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. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    McGinn 5 - Grealish 4, I'll take it.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      With hindsight, Mount was a risk.

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Haha, same

      Nketiah 3-4 Auba too but more than happy with the funds invested elsewhere

  2. FALSE PROFIT
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    4 players today. Total points -1

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      11 points from 7.. horrendous!

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        7 points from 5... Thought would easily cross 100 but still stuck in the 90s

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah 😆

  4. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2 pts from 5 players with TAA to play.

    Going well today

  5. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Nice logic English people: Grealish has 7 goals and 6 assists in 29 games this season and all those media already made him a top class player because and only he is English and now he costs 80 mil pounds plus? This guy? Oh god now Jack thinks he is better than he really is and he can't even do anything at the pitch rather than his hair

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He's a fantastic player playing in a crap team, don't let FPL DGW fool you.

      Not 80m of course, but he doesn't choose his asking price.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You are probably onlyone who doesnt see his potential.

    3. Bada Bing
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Jack the Lad is massively overrated and spends more time partying and admiring his hair in front of the mirror than training.

  6. Duke Silver ☑
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Jesus Christ, Villa are terrible.

  7. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Would you prefer Traore or Bergwijn on FH this GW? Already have Son, Jimmy & Doherty.

    1. gers23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Traore imo

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Trainee ofc

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Traore*

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

    A) Alonso Bergwin DCL
    B) Aurier Richa Ings
    C) Aurier Pulisic DCL

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

    Have Gomez in my team cause of cheap price tag, is time to sell ?

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah -> Mane no brainer? Wouldnt trust Klopp comments... remember his antics when TAA was injured for a month + but was always "ready for the next game"

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No brainer for a few hours

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Crack Grealish

  12. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    6 pts from 5 players. Welcome back fpl...

  13. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Bench boost done.. 17 points. Suppose it could have been worse.

    96 points all in, with kdb, mahrez and kun(c) to go.

    Really need a kun haul for my ml!

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

      That's awesome score mate

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Aye, happy so far. Forgot I have TAA as well, so some interest in the mersey side derby!
        Should be breaking 100 for 1st time this season, bar some really bad!!

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

          4 to come is average 4 points I guess. Add in captain and you should end up on 101 🙂

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

      26 here

      But still behind you on 92. Kun KdB c and Ederson

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Great score! Mine's 23 from BB and 91 overall. TAA, KDB, Kun & Sterling(C) to go!

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      25 points on my bench and 114 overall. Pants day today but can’t (and won’t) complain!

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Class score!! Cant be too angry when you break ton with couple games left as well.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I’m far from angry 🙂

          Egan the only real sour point.

    5. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      26 on BB, with TAA to go. All out: 112.

    6. Warby84
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      97 with Trent, Sterling, DeBruyne and Aguero C. BB 21

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

    *Lost in the team news carnage*

    On Wildcard have Doherty & Jiménez...

    A) Aurier
    B) Saiss

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Saiss. Don't do Aurier to yourself

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This

      2. BENOIT
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I like Aurier... think Jose is a fan and the fixtures are superb

  15. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    7pts from my 4 so far today, looking like a bit of a haul 😀

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

      1 from 2 for me !

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      13 from 6 myself. The only SGW player getting me the points

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2 from 2 for me lol

  16. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Villa and Norwich underlining the gulf between divisions, and (despite today) Sheff U's achievement

  17. krzys
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    3 pts from 6 players today. What a day!

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Same

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

      1 from 5 and i have Robertson on my BB

    3. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      +1

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    SALAH HAT TRICK FROM THE BENCH IT IS THEN

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

    So with Robertson not in the team I'm somehow getting 4 points from connelly.

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good times

    2. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That’s a haul by today’s utterly disastrous standards.

  20. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Leno
    TAA Lascelles Saiss
    Sterling KDB Mount Barnes El Ghazi
    Auba Kun

    Nyland Stevens Nketiah Egan

    Leno, El Ghazi & Kun to DDG, Bruno & Jiminez for -8?

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yep, you'll get those points back

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers mate! I hope so!

  21. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Any chance Kdb rested tomorrow....

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope

  22. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lol ML rival has Salah (who I'm sure will get minutes at the end) but his bench is 2-5-7 in that order. Finally something possibly not going his way.

  23. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on GW31 captain following that Liverpool team news?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Salah

      If he wasn't in the squad it'd be a concern

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Will see how he looks last 30

    2. PL Ball
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If Salah puts in a late cameo, probably him.

  24. BENOIT
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Big eye test coming up...

    Very seriously considering going without both Salah and Mane on WC.

    Next 3 fixtures aren't the best, just TAA might suffice.

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

      Im considering salah and h.barnes out for bruno and bergwijn for gw32

  25. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I have Leno and Reina as GKs. Which one to get for the rest of the season? Hendo was my pick for the most of the season but I have Egan and Stevens so 3 from She def are too much.
    Is Pope the right one?

    1. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah I’d probs go Pope

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thx

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I’ve bought Martinez, only 4.2m

    3. Warby84
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Patrício

  26. Ritchies Magic Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish did Jack sh*t in the game week then. Have Saint-Maximin (but also Egan) now Salah benched, been an ‘interesting’ one so far...!

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

    Most had Sheff U defenders and Grealish so why the worry. Low owned points getters so far. Probably Lascelles only one half popular today.

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah everyone has done badly no one has missed out. I started day 11 points ahead of top 10k average. Maintained that through 3 points from 6 players.

      Salah on the bench. Not the end of the world.

  28. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which 3 teams would you like to see promoted to Premier League? I guess West Brom will be in, but I like Leeds and Preston. Not even sure why LOL

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Leeds, Forest

      Brentford could be fun

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not fulham, swansea or cardiff. don't mind

  29. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    free hit, MUST make up for this weeks' ultimate fail 🙁

    De Gea
    Trent ~ Ritchie ~ Doherty
    Mane ~ B.Fernandes ~ Son ~ Pogba
    Vardy ~ DCL ~ Jimenez

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

    It's been a dreadful day 7 points from 5 players with just TAA to come, but my BB (Leno, Targett, Lescelles and Saka) has yielded 25 points which I'd have taken at the start of the GW.

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

      33 on my bench boost including Duda.

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

        Nice

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

      5 from 5 here so be thankful 🙂

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        4 from 7.