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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. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Justin, the only player surviving from my gw1 team

    1. Davros
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Same here

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Kane only one form mine. Though worth noting I aptly sold him before the hauls

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Time to sell Vardy or hold with (eve, LEE, ful) coming up?

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Time to sell

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I’m holding, might also add Barnes to my side. But Vardy will be gone in 3-4GWs

    3. BeWater
        2 months, 23 days ago

        They impulse to rage transfer him out is pretty strong right now but think I may hold him.

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He’s getting chances that’s the main thing

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Dallas to Justin for free?

      Justin will definitely get dropped if I do it

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Do it then.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Dallas is nailed and has a double coming doesn't he

    5. krishgorwani
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I’m getting nothing from this gameweek, horrible to watch nowadays

      Mendy
      Coufal cancelo Dallas
      Grealish kdb (c) salah Bruno soucek
      Bamford vardy

      🙁

      Mini league ownership percentage Antonio 50 % Justin 50 % stones 45% and every other player that’s done well, people have scored 100 in my mini league while i am on 50

      I had two options
      A) vardy kdb cancelo for Kane son robbo -8 with 0 in bank

      Or

      B) Antonio kdb cancelo for Kane son taylor with 1.5 mil in bank

      I went with A to max out my value on the field and it’s punished me like crazy, guess I should just give up now

    6. BeWater
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I'm on 56 points with 7 games left. 37 of those points are off Coufal and Antonio. Absolute shocker!

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          65 with 7 to play. My team hasn't scored a goal yet.

        2. BeWater
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I can't even count I'm so hacked off. 30 from Antonio and Coufal.

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          With Pereira coming back and Justin and Castagne in form how do you see Rodgers solving this? Find a way to play all 3 ?

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Perreira RW or Justin RCB in a back three.

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            He did today, Pereira replaces albrighton

          3. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            The only way I see it is if he comes in for Albrighton

          4. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Justin has been too good for them this season to get dropped so unceremoniously.

        4. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          112 points and still 10 left! This gw will live long in the memory

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Congrats. Who's your captain?

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Cheers, they don't come around often that's for sure. Kdb is cap, could get 150+ if he goes crazy but his goal threat hasn't been that good this season bar penalties so I'll take an assist and a couple of bonus again

          2. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Well done. 94 with 6 left. Looking for another triple digit score this season

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Cheers, my name would be party time too if I'd already had a triple digit 😛

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Hahaha 😆

                Ouch

          3. @fpl_phenom
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            savage! congrats mate

        5. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          54 (-4) with 7 to go. Very disappointed...

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          This game week is just pure continuous pain. Owning Vardy and Chilwell and they get outscored by bloody Justin.

          On BB and wont even crack 100 points with 13 DGW players. Absolutely season ending... spewing

          1. Lord.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Well you were right about 150 points being a par score for the BB this week, so there’s that ...

        7. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Would you do
          a) zouma/bellerin to Diaz/holding
          b) ziyech to saka
          both for a hit

        8. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Who to bench:

          1. Coufal (cry)
          2. Soucek (cry)
          3. Raphinha (new)

        9. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          'Justin is a good pick until Ricardo is back in GW 5, should be fine though because Ferguson will also be back by GW 5 so just put him in as your 5th defender'

        10. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          My bench for next GW: Johnstone, Bamford/Gundogan, Bednarek, Dallas

          Worth offloading one of these for a cheapo now that the BB week is over?