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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. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Vardy wants the goal disallowed so he can score a pen 😆

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    USELESS VARDY GTFO

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That's a casual comment when his team mates do the business

  3. Il Capitano
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Feel free to join in whenever you like Vardy

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        😆

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Reece James awful, again...

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        My 50/50 decision to get him instead of James on a WC has been catastrophic ... let comparison tool overrule my head.

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No involvement from Vardy... useless!

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He and Jonny Evans both ducked so the goal could be scored; bps for that?

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          😆

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lampard sacked in the morning

      1. Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Won’t be long. This team is clueless

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wow what was that...

      Both goals come off mis-plays

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Vardy not even involved in the celebrations ffs

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      my word Maddi is flying
      No more a secret

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Vardy wtf

    • Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Time to sell Chilwell?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Do like Leicester did.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Touche'

      2. Blzbobuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He is looking better than zouma!

    • skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Come on, one more Maddison(C)

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You didn’t...

        1. skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Of course I did

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cheeky!

      2. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That's a brilliant call pal. Well done you. I'm just happy to have him!!

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      James is like Trent cannot defend

      1. Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He cant do a s*it

    • C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If Lampard gets the sack, who would you like to be the next Chelsea manager?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Avram Grant

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Uncle Carlo

        1. C_Manan
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Leave a top table team to manage a mid table one?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Roman will just buy Everton and fire him to make it work

            1. C_Manan
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Buy the refs and VAR instead ..like United and Liverpool do?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Probs better value for money..

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Drogba!

      4. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hiddink incoming

      5. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who would I like? Tim Sherwood but unfortunately it'll probably be Tuchel.

        1. C_Manan
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I had the same name in mind...or Allegri if available

      6. C_Manan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Conte was great btw...why did they sack him?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Maddison starting over Grealish for England?

      I’d favour Grealish as a player but not sure Southgate is a fan of antics.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Has Maddison even got a start or so? Doesn't seem favoured.

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Shocking defending from us. At least this means Rudiger isn't starting again anytime soon.

    • REDMOND IN SANDALS
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Comical defending

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Maddison is a trap 😉

        1. tuturututu
            1 month, 10 days ago

            3 games 3 goals since I got him

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              This

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Looks healthy again...

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ref was about to give a penalty there before maddison scored....

        3. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Vardy has been useless this game so far

        4. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Too early to start Rodgers to chelsea rumours?

        5. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Zouma the key

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Worst of all... jammy Justin owners are getting another jammy CS...

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            45 minutes left.

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            😀

          3. GROBARI
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Bro,pls leave this page. If you are going only to speak jAmMy (name) oWnErS every time,that your problem to not have them. Shut up for once

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Im already on the next page

                1. GROBARI
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Nice,have a great time there you casual

            • HD7
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Boughty Maddy before Newcastle Game... he scores 3 goals after this. I really feel catching the wave. Small percentage of owners

              1. The Point About It Is
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                congrats

            • BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Got to hope for a Chelsea goal now. Big 2nd half from us needed.

            • diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Time for Timo Wiener

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Justin owner?

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Yep

              2. Africa United
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I can't understand how he doesn't start as no9 really weird from lampard especially he had his rest

            • BeWater
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Vardy barely outscoring Brewster since I got him.

              • Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Hope Chelsea get a consolation goal after Vardy's second half hattrick

              • Africa United
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Well done Barnes/Maddison /Leicester defence owners well deserved .. Vardy bit unlucky so far tho

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Just noticed Mount starting again, guy is nailed as

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Nailed to be shite and one of the reasons Chelsea are constantly losing

                  1. tuturututu
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Agree here

                  2. Africa United
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Lampard likes him