Dugout Discussion

Abraham, Pulisic and James among the substitutes as Chelsea face unchanged Villa


The second of Aston Villa’s two Double Gameweek 30+ fixtures kicks off at 16:15 BST, with Chelsea the visitors to the Midlands.

The Villans are unchanged from the side that drew 0-0 with Sheffield United in midweek, meaning that the ‘out of position’ and misclassified Fantasy Premier League midfielder Keinan Davis (£4.3m) once again leads the line for the hosts.

Jack Grealish (£6.4m), the most-bought FPL asset of the current Gameweek, is deployed on the left flank once more.

Frank Lampard has made four changes from the last starting XI he named in the Premier League, although that of course was way back in March.

Andreas Christensen (£4.8m), N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) and Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) are recalled, while the fit-again Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.3m) makes his first appearance of the season.

Kurt Zouma (£4.7m), Billy Gilmour (£4.5m), Ross Barkley (£5.7m) and Pedro (£6.8m) drop out.

With Reece James (£5.1m) only among the substitutes, Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) gets his fourth straight league start – the premium FPL defender hasn’t blanked in any of his starts this season.

Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) and Christian Pulisic (£6.9m) also have to be content with places on the bench, as Oliver Giroud (£6.6m) and the soon-to-be out-of-contract Willian (£7.0m) retain their places in Lampard’s side.


Aston Villa XI: Nyland; Konsa Ngoyo, Mings, Hause, Targett; Hourihane, Douglas Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Christensen, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Mount.

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1,250 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Points from my triple up DGW players:

    Aston Villa - 16
    Arsenal - 17
    Sheff U - 21
    Man City - 32 (1 match)

    Not sure I can complain. 😀

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That is more than enough

    2. mrodgers91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Villa 4
      Arsenal 18
      Sheff u 19
      City 42
      When you look at it that way its good enough

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep. We've done alright.

    3. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      4
      0
      21
      32

      You’ve smashed it. Had no WC so had to balance my squad for the run in - only Bruno produced

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Oh 38 from City

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks. Also happy with my SGW Bench players

        Jimenez - 8
        Lascelles - 5
        TAA - to play

        Just hoping Aguero captain gets a big haul Monday.

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      12
      9
      21
      38

      6 less than you, but very disappointed

  2. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Saint-Maximin a viable option?

    1. Naby K8a
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      if he plays 10 men every week yes

  3. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    103 with Mahrez, KDB, Aguero (C) to go... fingers crossed for Kun haul.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Imagine if Pep started Jesus again

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don’t. I’ve been ruined by so many odd twists this season and I’m finally back down to a 6 digit rank 😀

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      95 with TAA plus your 3. Just hope to get over 100 for the first time (ever I think!)

    3. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      OMG, that's an insane score! I'm on 59! You've smashed it

    4. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      101 with TAA, Sterling, KDB and captain Kun to play.

      Will be disappointed with less than 120. Hoping for 130.

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      117. Same 3 but KDB captain

    6. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      100 with TAA, Ederson, KDB (c) and Kun

    7. PrettyDick
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      125 but Sterling (C) instead of Aguero. Afraid that he (Sterling) will be benched (along with mahrez) and Aguero will haul

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Holmes online ??
    I think he has ASM this GW 😀

    Amazing !!

  5. Arsenal97
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    On WC :
    A) Alonso Bergwin DCL
    B) Aurier Richa Ings
    C) Aurier Pulisic DCL

  6. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Just realised, no Gomez
    No CS then 🙁

  7. gooberman
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    3pts from 6 players today. How is that even possible! No Liverpool players in my team either. The darkest day of my FPL career.

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Zero from 4, so it could be worse..

      1. PrettyDick
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        jesus, that's rough.. who did you guys have? Egan, Lundstram, and..?

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  9. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Current WC team.

    Pope Button
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    KDB Son Salah Fernandes
    Rashford Jimmi

    A. Salah DCL (Saka Fernandez Saiss). Playing 343

    B. Mane Martial (Lascelles Nketiah Simpson) Playing 352

    A is a deeper bench. B is (maybe) a higher scoring first team.

    Cheers!

  10. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Gordon - one for the General!