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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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1,792 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Is a chillwell goal and martinez penalty save better than a martinez and chillwell clean sheet?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      a lot

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell assist

    Had to be

    I sold him this gw

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

    Double Villa defense misery

  4. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell!

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell assist for Donkey goal.

  6. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Imagine selling Chilwell

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I did and proud

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      For Cancelo :((

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Just did that this gw

    4. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Imagine keeping him lol

    5. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Still only averaging just over 3 pts a match over last six (assuming a clean sheet here) Imagine not selling Chillwell 😉

      1. pavlev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        imagine selling martinez for mendy in gameweek 11 when the villa game was postponed, then eventually giving up on mendy this week !

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Sigh Chilwell assist

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    ‘roud G
    Chilly A

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

    Of course it’s chilwel

  10. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Giroud G
    Chillwell A

  11. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    No ones getting points this week apart from Martinez. We all know that!

  12. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    I absolutely hate Chilwell owners and their insufferable luck

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      It's skill

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

      what luck

      We got a 1 pointer against West Ham and all the other Chelsea defs got a CS

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        It's his usual pathetic wumming crap

    3. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Jam

    4. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Non casuals win again.

  13. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    No further interest in this match!

  14. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    VAR!!!

  15. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    CHILWEELL YESSS ASSIST JUHU

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Bog off Chilwell.

  17. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    And there we have it, season officially over

  18. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Screw this game. Salty Chilwell seller here

  19. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Yes perfect, dirty Villa CS's wiped and Chilly assist!

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Why dirty lol

  20. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Sold Chilwell 2 weeks ago :/ at least Villa CS wiped out

  21. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    FO Chilwell.

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    VAR having a look. Chilwell might have a toe off.

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

      Goal confirmed

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Please please please

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Goal given.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      No it's approved.

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

    Potential 12 pointer for Chilwell

  24. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    All my rivals went Chilly to Zouma, feeling great relief

  25. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Leno would have saved that

  26. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    So, who sold Chilwell on WC?

  27. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Actually i think it's a good thing the news came out after deadline. WC teams would have had a great advantage, not it's just luck anyway.

  28. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Oh just do one Chillwell

  29. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    CHILLLLLLLY!! Points for everyone.

  30. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilly!!!!!!!