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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Huge Tammy fail 🙁

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      gtfo my team tomori

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Su

    3. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kept him rather than swap to Rashford. Very annoying.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I removed Jimenez for him!

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Oh lord no

    4. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yep, time to boot him out

    5. Canary_Kid
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      ...

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Taking a LB off, putting a RB at LB, a CB at RB...

    Lampard must really not trust Emerson.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rightfully so it seems

  3. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Are arsenal good now?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Better

  4. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Alisson TAA Gomez VVD Robbo Lallana Henderson Wijnaldum Salah Firmino Mane

    Via KopCentral. Fairly reliable.

    Peace out 🙂

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Phew (if true)

    2. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Moaning Klopp fraud as usual

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would be amazing.

    4. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My Mane to Salah transfer may turn out to be a bit silly

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Likewise, particularly with Abraham being so lame

    5. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      OMG!!!! Mane plays... pls let this be true

    6. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      thanks BF...

    7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thank goodness. My 3rd bench sub Lundy comes on

    8. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Time to hide behind sofa

    9. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      As expected

    10. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Everyone wins. Mane and Robbo will be kept busy by Doc and Adama. Salah will get the chances x

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Traits is benched

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

      Salah(c) here we go.

    12. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Beautiful

    13. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Salah (C), Mane (VC), TAA

      😎

  5. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    George Graham looking in very good nick.

  6. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Can't wait for Traore vs Van Dijk

    **rUbS hAnDs ViGoRoUsLy**

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Might have to wait until the second half then

  7. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    bye bye tomori from my team

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      See you Tomori

    2. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      useless twit

    1. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That winds me up. What a chump

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What I would give for Dave to score an equaliser and give it back.

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That's a pretty scummy thing to do.

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Football equivalent of "first World problems"

    5. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Is that David Spade?

  8. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Nice tomori 1 pt to come off bench !
    Plus cantwell 1 pt, week before had 20 + Pts on bench,
    Never there when you need them most, brutal gw so far

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      brutal is an understatement

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      But can you beat 9pts from 8 ?

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        no

      2. kopite65
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        13 with Tammy playing
        Mane cap, kdb v/c !

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          good stuff

          1. kamdaraji
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            love fpl

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      thats the bench point rule

  9. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Arteta is pocketing Tammy hard here

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      TBF it is an awesome jacket.

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Abraham not been in any form since injury

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

        Looks like he was brought back too early and has now been run down into the ground.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yep.

  10. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pope Button
    Soy Kelly Rico Lundstram Dunk
    Dele Salah KDB Zaha Dendoncker
    Ings Kane Vardy
    2 FTs 0.9 ITB

    What should I do?!

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What would you like to do?!

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Rest up, Nuno 🙂

  12. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    5 mins until complete utter, disgusting and eventful SCENES

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Obscene

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Dendonker owner?

  13. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ozil shouting to other players. New.

  14. Sailboats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hopefully Jimi is rested.

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      -1

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Stop that

  15. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Abraham misses sitter. That's it he's gone.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He'll score yet

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It's zee historee of zee arsenal?

    2. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Brilliant block by Luiz to be fair.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What a pass by Lamptey, though.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Is he even In The game ??

  16. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ings is like a toothpaste that you think is empty but is still giving you back after 2 months

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      best fpl buy this season for me

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Went for aguero and c him.
        I tried to be smart. Not sure

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Only got him in this week.

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I keep worrying that if I get him in I'll end up with an empty tube.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I keep on thinking the same but when he will stop delivering?

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

    Like that Leno is just booting the ball up the pitch sometimes. Makes a change from this rubbish about passing it at the back to defenders who can't pass the ball themselves.

  18. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Currently on 7 from 5.

    Was ranked 29k before the week started. Anyone do worse than that?

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      See below

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      5 from 5 atm

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      13 minus 4 not good either.

    4. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah irbox is 1.5millionth lol

    5. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cheers lads, misery loves company

  19. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Only a Salah Hattie plus Jimmy hattie will save my GW. Staring at my lowest score ever at 9pts from 8

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      😮

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Damn.

  20. SB8
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Even if Mane starts, imo he won't play 90 min.

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Just not a natural finisher is he

  22. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    take abraham off

  23. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lampard getting exposed, they will blame the players. But what will be the excuse when they sign players and still do bad?

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lack of enthusiasm and passion from the players to be honest.

        1. Skloppy Kops
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Same goes for Arsenal in the previous games. Today they do show passion

    • Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Salah and Mane captainers brace yourselves

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Andrex aready.

    • Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If you are looking for massive differentials...
      How does Mount and Tammy sound for the next 3???

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My body is ready

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        sounds like an R Kelly track

    • Al Moon Yeah
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Here comes the sweet release! Get Ready!

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mount subbing or dropping deeper inc

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tammy off please!