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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, 26 days ago

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

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

    OMG Grealish.

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Benched Grealish. This could go ugly.

  5. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    They're you grealish owners. Happy now?

    1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      There

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No. I want the assist too.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 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, 26 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, 26 days ago

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

            1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Chill out son

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

      No.

      He's first on my bench.

  6. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Grealishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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

    Grealish goal

  8. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Grealish goal

    2-0

  9. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Grealish Goal!

  10. BNMC
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

      1. BNMC
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Wait, who cares now?

        • Andy Ftw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Hasn’t been added at all thus far

      2. The Red Devil
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Second goal for Grealish...

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

          And Assist.

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

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

      4. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Please no var check

      5. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Offside VAR

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

          it was a block by a defender lol

      7. Jullepuu
          1 month, 26 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

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

          How does Grealish keep scoring/assisting?

          Is he that good?

        • Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          VAR that motherfckers from the VAR room !!!

        • GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Rule that out u c@&ts

        • Halftime
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Imagine if the goal was ruled out too lol

        • The Red Devil
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

        • Alnair
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

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

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

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Come on, chalk it off

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

          Heaton assist??!

        • ragnarlookbrood
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          grealish 4 president

        • mb1983
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Grealish goal. JUSTICE!

          (... until ruled out by VAR)

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

          WHERE ARE ALL MY GREALISH POINTS

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          GREALISH REAL GOAL NO VARTR

        • Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Lovely goal