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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kepa part deux

  2. dark91
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Why does it look like everyone over here all of a sudden owns Areola?

    Almost never saw anyone mention him before today's game 😀

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Barely anyone owns him.

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        That is my thought too but the amount of posts about him today is a bit too much

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Probably because no-one expected much but as time ticks on it becomes more interesting?

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      2.5% ownership

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Overall right? Not over here 😉

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Everyone has Areola.

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        My wife's got two

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I know

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Pain.

  3. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    What was Kepa doing there?

    And, on a side note, when did he become black?

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 16 days ago

        🙂

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The commentators always call mendy stupid for some reason

      1. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He didn’t need to come out tbf

        • BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          he was stupid there

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        BDR YC

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          BDCR YC

          1. Leonard hatred
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            OMG BDCR YC WTF?

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bobby Reid SGW

        1. STEP rOVERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          What a punt lol

      4. ivantys
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Azpi has been shocking, really need James back.

        • Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Gimme 6 Areola saves, I'll take a 4 pointer right now

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          ⚽ Team News 📰
          LEICESTER : Schmeichel, Justin, Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.
          Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Under, Ricardo, Mendy, Thomas.

          SOUTHAMPTON : McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Bednarek, Diallo, Smallbone, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Walcott, Adams.
          Subs: Forster, Long, Valery, Vokins, N'Lundulu, Ferry, Tchaptchet, Watts, Chauke.

          1. The Senate
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            VARDYYYYYYYY

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              MCCARTHYYYYYYYY

          2. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Leicester team as per the ITK.

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Sean’s never wrong

          3. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Va Va Va Vaaarrrdddyyy

            • thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              The Justin bus continues to roll on.

              Wonder what happens when Ricardo & Castagne are both fit and firing

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I really hope Leicester concede

                • Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I sold a while ago for that reason. Was a mistake

            • Says
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Silent Letters: *exist*

              Carragher: Giruude

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Oh no, an Areola CS for his... 2.5% ownership

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Season over

            • ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              LEICESTER TEAM NEWS
              Team to play Southampton: Schmeichel, Justin, Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.
              Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Under, Ricardo, Mendy, Thomas.

              SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS
              Team to play Leicester: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Bednarek, Diallo, Smallbone, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Walcott, Adams.
              Subs: Forster, Long, Valery, Vokins, N'Lundulu, Ferry, Tchaptchet, Watts, Chauke.

              1. djman102
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Vardy, Adams, and KWP all in, nice. Looking up after the inauspicious beginning with Johnstone.

              2. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Admins being generous and double-hulking for a double game week? 🙂

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Ziyech YC

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Ziyech YC

            • nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Stupid ref, had to book Decordova-Reid Reid which wasn't even a yellow and gets suspended for the next game.

            • Sir Alex Telles.
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Chelshite can't score against 10 men Fulham. Media will say nothing since fat Frank is a legend.

              1. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Agree. Way too much of an old boy's network in football.

                1. Neves say Neves
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Thisssssss

            • hullcityfan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Vardy and Barnes double up, let’s go!

            • BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Decordova Reid banned for United lol

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                His owner must be devastated.

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  decent amount bench boosted him

              2. Hattrick Harry
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                FPL luck again, wtf

            • Iceball
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              BB of Mendy Coufal Bamford Brewster doing ok with 14 and 3 to go. If Mendy holds!

            • Kaneyonero
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Justin Vardy let's gooooo

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  *Jamie 😉

              2. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Adams and KWP on my bench so double figures for both no doubt

                1. djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  On my bench, too, but I'm BBing, so I'll take that.

              3. Sir Alex Telles.
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Almost did Son to Ziyech?

              4. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                So Ricardo Perrira starts next game and Justin bench??

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  No

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Think about it.

                3. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Who knows.

                  As a Justin owner I’m concerned. Gotta assume Castagne & Ricardo are 1st choice when fully fit

              5. Dele
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Areola clean and max bonus is going to hurt.

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  It's so not

                  1. Dele
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    When you picked Johnstone over him it hurts

              6. Free Hat
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Maybe unpopular opinion:
                I dont like Ziyech as a player.

              7. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Don't recognise half the names on the Saints bench!

                Forster, Long, Valery, Vokins, N'Lundulu, Ferry, Tchaptchet, Watts, Chauke.

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  3/9 here

              8. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Werner coming on

              9. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                It's Timo Time

              10. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Reed injured

              11. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                No Zouma or James today.