Dugout Discussion

Barkley and Abraham benched as injured Chilwell misses out

Chelsea take on Leicester City in the second and final Premier League fixture to take place on Sunday.

Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is at 16:30 BST.

There has only been one goal scored in the last three league meetings between these two clubs: two stalemates sandwiching the Foxes’ 1-0 win in west London in December 2018.

The Chelsea starting XI shows only one change from the side that took on Liverpool in midweek, with Mason Mount (£6.0m) replacing Mateo Kovacic (£5.5m) in midfield.

That means there is again no place for Ross Barkley (£6.0m) or Tammy Abraham (£7.0m), who are among the substitutes.

Pedro (£7.0m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) will flank Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) in the Blues’ attack, while Willian (£7.0m) makes the bench.

Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) won’t feature for the visitors this afternoon, with his place at left-back being taken by Christian Fuchs (£4.5m).

Chilwell misses out with a minor hip injury.

That is Brendan Rodgers’ only change to the side that drew 0-0 with Wolves in Gameweek 1, so Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) and James Maddison (£7.0m) will again support Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) in attack.

The Foxes are without a Premier League goal in three matches stretching back to April of last season, although have admittedly faced tricky opposition in the form of Wolves, Manchester City and Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in that time.

Rodgers’ side managed only three shots from inside the box against a stubborn Wolves side last weekend.

They may get more joy out of a Chelsea backline that has shipped six goals in their two competitive matches in 2019/20, however.

Lampard’s troops also conceded on eight occasions in their final three pre-season friendlies.

The Blues look more promising going forward, however, having racked up 38 shots against Manchester United and Liverpool over the past week.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Pedro, Mount, Pulisic, Giroud.

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Choudhury, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Perez, Vardy.

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  1. zizoo10
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    This WC draft is tempting me

    Pope
    Robbo • Zinch • KWP • Lund(rotate w/Kelly)
    Mane • Sterling • KDB • Martial • Ceballos
    Kane

    Button • Kelly • Greenwood • Wickham

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Is that the actual draft then?

    2. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks really good mate

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      where is pukki?

      1. zizoo10
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        i will have 0.1 itb in memory of the almighty pukki :,(

    4. BEARZINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I made something similar... i just feel its wrong to drop salah based on 1 game in which pool were poor after 120 mins midweek. Salah hauls vs arsenal... whats your plan?

      1. zizoo10
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        ye its tempting but i aint doing it. literally potential to ruin season right there with the knee jerk. going to stay calm and take a hit

        1. BEARZINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 20 hours ago

          I did -4 for wilson, perez, fraser to pukki, kdb, cebellos...

          We can’t have everyone and kdb may well outscore kane over a season so happy to go without - especially as i will always c salah / sterling over kane

    5. Penguin
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      What happens when Wilson the ST of Bournemouth explodes or when KDB gets injured or when salah explodes, you won’t have a wildcard then, will you, my advice Is always resist temptation, just because the sheep do doesn’t mean you have to.

  2. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Hi chaps. On the app, I was attempting to make 3 transfers for a -4. When making the changes on the page which shows the team, a -4 is indicated at the top. However, when I click through to the page which is the confirmation page, is says I will be taking a -8 as I only have one FT available. Anyone else seen this glitch?

    1. Mr Peanutbutter
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      yes but that might be due to the fact I only have one ft

    2. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Use the web

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      The app has quite a few.
      Better off using the website imo.

  3. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Was at the Arsenal game and Ceballos looked awesome, but am a little worried about Ozil coming back.

    Would you go him or McGinn?

    1. Manani
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Ceballos

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      McGinn and asses the Gunners mids situation.

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Both great value, difficult choice...I’m gonna get the former. Better team, more goals, and he came to Arsenal to get minutes, right?

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Surely Willock or Nelson lose their place and not Ceballos.

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Good to hear

    6. BEARZINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Cebellos was motm - hes a player emery brought to arsenal for a sizeable loan fee...,he offered more in 80 minutes than ozil did all of last season... why would he get dropped?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Heard he has to play a certain amount of games by contract.

  4. Fred the Red
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Is Pukki must have right now despite his difficult fixtures?

    1. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      He could score against anyone, I suppose but he's high profile right now so up goes his price.

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Chelsea defense is terrible atm.

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      He will still score. So points is points.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      this years michu

    4. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Chelsea and West Ham do not look really solid defensively

  5. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Heaton Pope

    VVD Robbo Digne Guilbert Hanley

    Salah Sterling Martial Perez Dendoncker

    Vardy King Greenwood.

    Reasons to WC:

    1. Heaton to 4.0 GK to free up some funds

    2. Digne (injured?) and Guilbert is missing

    3. Time to ditch double Pool def

    4. Perez to KdB looks tempting

    5. Vardy to Pukki. To avoid price drop.

    Yay or nay?

    1. zizoo10
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      1) smh for rotating in the first place
      2) not serious. however, i wouldn't be surprised if he misses next gw, especially since it's a super early fixture
      3) only if you do it to fund mid price mid > KDB, a midfielder that will cost 11.5 next season no doubt (200pts minimum)
      4) yes
      5) your call

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        -8 is worth it?

    2. BEARZINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      You can do vardy - pukki / perez - kdb and heaton to 4 for a -4....

      Why ditch pool? Imagine how you will feel if they keep a cs next week...

      Wc not necessary imo

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Guilbert will drop in price too mate. Should I ship him to Lundstram? Leading my ML around 20 points atm.

        1. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 20 hours ago

          Should I take -8?

    3. Eldon7
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm in a similar position and it's awfully tempting, I feel I'm jumping the gun but my gut is saying play it (wildcard)

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Might take - 8 this week.

