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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bada Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Werner is the worst big money epl transfer of all time.

    1. Hooky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pepe says hi

      1. Bada Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah that's fair, Pepe hardly even plays anymore so I forgot about him. And yes, Kepa was atrocious as well.

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No, Kepa is. Werner was like 35 mil.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pepe says hello.

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pepe was double

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Werner will come good though. I bet he rues the day Liverpool didn’t come in for him.

  2. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    And LR is a fantasy god lol

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      because he takes more risks than the average?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Wrong to single him out but my point is that this game can humble anyone. Never ever think you are immune

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He's better than 90% of the other content creators . At least he makes his own decisions. No one laughing at him last season.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I don’t think he is particularly humble imo. Advertising his feats on twitter handle. Bemoaning his bad luck all the time. Sutherns and Freeman are way more self depreciating and modest about their feats

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Mark doesn't even make his own transfers without going via Az these days. No comparison. Not sure about the other dude. LR is a nice lad

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I think the black box thing is just a front and Mark will always do his own thing. LR is ok its not personsl but as i say i think he needs this bad run just to realise nobody owns this game

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What a supportive community this is.

  3. Hooky
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Louise Werner would've done better with that chance

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sleeper? She was lovely, back in the day.

  4. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lol Werner

  5. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Good start of the dgw for Chilly.

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sorry, but werner should be hitting the target there.

  7. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Chelsea huffing and puffing to win against 10 men Fulham. How awful are they.

  8. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    As a Werner owner I think i preferred it when he was on the bench

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      So irritated by that... Why can't this guy just score?!

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Absolutely useless, can't see him starting the next game either tbh

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lol please sell him right now.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah bad punt, straight out

  9. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wow... I'm almost in tears off laughter from that miss.

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Damn you Timo you useless fraud that would have got you in the BPS as well

  11. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Another miss for Werner. Get him out of my football club.

  12. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Werner is done

  13. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Into the Wernhole he goes.

  14. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Big Sam approves.

  15. toerag
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    does zouma hve to NOT play both games before my sub comes on??

    ty

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes if he plays the second game, then no sub comes on..

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes he has to miss the second game as well

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Rudiger and Tilva seemed good together. Hopefully Frank will pair them again on Tuesday and Kane comes off my bench.

        1. ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Kane on bench.. That deserves last min participation of Zouma in Leicester game

        2. ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yet, I hope that works for you man. Cheers

        3. toerag
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          same here

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep. 89th min bench appearance vs Leicester is inevitable.

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes, even one minute of one game is enough

  16. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Captain Werner sucked big time... After the high of the West Ham game, a big low point... Wonder how this GW can be salvaged...

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Will you be attending the Party tonight?

    2. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why is your captain someone who is struggling to score ?

      1. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Wanted a differential captain as I was ranked 1.8m+

        1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          But all other options must blank at the same time. And it's a DGW.

  17. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Chelsea wasted £300m this summer. Frank will be sacked soon still.

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        300 on high end prospects- these are all young cats.

        It’s not like they signed Mbappe, Messi, or Neymar who are established champs.

        Firing a coach is just disrupting the process of molding the squad

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        You and quality? Lmao

    • Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Can I have a kiss from you all? I own Mount and none of you do.

        Unlucky or just sheer quality from me?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Can't, wearing helmet.

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            This is the way

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Quality, clearly. We all bow down to your genius.

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Thanks 🙂

          2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            You do know that you can change all of your team for free at the start of each season, right?

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Chilwell CS with James and Zouma missing out, lovely.

          Party time.

        4. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Well well well....

          ivantys, bushwhaker, giggs boson, karan14, daniel, dansully3, who wants to step outside first?

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/09/24/the-houses-money-why-maintaining-a-good-start-to-the-fpl-season-is-so-difficult/?hc_page=9&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_22512951

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Hahaha

          2. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I swear Werner is better than Jesus. If Werner was at City, he will do better under Pep

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              It was more than a comparison between the two. I was trying to tell people that he's not as clinical as a youtube compilation suggests, they wouldn't believe me.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                He was in Germany. He’s got zero confidence and Chelsea and Lampard have a lot to do with it by playing him as a winger.

                1. Drip Doctor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Thats what i was trying to tell you, he wasn't, he needs a lot of chances, people were going on as if he's aguero.

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    But he was, and is a great striker. Not in Lampard’s set up, not as a winger. Playing the Jota role at Liverpool he’d be scoring week in week out. Chelsea don’t suit him, too slow. End of.

                    1. Drip Doctor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      This makes no sense, he's missed big chances. He's a limited footballer. Look at his International record.

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Jesus has 0G 0A in the last 6 matches, nobody won here lmao

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Read the actual comments. It turned into more than jesus vs werner, everything i said about werner and chelsea was spot on.

          4. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            You were speaking absolute facts about Werner there haha

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Thank you brother, it's what i do.

          5. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Stand by it. Shot of confidence right now, Werner’s history is far better than Jesus. If he’d gone to Liverpool he’d be laughing.

            1. Keeptrying
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Klopp did not fancy him either. Germans know. Werner runs fast in a straight line. Of course he is bound to get chances.
              He may score for a small team, but he fails on a big stage. See World Cup 2018

              1. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yep Yep

          6. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Nice!
            You can tell if someone watched Werner before. He is not that good, hence Bayern never considered him.

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I really don't see where he fits into this team. He's probably best playing as a lw/lf, playing off Giroud/Tammy but Hudson Odoi and Pulisic are both best off the left and both more complete players.

              1. Keeptrying
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                True, not sure where he fits. Leipzig was perfect for him.

        5. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Three Cheers for the positive and gamer Fulham boys

          I love the effort and belief of this team - even in defeat

          Parker is a good coach

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            He's been impressive

          2. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Let us hope Brighton and Fulham keep their managers and Big Sam retires for good!

        6. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Hours and hours of ifs buts and maybes. No Leeds Keeper, No Zouma or Reece James. Poor Leeds as benches for BB. Horrible start

        7. puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Darn James Reece on the bench!

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Azpi will get a rest. Leicester pace an issue also.

        8. JohnWick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Well, there goes the BB. 4 points total, just Saka to play. Amazing stuff

        9. William.gallant
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Been a bit out of it, is Johnstone going to play the second DGW fixture?

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            yes should play,as he was close to being selected for today's game...

          2. JohnWick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 13 days ago

            No way jose

        10. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          For how much longer will we continue to ignore Mount?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Forever. He doesn’t exist.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Great option at his price

        11. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Of course chilwell gets robbed because the scouts and FPL tower folks don't have him

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Robbed of what. A cross /shot that was saved?

        12. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Vardy Hattie,McCarthy pen save can only save this horrible DGW.....

          1. Yes Ndidi
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            McCarthy pen save would be ideal, except for the fact that it'll be Vardy that misses it.

        13. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Bad GW. Big red arrow incoming, Was bound to happen after 10 straight greens! Looking forward to GW20 already!

        14. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          That's the second match in a row that Areola has lost 1-0 with 5 saves. #JusticeForAreola

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            1-1 vs Spurs

          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            That was a poor clearance to be honest.