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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. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is now a bad time to play my wildcard?

    Martinez
    Chillwell Cresswell Dallas
    Salah KDB Son Rashford Soucek
    Vardy Bamford
    PeacockFarrell KWP Mitchell Davis

    Want the following
    Martinez
    Stones Robbo Justin Cresswell
    Bruno Son KDB
    Antonio Bamford Vardy
    PF Mount ESR Mitchell

    1. bitars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      3 in midfield?
      Would get in Grealish there for sure.

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        3 can become 5 easy enough.

        Just sold Grealish, so don't want him back. El Ghazi might offer better value

  2. The Gambler.
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Isn’t it 5 bookings = suspension?

    Bobby Decordova Reed isn’t red flagged?

    1. GROBARI
        2 months, 21 days ago

        After 19 matches they delete card,i thinks

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Cause he’s available for next GW.

        1. The Gambler.
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Suppose. Thanks

    2. GROBARI
        2 months, 21 days ago

        First time i saw chelsea player wins a header in leicetser box

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        How will the storm effect Wednesday and Thursday games?

        Imagine if wind caused a Premier league postponement.

        Which grounds have open corners?

        Fulham with scaffolding up.

        Risk to United? Probably not in London but it is right by the Thames...

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          When did a storm last stop a premier league game?

          1. The Gambler.
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Less than a year ago

        2. The Gambler.
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Wind has cancelled many EPL games

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Shattered KDB to be rest instead of fighting against the storm?

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          They call it a storm it will end up being a light breeze like Most ‘storms’ in the uk

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I want to sign Timo Werner... for Anti-FPL. He's the perfect pick. Expensive, and gets 1 point cameos!

      • Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        How is Leicester defense looking? We expect Everton to score against them?

        1. No Kane, No Gain
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 21 days ago

          There are pretty solid to be honest but it's more the fact that Chelsea are abysmal

      • No Kane, No Gain
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Rudiger is the worst defender of all time...truly useless.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Chelsea just look lazy

        1. In and Out
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Shocking

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          They know Frank's doomed

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Another CS for Justin ffs

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Benched him for Bamford.. what was I thinking

        2. BeWater
            2 months, 21 days ago

            He's a recurring nightmare that doesn't eff off.

          • Davros
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Hopefully

          • Bragazeti
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            He's been a good buy for those who stayed oyal to him

        3. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Huge congratulations to Justin owners, another clean sheet banked no doubt, well played! Lovely 6 pointer

          1. GROBARI
              2 months, 21 days ago

              First time i saw someone who is not crying in public because they sold Justin or just dont own him. Thank you bro!

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Youre a bit dim arent you?

                1. GROBARI
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    you found yourself in this comment bro. Not my problem

              2. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                owned him and sold him for Cancelo for Blank GW. SAD

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              What a horrible day. No points from Vardy and Chilwell while Justin is hauling..

            • JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Who’s looking the best Leicester option?

              1. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Justin and Mad

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Justin and Maddison.

              3. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Justin

              4. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Maddison for me

            • BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              That Justin CS has absolutely destroyed my rank. Desperately need a Chelsea goal here.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                It’ll increase top 10k average by 3 points. It’s annoying but hardy destruction

                Stones 21 points with 30% ownership was destruction.

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I own Stones so never felt that 😀 Seen my rank go down significantly with that Justin CS however

            • Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Justin is the player with most effective points against me this week (6)
              Don't see it happening, but would be nice if Chelsea wiped the CS!

            • Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Havertz is absolute Garbage

            • LewanGOALski
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Most of my ML main rivals own:
              - Schmeichel ( 1 of them )
              - Justin ( all of them)
              - Madisson ( 1 of them )
              - Barnes ( 2 of them )

              I am the only one who owns Vardy and just Vardy out of the whole LEI squad...

              😐

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Even me...

            • The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Fofana has been excellent

            • BeWater
                2 months, 21 days ago

                What minute is Vardy going off clutching his hip with his 2 pointer?

                1. DropkickMurphys
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Any minute now

                  • Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    He's going to score.... Bank IT

                    Thiago is 45 years old, he can't run with Vardy

                    Rebekha Vardy keeps Jaime in good shape. Lots of Cardio.

                2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Lampard waving the white flag

                  The German soldado is coming on

                  1. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    dont insult Soldado

                3. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Come on Chelsea ffs, ruin the annoying Justin cleanie

                4. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Timo time.

                  Clean sheet locked in.

                5. Niho992
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Timo Werner coming on. Congratz on CS Justin owners.

                6. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  LateRiser knows...

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    The real irony is that he though Antonio wouldn’t get the minutes yet that happens to Werner

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    His picks this season have really been atrocious.

                    He tipped Sterling and Auba for GW18 and now backs Werner.

                    1. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      One GW too early a lot......

                      Werner next GW then?

                    2. Captain Vantastic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Just differentiating for the sake of it now. Threw in the towel after no Salah in week 1

                    3. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Surely the Auba "tip" was just misdirection... Or did he actually get him in?

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        He wasn't on FH so didn't get him, but he was adamant that were he on FH he would've picked him.

                  3. TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    In his defence you’ve got to be different.

                    Stones this week for example is a huge swing or going Aubameyang. Great when it works out, embarrassing when not

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      You don't have to be different to the point of getting Davis and Werner for -8 (and starting Davis)

                  4. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    he proved again he is fraud

                    1. seanie3
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      how exactly? arsewipe

                7. SomeoneKnows
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Can someone remind me the implications of Southampton winning tonight? Which game gets rescheduled as a result and for which GW?

                  1. Won't sleep till after…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Saints just play Arsenal in 4th round on this weekend. Don't think any other matches move.

                  2. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Nothing gets rescheduled unless they get through to the 6th Round.

                  3. djman102
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Doesn't change anything except to kill the .01% chance of Leeds-Southamption going back into GW19.

                    If Arsenal beat Southampton next round, that game could go into GW23, but still not guaranteed.

                8. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Timo haul for us owners, 2 whole points in a dgw!

                9. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Chels certainly miss Kante eh

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Kante hasn't been that good this season either. Doubt we'd do much better with him.

                    1. Danno - Emre Canada
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Hmm yeah but he does allow the more creative to push on a bit and cover the defence as in the Fulham game

                  2. @fpl_phenom
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    you misspelled Conte

                10. TomSaints
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Such a shocking week. No goals from 7 players...

                  Just one vardy goal, come on

                  1. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Damn.

                11. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Ziyech and Timo on
                  CHO and havertz off

                12. Camino Aleatorio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Chelsea begging for a counter attack goal.

                  Old Thiago is way up field.

                13. MessiGOAT
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Resisted the Werner and Vardy traps....went straight into the Cavani trap however !

                  1. @fpl_phenom
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Hopefully starts v fulham

                    1. MessiGOAT
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      I wish