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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. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Horrible GW so far 🙁 Thinking of rolling my transfer for the mid week games

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Kelly Sidibe
    Salah Mane KDB
    Vardy Tammy Ings

    Button Cantwell Lundy Hayden
    0.3ITB

    Any suggestions?

    1. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Peachy

  2. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    So what's your moves to bring in Aguero?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      None. Rotation imminent.

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wait a week, then lose one of Salah or Mane

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

      Mane out.

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      2 Liverpool players out for a -4 to get him in

    5. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      None, rotation

    6. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'm selling

  3. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Is Reece James playing well? Not watching

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yeah looks good he might justify 5.0 but not ideal fixtures

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yeah.

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

      Yeah, few chances created too.

    4. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Best full back who can cross in Chelsea team.

    5. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      very

    6. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      thanks

    7. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Just get Tomori and save

  4. MidTableFantasy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Doucoure or Fleck as playing 5th mid?

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Fleck form n fixtures post City

    2. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I have Doucoure and my choices are rubbish atm, so you should have Fleck.

  5. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Early Gw 24 thoughts lol..

    Guiata

    Sidibe Soyuncu Taa Hanley

    KDB Salah Mane Cantwell

    Ings Vardy

    Bench:Button,Lundstram,Greenwood,Richarlison

    0 ITB 2 FT ..

    willing to take a -4...

  6. joersherman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Which one to keep?

    A) Maddison
    B) Jiminez

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B

  7. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Still tempted to go KdB > Son this GW

    1. Captain Casual
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why on earth?

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Fixtures and city blank gw28

        1. Captain Casual
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I wouldn't, but then that's quite okay. Good luck

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Thinking the same.
      Got to take a risk.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No risk, no gain. It may go either way tbh. Yet, something needs to be done since I failed with not getting Aguero.

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not as much as before. Yet Alli was poor and Son was okayish. More central role from the start and he would have scored imo. But it's Jose 🙁

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    lol. Joelinton missed the open goal after the whistle was blown

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Lol

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I thought it went in?

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Hit side netting

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Well at least he hit the net

  9. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Anyone fancy the ole DGW temptation of Haller for a few weeks, would be for Abraham?...

    1. Captain Casual
      1 month, 4 days ago

      No, absolutely no

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Haha thanks, it’s that DGW playing with my head and Chelsea’s fixtures aren’t great for a few

        1. Captain Casual
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He's doesn't look like scoring anytime soon.especially against leic and liv

  10. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Tammy taken down by a sniper

  11. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Tammy almost! Stayed on his feet...

  12. Captain Casual
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Kudos to the kun pickers and captain selectors last and this week. Y'all are smarter than me.

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Trailing mini league by 90 pts.

    Time to be bold.

    De Bruyne to Son tonight?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes

  14. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Chelsea all over them but no breakthru

  15. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Those who have decided to go Liverpool double and either Mane/Salah are going to come out on top as they can afford Aguero too.... I wish i had gone double def and Mane 🙁

    TAA Robbo Mane KDB Aguero Vardy Ings.... I wish

  16. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I've just seen FPL_subscribe's info on Rashford.
    Hes been quite reliable thus far...

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think he has but we should get more news very soon I would think if it is the case

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      What does it say

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        He's out for season with fractured back

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ffs there goes our top4 chances if any had left

      2. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Fractured back, possibly end of season.

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

      Still should not be out for the season with a fracture, but yep not looking good...

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If it’s true then Ole needs to hang his head in shame - he has played him into the ground. Appalling player management

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Agree absolutely

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

          Yes indeed. Especially a shame for such promising talent. Hope Rashford comes through soon and OK.

  17. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    17 September: Erling Haaland scores a hat-trick with his first three shots in the Champions League.

    18 January: Erling Haaland scores a hat-trick with his first three shots in the Bundesliga.

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Heck of a talent.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Legend in the making.

      Transfer to Liverpool july 1st 2022.

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

        Bayern

  18. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    CHO hasn't done much

  19. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Not surprised the Chelsea players look like they hate passing to Abraham - after every single time a move breaks down his body language is abysmal

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Oh my god, missed the last 20 mins of the games, got rid of Jimi this week and rival capped Kun, great stuff.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ye Jimi has finally come good for me - you did him to Ings? - that’s such bad luck.

        GW not going well then?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Currently 20 from 7, smashing it.

      2. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You are not alone

  20. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    (C) Abraham fail 🙁

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why?
      45 minutes left right?

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      At least you still have hope unlike us KDB captainers

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yawn. The most boring, predictable and repetitive FFS comments are these ones.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Trying the reverse jinx

  21. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Holgate nailed right?

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Until he falls foul to Ancelotti’s game of roulette

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Will he rotate defenders?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He has said he likes all three, Keane, Mina and Holgate, but only two can play....too soon to say nailed.

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      May be rested midweek if Carlo to be believed

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Owner who benched him but thats my current form

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

      No unfortunately there will be rotation and he could be next as mentioned by Ancelloti but cheap enough to still be a godd option.

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

    DCL getting any bonus points?

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      2

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Pair of BAPs.

    3. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Thanks

  23. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Was certain of doing Jimmy->DCL until he bagged two. Still a good move?

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

      I would do it

  24. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Will Sidibe start midweek?

    1. Good Times
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Likely

  25. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Rashford Ali Sarr OUT, who comes IN?

    1. DCL Mane Trossard/Grealish
    2. Firmino Son Trossard

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      1

    2. Good Times
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      1

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      1 with Grealish

  26. Good Times
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Would you do the following moves for - 4,cant fit taa or robbo without surgery

    Aurier + Soy => Vvd Gomez

    Pickford
    Vvd Gomez lund
    Mane Kdb martial grealish
    Vardy aguero ings

    Crap bench

    Thanks

    1. amit1964
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      matip could play one from the 2 games

      1. Good Times
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Was hoping Gomez keeps his place as he's built up a decent pairing with vvd. Thanks for the heads up

  27. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Grealish has done me wonders since i got him in GW 18. A parting gift as i move him and Maddison > Cantwell + Mane for a -4, wise moves? Own Salah and TAA. Cant deal with a Mane haul without owning

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

      Once not relying on Cantwell every GW.

    2. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes good moves

  28. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Chelsea haven't scored so far, but at least they look like they could score goals.

    You watch Spurs, who are meant to be a direct rival to Chelsea, and they look clueless in attack. The only way they look like scoring is through own goals or someone scoring a screamer.

  29. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Jamie Redknapp wearing a traqsuit pants on sky sports commentating ffs

  30. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 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 ..