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. Fpl Cursed
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mount with another big chance, hmmm

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Right?!

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Set pieces too.

      1. Fpl Cursed
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yeah liking what I'm seeing but not sure how CL with influence his minutes. One to watch for sure.

  2. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Using my 2 ft and 0.5 itb:

    A. Robinson-Mount,
    B. Fraser-Mount, Greenwood-Pukki
    C. Fraser- Martial
    D. VVD-Montoya, Greenwood-Pukki
    E. Vardy-Pukki, Fraser-KDB

    1. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Of those options, E

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks mate, cheers!

  3. Gregg Wallace
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    £0.1 short of the perfect WC team :\

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Let me try

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

      Which is?

    3. Gregg Wallace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Pope Button
      Digne AWB Emerson Lundstram £4.0
      Sterling KDB Son Martial Mount
      Kane Pukki £4.5

      cue the it's not perfect post 😛

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

        Just wait for Rico to drop

        1. Gregg Wallace
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Hoping that there is a mass exodus of £4.0 defs to Lundstram and one of them becomes £3.9

          1. Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            The excitement of the best league in the world eh?

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

    Has anyone seen Perez?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes. Had a shot from outside the box blocked

  5. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Wait is this the Newcastle Perez? If I knew it was him I would have never got him. Thought this was some new kid being hyped up because he had a decent record in a foreign league

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Why would that put you off him? 12 goals last season for Newcastle ain't bad at all.

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

      lol

  6. Solid Fantasy Manager
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Bottomed .....

    Use one of my frees this week (2 if need be) to ditch Barkley. Thought Mount, before his goal, but not secure either. Maybe Trossard?

    No money ITB .... who would you boys bring in for Barkley?

    Oh... and what’s the Digne price drop question about. Is he injured?

    Pope Ryan
    TAA Coleman Zinch Diop Lundstram
    Salah sterling martial dedonker barkley
    Kane king greenwood

    1. marco_atk85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’m currently ditching him for cantwell in order get fund to upgrade ayoze to martial.

      But you already have him and apprently mount is nailed on for some time after this 25 minutes

      1. Solid Fantasy Manager
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Who is Cantwell?

  7. marco_atk85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What is the most reliable website for price change for now? Fantasyfootballfix?

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Fplstatistics

  8. Unai Emery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Lundstram will have a field day against this Leicester back line.

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Pukki too

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 2 days ago

        err

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Good ebenin'

  9. Penguin
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I’m so glad I didn’t listen to the usual tripe folk on here that think that know it all because they’ve been playing the game for 10 years or whatever, I’m sat here with Lundstram in my team while they’re all wildcarding in GW 2, hahaha oh dear.

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Well done, you.

    2. Penguin
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Tip for those that benched Lundstram go with your gut feeling & not the ones that think that they know it all, this website can be bad for that.

      1. Penguin
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Don’t be bitter

      2. Siggy in the Middle
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He said they were turning their attention to Milner and Snodgrass. Clearly a joke.

      3. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        😆

    3. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Don't be that guy.

      1. Reedy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Too late, he already is.

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          🙂

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      This website has Lundstram in the recommended team for this GW on the right hand side :/

  10. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Kane or KDB?

    1. KennyKickIt127
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I am currently on the same dilemma (Below)

      Depends on your team really

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

  11. KennyKickIt127
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hi all....had 2FTs and used both last night dropping VVD to Dunk and Getting on the Pukki train by taking out Deulofeu!

    The thinking was to create extra funds for one more big change for a -4 ... but now I’m a little torn between which one to go for ....

    My team (Now after the 2 transfers) is as follows:

    Pope Heaton
    AWB Boly Diop Dunk Lundstram
    Sterling Salah Siggy Barkley Dendoncker
    King Firmino Pukki

    I have 1.9m ITB

    Could do the following:

    A) Siggy > KDB
    B) Barkley > Matial/Moura
    C) Firmino > Kane
    D) Any other alternative suggestions
    E) No further transfer needed?

    Any suggestions helpful, Thanks

    1. Fpl Cursed
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Using both FTs is already risky, save the -4 for after the pressers.

      1. KennyKickIt127
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yeah, but both dunk and Pukki are fine surely with no injuries ... you’re probably right ... I’ll wait but what’s the best option?

  12. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Perez is useless I can't people so many bigged him up and persuaded me to have him grrr...

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      To be honest I don't even know why people selected him? What was the thinking behind it?

      1. Budweiser
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Apparently he was OOP and in good form but he's non existant

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      At least he's not as expensive as Siggy.

  13. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is Lundstram nailed?

    1. Gregg Wallace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think he is now

  14. purple lamborGhini
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Liecester need to come out after half time with a totally different strat

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Kante miss

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      And yet he did

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Someone should try playing him further forward with skills like that

  16. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    sorry repost
    Robbertson+wilson to Kane+Lundstram.
    yay or nay

    1. Arkab007
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nay

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yay

    3. Cap-SIEMPREBOLIVIA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yay

  17. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Perez and Fraser are currently duking it out for players not worth their value in my X1

    Not sure which to begin with

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Fraser as they have city

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      strange for two under-priced assets two weeks ago

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I dunno, I have no faith at all in Ayoze. None, I can't really even work out why Rogers bought him to play there.

      Fraser I have more confidence in just making something happen against anyone. But he's sucking up a million more.

  18. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is Son going to be back next week?

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yeah

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You never know with sons

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He can play. We don't know if he'll start

  19. tibollom
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Barkley + Rico out for James + Lundstram?

    Heaton Button
    Robbo VVD AWB Rico Zouma
    Barkley Salah sterling perez dedoncker
    auba king greenwood

  20. andrewe63
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Fuch's last gasp defensive endeavour deserves a bonus point

  21. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mount on corners and free kicks.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Which means:
      1. Pulisic is not
      2. Barkley is a squad player

    2. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Good pick in that price range if he’s nailed

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I love when we're in a crisis.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      People struggle to adapt when there is no template!

  23. gamesmad11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How's emerson playing?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Decent. Very attacking.

  24. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    At what point does it make sense to wildcard?

    If you were going to take a -8 are you better off wildcarding? -12?

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is your team really that bad that you need to take such a big hit? Or we just kneejerking after the first 2 gws?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Robinson and Digne potential injuries

        King has to go
        My bench is very weak and I own Guilbert who isn’t getting in Villa squad

        Perez is a transfer waiting to happen too

        I’m just considering the merits of it

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      -16 yes, -12 maybe, -8 no way

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You'd need to be avoiding more like a -16 to consider WC

    4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I always try and keep it to set up my team for Christmas and the rotation roundabout then.

      So for me it is "when would I need more hits to get the team I want, now or in gw 17(ish)". Minus twelve is okay I reckon but usually unnecessary.

  25. Martial FC
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mason Mount...interesting. Lampard seems to favour him over Barkley.

  26. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What do we think about lucas chances of starting next week? Was he benched because it was city and will be back for the rubbish teams?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Like I said earlier, he seems like the least nailed player in history, doesn't even matter what he does.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Oh I don't know, I imagine if he were to score a hatrick in a semi final he'd get to start the final.

  27. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    On Friday people were laughing at others for asking whether to start Perez and Lundstram lol

  28. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Kepa close to doing an Adrian

  29. COK3Y5MURF
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Arrizabalaga almost gifts a goal

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You could call him Kepa

  30. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Wildcard tempting.

    Have Digne, Robinson, Perez, double pool defence, Wesley and no spurs Hmmm

    1. SoapAFC
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Digne might be okay by next week?