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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. Tic Tacs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    This was the week to risk a double GW captain and instead of Maddison or Richarlison I went for Salah and viced Kane… bottled it!

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Better that than Ings with Richarlison vice. Grrr

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

      Ing (c) son (vc)
      3 points galore!

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

      C on MO when we knew hes injured pre deadline is a very poor decision

      the Plus is Kane outscored Ings who was backed a fair bit so atleast thats a plus

  2. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    2 players will haunt me this yr:

    1) Alonso- missed by 0.1m before his 19pointer through bad play / laziness in checking re: Fri night rises

    2) Maddison- owned for a total of about 3 points and then didn’t take as differential this week.

    If I’d done both (as I should have), I’d have most likely won a £500 mini league. I didn’t do either…..

  3. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Any news on Schar? >Sessegnon looks like a no brainer if out

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

      That’s my move

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Due a return for sure. That said, if Schar starts that is a big chance for a CS

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

    Would you play Richarlison or Elanga this week?
    One in form but now nothing to play for, higher ownership, maybe due a rest
    The other not really in form but a team playing for a Europa spot, low ownership

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

      Rich

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

      Rich, playing for transfer

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

      Elanga I think. Don't see Everton scoring.

    4. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Rich looks obvious given form and Arsenals terrible defense. If he starts though.

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

    This could be my team but which 2 players to add to bench?
    Sessegnon Nketiah?
    Not thrilled about that. But decent bench cover for any no shows. What would you do?

    Schmeichel
    James Cancelo Robertson Sessegnon*
    KDB Son L Díaz Mount Barnes
    Toney Richarlison Nketiah*

    Ramsdale Mykolenko

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yep those two with Sessegnon first on bench.

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

    Can I please get your thoughts on what to do with this team? First in my ML, 2nd place 15 pts behind.
    Got 2 FTs and 0.3M ITB.
    Rival's main differentials: Kane (probably C), Mount, Sterling.

    Schmeichel
    TAA Cancelo James Silva
    Salah* Havertz Son(c) Kulusevski Saka
    Richarlison

    Steele Broja Gelhardt* Doherty*

    A) Salah & Havertz > KDB & Mount (block his Mount)
    B) Salah & Richarlison > KDB & Jesus
    C) Salah & Richarlison > Sterling & Vardy (block his Sterling)
    D) Salah, Richarlison & Doherty > Diaz, Kane & 4.9M def -4 PTS (block Kane, need to sell Doherty - 3rd Spurs slot)
    E) smth else??

    Currently between A and B. For xPoints, I think B is the best, however strongly considering A just to block his Mount.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I like D.

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

        Ok but what about my transfers?

        😀 Thanks mate!

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I like the players coming in and will have an extra playing sub or bench Silva.

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

            Yes that's a good point, especially since I feel James could be rested. Would you go Kane (c) in that case?

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              To block rival and win ML - yes.

  7. Buck The Trent
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    OR 10.5K, 20 pts ahead in ML

    Would you do Kulu to Maddison for -4? ( to cover rival)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I think Maddi has the higher ceiling.

      1. Buck The Trent
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Similar thought and I can cover rival

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Own Madders but considering Kulu > Barnes

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

      No

  8. Viper
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A. Pukki

    B. Vardy (-4)

    Straight up choice, who do you think scores more?

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

      vardy for sure

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy surely

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

      I would get Vardy

    4. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      V

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

    think i will be taking a -8
    cash + digne +coutinho -> alonso + sess +mount

    ramsdale
    trent cancelo alonso sess
    mount son saka maddison
    nketiah kane

    Thoughts? bench is richarlison gordon jonny

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Could work (and I like those moves!) but be prepared for it to not! -8 for 1 GW require a lot of luck no matter how much sense it might make on paper

  10. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Final game week fever hitting. Which one?

    a) Cout & TAA to Son & Chalobah -4
    b) Salah & Cout to Son & Diaz -4
    c) Salah, Cout & Cash to Son, Diaz & James.
    d) Salah to Son

    current team

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
    Salah Kulu Saka Cout Gordon
    Kane
    Bench: Sanchez Cash Gelhardt Broja

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      * c is a -8

    2. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I’d wait on Salah news tbh

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

      B

  11. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Who are people capping atm?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Son

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Same atm

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

      Toney, have 225pt deficit to make up.

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

        Kane.

