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Mount returns to the Chelsea starting XI as injured Pulisic misses out

The first three Premier League matches to take place on Sunday kicks off at 14:00 GMT, as Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates.

After the widespread rotation across the country on Saturday, there is relatively little team news to report from north London.

Mikel Arteta has made only two changes for his first home fixture in charge of Arsenal, both of which are enforced.

Calum Chambers (£4.4m), back from suspension, replaces the injured Sokratis (£4.9m), while Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m) returns at the expense of Granit Xhaka (£5.1m), who is ill.

Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m) is only among the substitutes as Reiss Nelson (£5.3m) is again chosen to accompany Mesut Ozil (£7.2m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) in the Gunners’ four-man attack.

Budget FPL midfielder Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) is deployed at left-back, meanwhile.

Frank Lampard has also made a couple of alterations to the Chelsea side that lost 2-0 at home to Southampton.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.4m) and Jorginho (£4.9m) both drop to the bench, with Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) and Mason Mount (£6.4m) handed recalls.

Christian Pulisic (£7.1m) is not in the visitors’ matchday squad, with a minor injury being widely reported for the American.

The Blues look to be in the same 3-4-3 shape that the deployed away at Spurs in Gameweek 18, with Mount and Willian (£7.1m) flanking Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) in attack.

There of the five most-sold players of Gameweek 20 – Mount, Pulisic and Abraham – are on Chelsea’s books.

The Blues have kept only one clean sheet on the road this season, while Arsenal have recorded just one shut-out on home soil.


Arsenal XI: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Luiz, Saka; Torreira, Guendouzi; Nelson, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Tomori, Rudiger, Zouma; Emerson, Kovacic, Kante, Azpilicueta; Willian, Mount, Abraham.

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1,414 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Maybe Frank will actually play Jorginho and Kovacic together again now. Would make Tammy an asset again.

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      This

  2. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Abraham owners would you prefer me or Rainer to tell you the news first that Tammy will get 0 BAPs?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Already noticed, might get 1?

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Atleast he got 6 points... given how the week is going, its already a haul 😛

    3. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably 1 bap

  3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Excellent for Tammy non-owners. Owners will keep him now 😉

  4. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is Ragaboly here?
    I noticed something interesting on live FPL and wanted to ask him about it

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      why don't you share it anyway? He posts here sometime

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Was it his python?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He’s here vvvvv

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I am here

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have a question about it too: Why does the interface change sometimes mid-match so that less information is able to be seen? And why not other times?

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          The website used to crash when traffic peaks, so I built a lighter version of the rank page to be shown when traffic is high, and now the website rarely crashes. When traffic is not peaked, the heavier page with more info is shown.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Makes perfect sense. Cheers for the site and all the work It is really great. Congrats!

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Cheers, very glad it works well!

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I might be chatting total rubbish as I havent tested it on another account. But you know on the live rank page, I think at the end of a GW at the bottom of the page it shows players in the top 10k you dont own and what damage they can do vs you. This specific table only shows players you dont own. On the eve of this gameweek I did Mane>Salah and liveFPL removed Salah and added Mane to that list. So basically liveFPL knew what my transfer was before the GW deadline passed.

      I dont need to enter any other details other than my FPL id to get that table to come up, so anyone with my user ID could go and compare my team to that list just before the deadline and see if I got in/or out any player listed there. Can it be used to figure out transfers or am I losing the plot here?

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hmm, there is absolutely no way the website (or anyone without your login details) knows your transfer before the deadline.. Are you 100% sure this happened before the deadline?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I did the transfer at like 11pm on the eve of the deadline, looked at liveFPL and Salah was no longer in that table and Mane was (and that was like 20mins later or something).
          That table im referring to only shows players I dont own right?

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yes it only shows players you don't own, but also if a player has an EO > 100% and you didn't captain him, it shows that player because he can still hurt your rank. For example, if you didn't captain Vardy this week, he will show up in this table with 18.1% EO that you don't have.

            Did Mane have EO >100% last week, I don't remember? That could be the only explanation

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              It also sorts the table with players who made maximum damage, and as Salah blanked last week, he might have been near the bottom of the table and you didn't notice.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Maybe thats what it was, but try test it sometime. Sorry if im wasting your time lol

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  No need to apologize, I am just as curious 😀 But I guarantee you 100% that liveFPL only uses the data made available by the official FPL, no privacy hacks involved. It would need the login details if so, and there's no reason to do that when all the features are built around just knowing the FPL id.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    I must be imagining things then, or 100% its going to be pumping out T2000's next season 😛

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I apologise if im wrong and misread the table or something but Mane was in that list and Salah wasnt (I wanted to check Salahs ownership and had to go to a different page to do that).

