Dugout Discussion

Zouma, James and Werner on Chelsea’s bench at Fulham as Lampard rotates

Frank Lampard has caused some Double Gameweek 19 rotation grief with his team selection for Saturday’s trip to Fulham.

Kurt Zouma (£5.8m) and Reece James (£5.1m) are currently owned by 21.5% and 7.4% of all Fantasy Premier League managers respectively but they both find themselves on the bench at Craven Cottage.

There is more surprise about the former considering he has started 13 of the last 14 Premier League matches while James is making his return from a recent knee problem.

Instead, Lampard has gone with a central defensive pairing of Thiago Silva (£5.6m) and Antonio Rüdiger (£4.5m) while Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.6m) staff the full-back berths.

Kai Havertz (£8.2m), Timo Werner (£9.2m), Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) are also on Chelsea’s bench as Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) flank Olivier Giroud (£6.7m).

Fulham come into this London derby without Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.5m) so Ademola Lookman (£5.0m), Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) and Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m) make up the front-three.

André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) and Harrison Reed (£4.4m) are in central midfield with Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) and Kenny Tete (£4.3m) in the wing-back positions either side of the back-three.

Fulham XI (3-4-3): Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; A Robinson, Zambo Anguissa, Reed, Tete; Lookman, Cavaleiro, De Cordova-Reid.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, T Silva, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic, Giroud, Ziyech.

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1,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Go on, Chelsea!

  2. Podge
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Cmon 0-0

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Amazing DGW so far, so many players not playing!!

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    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

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    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

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    5. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Down with this sort of thing

      1. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Careful now!

    7. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      It's one thing this site having gambling adverts but they should distance themselves from this mob. They already have a revenue stream with paid membership so it's insulting that they attempt to push the community towards this.

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Dallas to Coufal paid off.

    Lets see if Tierney to Chilwell works out as well.

  6. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone TC Cresswell? He's a bap monster. Could be in for a ginormous haul.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I did see a couple captain him

    2. ste2510
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I did, glad his own goal was ruled out for offside

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      My mate’s son who is 12 years old TC’d him

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Is he my cup opponent? I'm effectively knocked out already.

  7. Mika-eel
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    0 from 2. Not the best way to start the game week.

    Hard watch with no West Ham players.

    That's my players done for the day aswell.

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Bench Boost MASSIVE FAIL

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Following on nicely from the FH fail

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      God you are like a little fly buzzing around the site.

  9. GROBARI
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Last 5 Fulham games are draws,is this time to stop that?

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      As if Boly had 6 shots on goal today.

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Where are my fellow FHers with triple West Ham defense at? 😎

      1. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Creswell, Coufal & Antonio owner here, no FH though

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        You have already posted this.

      3. chrismoo75
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cresswell ,Coufal and Soucek here - no FH

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How is Decordova-Reid (playing in midfield) classed as a forward in FPL, yet Cavaleiro + Lookman (playing as forwards) classed as a midfield in FPL?

      Makes no sense - source BBC Sport.

      1. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Because FPL doesn't update positions mid-season. Lookman and Cavaleiero are normally wingers and Reid is a forward, they had a reshuffle this season.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        They set the positions at the start of the season and sometimes they get it wrong. Also Lookman is definitely NOT a forward in the FPL sense where they insist players like Salah, Mane, Sterling, Auba are midfielders.

    • Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Cresswell 2bps?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        probably

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 3

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        4 points here after hits. Easy peasy!

    • NateDogsCats
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Damn lucky with Antonio and Cresswell and a lot of my minileague rivals having others like Soucek and Ogbonna, although I can still see Soucek getting points in midweek and Ogbonna was very unlucky

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Leeds starting to look crap. Not a good stat to the year for them

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Karen Carney was right all along

          They need another mid season break to recharge the batteries that Bielsa has ran out of them

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Possibly why they were so keen to allow Southampton to rearrange their Cup game

        2. NateDogsCats
            2 months, 26 days ago

            They've been looking poor for a while, I think even in their shots on target stats for a few games they've been far below what they were getting in a lot of games

        3. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Took a - 8 to bring in Coufal, Antonio & KDB

          Please Kevin make it a full house of success tomorrow

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Meanwhile, I took a -8 to get Johnstone & Werner. Kane and Son came out too

            1. teneighty
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Ouch! Time to grab a beer perhaps.

