Dugout Discussion

Tomori and Targett absent as Pulisic returns for Chelsea

Christian Pulisic (£7.0m) returns to the Chelsea team to face Brighton on the first matchday of 2020.

Joining him in the starting line-up is right-back Reece James (£5.0m), who was recently ruled out by Frank Lampard for at least a week.

He plays on the right of defence which means another appearance at left-back for Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m).

Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) and Mason Mount (£6.3m) also keep their places in the 4-3-3 system.

However, Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m) misses out on the match altogether which means a place on the bench for Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) once again.

Brighton manager Graham Potter has selected Pascal Groß (£6.4m) and Aaron Connolly (£4.5m) on the bench with Steven Alzate (£4.5m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) starting either side of Neal Maupay (£5.8m).

Burnley host Aston Villa in the other lunch-time match where Matt Targett (£4.4m) misses out through injury.

Dean Smith has gone for a slightly altered shape to usual, lining up in a 3-4-3 system featuring Neil Taylor (£4.3m) and Frédéric Guilbert (£4.4m) as the wing-backs and Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) in the back-three.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Montoya; Pröpper, Mooy, Bissouma; Trossard, Maupay, Alzate.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger, R James; Kanté, Jorginho, Mount; Pulisic, Abraham, Willian.

Burnley XI: Pope; Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Brady; A Barnes, Wood.

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Hause, Mings, Konsa; N Taylor, D Luiz, Nakamba, Guilbert; Grealish, Wesley, Trézéguet.

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1,828 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who to replace Pope? Maximum 5,1 to spend...
    A Ryan
    B fabianski
    C foster

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It's not worth the transfer at this stage imo

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ryan for me

  2. BNMC
      1 month, 17 days ago

      So that Grealish haul finally takes me into the top 500k... for now.

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      KdB and Mane missing the game would be wonderful. Vardy cappers(casuals) didnt deserve points !

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nothing casual in capping Vardy, with that said, my VC is Martial..

    • Left Wingers Utd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anyone seen the people who said the guy with Vardy news should be banned? lol

    • seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anybody has Greenwood first sub for Vardy?

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I do and can see a greenwood winner as sub vs the tired gunners defense 🙂

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Walcott on v tired legs

          1. Champions united
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Me

    • BNMC
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Buy Sidibe now? I have exact money to get him (will have 0.0 in the bank) and it seems like he could get a price rise very soon.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          No. 2 more games before next GW

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Watford playing a 4-2-3-1 with Delofeu in the left is going to leave sooooo much space for Traore

        Wish I had him

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He will blank as usually he do vs non top 6 teams.

      • ClothedinSun
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Maddison to Traore
        Alli to Son

        2 FT's - good moves?

      • Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Any other Aguero VC and Vardy C? Could be heaven or hell, if Jesus start.

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How are Grealish owners feeling? I'm already planning to get him back in, in a couple of weeks..

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tight calf, should be back next gw?

      • Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Last minute Kane to Vardy transfer out of fear of my ML rivals getting a Vardy haul with an awful bench and Salah (vc) who may get rested ruined my day!

      • MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Which of the three game(s) are u watching?

        Me: Spurs and Wolves

      • Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Does anyone else have suspicions that Mane will be rested tomorrow?

        1. Mambino
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          yes, but only cos he's my (c)

      • tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Switched my vc from ings to Salah last minute. Didn't it would be that important - thanks Jamie:)

      • rodog
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Connolly to Ings for 4 point hit or wait till next week?