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. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Im happy to have Grealish, the only problem is that he is first on my bench.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Same

    2. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thats tough.

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Will be lots of happy people here when Mane is rested tomorrow 😉

        1. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 22 days ago

            and comes on for a nice cameo

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

          Decent chance he will come on due to rotation

        3. Abra Dubravka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Sold him last night for Traore

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

          Same. Behind traore?

        5. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Same. Hope fantasy gods will have mercy

      • EDUARDO DA SILVA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Mate Pulisic must score two now, why I saw leaked bri-che, sorry Jackie boy, stop now 🙁

      • davies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Should I forget about DCL with this front 7?

        Salah Mane KDB Martial Grealish
        Vardy Jimenez

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Martian out for Ings and that’s my front line up 🙂

          1. Brooksy86
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Mine too... Mane over Salah though.

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yes

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yeah, probably just want Greenwood

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

          You have a lot of money.

      • FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Grealish haul baby, and it’s only half time!

        1. Freaki
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I’m hoping for more!

            1. Brooksy86
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              This... Big dif in my ML

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

          I've done everything wrong this year. Every decision ends in disaster. I'm so emotionally invested too that it's giving me actual depression. I'm addicted too. 🙁

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

            Don't take it so seriously is my only advice.

          2. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Same, the amount of wrong decisions i’ve made this season already is beyond farcical

            1. alastair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              You should have gone to VAR

          3. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            It's a game Fudgy. Stop sulking and enjoy the unpredictability. All your posts are negative lately. Pick your self up and enjoy mate

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

            Best thing you can do is take a break, or play it casually.

            Once you stop caring about rank this game becomes more tolerable.

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

            Cheer up fudgy! You’ll come good 🙂

          6. Zlatanzo
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Game is largely luck based buddy stop stressing

            • james 101
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Double or quits?

              Run two teams next year?

              1. james 101
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Seriously though. It’s a game.

                HeLth. Family. Friends. Your work. That stuff matters.

                This is just a laugh.

                I once hung around OR300 for half the season. Then let my team die when I met a girl and fell for her.

                Priorities my friend...

                1. james 101
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  *health.

                  Spelling matters too.

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

              Don't spend so much time on FFS is my advice

              I did and I feel like my decisions are now my own, not influenced by other people. Makes me a lot less stressed about the moves I make

            • Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Take a break or maybe find a new hobby, depression is serious stuff and this game isn't worth ruining your mental health over.

            • Rhodes your boat
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I know the feeling mate, keep your head up! I sometimes try to avoid scores for a while to avoid losing clean sheets etc!

            • Melvin Udall
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Don't allow your happiness to hinge on a game of chance.

              Forget FPL for a week and get out for a pint. Watch a match in a pub instead.

              Dont overthink decisions.

            • tisza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Having a shocker myself.
              But been
              playing long enough to know things can change quickly.
              Like the PL take an FA cup break. Don't worry about prices etc. and just log off for a short break.
              Try not to over think it.
              Maybe use the 2nd WC as the DGWs late in the season are overrated.
              Just reset and play week by week and don't worry about what others are doing. This site can be a nightmare if you're struggling and see others nailing it

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Agree about the double game weeks being overrated, never been great for me, or any of the chips

          7. Lev Yashin
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I think the hazy days between Xmas and New Year have scrambled my brain.

            Did Grealish -> Traoré but benched Traoré for Maddison.

            Oh well. Back on the sauce.

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

              😀

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

              Oh dear.

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

              Not -4 I hope.

              1. Lev Yashin
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I wasn't that sozzled.

            4. Abra Dubravka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Me too!

              1. Lev Yashin
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                o/'\o

          8. Atimis
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Still think that selling Grealish was a right call and it’s just a pure luck that people are getting points today

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

              Yeah, I guess pure luck being the best player on the field...

            2. BNMC
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Taking out the talisman of a team that has scored just 2 fewer goals than Wolves this season seems criminal.

              • Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Yep, inly Burnley and all of a sudden he’s a season keeper

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

                  Grealish seller?

                  1. Zico Senna
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Of course, villa have been dreadful, and still the right move long term imo

              • ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                He has been their best player and he still had good games previously so keeping is not the worst thing for owners.

              • YEAH PITCH!
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                No chance. Talisman for Villa against a sloppy Burnley.

