Dugout Discussion

Chilwell and James start for Chelsea after Lampard’s “doubtful” comments

Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and Reece James (£5.2m) both start for Chelsea despite Frank Lampard’s pessimistic prognosis in his pre-match press conference.

The former Derby County manager labelled each first-choice full-back as “doubtful” for the Gameweek 15 meeting with Arsenal and the following game.

However, it now looks as if those comments could be considered as ‘mind games’ by the sceptics among us as Lampard is able to name a strong XI.

The team sheet will be of significant frustration to those who sold Chilwell and James, the former the most shipped-out Fantasy asset for Gameweek 15.

Timo Werner (£9.3m) and Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) line-up either side of Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) while Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) sits on the bench.

In the opposite dugout is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) back from his calf problem as a substitute for Arsenal.

To match Cheslea’s 4-3-3 system, Mikel Arteta has gone with a back-four consisting of Kieran Tierney (£5.3m), Pablo Mari (£4.4m), Rob Holding (£4.4m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.1m).

Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m) has overcome the issue that forced him off against Manchester City to start on the flanks of attacking midfield, Bukayo Saka (£5.1m) on the opposite side and Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) up-front.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Tierney, Mari, Holding, Bellerín; Elneny, Xhaka; Martinelli, Smith Rowe, Saka; Lacazette.

Chelsea XI: E Mendy; Chilwell, T Silva, Zouma, R James; Mount, Kanté, Kovacic; Werner, Abraham, Pulisic.

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1,930 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    sell kane or kdb?

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kane if you have son

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      KDB probably. Kane has FUL next.

    3. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Not easy probably depends who you will buy

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

      For whom? Kane (FUL LEE avl shu) next

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Very slow Everton lineup missing star players. Thankfully DCL points don't particularly matter

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

      Gordon, DCL, Holgate, Iwobi etc are no slouches.

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

        😆

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah, it does look weak with no Digne, Coleman, Allan, James, Richarlison.

      But it is Sheff Utd so maybe Everton don't need those guys.

  3. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    C'mon 37% EO Kevin!

  4. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Pulisic and Mitchell > Martinelli and TAA? (-4).

  5. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who would you rather for Spurs 2x flush home games, Son or Kane?? Ideally both but wont happen unfortunately.

    KDB > Son

    KDB Watkins > Raphina Kane -4

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

      Prefer Kane if it's a 1v1 comparison.

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kane. Son seems better away from home.

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kane because of penalties and because it is weaker opposition so expect Kane to play higher up the pitch.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Son for free

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

        Son easy

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Son against opponents who actually attack, Kane for teams that sit back

  6. mr. inconspicuous
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Soucek or Raphinha?

    1. mr. inconspicuous
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Might even consider Saka looking at Arsenals fixtures

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

        Saka

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

    Got meself a whole chicken extra hot, large creamy mash, peri chips and spicy rice

    KDB better smash it

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

      Unreal!! I’m hungry now ffs!

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It's all good except large creamy mash ... Prefer frensh fries but enjoy !!

  8. Lazaretti
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Which one score better next 3GW?

    KDB, Grealish, Adams +8
    Kane, Son, Soucek

    1. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hard for me to look past Kane and Son vs Fulham and Leeds next 2

      1. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thats why looking to take -8' thanks

  9. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    KDB minimum 2 assists tonight methinks!

  10. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Which pair scores more next GW??

    A) Grealish (che) & Watkins (che)
    B) Son (FUL) & Wilson (LIV)

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

      B

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL to be benched vs City then? Seems like the perfect time.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah i'm doing dcl to vardy in preparation for the double

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        You don’t think Vardy will be benched? I think Rodgers will rotate heavily with only 2 days between games

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

      Who'll play then?

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

        Probably Tosun. Obviously not ideal but Carlo has promised DCL a rest and said that he'll make changes against City.

      2. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Duncan Ferguson

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Probably judging by Ancelotery comments

  12. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Start Leno (BHA away) or McCarthy (WHU home) in GW16?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      McCarthy.

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

        Leno

  13. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Anyone else FHing in BGW18 and putting out 11 DGWers and TCing Salah in GW 19?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Very tempting

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Considering it. Choice is between TC Salah and BB. Can use transfers to get a good BB so really waiting to see what happens in GW15 and GW16 before moving.

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        yeah, personally I feel Salah TC will deliver and WC plus BB can be used later in the season...

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Salah with two home games is a fantastic TC option

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      SImilar. FH in BGW18. 9/10 DGWers along with Kane and/or Son. Not sure about Salah TC. Will decide that week itself.

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    FPL may as well give the CS points to Man City players now
    Wilson with 8G, 4A benched for a team that has scored 17 (i.e. 70% goal involvement)

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

      Joe Linton says hi

  15. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who to play next GW:

    A. Taylor (SHU)
    B. Wood (SHU) (involves ft from watkins to him)
    C. Watkins (che)

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A. easy CS points plus any baps

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

      B

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

        A

    3. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Would you consider Saka/Martinelli on WC? FH18 & BB19

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

      No

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

        Yes

  17. MoeZe3bi
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Did Saka mean it?

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

    Reece James stil the best option up to 5.2 or anyone better?

    1. MoeZe3bi
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Dier looks good given his fixtures run

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

        Dier best

  19. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I think I’m getting Kane in this gw. Selling Salah.

    Kane can get back to back hattricks in the next couple like a few years ago

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

      I might even prefer Vardy.

      Palace = pants
      Newcastle = pants
      Southampton = meh. press so leave space
      Chelsea = pants!

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I also have the decision of transferring in Kane or Vardy this week. Planning to FH 18 so I'm leaning Vardy atm.
      What I would absolutely not do, however, is dump Salah for either of them.

  20. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Was Kilman injured in the three games he missed prior to starting last gW or he is not nailed?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Not nailed

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

    Best move here? Planning to FH19.

    A) Douglas -> Holding
    B) Riedewald -> Martinelli
    C) Something else (suggestions welcome)

    McCarthy
    Cancelo, Dier, Bellerin
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son
    Bamford, Wilson, Watkins

    Forster, Targett, Riedewald, Douglas
    Bank 0.6m, 2FT

  22. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    KdB, Torres and Cancelo. Please City , smash them.

  23. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Worst city premier league starting lineup for what... 10 years?

  24. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Need a KdB haul and no CS after the James and Chilwell nightmare.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Same. Hopefully Sterling blanks as my ML rival has him.

      1. Whatever100
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Course he will blank. I have him. And he ain’t very good. Draft league so can’t lose him unfortunately.

  25. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    So are Chilwell and James sellers happy now?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes. A benching against Villa and both could drop 1/2 times before DGW19 where I plan to bring one of them back.

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

      No

  26. I Must Break You
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    That was a brilliant assist from Sterling

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah great composure