Dugout Discussion

Kane aiming to extend eight-game run without a blank as Rodon starts in defence

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated fixture of the weekend sees Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur clash at Stamford Bridge.

Kick-off in west London is at 16:30 GMT.

There are no real surprises in terms of team news, with both managers making just one change apiece from the sides they sent out in Gameweek 9.

Frank Lampard’s sole alteration was widely anticipated, with Thiago Silva (£5.5m) replacing Antonio Rudiger (£4.5m) at the heart of the Blues’ defence.

The fit-again Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) is back among the substitutes, alongside Kai Havertz (£8.3m).

Jose Mourinho’s only tweak to his line-up was an enforced one and also comes at centre-half, with Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) ruled out with a groin problem.

Premier League rookie Joe Rodon (£5.0m) gets the nod over Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m) to partner Eric Dier (£4.9m).

There is plenty of interest in this one from a Fantasy Premier League perspective, with Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) the second and third most-owned players in the game.

Five of Chelsea’s starting XI, including three of their back four, also boast double-digit ownerships, with Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) the most popular option among that quintet.

Kane was, in fact, the most-sold forward of Gameweek 10, with just over 200,000 Fantasy managers offloading the England international despite his impressive run of form: not since the opening weekend has the Spurs striker blanked.

Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Zouma, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech, Abraham, Werner.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Son, Kane.


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1,707 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL_Motty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Dont want to gloat.. but just a little. Literally so unsurprised that Kane + Son blanked, perfect example of fixtures over form. Kane and Son have never done well against Chelsea, theyre always tough games, only need to look at the past fixture history.. which nobody seems to do

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      But what are you gloating about?

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I clearly don't own either Kane or Son.

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Huh? You also don't own Mahrez, Wilson, Cavani, Mendy, Walker, etc. I don't get it?

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Not sure why you're not getting it. I have KdB, Bruno, Salah, Vardy over Kane and Son if that makes more sense to you. I'm not comparing them to players like soucek.. premium vs premium. Highly owned premium players I dont own blanking is only good for my rank..

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              All good. It's just the gloating part I don't get. Enjoy

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          You also took Son out as part of a hit gw9? Not getting the gloating buddy. I hope you win the whole thing though...

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah.. because Bruno vs Son last 2 gws with a hit is a win for me?

            Clearly not going to win the whole thing lol, its a game mate.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Did u look at tots history before the game at OT too?

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Lol. It's 1-1 as it stands. Next is Arsenal and Palace.

    4. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Let's see your excitement when they both haul v Arsenal

      How big is your couch?

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Lol, not gonna happen. Ur too late for selling them.

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Sons record against arsenal is abysmal. Kane has a good record but has never scored more than 1. No chance for a haul, totally fine about it 😉

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Er, I wasn't surprised that they blanked but Kane has a decent record against Chelsea so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I dont know what record you're looking at, but I see kanes record as 6 goals in 15 games ( not good ). And he had 2 game in 2015 scoring 2 and assisting 2. Since then 2 goals in 5 years... so if you had actually looked properly, you'd have seen not a good record

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Probably couldn't ask for more than 16 points in that game. Son, Chilwell, Zouma from the bench

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

    Right. Another disappointment. So on to the next:

    A) Werner+Stephens -> Welbeck+Mahrez

    B) Werner, Son, Stephens -> Brewster, KDB, Jota -4?

    As is now:
    Martinez
    Zouma KWP Lamptey Robbo 4.0
    Salah Son Grealish Bruno Stephens
    Werner DCL Bamford

    I’m leaning towards B. What do tou think?

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B would probably he better for longer term.

  4. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Load up on Chelsea defence and avoid the attack doing well then

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

      After you being such a big backer of Werner earlier on in the season 😉

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I never backed Werner on here as an FPL asset?

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Werner hasnt been terrible. I only had him 3 weeks, feel a haul is due. Keeping vs Leeds at least, but logically after that he is out as the cheaper forwards offer more

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        His minutes are under threat with Pulisic back to fitness

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          yea that is annoying, no matter what happens next week he is out after that. Just gotta give him Leeds, if he doesnt start that will be very annoying

  5. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    No Cancelo, no Kilman = 10 men for me this week 🙁

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Same

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No Cancelo, No Lamptey, No Mitchell.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah but you’ve got KDB off the bench...

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        U knew no Lamptey. That's why kdb is on your bench. U have no right to say that

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

      I’ve got both too. What’s the deal with Kilman and wolves playing a back 4? Likely to continue?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        No

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

    Double Chelsea def seems working good!

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yep, Mendy and Zouma for me

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah. Had for about half the season.

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 7 days ago

    42 (-12) with Vardy (C), Martinez and Watkins still to play. Very pleasing off the biggest hit I've ever taken.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      36 here with martinez, Grealish, vardy(c)

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      34 with Vardy (C), Martinez, Podence and Coufal to play!

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Lets go Leicester and Villa!

  8. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Kane & Zaha > KDB & Wilson for a hit

    Yes or no?

