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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. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    hindsight is always 20/20

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Roll on next season.

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

      I'll happily admit double Villa & Everton defence was stupid.

      Obvious Liverpool rotation & City injuries at the back really helped.

      At least FH attacks carried hard!

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I really should have just gone with sessegnon instead of mykolenko, was a poor decision to go double double at the back

      2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lost count of my Ings and Coutinho points

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I need a Watkins goal.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Or 5

  3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Are Villa any better under Gerrard than they were under Dean Smith? Smith got sacked for 5 defeats in a row and Stevie gets a free pass when he did same.

    Gio's succes in EL just proves that Gerrard was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Getting exposed now. Strong candidate for early sacking next season.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The way a team finishes a season very often dictates how they start the next.

      Will be interesting to watch.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        The only difference is Maddison

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Reply fail

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          ?

    2. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Was having this very conversation yesterday with a friend. I can’t see that Gerrard has made anything better

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks like huge volatility in and out of top 10k this week. Currently on 63 net pts and looking at greyish (

      1. ZEZIMA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nice rank though. I wish I was at 10k

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes, it is thx 🙂 I got so mad losing it with 1 pt season before that started even mini-league for those who had never gotten there.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ... minor red arrow (44 places and below 1%)

    4. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Its ok Deles on!

    5. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Benched players. Check.
      All CS wiped out by half time. Check.
      No captain returns. Check.
      No returns of any sort. Check.
      Returns for the other highest owned players. Check.
      Returns for players removed on FH. Check.
      Great way to spend an evening. Check.

      1. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        In the same boat, and a poor gameweek.
        Just enjoy the football 🙂

      2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ditto, but I wouldn't trade an Everton meltdown like this for 50 points.

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Its a tough gig eh this FPL lark

    6. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 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. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah Everton lose, Burnley lose, Leeds scrape a draw maybe and go down on goal diff

      2. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ted Lasso could be the defining factor.

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If Burnley hold on for the win they are safe imo

        straight fight between Everton and Leeds

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yup big second half coming up

      4. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not sure, think Leeds will feel like they've got out of jail if Everton lose again and should have enough to beat Brentford

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bookies odds implying (with the spread so >100%):
        Everton 27%
        Burnley 22%
        Leeds 62%
        Exciting final day this!

    7. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Alli on

      Palace win confirmed

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

        Who’s off?

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Gomes

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

            Ta

    8. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      As it stands…

      Leeds have to beat Brentford

      Everton have to match Leeds result

      Burnley need a draw if Leeds & Everton win

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I can see all three of them losing on the final day.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        And Man Utd need to beat Palace if West Ham win to get Europa?

        1. Fish up a tree
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes & Arsenal need to win if Norwich win! We can dream!

    9. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Will Maddison play next week?

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

        0 chance

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It's the last match of the season. There's no need to rest him

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

        Don't see why not.

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

          Next week starts on Monday

      3. FPL_ UP_Down
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He will!!! 90%

      4. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Considering Saka out, Maddison in...

    10. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      At least its not CS wipe out in 89min.

    11. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Dele bandwagon for gw38 after 2nd half hattrick.

      Lol

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What an absolutely appalling buy he was.

    12. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Palace 4 or 5 here will pick off on counter with pace

    13. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Oof that Barnes elbow wasn't great.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        only consolation it was on mings

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That comment could relate to any match that he's played gievn the way he brings his arms up.

    14. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any chance Mount stays on the bench. Alonso second sub.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Doesn't look like it, been warming up from like the 10th min

    15. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Villa at the beach

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        They better watch out for that big blue wave coming their way

      2. JELLYFISH
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        They been playing well, don’t deserve to be behind.

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Saving it for the weekend

      4. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Gerrard resting up for the City match. Gotta go all in for Liverpool u know

    16. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      As expected Steve has instructed his team to save themselves for the City match.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        why would villa players care so much to want liverpool to win?

        1. Riverside Red
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Gerrard the next Liverpool manager

      2. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Stevie g captain GW38 no brainer

    17. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It’s disgusting owning these cheap awful defenders! Haha

    18. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cue Richarlison brace

    19. Hy liverpool
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Keane g

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Holgate a

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Leeds in serious danger

      2. BUZZBOMB
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Its the hope that kills you. Only thing I had left this DGW was perhaps a Palace cleanie. Gameweek from hell.

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

      Holgate A

    21. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yessss! Myko assisting the assister

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        🙁

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Myo gets Nothing

      3. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        3 defenders in the link up to goal

    22. PartyTime
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nice. Wipe it

      • Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nothing goal again. Lost my Clyne CS now. Desperately unlucky this week

      • Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Awww, I see the Burnley boys just did an Amber Heard onto the Villa Clean Sheet.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Lol

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          U misspelled Turd

      • RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Holgate assist!
        nice.
        was my cheap enabler to get Vardy this week.
        bonus points really.

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

          Nice.

      • Fernandito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who would you go for from these?
        A Diaz
        B Jota
        C Mahrez
        D Foden

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I won't have Mahrez, so Mahrez is due a hatty

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

        Time for FPL to add points for assisting the assister!