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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. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is that a barnes assist? 😆

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bye bye Frank

  3. ivantys
      1 month, 8 days ago

      That was a jammy barnes assist, he was shooting.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Surely that can't be an assist lol not even close to one

        1. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Evans should get the assist!

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not sure if Maddi or Barnes assist, should be neither

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Why did you think it could be Maddi?

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      lmao. First time on his left foot from outside the area. Gotta be kidding me.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Likes scoring against Chelsea...

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Barnes really is world class, no look sliced assist wow

    • Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Barnes with the most random assist this season 😀

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Barnes with the flukiest assist ever

    • GROBARI
        1 month, 8 days ago

        This goona be long night for Chelsea nd Lamps

        1. GROBARI
            1 month, 8 days ago

            And*

            1. Tcheco
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Andidi

        2. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Vardy party incoming

        3. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That 1 Ndidi owner must be thrilled, down in 4.6mill ish rank area.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            You might laugh - but he's bloody good player.

            1. rick ding whoop
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Maddison is passing the eye test

        4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ultimate jam Barnes assist there

          1. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Quality player in the 80s

        5. Saka_me_sideways
            1 month, 8 days ago

            That sums Barnes up

          • My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Zouma would've prevented that

            1. Kurt Zouma
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I definitely would have

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Wait for Vardy goal, then get on after 35 mins

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Wow, should say 25min LOL! Drinks getting to me

          • NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            That's cool. Chelsea CS gone.

            Now, please Rudiger scores and the game end 1-1.

          • mojoindojo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Jammiest assist there

          • That Posh Bloke
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Who should I play next gw?

            A) Justin
            B) Coufal
            C) Soucek

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Tough one. Soucek

            2. ‘Tis the Season
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Justin all Day

          • DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Perfect scorer

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Ever since I removed Barnes he's been hauling so much

          • My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Party time with Chelsea chasing! I wish...

          • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Mendy is such a clown man

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              He’s been questionable recently but that’s not on him.

          • GROBARI
              1 month, 8 days ago

              NDIDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

              -no one ever

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              You can’t teach what Barnes just did, what a pass.

            • umerlfc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Should this be a Barnes FPL assist?

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yes

            • Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Na you can't be giving that as an assist in real or FPL

              1. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I thought it would go to Albrighton

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  In a fair world it would

            • dansmusen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Got rid of barnes on a WC this GW...oh well still on a monster score but a really wasted that WC it feels like now

            • Sid1891
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              A
              Reassess after 90mins

            • nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              LOL Lampard, that's what you get for shafting Zouma.
              See you at the backroom staff with Rooney at Derby County.

            • 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              It's all set for Vardy brace on counter now
              Cmon Jamie

              1. JBG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Leg brace?

              2. Podge
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Nah 6-1 Chelsea now

            • Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Need one of Barnes or Maddison in my team, definitely