Dugout Discussion

Kepa, Sidibe and Digne return but James benched for Chelsea v Everton

Chelsea v Everton is the first of two Premier League matches that take place on Sunday, with the Manchester derby to follow later.

Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is at 14:00 GMT.

Both managers have made a number of changes from their Gameweek 28 line-ups.

Carlo Ancelotti has made three alterations from the side that drew with Manchester United last weekend, one of which is enforced.

Bernard (£6.4m), the fit-again Lucas Digne (£5.7m) and Djibril Sidibe (£5.1m) are all recalled to the starting XI, with Theo Walcott (£6.2m), Leighton Baines (£4.9m) and the injured Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) making way.

Richarlison (£8.3m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.4m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) have started in every match under their new manager in which they have been available and maintain that record this afternoon.

Teenager Billy Gilmour (£4.5m) makes his first ever Premier League start for the depleted hosts, who are without the likes of Tammy Abraham (£7.5m), Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m), Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m), Jorginho (£4.9m) and N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) through injury or suspension.

Frank Lampard has made six changes in all from the team that drew 2-2 at Bournemouth.

The unavailable Jorginho and Kovacic are two of the men to drop out, while Andreas Christensen (£4.9m), Fikayo Tomori (£4.3m) and Reece James (£5.0m) are all demoted to the bench.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m) returns in goal in place of Willy Caballero (£4.8m), meanwhile, after impressing in midweek.

Gilmour, Andreas Rudiger (£6.0m), Kurt Zouma (£4.7m), Willian (£6.9m) and Ross Barkley (£5.6m) are the other players promoted to Lampard’s starting XI.

Calvert-Lewin’s joint-highest Fantasy Premier League score of the season (12 points) came in the reverse fixture, which Everton won 3-1.

The in-form Everton striker is the most-owned player on show at Stamford Bridge and now sits in 16.2% of Fantasy squads.

Mason Mount (£6.1m), who has blanked in each of his last six home appearances, is the most-popular Chelsea asset from an FPL perspective, although ‘ghost teams’ may well account for a decent chunk of his ownership given his early-season exploits.


Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso, Barkley, Gilmour, Mount, Willian, Giroud, Pedro.

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Sigurdsson, Gomes, Davies, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

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1,309 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BNMC
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Go DCL!

  2. RedMarks 赤的
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Go Blues!!

    1. BNMC
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Which one?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Plastic free

  3. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Is Le Donk finally an option again?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Not with Jimenez, Jota, Ings, DCL and Wood all scoring goals.

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Ings? 😀

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          15 goals this season. Got screwed over by Djenepo RC yesterday. He'll be back next GW.

    2. BNMC
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Who?

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Giroud

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    1-1 result with random scorers needed.
    No player in the game 😀

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Bernard and Willian assisted by Gomes and Barkley.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Nice ...

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Come on live a little. Let's have a Pedro masterclass.

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      This homie

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      0 players today here

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        RIP OR 😀

  5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    4 months, 4 days ago

    For BGW who would you have first and last out of these?

    A) Aurier
    B) C.Taylor
    C) Sarr
    D) Moura
    E) Deeney

    1. BNMC
      4 months, 4 days ago

      C first, A last

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks, I mean like a list lol

    2. Bare Foot United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 4 days ago

      E,C,D,A,B Maybe

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Alonso 2 assists and one gaol not overuled by VAR incoming.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Lampard will then moan at him for scoring goals when he isn't an attacker.

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

        Meanwhile he never criticizes Tammy for missing 3+ big chances each game

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Exactly. For someone who says they are a 'forward-thinking' manager, he doesn't do a lot of forward-thinking. If Alonso is one of your best attacking outputs, you think about how you can get the best out him, not label him a defender and moan at him for scoring goals.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 4 days ago

            I think it was more criticism towards his attackers tbh

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              He should make Alonso an attacker then. Why is he labelling Alonso a defender? Thierry Henry was not a striker when Wenger signed him for Arsenal. Why isn't Lampard thinking the same about Alonso?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Hmm
                Maybe you're right.

  7. El_punal
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison goal incoming! (I hope)

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Michael Owen, please shut up!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I am an LFC fan by the way.

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Boooooo

      2. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        As a LFC fan your kind anyway started booing him when he went to sign and score for Manutd

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 4 days ago

          And win Prem ...

    2. Stoic
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      The old "If they score more goals than the opponent, they will win"

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Owen is like a fruit fly.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      "How can i speak if i shut up"

      Said ......

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

    Pretty good odds for betting against a Chelsea win today
    https://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/premier-league/chelsea-v-everton/winner

    I think Everton can win this...

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      just as Liverpool beat us?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Or United ...
        😛

  10. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    C'mon Alonso and Giroud!

