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All eyes on Chelsea after disappointing start to Gameweek 23

Many Fantasy Premier League managers are relying on Chelsea assets to bail them out after a disappointing start to Gameweek 23.

With Manchester City largely frustrated by Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, there is increased pressure on the final three fixtures of the weekend.

As expected Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) starts up-front and is flanked by Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m) and Willian (£7.2m).

There is also a third consecutive start at right-back for Reece James (£5.0m), while Andreas Christensen (£4.9m) and Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) are chosen at centre-back.

Newcastle are boosted by a return to fitness for winger Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) who starts in a four-man midfield on the opposite flank to Miguel Almirón (£5.8m).

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Willems, Fernández, Lascelles, Clark, Krafth; Almirón, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger, R James; Mount, Jorginho, Kanté; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian.

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  1. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Got lucky with James there 😀

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      You lucky trap king

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        The lord of traps Martial is playing tomorrow 😉

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Here we go again................

          1. Woy_is_back
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            lol
            How many players do you have left?

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 9 days ago

              5(Maddison, Chilwell, Vardy, Trent & Mané)

  2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Knocks Arsenal down into the bottom half of the table 🙂

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Get Palace into the CL!

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Because of an incorrect VAR call on Pepe today...

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Arsenal's mistake is not having enough British players. Mount, Rashford or Williams wouldnt even be VAR checked.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          They didn't even check it with VAR. So what's the point of VAR? Arsenal have lost so many points this season because of incorrect refereeing calls. I guess it's the PGMOLs way of getting us back for Big Wengz mugging them off for 2 decades.

          1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Well without VAR we would not of had the incorrect ref decision of handball/pen against us ruled out today. VAR has worked both for us/and against us this season - probably like most teams.

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              VAR is not the problem, corrupt stupid English match officials are.

              1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Just seen the Pepe "pen" appeal. Looks like it did go to VAR from highlights? Either way never a pen. Pepe jumps with both feet off the ground into a dive over the defenders leg, would of been a really soft pen....

                https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOlV_XqX4AA_hzD?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

  3. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Dubravka showing Kepa how it is done !!!

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Sarri smiles 🙂

  5. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    3rd on my bench. Dammit

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Same here mate haha

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Falling apart for lampard

    1. st4rty
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Hardly. We're still 4th and 5 pts clear of 5th.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Man U is on your ASS! Watch out.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Who’s getting Hayden for Rashford tomorrow?

    1. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Hopefully....

  8. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Liverpool should rotate in FA cup right ? Firmino should start both games in DGW i guess..

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yes, yes.

      Doubt anyone who starts vs Wolves plays the FAC game.

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Great then. But i think there will be rotation again vs Soton 2 days after game vs WHU

  9. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Come on Woody, get some players in while top 4 is still up for grabs

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      This exactly..!

      It is still on..!!

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        If rashford is fit and we get Bruno in, we cud get 4th over Chelsea and spurs

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          It's not April yet.

  10. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    My only players with a return of any sort today is 3rd on my bench!! (Hayden)

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      He is also on my bench together with Aurier

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Ah that’s a pain mate!! Need Rashford to play my first Sub is Baldock with a juicy 1 point!! Haha

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Why would you pay 80m for the Spanish Massimo Taibi?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      He’s the Spanish DDG

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      na'h he is spanish GAzzaniga

  12. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Who got the 3 baps, fernandez or james?

  13. beans and sausages
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Mahrez and DCL out,
    Firmino and noble in.

    Or

    Mahrez and Rashford out,
    Salah and Ayew in.

    Current team-

    Pope
    TAA soyuncu Dunk
    Mane KDB mahrez Maddison
    Vardy Rashford DCL

    Button, Lundstram, saiss, cantwell

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Sounds decent.

  14. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    I just hope Vardy (c) has a party at Burnley tomorrow.

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I changed my C from him so... ...it will happen.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Great work.

