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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. SB8
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Abraham now just can't blank against Luiz and Mustafi

  2. Waynoo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mustafi oh dear

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mustafi on

  4. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Nelson looking so lively and everything coming down the right.
    Only 5.3 but not the best fixtures

    1. BENOIT
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pepe a threat

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Aaaaah forgot about him

  5. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 25 days ago

    what kind of FPL team has Auba in it? Or are you guys cheering for ur draft teams? Actually, do people even cheer for draft?

  6. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    unfortunate for Arsenal just when everything was looking good

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rash+Martial vs Mustafi+Luiz 😯

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mustafi coming on? Lifeline.

  9. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mount going to rack up the fouls again and still avoid a YC.

  10. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Forgot to use my Arsenal v Chelsea Free £50 In Play Bet as I had to go out and was driving. I always do the no risk BTTS first half. Torn between desperately needing Tammy returns and not wanting to see a goal.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Go for cards, could get sloppy after the break

  11. Sailboats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Aubameyang's hairline is really far back

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Cat from Red Dwharf says hi

    2. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      It's the hairline that helped him nail that header.

    3. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Mane says hi

    4. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Joleon Lescott

  12. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Chelsea have got to change their shape, no midfield to speak of

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He doesn't appreciate Jorginho enough.

  13. The gospel according to Mar…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Morelos sent off again for Rangers.

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Who?

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Alfredo Morelos. He plays for Glasgow Rangers.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Standard

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Doesn't matter though. Rangers win. Makes the title race more interesting. But SPL really is rubbish. Rangers and Celtic need to be in the PL IMO. Let's see how they do when they get the same TV money as Arsenal, Spurs etc.

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I want him in the Prem, banterous player.

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What is it now 6 or 7? He might need to see someone

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I've lost count.

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I think it's better if I just switch off this match now.

    1. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      31 mins too late.

  15. MITHRRANDIRR
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Lamps has tactically outplayed himself here.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yup.

    2. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Jorginho coming on, it seems.

      1. SB8
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        The sooner, the better for Chelsea

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

    Auba has gone under the radar all season, whilst I have been stuck with Salah/Sterling. Guess its all about finding the right balance. No clear template.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gerrard attacking cameras 😆 🙂

    What a win!

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

      You can take the boy out of Liverpool...

  18. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Who was the better footballer - Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lampard.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Gerrard.

    3. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Paul Scholes

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Player & manager!

      Only 1 answer.

    5. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Gerrard

    6. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lamps

    7. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Gerrard was mainly a 1 man performer carrying 'pool. Frank scored more goals got more awards and was more of a team player. Frank for me.

    8. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Gerrard

    9. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Unquestionably Gerrard. Lamps had great timing for ghosting into goalscoring positions.

    10. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lampard

    11. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lampard

      He actually won the league, and broke records.

      Scholes way above both.

    12. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      So far, split is even 😮

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Gerrard

    13. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      In terms of constructing a footballer Gerrard, but brain is so important so Lampard above slightly

      In the same way Messi is better than Ronaldo but Ronaldo attribute wise probably comes out ahead

  19. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mount YC. Finally after about two weeks.

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Finally!

    Mount YC.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kante joins him.

  21. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kante YC.

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ozil is running the show

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Muppets - Series 3?

  23. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mount YC

  24. money face bandwagon
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Finally my differential arba scores

  25. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Chelsea are sheit

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This is the Ozil game for the next few months.

    Enjoy!

  27. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kante coming back into the team has completely ruined Chelsea, fading force? Doesn't fit into what Lampard was starting to do but too big of a name to drop

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kante isnt too big to drop

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This was a good game for Kante to play in, but Jorginho and Kovacic still have to play too.

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Tomori could be hooked here.

  29. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mark knows

  30. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    30 min sun incoming