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Werner central again as Lampard selects back-three for Chelsea

Timo Werner‘s (£9.3m) double-figure haul in Gameweek 5 has earned him a second successive Premier League start as Chelsea’s centre-forward.

The German international spearheads a front-three once again, this time as they travel to face Manchester United, who have conceded nine goals in two matches at Old Trafford this season.

Frank Lampard has gone with Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) and Kai Havertz (£8.4m) either side of Werner, which means Mason Mount (£6.9m) finds himself on the bench.

After two successive benchings, Reece James (£5.0m) is back in the team, operating as a right wing-back in what looks to be a 3-4-3 formation.

Ben Chilwell (£5.7m) keeps his place in the team to fulfil the according left-sided role, while Kurt Zouma (£5.0m), Thiago Silva (£5.5m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) staff the back-three.

Fresh from a week on the front pages, as well as the back, Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) starts up-front again for Manchester United, with Anthony Martial (£8.8m) serving the second of his three-match suspension.

Daniel James (£6.3m) and Juan Mata (£5.9m) provide the width either side of Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) in attacking midfield while Paul Pogba (£7.8m), Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) and Edinson Cavani are the options on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s bench.

Despite a promising midweek performance, Axel Tuanzebe (£4.5m) is among the substitutes, Harry Maguire (£5.4m) and Victor Lindelöf (£4.9m) the preferred options at centre-back.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay; D James, B Fernandes, Mata; Rashford.

Chelsea XI (3-4-3): E Mendy; Zouma, T Silva, Azpilicueta; Chilwell, Kanté, Jorginho, R James; Pulisic, Werner, Havertz.

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1,041 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    10 points from 3 players, bragging rights

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Show off

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Amateur, 10 points from 4 here including captain and a hit.

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    No BPS for Chillwell nice

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Roberyyyyy

  3. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Guess I should be pretty pleased with that if I have no CHE or MU players.

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is silva nailed in that Chelsea defence ?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He gave a masterclass!

  5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    James' 6 points staring at me from the bench. Still keeping and playing for one more week.

  6. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Robertson assist TAA blank just to wind up TAA owners further.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Possible, as I transferred him in this GW

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

    Trent goal and assist inbound.

    For what we are about to receive....