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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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1,194 Comments Post a Comment
  1. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Soyu ➡ Robbo worth it to double D with TAA?

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

      Yep

  2. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Abraham the father of many Nations, I hail thee!!

  3. Jimmy Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Deeney, who I transferred in last GW, missing a penalty saved by Gazzaniga, the goalkeeper who I just transferred out for McCarthy (1 pointer). You couldn't write it.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I sold both Traore and Jimenez if it helps.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Holy Schnikes

      2. Jimmy Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Did soften my wounds a bit, thanks. At least it happened in a generally bad GW for most people.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yup. Just got to think that the the players bought couldt still be the better pick in the coming weeks.

    2. clempro
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      That's a great rough with the smooth XD

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Tough GW to find any smooth in!

    3. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Unlucky lads. Both sets of transfers sound okay on paper, especially the Deeney and McCarthy in. With good fixtures this should come good.

  4. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Guys Help

    Jimenez and rico for DCL and VAN. DIJK (-4) ????

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lmao... Give it a break buddy. Give it some time. It will help. Just cool off & give it a break.

      Personally, I won't sell Jimmy

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Okay good

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

    Well played referee

    James coming onto the pitch and going down injured

  6. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    If Williams starts vs Pool and plays well, should i get him or wait as i have Kelly with a reasonable fixture.
    Or do a 1week punt and gwt smn for Jimmy

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

      A 4.0 playing Utd defender is golden. Kelly will be out of the team once their injuries improve. Keep Jim

  7. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    JAMES CS + 3BAPS LOCKEDDDD

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Until someone scores

  8. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    James cs

  9. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which?

    A) mads/martial rams -4 to salah buton/4.0 gk (have ryan maupay so buton will block any other bha player in)

    B) mads martial -4 to salah 7.5 mid. (Mora/sar/docoure/grelish/tross)

    C) mads/martial traore -4 to salah dendo (itb later upgrade simpson)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      One for tomorrow.

  10. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    James to Robbo then

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lol at casuals who don’t already have 3 Liverpool

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

        holding off on a 2nd Liverpool defender so I can proper celebrate Martial goal tomorrow

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        🙂

  11. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    My planned move for this week was Grealish > Mane but he's the only player that's actually returned for me.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      KDB out is an interesting if somewhat scary option

  12. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Come on Chelsea!!!

  13. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Chelsea 16 shots, 3 on target cmon Tammy...

  14. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Michy getting rdy...

  15. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tammy SOT

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Abraham miss one on one

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

    Tammy rested for Arsenal.

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tammy fail

  19. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tempted by Kdb to son...?
    What transfers should I make..?

    Guiata

    Sidibe Soyuncu Taa Hanley

    KDB Salah Mane Cantwell

    Ings Vardy

    Bench:Button,Lundstram,Greenwood,Richarlison

    0 ITB 2 FT ...
    .

  20. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Abraham 2 pointers

  21. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tammy to anyone (-4) ?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He is going to Maupay for me to fund Mane

      At least this blank is the final nail and makes it easy

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I can get Mane for free for Grealish or KdB, I might actually do Sarr, Tammy > Mane, someone for a hit because I'm sick of him.

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

      He's getting swapped for Aguero imminently

  22. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Abraham subbed, phew

  23. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wow day done with zero returns in defense or attack 12 from 6 🙂

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Makes my 7 from 3 seem good, have you played C?

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

        No atleast Vardy(c) left so hope tmrw is a better day 🙂

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tammy missed 2 sitters. Might score the next one as usual

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

      In training.

    2. fusen
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      none of his attempts were sitters

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The first one certainly was

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wolves, Everton and Brighton have a nice little winter break after their mid-week PL fixtures.

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

    Time to add ‘very’ to the article title.

  27. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who to get for Jimmy? Could get Trossard and Williams for Adama and Taylor/Kelly

    Or Jimmy + Adama
    to Martial and Greenwood or a striker up to 5.4 (Long)

  28. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    best midfielder up to 4.6? (and yes, he'll spend most of his time on my bench)...

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dendonkey

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dendoncker

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dendoncker.

  29. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Father Abraham blank confirmed

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

    Alonso scores that...

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

      3 seasons ago.