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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. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Need Sterling to save me tomorrow

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        But will he play?

        1. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I bloody well hope so

      2. In and Out
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thiago Silva must be think what on earth am I doing here

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

          Getting paid

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

          Showing his age

      3. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Going Vardy and Dier over Antonio and Justin on WC is haunting me.

      4. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Not having a Leicester defender is hurting overall and MLs.

        Who would u lose frm these tho

        Holding/Coufal/Stones/
        Dallas/Robbo??

        And I almost always only play 3 at the back.

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

          Holding or Dallas

        2. Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          That’s a tough one.

          If you feel you must have him, probably Robbo

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

          Robbo and invest.

      5. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Disastrous DGW so far.

        Selling Vardy for a hit as he is sh1t

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

        Awful Chelsea!

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

          Agreed.

        2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          That's why I got Vardy.

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

        Why not take that on the right...?

        1. Im New Here
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Doesn't trust his right foot

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

            No right foot. Absolutely has to take that one... FFS.

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Chilwell to Justin or Mitchel?

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

          James Justin!

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

            Justin bieber

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

          Bye bye Frank

        5. BeWater
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Lampard has served up a performance of ineptitude that even Chris Wilder would be embarrassed about.

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

            That should be Justin out of the BAP race.

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

              Beautiful tackle.

          • HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Just dawned on me why I’m not great at FPL
            1. Don’t watch enough football
            2. Don’t pay attention to actual football, and spend too long on here!

            **Just looked at league table and seem West Ham are 2 points behind Liverpool and Leicester top of the league 😆

          • REDMOND IN SANDALS
              2 months, 26 days ago

              bruh how did justin not get a return tonight

              1. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                He did. A CS

              2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                He did
                CS

              3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  attacking return*

              4. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Pre season we all thought that the front 4 of Pulisic Ziyech Havertz Werner would jizz all over the opponents in the PL... What happened... Have they even started together yet?!

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

                  They bought them without a plan. Is there even a system where all four can play together to their strengths?

                2. Jon Snow
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Chelsea went for the FIFA Career Mode strat

                  1. Egg noodle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    lol

              5. BeWater
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Please drop Justin. Give us one goddam day off from this guy.

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

                    Get him in

                  2. FPL Kaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Pereira is head and shoulders a better player

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

                      Albrighton has been good, but those two could bench him.

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

                  Some people benched Justin, No BB 🙂

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

                  Urgh all Leicester attackers did great except vardy.

                  Never mind, have a rest and whack 4 in next week

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

                    Vardy goals next match...

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

                      Almost certain now...

                  2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Only 4 is an assist and booking

                  3. Il Capitano
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      4 goals with no Vardy involvement is grim

                  4. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Justin a better FPL player than I am.
                    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3995410/event/19

                    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      With that side, he’s definitely on here sometimes
                      #template

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

                        😉

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

                      He's improving too. Look at OR history

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

                        Winning in life and here 🙂

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

                      He's pretty damn good. Wasted bench boost though

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

                        yeah. on the hand he got it out of the way now.

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

                      Deplorable VC call this week, though.

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

                        Can't have it all hahaha

                  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Reece James Justin

                  6. Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Justin looks quality! why would he ever get dropped?

                  7. dansmusen
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Droped Justin and barnes on a WC to get Vardy and Soucek.

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

                    46 from 12, with 7 including captain to go (KDB C). This week just gets worse and worse 🙁

                  9. Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    How the hell is Justin nowhere near the baps?
                    He played a tidy game

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

                      Missed a sitter

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

                    I read earlier that someone sold the highest scorer in the game for a hit lol.

                    1. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      He wasn't the highest scorer in the game at the time but I did Saka and Kane to Salah and Brewster for a hit.

                  11. FPL Kaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Can't catch a damn break, I finally get a green arrow for Antonio and Coufal and then the Justin brigade put me back onto a red.

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

                      Lol

                  12. Fer Fuch's Ake
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Would be enticing having R Pereira play winger

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

                      He's pretty much a winger when he plays full back anyway.

                  13. AzzaroMax99
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Bamford to Antonio for free? My biggest mistake in this week...

                    1. Fer Fuch's Ake
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      No, Leeds have nice fixtures and would be lateral move at best

                      1. AzzaroMax99
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        What about Watkins? Antonio looking on the fire.

                        1. Fer Fuch's Ake
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          More enticing but still feels a bit short term, and knowing Antonio's injury risk it may not pay off

                  14. Ronnies
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    No money in bank.

                    Afraid James price will drop.

                    James to Stones ?

                    Cheers.

                    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      It won't drop relax

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

                    Justin on 10 more points than Vardy in the DGW. Power back 5, Stones(TC) was the way to go