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

    Reading too much into it?

    Lundstram subbed early again and he hardly influenced the match.

    Should he lose his position, that would be a powerfully deflated balloon of 1.1M appreciation from 4.0

    1. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The only thing is he is getting hooked on 65-70 mins which is bloody beautiful for the clean sheet system.

      1. @ocprodigy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Exactly this. I’m more than happy with him leaving early with CS in tact

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

    Oh my what a captain fail by KDB 🙁 Instead going with golden party !!!

  3. Purse83
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Finally jumped on the Ings wagon at the expense of Jimi (I know)!

    Telling myself it’s because of the bigger picture. Shall I still do the below as planned or change Grealish for Traore?

    Maddison & Tomori > Grealish & TAA

    1. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Keep Grealish, if Villa are to score in next 2 GWs (WAT, bou) then he'll have returns.

      1. Purse83
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cheers - have exact money so do I pull the pin tonight?

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

          Yes. I've put in Salah tonight due to same situation.

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

    Hope not too many Kun captains

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

      Getting Kun in 3 GW ago has been fantastic.

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

    Hope not many lads sold Jimmy and Adama

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

      You hope for many things.

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        lol

  6. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Any chance to Rashford be on the bench tomorrow at least ? Rival has Traore on the bench..

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hospital bed over bench

    2. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Looking unlikely, reports that it is a major injury (fractured back).

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

        Source?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This has come from an unofficial twitter account...but someone quite good with leaked early team line up

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          FPL subscribe on Twitter who is backed by Rockstar.

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

      Word is he's fractured his back and is out long term. Extremely unlikely

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

    Hope Daniel stops posting

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Never ending waffle

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

    Need Vardy and Maddison to go crazy tomorrow...

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Same, i think they will however

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        No chance the way this season is going. Vardy benched so I get Willems 1 pointer off the bench

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Same haha, and i get KDB’s crap vice captain, every.....single....week. Season is certainly over for me, there’s no chance now, but to try.

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

    Would you do it.?

    Jimenez Traore ---> DCL Grealish for 2ft

    (Risky but Wolves fixtures are tough and europa league fixtures will take the toll on them)

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      They just got over 20 points between them today?

    2. Hotstepper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No chance

  10. Villa Velour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah to rise in price tonight?

    1. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Most likely yes.

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

    I was all set on doing jiminez to firminio this weekend but now having second thoughts. May double up on the defence instead . Sidibe to taa maybe. Not convinced with Everton's defence and think it may have been a mistake buying him

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Take it as a parting gift, Jimi rarely ever hauls

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        See below

        Only Salah is his equal in returning over the last 60 game weeks

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

    Predictions!!!

    Notorious Vs Cowboy

    My pick: Gregor wins easily in the 2nd round through T.K.O

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

      Real fighter v part timer. Part timer to win as you say. Through that left.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah, It will be a great fight but Notorious got the balls to whack Cowboy out easily. Part timer easy win 🙂

  13. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you rather have Dcl, Moura or Deeney for next 3 gws?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Moura

  14. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Sterling to Salah
    B) Sterling + Martial to Salah + Son -4
    C) Sterling + Martial + Aurier to Salah + KDB + Williams

    1. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C is -8

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dont get Aurier

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sorry misread

    3. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  15. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Sacked him this week but couldn’t be happier for Jim.

    The streak continues. Still never gone more than 3 blanks on the trot.

    Hero first class

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He is a player who given his price can happily sit in your team all
      Season gradually ticking over

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Azpil with that goal threat

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    why are people buying Son? Spurs looked awful

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Norwich city and Villa next 3

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        and Man City

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Norwich at home.

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah. Only option I might consder would be a makeway - Tananga. A 4.0m playing defender in a Mou team is a shoe in bench material.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Literally beyond comprehension

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

      People buying didn't watch todays game

  18. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll go insane

  19. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What to do with Rico ?

    Sell for:

    A) Holgate

    B) Tanganga

    C) Keep

    Thanks guys

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I dropped for Williams before the rise last night. (benched). If I had the money I'd have ditched for Cathcart / Webster / Stephens

  20. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A non descript goal at either end would be the best result here

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Newcastle with less than 1% EO would be nice.

  21. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Salah TC locked and loaded.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'll be watching the game closely tomorrow.

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Joelinton triple cappers starting to get worried

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

      It's fine....he made 60 minutes

    2. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Luckily went Saint Maxim instead 🙂

  23. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Seen a few people looking at a rage transfer after today’s games.

    Sleep on it guys.

    Last week I nearly took a -8 to bring in Ings and lose Zaha.

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

      No time for sleep everyone going up in price tonight!

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Well sure, if it’s price crucial I guess you have to, but don’t let FPL emotion rules you’ll head

  24. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Harry and Megan to lose their HRH titles

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

      Kane & Rapinoe?

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Who gives a flying fook?

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      They’ll get divorced eventually

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

      String em all up

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      bring back the guillotine for the elites...

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This

  25. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Traore to Salah harder after today.

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

      Really?

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

    that tammy shoot

  27. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Tammy getting closer, kept in the stadium that time!

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A world class striker would get 30 goals a season in this chelsea team.

      Abraham is so average at finishing (and I say this as an owner)

  28. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    CHO still not doing anything

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

      He is taking all the corners...

  29. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best option long-term?

    A) Mane, Egan, Martial
    B) KDB, Robertson, Grealish

  30. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'll be honest I had Party as captain in my bus team, the poll on FFS made me change it. I was afraid of KDB EO.

    How are you affected by FFS captain poll? Is it influencing your decisions?

    1. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not at all.