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Pulisic and Willian the Fantasy focus as Lampard benches Alonso

All eyes will be on Christian Pulisic (£7.1m) and Willian (£7.1m) as Chelsea host Watford this evening.

The American has been the subject of much transfer activity in the build-up to Gameweek 33+ after scoring at least seven points in each of his three appearances post-lockdown.

That has earned him 180,000+ new owners for this round, as Watford come to Stamford Bridge.

Even more Fantasy managers took an interest in the penalty-taking Willian, whose pair of double-digit hauls in Gameweeks 31+ and 32+ convinced 188,000+ to sign him up for Gameweek 33+.

Outside of the attacking midfielders, investment in Chelsea’s starting XI is rather scant by comparison, with the more fashionable options finding themselves on the bench.

Mason Mount (£6.2m) does still shoulder the responsibility of 16.2% managers worldwide and starts against Watford, but the 15.6% owned Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) is named among the substitutes alongside Marcos Alonso (£6.2m).

Those who witnessed Chelsea’s defeat at West Ham last time out will not be too surprised to see the left-back lose his place as he was largely responsible for the winning goal.

Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) moves over to take his place for Gameweek 33+, allowing Frank Lampard to reintroduce Reece James (£4.9m) into the Blues’ starting line-up.

Hardly anyone stands out for Fantasy purposes in the Watford side.

Ben Foster (£4.9m) remains their most popular asset but is still only owned by 3.7% of managers worldwide.

Second-most-fashionable Craig Cathcart (£4.3m) doesn’t even make the starting XI, benched for the second away match in a row.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, R James; Mount, Kanté, Barkley; Pulisic, Giroud, Willian.

Watford XI: Foster; Femenía, Dawson, Kabasele, Mariappa; Chalobah, Capoue; Hughes, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

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1,078 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Alonso > Azpi a sensible move?

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    TAA > Azpi, Jimmy > Kane ... well well well sounds idiotic some days ago!

  3. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Rash + Jimi to Greenwood + Kane -4 sound ok?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Already did it

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not for me

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    In my position would you swap Rashford for Greenwood?
    Allows Sarr to Mahrez...

    Pope,
    Trent, Aurier, Boly
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Martial
    Jimmy, Rashford, Vardy

    McCarthy, Sarr, Taylor, Holgate

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not too convinced, play Mahrez bench whom?

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      That's what I am doing, now ...
      Originally was going to do Jimmy+Saka > Mahrez+Nketiah, but now going to do Rash+Saka > Mahrez+Greenwood

      Only problem it leaves me with Jimmy as 1st sub

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not bad sub?

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Surely Chelsea’s penalty luck will run out now, been ridiculous

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not as ridiculous as city and utd

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ok normal goals vs penalty goal ratio

    2. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      They've tricky fixtures but there's 4 teams worse than Villa right now.

      1. GreennRed
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Reply fáil!

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who’s keeping Trent to the end?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      See above

    2. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      As long as he keeps playing.

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hi folks - advice appreciated please.

    Pope
    TAA / Doherty / Saiss
    Salah / KDB / Mahrez / Fernandes / Martial
    Jimenez / DCL

    Button // Femenia / Lascelles / Martinelli*

    The two players I might want for next GW & onwards are Kane (BOU!) and Greenwood. 0.2 short of a DCL/Jimmy straight swap.

    A) Martinelli > Greenwood
    B) Jimenez/[MID] > Kane/[MID] (-4)
    C) DCL/[MID] > Kane/[MID] (-4)

    C means selling Salah or KDB.
    B could mean Mahrez to Foden, for example.

    Which do you like more? Is Kane with the hits?

  8. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pulisic is a troll

  9. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Repost

    Hi guys,

    What to do with my team?

    Pope Button
    TAA AWB Doherty Aurier Lascelles
    Mane KDB Bruno Pulisic Guendouzi
    Rash Jimenez Nketiah

    1FT, 0.5itb, FH still remaining

    a) Lascelles to Holgate/Garcia/another DF up to 4.8

    b) Rash/Guendouzi out, Greenwood/Mahrez in (-4)

    c) Save transfer

    d) Any other option?

    Cheers!