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Pulisic fit to start as Mount and Giroud are benched for Chelsea’s trip to West Ham

West Ham United entertain Chelsea in the fourth and final Premier League fixture to take place on Thursday.

Kick-off at the London Stadium is at 20:15 BST.

Christian Pulisic (£7.0m) is fit to start, with the American having recovered from the minor calf niggle that forced him off against Leicester City in the FA Cup.

Mason Mount (£6.2m) is benched, however.

While there are a number of changes from that cup quarter-final, there are only two alterations from the side that beat Manchester City in the Blues’ last Premier League outing.

Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) replaces Mount in central midfield, while Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) gets the nod to lead the line ahead of Olivier Giroud (£6.6m).

David Moyes has also made two changes to the side that lost at Tottenham Hotspur in Gameweek 31+.

Mark Noble (£5.0m) is replaced by Manuel Lanzini (£6.1m) in midfield, while Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) ousts Fabian Balbuena (£4.3m) at centre-half.

Sebastien Haller (£6.8m) hasn’t recovered from injury, however.

Pulisic was the second-most-bought Fantasy Premier League midfielder of Gameweek 32+.

Over 167,000 FPL managers snapped up the USA international following his back-to-back goals against Aston Villa and City.

The Hammers won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Stamford Bridge but haven’t kept a clean sheet since New Year’s Day.

Not one of their starters is owned by more than 2% of FPL managers.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Alonso, Christensen, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Kovacic, Kanté; Pulisic, Abraham, Willian.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Soucek; Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen; Antonio.

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 32+

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1,223 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Orion
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Traore to Saint-Maximin for free? Yes or no ? Have Jiménez and Doherty as well... Cheers

    1. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes. ASM starts. And gets points atm.

  2. Bun Rab L4D3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Has Pulisic completely gone from baps? I'm not expecting him to get any but to be less than Kante with 16 seems harsh.

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Maguire is blocking any move for 3 United attackers. Greenwood looked sharp and cannot see James starting ahead of him too often. Could do Jota to Greenwood, Barnes to Mahrez and Maguire to Holgate for -8
    leaving enough for DCL to Ings potentially in couple of weeks

    A -8 for team below
    B Just Barnes to Mahrez and Jota to Nketiah-4
    C B but get Pulisic not Mahrez
    D no hit and go Barnes to Foden

    TAA Aurier Doherty
    Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez* Martial
    Jiménez Greenwood*

    Martinez DCL Fernández Holgate*