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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    No DGWers unite 😎

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Still on a green arrow for this match with DCL alone.

    Chelsea assets currently rank-busters if you have them when they haul.

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      They'll be great differentials for the double. Almost a grey arrow for me with no Everton or Chelsea whatsoever!

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      up another 40K with just Alonso

    3. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Nobody has Chelsea trash...lots of ghost ships will move up a tad

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Very good for non owners this game. Lets keep it up in the Manc derby

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      It's already got off to a decent start with no KDB.

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I don't own any players. It's going very well for me

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Still three quarters of this DGW to go.

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Huh?

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nice math. :).

  4. BNMC
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Despite owning DCL and him blanking, I've gone up 8k places between last night and now.

      Goes to show how much of a differential Chelsea assets are. But I imagine their ownership will be shooting up after this week - especially with the "green" fixtures.

    • Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I captained KDB for haul against Arsenal ...

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I'd be looking at your VC tbh.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Bad one.
          Taa. Should have gone safe with salah but yeah ..

      2. ^Freedom Fighter^
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cool story bro

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Barkley should have been MOTM.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He was very good too imho.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        The kid played well. Hopefully he's the one got it

      3. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Who got it in the end, Henderson?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Gilmour

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Tbf Dean Henderson was invisible today

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Holgate coming off bench for robbo. Sweet.

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Any chance KdB not feautering v the Arsenal? Saiss 1st bench.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Obviously there's a chance.

    • Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bottomed:

      Ha-ha.....I have Mahrez, Mendy, and KDB on my team.....plus Robbo, and I played bench boost this week. Top that!

      1. Tiki-Taka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Mahrez, Walker and KDB for me - think it's time to delete our teams man

    • CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Any baps for DCL?

      1. BNMC
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Negative baps at this rate

        • Vasqujg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I saw he missed a huge chance? Were there multiple opportunities?

      2. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Martial 3rd on my bench. Lord save me.

        1. Tiki-Taka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          why did you do that Noodle

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Everyone else had better fixtures.

            1. Tiki-Taka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              in that case i hope 1 + 2 scored well if they need to come in

      3. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        got only 4 players for gw31
        aub + mahrez -> jota + mane for a hit Y or N?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          FH Chip?

          Otherwise aye.

        2. what's my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          thought it’s better to use later

      4. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Any chance Richarlison sneaks into them Baps?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Doubt it

        2. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Ofcoarse not 😀

        3. Tiki-Taka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          yeah nailed on for 3

      5. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Best trio to complete my gameweek 31 team?

        A) Aurier, Alli, Jota
        B) Doherty, Alli, Wood
        C) Aurier, Sarr, Jota

        Boly TAA X
        Salah Mane Moura X
        Deeney Jimenez X

        1. BNMC
            2 months, 28 days ago

            B

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Cheers

        2. Naby K8a
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Gilmour 10x that nothing player Jorginho

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            ok

        3. Trophé Mourinho
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Go back to Spain Pep. No one wants you here

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              What is this nonsense

              1. Grievez
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Lol

          • sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            One of my ML rival with Mahrez, KDB and Jesus on FH.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I disagree

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Looks Photoshopped.

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Reply fail for above post

                3. BNMC
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Georginio Wijnaldum.
                    When was he ever an FPL asset?

                    1. Monkey Hanger
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      When he played number ten for the Toon.

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        This, that one gameweek38

                    2. sunzip14
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      The guy was doing good. Must have forgotten to hit the WC button. He took -44 on gw 28. Talk about bad lucks!

            2. Chandler Bing
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Well, now I'm hoping KdB doesn't play the next game either. At least I get the 6 points from Lascelles.

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Same here chanandler

              2. Grievez
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I have Lundy 1st sub but I fully expect him to be ok

            3. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I'm cool with KDB not being in the squad today, just need the same against Arsenal.
              Salah (vC) with Lundstram first on the bench.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Jammie Dodger

                1. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  You pick 15 players for a reason 😉

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Absolutely!

            4. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Looking ahead, I' getting in at least one GW31 midfielder who have good fixtures in GW30. Quick look at stats tables, I'd be looking at one of the following:

              A) Antonio
              B) Sarr
              C) Fornals
              D) Doucoure

              Take your pick!

              1. Chandler Bing
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Antonio probably

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Bowen

              3. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I'm going B i think. Have Deeney so C is also an option for me.

              4. Manani
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                im going B.

              5. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                A looks really good

                1. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Slight preference for A myself as well, Sar also very tempting. Might look at both for a -4 depending on Friday team news.

            5. Fred54
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Alonso v Doherty.

              First Round even.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Alonso doesn't know how to blank.

              2. Chandler Bing
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Doherty as he plays the BGW but if you're FHing then, I'd go Alonso.

              3. ^Freedom Fighter^
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Expected 16 points from Alonso but 6 points are ok

                1. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Was disappointing .. his game week average for me (5 games) has dropped from 7.5 down to 7.2 🙁

                  1. ^Freedom Fighter^
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Yes so disappointing.. but Trent is more disappointing lately!

            6. FOO FIGHTER
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Pep trolling everyone with his starting lineup.

                Why I do not own any City assets other than on my FH this GW 😀

                Screw you Pep.

              • The Gobstopper
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Someone might have already posted this joke (or something like it), but I'll give it a try:

                Klopp - "It's just the Carabao Cup. I'll start my B-team..."

                Pep - "It just Manchester United. I'll start my B-team..."

              • LOLarov
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Holgate and KDB playing today, a solid -1 Sunday.

                Love FPL

              • PortoGuy
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Pick 2 for BGW31:
                A. Jota
                B. Wood
                C. Doherty
                D. Moura
                E. Alli
                F. Sarr
                G. Doucore

                1. SAY MY NAME
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  a and c

              • Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I'm already unreasonably excited to get rid of Pepe and Mahrez.

                1. Tiki-Taka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  me too, and we know exactly what'll happen the week after we get rid

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Lol
                  I'm excited to sell Vardy Ings & VVD.
                  Hit incoming.
                  Deeney Jota Taylor incoming.
                  Perez to Mane in GW 31 then

              • Poseidon.
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                All I want from today is big wins for Utd and the Lakers

                1. Poseidon.
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Come on!!! Lets go!!!!!

                2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  And a similar scoreline.

              • stupendous
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                This Gilmour lad an option after gw 31?

                1. Syd.
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  No

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Do we think Chelsea stick in that formation given the result? Wondering if it lessens the appeal of Alonso?

                1. Tinkermania
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Formations are influenced by opposition too. This team could have been turned over by someone else.

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Hope Ole wipes the smirk of Pep's face today 😀

                    He can keep Mahrez and Jesus points to himself.