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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. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Vardy SoT

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What’s the point in these posts?

  2. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Solanke on, King off

  3. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    VAR check at Leicester...

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

    King brought back too early. Injured again. Hammy.

  5. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tomori and Pulisic to Target and Richarlison -4 done 0.0 itb (Lost 0.1 on Pulisic already )

  6. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Penalty check

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For Vardy

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No pen

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

    Tammy header wide

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tammy holding hip.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great, GW sucks as always

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      spleen*

  9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    mousset to fleck??

  10. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Why does McGoldrick sounds like Mygoldick

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Freudian slip.

  11. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Should have captained Fleck over Salah

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tomorrow you’ll be saying Jiminez

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        😉

  12. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Brexit activated - 442 vs 442 in the late game, love to see it

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Major fails for Vardy(c) and Pulisic ffs

  14. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Maybe a pen for Villa, ffs.

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

    Who won the pen if VAR gives it?

    1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Big Ben

      Not given

  16. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is Pulisic actually going to go:

    2-2-2-2-2

    From:

    mci, WHM, AVL, eve, BOU?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Seems to always miss good chances.

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

      3 today

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Phew!

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Substituted ??

  17. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Var probably giving penalty against Lundstram 🙁

  18. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RIP Vardy triple captainers

    1. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wah

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why? Is he off?

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Villa Pen?

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    King one too many injuries.

    Don’t think Southgate will gamble on him for Euro2020.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      But wait, he's from the Faroe Islands!

  21. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lundstram fail 🙁

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lol

  22. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Come on Henderson Pen save pleeeaaassseee

  23. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Villa penalty...no!

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Shef Utd CS in danger

  24. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wesley or grealish to take pen if given?

  25. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Comon Hendo!!!

  26. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    pen villa yesss

  27. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    We're all playing Checkers folks.

  28. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    No pen

  29. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tielmans close....
    Hitting ball outside of the stadium 😀