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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. Dele
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    This Leicester clean is giving me a red arrow, come on Chelsea!

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

    So incredibly tired of owning this overrated chav..

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Sell him?

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

    I do not see Chelsea scoring with the two donkeys Abraham and Werner up front. How far Chelsea football club has fallen with these two up front.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      They’ve not got the ball to them. There’s much bigger problems than those 2

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

        Agree; it’s Central MF where we lose matches

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

          Everyone loves kovavic but I think he's pretty average at best and kante has been rubbish this season

        2. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          It's in the dugout where Chelsea lose matches.

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

      It's the ignoramus on the touchline who's your problem

  4. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    You’d think if it’s not working Lampard would change it. Just doing the same thing all half and not had a shot on goal

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy has lost pace

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Probably needs a rest

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

    Justin to Pereira now or will Justin be nailed?

  7. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    This LEI team need attention with the upcoming fixtures and Ndidi & Pereira are back ... ohh top of the league

  8. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    VARDY SHOOTTTTTTTT

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

    Vardy feeling sorry for Chelsea here...

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

    So who replaces Lampard?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Rodgers

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Avram Grant

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        😆

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

      Hiddink until end of season for old times sake

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hiddink?

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

      that interim manager they always have on stand by .... cant think of his name

    6. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      JT.

    7. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      FSW

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

    Chelsea ain't going to score are they? 🙁

    Well done Justin owners

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Are you suprised? They barely scored against 10 men fulham

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

    Fofana might be the first £100m defender in a couple of years.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      LIV will capture him to play alongside VVD

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

    Chelsea out on their feet here. Weird.

  14. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Gained 60k after the West Ham game
    Down 30k after this result. Justin has really stopped me from making huge ground this week. Hopefully Chelsea get a consolation to ruin that CS. Anyone bar Chilwell would do.

  15. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Only watched the second half, but this Chelsea performance screams unsettled starting eleven. No idea what they’re doing in the final third.

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

      Could see this at least 5 matches ago. We look awful.

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

        Better with Ziyech on

  16. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Ayoze out of breath, already? Lol.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      He ought to be sold - we don't need him.

  17. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Linesman: flags for a foul by Chelsea.

    Martin Tyler: OFFSIDE

  18. fusen
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Abraham looks like he is absolutely fuming every time he asks James to feed him the ball and James ends up passing it backwards up the pitch.

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

    Ffs vardy, useless oik

  20. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    C’mon Justin take away that bonus point off Fofana !

  21. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Best vardy replacement?

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

    Justin going to get BAPS...CAMOON James

  23. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Fofana booking may earn Justin 1 BAP

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Justin still out of the bonus system

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

    Massive fan of Frank and he is a legend at the club but think he needs to go. The job was above his ability

  25. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    OK guys, who has gone over the century tonight?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Tomorrow

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      barely scraped a half tonight

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

      Me 🙂

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

        Well done bud. My ML leader has 35 points with 5 to go

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Smashed 50! 51(-4)

  26. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Late Vardy pen and a messy fumbled Rudiger last minute goal needed!!

  27. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Chelshite better score.

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

    Timo goal offside

  29. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Werner Goal , Offside

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

    Ziyech A
    Werner G

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

      No