  11. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    1st go at fh31.
    Pope
    TAA Doherty Tarkowski
    Antonio Alli Salah Mane
    Jota Wood Jimenez

    Ramsdale Sarr Vertonghen Ngakia

    Undecided on a few things - double pool attack or defence for example.

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Has this site gone out of order or does nobody know there is a new post?

  13. Daniel S.
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Kepa is back. Bye bye CS's for Chelsea.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      We weren't keeping them with Willy anyway.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        At least his name was funny !

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Manager can bench Kepa, but you can't bench manager in Kepa ...

  14. BNMC
    4 months, 4 days ago

    The flames and everything at the Bridge make it feel like they just won a title. All they did was beat Liverpool...

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    What kind of pointless measure against the virus is this? No hand shakes before the game, but you can shake hands after game? lol

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Football match is much more important !
      😉

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      4 months, 4 days ago

      It was like watching Southampton players kissing Djenepo being shown a red card.

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      People are thick, what do you expect. Millions of people round the world are touching each other right now and yet everyone paranoid about a virus which sadly 3k have lost their lives in 3 months... (it’s sad but this number is not a plague). Other bad viruses have happened in past

    4. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone with the virus will have dropped dead well before full time. Its a fool proof system.

  16. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Why are the players not allowed to elbow each other? Does not involve touching hands.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone with the virus will have dropped dead well before full time. Its a fool proof system.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Face masks not included.

  17. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    DLC looks well up for this....fat hatty for owners incoming.

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

      He got his new contract the other day so back to being off form

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      completely invisible so far, unlucky owners.

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Why is there a nine year old starting for Chelsea?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      We were banned for signing kids. May as well play 'em!

  19. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Siggy LM, Bernard RM.

    Everton lied 🙂

  20. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Is Billy Gilmour related to the Billy Gilmour who used to post on here....the Aussie dude.

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Same person

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

        Ryan 7pts 😎 ...never doubted him

        Still selling at the first opportunity, useless bogger....

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          I know 😎

          Although its typical that McCarthy and Henderson outscores him regardless

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

            Yeah lol.....still ends up being a dud despite scoring some points.

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              But you did not transfer him out for Foster before this 7 pointer after having him for 15 gw 😀

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Is he related to Happy Gilmour of cinema fame?

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      He's the grandson of the pinkfloyd guy

    4. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      He's got the same eyes as Gary Gilmour (The Adverts Gary Gilmore's eyes)

  21. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    We will have the dgw 34 fixtures before the start of GW 32 right?

    Want to wc in 32 but dont want to go in without the dw picture being clear

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      hopefully

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Gary Gilmore was the first person executed in the United States after the Supreme Court lifted the moratorium on the death penalty in the mid 1970s.

      He died by firing squad in (I think) Utah after donating his eyes to medicine. Hence the song

  22. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    5 mins and nothing happened, DCL blanking for sure... unlucky for owners 😉

  23. All hail
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Who would be a good replacement for fleck?
    the budget is 7.3m

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Antonio?

      1. All hail
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        is that the best option?

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Sarr or Antonio

  24. alastair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Lino's flag about to be substituted

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      ?

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Mount misses absolute sitter

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Copy and paste

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

        There should be an exception in the spam filter on here for that phrase

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I’ve heard she is too....

    3. Londongeezaa
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Mount my differential for this week

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

        If you insist...Who is it?

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

          Hop on.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Fair play! Already returned.

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Corano = control and money.

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      What?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Do you see anyone wearing face masks in this game?

    2. Simmering Marv'
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Oh bloody hell. You're not one of the tin foil helmet brigade are you?

  27. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Nice acting le Donk

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

      Still living off that scorpion kick....

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Lol I had him as captain for that scorpion kick, what a punt 😀

  28. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    FH GW31 looks like a waste. You're only going to want Liverpool and Wolves players that week which most of us have anyway.

    At the moment I'm thinking:

    FTs for GW31, have like 6-7 players for that week.
    TC GW33 Salah vs AVL at Anfield.
    FH GW34
    WC - GW35
    BB - DGW 37

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      How many times do people make this type of claim, only to get burned with something unpredictable?

      No guaranteed you pick a DGW FH that performs Well either. (See Arsenal attackers so far this GW.)

      1. gauzah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        You have more chance of getting more points in a GW where everyone plays and some have doubles rather than a gameweek with barely any plum fixtures and not very many good players to choose from.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Last GW had some incredibly plum fixtures and had the lowest overall average so far.

          More game = more chances, sure. Can't act like any of this is guaranteed EITHER way though.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Play your TC in GW24 for Salah’s DGW.....could get tasty.....

  29. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Le Fancy Flick Donkey messes up when he has time to think, shocker.

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

      Remember French Fanices? If not, Google...they were rank.

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

        They look a bit dry

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

          Truly awful things....sickly sweet and dry

  30. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    OMG Mount

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Pedro A

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I did it before Bemba:-)