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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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1,600 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Free Hat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Good : have Mateta and Maddison
    Bad : cpt Coutinho ( i know...)

  2. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Maddison you legend! Surely he Will start on Sunday as well

  3. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Cash zero threat that ive seen ths dgw so far

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Villa on 81% possession and Burnley 0 shots so at least it's looking like a nailed on CS

  4. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WTF is with the Peacock stream of Chelsea-Leicester in the U.S.?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      died for me too.
      had to flip to villa burnley...woof

  5. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    It's very annoying when a 50-50 call ends up being a 20-30 point swing. Seems to happen a lot this season. Madison 2nd on my bench really hurts this week!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Benching Maddison for who was a 50-50 call?

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Zaha, Mklyenko, Ings... Hindsight is a great thing. Didn't see Madison, who has been carrying an injury, starting 3 games in a week at the end of the season when Leicester have basically nothing to play for. Thought he'd get 90mins across the 2 games

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Result staying like this keeps the pressure on Chelsea to play full strength in 38 to finish 3rd 😉

    1. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Does it matter if they come 4th

      1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes play 2 games extra

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          how ?

        2. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not anymore, all 4 go straight in

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mount plays I think. Rest. All iffy.

  7. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My last moves on FH:

    https://ibb.co/mR8Mvxj

    Can anyone beat that?

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

      Oh dear! I took out Sterling and Kane on FH last week

  8. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Two of my cleanies gone within moments of one another :rolleyes:

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      🙄 *

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I lost 3

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Without Zaha involvement...

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ouch... I actually didn't 🙁

  9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Was trying to cover up a 30 points lead in my ML. Picked Coutinho over Maddison. Chance gone.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Many missed out on Madds.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Never lost my ML. In 8 years. This one definitely hurts.

  10. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I dont care about fpl anymore. FH this week omitted madison, watkins etc for coutinho ings(c). Complete uselesss FH. IT is what it is. Will probably finish 35 k overall.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Likewise my friend. Likewise. ML good as lost too at the same time. But it is what it is.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Similar OR too.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Whish I did C myself, but I am fine with Rich.

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ouch. Anyone but A, please!!

    3. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      When everyone tells you to captain Son next GW I'll assume you won't as you're such an edgelord

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What?

        1. Steve McCroskey
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Son was the popular choice because he was a reasonable option this GW. Not much more to it.

    4. Free Hat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bad outcome doesnt mean awful advice.
      Nothing wrong with Son cpt at home vs burnley.

    5. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The advice is good, they went with more probable points. This is a game of probability.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Both Maddison and Richarlison had 2 games which was more probable i guess.

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who did you captain?

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Digne spamming crosses, Cash deeper.

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lovely to hear as a Cash owner

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Can't agree more...

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne on 2 bonus too, Cash some way away

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Beautiful

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Will make the goal conceded and YC all the sweeter.

      3. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 12 days ago

          They’ve played 20 minutes

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It’s very nerdy. But from my statistical deviation mindset. I’d love to see an article (s) which takes the overall winning team and tracks from GW1 and shows decisions for each week and how many others made those decisions.

      It’s monkeys and typewriters type of thing where with 10,000s who started with similar team are slowly whittled down to the perfect winning path

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ask @Ragabolly at livefpl to give some data to do that?

      2. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        There will be something for sure from Live fpl branch of the team feature, but not sure all that entered make the good enough, big enough sample. Probably just key moments for content creators' teams. Mark had the branch(es) of the team, whish to hear about it.

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You could have 2 screens and look at their

        2 nil Palace

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Gw rank and scores.

          Not sure if transfers in is saved each week?

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The problem is that there are many ways to Rome...

      5. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I have a theory that it's monkeys with typewriters but with a nuance.

        (1) Monkeys that Care vs Don't Care about winning in FPL
        (2) Monkeys that are 10 years old vs 30 years old
        (3) Monkeys that are Under and Over 100 IQ
        (4) Monkeys that are over 100 IQ but also over 150 IQ
        (5) Monkeys that are never Quit personalities
        (6) Monkeys that are natural contrarians
        (7) Monkeys that Care vs Really Care
        (8) Monkeys with Rage vs Cold Blood

        If you can tick the mark on enough favorable traits, your typical annual score is probably 2500 vs 1900. Then you have random weekly factors that affect us all. The most gooey factor is "caring". To me, that's spending time with the statistics, betting odds, and player ratings.

        But really caring, is a "Problem Solving Approach" where you grade your trades and captain choices and use data to drive yourself to better results.

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's lively at Goodison Park.

      Going to become street football rather than beach football!

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sub Richarlison before his red!

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tbf Gordon didn't dive that time.

      Chopped by Ayew.

    6. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Palace goal.

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Another 2 points lost

    7. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ayew get in!!! 0-2 lol

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He shouldn’t be on the pitch to be fair but poor defending.

    8. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ayew goal, Zaha assist, I hope.

    9. Pringle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How likely is it that Havertz starts next match?

    10. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Oh my Everton.

    11. asr
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Maybe Zaha A, not clear

      1. asr
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Should be given imo

    12. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Zaha assist I hope

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Benched Maddison for him, cos I have Vardy was my thinking 😆

    13. GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why did I captain Ings? It was a punt really but I would have had Watkins if they hadn't said he was injured. Oh well at least Maddison has got a goal against Chelsum.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm just glad I didn't TC him as I had planned to do originally. Captained Vardy instead. Whew.

        1. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Phew!

        2. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Did you TC Vardy?

    14. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Zaha assist

    15. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nah, the PGMOL want Everton relegated, Ayew should be off

      1. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        They aren't even trying to hide it anymore

    16. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      ZAHA assist

    17. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Zaha assist?

    18. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Zaha assist given!

    19. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Remember seeing lots of hits being taken to bring in Pickford

    20. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ayew should be out min before goal 😀