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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. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    James on 3 baps woohooooo 🙂

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

      It is deserved

    2. RealVirg
        1 month, 7 days ago

        James who?

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

          Bond

        2. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Blunt

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

        🙂 You are smashing it this gw. Aren't you?

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

          Guiata was 10 minutes from a cs so could have been better 😀

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

      How is it looking for the DGW ?

      Mccarthy
      BWilliams Taa Soy
      Trossard Son KDB Mane Salah (c)
      Vardy Ings
      - Greenwood Stephens Lund

    4. United10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Who to triple captain next week?
      a)Mane
      b)TAA

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

        Has to be the attacker, Mane

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

        A would be the logical choice but nothing to say B cant work out

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

        C) Haller

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

      Is 19 with Pope, Soyoncu, Vardy (C), TAA & Salah to play very bad ? or decent ?

      1. SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Average.

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

        Decent

      3. clempro
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Average I'd say. I'm on 10 with same players yet to play (except Maddi over Pope) +Rash

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

      Best option long-term?

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

      1. SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        B

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

      Future United cm coming on

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

        Which one Barkley or Longstaff? 🙂

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

          Mr longstaff

    8. Purse83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is TAA or Grealish likely to rise tonight?

      1. SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nope

    9. SB007
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      38 points with 3 to play. Kun has saved my GW.

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

        Captain played.

    10. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      "NEW RANK PRE-AUTOSUBS" 339

      My Aurier points from the bench not included, right?

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

        Sucka deeck

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

          wut?

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

        Well played

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

      Barkley sighting

    12. Crystal Alice
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A Aguero > Firmino
      B Soyuncu > Gomez

      I have TAA & Mané

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

        B. Can't sell Aguero now.

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

          Why not?

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

      Barkley coming on to block all those bench points unlucky owners...

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

      Barkley wagon getting back into gear

    15. matiakez
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Anybody else sick as a parrott at doing jimi to Ings?

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nah, I'm really glad that I did it.

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I am sick as a jimmy to have done ings to parrot

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

      Mount cs point banked!

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

        Lmao

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

          Finally selling him, i think

    17. jaybradlights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Doucoure was playing right up with Deeney today. With Chalobah and Capoue seemingly settled in the DM positions, does he become a real option at 5.6 and a pretty solid replacement for Traore given short-term fixtures?

      Any other suggestions welcome.

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

        Adamas attributes are made for counter attacks, i'd keep

        1. jaybradlights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          His three highest scoring GWs coming against City x2 and Spurs seems to suggest that, it just feels wrong keeping him given the sea of red in those fixtures

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

        Would go for Trossard personally

        1. jaybradlights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Haven't had a chance to watch Brighton much this season, is all the buzz on here justified?

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

        check the games Adama scored

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

          No he didn't

    18. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jesus wept I've just had a glance back through Bournemouth's fixtures. They get results against the like of Utd and Arsenal but lose to absolutely everybody else.

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

        Bad news for them is they don't play Chelsea again until GW28

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

      James down

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

      Lucky James owners getting the CS...

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

        nice 🙂

    21. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thinking about doing
      Sarr,Pukki >> Martial,Firmino for -4?

      Original plan was to do Maddison > Mane but Sarr injury puts a spanner in the works..

    22. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 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 ...

    23. Kno
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Any west ham players you feel is worth a punt for the dgw? Got 2ft to play with but nothing is really tempting me

      Guaita
      Taa soy holgate
      Salah mane kdb grealish
      Vardy ings dcl

      Bench: lund kelly cantwell

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

        Conceivably Noble for penalties but nobody else. Would have done Fabianski bar for the injury

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

        If nothing more pressing maybe take a punt on Kelly to one of the budget defenders? I think Ward is back training for Palace too.

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

        Haller

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

      Best mid for under 10mil for the next 4-6 weeks?

      Looking at the likes of Son, Mahrez and Martial

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

        Don't go Mahrez unless you're happy to deal with Pep roulette.
        Spurs are poor atm
        Honestly not convinced by any mids at this time, apart from the liv boys

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

        Son

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

      Abraham miss open net

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

      Abraham shocker

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

        Atleast he hit the back of the net 🙂

    27. Marouaninho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A) Martial + Tammy
      B) Salah + Deeney -4

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

        B

    28. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bambi on ice.

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

      League 2 player.

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

      Those who are not using TC in DGW24, which players wud u be looking at in the future DGWs?

      With the league likely to be wrapped up mathematically no later than GW32-34, the TC wud have to be used on a non city/Liverpool player??

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

      Hi lads anyone in the cup still? I am.

      My rival has Jimmy and Party captain so I am scared.

      Wish me luck tomorrow lads.

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

        I need Salah to deliver.