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. Keeptrying
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A) Pope, Maguire, DCL
    B) DDG, Taylor, Ings

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

    Nyland 3 saves? Looked on target

  3. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Puli goal

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

    Pulisic goal

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

    This is turning out to be a crap DGW

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

      Was always going to be the case

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

    Captain America G

  7. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    F off

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

    Pulisic, cool as you like.

  9. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Feck

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

    Mount over Pulisic fail

  11. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Targett CS ....byeeee 😀

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

      Wow didn't even get to count the points.

  12. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Anyone else going for Martinez on wildcard? £4.2m for a playing goalkeeper ... Too good to turn down?

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

      Yes

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

      Only if a backup.

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

      Set and forget?

    4. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I am on FH. Wise to play FH and asses for another week so ill do that

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

      No, it’s Arsenal

    6. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pope/Martinez set and forget combo

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

      Giving it some thought for sure.

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

    Patience with Pulisic pays off!

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

    Sky Go must be a minute behind, was just refreshing to see if the Luiz clean sheet point had been added on at 60 minutes.

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

    Always great to have 5 players involved and somehow none of them are involved in the points and both clean sheets wiped...

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

      This.

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

    Captain America

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

    On WC:

    A) DDG+Aurier
    B) Pope+Maguire/WB

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

      B)

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

    At least it was the second before it hit 60 mins

    Can't be dealing with false clean sheet points

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

    Should have been Alonso, but we will take a Puli goal.

  20. Hybrid.power
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    It took a few players to get to 86 points the other day. I'm struggling to hit 100 with the same players

  21. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Giroud g

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

    Giroud 2-1

  23. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    GIROUDDDDDDDD

  24. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    So Azpi and Puli was the punt.

    Alonso and Mount here.

    Knew Azpi was on for something I just knew it!

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Here we go haha

      1. Stupendous
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not joking I flirted with picking Azpi all pre restart. Hindsight.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Me also, was between him and Doherty, went with Doherty haha

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

    Villa -1

  26. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Giroooooooooud

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

    Ollie G

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

    Cant believe Mount hasn’t been involved in the points

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

      It’s what Mount does - looks good, delivers no points

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

        True

  29. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mount A?

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

      no

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        😀

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

      Nah

    3. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Puli

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ffs come on Mount