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. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Chilwell assist is it??

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Areola owners spewing

  3. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lol Areola owners counting chickens early

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Never did, happy with anything over 2 points 🙂

  4. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I own Mount....

      Yessssss

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Have a lollipop

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No assist.

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How many double barrel footballers names are there these days?

      Hudson Odoi
      Calvert Lewin
      DeCordova Reid

      To name a few, yes I’m bored with the chelsea match haha

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        TAA
        CHO
        RLC
        BDR
        DCL
        ESR

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Oh yeah! Wow there’s loads!

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            AOC

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Ahh yes! Forgot about Chamberlain haha!

            2. Honourvolley
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Does she play football?

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        AWB

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        PEA

      4. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        BPF - Surely the best named FPL player.

    • ivantys
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Surely can't be a chilwell assist

      • Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is that a Chilwell assist?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No assist, it was a cross

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Looked like a bullet shot to me

      • Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        NOT a Chilwell assist

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Was a cross not a shot. These amateurs know nothing.

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No assist for that goal. Chilwell owners wanting their assist.

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks for the overview.

          2. ivantys
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Won't be surprised if fpl towers give it to him. They love Chilwell a lot that his price doesn't drop.

          3. Jack Burton
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            That can't be Chilwell assist can it

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Podence didn't get one for a similar cross earlier in the season.

          4. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Hahaha. Here we go with the assists.

          5. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Why the keeper pushes that back in towards traffic instead of over the bar is beyond me

            • Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              hOW IS THAT AN ASSIST?

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              YESSSSSSSS CHILWELL IN THE BPS

            • PL Ball
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Not great keeping that.

              Right back into the dangerzone.

            • pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Sadly that can’t be a Chilwell assist

            • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              How could that possibly be Chilwell assist lads? Ball was cleared by GK, sad owner here

            • Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Goalie got a touch so no assist for me

            • The Senate
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Tempted by Grealish to Mount. Just don't trust Frank enough

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              No worries areola my old friend, 1 more save and we go home happy

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Not intended target or area.

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              3 - Mount (42)
              2 - Thiago Silva, Rüdiger (31)

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Oh nevermind

            • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Oh bugger off, really needed that Areola CS 🙁

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Areola owners back to thinking why they picked a Fulham goalkeeper

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  LOL

                • djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Still 3 points more than those of us who picked Johnstone.

              2. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                No assist!

              3. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                @OfficialFPL
                ·
                53s
                Goal - MOUNT
                Assist - None

                Fulham 0-1 Chelsea (78 mins)

                #FULCHE #FPL

              4. HonestBlatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                If that is assist for Chilwell I'm Churchill

                1. Hooky
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Oh yes

                2. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Are you Churchill?

              5. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                MOUNTTTT YES KTBFFH

                1. DA Minnion
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Good

                2. ivantys
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Nice, love to see a nothing goal again