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. CRO KLOPP
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    DCL off

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

    Aguero DGW hattie. We've all ignored it again.

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I didnt

    2. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      not me... went for him over aub

      1. Samwise
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I don't see how you can ignore him...

    3. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Hattie is guaranteed

    4. Hybrid.power
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I didn't ignore him

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    DCL fail

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

      No YC is a win.

  4. Manani
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    got Mahrez & KDB, what a joke lol
    even kepy Mahrez for a few weeks longer because of this dgw. kinda expected it tbh

  5. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Trustworthy Pep

  6. The Mighty Hippo
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    That's really unlucky for KDB, Mahrez, Jesus, Walker, Mendy and D. Silva owners.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Not really. There is a big chance that they play against Arsenal which is probabmy the better fixture

  7. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    KDB non-owners unite

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      there is still the Arsenal game to worry.

  8. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    This game is irrelevant for City. Why would Pep risk his best player before crucial game in CL?

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    KdB(c) was always a gamble. Oh well...

  10. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    pep you ******************

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Trying to work that word out.

      1. Forza Papac
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Cockwomble

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Hippopotomus?

  11. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Dumb
    Casual
    Luck

    Blank.

  12. Samwise
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    have many others captained Aguero?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Hiya

  13. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    At least DCL didn’t get sent off

  14. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    I told ya all. Foden, Sterling and Kun upfront.

    Moreover I've put my money where my mouth is too. I didn't bring KDB in even though I had the funds and brought Kun instead. Too bad I didn't captain.

    Those who listened after my analysis of Pep's face on the press that KDB is out are welcomed 😉

    I am the new Facer, when we are talking about managers reactions analysis 😉 hehe (joking)

    Cheers,

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Thank you! You the reason why I didn’t bring him in!

      Will be looking for what you have to say in future

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        You are welcomed Tony my man 🙂

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Good work, you know your stuff

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        😉

        1. Goodbye Horses
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Better chance of scoring against Arsenal, tbh (which Aguero will now be benched for).

      2. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers Bemba 😉

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          What a crock of shite you have written

  15. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    at least williams is starting, but why wouldn't ighalo? he should over james

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      James was great in the reverse fixture and has pace

      That being said,I still would’ve started Ighalo

    2. FPLGeezer
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Pace on the counter the reason

  16. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    No Captain Mahrez or KDB. Goodbye LMS and hello being rogue

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

      Always seemed unlikely that Mahrez would start both. Would rather have him starting against Arsenal than Ole's bus.

  17. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Lots of jammy Lund points incoming if KDB is out for arsenal, however from peps quote doesn't sound like that'll be the case

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Chances Jesus makes an appearance?

  19. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Fraudiola strikes again

  20. tm245
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Tough GW for the acronym gang.

  21. jia you jia you
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Mane + Mount + Vardy to Mahrez(C) + Pepe + Auba(-8) is very likely to make rough with the smooth this week for the wrong reasons lol

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      my main rival (no longer) did Mane+Vardy+Patricio >> Mahrez(C)+Jesus(VC)+Ederson

      Let's go Bruno!

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      ouch

      1. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        yup, was risky anyway but just have to laugh at how badly it's actually gone so far!

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Crikey, mate. Tough one that.

      1. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        sums up my season... shocker!

  22. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    The real winners will inevitably be Leno and Walker/Otamendi types while all and sundry look at the shiny attackers for dgw.
    I never learn 🙂

  23. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Grats to the experts who hopped off DCL this week. True professionals

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

      Who did they hop off for? Not many striker's firing off this GW.

      1. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Jota :/

      2. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Auba, at least he has a game left

  24. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    KDB (c) home to Burnley.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      out fir both games probably

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Hopefully he starts arsenal game.
      My v© us Taa 🙁

    3. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      If he plays against Arsenal I wouldn't go near capping him against Burnley

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      nah.. rested for Real game

  25. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Aguero to miss a pen and be subbed at 50 .. hes my captain so it’s a cert

  26. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Aguero & Gundogan owners unite 🙂

  27. KUN+10
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Agueroooooo...prepping.

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Lol

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

    How can you bench Mahrez for Foden in a huge game... Hopefully United smash the bald fraud

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Foden is the future

  29. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone getting Lundstram off their bench for KDB? Seeing a few in my ML!

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Too early for this

  30. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Always stunned how people constantly get reeled in by Mahrez.

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      5.5 PPM ain't bad