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Frank Lampard rotates Chelsea squad as Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge

In a Gameweek where Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) saw their fixture unexpectedly postponed, Frank Lampard has heaped misery on misery for Fantasy Premier League managers.

The Chelsea manager has made six changes from the side that lost 3-0 to Arsenal, omitting three of his club’s four-most popular Fantasy assets.

27.0% of managers own Kurt Zouma (£5.9m), not in the matchday squad for Gameweek 16 with Antonio Rüdiger (£4.5m) next to Andreas Christensen (£4.7m) at centre-back.

The 12.8%-owned Reece James (£5.2m) is also out of the squad, replaced at right-back by Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.6m), although Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) holds onto the left-back berth.

Further up the pitch, Timo Werner (£9.3m), still sat in 14.0% of squads, drops out of the starting XI, joining Kai Havertz (£8.2m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) on the Chelsea bench.

That means a front-three of Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m), Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) and Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) going up against an Aston Villa defence forced to leave out Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) through suspension.

This is the first Premier League match that Dean Smith’s men will face without the centre-back this season, a first start together for Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) and Kortney Hause (£4.4m).

The rest of Aston Villa’s squad looks in good shape, especially compared to the second-string feel of Chelsea’s line-up.

The in-form Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m) and Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) flank Jack Grealish (£7.8m) in the number 10 role while Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) starts up-front fresh from a hat-trick of assists against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea XI: E Mendy; Chilwell, Christensen, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Mount, Kanté, Jorginho; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Pulisic.

Aston Villa XI: Martínez; Targett, Hause, Konsa, Cash; D Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Grealish, B Traoré; Watkins.

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  1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Oh My Chillwell almost wins it

  2. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Chilly so close

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Alonso-esque

  3. ...al
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    My word that Chilwell shot

    superb

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

    STUNNING Chilwell miss.

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell WTF

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell misses sitter

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Very nice (Borat)

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      copy cat

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Rookie mistake to get bottomed 😉

    3. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      muppett

  7. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I might re-purchase Chilwell over Robbo/TAA for DGW19

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Tempted to get him back for that shot alone

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Same nice business,sold for 5.8M now 6.1M will need Bamford too sold for 5.6M now 6.5M

  8. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Lucky non owners

  9. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Man I need to get chilwell at some point

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Chill

    2. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I feel selling was a big error from myself, but then again, he recovered from that injury super quick

  10. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    How did Chilwell miss that?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Didn’t cross the line

    2. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Are people just uneducated and have never kicked a ball in their life or what?

      • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He's got Zouma and Martinez.

      • seanie3
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        should have taken a touch and then hit it, plenty of time..

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Another blank for Watkins.

    4. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Grealish tried his best to get a yellow today and somehow avoided it, great player but proper knobhead

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Massively protected by refs ; its insane

      2. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        agreed +100

    5. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Lampard facing increasing pressure now. On a poor run of results.

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yes but so is everyone else

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Hasn’t been able to play the first XI all season. No pressure at all.

        1. MOTHRA
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          He irks for Roman. I imagine pressure doesn’t get much greater...

    6. C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Giroud the second best striker at Chelsea after Chilwell

    7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Game over

    8. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Chillwell had me gasping then... beautiful result as a non owner. 🙂 if only Kun was playing tonight

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I had James. And DCL And Kun And Cancello. Grealish my star with my whole 2 points 5 players!!!

    9. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Did someone actually describe that as a sitter

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I believe it was sarcastic

    10. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Villa were the better team but Grealish you’re gone from my team

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Lovely result. Points dropped by Chelsea and Villa both

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Why did Mendy go to the ground when they’re drawing at home to Villa?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Villa the better team

        2. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Small club mentality

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Exactly what I was thinking

        4. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Haha he realised and sprung up after 1.5 seconds

      • Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Chelsea will always be a small club.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Grealish so consistent.

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Hauls next game as it it’s everybthree

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          How? He didn't get yc

        3. THE KING CANTONA
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Double digit haul next week for sure..

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Man I’m so glad I booted Grealish out after the Brom game

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Perfect result!

        1. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Not quite. No Grealish YC.

      • Ode
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Chilwell 3rd on my bench and still getting in

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Lampard proving again he is fraud.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          He is not. Ziyech is injured

          1. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            to be honest as a chelsea fan I think he is, can't say we are just relying on ziyech surely? Werner & Havertz brought in as the final pieces in attack, haven't offered nothing. this evening not sure why he is resting zouma (yes silva makes sense) but zouma should start instead of the donkey christensen.. after 60 / 70 mins he really should be bringing on tammy for a goal

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          B team not bad

      • Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Chilwell more of a goal threat than Werner 🙂

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Holy Watkins

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Has Mendy ever actually made a decent save? Keeps making errors. Bring back Kepa?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Many

        2. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          early in the season he looked good only because he was doing what any other keeper does and what kepa wasn't doing.. eg collecting crosses, coming for collections from corners etc,, however lately he has made some clangers, tonight was another one that shot shouldn't be going through his legs... but still wouldn't bring back kepa.. he is sh1t

      • Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        So many price changes tonight. I don't get it why people are rushing transfers and not waiting

        1. Ode
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Casuals don’t care about covid

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          11 years and you don’t get it? Wow

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Probably transfers this morning prior to deadline

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Could also be 2nd Wildcards

        5. ...al
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Wc's too

          slightly skewed