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Lampard rotates but key Chelsea assets all start

Chelsea’s key Fantasy assets all start against Bournemouth with Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) joining Tammy Abraham (£8.0m) in the front-three.

Meanwhile, Mason Mount (£6.6m) is also in the starting line-up but may well be sat in a central midfield trio alongside N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m) and Jorginho (£5.0m).

However, those who made a move for the differential Reece James (£5.0m) were left disappointed as he was named on the bench.

The exciting right-back has started four of the last five but is among the substitutes against Bournemouth.

The Cherries have gone with something relatively experimental in light of recent injuries.

Eddie Howe has opted for a 4-4-2 diamond system featuring Josh King (£6.1m) and Ryan Fraser (£6.9m) as the central strikers.

That sees Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m) return to the right of defence with Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) starts on the left.

Meanwhile, Leicester have kept the exact same line-up rolled out in the 4-1 win at Aston Villa, hinting that Brendan Rodgers may continue using it after Gameweek 16.

The Foxes once again are laid out in a 4-3-1-2 system, with Dennis Praet (£5.3m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.6m) either side of Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) and James Maddison (£7.8m) behind Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) and Kelechi Iheancho (£5.7m).

Opponents Norwich include Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) in their starting line-up after he was benched in Gameweek 16.

Sheffield United name an unchanged side to face Aston Villa, Dean Smith hands rare starts to Kortney Hause (£4.4m) and Henri Lansbury (£4.4m).

After coming back into the team for the 5-0 defeat at Spurs, Matt Lowton (£4.4m) returns to the bench for Burnley.

Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) reclaims his right-back berth after an injury, while Ashley Barnes (£6.3m) and Ashley Westwood (£5.4m) return after missing out on Gameweek 16.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) has also shaken off the knock Sean Dyche revealed on Thursday to start up-front in the 4-4-2 system.

In light of recent injuries to Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) and Jonjo Shelvey (£5.1m), Steve Bruce is somewhat limited in the team he can name at Turf Moor.

He has stuck with a five-man defence but looks to be deploying three central midfielders behind a front-pairing of Andy Carroll (£5.4m) and Joelinton (£5.6m), rather than sticking with a 5-4-1 formation.

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

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Willems, Dummett, Schär, Fernández, Manquillo; Atsu, S Longstaff, Hayden; Joelinton, Carroll.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Emerson, Rüdiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Mount, Kanté, Jorginho; Pulisic, Abraham, Willian.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Rico, Mepham, Francis, Stacey; Lerma; Gosling, Billing; L Cook; J King, Fraser.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Tielemans, Ndidi, Praet; Maddison; Iheanacho, Vardy.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Byram; Tettey, Trybull; Buendía, McLean, Cantwell; Pukki.

Sheffield Utd XI: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Mousset, McGoldrick.

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

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1,988 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ndidi wasting Maddison assist

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

    Alonso would have scored that

  3. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    This worth a -4?

    Taa pulisic jimi to kabasele alli rashford

  4. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fleck double

  5. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Omg how didnt emerson score that

  6. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Sheff 2-0

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fleck G

  8. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Love that West Ham line up. Proper City pellegrini team.

    1. Richarlison_fan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pretty much a normal West Ham team...

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Get Lundstram off!!

  10. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Lund and Pope....HOOOLLLLLD!!!

  11. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fleck the real MVP

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

    Who the feck is Fleck

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looked at him as a Troare replacement.

  13. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    If Robertson hadn't been on the bench today, my transfer would have been Greenwood to Shane Long today.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cool 🙂

  14. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fleckinho

  15. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    who assisted fleck

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      McGoldrick

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      McGoldrick

  16. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fleck stealing Lundy baps

  17. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    HODL

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      SODL

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Glenn?

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      HODOR!

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    SOU: McCarthy, Bertrand, Cédric, Stephens, Bednarek, Redmond, Højbjerg, Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Ings, Long
    Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Yoshida, Oriol Romeu, Armstrong, Adams, Obafemi

    WHU: Martin, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cresswell, Fornals, Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Antonio, Haller
    Subs: Roberto, Zabaleta, Masuaku, Diop, Carlos Sánchez, Ajeti, Yarmolenko

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      4222 vs 4222 this is very exciting

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        It better be, gonna watch with no players involved.

  19. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    How much is Fleck ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      4.8

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      4.9

  20. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    TAA to Aurier and Pulisic to Son for free?

  21. TERIYAKI 69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    WGTA??

  22. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    2 sexy goals from the Scottish kante. UTFB

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fleck banned for GW18 pulling a Keane vs Juve performance out of the bag.

  24. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Saints XI
    McCarthy
    Cedric Stephens Bednarek Bertrand
    PeH JwP
    Djenepo Redmond
    Ings Long

    Happy with that. Come on you Saints.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      4222 from us aswell. Going to be a good game

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Would prefer to see Boufal for Redmond, but think Boufal is still injured.

  25. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fleck such a better option than Cantwell currently. Shame I couldn’t make that change when I wanted to few weeks back.

  26. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Bloody Pantswell

  27. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Lund first sub, started Dilva...

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

    King finished

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

    What the fleck!

    Where are my Mousset goals?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      😀

  30. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I need to buy Fleck