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. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 22 days ago

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

    • Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

        Next move?

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Who will you transfer out next?

        1. iL PiStOlErO
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Maybe Will Kane.

        2. CloudSky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Who you selling this week?

        3. The Sociologist
            1 month, 22 days ago

            What transfers out do you have planned this week?!

          • Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

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

        4. The Sociologist
            1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

              Why? Back to being crap after Burnley

              1. The Sociologist
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I’m just sick of Pope...

                • Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 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.

            2. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

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

            3. UnitedFan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Sold Grealish for Traore 🙁

              1. Joey Barton and Friends
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                sold him too as I wasnt going to play him

              2. TOPCAT1960
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                My h2h this week also did this move and captained !

            4. Van der Faart
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Damn sold Jack at 11.28 this morning. Come on Adama

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I'm afraid you will be disappointed

            5. 16ShimiC16
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

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

              1. schwing
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Indeed!

            6. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Graelish you beautiful creature!!!!

            7. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Pope in my goal
              Grealish in my bench

              Arse!

              1. Garlana
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Hah same mate

              2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

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

            8. Garlana
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Grealish laughing from 1st on
              my bench

            9. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

                😮

                Did he charge for that advice?

              2. Sailboats
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Next level big brained move

              3. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Cheeky

              4. Harper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Jonty is one of the most underrated FPL managers imo

            10. JackJack
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Sympathy for Grealish sellers: zero.

              In form and playing Burnley...

            11. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                1 month, 22 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
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

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

                  1. JackJack
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

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

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Keep Grealish for now?

                1. BrutalLogiC
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Sell while your ahead !

              • Mané money
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I’m being punished by Grealish and Tammy 🙁

                What a fun way to start the new year!

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

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

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

                      352 here loads of midfield room

                    2. iL PiStOlErO
                        1 month, 22 days ago

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

                    3. Gudjohnsen
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

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

                    4. Snevitz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 22 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.

                  • Bookkeeper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

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

                  • Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 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, 22 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, 22 days ago

                          Haha 😀

                    2. BDA Shadow
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

                        Short Kepa leaves us more susceptible 😆

                        1. BDA Shadow
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

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

                    3. Railwayman
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

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

                    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

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

                    5. iL PiStOlErO
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        So is it Jack assit or not?

                      • jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

                          You’re bold today 😉

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            it's the hangover 😉

                        2. BNMC
                            1 month, 22 days ago

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

                          • BrutalLogiC
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            That's unfortunate..

                          • Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Games in Norway yah bell.....

                            1. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

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

                          • Hy liverpool
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Ban

                            1. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              go and play with your rattler 😉

                          • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Your standard is going down 😉

                            1. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

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

                          • The Big Fella
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

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

                        3. dshv
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Changed grealish for martial and yes jack smash..

                        4. Trophé Mourinho
                            1 month, 22 days ago

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

                            1. Public user
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

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

                          • Fudgy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 22 days ago

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

                            1. Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Log off.

                              1. Fudgy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Sending me sick this game I can't handle it

                                1. JackJack
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Time to find a new hobby..

                            2. gooberman
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              I've benched him which is even worse.

                            3. SHUTUPHEATHER
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

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

                          • gooberman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 22 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, 22 days ago

                                Cantwell might be benched yet. There’s hope!

                                1. gooberman
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Even if he is benched he always comes on.

                            2. 1zverGGadeM
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 22 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, 22 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, 22 days ago

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

                            3. SHUTUPHEATHER
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Traore trap.

                            4. Rash
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

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