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. Neo-Viper
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Willian Assist given?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Why wouldn’t it be

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    DAWSON PUNT YEEEEEEEES

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      That's a very Fudgy goal

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Stay mad bro

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I'm not mad though?

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Okay sorry

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Least yours has paid off!

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Sorry mate but Dawson had the underlying stats

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      The highs and lows

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Unreal feeling

    4. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      wow fairplay mate

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

  3. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Dawson G
    Doucoure A

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      *Capoue A

  4. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Did that deflect off the palace defender or Pulisic? Could swear I saw some sort of a touch lol. Not biased or anything

  5. Squib
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Pulisic goal surely

  6. Cheeto__Bandito
      2 months, 12 days ago

      3.87% of top 10k have KDB, Foden, Mahrez. Cmon lads.

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That 3.87% are going to be crying tears of sadness after the Man City game.

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Is that from Live fpl also?

    • Lucy2019
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That actually hit Puli on way in!!!

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Watford CS went too 😆

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Can Kiko score goals?

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I f**king hope so.

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Zouma very close from Willian corner

      • DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        scout picks punt pays off!

      • Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Deeney assist??

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Wow this GW has started with fireworks!

      • CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Always nice to jump 1000 places just by virtue of having zero players in the first two games 😀
        KdB the most captained for the week so I'm not gaining much there, but hopefully some others were forced to look elsewhere and I gain ground. Top 100K was a wild target, now it's Top 50K.

      • UnitedRthebest
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Pulisic goal?

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Lol

            1. UnitedRthebest
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Hit him on the way in

          2. Leo10
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Nice to see FPL being as inconsistent as ever with their rulings. So frustrating.

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Nothing to do with them

              1. Leo10
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Them not even putting tbc as the scorer is.

          3. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cmon Dawson WE WANT MORE

          4. SAY MY NAME
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            dawson!!!!!!! (i don't have him lol)

          5. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Willian over Pulisic right?

          6. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Willian goal coming up fk

          7. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Willian FK range

          8. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            What the hell! People brought in Dawson and he scored! If I had brought him in he would have been red carded by now.

          9. GuillermoDickero
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Went Femenia over Dawson - saying that I would have benched him. Great punt from the picks!

          10. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Shouldve put Pulisic in there instead of passing to Barkley

          11. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Still don't own any Chelsea players.

          12. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Kiko fail.

            1. the snazzy viking
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              the Kiko/Lascelles rotation has failed miserably

              I need to buy a premium defender asap

          13. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            feel well stupid picking femenia. Benched Doherty for that and of course still want a wolves clean sheet for Patricio. hmm

          14. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            4th straight week where Willian outscores Pulisic?

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yep

            2. UnitedRthebest
                2 months, 12 days ago

                No pulisic will be given that goal

                1. The Dance
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Won’t

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Chances of a Kiko attaching return?

              Now that their clean sheet has been shockingly and surprisingly wiped by Norwich in the first 5 minutes!

            4. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Pulisic been given the goal yet?

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Won't be given