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. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Alli, Bergwijn or Moura from Tot for next 2 gw? Or maybe non of Tot players...

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

      Wait for Son the come back.

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

        to come back*

      2. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        He is too expensive and I'm not sure that he will play soon.

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

          Go without Spurs attackers then. Mourinho said a few days ago that Bergwijn and Moura are likely to rotate with each other.

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

      Not Moura

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

    I will be priced out of this

    Henderson+Ings ➡️ Wood+Pope=-4

    Leaves me 1.3 ITB to do Fleck ➡️ Sarr next week

    Should I do it?

    1. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      If no cup games, dont see why not

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

    Is this why Billy Gilmore stopped posting on FFS?

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

      I was thinking the same 😀

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

      I might look a fool... was he posting on here?

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

    Billy Gilmour

    2 x MOTM performances against Scousers

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

      I was wondering why he hasn't posted today.

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Should have done KDB to Mahrez

    Oh, well

    1. Tiki-Taka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      mahrez is also benched sir

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

    Foden starting is ridic. Not ready to face the absolute top sides in the world.

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

      I think you are overestimating Man Utd!

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

      Good job he's only playing us then.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Ole is having a laugh at Pep. Hope for a massive spanking for City.

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        You're right. To prepare him for the top sides in the world, he's making baby steps by playing against United :p

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

        This comment might comeback and bite you.. Foden is pure classy player who def deserves a start

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

          He is Trolling

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

      Billy any relation to Gary?

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

        Gary the goat?

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        he's got his eyes

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

      Feel for my mate who got the following in on a FH.

      - KDB
      - Mahrez
      - Mendy
      - Nketiah
      - Aubameyang
      - Pepe
      - Robertson
      - Pope
      - Ings

      Top of the ML at 20k before this GW!

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

        Spoofer

        You don't have a mate 😉

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

          Possibly true. Here's the team either way.

          https://imgur.com/50Yhi4w

      2. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        My mate did similar this week and much worse last week. See
        5 posts below...

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

          It's great to see. Less amazing when they're still a fair bit ahead ha.

        2. Al Moon Yeah
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Trple city nd arsenal better hope he's got a strong bench. In any case , it's been a very pathetic dgw thus far so a good weekto have a bad week.

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

      A Scottish Iniesta is born.

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

        Iniesta has had posters of Billy GOAT in his room for years, which is a little creepy if you ask me.

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

          Tbf Iniesta always looked creepy, not surprised

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

        Scotland are gonna have a pretty good midfield soon.

    7. nerd_is_the_werd
        4 months, 4 days ago

        If I knew Foden was starting, I would have picked him over Mahrez!!

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

          I also wouldn't have picked players that weren't starting.

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

          Pep literally said "Foden is starting next match".

          What more do you want?

          (In fairness, yeah, it's Pep.)

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

            No he didnt. He said "Foden will play"

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

          Pep said he will.

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

          Pep actually said Foden was starting on wednesday

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

          Nah, you would have picked Aguero I hope. 🙂

        6. Tinkermania
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Where have been? This is for research too, not just chatting.

        7. FOO FIGHTER
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Foden mass transfers in ending in rivers.

            1. Jullepuu
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Well he might play against Burnley but after that it's a big question mark

            2. Jullepuu
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Is Foden playing rw or lcm?

              • sunzip14
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Sorry for partial repost but it's a little comforting to see a rival doing worse than you. His luck is much worse it seems!

                - On FH this gw has Mahrez, KDB & Jesus (could do well still, but...)
                - Last week the same guy forgot to hit the WC button and took -44 on hits.

                - Wasn't doing too bad until then (400k OR but among top 3 on Cash ML)

                1. Utopsis
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Hahahahaha

                2. Monkey Hanger
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  So much for Everton assets being fixture proof.

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

                    They can blank against anyone. Who it is doesn't matter.

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

                    I'm happy DCL blanked, as I kept Ings over him.

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

                    Watched the game, DCL butchered Richarlison's assist other than thaf they looked like League One team.

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

                    Everton were terrible but DCL still had a big chance, he gets so many, it'd be nice if he actually scored more of them but can't have everything.

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

                    Ancelotti messed up the formation and Rich and DCL were isolated all game.

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

                      Not only that Sidibe played like he was drunk.
                      Poor passes all around.
                      No energy.

                      Looked like preseason warm up.

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

                        lol Sidibe was very bad yeah, having Siggy is like playing with 10 too at the moment, offers nothing.

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    So what is the score here ladies and gents?

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

                      2-1 Tony x2

                      😉

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          UTD to win by whatever score.

