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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. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Puts me on 1 point after the -4

  2. david31058
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    City got GW1 game to rearrange too. Any chance of a TGW further down the line?!

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

      Highly unlikely.

  3. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell doing well for someone who was supposed to be out with an injury

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

      It was 50/50

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

      Lampard is a fraud

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

    Goal stands!! chilly keppers rewarded 😀

  5. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Only casuals still own Chilwell.

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

    Chilwell is my fpl troll.

    Started him against Arsenal and West Ham for his 2 points.

    Sold him this gw.

  7. Dr Van Nostrand
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilly has rubber ankles

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

      you want to see Chilwell in rubber?

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        You ran faster than Bolt with that one mate

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Titanium ankles

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

    I friking hate VAR, I always have a knot in my stomach when they reviewing.

  9. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell won’t keep a CS anyway.

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      3 points for assist still buddy

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        As long as it isn’t a double figure haul.

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 24 days ago

          Hehe

  10. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Worth pushing for the BB DGW ?

    Have one playing player on the bench now, could get also Raphinha/Soucek but next ones would require hits

  11. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Well, I haven't got Chilwell, so in true FFS fashion:

    %#&£ waaahh, call the season off!

  12. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Grealish. I dont care about your owners, score for the chelski sellers

  13. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    The curse of Az lives on. He did Chillwell to Cancelo...

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Ouch

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

      Ouch

      I did Chilwell to Dier

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

      Why did he do it?

    4. Saka_me_sideways
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I actual do the opposite to him now, after having Maupay and Semedo in my team when he did lol.
      If he buys Salah, he’s gotta go

  14. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Had to be Chilwell.

  15. Top Dog
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Just to allay fears of Liv vs New cancellation. Football is considered (in COVID) terms a non-close contact activity. No need for opposition players to isolate unless have mixing off the pitch

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

      So then why didn’t the city game go ahead?

      1. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Because they can't put out a team they can be confident aren't infected.

      2. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        I am guessing they had a large number of players within the group that tested positive, and that they had been mixing with team-mates at training and in dressing room.

        Not the same scenario.

      3. 824545201
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        7+ players positive, that's why.

  16. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilly to Dias went well...

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Got last week atleast

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Chilly to Zouma ruined my life

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

    DCL, KDB, James, Martinez and probably a Grealish blank. I’ll be lucky to break 10 pts

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

    Chillwell will get more assists in this game .. Good for those who kept faith

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

      No chance

  19. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chelsea back to looking decent again, seriously impossible to predict them

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

      Lol how do they look good?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        They're whipping Villa with half a team. Early days though.

  20. Lucackadoodledoo
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Kdb (c) let's do this

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

      Shall we tell him the news ?

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        No. Let him have his moment.

    2. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Assume you know?

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

      😐

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

      Oops

  21. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Bertrand Traore owns chilwell

  22. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Oops sold Chilwell for James to afford bringing in Salah 4 weeks ago

    Nice assist, well done if you held onto him with all the drama

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

    Anyone else feeling a Chilwell goal?

  24. sozopol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Pulisic looking very dangerous

  25. Pitch Perfect
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Kept Chilly, but he's in 2nd bench spot and won't play... Unless we see more games Cancelo'd.

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

      You'll get his points somehow

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Hoping for some Chilli Jam.

  26. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Giroud at his best is like Messi and Ronaldo in one.

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

      With a side of Zlatan

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Agreed

    2. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      And a twist of berbatov

  27. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell getting a cleanie and max baps, isn’t he?

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

      May get 2 more assists the way the game is panning out

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Game plan so far looks like get the ball wide to ChillyB and throw crosses in. The exact thing fans have been complaining about the past 2 weeks. Bit different with big beautiful Giroud in the box I suppose.

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Absolutely.

    3. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Essential

  28. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Oh well there’s goes my double clean sheet lol

  29. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell not that highly owned anymore in the top 10k at least

  30. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell benched! But guess who owns KDB. 😛 A misfortune that saved me

    1. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      love when that happens

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Well deserved I reckon

    3. The Frenchie
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      How could you benched Chilwell? Explain 😉

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Given injury last week and only 1 day rest , it was made to avoid a 1 point cameo.

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

      Undeserving

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah but if Emerson was starting tonight (for which the odds were serious enough) that would be genius.