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Giroud benched as Willian and Pulisic start at Sheff Utd

Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) finds himself on the Chelsea bench for the Gameweek 35+ trip to Sheffield United.

That will be of huge frustration to his increasing ownership and those looking to him as a differential option.

The Frenchman had scored in each of his last two outings, both of which were starts, but will have to watch Tammy Abraham (£7.4m) lead the line from the sidelines today.

That arguably places a question mark over Giroud’s credentials for the Gameweek 36+ meeting with Norwich, which may have been on the radar for anyone considering a reshuffle of their Fantasy forward line.

Meanwhile, Willian (£7.3m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) remain reliable starters, each one positioned either side of Abraham for the trip to Sheffield United.

The 13.7%-owned Mason Mount (£6.1m) retains his place in the side, making his fifth start from a possible six since the Premier League restart.

Meanwhile, John Lundstram (£4.6m) is on the bench for Sheffield United once again, Chris Wilder opting to keep his central midfield trio the same as Gameweek 34+.

That means further starts for Oliver Norwood (£4.7m), Sander Berge (£4.7m) and Ben Osborn (£4.7m).

David McGoldrick (£5.4m) comes back into the team following a fitness test, forcing Billy Sharp (£5.3m) back onto the bench.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Osborn, Norwood, Berge, Baldock; McBurnie, McGoldrick.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, R James; Mount, Jorginho, Barkley; Pulisic, Abraham, Willian.

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1,411 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    What a time to get Willian in!!!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Same

  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    We wrote off SHU waaaay too soon

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I didnt. Triple sheffield united defence but one is Lundy and Egan on the bench

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I didn't, they had injuries!

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Willian limping

  4. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    no Foden, ffs

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      BOU > bha

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Willy limp

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ffs

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks ok landed funny

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      You hate to see it.

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I prefer it

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I’m a big Wood fan, personally

  6. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Only got 1 Man City player and he has 97% EO

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      KDB!

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Can cheer him then 🙂

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Azpi wasting Alonso assist

  8. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Since ThreeUK sponsored Chelsea they either lose conceding 3 or win by scoring 3.

    Surely should target Chelsea matches as the sponsor want 3 on the scoreboard? /s

  9. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Stevens sitter

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Thank God.

  10. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Stevens nearly with an Alberto finish 😀

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Alonso the first player to wear the same number on the front and back of his jersey?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He's gonna be jinx'd forever more as a Chelsea player

  12. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Tip: Pour onions and garlic over your veg to liven it up.

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      🙂

    2. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I really hope veg isn't a euphemism in this 'recipe'

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        No kink-shaming please

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Take a shower

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mais oui

  13. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Egan on my bench for his 2 hauls, and now Stevens 🙁

  14. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    1 pt from 3.

    Going well so far.

  15. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If SU win against Leicester, I reckon they‘lol get a C1 spot.

    That would be incredible.

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Big L to me. Played Lascelles over Stevens. :/

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      After I told you to play enda?! What an L

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I know mate! My bad!

  17. fplking14
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Triple captain Pulisic against Norwich?

    1. Mr Arsenal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Tempting but he does blow hot and cold

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Well he has just been cold, so hot it is

      2. fplking14
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        True but if antonio looked like Messi againt them surely he blows hot. Plus chelsea need to win that game they have Liverpool and Wolves after....

  18. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Very impressed by SHU. They've snuffed Chelsea's threat out almost completely.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Chelsea attack in a 235, Sheffield defend in a 532. Perfect.

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Super Sheffield.

    Brilliant performance.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Amazing

  20. campion201
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Tammy is playing horrendous... Wonder how his form dipped...

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Never been happy to own Willian and Pulisic. Let’s goooo 🙂 class tonight

    • JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      EGAN DOES IT AGAIN

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Did he score?

        1. JJeyy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I’ll take the clean sheet

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Jules Breach put Egan on the bench 3 times too.

        1. JJeyy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Egan Alonso status of never bench

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            To be fair, I sold him the night before his run started.

    • FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Happy for McGoldrick. He deserves that.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He did, agreed.

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      ML rival played BB with two Sheff Utd defenders. Odd but genius.

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hell yes.

      Love you Sheffield United.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Dont celebrate too early. Soton are no pushovers.

        We got to capitalize for once after all the opportunities we missed so far to overtake Chelsea

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah, for sure, long way to go.

          The semi-final is at a worrying time tbh. Palace just 3 days before. Wonder what Ole will prioritise... Chelsea have 5 days rest!

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            It could be mayhem for FPL. Then again, All 4 semi finalists have to make decisions.

    • Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      New season target is to stay within the top million, it's good to have goals.

    • GuillermoDickero
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Great performance by Sheffield that. Really underwhelming from Chelsea. I thought they'd win today so I went willian over Antonio.

      Here's to the inevitable Willian benching at Norwich next week haha

      1. campion201
          2 months, 8 days ago

          oh no...

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Sterling show now please , what a terrible week 11 from 4 🙁

      3. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Rival (c) KDB I’m shitting it

      4. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Any chance Hendo can flick himself into the bonuses?

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Was about to ask the same. Rainier about?

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Im happy as long as he outscored jammy Pope