Dugout Discussion

Willian and Pulisic headline opening fixtures of Gameweek 34+

The Fantasy focus is on Chelsea in the opening round of Gameweek 34+ matches as they travel to face Crystal Palace.

Willian (£7.2m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.2m) have both received plenty of transfer attention in recent weeks having returned points in each of their last three matches.

The Brazilian has dispatched a penalty in each of those, registering two double-digit hauls and averaging 11 points per game.

Pulisic has been a little less explosive, earning Fantasy assists for being fouled in each of the last three, making for an average of seven points per game.

As has been usual since the Premier League resumed, the two players flank Olivier Giroud (£6.6m) in Chelsea’s front-three, who scored in the 3-0 win over Watford.

Of particular interest is a start for Billy Gilmour (£4.3m) in Chelsea’s midfield, although it is only his second of the season and first since Gameweek 29.

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace contains fewer points of interest for Fantasy managers, with Jordan Ayew (£5.2m) and Wilfried Zaha (£6.6m) deployed either side of Christian Benteke (£5.7m) in attack.

Meanwhile, Watford host Norwich in what appears to be one of Gameweek 34+’s “gimme” fixtures.

The Canaries have been shipping goals since the Premier League restart and are yet to score.

There will be some interest in Craig Dawson (£4.8m) who has registered the joint-highest number of shots in the box of any defender over the last four matches, his total of seven more than any Watford player too.

There is a rare start for Danny Welbeck (£5.8m) on the flanks of the attack while Troy Deeney (£6.2m) holds down his centre-forward role.

Full Line-Ups

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, J Ward; McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyaté; Ayew, Benteke, Zaha.

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

Watford XI: Foster; Masina, Dawson, Kabasele, Femenía; Hughes, Capoue; Welbeck, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey, Vrancic; O Hernández, Stiepermann, Buendía; Pukki.

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1,449 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Amazing game. So enjoyable. Best game in this mini season so far ?

    1. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      Nah, Tottenham v Everton for me

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 16 hours ago

        Haha. Good one

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 16 hours ago

        Puke.
        Fell asleep. Had a nightmare. Thought Spurs beat Everton by an own goal in the worst game of the season. I woke up and found out I wasn't asleep!

  2. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Pulisic looks like nailed on for my GW 1 squad next year

    1. Utopsis
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      If he starts - werner and ziyech might beg to differ

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      This. And Willian when Everton buy him.

  3. ash's groovy train
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Thanks to those bigging up Dawson earlier - partly thanks to him just won 4k (euros) on fanteam!! sod the mini league I can take hits n chances now 🙂

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      Well done!

    2. Utopsis
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      Amazing dude!

    3. I hate Moreno
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      Nice. How?

  4. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Check out the Welbeck goal, it's class.

    Words I never thought I'd say as a Man U fan.

  5. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    New post

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Audition for Vardy!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      Nacho

  7. Amey
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    2 hours after the game points can't be changed they say ...

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Pulisic: 7 7 8 6 9 the last five GWs ... the new Jimenez?

    1. Utopsis
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      The metronome

  9. Atletico Junior
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Willian or Pulisic?

  10. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Pulisic > Willian? haha

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 16 hours ago

      Hell no

    2. Utopsis
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      Haha

  11. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 15 hours ago

    My rival is 5 behind me! who scores more this week you recon?

    Me - Salah Maguire Mahrez +4 points
    Him - Kane Rashford Foden

    1. Utopsis
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      Dice roll

  12. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 15 hours ago

    Willian absolutely dominates Pulisic on the comparison tool since the restart - wins on 72% of stats
    94 mins per expected goal involvement vs. 200 for Pulisic

  13. FALSE PROFIT
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 15 hours ago

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