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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. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mahrez
    Pulisic
    Willian
    richarlison
    Martial

    Which one?

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

      Antonio?

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm going Pulisic

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

      Antonio 😉

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      martial or mahrez they have the fixtures

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martial then Mahrez- wait until tomorrow to see City lineup and how Mahrez plays

  2. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    That Pulisic wagon/donkey cart was short lived..

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

      He still looks class (non owner)

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

      That well known fpl rule that if your team loses your two assists disappear

    3. Cruz88
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He has 7, 7, 8 in his last three

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

      Still walking away with 8 points

    5. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It just got started..He is immense and at 7mn worth a punt in 3-5-2

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        alot of midfield options atm to fit in a 5

    6. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      how 2 x assist

  3. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hmm...so Willian or Pulisic on wc?

    1. UnitedRthebest
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pulisic 100 percent

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kneejerk o’clock for Willy

  4. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Considering it’s now a case of attack Norwich games I may get Connolly in for next week..
    Will free up good funds for another City asset next week..
    sound good?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rather attack Bournemouth games

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

        I’ve already got 3 Man U

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm looking at this to for 1 week punt, connoly of maupay??

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

        Depends on budget but Connolly is a better bet as I’ll happily bench him after the Norwich game.
        Maupay a little too pricey to have on the bench

  5. waltzingmatildas
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pulisic/willian or mahrez is a tough one.
    Chelsea not great defensively so will need to keep scoring goals. OK fixtures.
    Man City score for fun, more rotation though? Better fixtures?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mahrez

  6. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Chelsea should forget about Havertz,all money in CB,LB and GK

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Haveerz will chose Bayern hands down. Kepa has big attitude problem. Wasnt he more expensive than even Allison?

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        They payed a lot,think record for GK.
        Just copy Pool with Alison and VVD and they will be ok

        1. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Players of Alisson's and VVD's quality don't exist mate

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            They didn't exist 2 years ago either but see what happened.
            Players like Salah and Mane didn't exist too,see them now.

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              They are 29 and its takes time. Like I wont be surprised Martial becomes world class at that age...maybe even Maguire next season or so.. 27-29 are footballer wonder years

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He won't wanna play in the Europa League anyway. CB and GK are essential for Chelsea. Where's Reece James at atm?

  7. UnitedRthebest
    1 month, 12 days ago

    First good thing David Moyes has ever done for Manchester United:)

  8. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Classic West Ham. Always so inconsistent

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think it was more Chelsea losing that game than west ham winning it.

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

        You're probably correct with that statement

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

        This, bad defensive performance

  9. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So Bournemouth Norwich are definitely gonna get relegated and maybe Villa as well

  10. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Rashford Foden
    B) Greenwood Son

    Best option?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I have Greenwood and Foden

      Yolo

  11. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wanted to bring Alonso in on FH this week but surely a huge chance of getting dropped now 🙁

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The last goal was 100% his fault.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Agreed. That poor it could see him dropped I fear.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah wouldn’t bother

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

      Pulisic and Willian enough from Chelsea

  12. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I'm forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air
    They fly so high
    Nearly reach the sky
    Then like my dreams
    They fade and die.
    Fortunes always hiding,
    I've looked everywhere,
    I'm forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air!
    I'm forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air
    They fly so high
    Nearly reach the sky
    Then like my dreams
    They fade and die.
    Fortunes always hiding,
    I've looked everywhere,
    I'm forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air!
    They fly so high
    Nearly reach the sky
    Then like my dreams
    They fade and die.
    Fortunes always hiding,
    I've looked everywhere,
    I'm forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air!
    I'm forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air!

    SCENES !

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      BAN!

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wow ! 😆

        I know you sang along 😉

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Another Chelsea loss because of Kepa. God awful positioning on corners, he has literally 0 presence in the box.

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He is probably one of the worst keepers in the league to be fair.

  14. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is this worth a hit?

    Auba and Doucoure--> Jesus and Pulisic

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

      Quite possibly

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

    Happy day for MUN as LEI and CHE stumble?

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

      🙂

    2. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think Leicester will drop out of the top 4. Toughest fixtures.

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

        The form is even concerning

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

      Yes! But Leicester most likely to drop out!

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

      Si!

  16. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Moyes' best managerial result for Man United

  17. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    3 points separating 4 teams fighting for 2 spots. At both ends of the table. This is going to go down to the wire. Thrilling.

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      And they play each other on the final day

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

      And the top 4 fight as well ... nice FPL problem!

  18. denial
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dcl&sako out for greenwood&willian/pulisic?

  19. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is the 3 on the Chelsea shirts how many goals they'll concede each week?

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

      Lol

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

      The irony

  20. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I kinda like West Ham and Villa so part of me does not want to see them relegated but if it means that Man United pick up Rice and Grealish well then be gone with em. 😛

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dont think United's getting Rice....

      1. The Suspended One
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He’s coming to chelsea

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      WHU will stay up for sure
      Villa are dead man walking. Although grealish would cost 40m+
      I don't think we'll get him tbh

    3. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You rate Rice? I don't have an opinion on him yet to be honest.

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He seems like a young Matic who can run more. Definitely a quality player

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        For a 21 year old playing in that position he has shown great maturity.

        I am not the only that rates him and he was handed the captains armband tonight in Mark Noble's absents which says a lot.Both Declan and Jack are team leaders and United need players with back bone like they have.

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Should I still get rid of Auba?

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

      Yes obviously

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

      Time for Jesus

  22. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lost respect for Kepa the moment he refused to come off in the cup final. Chelsea should have cut their losses.

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Nketiah to Greenwood for a hit?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Only if you play him

  24. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If Alonso didn’t score the odd screamer he’d be a bigger laughing than Phil Jones and David Luiz

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This is probably correct.

    2. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      All time jokes backline:

      Almunia
      Jones - David Luiz - Mustafi - Alonso

  25. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Predicted score for son tomorrow?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      2

      Hendsrson and Egan owner...

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

    Auba, Barnes & Mount to Greenwood, Salah & Antonio for -8?

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

    Depending on Son tomorrow, considering two options for a -4:

    DCL, Son, Guendo >

    A) Greenwood, Mahrez, Pulisic
    B) Nketiah, Martial, Pulisic

    Pope, Martin
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles, Kiko, Simpson
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, XXXX, XXXX
    Rashford, Jimi, XXXX

    I prefer the look of A but I’d have a real dilemma which of those front 8 to bench next GW!

    Thoughts?

  28. The Suspended One
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Chelsea drops 6 pts to Westham, 5 pts to Bournemouth, losses to Newcastle, Everton, Southampton

    If we miss out on CL...

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Reckon you will. Wolves and United relentless and easier fixtures. Fingers crossed for you that Citys ban is upheld and a chance of 5th.

  29. Nuno
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    DDG & Nketiah to 5.4 goalkeeper (not Kepa) & Greenwood?

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

      Arsenal keeper a nice one to get in and free up funds