  12. Traction Engine Foot
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Which combo looks best?

    A Kane and Maddison
    B Vardy and Diaz

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

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

      A

  13. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 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. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

      1. Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A

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

      Cheers

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

    @Chels_HQ
    Tuchel also has hinted at making changes against Watford, giving minutes to players who haven’t featured much lately.

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Just what we needed

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Tammy Abraham up front

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

          Is he still there?!!

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

        Hoping 'haven’t featured much lately' means didn't play tonight rather than Kenedy, Sarr and Saul!

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

      Hello Trevoh

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

      Kepa starts for sure then

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Could be. His last game.

  15. jay01
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Play Coutinho or Martinelli?

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      2,2,2,2,3,3,1,2,2,1

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Couthinho is done

        1. jay01
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Incoming 10 pointer and you know it lol

          1. Royal5
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            That's the game alright 🙂

    2. Viper
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      With the partying Everton are doing, I'd prefer Martinelli 🙂

      1. jay01
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Ahah the party tax vs the show up to win liverpool the title tax

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

        do you think he starts or ESR ?

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Esr was shocking last weekend

  16. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    What to do with this horror show?

    Schmeichel, Foster
    Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Cancelo, Laporte, Alonso
    Salah, De Bruyne, Saka, Mount, Dewsbury-Hall
    Richarlison, Pukki, Nketiah

    1 free transfer and 0.2 in the bank.

    Thank you!

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

      Salah to Son + either
      A) Richa to Vardy
      B) KDH to Maddison/Barnes

      1. Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A

  17. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Laporte -> James for - 4?

    Yes or No?

    Thank you!

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

      dont think so

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

      I wouldn't. Laporte is capable to score and James might even be benched. You must have something better to do.

  18. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Laporte Or zinchenko to pair up with cancelo?

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

      Laporte, more nailed

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

    barnes or mount. Have maddison

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Mount. Think Chels going to go nuts myself

  20. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Who else scored 100 points?

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

      102 here, mainly Richarlison(C) and Maddisson

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

      Your team isn't linked. What is your OR and did you get those points with chip?

  21. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Salah (inj news dependent) + Pukki -->

    A) Madison & Lukaku
    B) Eriksen & Kane
    C) Son & Toney

    (-4)

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

      B

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

      C, but it's like 40-30-30...

    3. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      As Son looks likely to be the highest capped played it really comes down to if you want to take chances or play safe imo

      1. Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks all. Can’t win mini league and currently 70k so might as well have a punt

  22. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Do we think Harvertz starts on Sunday?

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

      Yesh

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

    Help! What do I do with this lot? 1 FT 6.6 mib and 25 pts behind ML leader.

    Are Vardy and Mount likely to start? Much appreciate your thoughts.

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

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

      Salah to Mount and DH to Diaz?

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

        Sorry, you have money and Mount...
        Ings to Vardy, DH to Maddison/Barnes?

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Good chance of Vardy not starting mate. Unfortunately.

  24. asr
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Bench 1

    A) Son
    B) Mount
    C) Maddison
    D) Kulu
    E) Saka
    F) Kane
    G) Vardy
    H) Nketiah

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

      H or D/E

  25. lugs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    good to see Viera still has that fire in his belly lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Lhg1NWv_g

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Dublin vs Savage though

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

    Ramsdale (Dubravka)
    TAA Alonso James Cancelo (White)
    Salah KDB Saka Kulusevski Raphinha
    Richarlison (Broja Gelhardt)
    Just Salah to Son and GTG? 16 point lead in important minileague, he might captain Kane but similar teams in general.

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yup. Solid team

    2. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      all set - def play safe

  27. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Obviously dependant on injury update, but if Salah is out what do we think if these moves.

    Salah & Coutinho --> Son & Jota or Diaz (-4)

    Pope
    Taa Robbo Cancelo James
    Son (c) Mount Saka Gordon Diaz/Jota
    Kane
    Foster Mateta Broja Johnson

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I’d prob go Son and Maddy maybe?

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

        How about City mids?

        Or for exact money I could do Salah/Johnson -> Son/Alonso?

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Almost 100+ back to back gws. Successful captains and chips used at the end of season feels great! Just one more week to keep in the top 50k 🙂

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      *clap*

      Nice work!

  29. jay01
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Ml rival to captain Son. He is 15 points ahead. Is it worth for me to captain Kane instead?

    I have both, he only has Son

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

      Captain Son imo, differential with Kane is enough.