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Kanté injury big blow to Chelsea clean sheet potential

Those hoping to capitalise on Chelsea’s first clean sheet of the season will be disappointed to see N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m) miss today’s game with a hamstring problem.

He is joined on the sidelines by Kurt Zouma (£4.8m) who was ill in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Those absences could see Mason Mount (£6.6m) drop back into a central midfield trio, although Frank Lampard could still use him in attacking midfield if he goes with the 4-2-3-1 formation.

Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) is paired with Fikayo Tomori (£4.6m) at centre-back.

Opponents Brighton arrive at Stamford Bridge with Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) in central midfield, making his first league start of the campaign.

Spurs have lined up with Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.7m) leading their attacking against Southampton.

Erik Lamela (£6.1m), Lucas Moura (£7.2m) and Dele Alli (£8.4m) are among the substitutes but Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) starts, with Serge Aurier (£5.0m) at right-back.

Southampton make the wise decision to bring Ryan Bertrand (£4.9m) back in at left-back after issues there in Gameweek 6. Cédric (£4.9m) returns to the right of defence.

Diogo Jota (£6.2m) is absent from the Wolves squad today with rumours circling about a foot injury.

Therefore, Raúl Jiménez (£7.2m) is paired with Adama Traoré (£5.0m) up front while Leander Dedoncker (£4.5m) starts ahead of a benched Rúben Neves (£5.5m) and Romain Saïss (£4.4m) lines up at centre-back in the place of Ryan Bennett (£4.9m).

Bournemouth retain the same starting XI from the win over Southampton for their meeting with West Ham today.

That features Callum Wilson (£7.8m) fronting-up a 4-4-2 formation alongside Dominic Solanke (£5.4m) with Josh King (£6.3m) in the left-midfield position.

However, Ryan Fraser‘s (£7.2m) absence from the starting line-up is enforced this weekend as he misses the game today with an illness.

Taking his place on the bench is Arnaut Danjuma (£5.8m) who makes it into the matchday squad for the first time.

Also named among the substitutes for the first time this season is Simon Francis (£4.4m).

Meanwhile, West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) is fit enough only for the bench.

That means Sébastien Haller (£7.4m) is supported by an attacking midfield trio of Felipe Anderson (£6.9m), Pablo Fornals (£6.1m) and Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.9m).

Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) starts at left-back, while Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) is absent from the match-day squad with Pablo Zabaleta (£4.4m) able to cover either defensive flank from the bench.

It looks as if Jack Grealish (£5.9m) might be playing in a more advanced position for Aston Villa today.

He appears to be lining up in the front-three, alongside Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) and Wesley (£6.0m).

Opponents Burnley line up exactly as we predicted as Sean Dyche makes no changes from the side that beat Norwich last weekend.

Despite suggestions that rotation could occur up-front, both Ashley Barnes (£6.6m) and Chris Wood (£6.2m) retain their starting berths.

Teemu Pukki (£7.2m) and Todd Cantwell (£5.0m) retain their places in the Norwich side as they travel to face Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Targett, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; McGinn, Nakamba, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Wesley, Grealish.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick; Wood, A Barnes.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Rico, Aké, S Cook, Stacey; J King, Billing, Lerma, H Wilson; Solanke, C Wilson.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Noble, Rice; Anderson, Fornals, Yarmolenko; Haller.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Alonso, Tomori, Christense, Azpilicueta; Mount, Barkley, Jorginho; Pedro, Abraham, Willian.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Montoya; D Stephens, Bissouma, Mooy; Alzate, Maupay, Groß.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Kelly, Ward; Schlupp, McArthur, Kouyaté, Milivojevic; Ayew, Zaha.

Norwich XI: Fahrmann; Lewis, Godfrey, Amadou, Aarons; Leitner, McLean; Cantwell, Stiepermann, Buendía; Pukki.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Rose, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Aurier; Sissoko, Winks, Ndombele; Eriksen; Son, Kane.

Southampton XI: Gunn; Bertrand, Yoshida, Bednarek, Cédric; Romeu, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse; Boufal, Redmond; Ings.

Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Moutinho, Neto, Dendoncker, Doherty; Jiménez, Traoré.

Watford XI: Foster; Holebas, Dawson, Cathcart, Janmaat; Capoue, Doucouré; Deulofeu, Cleverley, Sarr; Welbeck.

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2,226 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Podge
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thought I capped Son, seems I didn’t save it. Aub cap now should be ok.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can’t be much worse than the dross that’s gone on so far

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      ok

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Norwich boys pish again?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      cantwell had a chance just now

    2. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Looks like the trend will be win at home lose away.

    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes, thankfully. (even as Pukki owner)

    4. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Tbf looking at the attacking stats away, they're not as bad as the results make out. Should improve a little but still not good away by any means.

  3. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    KWP wagon again on rail?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Foyth

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Kane with a Beckham effort

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hardly sound like a posh.

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sub GK day.

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Kane should become a nfl kicker

  7. GAMBIT
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Aurier > Soy?

    Will probably bench him against Liverpool

  8. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How's Tammy doin?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Doing just nufing

    2. Herculeez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Crowded

    3. Adetro
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not much service, but Barkley getting involved

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Barkley, Willian, Alonso & Pedro are not helping our attack at the moment.

      Started off first 10 mins well.

  9. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Brining in Aurier really backfired dramatically, ffs!

    1. Euro Raiders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Join the club, wtf

      1. rdpx
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        #metoo

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I mean it’s just back luck. Will play Lundstram next game now and Aurier be back for Watford so not a disaster but very disappointing.

  10. kraftwerker
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Son's a lethal player on the counter which you'd expect to see a fair bit of from Spurs now...I'm not concerned yet

  11. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    will aurier be able to play next week?

    1. Chirsbom
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Able yes, allowed no

  12. TAT
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Damn you, Rico 🙁

  13. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ryan is GOD!

  14. Davve
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What happened to my McGinn points?

    1. Adetro
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      VARce

    2. kraftwerker
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      For the goal that wasn't a goal or the assist that wasn't his ?

  15. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Cantwell close. Phew.

  16. Chirsbom
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    About that Pukki party, still keeping if blanking..?

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Norwich away basically become Man United.

  18. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Just caught on. Guilbert Assist?
    Get in!!!

  19. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Aurier sent off off before 60 🙁

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Happy days

  20. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Did any Spud get subbed after red card?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No. Just Sissoko down to rb

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ta

      2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        That’s like a 2nd read

    2. kraftwerker
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Eriksen's more likely to get the hook than Son

  21. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Talk sport confused, not realising Aurier had been booked already. Amateurs

  22. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Aurier red card to top off my brilliant start to season.

  23. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    That awful BT sport program has given a McGinn goal and a McGinn assist. Whys he only on 1 point?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cos both are inaccurate

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Because he hasn’t got a goal or assist

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      second word in your post

  24. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Wow Son made Ward Prowse look like a clown. What a player

    1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not hard to make a clown look like one

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      spurs are clowns

  25. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Cantwell big chance missed??

  26. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    OMG INGS

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ffs we are $hit

  27. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lloris huge howler

    Ings G

  28. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Good week to be an Oxford fan

  29. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lloris Karius still in league???

  30. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lloris is a fool 😆

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hooooooooowwwwwwleeeeer