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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Frank the fraud

  2. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hate myself for bringing in Johnstone over Areola

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

        Did Sam Allerdyce say anything about him having COVID? No so just give it a rest. Nobody knows about secret illnesses.

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

      I get called a troll but have you ever seen what the fpl community on twitter is like? I'm extremely innocent compared to those guys. Very mean people.

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

        lol

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

        Twitter is a cess pool in general.

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

          I quit using it a while ago now and never looked back since.

      3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Twitter is free for all while this is a family dinner. The weird cousin or loud uncle get some stick but we are all in it together nevertheless.

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

        I was hounded off twitter by salty casuals.

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

          You can't win FPL if you post on twitter so its pointless.

      5. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Weird logic, why not compare yourself with users like BigManBakkar for example ?

        Instead of finding worse than you try to better yourself and become valuable poster.

      6. Dash4
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Better quality trolling on here

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

          "Very mean people"

          Okay Donald. Don't you have boxes to pack?

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

        Chelsea CS locked in, love to see it

      8. ivantys
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fulham had no shot on target in first half and ppl said they were playing better. Nice.

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

          Considering ever has Areola, are his points of use?

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

            2.3% EO?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              woosh..

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

                Hahaha season keeper no pun intended

        • Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Strujik likely to lose spot once Philips is back?

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

            Hopefully.

          2. Dash4
              1 month, 12 days ago

              As a Leeds fan hope he loses his place to anyone.

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

            3 - Thiago Silva, Areola (28)
            1 - Tete, Andersen, Rüdiger (26)

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

              Where's Chilwell

          4. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Areola on 10 points as things stand

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

            Giroud sitter

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

              His blushes saved by offside flag

          6. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Giroud miss open net

          7. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            So, 0 saves from Mendy and 60%+ possession from Chelsea. This has got a late counter Fulham goal written all over it.

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

            Giroud is awful.

          9. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Gru misses sitter. Offsides anyways.

          10. Fantabulous KdB
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Day 1 of this week is a disaster so far, glad I didn't BB for Leeds but Zouma and Soucek owner

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

            Everyone look at your Areola while the points are still there.

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

              This has 1-0 Fulham written all over it

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

              Yes we all have nipples. Is that funny?

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

            Against 10 men and not bringing on the striker who competed for the Golden Boot last season, get this useless fraud out of the club

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

              Getting tactical advice from Gary Neville

            2. GROBARI
                1 month, 12 days ago

                He had problems with germans after that disallowed goal in WC 2010

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

              Tammy in for Jorginho

            4. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Need this Areola C's to go away asap

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

                This

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

                *Chelsea

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

              PLLEEASSEEE Chelsea score

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

              Donkeys out

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

              Areola 5th.

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

              Fulham pls score

            9. Rains of Castamere
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Areola owner but no way he keeps this CS. Chelsea making a chance every minute.

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

              Yes areola, Hoover up those saves lad

            11. Kellz86
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Frank’s bald spot just got a bit thinner on that Pulisic chance

            12. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Me and Karan were debating benching Bamford and getting a west ham defender for -4, me Creswell he Coufal.

              Unfortunately I wasn't brave and I should have been after that -12 success last GW.

              Bottom line anyone benched Bamford?

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Nope and was never going to.

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

              Jeez Fulham.

              Should have scored.

            14. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Mendy is so insecure

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

              God damn it Fulham you've got to take those gifts.