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

    Chelsea's line-up v Sevilla on Tuesday will be interesting.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Ziyech and James starts surely?

      Alonso in perhaps? Puli and Abraham rounds out the forward line

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

        If Ziyech and James don't start, they would look likely to start in the league imo.

  2. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Currently sitting just above 4.5

    Already played 5. 9 pts

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      *4.5 million rank

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      4.7m tank before the gw started here. I’m on 16 from 4.

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      You might get to 7.2!

  3. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Vardy to Aguero could be on the cards! Knowing my luck I'll bring him in and they'll sell him

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Aguero changes everything. Vardy under close scrutiny this week

  4. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Aside from goals, how did Werner look? Is he worth his price ?

    1. Esalman
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Thrived in the #10 role. At the same price bracket only Jiminez might be better or equal value imo.

  5. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Haha Chelsea concede!

  6. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    LOLLLLLLLL KEPA

  7. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Southampton Goal

  8. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Lol walcott

  9. Mile Plankton
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Come on Soton! One more.

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

    3-3

  11. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Feeeeeeoooo

  12. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    THATS WHAT YOU GEY FOR BRINGING IN JAMES

    LAMPARD U FOOL

  13. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Feeoooo

  14. Tibbs
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Thanks to the few who talked me out of taking a -4 to get rid of Werner this week, appreciated!

  15. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Oh F off Recce James

  16. Mario Balofail
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Imagine that post-match interview with Werner...
    Reporter: "Your first goals in PL, how are you feeling?"
    Werner: "TIMMYYY!!!"

  17. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Cmon Havertz get the winner kid

  18. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Might stay clear of Chelsea attacking players this season. Seems like a lottery on who will be in amongst the attacking points.

  19. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Get in!!!! Amazing games today

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

      Not really

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Wally

  21. JT11fc
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    In breaking news....

    I CAPTAINED WERNER!!!!!!!

    In other news i benches Adams.....

    1. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Just woke up lol

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

      Who cares

      1. JT11fc
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        No one it seems.
        How sad

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          I’d take that and run to be fair.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      🙂 Ballsy! Congrats on Werner

      1. JT11fc
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers

  22. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Assist?

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Walcott

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Wally

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      walcott

  23. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Lampard hoping for a Pulisic goal.....

  24. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Hell yeah!

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Lol@far frank and his """"defense""""

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Yikes gonna be tough with no players in the next 2 games

  27. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    James to Chilwell only 2 point gain. Ohh

  28. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Get innnnnnnnnn

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Walcott has been a brilliant creator the last 15/20.

  30. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Kepa is something else man. Every shot on target i expect to see a goal hahahaha