Scout Notes

Villa discover attacking form as Everton finally concede

Aston Villa 2-0 Everton

Goals: Wesley (£6.0m), Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m)

Assists: Jota (£5.9m), John McGinn (£5.6m)

Bonus Points: Wesley x3, Bjorn Engels x3 (£4.5m), Tyrone Mings x1 (£4.5m)

Everton’s impressive defensive start to the season finally came to an end against Aston Villa as they were defeated 2-0 on Friday night.

After riding their luck to some extent in the first two Gameweeks, they were finally undone by Dean Smith’s men at Villa Park.

However, the opening match of Gameweek 3 was a largely uninspiring affair with very few quality chances created by either side.

The best proof of that was the fact that just two saves were made on Friday night, one each for Jordan Pickford (£5.6m) and Tom Heaton (£4.5m).

Even though they scored two goals, Villa only dominated short spells of the match, which perhaps makes it all the more discouraging that Everton conceded two goals, although defensive midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£5.0m) was missing with a muscle injury.

The Toffees dominated possession for the first 20 minutes, the hosts scoring with virtually their first foray into opposition territory on the night.

Everton may face an even sterner examination of their defensive capabilities when they host Wolves in Gameweek 4 too.

That said, there were still decent performances from attacking players in Aston Villa’s ranks.

Wesley celebrates scoring his first-ever Premier League goal

Centre-forward Wesley (£6.0m) took plenty of the praise post-match after excelling in his target man role.

The former Club Brugge man came in for serious criticism for his displays in the first two Gameweeks, but against Everton, he bullied centre-backs Michael Keane (£5.5m) and Yerry Mina (£5.6m) for much of the game.

Wesley was also at the heart of both goals scored on Friday night. The first one he put in the net himself after a perfectly weighted pass from Jota (£5.9m) connected with his well-timed run behind the Everton defence.

A few minutes after putting Villa 1-0 up, Wesley was in again, in what would have been an almost carbon copy of the opener, Mina this time getting a block on the Brazilian’s shot.

Wesley’s efforts also led to Villa’s second goal as Everton chased the game in stoppage time. He held up a long clearance offloading to John McGinn (£5.6m) who slotted in Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) to score.

“I said yesterday (Wesley is) only one (goal) behind Mo Salah, he’s now level with Salah. It was two games into a season and I said yesterday that there will be 14 centre-forwards who will go to Tottenham and not score. He’s a good player, I’ve been watching him for quite some time. He was one we wanted to get. I thought he was a handful all game.” – Dean Smith

McGinn now has two attacking returns in his first three Premier League matches, which will only further interest in him as a budget asset.

He got round the back of Everton’s right flank in the first half and held the ball up well, just as Wesley did. McGinn’s pass for El Ghazi’s late goal was also a perfectly-timed assist.

Villa Park erupted as McGinn set up El Ghazi for Friday’s second goal

Meanwhile, there was good news for those who had plumped for Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) for their Gameweek 1 squads.

The right-back had been absent from the matchday squads for Gameweeks 1 and 2, Smith opting to use the more experienced Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.5m) on both occasions.

However, the Villa manager decided it was time for Guilbert to get his first taste of Premier League action in Gameweek 3, explaining that he offered a different dynamic to last season’s first-choice at right-back.

“I’ve always said you always have to earn the right to get into the team. You know, Elmohamady’s done okay but Fred’s been knocking on the door, working hard in training. I just felt after his performances in pre-season he might give us a different dynamic.” – Dean Smith

It is hard to tell at this stage, even with those quotes, whether Guilbert is nailed-on to start regularly for Villa yet, but he certainly gave a good account of himself against Everton.

Right-back Guilbert (right) did well for Villa in pre-season

With the Toffees using their left-flank a lot early on, he defended very well and offered plenty going forward too. The right-back was a regular attacking outlet for Villa and his delivery looked decent too.

Guilbert also displayed limited amounts of goal threat, although it is early days for him at Villa. In the 36th minute, he spearheaded a counter-attack with a run through the middle, shooting just over the bar from the edge of the box.

“(Guilbert is) a really good player. We signed him in January last year and loaned him out. He’s been developing with us, he’s done really well in pre-season. He’s had to earn the shirt from Elmo, who has been playing the first couple of games. He’s rapid as well. There’s not many that will go past him. He’s a really good defender. He was hanging on a bit towards the end but I thought our defensive organisation was really good.” – Dean Smith

Jota also came in for his first Premier League start and offered decent creativity from his right-wing station.

However, whether he continues to start matches remains to be seen, given the man he replaced, El Ghazi, scored in stoppage time to finally give Villa the breathing space they had been after all game.

