2pm team news: Cucurella and Gallagher start

Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) continues on Sunday with Leeds United v Chelsea and West Ham United v Brighton and Hove Albion.

Both matches kick-off at 14:00 BST.

Thomas Tuchel makes one change from last weeks 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, as Conor Gallagher comes into midfield for N’Golo Kante, who misses out as expected with a hamstring injury.

That suggests Reece James will once again feature as a right-sided centre-back, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marc Cucurella preferred in the wing-back roles.

For the hosts, they also make one enforced change, as Patrick Bamford fails to make the starting XI after coming off injured in Gameweek 2.

Daniel James starts instead, with Rodrigo – the second-most bought player for Gameweek 3 – pushed forward in attack.

At the London Stadium, Thilo Kehrer makes his Premier League debut for West Ham with Ben Johnson dropping to the bench.

“He has good experience, is versatile and has played at a high level with Germany and PSG so he will bring a lot to us and we’re looking forward to working with him. He’s played predominately for the national team at left-back and centre-back for PSG last season, so we feel we have a really good acquisition for the squad. He will be able to add to us in a number of areas.” – West Ham assistant manager Billy McKinlay on Thilo Kehrer

The visitors, meanwhile, are unchanged after making an unbeaten start to the season, with Pascal Gross and Adam Lallana tucking in behind Danny Welbeck in Graham Potter’s 3-4-2-1 formation.


Leeds United XI: Meslier, Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk, Roca, Adams, Aaronson, Harrison, James, Rodrigo

Subs: Klaesson, Hjelde, Drameh, Klich, Forshaw, Greenwood, Summerville, Sinisterra, Gelhardt

Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Silva, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Jorginho, Cucurella, Mount, Sterling, Havertz

Subs: Kepa, Ampadu, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Chilwell, Chukwuemeka, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Ziyech

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Kehrer, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio

Subs: Areola, Johnson, Scamacca, Lanzini, Downes, Cornet, Ogbonna, Coventry, Ashby

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Webster, March, Mac Allister, Caicedo, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Welbeck

Subs: Steele, Lamptey, Colwill, Mwepu, Maupay, Alzate, Undav, Mitoma, Tenorio