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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. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Haha Fofana yc. Handed over Justin the bonus point 🙂

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

      Check again

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wtf...Justin was one point below Fofana who had 1 bonus point. Don’t know what suddenly happened !

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Werner offside goal?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      pending VAR. think he's JUUUUUUST on

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        nope. off by the sleeve

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

    Onside, will be given

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

      No

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

      Nope!

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

      Pleaaaaase

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

        Piss

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

      Unlucky owners

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

    Please be onside

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Werner Oh Werner

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Offside

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

    Armpit offside

  8. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy score yah useless lump

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

    Such a lazy mistake by werner

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

    Camera angles shocking for VAR decisions

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ffs, jammy Justin owners haul again

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

      It’s 4 pts; chill

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This

  12. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ughhhh
    Not owning Justin has been frustrating this season

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

      Yeah easily biggest mistake of the season for me

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

    Vardy off

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Feeerk

  14. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sian Massey Ellis +bps

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

      They checked it

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Stupid jammy Justin owners... ABsolutely unbelievable

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

      Causals?

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Bringing him in was decently skill. Calculated and working a treat 😉

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

        Decently?! Pure *

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

      Absolute casuals

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

        😆

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

    Lateriser late with VAR clingon points

    Think it's off

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    var pathetic

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

    Vardy DGW punt is officially classed as a FAIL

  19. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Big fat Vardy fail

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

    For the first time in his tenure, I am Lampard OUT. He is out of his depth.

  21. BeWater
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy you absolute sh1thouse. Useless git.

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      VARDY SUBBED >:(

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

      It's so easy to not be offside direct from a FK. Why do players get caught so often...

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Because it’s not so easy lol.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      The English soldado subbed

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

      Werner's right hand's pinky finger's nail makes him offside

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

      Vardy 😆

    • umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy blank confirmed

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Iheanacho on
      Vardy off

      Vardy owners spewing over DGW blank

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Tbf there’s was nothing to suggest anything other than a blank

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

      Can't wait to offload Vardy. What a letdown

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Feck of Vardy you pathetic excuse for a forward.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        😆