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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. JJO
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Worst FH in history of FPL

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It's unbelievable. 20 blanks and Richarlison.

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I just decided to pick all of those blanking players from a pool of 25 players
        Even my bench players are scoring more
        Not to mention now this Che combo goal from players from my original team
        Disaster

        1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I don't think I could have picked 10 worse players if I tried.

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    James to Alonso. Fantasy heaven (not for me)

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      it is for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Gongrats!!! You must be very good and clever fpl player to have them both!!!

  3. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Fellow James and Alonso owners, unite and celebrate!!!

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      CS gone, but since it was Maddison, I can take it 🙂

  4. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    James to Alonso, please save that for next GW...

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      This

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

    You gotta love when one of your players sets up another of your players for a goal!

    1. GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It's the best feeling lol

    2. JJO
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah especially if you just transfered them out on FreeHit

  6. GoonerGirl
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Need Alonso to score next week ideally, not this week.

  7. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Oh Alonso. Going to miss you next year you hero

    1. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Amazing how a guy who allegedly would never again play a game in a Chelsea shirt scored a goal 😎

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Somehow James will still score either 1 or 19 here.

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        James and Mount have the highest Standard Deviation of Week-to-Week points

        24 pts or 1 Point

        James gave me many 0s, 1s, and 2s before his injury

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      FHers are lucky TAA and Cancelo didn't haul too!

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        8 points a haul now, yeah, it's scraping the barrel alright

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Forget FPL mini leagues

      It's going to be vital for the Premier League.

      Everton need a huge half and Burnley an hour.

      Leeds United may survive afterall.

      Going to be a bit dodgy around Kings Cross Station and Euston Road at 6 30 or 7 pm Sunday evening.

    5. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sold James for Digne 🙁

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Still better off as it stands

    6. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      James to Alonso, FHers in the mud 🙁

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This. Both in my original team.

    7. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Well ghats a silver lining owning Alonso

    8. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      GOALONZO

      But I am on Reece next week

    9. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Alonso + Mateta in my non FH team hahaha

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yep same, they were the first to go

    10. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      «Sold» both James and Alonso on FH, Mykolenko and TAA replaced them this gw. got Schmeichel in nets. And yes, Mount, Coutinho and Ings are in.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Still time for 1 from Myko, one point that is...

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Fingers crossed.

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It was nearly a perfect FH.

      James & Alonso the first returns from original team 🙁

    12. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah this is definitely a horrid, horrid FH

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If no Maddison, yes it is for us.

    13. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Last moves of the season, would love some thoughts

      A: Raph > Bowen
      B: Raph > Maddison
      C: Other?

      Schmeichel
      TAA Cancelo Alonso Matip
      Salah Kulu Saka
      Kane Nketiah Toney

      Foster Raphinha Gordon White

      1FT 0.7ITB

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is Raph injured?

        1. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not that I know of just a luxury transfer based on form and not being able to see any other moves, happy to hear suggestions. Raph is sitting on my bench as it stands anyways, I would probably start one of Bowen or Maddi over Toney or Nketiah

      2. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    14. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Please not James, please not Alonso…… oh balls!!! 😆

    15. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Starts which GK GW38:

      1. Ramsdale (EVE)
      2. Dubravka (bur)

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Dubravka

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Rameses

      3. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Same 2 goalkeepers. Im starting 2

      4. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'm in the same situation. Both likely to concede. Seriously considering Dubravka over Ramsdale at the moment.

    16. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Need some Cash points!!!

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        he's my captain!

        1. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Damn. Burnley pen 🙁

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Unlucky

    17. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      If this stays it will be a nervous Sunday for Everton, Burnley and Leeds.

    18. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cornet wins pen

      Buendia silly boy

    19. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Everton is just horrible defensively

    20. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pen Burnley

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        What a disaster of a FH defensively

    21. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Burn pen.

    22. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Buendia you absolute fool

    23. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Barnes G

    24. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wow

      Decisive penalty

      Goal Burnley

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        * decision

        The shot was bottom corner.

        No probs

        A Barnes