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. iL PiStOlErO
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Cantwell is for bench. Dendo is for bench. Jack is not, simple as that. Rather sell then bench.

  2. Will Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I'm so good at this game. Recently transferred out KDB for his 19 pointer, TAA for a 24 pointer and now Grealish 🙂

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Next move?

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who will you transfer out next?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maybe Will Kane.

    3. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who you selling this week?

    4. The Sociologist
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What transfers out do you have planned this week?!

    5. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bringing back TAA for VVD this week, so get on Virgil!! You're welcome 🙂

  3. The Sociologist
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Grealish might have to stay for a little bit longer then it seems! Pope the obvious fire to fight...

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why? Back to being crap after Burnley

      1. The Sociologist
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I’m just sick of Pope...

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Crap in what way though? He's been really good whenever I've watched him for ages now, Villa are bad yeah but Grealish is a very good player.

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Villa’s Pele hoovering up the baps....

  5. UnitedFan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sold Grealish for Traore 🙁

    1. Joey Barton and Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      sold him too as I wasnt going to play him

    2. TOPCAT1960
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      My h2h this week also did this move and captained !

  6. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Damn sold Jack at 11.28 this morning. Come on Adama

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm afraid you will be disappointed

  7. 16ShimiC16
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Now is the time to rest Mane Klopp ! Big derby on the weekend ...

    1. schwing
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Indeed!

  8. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Graelish you beautiful creature!!!!

  9. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pope in my goal
    Grealish in my bench

    Arse!

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hah same mate

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      And guaranteed nobody in my 11 gets a rest now, despite needing my whole bench last week

  10. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Grealish laughing from 1st on
    my bench

  11. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Jonty influencing managers to do Grealish -> Traore only to keep Grealish is elite tactical mind games.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      😮

      Did he charge for that advice?

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Next level big brained move

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cheeky

    4. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jonty is one of the most underrated FPL managers imo

  12. JackJack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sympathy for Grealish sellers: zero.

    In form and playing Burnley...

  13. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Everyone here moaning selling or subbing Grealish. I would never do it this fixture. Top 1k here we come, thanks Super Jack!

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Well done captain hindsight, nobody is gonna cheer for you being this smug.

      1. JackJack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It's hardly hindsight.. was always a high possibility.

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Keep Grealish for now?

    1. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sell while your ahead !

  15. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I’m being punished by Grealish and Tammy 🙁

    What a fun way to start the new year!

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Those who spend extra on the 8th attacker, did you all bench Grealish? 🙂

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 16 days ago

      This is exactly why I don't spend extra on the 8th attacker. Happy to have Cantwell as my 8th.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        352 here loads of midfield room

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Couldn't agree more. This way are always some points on bench. Why make it more complicated then already is

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That's why I like having Greenwood on my bench.

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes, not a problem. He is on form and will increase in value, plus there is a chance I will get his points if someone doesn't play.

  17. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    this is what happens when you try to catch a 0.1 price rise.

  18. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    @Graelish owners

    I heard this song and immediately thought of you guys: https://youtu.be/th4Czv1j3F8?t=7

    I hope you enjoy.

    1. The Sociologist
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wish I hadn’t just played that out loud on the train... ya got me there!

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Haha 😀

  19. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any other Chelsea fans tired of seeing these top 10 goals of 18/19 played over and over? 3 of them are against Chelsea, feel like everyone is always scoring worldies against us.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Short Kepa leaves us more susceptible 😆

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Drop points again from a god damn bicycle kick. You can't make this sht up.

  20. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Grealish owners, what's the plan for that first goal VAR disallowed ? Will we continue with the pressure towards the FPL or let it go and hope he scores another one in the second half ?

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pukki owners went through the same the other day. Hope it all evens out

  21. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Grealish ruining new years day and probably knocking me out of the cup, and I own him. Fantastic.

  22. iL PiStOlErO
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So is it Jack assit or not?

  23. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Vardy hasn't even travelled to the King Power today by all accounts

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You’re bold today 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        it's the hangover 😉

    2. BNMC
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Neither have Maddison, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Pereira, Tielemans, and Schmeichel!

    3. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That's unfortunate..

    4. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Games in Norway yah bell.....

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        ah forgot about that, hopefully it's not snowed off!

    5. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ban

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        go and play with your rattler 😉

    6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Your standard is going down 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        it's some of the the match day bell ends that set me off 😉

    7. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Lundstrum on my bench and KDB my VC so that's cool with me 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        have Rico coming in for him so not the end of the world either

  24. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Changed grealish for martial and yes jack smash..

  25. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Grealish and Tammy owners in their flip flops?
    Only way u could be more casual

    1. Public user
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      oh U serious player ? Or u think u serious player ? Lol link ur team

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Hate my life, feel so depressed. Sold grealish. 🙁

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Log off.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sending me sick this game I can't handle it

        1. JackJack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Time to find a new hobby..

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I've benched him which is even worse.

    3. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Don’t worry. It’s just a game. We all have it.

  27. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Grealish haul and I've effing benched him for Cantwell. Never saw this coming with how aweful Villa were in the last game. Game drives you nuts sometimes. Now praying for a no show from one of Mane, KDB, Cantwell or Martial. Pep, KDB needs a rest man!

    1. The Sociologist
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cantwell might be benched yet. There’s hope!

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Even if he is benched he always comes on.

  28. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Just saw dissallowed Grealish goal.. It's almost the same case with Neto's dissallowed goal, when 1cm of attacker's foot is offside during the build-up for the goal. There is really something wrong when VAR's officials taking those kind of decissions indeed, but there are clear rules of Football too, where it's written clearly, that when attacker collects the ball after is being offside during the first touch to the ball from the passer - it's Offside!
    Grealish owner..

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      But the game continued play and the back 4 "resetted". Rules need to followed to the book imo. Either way, it's not the worst for owners as he has 2 returns already, hoping his assist stands.

    2. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      so was it "clear and obvious" or did they have to get their protractors out and spend 2 minutes calculating it

  29. SHUTUPHEATHER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Traore trap.

  30. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Traore will most certainly blank now to compound matters for grealish sellers