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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. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I will take that dearly as a non Pulisic owner!

  2. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I'm such a sheep and its only myself to blame. Almost everyone here said Pulisic captain and I wanted to go for David Silva I changed it last second. Last week I listened to nobody and captained Sterling and he got a hattrick.

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Glad I have no Chelsea players whe looking at my GW37 team.

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Glad I've only got 1. Rival has 3.

  4. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Need a Pukki party

  5. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Tammy on for GRu shortly.

  6. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pulisic doesn’t haul, his stats since he came in have said that and yet I’ve still captained him twice for 5/6 points. Going to be a long week now especially if Sterling starts.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      🙁
      Same

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Need Sterling to come on for 1 point

  7. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Tammy getting ready

  8. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Come on Norwich
    Take that cs away !!

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Too late Alonso already nailed the CS

  9. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Chelsea trying to become Man City but they can't score more than 1 playing this way

  10. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Wasted a free hit for just 18 points from this plum fixture

  11. Bun Rab L4D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I don't know whether Ziyech is watching thinking, I'm gonna be the best player in the team easily or what the hell have I done.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      The latter

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He might be wondering why people call PL fast paced ?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lol

  12. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pope cleanie and 3 bonus vs Norwich locked in

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Gots to be

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Trash that CS, Pukki

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Norwich goal needed for Giroud BAP.

  15. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Azpi YC needed.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Still well clear.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Needs a red

  16. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    So frustrating, Fernandes Captain last GW, Pulisic captain this GW.. Rival has capped Jesus too 🙁

  17. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    After the pumping Chelsea got last game still think it was unwise to cap one of their players

  18. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Giroud chance (again)

  19. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pusilic (c) fail.

    Need a jesus Foden haul now for some hope

  20. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Giroud wide from Willian cross

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      typical

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Giroud cap, will consider that not the worst result considering the first 30 mins,

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      This

  22. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Giroud 9 goal attempts

  23. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Tammy on giroud off

  24. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Willian captain fail?

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Unless brontosaurus can get on to one of his crosses then yeah unfortunately.

      1. Says
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        lol

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Big Giroud miss.

    Willian unlucky not to have points.

  26. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Abraham on
    Giroud off

  27. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Omg. So close to a second! Damn

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Alonso, Pulisic, Giroud - all returned. Will take that on a FH.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nice

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

      Hoped for more, but yes

  29. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    With no Chelsea assets im over the moon with this. Could have been 10x worse. Willian, Pulisic, Alonso, Giroud all could have hauled. Happy days

  30. shearer9
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Not sure why I went for Pulisic over KDB, Jesus, Salah and Bruno for captain...