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
    4 months, 29 days ago

    No DGWers unite 😎

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

      up another 40K with just Alonso

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

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

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

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

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

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

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Still three quarters of this DGW to go.

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

        Huh?

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

        Nice math. :).

  4. BNMC
    4 months, 29 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.

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

    I captained KDB for haul against Arsenal ...

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I'd be looking at your VC tbh.

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

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

    2. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Cool story bro

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

    Barkley should have been MOTM.

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

      He was very good too imho.

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

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

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

      Who got it in the end, Henderson?

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

        Gilmour

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

          Tbf Dean Henderson was invisible today

  7. how now brown cow
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Holgate coming off bench for robbo. Sweet.

  8. PLerix
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Obviously there's a chance.

  9. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

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

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

    Any baps for DCL?

    1. BNMC
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Negative baps at this rate

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

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

  11. Egg noodle
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Martial 3rd on my bench. Lord save me.

    1. Tiki-Taka
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      why did you do that Noodle

      1. Egg noodle
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Everyone else had better fixtures.

        1. Tiki-Taka
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

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

  12. what's my name
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 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
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      FH Chip?

      Otherwise aye.

    2. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      thought it’s better to use later

  13. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Any chance Richarlison sneaks into them Baps?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Doubt it

    2. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Ofcoarse not 😀

    3. Tiki-Taka
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      yeah nailed on for 3

  14. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 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
      4 months, 29 days ago

      B

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers

  15. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Gilmour 10x that nothing player Jorginho

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

      ok

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

    Go back to Spain Pep. No one wants you here

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      What is this nonsense

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Lol

  17. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I disagree

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Looks Photoshopped.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Reply fail for above post

        3. BNMC
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Georginio Wijnaldum.
          When was he ever an FPL asset?

          1. Monkey Hanger
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            When he played number ten for the Toon.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              This, that one gameweek38

          2. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 29 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!

  18. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 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 - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Same here chanandler

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

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

  19. el polako
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 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
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Jammie Dodger

      1. el polako
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        You pick 15 players for a reason 😉

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

          Absolutely!

  20. Pompel
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 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
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Antonio probably

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Bowen

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

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

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

      im going B.

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

      A looks really good

      1. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 29 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.

  21. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Alonso v Doherty.

    First Round even.

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

      Alonso doesn't know how to blank.

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Expected 16 points from Alonso but 6 points are ok

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

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

        1. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

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

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 29 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.

  23. The Gobstopper
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 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..."

  24. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

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

    Love FPL

  25. PortoGuy
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

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

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

      a and c

  26. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Tiki-Taka
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

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

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

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

  27. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

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

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

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

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      And a similar scoreline.

  28. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    This Gilmour lad an option after gw 31?

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      No

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

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

    1. Tinkermania
      4 months, 29 days ago

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

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 29 days ago

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

    He can keep Mahrez and Jesus points to himself.