Managers in Fantasy Premier League who are eyeing Chelsea defenders ahead of their Double Gameweek 19 might be overlooking some better options a short hop across west London.
In the latest FPL Pod, Fantasy expert Sam Bonfield says even as Reece James (£5.8m) is sold by managers after his latest injury, his best Double Gameweek replacements may not be team-mates such as Marc Cucurella (£5.2m) or Cesar Azpilicueta (£4.8m). Bonfield questions their chances for returns when they face Manchester City and Fulham.
Fulham also have a Double Gameweek 19, visiting Leicester City before hosting Chelsea, and their players might offer better value.
“There are plenty of options in that Chelsea defence if you do want to stay invested in them,” says Bonfield. “Their games in the Double, I am not that convinced they’re going to keep clean sheets, because they are difficult.
“I might even invest in a … cheap Fulham defender. We saw Tim Ream [£4.5m] get a goal in Gameweek 17, so there’s maybe more chance of them getting a clean sheet.”
DGW19 deadline: 16:00 GMT 2 Jan