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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. Londongeezaa
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Lampard couldn’t wait another 20 secs to get me 2 extra points

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

    That is because they didn't start Mina.

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Gilmour is impressive

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Very quick feet and always passes his way out of trouble. Looks a good player.

  4. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    TAA to Sidibe?

  5. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    59 minutes is real.

  6. BillionairesClub
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    12 minutes until grown men on here start crying

    1. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Are you sure they are grown...

  7. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Not owning KdB scares me

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

      Hakuna Matata

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Derby Predictions?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      2-2

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      0-4

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

      United - City
      Anything - anything +1

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

    With little bit luck, Chelsea can overtake Leicester

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      need to make sure utd dont get 5th 🙁

  10. FOO FIGHTER
      4 months, 4 days ago

      We all waiting for the scenes like in The Exorcist of those walking backs to the floor on all fours.

      Incoming!

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

        Tadadaaaaaaammm (scary and tension music in the background) 😉

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

      James in the midfield 😀

    • arkom
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Hmm Mount played 60min or not?! 2 points call..

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

        < Less than 60 mins.

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

          Minutes will not be rounded up? My rivalry has him..

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

      FPL Rockstar, where are yah?

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

        Don't worry mate I will go and refresh his twitter feed all the time... I got ya covered 😉

    • Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      urgghh no doubt theyll still turn up v us

    • Trophé Mourinho
        4 months, 4 days ago

        KDB out is good if you didnt cap, i'll take it

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

          how do you know? there is the arsenal game too

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              4 months, 4 days ago

              well I havent checked his EO but it has to be high, it will surely be reds if you own and didnt cap and good ranks

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            I capped ;(

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

            Not many have capped so it will be good

          4. Trophé Mourinho
              4 months, 4 days ago

              whats KDB's eo, anyone know?

          5. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            It feels like it's been a long time since someone in the premier League got well and truly hammered

            1. Berbs
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              We've seen 9 and 8 nil this season

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

              Southampton getting humped 9-0?

              1. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                That was ages ago.

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

              Watford 3-0 Liverpool

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

              Four, four or more goal wins in prem this year. Watford hammered Liverpool last week.

            5. ManUnitedComeBack
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Two 4-0 each in Jan and Feb, and also a 6-1 less than two months ago.

          6. wulfranian
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            59 minutes ffs...

          7. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            First glimpse of Gilmour. Immediate reaction - he looks such a ween. 🙂

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

              he was awesome. his vision is immense. i am impressed.

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

              Doesn’t matter when he’s better than the opposing mids.

          8. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Seen the City team, rumours confirmed.

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

              Oh my

            2. Gobigorgohome
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              thanks

            3. FOO FIGHTER
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Silence

              • Mr Frost
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                noooo

              • GREEN IS GOOD
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Bench or?

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

              Will Kepa keep a CS?

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Looks like it. Everton have been abysmal!

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Everton need to get a striker and replace Siggy with someone decent

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

                Fotmob says Mount was transferred min 60??

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

                  Subbed* ofc

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

                  59:42 is the 60th min.

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

                    That is so freaking annoying. Should be given 60 min

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

                      didn't play 60 mins though

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

                  min 60 means the 59th minute. There is no 0th minute on those live score sites. Need to play to min 61 for 2 FPL appearance points.

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

                    no it means the 60th minute. but he didn't complete it so he didn't play 60 mins

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

                    Wrong, rule actually says 60mins or more. So 60.01 would be fine.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        this, he only has to make 60

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

                        Completely wrong. Players have to play to min 61 on live score apps to get the 2 appearance points.

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

                  City team as expected....

                  1. Pep Roulette
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    KDB?

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

                      out i heard

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

                  Oi Daniel, what did you see in Pep's face when he was asked about Mahrez?

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

                    didn't analyse that part, wasn't part of my interest

                6. ManUnitedComeBack
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Great. James on to block Lascelles off the bench. Punting on him as a Lundstram replacement last GW hasn't gone well. Oh well, that's what punts are...

                  1. The Gobstopper
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Lost 11 points on the James appearance myself (Lundstram on the bench).

                7. BillionairesClub
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  As I confirmed earlier that Ederson is starting. I can now confirm that Rodri is starting

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

                  City legend Sergio Agüero (MCI) has three goals across City’s last five league matches, all scored after the 70th minute.

                  1. Berbs
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Thanks for confirming he plays for City, I never knew that.

                9. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Think I'll do Richarlison -> Alli

                10. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Just the 6 for Mount, got away lightly there!

                11. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Sad times if Martial hauls today, first on my bench

                12. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  So if KDB should be out for both games, I'll hope for Barnes also staying on bench to give me 6 jammy Webster points.

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

                    Both games??

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

                      Just kidding, he should be back for Arsenal game.