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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. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Vote now...
    How you want to go down with Norwich and Bournemouth??

    A. Villa
    B. Watford
    C. West Ham

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      **Who

      Fml

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

    4. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Chelsea

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Watford. But Villa are going to be the ones who actually go down.

    6. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

  2. King Carlos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Chelsea RUBBISH!

  3. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Fu Chelsea!

  4. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Good start.
    Kepa, Azpi & Pulisic with ma captain Ings to haul a 20-pointer later on

  5. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    how many bps for winning goal?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      4

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      3

  6. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    20 from 3... will take it...

    Shouldn’t have pulled the FH... was worried about a 3-0 at least in this game

  7. pkrjoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    GG PULISIC CAPPERS :))))

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Could be worse

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I want to do Pulisic to Dilva straight away but would rather wait till City match has ended as an injury could rear it's ugly head!

  9. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Fell into the Willian trap again. Every year

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Same

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Same, looked awe full and slowed them down.

      Same trick, runs down a line, bottles taking on a player, and passes it back to azpi or rudiger.

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Same. Though he was unlucky his assists got ruined

    4. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Same, had planned Dilva Or antonio then teams released and jumped in for Willian!

  10. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    The only positive i have after wasting my fh and cpt on pulisic is that i dont have any chelsea players in my team for gw37 or gw38...

  11. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Going without Chelsea wasn't that bad.

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah same here

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        those with Azpi and Alonso were the only winners

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Well i got the latter for a hit so no gain really

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Correct, only way is up now 😉

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        hopefully

  12. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Chelsea Chelsea is our name.

    Blue is the color.

    Get in !!!

    1. Lucy2019
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Creaming over a 1-0 win against Norwich...

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        they got 3 points though

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Kind of like blowing a lead at home in the final seconds against a Southampton team with nothing to play for 😉

    2. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      embarrassing

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You've just read his posting history I take it?

      2. Jag-z
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Keep the blue flag flying high

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ngl that was cringe asf 😆

  13. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Was Giroud unlucky not to get a huge haul or were owners lucky to get 6 points?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Unlucky

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Neither

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Unlucky

    4. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      About right, everything was targeted at him and he he messed most up but bound to get one

    5. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      About right
      Unlucky as he had plenty of chances, but lucky as he isn’t that good

    6. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Both

    7. Covid Martial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Not unlucky no. He just spurned many great chances

    8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He was not very good at getting the ball on goal to put it mildly

    9. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Probably about fair.

  14. Lucy2019
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Willian and Giroud owner stunned.

  15. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Double Burnley defense vs Norwich?

  16. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    WTF, how is Azpi on 43BPS and next highest is only 29??

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He created a lot of chances.

    2. Lucy2019
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Mark must own him.

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

      opta guy owns Azpi and wasnt smart enough to make it subtle

    4. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Didn't put a foot wrong, created a shed load of chances

    5. Only a Hazard of time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Important blocks and two near-assists. He was incredible

      1. JammySprat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Wouldn't go that far

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      4 recoveries, 7 clearances, blocks and interceptions (next closest Chelsea player on 4), 2 big chances created (highest in the team)

    7. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      BPS magnet and always has been

  17. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Pulisic fail.

    1. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yup, I captained him 🙁

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      © fail for sure

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      6 points is fine.
      For a captain I want 8 points plus, but 6 is okay.
      A fail is, like, a 1 or 2 pointer.

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I agree that 5-6 is fine. 7-8 good, 9-10 great etc. Especially since Willian blanked.

    4. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Will wait for the rest of the captaincy options to play before I make my judgement. Could turn out ok depending on the others. I'm only worried about Sterling

    5. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      6 pts is slightly below average. I'd say an average mid cap pick should produce around 8 to 9 pts

  18. JfA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is that bad luck, bad management, should have been more for Giroud and an assist for Pulisic, again should you go with your gut feeling of Dilva, is 18 points ok from two players inc your captain or a miserable return, suppose that depends what Dilva does (btw, I took a hit for Giroud)

  19. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    6 (-4) from 1. Could always be worse!

    1. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I feel for you 🙁

  20. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Any bonus 4 giroud?

    1. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nix, nada , nipota 🙁

  21. Tsssst
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Fortunate start to the 12 point hit so far

    -12
    Vardy X Giroud 6
    Lundstram X Azpilicueta 9
    Mahrez X Silva X
    Cantwell 1 Foden X
    +3

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Fair play, decent moves so far.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Maths ain’t good two players down 3 points up?

  22. COW
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Well that was ...underwhelming?

  23. Wirbelwind
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Didn't go with any chelsea so I'm pretty happy with only 6 for pulisic.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Azpi 41
    Rudiger 29
    Alonso 28

    It’s close and might be manipulated.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Giroud 27

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Giroud 26, 8 misses too many.

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Any extra hair points for Giroud?

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Giroud 26 but with 3 for the game winning goal to come? (like Jimi last GW?)

  25. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Why is all saying it is such a huge fail ?

    I got good points from Alonso, Pulisic & Giroud

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      True. It really wasnt a fail, just feels underwhelming

      1. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I know. Could have been more. But pretty good

  26. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Azpi 3
    Rudiger 2
    Alonso 1

  27. Skogen89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Happy with azpi, alonso and puli 🙂 3 and 2 bonuspoints aswell

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Great start

  28. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    8.6 average pts for Top 10K tonight. Huge red arrow for non owners like me.

  29. Dynamic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    BAPS (According to Members Area)

    Azpi 3
    Rudiger 2
    Alonso 1

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sounds right

  30. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ok very early but..

    Vardy and Willian ➡️Auba and Dsilva -4?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wait Tony

    2. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Think I'd prefer Jrod to Auba plus no idea if Dilva plays or not