          2. Greek Shamrocks
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Took a -4 for Antonio and gave him the armband.

        4. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Hahaha Antonio's celebration was a Call of Duty forfeit via Declen Rice.

        5. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Irritating to see Timo get dropped as my punt on FH, I would have preferred for him to miss twenty one on ones so I could really feel despair. Still time though

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Could easily come off the bench and catch Fulham on the break if they are chasing in the second half

        6. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          How's the 'Let me just get my BB out of the way with Leeds' going then?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            BB26 will show how its done.

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            When you bench boost you're not gonna get 15 players all returning, Leeds Vs Brighton was a good fixture

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              For Brighton players.

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Easy to say now

          3. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No way was I gonna hold the bench boost without both Free hit and Wildcard 2 available. Im happy to be able to plan without BB in mind for DGW 26 and BGW 29

        7. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Soucek, Dallas, Bamford baby!!!

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Lol

        8. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I can sniff an areola haul coming for me

        9. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Well then, BB went well.

          Johnstone 0
          Dallas 2
          Raphina 2
          Taylor 0

          Yay

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Pretty much the same. Bamford for Taylor

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Thankfully sold him for Antonio. Small mercies

          2. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Unlucky mate. But also a strange decision to BB with only 1 dgw? With Taylor very much a doubt. So at best was the same as BB on any normal gw, not much value gained from the chip

        10. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Antonio in one game already paid back by -8, Im happy

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yep and good chance he'll start next time out

        11. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          BDR to stop the BB being a complete waste.... Haul incoming!

        12. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Bench two please:
          a)Wood
          b)Ogbonna
          c)Dallas
          d)Barnes
          e)Bamford

        13. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Has Zouma been performing badly btw? Seen a few Chelsea fans say that

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Not really. Lampard just doesn't know his team. Fancy him to get sacked

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Agree with u... Tammy was scoring and suddenly dropped from starting lol

          2. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I think he has been okay. He has been rested for the easier of 2 fixtures. A complement for him.

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              *compliment

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Not that bad really. He's always got a couple of mistakes in him, but he's been good for most of this season.

            Last few weeks has been poor for almost everyone across the board.

            I wonder if he's on the bench because Silva is playing tonight, & can't play -too-often. Could be being saved for Leicester. Leicester are quite pacey up top, so I wonder if Zouma will be partied with someone with a bit of speed for that.

            Who knows really.

          4. Alnair
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Lampard is just an idiot.

        14. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Leicester team for this evening.

          https://twitter.com/seanfromenderby/status/1350488154218909699?s=19

          All relevant players starting. Pereira is on the bench so looming...

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Have had Justin for a while. He has been a great pick for me (although noone on FFS ever mentions him). He will be going soon, probably for a Chelsea defender.

            1. Pedersen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I have him and will probably keep. He have always done great when I played him. Think he and mccarthy is the only ones I haven't transfered this season

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Vardy starting with Maddison feeding throughballs at #10, love that

          3. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It's a good prediction. PREDICTION it is for now.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              He is right every time. Clearly has club contacts.

              1. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 26 days ago

                We will see.

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Seanfromenderby is 100 % reliable. One of the few actual ITKs

        15. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          My boy Roberto Sanchez! Is in my regular team but shipped him out on my FH team. Still working for me by shutting out Leeds.

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I have him on my BB bench, but no Johnstone, so would have come in anyway

            #wasted

        16. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          So now the time for chilwell, with ziuma and James out and many sold can you get something today? With my season he either gets injured or gets red card