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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. Ginkapo FPL
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Come on Everton, how is Marcus supposed to score if you make no pretence to defend?

  2. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Chelsea got some nice fixtures coming 32-36...

  3. FOO FIGHTER
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Wow, Pickfork made a save.

    • Londongeezaa
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Mount with just a single goal not looking so great now 🙁

    • Muscout
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Any early team news?

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

        Mount starts...

      2. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        You can't make any transfer

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

        Ederson starts

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Ross Barkley.....?

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

        Don’t

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Hmmmm

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

      FK Alonso range

    • Egg noodle
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Mason Mount you twit. I haven't held onto you for so long just for 1 goal and no baps

      1. KUN+10
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        What about the goal at the 14th min?

        1. KUN+10
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Not enough? Or sarcasm?

          1. Egg noodle
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            He's lost his baps, so need a goal or assist now

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Everton played much better without that donkey Gomes

    • Rainer
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Alonso range.

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Feck off, Ross.

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

        Barkley range

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Come on Alonso please

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

      Barkley on free kicks

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

        Get him on the bus...

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

          ...get him off the bus...

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

          😆

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Get him please and destroy your rank.

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

        Barkley stealing from alonso

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

        Mount subbed before 60

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

          Good

      5. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        4-0 and no Alonso return.

        Feels bad man

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Well he's got a CS as it is.

        2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          6pts will do though

      6. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Time for DCL consolation goal. But this will be 7-0 soon.

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

          You mean an OG then? 🙁

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

        Mount 1 pointer 🙁

        1. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          What about the goal he scored?

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 6 days ago

          He got a goal

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          He scored?

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

          😆

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

          Ffs

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

          sorry 6 pointer

      8. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Mount off 59 mins

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          James On

          1. Lindelol
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            So great - many will miss Lord's points

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

        Mount subbed on 59th min

      10. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Mount doesn’t make 60.

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

        Mason Mount owners in tears

      12. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Need a 1 wk punt pre-fh31.
        Which Chelsea player is a good bet?

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

        Bemba with 2 accounts,is that leagal?

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

          As legal as your spelling

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

            Don't be mad, it's not my first language

      14. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Siggy is finished

        1. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Icelandic no?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 6 days ago

            😛

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

        Mount down at 59.42'.

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

        Top 4 race looks good. Leicester dragged into a scrap.

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

          Leicester Will finish 8th

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          More like they have bent over, spread wide and invited it.

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

        I can confirm that Ederson Moraes is starting

        1. SuperMane Returns
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Sauce?

          1. One Wheels Enough
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Ketchup

      18. SuperMane Returns
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Mount....Another 1 for the General

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

        Salah(c) it is then

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

          That game has 0-0 written all over it.

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

          Mane.

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

            Or him, yes. Tricky now.

          2. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            I like the sound of Salah v Holgate.

        3. Lindelol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Salah or mane or salah or mane time for me

      20. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Barkley setting up that FPL spider web nicely. Should get some nice catches this week.