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, 14 days ago

    Jimi and Bruno Fernandes
    Or
    Rashford and Barnes?
    Thank you

    1. Reg83
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A easily

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Jiminez & Fernandes 100%

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

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

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        First

      • Johnny 8
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Jimi & Bruno

      • beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Easy A

      • Devo-McDuff
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A by about 9 million percent.

      • Geordie19
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks all- resounding!!

    2. Reg83
        1 month, 14 days ago

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

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

          Wrong

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Probably not tbh

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

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

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

            Nooooo

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

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

            DDG+Aurier

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

          UTV

        5. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

            John Egan says there’s still time.

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Indeed!

        6. Reg83
            1 month, 14 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Richarl, Alonso and Ings.

            2. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Son, Vardy, Ings, Justin

          • TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

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

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

              TC here

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Mental health helpline

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

              El Ghazi.

          • beric
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

              Nice, -4 from that lot.

              1. beric
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 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, 14 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, 14 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
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

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

            4. La Roja
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

          • gilean
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

              Looking good except for Abraham, rather Ings or DCL.

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

              Confident on Tammy now hes been benched?

            4. Tinkermania
                1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

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

              • JBG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 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.

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

                    This.

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

                  Good to have a strong 1st sub.

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

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

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

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

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

                  Solid WC team

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

                    Cherrs

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

                Hey fam! Which option?

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

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

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

                Merseyside derby Sunday 7pm.

                Whatever happened to 'Songs of Praise'?

                1. Fred54
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  This would make sense if the BBC were showing it.

                2. Devo-McDuff
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

              • Rainer
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                That was up there with Aspas’ corner.

              • Greko82
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Which of the two?

                A) Martial + DCL
                B) Richarlison + Rashford

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

                  A

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  A

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

                  A

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

                  B

              • Bubz
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Triple Villa defence was the one

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yeah hindsight is beautiful ... too much thinkering here

                2. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Ahem

              • Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Come on Chelsea wipe that villas cleansheet

              • TyroneGAA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                As an Everton supporter I fear for the score like later

                1. DandyDon
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 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.

              • Saosin
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

                  Aguero sucking the funds.

                2. Devo-McDuff
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 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,

              • Rainer
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Surely not Mount.

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

                  Love and RLC I imagine

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

                    Kov

              • Bubz
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

                  Been much better for England than for his clubs.

                  1. Bubz
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

                    A bit like Darius Vassell. Remember him?

                2. Super Saints
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

                3. Ginkapo FPL
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  It is a strong bench. Not because of Barkley

                  1. Bubz
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I don’t think its that strong tbh

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Well thats like your opinion man

              • _Ninja_
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Pulisic and barkley on

              • Fred54
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

              • tm245
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 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, 14 days ago

                  Which anyone can do.

              • BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Boring games. Still watched every minute.

              • tm245
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Davis off Samatta on

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

                  Nice

              • TheTinman
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

              • TheTinman
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

              • Marouaninho
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Saiss or Ritchie?

                Already have ASM, Doherty & Jimi

              • Woy_is_back
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Get samatta on!

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

                  Scroll up.