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

    DCL wants that yellow.

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

      He can have 2

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Red card rainer

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

    Trying to work out whether to get alonso after this...
    FH31 fwiw

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

      same here on both counts

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

      They have cs now, thanks to DCL.

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

      i got Doherty, Alonso, Auba, Sarr for VVD, Boly, Vardy, Mahrez -12 laat week. Not working out terribly. Will be fine long term.

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

    @Brosstan. I replied on previous page.

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

      Last time I ask you something

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

    Need Mahrez to go berserk against United to offset the KDB no show

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Get that tit off the pitch

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

    Bemba sighting.

    Fuming after Cro posts, he’s had enough...

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

      I am having an English language class atm

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

    Nobody in this game in my XI if KDB out (Tony first sub...)

    Ah boy

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

      City have arsenal so it doesn't matter

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Willian off

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

    OMG

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

    Anjorin 😮

  11. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Assuming Alonso is actually (trying to) defend today? Back 4 with little venturing forward I’m imagining? Not able to watch

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

      does seem like that yes - much more defensive today

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

      he is defensive todsu

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Not sure he is defensive. Chelsea are just scoring too quickly that he cant get up there.

    3. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers all

  12. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    OMG THAT LINE UP

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

      Always rotation in the SugaBabes.

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

    Tangerine with one of the worst shots ever

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

    KDB...

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    No kdb, not in the squad apparently

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

      Source?

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

    2 more minutes lads

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

    Wow Pep.

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

    OMG FFS WTF in a while

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

    Rip Kevin... dammit

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Chelsea wheeling out fans who paid to make an appearance

  21. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Really!!

  22. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Barkley trolling again.

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

    Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Rodri, B. Silva, Gundogan, Aguero, Mahrez, Sterling

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

      My guess

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

      Glad I didn't go KDB (C) now.

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

    Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

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

      I have KDB and Mahrez (c) this hurtsssss

  25. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    No KDB

  26. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    MUN: de Gea, Maguire, Shaw, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Williams, James, Martial, Fernandes
    Subs: Romero, Bailly, Tuanzebe, McTominay, Mata, Greenwood, Ighalo

    MCI: Ederson, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Cancelo, Otamendi, Bernardo Silva, Gündogan, Rodrigo, Foden, Sterling, Agüero
    Subs: Bravo, Mendy, Eric García, Walker, David Silva, Jesus, Mahrez

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

      Cheers SIM

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Your City team to take on United!

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

      Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

      Subs | Bravo, Walker, Jesus, Silva, Mendy, Mahrez, E Garcia

      ⚽️ @haysworldwide

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

    Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

    Subs | Bravo, Walker, Jesus, Silva, Mendy, Mahrez, E Garcia

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

    No surprises.

  30. BNMC
    4 months, 4 days ago

    KDB not in squad!!