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

                        0-0

                      3. Qaiss
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        1-2

                      4. ^Freedom Fighter^
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        2-0 mancity Aguero and otamendi

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

                        3-1
                        Bruno x2
                        Martial
                        Foden

                    2. Qaiss
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Guardiola is really resting half of the team today just to play a fully strengthened side against his master Arteta on Wednesday :O 😉

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

                        I think you could be right

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

                      A chance KDB won't feature against Arsenal too ?

                      ML rival has him as his captain, and his vice is Salah.

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

                        He'll play

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

                          Cheers.

                        2. el polako
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          If you say so then it must be true.

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

                            Just like if someone says I doubt it, they must be right too?

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

                        Doubtful.

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

                        He'll feature against Arsenal.

                      4. Prisoner B5160-8
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        I very much doubt it.

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

                          He was touch and go for today, Pep said it was Days and we'll see for Sunday. Ars3hole

                          1. Prisoner B5160-8
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            That's why I doubt he'll be benched Wednesday.

                      5. THFC4LIFE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Could be another Pep presser midweek, wait for that

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

                      Man Utd or draw evens on skybet.

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

                        Who is giving evens?

                    5. FOO FIGHTER
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Ole 5 at the back.

                        Otamendi and Fernandinho.

                        Goodnight Pep.

                      • Bubz
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Got a good feeling about Martial today

                      • sunzip14
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        My ML leader going on a free scoring run, whatever he does pays off.

                        - Last week he brought in Doherty and Jota for monster haul. Already had Pope and Ayew.
                        - This week (S)alah, Mane, Ayew, Doherty and brought in Alonso. And if KDB rests again, he gets Lundy points.

                      • Nuno
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Dilemma:

                        Do I bring in Pope (mci) for Ryan (ARS) this gameweek to save 0.2 for my upcoming WC in 32/33?

                        Or do I bring in an alternative, such as Foster or Ramsdale?

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

                        Tbh I would like to ditch DCL, but Liv is more than able to concede.

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

                          But they're the least likely team to concede.

                          1. Leander De Doncker
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Not with adrian on goal

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

                              ah true, there is that.

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

                          DCL has one blank (where he still had an absolute sitter of a chance), and it's suddenly a sell?

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

                            I kept on WC even though he blanks in 31, I think he's a great pick at the moment, especially for that price, think I got at 5.9.

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

                              Agree. With not many picking him up, he's a rare semi-differential in a sea of template picks.

                              He's got fab fixtures after the next 3 or so (although could score in any), too.

                      • SB007
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        3 weeks to build a team vs 2 weeks for FH31 with a full bench no?

                        1. SB007
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          So FH31 good option as longer to forward plan later. That’s what I’m doing.

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

                        WC going good so far I sold KDB DCL, Jimenez,Ings,Holgate,Robbo... Bought Doherty,Alonso, McCarthy, Aguero, Mahrez.. captain Auba ofc

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

                          Selling Jimenez before Brighton was bold.

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

                            Yes,i went for Jota, beacuse I needed money for Kun

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

                              Yep, makes sense. I sold Ings for Jota and part of me knew he'd immediately blank but couldn't resist the Brighton fixture.

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

                                We got away with no Ings

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

                                  The red card certainly helped!

                      • FOO FIGHTER
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          FFS, please remind me next time to avoid City assets like I have been all season.

                          Thank you

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

                            You don't need reminding, you talk about City non-stop.

                        • Ole Trafford
                          • 7 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          I really needed DCL to blank for my cup game happy days. Where did that Chelsea performance come from?!

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

                            First Liverpool, now Everton... looks promising.

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

                          Sterling(c) feels great given the Aubameyang blank and KdB no show. I know he has yet to score vs Man Utd but have a good feeling about today.

                          It's the hope that kills you!

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

                          Aguero Vs Man Utd: 12 games, 9 goals, 0 assists
                          Aguero Vs Arsenal: 15 games, 11 goals, 2 assists

                          Let's go Kun to be a DGW hero!

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

                            Think Pep might go Jesus vs Arsenal for his work rate to pressurise them into mistakes.

                            1. Tinkermania
                                4 months, 4 days ago

                                Does he not want to pressurise utd then? 😉

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

                                  I don't think Man City will press high against United, because that's playing into their hands with pace on the counter. Arsenal at home will be full press, I reckon!

                                  1. Tinkermania
                                      4 months, 4 days ago

                                      what pace? Is Rashford back?

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

                                Don’t think like he plays against Arsenal if I’m honest.

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

                              I hope KDB isn't involved in the Arsenal game either...I have many points on the bench waiting to come in

                              1. Tinkermania
                                  4 months, 4 days ago

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