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Willian and Pulisic keep their places as Chelsea host Norwich in Gameweek 36+

Frank Lampard has rung the changes for Chelsea following their 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United, but it’s mostly good news for Fantasy Premier League managers.

Despite making five alterations to the previous line-up, the Chelsea boss has found a place for Willian (£7.4m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) once again.

The pair have scored 48 and 39 points respectively since the restart and get the chance to extend that impressive run of points from the flanks of the front-three against Norwich.

This time, they are joined there by Olivier Giroud (£6.7m), the former Arsenal man reclaiming his spot from Tammy Abraham (£7.4m), who drops to the bench.

There will be plenty of attention on the Frenchman tonight too, who has four goals in his last five Premier League starts.

The inclusion of Jorginho (£4.9m) for the second match in a row might be troubling to owners of Willian as the Italian has previously taken penalties for the club, but the Brazilian has, of course, scored three since the Premier League returned.

Meanwhile, Lampard has also made changes in defence, handing a first start since Gameweek 32+ to Marcos Alonso (£6.1m) in the place of Reece James (£4.9m) and Antonio Rüdiger (£5.9m) comes in for Andreas Christensen (£4.8m) at centre-back.

Those invested in the Chelsea defence will be encouraged a little by Norwich’s line-up.

The Canaries have scored just once in the Project Restart fixtures and come to Stamford Bridge with this season’s top-scorer Teemu Pukki (£6.4m) on the bench.

Josip Drmic (£5.3m) has been chosen to lead the line with Todd Cantwell (£4.5m), Lukas Rupp (£4.4m) and Onel Hernández (£5.3m) chosen to support from attacking midfield.

That means a place on the bench for Emi Buendía (£6.0m) alongside Pukki.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Alonso, Rüdiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic, Giroud, Willian.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey, McLean; Hernández, Rupp, Cantwell; Drmic.

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2,270 Comments Post a Comment
  1. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Alonso punt worked. Looking forward to ship him out for tarkowski next. Fredericks 11 last week so this works fine.

    1. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Burnley defence is a good shout.

    2. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Two transfers used for 7 points.

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        yeah shouldve saved those transfers for next season. what a casual

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who would you rather have for the last day

    Martial away to LEI or Son away to Palace?

    1. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Probably Martial

  3. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is Giroud gonna steal Alonsos bap?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Wasted too many shots, could have easily got 3/4 goals

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He better not 🙁

    3. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Don't know. Does fpl add winning goal baps as the game progresses?

      1. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thought they were added afterwards but not sure

  4. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Just have that 1% hope Aurier plays

  5. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Does the fact that Giroud was the MOTM influence his BAPs?

  6. MillsAU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Neck and neck in my ML.

    This week, would you rather have:

    Dubravka AWB Fernandes Antonio

    OR

    Patricio Gomez Foden Greenwood

  7. easy_conners
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Save team fail!

    Brought in Silva and Jesus. Captained Willian instead of Salah and left Silva on the bench. Bugger!

    1. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      OMG, we can't all be bloody experts can we 😀

    2. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'm pi$$ed right off as I wanted to captain Dilva but got swayed by popular opinion!

  8. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    glad I didnt do Pulisic captain now

    Come on Phil Foden! Do a mad one pls

  9. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So, was everyone happy with their last minute hits after the early team news ?