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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lookman YC

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

      I need more speed

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

    Lookman YC

  3. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Azpi ffs go down if you need to emphasise the foul but stop the theatrics. So bloody annoying

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

        United fan... 😆

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lol

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Salah is worse than any united player

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Daniel James Diving Masterclass is up for subscription. Anthony Martials “You didn’t touch this, but I’m on the floor anyway” was a hit single. Marcus Rashford’s book “Mourinho told me to be ‘savvy’” is a current best seller for all wannabe divers.

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Also, I was only complaining about the way Azpilicueta was carrying on tonight, which I think we can all agree is annoying. Shots were fired at me first 😆

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    But you support the biggest diving cheats in the league. So best not. No doubt the check arrived at Stockley and it’ll be the 85th penalty of the season tomorrow.

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Ah well, your entitled to your opinion. Here’s hoping buddy would be great!!

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

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

              Been taking acting classes lately

          • JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This Fulham team is full of Master League players from PES6..

          • Chucky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Where is my Chilly assist? absolute farce ...

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Agree. That has to be an assist surely

            2. moment
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Saka still got credited a goal that was obviously a cross

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Lol.

                Apples and pears.

                But wasn’t an assist anyway

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

              Refresh.

              1. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                😛 robbed of a choupo assist few seasons back and now chilly... justice for choupo and chilly...

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

                  Choupo 🙁 still too soon, Chucky.

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lookman 🙁

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

              Look man...

          • Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Dave definitely has a future career on stage.

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

              *in a pool

          • zotter
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Bench boost been total disaster

            Wood. Bamford. Dallas blanks

            Wood v Liverpool away to come

            No playing keeper

            Oh well.... I’ll get 8 points hopefully. Only ten down v a “good” BB

            1. BeWater
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I got 3 points from my bench boost last year. The most annoying chip by far.

                1. zotter
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  The most overrated. You might make 20 but make sub optimal transfers to set it up. So a net +10 is a good result

                  1. BeWater
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      That's the thing. The amount of funds it can take from your first 11 makes it a red herring.

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

                      Fwiw I think TC is the most overrated, because you'd always captain the player you put it on anyway...
                      BB can be powerful (got 39 points out of it a few seasons ago) if you get it totally right, but yes, the fiddling around to line up the team for it costs you.

                2. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Used with sgw players you can't expect 20 pts.

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

                    Worked well with Doherty and Jimenez last season

                  2. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Expected 15. 4 to 7 from Wood. And a return from one of the Leeds players.

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

                Areola needs a pen save here. Or at least one more save

              • thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Funny how far backwards Werner has gone. He was absolutely fantastic for Leipzig. Started fairly brightly for Spurs and grabbed a couple of goals. Then he moved towards still getting in good positions but wasting his chances and getting the odd assist.

                Now he’s just rubbish.

                Questions need to be asked of Frank!

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  His time at Spurs is highly underrated I reckon.

                2. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  * Spurs should be Chelsea obvs

                3. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  The Premier League is a tough place to shine when even the teams at the bottom are not rubbish.

                  1. ivantys
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      This. Ppl underestimate that you have to put in 120% every game in the premier league whereas in other leagues you can basically just play 80% and win.

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

                    Cause he's not playing against farmers now.

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

                  Thanks for getting paid 200k a week to kick a ball

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

                    Yea, that was over the top

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

                    There’s a guy called Tchaptchet on the Southampton bench today. Wonder if he’s on snapchat?

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

                      Sounds like an Egyptian Pharoah

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

                      Sounds like a French medieval weapon

                  • ivantys
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      3 straight games ending with 1 goal. Low scoring GW awaits.

                    • Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Pathetic Chelsea time wasting against 10 man Fulham

                    • Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      decided to keep kane and not transfer for vardy, bit worried now...

                      1. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I thought about it too. But the -4 it would have cost swayed me to keeping.

                        For free id have probably done it

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          would have been for free too. glad i have 2fts now though 🙂

                    • matiakez
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Oh Ademola 🙁

                    • Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Assuming Johnstone can’t play 2nd match, a bench boost totalling 6 points on the bench has to be the worst I’ve ever had.

                      This game keeps on giving

                      1. zotter
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I’m on 6 with Wood away to Liverpool to come. In your boat basically.

                        1. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Oh my story is of far deeper woes. I took a -8 hit that actually transpired to be a -12 hit (totally ballsed up my selection on mobile app) to set up for the BB....

                          Likely to be one of my biggest fails in my 8 years of playing the game

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

                        My cousin played his bench boost a few years ago and not one of his bench played a single minute of football.

                        1. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Was your cousin an avid player though?

                          I’ve just had an absolute mare of a week

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

                            Nah not really but it was still funny as f**k.

                      3. Neves say Neves
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Same buddy, doesn’t feel great

                        1. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Oh well. At least:

                          1. The headache of BB is over for this season
                          2. Areola didn’t just get a CS

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

                      Werners confidence in the toilet

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

                        Turning into a quick Morata.

                      2. Meinhoff
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        It's not confidence, he's just that bad

                    • CloudSky
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      One more save please Kepa lite.

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

                      Azpi, great strike.

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

                        A pilot might catch it

                    • Messiah Hazard
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Why isn’t Meslier flagged on FPL site. Has he already recovered?

                    • Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Every time werner gets the ball u k ow youre going to get a laugh

                    • Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I benched Che for Bamford.

                      Now watch Adams haul.

                    • Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Sky shot

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

                      Park that bus Chelsea

                    • Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I can't see Werner starting against Leicester.

                    • Nimby
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Chelsea are crap. Chilwell the only decent asset.

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

                      Azpi :facepalm:

                    • Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Sterling sighting at Craven Cottage.

                    • beso
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Wtf I'm terrified of Chilwill assist that I can't stop refreshing

                      1. Duke Silver ☑
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Keep going man. It's only a matter of time.