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Mbeumo returns to Brentford XI as Azpilicueta is benched again

Brentford v Norwich City, Chelsea v Burnley and Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers are the trio of Premier League matches kicking off at 3pm GMT today.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) interest mainly focuses on the hosts’ front two at the Brentford Community Stadium and the Blues’ backline at Stamford Bridge.

Cesar Azpilicueta is benched for the third straight Gameweek in west London, with well-owned Fantasy assets Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Antonio Rudiger all retaining their places from Gameweek 10.

Thomas Tuchel’s tinkering is kept to a minimum, with Ross Barkley – in for his first Premier League start for Chelsea since 2019/20 – replacing Hakim Ziyech in the Blues head coach’s only change.

Mason Mount is only on the bench after recent wisdom teeth problems led to an infection.

Burnley are unchanged from their 3-1 win over Brentford, with the in-form Maxwel Cornet again supporting Chris Wood in attack.

Across west London, Bryan Mbeumo is back alongside Ivan Toney in the Bees’ attack after his fitness-related benching last weekend. Marcus Forss makes way.

Vitaly Janelt also comes in for Frank Onyeka as Thomas Frank makes two changes from that Gameweek 10 loss at Turf Moor.

As for the visitors, Ben Gibson, Pierre Lees-Melou and Brandon Williams replace the injured Grant Hanley, the ill Ozan Kabak and the benched Josh Sargent.

There’s only one starting XI alteration across both sides at Selhurst Park, as Patrick Vieira swaps Jordan Ayew for Christian Benteke for Crystal Palace’s clash with an unchanged Wolverhampton Wanderers.

GAMEWEEK 11 LINE-UPS

Brentford XI: Fernandez, Jorgensen, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney.

Subs: Thompson, Goode, Forss, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Bidstrup, Roerslev, Stevens, Cox.

Norwich XI: Krul, Aarons, Gibson, Omobamidele, Williams, Dowell, Normann, Lees-Melou, McLean, Rashica, Pukki.

Subs: Rupp, Gilmour, Placheta, Tzolis, Sorensen, Sargent, Gunn, Giannoulis, Idah.


Chelsea XI: Mendy, Rudiger, Christensen, Silva, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz.

Subs: Kepa, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Saul, Mount, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

Burnley XI: Pope, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Lowton, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Cornet, Wood.

Subs: Hennessey, Cork, Barnes, Roberts, Rodriguez, Collins, Pieters, Vydra, Long.


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyate, McArthur, Zaha, Benteke, Edouard

Subs: Butland, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Olise, Ayew, Schlupp, Clyne, Kelly, Riedewald.

Wolves XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Ait-Nouri, Trincao, Hwang, Jimenez

Subs: Moulden, Ruddy, Hoever, Podence, Boly, Silva, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle.


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1,246 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    That was really ugly from BRE.

  2. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Hames still gets three baps - happy days 🙂

  3. G B
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    When possession football is done right, it is so devastating. Your opponent's get wrecked both physically and psychologically. How can you score if you can't get the ball?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Counter

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      give Cancelo pens Pep

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Win a throw in, get Delap to chuck it into the box, goal

  4. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Toney to Callum Wilson?
    New have Brentford ,northwich ,Burnley in next 4

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Thinking the same either Toney out now to Wilson or Mbeumo to Gallagher

      1. Gizzachance
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Like the Gallagher move to
        Mine would be saka to him
        Want Toney out now, had him from start, only did something week I took him out v pool!
        Brought him back in w/c, still nothing

  5. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Have price changes ever been as ridiculous as this season, Toney rose 4 times over the last few weeks despite nothing but blanks and I've just noticed Kane rose last night after having the most shocking season of his life so far!?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      2020 has f*cked peoples' minds.

    2. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      FPL seems to have entered the stratosphere this season and everyone is basing their moves on what these new 'influencers' on youtube and twitter are telling them. Never seen such group think before.

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Loads of fpl content providers on the internet can have that effect

    4. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      too many sheeps about

    5. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Think it’s because they both dropped already - so rising back up to original is easier than going up and over.

