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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. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Well my rank is up 26k after a -4 🙂

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Me too I'm 5.8k

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Mine is down to 31 K with a 4 point hit. So there.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What I meant was up by 26k places.

  2. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    captain fail pulisic

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ideal score for non captainers

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

      Noob error

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

      Not a fail, just not great.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Those who have a mare with captains accept any return

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Magnus knows...

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Who’s he (C) ?

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Who’s he got captain?

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Mark** sorry wrote too fast

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      So he took Salah out for Pulisi(C)...

  4. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Likely final baps?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Big.

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

    Anyone else just happy with their pulisic captain? I’m not too bothered

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

      It’s ok. I’d be satisfied but worried.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Any non-blank is a decent result
      Looking at the other captain choices this week certainly room for some cameos:

      1) Sterling 20%
      2) Pulisic 17%
      3) Bruno 17%
      4) KDB 12%
      5) Jesus 8%
      6) Willian 7%

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

      Yep, 6 points is OK. But, now to spend the rest of the gameweek behind the sofa.

    4. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      With city playing Bournemouth I'd be worried

  6. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is Pieters nailed for BUR ?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nailed to the bench.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He’s played the last few, who comes in for him?

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I won't say he's nailed because Gudmundsson & Brady are back!

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Ok good to know thanks

        So Bardsley would probably be a better 4.3 pick for 37+ (nor) ?

        Thinking of a replacement for Lascelles to BB

  7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Delighted as a Chelsea fan and Azpi as only Chelsea player.

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

      Bet you were shitting yourself

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Only almost

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Well done mate

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Luck! But thanks 🙂

  8. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Azi 3
    Rudiger 2
    Alonso 1

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

    And after all that waiting for Fpl Rockstar...should have just gone with Azp.

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      ahah true, no fun tho. Alonso did look threatening tbf

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What time did he come up with the goods.

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

        About ten mins before the deadline

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Alonso was much more involved and almost had a goal before being subbed. Not sure how azpi got the baps tbh

  10. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    The scores for Chelsea picks was OK. But if you have transferred them in you now have a dilemma as they’ve got Liverpool and Wolves to go.

    FHers should be satisfied I guess. But buyers and hitters should be pretty disappointed.

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

      I'm fine benching Alonso.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Same i only got him for this game and my only sub after

      2. TheTinman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        It’s a lot of money on the bench imo. Not ideal for one CS

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

          Don't see how that matters. There's only two games left and I wouldn't have got him without knowing my other defenders good fixtures.

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

            It matters. Your defenders may have good games. But with the £3-4m you’ve got surplus on the bench you could have upgraded at least one of your players.

            It matters 100%

          2. TheTinman
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Sorry, you only gave Alonso. So possibly £1.6m on ‘not optimally used’.

            Not too bad for you

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

              It's one game for me. I have my free hit chip saved for 38.

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

                Yeah not so bad for you Farty Barty

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'm pretty disappointed.

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

        I called it then 😆

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          You were on the money.lol.

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I got Pulisic and Alonso for Aurier and Mahrez só hopefully will come out ahead

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

        This week maybe. But next week they’ll get you!!

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

      Benching The American Fraud. FH GW 38.

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

        Yeah not bad. I’m FH 38+ too. Hope there is some obscure captain pick

    5. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'll be benching Azpi and Pulisic

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

        That’s a lotta coin on the bench

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Big reason I went for FH over waiting for GW38.

      KDB & Mahrez slight risks of rest, but want the likes of them back for the final two matches really.

      We'll see if it pays off. The likes of Salah, Martial, Vardy etc can all punish.

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

        I’d be satisfied on a FH. Sure the rest of your team is spot on too.

    7. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I bought him and Azpi in 4 GWs ago so I’ve had my fair share..

      I’ll now bench Azpi and swap Pulisic for Mahrez

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

        Azpi was left field 4 GWs ago. Well played

        1. Hitmonlee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks mate

    8. mrodgers91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Had azpi since gw32, might get rid for someone now

  11. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which 3 City assets will have have for the last game of the season folks??