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah I probably would. I think of the big hitters, Kane has to go at some point, if you want to have Salah, KDB and Fernandes.

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

      Easy yes.

  9. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Coufal - Cancelo - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
    Salah - KDB - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
    DCL - Kane - Werner

    What do I need to change here? Or roll the FT?

  10. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    33 from 7, 3 to go but no big hitters. Ouch.

  11. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Really not fussed on Ziyech. Bought through FOMO and now looking to cash in on profit and sell.

  12. ivantys
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Only thing I can make out of that jammy Lloris BPS was last second managing to complete at least 30 passes to get that +6 90% pass completion.

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      With that upcoming run, continue playing Ziyech?

      1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I will give him one more week (dependant on midweek minutes) and then bring Salah in for him gw12. I've saved the cash to do this.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I will give him two more, And then get Salah for him and downgrade Vardy to Abraham.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Maybe getting rid after Leeds

    • Bada Bing
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Is killman now dead as an fpl asset?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        why ?

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        He is not. They will rotate

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

        If Nuno persists with a 4 back.

        1. Bada Bing
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah time will tell I guess.

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Hopefully stays on the bench for 5 pts of Ayling jam.

        1. Bada Bing
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I have KWP's one pointer coming from the bench, so no jammy points for me either way. 🙁

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I think Son and Kane will punish Arsenal

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Maybe

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        After today I think 0-0 is pretty much a guarantee

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      On 52 with grealish justin martinez to go.

      Not great but will take it

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Humble brags ... never go out of fashion

    • Fergiesarmy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Two FT.

      Ziyech and Son to Sterling & Mahrez sound good?

      Or salah Ziyech to KDB and Mahrez?

      Will prob need to do it early

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      40 from 7, including all 3 of my forwards blanking.. (Kane, DCL & Werner)

      Soucek, Grealish, Coufal & Martinez left to go, how am i doing?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Thats not bad!

      2. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Similar to me. 42 with Martinez, Coufal, Grealish and Watkins left. Keep rising slightly to 15-20k, then dropping to 35-40k.

    • LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Who makes room for KDB?

      A) Hamez
      or
      B) Ziyech
      ..?

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I feel I made the wrong decision selling Hamez for KDB. Should’ve ditched Ziyech.

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Up to 280K, beating both Mark and TM like last year. Happy days. Only need Vardy blank.

      The most important rule of FPL proven again. Nail on your captain or go down in rankings.

      How is your GW and season going ?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        😆

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Ziyech gets Leeds which I'm not happy about

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Me neither, but think Podence Kane to KDB Wilson (-4) is my moves

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Looks good

    • Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Lamptey, Mitchell, Kilman, Kill me.

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Make a change

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Same, luckily my other 2 defenders are James and Dallas!

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Chilwell and Justin for me.

    • BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Almost fell asleep. Just the sound of my sticky toffee pudding ready in the oven to rouse me...

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      DO NOT SELL KANE AND SON!

      Jesus people.

      They are going to demolish Arsenal and Palace and of course many other teams here on out!

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        They might destroy CPL I agree. 2:1 or 2:0 against Arsenal though

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Let them sell

      3. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Sold before this Chelsea game. Other expensive assets have more favourable fixtures.

        Known from the start that this seemed to be the season to switch around the big hitters and so far it’s working.

        With so many cheap differentials performing week in week out it means we have the luxury to do so.

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Mourinho will play for a 0-0 ; Arteta will play for a 0-0 ... repeat of today likely. Still holding mind.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Spurs should spank Arsenal, I cant see a 0-0 in a hundred different universes. Its personal with Kane, Kane is a great captain pick, Salah vs Wolves also. But Kane edges it

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yep

      5. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Son better option than kdb against Ful? Not so sure mate.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Who said anything of the sort?

          Son Kdb and Kane ideal

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      What's Vardy's EO?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        51%

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        50, same as Salah

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I’m surprised it’s that low

      3. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        like 50 something

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      38 from 6 with captain to play.

      The -8 of Son, Rodriguez & Brewster to Sterling, Jota & Vardy may well still pay off

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Ziyech + Rodriguez to Bruno/KDB(C) + Jota ?
      Annoyed by Ziyech, even if he plays Leeds I want to sell him to find a route to a premium mid like Bruno or KDB(C)

      1. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yup

      2. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Very good moves.

        Bruno and KDB are great to own.

    • BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      One of Kane and Son is to go in order to make room for KDB. Which one?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I sold Son this week for Sterling

    • Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      How is Bruno not in the baps with a goal and an assist ?!

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Lots of missed chances.

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          That makes it sound worse than it was, you could dress it up at least haha

          Shots of target, trying to create something from nothing. Shooting from long range, trying to catch keeper of his line etc. He didn’t miss any clear cut chances.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Thought it was shooting practise in the last 10 minutes, was shooting from everywhere

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Missed big chances. Could have had a bigger haul

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Southampton won the first 45

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Final baps for the Chealsea-Spurs game?