This series will see 101 explore the three best picks for your Fantasy Premier League side from all 20 Premier League clubs ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. Make sure to check back to the site every day for more FPL tips and updates across the forthcoming season.
This article will see us focus on Chelsea.
The Blues had a mixed 2021/22 campaign, that was marred by injuries to some key players.
And whilst they have lost some top stars in the last month, Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel are still a force to be reckoned with.
With this in mind, 101 have taken a look at the best Chelsea players for your FPL team.
Reece James, defender (6.0m)
As mentioned above, Chelsea’s season last time out derailed, in part, due to injuries to some key players, one of which was Reece James.
However, James should be fit for the start of the 2022/23 campaign, and if he is able to replicate his form from the beginning of last season, he is an excellent pick and perhaps a cheaper alternative to someone like Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.5m).
Despite only featuring in 26 league games last term, James was able to net five goals and provide a very impressive nine assists for the west Londoners. Combine this with Chelsea’s impressive defence, and James could be a real asset in the upcoming campaign.
Mason Mount, midfielder (8.0m)
Mason Mount at 8.0m could be a serious bargain on FPL this year. Despite spending big on Romelu Lukaku last summer, Chelsea looked to Mount to provide a lot of their goals last season.
The midfielder did not disappoint, scoring 11 and assisting 10 in 32 league outings.
And with Lukaku back at Inter Milan and Chelsea having signed no new attacker as of yet, it is expected that Mount will once again be one of the Pensioners' most prolific players in 2022/23.
Edouard Mendy, goalkeeper (5.0m)
A lot of FPL players choose to spend just 4.5m on their goalkeeper, and there are some decent choices out there.
However, if you want a more consistent clean sheet return whilst still not spending that much, Mendy is your man.
The Senegalese star remains Chelsea’s no.1 and, despite the Blues missing some key defenders for large parts of last season, he still kept 14 clean sheets – a record only bettered by three other keepers, all of whom are priced higher than Mendy.
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