?

        Maybe I hallucinated that 😎

      • Ragabolly
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        lowest id wins

    8. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Which one?

      A) Vardy + Son
      B) Kane + Son -4pts

      1. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A

    9. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Who do u think is going down? Burnley or Leeds?

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sadly Leeds

        1. Zimo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I think it might be Burnley. Newcastle won't be losing. Leeds v Brentford could go either way

      2. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I think Burnley will definitely lose against Newcastle. So its up to Leeds what happens

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Brentford will hammer Leeds, lots of bad feeling between them and I can see them winning 3-0…

          1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Where does the bad feeling stem from?

            1. Baps hunter
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Championship

            2. No Need
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Some issue with Pontus transfer as well

            3. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Leeds players mocked Brentford when they clinched promotion, chanting "Thomas Frank mind the gap". Toney retweeted it a few weeks ago poking fun at them and got a lot of abuse from Leeds supporters. Definitely think Brentford would enjoy relegating them

              1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Cool, cheers

        2. POTATO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Pope (NEW) or Ramsdale (EVE)

      3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wouldn’t surprise me if both of them lose on Sunday, so Leeds probably for me

      4. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Leeds

      5. im1974
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hope it’s the Leeds scumbags

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sorry for posting and not replying (work and all that) but yes, everything what everybody says is correct especially NATEDOG…

    10. putana
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      vardy most likely to start on sunday right?

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Most out of who?

        1. POTATO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I think he means as in over 50% chance he starts. Not sure of the answer as I was thinking of taking a hit to get him in as my lone striker.

    11. lugs
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      no city attack, and the only player i can afford without taking a hit or selling players i don't want to sell is Bernardo, so Coutinho to Bernardo it is then, he actually has a decent record against Villa in the league with 2 goals, 2 assists in 4 games, i don't want to be greedy or anything but hopefully its his turn to score 4 🙂

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        He has looked very sharp recently and you should get a good rank boost of he scores due to low ownership. Good luck!

        1. lugs
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          yeah he just feels like the kind of gw punt in such a massive game that might actually work out, cheers

    12. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best 7.5M mid punt?

      Thinking grealish?

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Barnes

        1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Hmm good shout.

          Zaha to Barnes for -4?

          1. HM2
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            If you’re chasing and captaining him then i’d say yes. If not captaining then no.

            1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I’m second, 19 points behind 1st……

              In my starting 11 I have Zaha and have to play two of Richarlison, Ings or Nketiah……

              Not good!

              1. HM2
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I would risk it. Barnes (C) has a high upside!

              2. SKENG
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I'd rather do Rich > Toney

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Barnes or Bowen

    13. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Get vardy or mount ?

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Mount i think

    14. FFSbet.com
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How is this FH looking,would you change something?

      Drop from 20k to 250k with bad punts now looking to finish in top 200k,leaving Son out and Havertz(C)

      Schmeichel
      TAA - Robertson - Cancelo
      KDB - Diaz - Havertz(C) - Mount - Barnes
      Kane - Nkeitah

      (Sessegnon - Royal - Gelhardt)

    15. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Is this worth a hit?

      Salah/Coutinho to KDB/Diaz

      Dubravka
      James TAA Laporte
      Salah Son Saka Mount Countinho
      Jesus Nketiah

      Schmeichel Mateta KWP Doherty

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If chasing then yes but if not then I would just do Salah > KDB and maybe play Mateta.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers just playing for overall right now.

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Kane ?
        Salah & Jesus >
        Barnes & Kane ?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Decent although Jesus could do well so it's a risk.

    16. upforgrabs
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A) Toney
      or
      B) Nketiah

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        a

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Aaaa

    17. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Just saw tonight's results Richarlson (c) almost outscored the rest of my FH team (38 points out of 83) !

    18. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If you Have
      Son Maddison Diaz Saka
      Who is best Mid player with 8.3 M or Less
      A- Mount
      B- Bowen
      C- mention other one

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Mount vs Watford on the beach imo

    19. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm 20 behind in my mini league. He has KDB and Son I have Kane and Salah.
      Salah to Mane and Captain Kane? Seems pointless getting the same players be has with that deficit right?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If you have the same players the deficit won’t change.

      2. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I can't see Kane overscoring Son with many points. They simply assist each other far too often. Can you downgrade Salah for C Mount + Diaz (-4) or do something like that. You have to go "all in" and put your eggs to one basket now. At least you have a chance then.

        1. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I've already got Mount so I could captain him or Mane rather than Kane.
          Good point.

    20. jay01
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Last week punt.. foden or bernardo?

      Would you get either for Coutinho (-4)? Need a haul from someone

    21. Bobby
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      whose best for next week - maddy or mount?

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Mount for me. Never trusted Maddison (but I do have him now though).

    22. Werner Bros
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How to use the final FT? thinking Raph to either...

      A: Bowen
      B: Maddison

      Then start over
      1: Toney
      2: Nketiah
      3. Matip

      Or is there a better move with the below?

      Schmeichel
      TAA Cancelo Alonso Matip
      Salah Kulu Saka
      Kane Nketiah Toney

      Foster Raphinha Gordon White

      1FT 0.7ITB

    23. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Epic Comeback Update w/ notable GW 38 differentials:

      Rival 1: 2457 (63-4) - TAA, Alonso, Schmeichel, Foden, Nketiah, Mount, Saka
      Me: 2438 (113) - Raya, Matip, Sess, KDB, Madders, Zaha, Vardy
      Rival 2: 2423 (68) - Ramsdale, James, TAA, Laporte, Mount, Salah, Toney, Kane

      Top 3 in ML get paid out - looking to hold off Rival 2 while making a charge for the title

      A) Vardy + Digne > Toney + Robbo (-4)
      B) Madders + Digne > Mount + Sanchez (-4)
      C) Madders + Rich > Mount + Toney (-4)
      D) Madders + Rich + Digne > Erikson + Nketiah + Robbo (-8)

      Was originally going with A, but Vardy getting pulled early makes me think he's more likely to start GW38 over Madders

    24. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Very happy with 101 on FH, but can't help feel it should have been more with double Villa Def!

    25. Mane Mane Mane
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I’m way behind in my ML so I’m wanting to bring in a big differential in Ronaldo, who is best to drop out of Vardy and Lukaku. Will they both start at the weekend?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hard to say really. Go vardy maybe he's in better form at least. Gl

    26. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best option to bring in

      A Mount
      B Barnes

      1. Danstoke82
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A

      2. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I am getting A for -4

    27. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Couutinho to Havertz -4 yes or no?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Will havertz start ?

      2. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        You have Mount already?

    28. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Play Pukki or get H barnes for a hit ? (Would play 352)? Cheers.

    29. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I swear I never get bench points. Rivals getting 5 & 6's off their bench tonight...and proper, proper tight in the leagues, as well.

      1. POTATO
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Big bench week for many others because of Liverpool rotation. But what I lose to others' benches I gain back by their hits.

    30. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best option here folks???……

      A- Kane and Barnes
      Or
      B- Vardy and Mount

      Cheers everyone!!

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'd choose B