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

    LOL @ defenders.

  2. GoonerGirl
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Damn you Buendia.

    1. lonecomander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A true championship quality player. What a poor challenge that was.

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yep

  3. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Cout CS point gone

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Lovely jubbley

  5. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Yikes!!!

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Cash, Digne, Myko & Pickford. Love it.

      1. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        That will be popular

      2. Haalander
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yea I’m absolutely in troll heaven tonight cheers mate

      3. Josh.E
          2 months, 29 days ago

          don't forget Ings and Coutinho lol

        • lonecomander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I’m with you Joe. But I think that was pretty popular with all the free hit. Of course Alonso has banged one in with James assist so on one player the majority of non-free hit will have more points from defenders. Of course since I forgot Everton are complete trash I went mykolenko over richarlison. It’s the dgw hype man. Always fun to get in a few even when it goes wrong.

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Get down Everton

      1. Haalander
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Down down down they deserve to go down

    3. GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Right bring Ings on now Gerrard.

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Matty (C)ash - wooooof

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

        Wrong week mate 🙁

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          as it turns out yep!
          haha

        2. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Is there ever a right week for that?

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Digne captain for Lateriser too

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            ah - didn't realise that.
            only a couple of minutes away from the first CS - that one hurt a lot.

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Free guy’s a disaster. Don’t even want to count what my normal team’s score would have been but I know it had Maddison, Matip and Alonso.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          *Free hit

          Free Guy’s actually quite a good film.

      3. DavidBW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Why is Mount dropped every other week? Tuchel is a bit of a knob

        1. Haalander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          No worse than Rogers and Gerard can’t believe a word they say

      4. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Imagine conceding at home to Burnley.

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Brainfart from Buendia gifted Burnley that goal. Very annoying.

      5. COLLIN QUANER
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Disaster free hit for all those double Villa and Everton defences

        1. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not really because ,TAA, Robertson, Cancello did nothing this GW as well.

      6. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Happy days. Everton are screwed here

      7. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Wood and nails are back on the menu boys.

      8. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Double Villa & Everton defence did someone spike my drinks?

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

        Entire FH defences in the mud

        1. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

        2. Haalander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Same dude you’re not alone

      10. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Double Villa def fail. How did they not get 1 cs. This FH has been frustrating

      11. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Leeds going down.

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

          Everton says 'Hold my beer'.....

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

          You have one goal, beat Brentford. Tough but you never know!

        3. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          If they can keep 11 on the pitch they have a chance.

      12. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Ashley Barnes you legend!

      13. DycheDycheBaby
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        OMFG COME ONNNNNNN YOU CLARETS

      14. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Diaz or Mount?

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

        So Matip was the defndeer to own this week even with just one game and no cs.

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Stretching out on my bench lol

        2. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Have him in my non FH team, gutted I'm missing him this week.

      16. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Villa is going to be crushed at the Ethiad... what a bunch of knob jobs, Steven Gerard obviously overrated manager because is a former English international, he's horrible. Like Lampard is horrible. English managers are just awful.

        1. ToffeePot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          It was a penalty and burnleys first shot on target

        2. Haalander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Absolute knob

      17. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Lol @ defenders from teams on the beach

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          The unbeached defences haven't faired much better this week tbf

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Ben davies did ok for me.

      18. COLLIN QUANER
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        50 points behind mini league leader. The chances of catching him during the final week are slim aren't they?

        1. Botman and Robben
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Very

          1. COLLIN QUANER
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            My thoughts as well

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Got any chips left?

          1. COLLIN QUANER
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Unfortunately 0. He has 0 too.

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Just try some unconventional picks and have some fun with the last GW.

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          0,001% chance

          1. COLLIN QUANER
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Damn it

      19. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Digne Cash cleaners gone… love how we thought double Villa / Everton defence was a good idea 🙂

        1. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 29 days ago

            We?

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

          Need Mykolenko to assist Richarlison a few times in the next half and Cash to do the same for ings when hes on

        3. FPL_ UP_Down
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          INGS so annoying

        4. Gudjohnsen
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          LFC fans can forget about Villa nicking a draw at the Emptyhaad.

          1. Djokovic Airlines
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            a draw won't do anything anyway

            1. lonecomander
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              City draw with Liverpool win will give title to Liverpool. City is only 1 point clear.

        5. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Atm, I reckon Leeds still favourites to go down, then Everton and Burnley.
          It's probably like Leeds - 40%, Everton - 35%, Burnley - 25%.

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

            It's odds on Leeds.

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

              Leeds will beat brentford I’m an Everton fan we are going down