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        There is a very simple, very logical explanation here

        Live FPL has obviously became self aware

        This is how terminator started

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I would be very proud of it if so 😀

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I don't know what you mean, but if you can see your own team with team ID, it isn't something to worry imo. Your device might be logged in. But do check if you can see somebody else's team.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I was going to test it but I need someone to make a transfer and then know their team ideally so dont have to wait for the deadline to check it works.

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            In any case, I guarantee you liveFPL has absolutely no access to your transfers even if you're logged in somewhere else. It can only access the available data that anyone can see with your FPL id.

  5. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Tammy owners so lucky he has been shocking

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      As lucky as Kane & Rash owners.

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      That's the benefit of strikers. They're in a position to grab a random goal at any moment.

      It's why I like Martial.

  6. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Jimmy and Traore on bench.

  7. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Jammy Abraham owners

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Abraham 1 BAP?

  9. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anybody else find that Aubemayang and Ings specifically seem to get so many more BAPs for so little?

    1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      E.g Auba on 38 BPS yet only scored 1 goal in a game they're losing.

      Seems weird

    2. SB007
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah. Winning goal baps?

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No. They are clinical. So they don't lose loads of BAPS for dispossessions and shots off target.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        basically they don't touch the ball the rest of the game so don't lose BAPs

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Avoiding minus baps, that's the name of the game. Finishing big chances, completing passes, not getting dispossessed and not committing fouls. Plus forwards get more baps for goals.

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Makes sense, thanks guys. Who would you say the best are at this?
        Vardy, Auba and Ings?

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Kane.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Ings imo. Kane shoots more often off target which is -1 bp (imo, do check and confirm). Auba doesn't shoot a lot either. Spurs also have much more other goal scorers than Kane, so baps are more divided. Ings usually gets 3 baps from his only goal.

  10. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    No. More Abra. Please.

  11. bialk
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Tammy close

  12. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Klopp stated Shaq would've started but is injured.

  13. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Martial & Rashford double up anyone? Or should i go for Maddison (grealish out)

    1. SB007
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’ve got them both. They have been my differentials with TAA last 2 GWS. Moved up 300k places.

  14. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Still time for another.

  15. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    If you want to see how naive Arsenal are, that Abraham goal shows it.

    Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City would have hacked Abraham down before he even got close to the penalty area. Taken the YC. Arsenal just let him run forward without any pressure.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yep

  16. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Loved the celebration from jorginho for both goals ...

  17. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    how did arse blow that one

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wrong site mate

    2. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Makeshift, poor defence.

  18. La Vida Latte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A) grealish, pulisic, tammy -> mane, traore, dcl for -4
    B) pulisic, martial -> traore, mane for free

    Thanks!

    1. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  19. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Oh Arsenal.....lol

  20. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone keeping Abraham?

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yep. Was going to anyway.

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      That goal was his parting gift. Can't endure this every week... not good for the heart 😛

  21. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Robbie adding items in his shopping cart

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Robbie?

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      75" tv

  22. jpizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is Joe Gomez a good option? Cut price Liverpool asset

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Could be good value

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hardly any point having him over TAA/Robbo/Salah/Mané

      1. jpizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Apart from price no?

        1. jpizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Returned more points than rob is last three

          1. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Considering him or VVD as cut price options, yes.

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              DGW is soon though

  23. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Arse. 1 shot in 2nd half at home ?!!

  24. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who wins?

    Me: Mane(C) +1pt
    Cup opponent: Sterling+Mourinho+oconell

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You

    2. SB8
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You should pray for Mourinho blank

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hopefully you

    4. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hmmmm that cheeky Mourinho pick by your opponent might make the difference

  25. Jullepuu
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Why is Arsenal so Arsenal always?

  26. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Shocking from Arsenal

  27. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    ref was shite but so were arse

  28. Quackadoodz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Wow these goals by Kane, Rash and Tammy really hurt

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      rash one really killed me

  29. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Abraham knocked off 1 BAP with deductions to come after winning goal added :/

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hooray

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm just happy it's not a blank.

    3. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lol. What's your problem with Tammy scoring? Feeling salty much? Battyboi

  30. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mustafi MOTM

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      what a time to be alive