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

    Big mistakes to go Everton def

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Phew Zaha, was getting worried!

    1. GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha assist, nice.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      So was I...

  3. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Getting rid of dross like Mateta for Ings (C) and bringing in double Everton defence seemed like such a good idea at the time. Thank god for Maddison

    1. Feanor
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I got Diaz instead of Maddison.

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Will Everton be playing Millwall or Stoke as 1st game of their next season?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Wigan away.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Leeds

      1. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah hopefully Leeds in the prem! I don’t see us getting anything at Brentford unless Pontus scores an OG for us but surely you’d prefer Burnley to go down?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Obviously, hence my post suggesting Leeds and Everton will still be in the Prem. 😉

          1. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Love ❤️ ya rover

    3. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hopefully Millwall, my local club. I live a few miles from the Den. The atmosphere during their FA Cup visit was great. I look forward to it

      1. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I doubt the everton fan who’s face was sliced open wants to visit again and Id rather not see the Galatasaray shirts and throat slitting gestures ever again either.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Scum. Always have been.

          1. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Nah, see below opposition fans are just self flaggelating at the Den. Always have been.

        2. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ah I remember reading about that. His face got sliced with his own knife. Seems like he picked a fight with the wrong guy. Anyway, I attend many games and it's always a great experience

          1. ZEZIMA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            (not a Millwall fan btw. I moved to the area and attend Millwall and Charlton games when I am free)

          2. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

          3. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            His face got sliced open with his own knife is up there with the Germans forcing us to eat straight bananas

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Zaha cap assist

    Love to see it oh yes I do. Do u love to see it too?

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

      Yes, but not the yellow card, though.

      Definitely did not live to see that.

  6. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Should be a Zaha assist - shot on goal saved and Ayew scored off the rebound with no one else touching.
    That Ayew was still on the pitch is...let's say "fortuntate" for him.

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha assist given.

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No VAR getting involved?!

  7. JBG
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lol Everton are trasgh, can't believe I listened to "experts" who adviced us strongly to pick Mykolenko or Everton defenders in general.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Make your own decisions, simple

      1. JBG
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Exactly why I said, can't believe I listened to them. But thanks for letting me know something I already knew.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It’s your team.
      There only guessing too.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It was obvious they were rubbish. People will spout all sorts of garbage but you need to make your own mind up

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        but honestly i'd love to know how someone persuaded anyone to bring in an Everton defender 😆

    4. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      They're content creators. They're there to provide analysis and ideas, your decisions are on you.

      1. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 17 days ago

          They serve the Kool Aid. You don’t have to drink it

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Got 14 points in the last double. Thats fine for 4.9.

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Really happy to get my old team, without Everton assets, after FH

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can't believe we brought in Everton defenders on FH in hindsight
      Only relief is Cancelo, TAA, Robbo etc. blanking too

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Haha, I'd take Myko just matching Cancelo or Laporte as it stands...

        1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          We can only dream

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Getting Pickford was a mistake, but at least it was to fund Zaha who didn't blank.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Early days but Digne looking much better on the bps than Cash - up to 3 bonus

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Enough now

      2. Free Hat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Knew he was the better choice,
        But still didnt want him anymore near my team!

        1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          My 2 "never buys" are Digne and Harvey Barnes. Theyve got more points between them than the 10 I picked on FH (exc Richarlison).

          I'd still never pick either of them ever again.

          1. Free Hat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Haha.Same.
            Couldnt bother me less if Digne hauls.

      3. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I love a 5 min play by play update on bps between digne and cash as much as the next man but please stop 🙂

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Early days, I hope... However I had Cash for his first dgw haul and goal before that, so no regrets 🙂

    8. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Everton defended like lions v Chelsea and now kittens in the dgw

      1. Feanor
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        The also defended well in the last dgw

      2. Free Hat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Its not hard to win from chelsea these days it seems

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Chelsea players don't care. Everybody heading to Barcelona - which is a bad sign for Barcelona also.

    9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Who do we think plays in the City defense with Stones and Walker back in training?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Really depends how fit they are but it should probably put people off of Zinchenko.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Depends on how fit they are - if they are good to go should be full strength: Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I hope we get some news. Looking to double up. Have Cancelo. Can afford Sfones and Walker.

      3. AIRMILES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Egan-Riley a possibility?

    10. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Advanced Cash.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good. No credit facility here.

      2. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Dawdling not getting on early

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          In early

    11. The Train Driver
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      So Chelsea resting their best attacking player, just curious for what?

      1. Free Hat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Watford hammering.
        Im glad hes rested so I can "safely" bring him in

      2. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nothing to play for?

      3. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Exhausted crying all week

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        120 minutes & emotional damage!

      5. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Last home game

      6. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        For the battles to come.

      7. Demba Demba
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Played 2 hours plus 5 days ago

    12. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is anyone on Mount captain for gw38 vs Watford?
      He is on bench today so he should start on Sunday.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have him but I'm captaining Sonny.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Happy to own but wouldn't captain.

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Getting him for -4, but still C Son.

      4. Free Hat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thinking about him.
        Confident in him, but not in che though

      5. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have him, but Chelsea is on the Beach

        Maybe Watford thrashes them.

        It seems Chelsea players are not committed to playing with 100% effort.

      6. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Had planned to cap him but should I be questioning Chelsea's attitude. Oh penno! Goal! Have it Villa holders.

    13. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pope mega save

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        From?

      2. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Englands no1

    14. GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      How many minutes do rested players normally get? Hoping for Ings to come on at some point?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Give Watkins 20 minutes rest before City away maybe.

      2. AIRMILES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        20ish

      3. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think he'll come on, if they're leading then probably later on if it's 0-0 he gets on quicker

        1. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Cool, let's hope he gets at least 20 mins then.

    15. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Relegation odds on Skybet:
      Leeds 1.67
      Burnley 3.25
      Everton 4.50

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not amazing at understanding odds, does that mean Leeds more likely to go down? I would rather Burnley or Everton go down.

      2. Fish up a tree
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Leeds have to win if Burnley get a draw tonight so it’s about right but I can see a twist or two!

        1. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hope so, as I say would prefer Leeds to stay up.

    16. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Absolute shocker of a GW so far. Gone from 11k to 27k and it's only going to get worse....

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Need a differential captain for next GW. Mane or Lukaku?

        1. The Last Rolo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mane.

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mane

        3. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mane

      2. Demba Demba
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Mane looks a nice differential

    17. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Suddenly the most logic thing is that Everton will be relegated.

      1. AIRMILES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Requires Burnley to at least draw with Newcastle and Leeds to beat Brentford. And more unlikely, Arsenal to win.

        1. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Burnley could get 2 draws.Leeds it's the tough one but i think they will win.Just my guess. 🙂

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Even before the goal that wasn't true.

    18. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      James assist

      Alonso goal

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Damn, got Alonso in my non FH team, Mini-league rival didn't do anything this week, so annoying he'll at least get James Assist points.

    19. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Alonso to the rescue!

    20. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What a blessing Everton's defence has been for us FH'ers with double coverage of their rock solid behind

    21. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      HT, well done lads.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Looking super comfortable.
        Great season for you lot. Viera is the real deal.

    22. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Playing some great stuff

    23. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That settles it. Would have been better off without my FH.

    24. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      James > Alonso is the stuff dreams are made of for me.

      wowsers.

    25. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      GOALONSO
      James assist!

    26. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That goal just finished me in my ML. Rival with James and Alonso

    27. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Of course Alonso scores as I get rid on the FH

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ditto

      2. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Oh and James assist? They need to do that next week not this one