Dugout Discussion

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. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    LCFC run towards relegation begins

  2. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    lei close

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

    Tammy the Championship striker.

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

    Anyone know if Henderson gets awarded a penalty save ?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nope. Because he did not save it.

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

      No save

  5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is lundstrum a viable captain choice next week?
    Likely clean sheet, maybe an assist.
    A lot of the big guns are playing each other.

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No. Son C for me.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah more than likely Kane (C) for me maybe (VC) lundstrum

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

    What was I thinking benching Rico for Soyboy? 🙁

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

      Madness on paper

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      norwich may be

    3. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You were thinking, better fixture and Chelsea more likely to score and Leicester less likely to conceed.

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

    Will Lampard last at Chelsea?

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

      Has done remarkably well with no players coming in.

  8. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ohhh Chelsea, we're coming for you 🙂 get tf in.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Spurs fan aswel?

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What. Theres nonsuch thing

  9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Teams know how to play against Frank now. If you don’t open up, then we literally won’t score against you.
    Prepare for a Mourinho bus next week

  10. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Finally a CS for Hendo and Lundy

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Juhu finally Henderson

  11. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Norwich strong against the good ones. Even pool second half they "won", then City and ppayed well today

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I well remember that liverpool game had treble pool defence VVD ,(C) TAA and alison.

      Was the ruination of my season before it begun!

  12. Dont give a fuchs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Chelsea lost but got rico CS. I dont know if to be happy or sad

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

      Plastic

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

        Harrogate?

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

      Sad

      Bournemouth...at home...

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

      Hiw come he is in your starting 11?

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Coz I saved my FT and other two defenders are pva and tomori

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

      Sad, real football much more important imo.

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes. That's why I am more of sad

  13. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rico 😎

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You play him?

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        BB

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

      How could I ever doubt you. So happy to didn’t listen to me I’d have felt so guilty

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Np mate. Luck on my side

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

    We should play Kante Kovacic and Jorginho all the time . Our best midfield atm

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Best was without Kante

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hm sell kanze to arsenal

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

    Bournmouth 3 wins in a row at the bridge. Where was this stat in the build up?? Would have played Rico if FFS had made me aware of this. Isnt stats like this what we pay for???? Disappointed...

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

      Yeah wasn't said

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

      Petition for a refund?

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You told me the other day to stop whining

      Stop whining

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

        He's fishing not whining mate 😉

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

      Ah will you give it a rest

  16. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    CS for Liverpool, Burnley, Bournemouth and Sheffield Utd confirmed.

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I gor all the CS 😎

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nice. Soyuncu let me down.

  17. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Another pants game week.

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

      Tell me about it. United boys to save us

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ings to the rescue!

  18. AzzaroMax99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Finally Hendo + Lundy. Nice!!

  19. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thats strange. Played rico why?

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

      Link

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That was a fail

  20. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thank you Super Jack.

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

      You are genius if played him

  21. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Grealish pk miss...

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

      Correct...

      1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        owner in tears

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

    Return of the Lord!

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Vardy can't match his record. Shame.

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ah has no real record anyway as it ignores all football pre-PL.
      It only counts 26 years and ignores the previous 100 odd years

      Jimmy Dunne from Dublin is the real record holder Sheff United 31/32 season - 12 goals in a row,

      https://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/12/01/news/jamie-vardy-chasing-record-set-by-shy-dubliner-339199/

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

    Ah well, 5 points from the TC chip. Decent return would be 10-15 so it’s not a season ender.
    Would not have thought his streak would end to Norwich, who by all accounts should have won today really!

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

      I've literally never got the TC chip right.

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

      Hard luck mate
      Mine last Season was Sane.
      At least you got a return !

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

      It was a mistake not doing it in a double ge for liverpool on Salah

  25. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Still get Grealish for next week?

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

      Being on pens makes him more attractive. But of course might be off them again after the miss

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I got him in for the upcoming games really nice set of fixtures surely will pay off.

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

    Looking at a tidy 57K rank jump.

    44 w/ 4 to play (Son, KDB, Zaha, Rash).

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fair play

  27. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Time for a Danny Ings finishing masterclass

  28. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    70 after baps. Decent?

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Below average

    2. Gaffers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't let it get you down, and don't make rash changes. It happens, next week you'll be back on top

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

      GTFO

      1. Arrows=green
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just under the average!

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If you mean 70 years old today I am impressed that a person your age plays fpl....

  29. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    First time in Ages I get 3 CS for my defence and Salah(C) too

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      God week

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Top work!

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

    great result for liverpool

    come on you red men 😎