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

                Whats pure luck is VAR takling away his first goal.

              • Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Was not the right call but everyone on here said it was

              • 1314
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                the only reason I sold Grealish is to fund TAA..hope it works in long term

            3. 16ShimiC16
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Burnley looking awful, can see Grealish reaching the 20 points mark

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

              Pope to who ??

              1. what's my name
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                ryan been first in points and good fixtures ahead

            5. Woy_is_back
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              2 more Grealish 😀

            6. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Need some kind of jamminess to get Grealish off my bench.

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

              Pope save point....makes up for beating old ladies on Xmas day.

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

              Pope season keepers will be truly tested now.

            9. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Jay Rod misses a sitter

            10. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Early thinking

              Grealish, Kane and Alli to Martial, KdB and DCL for -4 ?

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

                You need KDB either way.

                1. Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Agree

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

                Why sell Grealish?

                1. Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Like Martial fixtures

                2. Mambino
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  yes it's bonkers selling in form player

            11. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Probably should have played Ramsdale over Ryan....

              1. Zlatanzo
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  probably should have set and forget your goalkeeper...

                • Railwayman
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Keepers are so close this season, there is almost no right or wrong choice.

                  1. Niho992
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Heaton says hi

              2. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Great defending JRod

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

                Likelihood of the following not playing?

                Alli
                Moura
                Kdb
                Mane
                Vardy
                Ings
                Jiminez

                Asking for a friend who has grealish first on bench... 😛

                1. Lev Yashin
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Is it Denial?

                2. Make Arsenal Great Again
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  If your luck is anything like mine then they'll all play and blank, or start from the bench for a cool 1 pointer

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

                    Yeh I expect a few 1pters to tease me with an 80th min cameo

              4. Taegugk Warrior
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Why Lundstram price indicate to drop...?

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

                  Flag + ‘liv’

                  Let them sell 🙂

                2. Zlatanzo
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    flagged

                    1. Taegugk Warrior
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      How serious his injury..?

                      1. Zlatanzo
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          nothing serious... will be back for this GW, if not for next GW

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

                      Does anyone care though?

                  • Super Saints
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Sold Grealish this morning! FML had him for months!

                    1. Lev Yashin
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Can't worry about it now. I'm sure you had your reasons and they still hold true despite his points.

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

                      Ouch , but at least u not salty like others

                  • jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I sold Grealish for Traore but helped me get in TAA so could have been worse

                  • Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Picking moura over grealish a few weeks back to try and be different has not worked out at all! 🙁

                    1. Zico Senna
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Whatever we do in FPL is wrong call 🙂

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        I love this game aha

                  • HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Not only have I benched Grealish, I sold Guilbert too

                    Ffs

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

                      And kept Tomori 🙄

                  • Manani
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    no Grealish but can't complain with my Tammy points so far!

                  • BNMC
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Ryan save counter: Still 0

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

                        Yeah, spewing...

                      2. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Terrible

                    • GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Good from Taylor no wonder Pieters is nowhere to be seen

                    • ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Glad I sold Maupay after only 1 gameweek. Couldn't stand watching a player I own who has 0 talent.

                      1. Zlatanzo
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Harsh

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

                            I can accept if a player is good but unlucky, but not the other way round.

                        • Rhodes your boat
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          He’s going next gw most likely for me! DCL likely to replace him

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

                            Think DCL is a very decent option given the upcoming fixtures. Brought in Jimi personally.

                      2. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        VAR is stupid. I've never seen more blatantly ruled of goal. Talking about Grealish goal because of Wesley's heel . 1 mm heel.

                        This definitely shows that rule changes related to VAR are definitely needed.

                        Grealish scored splendid goal.

                        1. Ginkapo FPL
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          What about the most blatant not offside var denied goal on sunday?

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

                        Ya , I own grealish I’m casual . Non grealish owner r those serious in fpl

                        1. Zlatanzo
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            glad someone said it

                        2. SoapAFC
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Those who sold grealish like myself for whom did you sell him? Traore here.. Hoping for an Adama brace

                            1. Niho992
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Nah

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

                              sold for Martial ... already had Traore

                            3. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Same , but Traore 1st sub , used the cash to get Martial in for Pulisic

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

                              Traore as well, I thought Burnley will defend better honestly

                              1. Dirty Leeds
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Same 'ere. Nice start of the year 🙂