      Pretty funny people keep buying Toney waiting for the big game to come

    6. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      The Kane Gang surely expecting the closest thing to heaven....

      https://youtu.be/q_qTPj-pDmQ

  6. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    salah permacaptain and only 1 premium is leading to the very strong benches and accordingly loads of bench points,probably the most ever...

  7. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Zaha lost 2 bonus at the end ffs

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Livramento lost 2 bps by getting fouled and idiot ref not giving it

  8. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Thinking I can keep Havertz and just sort one of Mbeumo and Toney?

    Thoughts on Wilson as Toney replacement? Or just Mbeumo to Gallagher and bench Toney next week?

  9. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Advice please
    A. Cornet
    B. Gallagher
    I haven't seen any of them play that much, who looks more threatening in front of goals? Need to get a replacement for Mount

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      keep mount

      1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Will he start most games when fully fit?

    2. Gubby-Allen
        2 months, 13 days ago

        All 3 are good picks, none will let you down that often.

    3. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wonder if Brentford make the Scout Team next gameweek?

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Brentford triple up and Mbeumo TC?

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        With my eternally pessimistic view of Newcastle, probably.

    4. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      FPL has been tricky this year, what if WHU successfully navigates the lead into Xmas and totally set up for avoiding the “down with the Xmas lights” with a nice run after GW 15 - makes me want to ship Dias for Cresswell and eyes on Bowen

    5. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      People seriously selling Toney before he plays against the divisions bottom team and the one that sold him?!

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He didn't do shite against the team that was bottom this week. What's your point?

        1. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          My point is that he has a good chance of a return in his next game, will be very motivated/get chances to do so both in relation to who he's playing and the rollicking they will get for today's showing and people can use their transfer to maximize their points with another transfer.

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            He should be very motivated for every game, not just the 2 he scored goals in.

            1. Bartowski
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Its an added incentive, that's all I'm saying. See King against Everton for example.

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Ah here. Ivan Toney is a good striker at least! Needs to get a jammy goal, deflected off his knee to get back on the goal trail. But needs it soon.

      2. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah. Regardless of everything, gotta give him next week imo. Then off he pops regardless of what he does in GW12.

      3. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        lol, already forgot about Nor game today?

        1. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          That's not how anything works or do you think Brentford will lose all of their games now?!

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            See his stats from today, something is not right about them now

            1. Bartowski
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              It's still one game.

            2. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Possibly peaked too early in the season but keeper change hasn't helped them either. Confidence is low.

    6. No Need
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      The goat played 3 Bees today so even the best cant get it right every time

    7. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      If Muembo's goal hadn't been marginally offside we'd be having a different conversation... Offensively they weren't completely awful, just not good.

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I’d rather keep Mbeumo just it is hard as good replacements for Toney, tough call

        1. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I agree - finding a decent cheap striker is near impossible, whilst theres a few midfield options

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            With Toney and similar price options - I’m either going to Wilson now or downgrading to Hwang before GW13

      2. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Understand what you mean, but then again, if my aunt had bollocks, she'd be my uncle, you know.

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          She'd be your transaunt...

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This is FFS

        Where people think patience is something you find in a doctor's waiting room, performances are irrelevant and results - in all their horrifically variance-influenced glory - are all that matter (particularly this week's results)

    8. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Need to get Cancelo in!!! Early thoughts of what I should, advice welcomed!!

      A- Raphinha to Gallagher or Toney to Hwang to enable Rudiger to Cancelo(have Chilwell)
      Or
      B- Toney to 4.4 or Raphinha to 4.4 and move White to Cancelo

      Cheers everyone!!

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        A with Hwang

    9. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Trossard!

    10. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Would you rather have:

      a) 16pts for captain, in the bag
      b) Salah (c) to come, vs WHU (2nd best defence at home)

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        easily a) given everyone has Salah as captain anyway

    11. Randaxus
        2 months, 13 days ago

        My goalkeeper has a red card, what a week.

      • 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Again, trossard or Cornet?