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. Geordie19
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jimi and Bruno Fernandes
    Or
    Rashford and Barnes?
    Thank you

    1. Reg83
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A easily

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jiminez & Fernandes 100%

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I have Rashford and Barnes. But also Martial and Jota. Allows me to upgrade elsewhere...

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Rashford, Barnes, Martial and Jota scored basically the same as just one of Jimenez/Bruno this week 😛

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      First

    4. Johnny 8
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimi & Bruno

    5. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Easy A

    6. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A by about 9 million percent.

    7. Geordie19
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks all- resounding!!

  2. Reg83
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ddg and Taylor +0.6 better than pope and Maguire right?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wrong

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably not tbh

    3. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thing is Pope and Maguire will outscore the other 2 as pope makes more saves and Maguire has goal threat and BPS

      1. Reg83
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Taylor only a backup and to use in bb gw34. My standard defense is Trent, aurier, saiss

    4. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nooooo

      Pope will get added bonus as his defenders don’t complete passes, DDG/Maguire the opposite.

    5. DMP
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DDG+Aurier

  3. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    UTV

  4. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    On the plus side from today I’ve reached my 100 (until someone gets a red in the second half of course) 😆

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      John Egan says there’s still time.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Indeed!

  5. Reg83
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who are everyone's non template picks on wc.

    Mine are ddg, bergwijn, aurier, mane ( no salah)

    Front 3 is rashy, Jimmy and dcl

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Richarl, Alonso and Ings.

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son, Vardy, Ings, Justin

  6. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If Aguero doesn’t start tomorrow...who do I speak to about deleting my team?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      TC here

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mental health helpline

    3. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      El Ghazi.

  7. beric
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Think I'll go for this wildcard, I'm sure everyone is super interested:

    Pope
    TAA - Doherty - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Sarr
    Jimenez - Rashford - DCL

    3.9, Alonso, Saka, 3.9

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice, -4 from that lot.

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wow well done man, did you free hit this week?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah, FH (had little choice)
          Auba to Rashford and McGuire to Lascelles to match you.
          Might get Son instead.

          1. beric
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Im not totally sold on spurs personally. though i would like him, sacrifices have to be made

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Starting Lascelles and Sarr ahead of the most attacking full back in the league?

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Egan to Lascelles FT then I will match you with Martial 352 rather than Rashford ...

    4. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same as my team apart from I have DDG and Mane instead of Salah and Pope

  8. gilean
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Pope Button
    TAA Doherty Aurier AWB Lascelles
    Salah KdB Son Bruno Saka
    Jimenez Abraham Greenwood

    0.1 ITB.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looking good except for Abraham, rather Ings or DCL.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would downgrade Aurier and AWB for upgrading Saka or Greenwood unless playing 442 most of the time. Abraham game time is bit annoying ...

    3. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Confident on Tammy now hes been benched?

    4. Tinkermania
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Like it. Tammy will get his place back soon today. This could be Giroud's last start. What does he bring?

      1. Tinkermania
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Of course he could get a lucky goal today, but, he is useless.

  9. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team:

    Pope
    Ritchie-TAA-Doherty
    Mane-Fernandes-Martial-Son
    Rashford-Jimenez-DCL

    (Button-Robinson-Prodl-Guendozi)

    0.1 itb.

  10. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Id probably take 3 points from Nyland and Targett combined if offered it now. Gonna be another 45 minute siege.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Villa players have already got me more than I thought they would this GW before kick off. Anything else is a bonus.

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This.

  11. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Current WC team.

    Pope Button
    TAA Doherty Saiss Fernandez Aurier
    KDB Son Salah Fernandes Saka
    Rashford Jimmi DCL

    I’m betting that there’ll be some rotation, so I’m going with 5 playing defenders. Also means I can pick out of Saiss / Fernandez / Aurier based on fixtures.

    Dumb?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good to have a strong 1st sub.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Agreed. I figure I’ll always have at least one strong defensive sub and / or Saka.

    2. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not dumb but think I'd go with a united defender personally

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It’s a popular choice.

        But I just don’t have faith

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Solid WC team

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cherrs

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hey fam! Which option?

    A. El Ghazi to Bruno (-4) Play Nyland.

    B. Leno to DDG (-4) Play El Ghazi.

  13. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Merseyside derby Sunday 7pm.

    Whatever happened to 'Songs of Praise'?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This would make sense if the BBC were showing it.

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Songs of Praise is better when they pipe the crowd noise in.

  14. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    That was up there with Aspas’ corner.

  15. Greko82
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which of the two?

    A) Martial + DCL
    B) Richarlison + Rashford

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    3. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    4. Marouaninho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  16. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Triple Villa defence was the one

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah hindsight is beautiful ... too much thinkering here

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ahem

  17. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Come on Chelsea wipe that villas cleansheet

  18. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    As an Everton supporter I fear for the score like later

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Need your team to do me a favour. Can’t believe I’ve gone no liverpool, even if it is only for one week.

  19. Saosin
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WC team. 0.9 ITB. Any advice?

    Pope - Krul
    TAA - Lascelles - Baldock - Kiko - Boly
    KDB - Son - Mount - Bruno - Saka
    Aguero - Ings - Jiménez

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Aguero sucking the funds.

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sheff defender not required now, take a look at that sea of red on the horizon. Don't think you need Krul either. Nice team though,

  20. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Surely not Mount.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Love and RLC I imagine

      1. Wild Rover
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Kov

  21. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Commentator says “its a strong bench isn’t it” because Barkley is coming on. Why do people actually still think he’s any good? Bang average and always has been

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Been much better for England than for his clubs.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah well if he wasnt English he’d be looked upon as an absolute nobody

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A bit like Darius Vassell. Remember him?

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Agree, can't work this out he's average at best

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It is a strong bench. Not because of Barkley

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I don’t think its that strong tbh

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Well thats like your opinion man

  22. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pulisic and barkley on

  23. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Captain America and the Green Lantern on, here we go.

  24. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    For someone so close to the line Alonso rarely crosses it, he always looks to drop it back.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Which anyone can do.

  25. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Boring games. Still watched every minute.

  26. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Davis off Samatta on

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice

  27. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hard not to pick Joelinton above DCL now.... What a beast

  28. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Need something from Samatte Grealish or Targett here. I'd settle for the cleanine

  29. Marouaninho
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Saiss or Ritchie?

    Already have ASM, Doherty & Jimi

  30. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Get samatta on!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Scroll up.