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

    Should I refresh the feed?

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

      Yeah, the cattle are hungry and fussy

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

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

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

    What did I say??

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

      No idea, dont care.

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

      Don’t think anyone cares.

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

      You covered all options...

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

      You said Marhez, Mendy and KDB would start

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

    Sky sports no KDB

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

    KdB not in squad. 🙁

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

    Told you....as expected

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

    Sterling starts!

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

    Over you Kun

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

      Over to you I meant....

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

    Welp, nobody in this for me. 1-1 with nonscorers please

  10. Trophé Mourinho
      4 months, 4 days ago

      No Jesus 🙁

    • ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      MAN UTD TEAM NEWS
      Team to face Man City: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, James, Matic, Fred, Shaw, Fernandes, Martial.
      Subs: Romero, Bailly, Mata, Ighalo, Greenwood, Tuanzebe, McTominay.

      MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
      Team to face Man Utd: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, B Silva, Foden, Sterling, Aguero.
      Subs: Bravo, Walker, Garcia, Mendy, D Silva, Mahrez, Jesus.

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      No Kevin!!!!! Yessssssssssssss !!!

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

        Oh here’s the troll

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

          Nah. Just non owner.

    • BillionairesClub
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez captain fail

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez benched

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

      OMG No KDB
      Did I spell it right?

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

        *Ermawhgawd

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      4 days of uncertainty for KDB cappers then.

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

        Not if you have Mane vc and Cahill first sub

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

          That would be an even worse wait then to see if he plays Wednesday.

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Pep is such a troll 😀 FPL wouldn't be the same without him...

    • Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I will take Lascelles points if KDB out....and Bruno brace please

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

        Same here but he will feature in the next match so it doesn't matter

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

      Ole standard bus, harder to break down without KDB.

      Ota & Fernandinho vs Martial & James on the counter 😮

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        What drugs are you on, Ole if anything doesn't prk the bus...

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

      My Mini league colleague FHed and got Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

      He knows!

    • BillionairesClub
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      People getting excited about no De Bruyne.. he could play on Wednesday

      1. Sid1891
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        No show today is worrying though

    • West Hammered
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      No De Bruyne, Mahrez benched RIP my wildcard.

    • Berbs
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      No KDB, sound. Liverpool to win the title earlier. GGMU.

    • Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Otamendi, Fernandinho against Auba and Pepe to look forward to 🙂

    • Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Thought he'd be on the bench tbh. Not being in the squad doesn't look hopeful for a start against Arsenal.

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

      Fernandes will eat this afternoon.

    • FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 4 days ago

        The Cool kids got rid of KDB. That is a fact.

        GW28 to 34 LOL.

        That Auba cap looking good now.

        Karma.

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

        Need Bruno to smash it now?

      • BNMC
          4 months, 4 days ago

          I really hope KDB plays on Wednesday, can't stand everyone getting Lundstram jammy