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Zouma suffers second successive benching as Rüdiger starts for Chelsea

Kurt Zouma‘s (£5.8m) Fantasy Premier League stock has taken another dip in Double Gameweek 19 following Chelsea’s latest team-sheet.

The centre-back has been left on the bench for a second Premier League match in a row, much to the chagrin of his 20.5% ownership.

As things stand, only three defenders are selected by more managers than Zouma but a third start in four for Antonio Rüdiger (£4.5m) alongside Thiago Silva (£5.6m) is sure to trigger a fire-sale in the build-up to Gameweek 20.

Reece James (£5.1m) returns at right-back while Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) remains the most ever-present of Chelsea’s defenders, making his 15th consecutive Premier League start.

Frank Lampard has made changes in attack too, Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) coming in for Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) after registering more attacking returns since Gameweek 15 than any other Chelsea asset (two).

Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) replaces Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) but Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) retains his place on the left-hand side of Chelsea’s front-three.

Any concerns over Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) have been assuaged for now as Brendan Rodgers selects him to lead the Leicester line.

James Maddison (£7.1m), who has as many attacking returns in his last four at the King Power Stadium as the Foxes’ talismanic forward (four), has the number 10 role again, flanked by Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) and Marc Albrighton (£5.3m).

Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) continues to wait for his first start of the campaign as James Justin (£5.0m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) staff the full-back roles once again.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Fofana, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans; H Barnes, Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, T Silva, Rüdiger, R James; Havertz, Kovacic, Mount; Pulisic, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi.

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1,435 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jdoyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Omg Justin... looked in 🙁

  2. POTATO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Thank heavens Justin misses that header

  3. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Justin misses a 200% chance

  4. William.gallant
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Robertson still worth the cost?
    Will allow Brewster to Antonio

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Justin baps took a big hit

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Justin time to see Justin non-owners celebrate that miss

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Haul either way

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Big sigh of relief...

  7. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Kova YC

  8. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    JustIn.... more like JustOut

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nailed it

  9. Granville
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Oh Justin so unlucky, he got up well and it was close.

    Or actually it was a Sunday park football miss.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Make up your mind lad LOL

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I have. It was a shocker.

  10. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Rodgers to Chelsea next.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Why would he leave a better project?

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It is obviously a bigger club with more money

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Why would he downgrade?

  11. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Kova making sure Maddison can’t shoot anymore

  12. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Justin will still get max baps.

    In all seriousness he is looking pretty essential IMO

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Essentially benched for Ricardo

    2. GROBARI
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Not for long

      • My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yep. And Insold him this week for Dias. And kept Zouma. Easy game this...

      • Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        well that miss is -3BPS

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        he's only on 1bps before 60 so i'd be suprised

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Justin only scores screamers anyway

      1. GROBARI
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Only 😀

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Abraham is so bad. Championship striker. Get him out of my club.

        1. GROBARI
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes,him and Mitrovic good strikers for championship,not for PL

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Leicester parking the bus now

        3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          James almost rewards owners patience

        4. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Albrighton goal offside

        5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Justin should have shot there

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Albrighton off

        7. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Brought in Antonio and Maddison this week because Leeds no DGW. Would have kept Klich and put in Vardy - this game is chaos 😐

          1. GROBARI
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Congrats!

            • Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              v nice one !

            • Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Lovely jubbly!

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Can someone tell chelsea they are supposed to avoid the blue jerseys when crossing?

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              It's all that training they do

          3. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Justin will get a 9 pointer lads. Relax.

          4. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Tielemans wastes a Vardy a

          5. bitars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who is top priority to get back in the team, Grealish, Maddison or Son?
            Everybody has to use five in the midfield now?

          6. GROBARI
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Fantastic save from Mendy

            • DandyDon
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Quite unlucky first time playing this Fantasy5 game. 3 of my players beat their target, Stones, Antonio and Allison. If Bellerin had been selected ahead of Soares, who of course did very well, he'd have probably done well, then i'd have only been counting on Vardy getting 6.5 points or higher in this game for a share of the money. Anyone on target still for that here?

            • Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Something from Vardy. One little assist even

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Vardy expert point dodging these last two matches.

            • Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Save point for Mendy confirmed. At least that's something.

            • Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Jamie V up there with the biggest trolls in this game. I think he’s got an almost 100% record for me in hauling when I don’t own and blanking when I get him in.

              (I know the game’s not over but I sense the inevitable!)

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Yep he does the same to me every time so don't bother with him anymore

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Well done for avoiding. Unfortunately the Kane > Vardy downgrade funded my other moves this week!

              2. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Same. Shipped him out before his City hattrick GW3.

                Also shipped Son before GW2. Was a tough start

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Has been a v rocky season!!

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Leicester are the kings of the late goals though. I wouldn't rule Vardy goal out yet.