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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. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Cro, stop.

    Give Bemba the next one.

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      When Everton score

  2. JBG
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Lol @ Everton, seriously, awful defending and goalkeeping.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Dean Hendo for England No.1, not this clown!

  3. BillionairesClub
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    4-4 final score. You heard it here first.

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      And last

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      They're no Arsenal

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Everton just wetting the bed?

    What's up, DCL? No more goals?! 🙁 😆

  5. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Willian Barkley Pedro scoring points for fun

  6. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 6 days ago

    So are Chelsea playing like gods or is Everton just playing like a league two team?

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Everton just tealised this is the English Premier League.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      5 months, 6 days ago

      *realised* FFS

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Ancelotti out

  9. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Everton shocking, great to see.

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Form vs fixtures they said

  11. Jafooli
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    OMG CRO

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      🙂

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Jafooli is that you?

  12. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Bring back Marco Silva

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Ha ha

    2. Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Bring back Marco Polo...

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Imagine not owning Willian and Giroud. Lol

  14. CloudSky
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Nr1 England goalie making the lofted ball fall down to the ground in his box. Hendo needs to replace him.

  15. nerd_is_the_werd
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Let's blame Pickford for that one.

  16. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Would be quite typical that Chelsea lose their focus now and allow Everton to score 1 or 2 goals

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

    Bemba getting old?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      5 months, 6 days ago

      OMG

    2. Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Too much time with hands on cook...

  18. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Dcl goal coming

  19. BillionairesClub
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    As a welshman, I am delighted England have calamitous players like Stones and Pickford.

    1. PedroFC
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      As an Englishman, I am delighted that we have a better team than you, in spite of those two players.

  20. Tinkermania
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Even Giroud scored. Wow!

  21. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Barkley has a DGW.....nah forget that.

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Pickford Worldclass Saveee

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

    Might as well give DCL and Richa a rest now. bring on Moisie

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Sidibe 😯

  25. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    I sold Giroud for -4 lol.

  26. Twisted Saltergater
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Jammy Everton defenders getting Lundstram off their bench

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    What's up Holgate owners?

  28. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Pickfordinho

  29. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Nearly 5

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    C'mon Dominic

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

      Is there even a chance?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Doubtful, but a guy can hope. Lascelles 6pter staring at me from the bench while I started DCL and Taylor over him