That was a well-timed goal for the Dutchman, who had been dropped by Smith for reportedly not being ruthless enough in the attacking third. His response to these pre-match comments will have pleased his manager:

“El Ghazi’s not really been at his best in the final third for us and I just felt Jota, who also had a really good pre-season, can create a little bit down that side.” – Dean Smith

Engels (left) and Mings (right) played an important part in Villa’s first clean sheet of the campaign

The fact that Aston Villa kept a first clean sheet of the campaign was made all the more impressive by the fact that Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) struggled with a groin problem in the warm-up. He took a heavy blow to face from Heaton in the early stages too.

He overcame both of those incidents well, while Bjorn Engels (£4.5m) went on to take three bonus points for his defensive efforts despite being kicked in the face by Mings in the first half.

“Yeah I did (have a groin problem). I went to sprint for the first time and felt a pain in my groin so I had a painkilling injection and I feel alright now. I feel a million dollars.” – Tyrone Mings

However, it is worth saying that Villa’s clean sheet was certainly helped by continued problems in Everton’s attack.

It seems that Marco Silva does not believe Moise Kean (£6.9m) is the solution to the Toffees’ offensive problems yet, as he opted to bench him for the third match in a row.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m) was asked to lead the line once again but offered very little.

“(Kean will start games) when he shows me in training sessions he is ready to. He needs a better moment than the others. 19-years-old player, we have to give him enough time to perform in the way we want. Now we start with Dominic up-front with a solution from the bench and Moise is one of them.” – Marco Silva

Calvert-Lewin struggled against Aston Villa

Calvert-Lewin had just one clearcut opportunity in the match but could not deliver.

In the 31st minute, an incredible through-ball from Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.5m) found Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) round the back of the Villa defence. He dragged back for Calvert-Lewin, whose fierce effort was blocked by Engels.

It was another disappointing game for Sigurdsson, who continues to operate below the levels of last season.

In fact, Silva turned to the Icelandic international when he needed to make his first change of the evening, introducing new signing Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) in his place.

The former Arsenal man was admittedly unlucky not to score as he hit the post in the 82nd minute after a knock-down from centre-back Keane.

Richarlison (£8.0m) is another key Everton asset struggling this season and still doesn’t have a shot on target to his name in 2019/20.

Theo Walcott missed a golden chance to equalise late on

The Brazilian was replaced by Theo Walcott (£6.4m) for the second match in a row, although the latter hardly covered himself in glory either.

The substitute had a golden chance to equalise in the 89th minute but still managed to miss it.

Calvert-Lewin was released down the left-wing and played a good cross into the box, leaving the goal gaping at Walcott’s mercy, only for the Everton to blaze over the bar.

“We created enough chances. We created more than our opponent. (What) happened is what happened in the first match against Crystal Palace, we didn’t score.” – Marco Silva

While owners of Lucas Digne (£6.0m) will be especially disappointed by this result, and a one-point score for Gameweek 3, there were still plenty of encouraging signs for the left-back.

There were some encouraging signs from Digne in Everton’s defeat

Most of Everton’s attacks came down his flank in the first half and he nearly scored 10 minutes into the match. Sigurdsson’s corner was delivered straight onto his boot for Digne to fire a sweet volley at the Villa goal, blocked by a defender.

The Frenchman, who remains on corners and free-kicks, also had a chance to equalise late on.

He was positioned in the middle of the box to receive a cross from substitute Walcott but he put his effort over the bar.

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Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Taylor, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; McGinn, D Luiz, Grealish; Trezeguet (El Mohamady 86′), Wesley, Jota (El Ghazi 77′).

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; A Gomes, Schneiderlin; Bernard (Kean 62′), Sigurdsson (Iwobi 61′), Richarlison (Walcott 78′); Calvert-Lewin.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Mountinho starts

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Delicious, he seems nailed under Frank

      1. Lukakuna
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Nailed for a couple more weeks then 😉

  2. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    My FPL surprise this GW is that Gomez will start RB for Liverpool, TAA on the bench

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Not sure that would be a surprise

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Wouldn't go down well on here at all, that's for sure

  3. Bolivian Seaman
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    abraham, mount start

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Yay!

  4. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Pants down.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Dad is that you?

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Oh dear

        • SirStevieG
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Literally lol'd.

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Done

        I’m ready

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      ⚽ Team News 📰
      NOR: Krul, Godfrey, Hanley, Lewis, Aarons, Trybull, Buendía, Cantwell, Leitner, Stiepermann, Pukki
      Subs: Ralf Fährmann, Byram, Klose, McLean, Vrancic, Tettey, Srbeny

      CHE: Kepa, Zouma, Christensen, Emerson, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Pedro, Pulisic, Abraham
      Subs: Caballero, Alonso, Tomori, Barkley, Batshuayi, Giroud, Willian

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        The picture is now perhaps a bit clearer, Pedro, Pulisic and Mount seems to be first choices and then Giroud/abraham to fight for one spot.

