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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. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Well, I considered getting Pulisic and Giroud but they would've both been for hits - as long as my other players score 2 it's fine 😀

  2. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Wasnt sure should I pick Pulisic or Dilva.
    Hopefully Dilva can outscore that jammy 6 points.

    1. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      From a selfish point of view I have to hope Dilva gets a hatrick as I really wanted to captain him, I went for Pulisic instead and I just love getting depressed and losing sleep over FF 😀

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I was originally planning Nketiah > JRod next week for BB but now I have a new option: Vardy > Aubameyang.

    Is Vardy > Auba the play?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wait

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Well obviously, but weighing options right now.

        Which yields more points?

        A) Nketiah (avl) + Aubameyang (avl)
        B) JRod (nor) + Vardy (tot)

        1. Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          B. Jrod could be an amazing shout

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yep do it

    3. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looking into it for my team

    4. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      ive saved 4m itb for gru to auba this week

  4. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    After Antonio last GW, 20 from 3 in the early kickoff feels underwhelming

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      That's a pretty good brag right there.

  5. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    The Alonso Azpi double up went well. Always knew Chelsea was best defence in the league.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      wait till TAA and VVD masterclass

    2. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hope you have options for next gameweek

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is 23 points with captain sterling to play good?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      2nd time you post this.. What do you think?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        It got bottomed just wanted an opinion friend :/

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not really as you’ll be waiting until GW37 for Sterling to play

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        🙁

      2. Crispo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Deffo.
      That’s rock solid.
      Some people on here act as if they expect to score 100 points every week and anything less is a failure.
      50+ is decent. 60+ is excellent, and 70+ is superb. Get that every week and you’ll be top 10k.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Wow thanks mate I'm 5k live rank !

        1. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Chickens. Count.

    4. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not great.

    5. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If sterling starts it's OK

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Willian 7 chances created, ouch.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      He was unlucky to get pts.

      Giroud also with 9 goal attempts. All in the box. Unlucky too

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Low quality chances & finish from both tbf.

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Really? Thought he was pretty anonymous.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Chelsea won every corner. Low quality chances mostly.

  8. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    KdD to Pulisic(C). What a fantastic move. No way KdB outscore him...

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bookmarked

  9. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Phew got away with no chelsea attackers I feel

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      you and me both

      1. Vazza
        3 months, 9 days ago

        And I

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      same

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Same, knew it would be a trap.

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Did you though?

    4. King Barry
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dodged a bullet I say

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Really poor from you mate

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Landon Donovan was decent!

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes. Everyone should listen to you, FPL legend.

    4. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Who is your captain genius?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Sterling

    5. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You were crying the whole first half about him not being sent off.

      Change the f***ing record

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        How is that relevant? He should have been given YC on 3 separate occasions

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Listen to the good advice you get on here next time and pipe down mate

          1. Van der Faart
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I only noticed you after all your whinging in the first half. You're very boring

  10. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Burnley will have a field day against notwich on corners

    Thinking of getting tarkowski in

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Tark and J Rod

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sound logic. Or rodriguez.

  11. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Giroud likely to get a bonus point or have winning goal bonus been added?

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not even close, even Willian is above him without an attacking return,that’s how badly he’s done with bps.

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Missed to many chances

  12. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Have I made a mistake done Rashford Kiko out for Giroud Alonso -4 don't know how to feel.

    A) Mistake

    B) Good move

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Well, if Rashford and Kiko score less than 9 between them it was a good move!

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        looking at it West ham will score so I would be getting 2pts for Kiko if Alonso gets clean sheet then be 2pts I would got for Kiko with possible attacking returns. Rashford is my worry he is in good side but both my rivals have him no point scoring same points

    2. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      kiko for alson pretty good, -4 may have cancelled it
      Rashy to Giroud is unfortunate, but who knows rashy gets a rad or gets injured.

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ok, Pulisic [C] has not been great ... the last two GWs Pulisic to:
    A. Trossard
    B, Armstrong
    C. McNeill
    D. D Silva
    E. Foden

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Keep

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dilva for me

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Armstrong

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wait for the teams to play...

    5. Adzy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dilva for me will be doing this move after city game

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Thank you folks!

  14. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hey fam!

    1. Wood or Rodriguez?

    2. Redmond or Armstrong?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      See above, Rodriguez Armstrong

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Isn't Wood better in the air than Rodriguez?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I used to have him but his fitness ...

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Yes his fitness is a concern!

  15. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Giroud,Willy and Puli unlucky.. all 3 of them could have hauled...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Your season still alive Chuck?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        He is good. Unlucky with Deeney other than that its good

      2. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        yeah, could have been a disaster if it had finished 0-0... up to 12k tonight,but will depend a lot on how my differentials perform... 😀

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Which season is this?

  16. Sid123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is it possible to see the bps each player gets on this site? If so can you tell me how. Cheers

  17. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Alonso, Azpilicueta and Pulisic (c) gives me 29 once BPS added on

    Not bad at all...

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If someone said you would get 29 points from 4 players (captain doubled) then pretty much everyone would take it.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes having the 3 highest point scoring players in the only game is ‘not bad at all’

      Inspired

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeh but the captaincy takes the edge of it. Feels a little bit of a waste although cant complain

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yes it’s good as my ML rival also captained Pulisic and I did it to block him.

          I have Foden, Salah, Jesus, Vardy, Sterling, Fernandes, Digne and McCarthy to go so fingers crossed a nice big week!

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      very decent start

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      but if other popular captains return big then it might not be

  18. Vazza
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling (c) to haul tomorrow?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Foden

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        both

      2. Vazza
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Jonaldinho - let’s hope they score equal number of points - how’s that?

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      1 point would be nice

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If he starts ?

  19. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A good decision to go with 2 def (Alonso&Azpili) + Pulisic, instead of 1 def + Pulisic&Willian.

    And a good choice is not to put the captain's armband on Pulisic.

  20. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Nearly 25 percent of captains played. Not bad for a Bruno captainer. Need sterling to fail miserably though.

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      im with you bro

  21. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Goddamit how are Pulisic & Giroud going off with only 12 points between them

    Could’ve been 30 🙁

  22. UKG
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    29 from 3. All down hill from here.

  23. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone with WC active and planning BB in GW 38?

  24. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pulisic with 16.80% captaincy in top10k.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      60%+ ownership too

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        As an owner but not captainer i am ok with 6 points.

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      6 pts not bad.

  25. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Was dreading Azplicueta may assist and Pulisic/Willian run riot in relation to my ML but feel content, was on track to fear the worst going in with no Chelsea players

  26. Dynamic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Norwich achieved an xG of 0.07 in that game.

    This has to be some kind of record?!?!?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Palace didnt touch the ball in our box the other week so maybe they could contend?

    2. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bournemouth against Man City last season had no shots

  27. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Alonso robbed of extra bap. Source: Alonso(c)

  28. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Likely final baps??

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Azpi 3
      Rudi 2
      Marcos 1/2 tbc

    2. Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      azpi 3
      giroud & rudi 2
      alonso 1

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Hope you are not an actual bookkeeper

  29. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    ML rival captained Azplicueta who has comfortably outscored goalscorer Giroud despite 0 G or A

    You can't write it

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I don’t know man, they’ve written stories about machines using people for fuel while making them live in real-life resembling programmed reality so I guess you can write about Giroud not being clinical enough on Tuesday.