    1. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Dilva, KdB, Mahrez

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Dilva Sterling Jesus. Only need Dilva

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I currently have KDB, Jesus and Foden but think I’ll get rid of Foden so it will be Sterling or Dilva, I really like the idea of using my TC on Dilva for his final league match

  12. popcoin
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What is Azpili getting 43 bps for?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cleaned up everything, passes, crosses, chances created.

      Match section on members will reveal all.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Key passes I guess

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Complete performance stats wise

    4. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Fantastic footballer who hardly makes a single mistake ever

  13. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    nice one Azpi

  14. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Over a quarter of captains played in the top 10k. Decent

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      So? Only nr 1 in OR really counts

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

        😆

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          what´s funny? Sorry for not having a loser mentality

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

    Azpi 3 bonies woo

  16. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pulisic(C) played and a red arrow. Happy days.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      hit?

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        You bet yah.

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          1 hit.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Must have high rank? Or taken several hits?

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        192 OR.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Well done!

  17. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Give me some Giroud Baps

    Scores the only goal in a must win game and scores the same as Pulisic 🙁

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      he waggoned a load of chances

  18. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any chance that Giroud gets a bonus?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Heh.

    2. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No chance

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Rudiger should be docked BAPs for his awful long range passes.

  20. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Rival has Pulisic (c), willian and Abraham.

    I have just pulisic with Silva (c).

    I'm 30 points behind so had to pray Chelsea didn't batter Norwich.

    Feels like my whole season comes down to Silva now. If he can get double figures I'm back in it.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      How can he be a rival if he has Abraham in his team?

      1. Mweene
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Has scored 80/90+ points every week since the restart.

  21. bluetiger
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    The current OR top 10 have 62 seasons between them, and only 4 top 10k finishes... anyone that tells you this game is more skill than luck is lying!

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Agreed

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

      Skill to be consistently in the top 50k.
      Luck to break into the top 500.

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        *top 10k

      2. TheTinman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        This

    3. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Very true

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Of course there is insane luck required to be top 10 in the world.

      Like winning the lottery level luck

      But there are things you can do to give yourself the best chance to ‘get lucky’

    5. Keeptrying
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I guess that's why consistent top 10k finishes are so highly regarded

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

      To win it is at least 90% luck, but I'd argue you can be consistent (top 10k, top 100k, winning MLs every year) with mostly skill....and of course the usual slice of luck

  22. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pulisic (c) combined with Azpi has taken me from:
    96k >> 72k OR

    Quietly pleased with that but it’s going to be very tough watching the City game without a captain.

    I do however have KDB and Jesus, need Bournemouth to put in a defensive masterclass LOL

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      you have Jesus

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He can score the only goal with max baps please

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

      Without Ake....

  23. Keeptrying
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    was not very comfortable behind the couch, but decent result this

  24. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Hope Sterling(C) does well now - so worried about his cameo

  25. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    it's all about the Baps!

  26. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Will Cancelo start? What do you guys think... Doherty first sub if he is not involved at all...

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think so

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        thanks, hoping he gets an assist or two....

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

          Cancelo? Chuckys in the asylum

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Why isn't Alonso on 2 bonies he was class ffs

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He’s no Azpi

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who would you rather have for the last day

    Martail away to LEI or Son away to Palace?

  29. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Chelsea no balls. They were scared. With performances like the one tonight they don't deserve a champions league place.

  30. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Giroud > Wood/JRod free?

    Pulisic > ?

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

      I'm downgrading taa and bringing in auba for giroud. If they pass the eye test

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        why you bringing in Giroud for Liverpool

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He's bringing in Auba.

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

            This

            1. Kane Lane
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              lol sorry don't know how read that backwards lol good pick

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

      just don't think you need to get rid of pulisic. Liverpool have looked a little leaky lately

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        So just do Wood in then next week Pulisic to DSilva