3pm team news: Ward and Iheanacho benched

Four more Premier League matches get underway at 3pm GMT today, including Brentford v Leicester City and Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur.

At the Brentford Community Stadium, Danny Ward and Kelechi Iheanacho drop to the bench as £3.8m FPL goalkeeper Stefan Iversen gets the nod between the sticks.

Despite not being seen in training ground images on Wednesday, Son Heung-min starts for Spurs today.

The Lilywhites are unchanged from Gameweek 27 but Southampton have made three changes to the side that were beaten 2-0 by Brentford in midweek.

Ibrahima Diallo, Carlos Alcaraz and Kamaldeen Sulemana are benched as Stuart Armstrong, Theo Walcott and Romeo Lavia are handed recalls.

Wout Faes and Nampalys Mendy join Iheanacho and Ward in dropping out of the Leicester XI, with Faes suspended.

Harvey Barnes, Tete and Wilfred Ndidi come into the line-up, alongside Iversen.

As for the Bees, Mikkel Damsgaard and Yonna Wissa come in for Kevin Schade and Vitaly Janelt.

Aston Villa and Bournemouth are both unchanged from their respective Gameweek 27 teams.

It’s two alterations apiece at Molineux.

Pedro Neto and Joao Gomes come in for Adama Traore and Joao Moutinho for the hosts, while Leeds head coach Javi Gracia brings back Wilfried Gnonto and Weston McKennie at the expense of the injured Tyler Adams and the benched Crysencio Summerville.


Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Moreno, McGinn, Luiz, Buendia, Bailey, Ramsey, Watkins

Subs: Olsen, Sinisalo, Carlos, B Traore, Chambers, Young, Duran, Digne

Bournemouth XI: Neto, Smith, Stephens, Senesi, Kelly, Ouattara, Lerma, Billing, Anthony, Rothwell, Solanke

Subs: Travers, Cook, Mepham, Brooks, Christie, Vina, H Traore, Moore, Semenyo

Brentford XI: Raya, Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry, Jensen, Norgaard, Damsgaard, Mbuemo, Toney, Wissa

Subs: Strakosha, Schade, Dasilva, Zanka, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Jansson, Baptiste, Stevens

Leicester City XI: Iverson, Pereira, Amartey, Souttar, Ndidi, Castagne, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes, Tete, Maddison, Daka

Subs: Ward, Vardy, Iheanacho, Mendy, Praet, Thomas, Brunt, Marcal-Madivadua, Soumare

Southampton XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Ward-Prowse, Adams, Perraud, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Walcott, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Lavia

Subs: McCarthy, Maitland-Niles, A. Armstrong, Onuachu, Mara, Sulemana, Salisu, Alcaraz, Diallo

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Forster, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Son, Richarlison, Kane, Dier, Romero, Porro, Davies, Lenglet

Subs: Austin, Sanchez, Royal, Perisic, Danjuma, Kulusevski, Tanganga, Moura, Sarr

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Sa, Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Jonny, Neves, Lemina, Neto, Gomes, Podence, Jimenez

Subs: Bentley, Collins, Cunha, Sarabia, Toti, Nunes, Moutinho, Costa, Traore

Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Wober, Firpo, McKennie, Roca, Gnonto, Aaronson, Harrison, Bamford

Subs: Robles, Cooper, Summerville, Rodrigo, Struijk, Sinisterra, Rutter, Kristensen, Gray


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