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Pulisic returns to Chelsea starting XI as Ziyech and James named on bench

The second of four Premier League matches to take place on Saturday sees Chelsea entertain Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

Christian Pulisic makes his long-awaited first start of 2020/21, following his second-half cameo in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Hakim Ziyech also makes the Chelsea squad for the first time but, as Frank Lampard warned us yesterday, the Moroccan is only fit enough for a place on the bench.

Summer signing Edouard Mendy misses out after suffering an injury on international duty, so Kepa Arrizabalaga is recalled between the posts.

There are four changes in all for the Blues from their last Premier League game, with Andreas Christensen and Mason Mount recalled.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham make way, while Thiago Silva isn’t involved after a late return from South America in midweek.

Southampton make two changes from the side that beat West Brom 2-0 a fortnight ago, both of which are enforced.

Theo Walcott is handed his second Saints debut after his loan move from Everton, with Nathan Redmond also coming in.

The unavailable Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo miss out.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Havertz, Pulisic; Werner.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Adams, Ings.

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1,475 Comments Post a Comment
  1. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Why is Lampare so in love with Mount? Pulisic should play on the left

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      This

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Yep this

    3. Z
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Because when Ziyech is rdy, he will play right, Pulisic left and Mount will be banched

  2. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Werner, the gift that keeps giving. 😀

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes indeed, but to someone else.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        😛

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Not for the last three games.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        He is repaying all those blanks today, 25 points incoming. 🙂

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        You mean before the Chelsea attack was half fit.

  3. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Havertz stronger FPL option than Pulisic after all?

    Seems in better positions

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      So knee jerk it’s untrue. It’s Puli’s first game

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        people have taken -4's for him.

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    One more G or A for Werner needed to make up for all those blanks

  5. Weilong7
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Will bavies and Mitchell play? Adams second on bench lol.. did nth when I played him.. bench and he scored points.. sigh

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Kepa is at another level.

  6. dshv
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Kdb to who for next game ??

    Haverts maybe ?

    1. ivantys
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        See how many manu concede later

      • F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        uh, did you not know he was injured? surely if you did you kept him in the hope he'd be back next week.

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Why’d I get Pulisic sigh

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        We’re idiots

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Because you stupidly got sent off vs Spurs?

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        One game.

    3. Teriyaki 69
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Id cry if I had sold Werner, adams, Havertz and Ings.

      1. Z
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Id cry if had all these 4 for 5 gw

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        I am crying.

    4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Werner just destroys high lines

    5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Did Bavies, Podence, Werner--->Chilwell,Son,Wilson. How should I feel cuz I'm so angry rn

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Like you are overreacting?

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Werner 2goals 1 assist come on :///

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Angry.

    6. Right In The Stanchion
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        I’d delete my team if I had sold Werner before Southampton at home

        1. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Would you delete your team if I did that?

        2. Random Name
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Some people sold DCL and still haven't deleted

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Not same at all

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          So that's your advice for me is it? Seems a bit defeatist to do that.

        4. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          This guy lol

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        DAMN It boy's stop conceeding so many goals!

      • teneighty
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        I hope no one was so dumb that they took Werner out for a hit...

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          No, I was really sensible. I didn't take a hit.

          1. teneighty
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Hopefully I'll become this wise when I'm an old man. I took the hit. 🙁

        2. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Me for Kane sums up my season so far

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Kane hasn’t played yet.

            1. Jack Burton
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeah I know fingers crossed

        3. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 10 hours ago

          No. -8.

      • Random Name
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        People asking if Havertz is an option clearly haven't seen his goal...

        It was a tap in. He's not a good FPL option.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Tap ins are good for fpl. More likely to be repeated

        2. zotter
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Fact he is getting into that position says he is

        3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Nah, Havertz essential

      • bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Werner Bandwagon has taken off.

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Werner just got rid of all the casuals, giving all of his points to the smart patient ones 😉

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        At least Havertz scored. Awful GW

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Teo games in, jeez

      • Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Anyone do Werner > DCL for a hit?

      • Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Pulisic points would be lovely end to the day. No players in the other 2 games and Salah(C), DCL, Adams so far is nice

      • Ha.
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        There are too many goals in every game. Points for everyone!

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          I have no players in this game

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 10 hours ago

            What about the earlier fixture? So many goals it’s hard not to have at least some returns

        2. ivantys
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Exactly. Nobody is essential now since every team can score goals.

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          My GW1 Adams/Ings and Havert/Werner Double ups are coming into their own long after I sold them all.

        4. zotter
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Rubbish from puli

        5. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Kane -> Werner -4?

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Lol

          2. Kun Tozser
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Get both

        6. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Havertz has practically been a striker for much of this game. Very advanced.

        7. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Three GWs ago I had Werner, Havertz, Adama and Ings in my team. Sold them all.

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah I sold Havertz, Wilson and Werner on my WC gw3. Was punished instantly by Wilson. Sold Ings to Kane this week for -4 and punished instantly by Werner and Ings.

        8. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Pulisic owners lucky to get the 2 appearance points. CHO incoming soon

          1. slavkob
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Ziyech

          2. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Shush

          3. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Looks like Sterling will outscore him.

        9. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Chilwell owners not singing any more?

          1. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Not allowed to sing during this pandemic.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              7 days, 11 hours ago

              😀

              true 🙁

          2. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            3 point is a haul from defenders these days

        10. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Pulisic should be playing off the left tbf.

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Yes. Mount has been entirely ineffective

          2. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Yep, and will do in the next game most likely.

        11. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Choice was
          Mané and adams
          Son(c) and Antonio (-4)
          Not looking promising!!!!

          1. BremerHB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            I mean you didn't just do it for this one game week, did you?

          2. CBonci
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Can still come good. Long term play!

          3. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            No, you are right. Just stings a little!