    3. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Pukki starts!

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Shocking

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          lol

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            or i played along and my joke went over your head

            weirdo

            1. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              Strange..

    4. Dirty Harry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Lets go Pukki!

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Some people Pukki after climbing a Mount

    5. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      I love my life but I risk it all

      1. Trossard or not Trossard
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Triple captain C. Wilson?

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Such a shame Pukki started to train seriously and fullfilled is true potential in age 29 🙁

        Hoping another Pukkiparty today

        1. Marvin.com
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          You're never too old to party.

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Unless your name is Jamie Vardy

        2. Sponge-worthy
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          We gotta enjoy what we have.

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            True. Need to book flights and tickets to pukkiparty at some point of season

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Sounds like a George K quote

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Chelsea to get schooled here?

        Frank gone by Halloween?

        1. Little fekirs
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Nah.

          Although I’m concerned as a non Pukki owner.

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Frexit

      4. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        hanley fella keeps starting even though he scored for liverpool in gw1

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Club captain and Zimmerman injured

        2. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          He is their captain.

      5. SirStevieG
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Ross Barkley is never going to make it is he.

        1. Bun Rab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Which is strange as he had a good pre season. Looks like Frank prefers Mount as his no 10.

        2. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Nope

        3. _sidney_will
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          He's been rubbish for years

        4. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          i don't understand, like players like martial and him have so much potential and all they need to do is play consistently... but nope

          we're starting to see it now with martial

          1. Demí
            • 8 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Martial is an elite talent. Barkley is overhyped

        5. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Form is temporary

          Shite is permanent

      6. Bun Rab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Looks like Mr Lampard has his main 11 choice (injuries omitted obv).

        1. il Brutto
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          I expect Kante, Rudiger and CHO all to start once fit. Ruben should push for a place as well but that will take time.

      7. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Chelsea to dominate the game and possesion today. Norwich will struggle. 0-2 Chelsea. Sorry team Pukki.

        1. SirStevieG
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Says non Pukki owner.

        2. Little fekirs
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          I’m with you.

          But don’t want to be too confident, hasn’t been a good start for my boys.

        3. HakimZyech
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            You are a united fan who wants chelsea to win...

            1. Maddamotha
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              Where does it say I want them to win?

          • Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Dominated game and possession against Man U

        4. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Sort yourself out Pukki, anything less than brace is a failure 😛

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Yup, needs 4 this GW to get to the adrenaline levels of last week's party 🙂

        5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Mount, Pulisic, Abraham

          Is it just me or is that a ridiculously under strength front three for a supposed top 6 contender

          1. Marvin.com
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            It's not just you.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              Norwich must really fancy their chances - that forward line is pathetic

              (Cue Chelsea scoring 5)

          2. Greenbackbøøg…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            They have no one else better lol

          3. CostaCoffee
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Mount isn’t in the front 3, anyway with the transfer ban we hadn’t much choice. People have been barking on about us using the youth for years

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              I see Pedro there as well... still - that’s taking a serious gamble putting faith in those 3 unproven players - but needs must I suppose with the Sterling ban

              1. Little fekirs
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                Everyone’s got to start somewhere.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Generally it’s better (from the club’s perspective) if that learning/adaption process happens BEFORE the fate of the club’s season is placed on their shoulders

              2. CostaCoffee
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                With RLC and CHO out we have literally no better options. Apart from maybe Giroud/Bats over Tammy. Our bench is absolutely dreadful, zero creativity to bring on, the best we can hope for is for Willian to come on and have one of his decent performances he has every 10-15 games.

                1. Lazaretti
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Jorginho would be able to create something?

          4. Little fekirs
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Tammy’s last chance I think. Bats is primed and ready to go.

            Much prefer to see him starting imo.

          5. Demí
            • 8 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            They'll be lucky to finish top 6 i think

          6. Bun Rab
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Barkley, Willian and Giroud much better?

          7. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Shocking front 3, Bournemouth's is better

          8. Fugazi➰
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Make a point to watch their midfield shape. Without Kankles, Norwich have a chance

          9. JT11fc
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              Alot of potential 21 20 and 20 years old

            • lespaul
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              That's not a front 3 , Pedro is playing

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              So now just need a Pulisic goal to fully endorse this comment lol

          10. HakimZyech
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              Mario Melchiot 🙂

              1. il Brutto
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                Winston Bogarde

            • CostaCoffee
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              Expect a change to a 4-4-2 diamond midfield in the second half

              1. Little fekirs
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                Hopefully with Pulisic as the 10

            • jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              On my third beer...warming up for the second Pukki Party of the season...PUKKI PUKKI PUKKI 🙂