  6. M.A.G
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Perez/Robinson/Double Liv Def/Fraser/No Spurs

    Enough reason to wildcard?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      See what can you do with a -4 or -8.
      If you don't like it, WC perhaps.

      1. M.A.G
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers TM!

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Still worth getting Pukki with Chelsea next week and City GW 5?

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Did you see Christensen playing ? Pukky will tear him apart

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Pukki train gather some extra steam

      2. zizoo10
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        pukki coming to clap them cheeks

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I personally went for it last week, largely through worries of price changes.

      I've been hit by two 0.1 drops already, and I think building value is fairly key in the first half of the season, so want to try and reverse the damage!

      I don't expect ought vs City, but no reason why he can't score vs Chelsea

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        *Last night, not last week

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Happy I stayed clear of the most obvious flop Barkley.

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Will always be the case

  9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Ceballos or Trossard?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I'd like to know more about the situation at Arsenal. Torreira and Ozil on the bench...

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah that’s tough

    2. sfsfsfe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Concidering the same players to get pukki in...

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    1-1 what a great score for non-owners

  11. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Well done AZ for strongly advocating Pukki in the scoutcast.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Luke on the other hand was advising to keep King. Math didn't work definitely

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Pukki was 6.5 then.

  12. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Perez > Martial
    Or
    Guilbert + Bilva > Lundstram + KdB -4

    Which one?

    1. Amey
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Second one

  13. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Trent and perez out for AWB & KDB -4?

    Leaves money to move dendonker to ceballos next week.

    Pope
    Vvd AWB* digne montoya
    Salah sterling martial KDB*
    Pukki jota

    4.0 lundstrum dendonker greenwood

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes

  14. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Is Moura worth keeping?

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      If he keeps minutes yes but son returning so time will tell

  15. Mike2795647
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Dilemma time. Have double pool defence, Ake, Perez and King.

    Not sure if I need to move away from double pool defence, swap Ake or King but no extra funds or move on Pérez as concerned about form

    Who is best 5m defender or 6.5m forward

  16. Amey
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Kane & Awb
    OR
    Kdb & vvd
    ???

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      The second one

      1. Amey
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers mate

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      See how AWB does.

      1. Amey
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Thank you

  17. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    A or B

    A. Robbo + Perez to Martial+ AWB/ Maguire

    B. Robbo + Perez to Walker + Awb/ Maguire

    1. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      B. is walker+ martial

  18. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Fraser & Vardy to KDB & Pukki with my 2 frees chaps?

    Pi55ed off with a few on them including the 2 above & Vardy!!!

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks solid to me

  19. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    How did Tielemans today?

    1. zizoo10
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      absolute rubbish honestly

    2. Mr Peanutbutter
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      looked sharp

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        What game were you watching??

    3. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Took quite a few unnecessary shots when he could have played someone in so bad.

    4. Belsunz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Had a poor game.

  20. Szarleej
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Fraser and Wilson to KDB and Pukki?

    I've got:

    Ryan
    Robbo VVD Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Perez Fraser
    Jota Wilson

    De Bruyne looks supergood at the start of this season and 9.5 is very underpriced imo..

    1. FPLShaqiri
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Seems like solid transfers and good team. Perez is probably the only one you won't be happy with after those moves

      1. Szarleej
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        I am thinking to get rid of perez in next 2 weeks. Ceballos is tempting but they have Liverpool away next gw and i dont feel rush. Not having KDB just breaking my heart so I wanted to prioritize it

  21. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Give Vardy or Perez one more chance against SHU?

    One goes this week for either Ceballos or Pukki.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I’d prefer Pukki to Ceballos next week

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Reckon Pukki is more important than Ceballos

  22. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    What to do with Pérez and Siggy?

    KDB and Cantwell seem to be the popular choices here, but I’m tempted to hold. I especially think Siggy can return next week.

  23. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Planing to do:
    Pérez, Barkley Robbo
    To
    Kdb Ceballos 4,5 def

    Best maximum 4,5 defender? (no Burnley, Leicester, Brighton)

  24. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Greenwood and TAA to Pukki and Dunk... Is Pukki worth that massive defensive downgrade??

  25. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Fraser, Wilson, Siggy, double Liv def, Deulofeu.
    2 FT. What do I do?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Fraser and Delofeu out

      1. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Siggy, Deulofeu, Fraser > KDB, McGinn, Pukki for -4?

  26. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Score prediction?

    Spurs vs New
    Bou vs City

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      2-0
      1-5

    2. Belsunz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      3-0
      1-5

    3. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      4-0
      1-3

    4. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      4-0

  27. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Not much talk about playing 4 or 5 at the back.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      i do 🙂

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Think I'm going to work towards 352

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I thought 4 was the template.

      5 less so

  28. Belsunz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    The WC brigade in full force today. Seen a few teams of users that don’t require major surgery at all yet they are pondering whether to WC? Patience is key in FPL. Use transfers and prioritize who to ship out based on a) their fixtures and b) whether they are likely starters or not. It’s only been 2 gameweeks!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      100%

  29. Coldplay
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    That was not out. Aussies robbed

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I think it was out

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      VAR?

  30. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    2 FT. 0 itb. Robertson and Perez to Lundstram and Son. Would give me:
    Pope Heaton
    VvD Digne Zouma Lundstram Rico
    KdB Son Salah Sterling Dendoncker
    King Jota Greenwood

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Happy to keep King then?

    2. Coldplay
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      I have a very similar team and considering the same moves. Only issue is I'm left with a useless attack and would also like to ship Ings, Wood as well