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

    Willian G

  2. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Willian

    3-0

    Pick that one out Pickford

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure he can pick it up... With those hands and fingers.

  3. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Barkley essential.

  4. FOO FIGHTER
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Everton have been grated like cheese.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        This

    • Rainer
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Same again next Monday please, Blue shite.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Lol Everton

    • Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Pedro damn!

      1. Jambot
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        That looks very positive for Kevin owners

    • Syd.
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I wonder if Everton would buy Stones back for £50 million

    • BillionairesClub
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Any other Mahrez cappers here?

    • Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Dean Henderson should be England No.1, not this clown!

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

      GW1 Barkley pick finally paying off.

    • CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      OMG Girouf

      1. Jafooli
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        4-0

        1. Jafooli
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          As in CRO 4-0 Bemba

    • MGD
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Mount knocked out of BAPS.

      How is he looking in terms of future involvement this game?

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      OMG giroud

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

      Daniel in heaven, Chelsea playing like Mozzart

    • Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      4-0 Lol

    • Syd.
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      La Donk

      Eeeore

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Glad I didn't bet against Chelsea now. Horrible performance from Everton.

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

        I told ya

    • FOO FIGHTER
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Holy fk.

      • Rainer
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        We want 6.

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

          We want 5 🙂 we want 5 🙂

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          weirdly in first few mins I thought this might be 5-0 but was hoping for 2 Alonso goals lol

      • Forza Papac
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Le Donk!

      • Zilla
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        wow what

      • La Roja
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Best donkey in town scores

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Gru G

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

        Chelsea the new force. Juuuuhuuuuu

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Everton falling apart

      • KGFC
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Wow.... this could end 7 or 8 nil!

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

        This is brilliant.

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

        WTF?