Best Chelsea picks in FPL

We take a look at the best Chelsea picks in FPL. With the help of the Fantasy Football Scout members area, we utilise its fixture ticker and underlying stats to determine which Newcastle players FPL managers should be targeting.

Looking at the best Chelsea picks in FPL could be really beneficial to FPL managers as we approach an exciting double Gameweek. Overviewing both their defensive and offensive options and finding out which players are worth selecting.


As we can see Chelsea sit around mid-table on the fixture ticker from now until the end of the season. We can also see that Chelsea face Everton in Gameweek 28 then immediately have a double Gameweek straight after that.

The Chelsea attack

This season Chelsea rank around mid-table for the majority of the key offensive data points. They have at times struggled to find rhythm but with a settled formation and key players returning from injury could that be changing?

More recently in the last six Gameweeks amongst all teams Chelsea maintain their mid-table positioning for key attacking data points. Interestingly, since Chelsea returned to their back three formation they rank amongst the best eight teams for goals scored, attempts on goal, shots in the box, big chances created and shots on target.

The best Chelsea attackers

Starting the last five matches for Chelsea in all competitions is Kai Havertz (£7.5m). The German international ranks amongst the best 15 players in the league for non penalty expected goal involvement (2.99) in the last six whilst also edging his offensive teammates in the same category. Havertz is the focal point to the Chelsea attack and also takes his teams penalties. Because of this he is the standout option in the Blues frontline.

The second best Chelsea attacker could be Joao Felix (£7.6m) who looks nailed in the Chelsea offensive line. The striker also ranks as their second highest player in terms of non penalty expected goal involvement in the last six Gameweeks (2.18).

The Chelsea defence

This season Chelsea rank amongst the best five teams for goal conceded (26) and shots in the box conceded (189) whilst also remaining in the best eight teams for other key offensive data points. This suggests the Blues are fully capable at the back.

More recently in the last six matches they rank amongst the best four teams for goals conceded (five), shots in the box conceded (38) and big chances conceded (six). This reinforces the fact that Chelsea are improving.

The best Chelsea defensive players

The safest option in terms of minutes is Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Spaniard comes in at just £4.7m in FPL and at that price could be very difficult to ignore. Kepa has managed eight clean sheets from his 18 matches so far.

The next best option is Ben Chilwell (£5.9m). The wing-back has been directly involved in four of Chelsea’s last six goals whilst also picking up three clean sheets in the same period. Chilwell is injury prone but his points ceiling could be absolutely huge in comparison to his teammate Kepa.

The third best option could well be right wing-back Reece James (£5.8m). If fully fit, he is without a doubt the best option at the back. James managed a massive 14 goal contributions last campaign. He missed the last game due to illness but like his opposite wing-back Chilwell, is also injury prone.

The best three Chelsea options

Chelsea have proved to be more capable defensively than offensively. Because if this the double up of Kepa and Chilwell feels straight forward. Adding to the defensive duo we head into the frontline. Havertz has been impressive lately and the fact he leads the line and takes penalties means he is the obvious third choice.

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