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      this, atleast a brace

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        as long as Chilwell& Maddison bags them assists/ cleansheets I am happy with that

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Burnley could do a bit of a Bournemouth and get dragged into it

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Lovely. *rubs hands vigorously*

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    How many you got left to play? 8 for me, 7 from 3 so far 🙁

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      5 incl C Salah. 29 so far

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      4 to play. 30 from 7.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Vardy (c)

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      TAA, Salah and Vardy

    4. UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      19, triple Leicester with and Pool to go so still have plenty of hope with (c) Vardy too

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      36 with Salah/TAA/Robbo and Vardy to go

    6. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      17 from 6 Kdb (c)

    7. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      5, including my captain.
      33 so far, including baps.

  16. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Please help me with TC decision

    If not using the TC in GW24, which teams/ players are you looking at in potential future DGWs?

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Just get done with it.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      The big decision is more about Salah, Mane or a slightly (but only just!) punt on TAA.

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        I think they will concede. Atleast against Wolves

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Agreed. I’m going Salah (tc) tbh.

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        No one on this site will punt on TAA, full of peeps who go "tempted to captain 'differential' pick' but never do.

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          I know. Not with the other two waving at them. To much of a punt for me. Gl to anyone who does.

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I will probably use it now on Mo

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Don't u see a better opportunity on someone like Vardy in a DGW with easier fixtures?

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          good point

    4. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      keeping my chip for DGW 34

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        For which team/player ?

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          idk probably Vardy or City player

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            City cud be in full-on rotation mode by them

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              we will see

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Could wait for a potential Vardy DGW

    6. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Well I’d hope Leicester get to the cup final, and Vardy gets a double.
      City will no doubt have a DGW too, but I’d say almost no chance they play anyone other than Ederson twice in a few days with the league over.

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        why ? What if they lose vs Real Madrid in CL ?

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Pep roulette is in full swing during normal weeks...the league will be mathematically done by GW34.

  17. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    There must be someone on the imminent button at FPL Towers... Hayden updated to 7 before he even made it to the fans to celebrate

  18. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Today is actually Pep's birthday... Fernandinho couldn't have bought a better gift

  19. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Imagine not C Hayden. Amateurs. Pffffffew

    1. Skalla
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Congrats! Was thinking about Captaining but then never transferred him in...

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        thx pal. I was going to TC him but... What could have been !

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I almost went Fleck so well.done you.

  20. Crystal Alice
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    There was talk about an Ings assist for the 1st goal.. What happened in the end?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      2pts. No assist. Simple.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      He Jumped by the Ball

  21. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Only positive so far is that I didn't sell grealish this week like I was going to. 19 from 7 captain played. 9k drop in rank not to bad.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Tomorrow is when the Vardy party captain comes in.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Very hurt be Grealish and Mahrez sails in the last weeks

  22. Snapes on a Plane
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Best Rico replacement?
    A) Stephens
    B) Cathcart
    C) Williams

    1. MARJE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Tanganga?

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Theyre all a huge Upgrade. Probably Cathcart

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Lascelles?

  23. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Greenwood or Deeney?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Deeney...unless the Rashford rumours are true

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Wait for Rashford info tomorrow

  24. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    James only 2 baps ffs

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      No first place in the world for you after all

  25. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Scenes if Salah or Mane get injured tomorrow!

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Scenes if they both blank tomorrow.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I would love for one of them to have a niggle in the warm up.
      Traore on my Bench

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Ditto!

  26. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Cup game. Who wins?

    A) Salah
    B) Maddison,Vardy + 2 points

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      B

  27. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    any other Utd fans with 3 pool assets not sure what they want from tomorrow? lol

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yep!

      1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 9 days ago

        2 are attackers too - not gunna lie kindv hope they smash us!

  28. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Worst thing about this poor GW is that you have to hope Vardy and Salah stay quiet if you blew the cap on KDB -_-