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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. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    don't own grealish owner but it seems harsh if he doesn't get the assist

  2. BillionairesClub
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I come home, open my FPL team, see Grealshinho on 6 points, now I'm happy.
    Check 5 minute later he's back on 1 point.
    Check FPL twitter, and see VAR ruled it out.. but then Assist for Grealish for Wesley's goal.
    Okay now I'm happy again.
    Check FPL team, still 1 point.

    Okay, where's the rope.

    1. BillionairesClub
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Now if this Grealish goal is ruled out I'm seriously going to use the rope.

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    OMG Grealish.

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Benched Grealish. This could go ugly.

  5. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    They're you grealish owners. Happy now?

    1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      There

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No. I want the assist too.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        For a pass that looked like it was going out for a goal kick?

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah. The one that the FPL twitter account said was an assist.

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            And that he’s now been awarded. Yeah, that one.

            1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Chill out son

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No.

      He's first on my bench.

  6. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  7. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealish goal

  8. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealish goal

    2-0

  9. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealish Goal!

  10. BNMC
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Was the Grealish assist added then removed, or did they just forget to add it?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wait, who cares now?

    2. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hasn’t been added at all thus far

  11. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Second goal for Grealish...

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      And Assist.

  12. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealishhhh goal. Are they going to steal that one again?

  13. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Please no var check

  14. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Offside VAR

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    RE: Tammy assist, FPL haven't awarded Ryan any saves yet, so I think that tells you what you need to know.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      it was a block by a defender lol

  16. Jullepuu
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I know that the pass took a deflection but surely Grealish tried to pass it to Wesley in the first place. Should count imo

  17. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How does Grealish keep scoring/assisting?

    Is he that good?

  18. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    VAR that motherfckers from the VAR room !!!

  19. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Rule that out u c@&ts

  20. Halftime
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Imagine if the goal was ruled out too lol

  21. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    On second thoughts, who knows, VAR might find a way to chalk off this goal too

  22. Alnair
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    It's too funny. They're trying so hard to stop Grealish getting points 😀

  23. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Glad I took out Grealish coz I had literally nothing else to do with my 2FT’s

  24. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Come on, chalk it off

  25. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Heaton assist??!

  26. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    grealish 4 president

  27. mb1983
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealish goal. JUSTICE!

    (... until ruled out by VAR)

  28. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    WHERE ARE ALL MY GREALISH POINTS

  29. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    GREALISH REAL GOAL NO VARTR

  30. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Lovely goal