              1. Irbox ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                Settle down big boy!

                1. Irbox ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  5 Glenfiddich 12’s deep here

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Nice, have a bottle of Jonnie Walker Black here if it tempts later!
                    No party like a Pukki Party
                    🙂

              2. Little fekirs
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                Zouma party.

                He owes me and you’ve had your fun with Pukki

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Zouma can have a brace too so we're all happy at the party 🙂

                  1. Little fekirs
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Alright deal

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 11 hours ago

                      GL mate 🙂

            • Lingard’s Shin Guards
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                Chelsea with no CDM or solid tackler - Pukki going to score big again

              • FOO FIGHTER
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  No Kante could very well be a very big party for Pukki man...

                • S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Nice little fact. Norwich missed 6 out 7 pens last season

                  1. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Blimey

                    Who was taking them?

                    1. Little fekirs
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 11 hours ago

                      Almost everyone got a go.

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        25 days, 11 hours ago

                        Including pukki who missed aswell

                  2. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    party pooper!

                  3. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Did Pukki take one?

                  4. Deeney-is-a-god
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Seriously?

                • myteamissheeeeeeeet
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Lads, thoughts here please.

                  A) VVD & Perez out for Zinny & Martial

                  B) Zouma & Perez our for Martial & Hanley

                  It will be for -4 but want Martial IN & Perez OUT ASAP!

                  1. jp1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Getting vvd out for zinc would be madness

                • PascalCygan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Getting pre-emptive FOMO about Man Utd after holding my FT. They’re pretty much guaranteed a clean sheet today aren’t they?

                  Hoping Robbo and VVD repay my faith over the next few weeks!

                • Manani
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  anyone know when will Stones come back?

                  1. _sidney_will
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Hopefully never as I've taken a punt on Otamendi

                • Firmino
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Norwich - Chelsea 2-2

                  Pukki 2+0
                  Mount 1+1

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    4-1 Norwich

                  2. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Oh come on, we all know Pukki is going to blank this week 👿

                  3. il Brutto
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    1-3

                    Pukki 1+0
                    Mount 0+1
                    Pedro 1+1
                    Tammy 1+0
                    Pulisic 1+0
                    Emerson 0+1

                • _sidney_will
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                  Said as soon as Sarri was sacked and Hazard confirmed he was leaving, that Chelsea would finish 8th at best, seeing that Starting Line-Up that prediction feels generous, shocking XI

                  1. CostaCoffee
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    8th at best lol. 8th at very very worst. There’s no way 2 of Wolves, Leicester and Everton are better than us/ can consistently be better over 38 games

                    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      25 days, 11 hours ago

                      There is

                    2. Little fekirs
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 11 hours ago

                      We lose 1 player (albeit easily our best player by a longgggg way) and we go from 3rd to 8th at best. Lol

                      1. il Brutto
                        • 6 Years
                        25 days, 11 hours ago

                        It's kneejerk over couple of bad results. Once you win a couple the same people will praise how good you are and how going with the youth is the way to go. Feeble bunch.

                • HakimZyech
                    25 days, 11 hours ago

                    Looking at that Chelsea line up, Norwich might keep a clean sheet today

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        25 days, 11 hours ago

                        CHE transfer ban hit them hard.

                        1. HakimZyech
                            25 days, 11 hours ago

                            it looks like a high school football team. Amateurs!

                        2. CostaCoffee
                          • 6 Years
                          25 days, 11 hours ago

                          It’s not our attack that worries me it’s the defense. We will score goals, were creating a lot more chances than we were last season. It’s the lack of Kante, the shakiness of our CB partnership and the form of Azpi who hasn’t even mustered an average performance yet this season

                          1. HakimZyech
                              25 days, 11 hours ago

                              It is Lampard that worries me for Chelsea

                        3. Godfrey
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          25 days, 11 hours ago

                          After a good start with Wesley and Heaton I need Pukki to blank and Zouma to keep a clean sheet. No Pukki party today...

                          1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                              25 days, 11 hours ago

                              Not happening

                            • The Train Driver
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              25 days, 11 hours ago

                              Ban

                              1. Kiwivillan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                25 days, 11 hours ago

                                Serviced

                                1. Kiwivillan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  25 days, 11 hours ago

                                  Didn't hit Swype seconded option properly

                            • jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              25 days, 11 hours ago

                              wash your mouth out with soapy water!

                            • Mreidfelt
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                              Hmm...half time and you are 0 for 2..

                          2. Kiwivillan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            25 days, 11 hours ago

                            I'll take 1-0 Norwich Pukki goal not Cantwell assist

                            1. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              25 days, 11 hours ago

                              no assist and 3 BAPs for the Finnish Henry 🙂