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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. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    What to do with reece james?

    Worth keeping - or does he still need to go??

    Thanks

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Sold him for a hit this gw

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      See how they do in today's formation.

      If they stick with it he might see more starts.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        We won't stulick with this formation. We only play it against top teams.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          And utd?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Unfunny joke. United know how to score goals.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              Let's see how they defend.

              Got high hopes for pulisic today.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      The extra for Chilwell is worth the peace of mind IMO.

    4. Yozzer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Get rid. You are going to be risking 1 pointers every week

    5. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Got to go.

      Not worth the risk with a few good nailed 4.5 options

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        Yeah. Probably still needs to go....

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    As if

  3. F4L
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Why didn't VAR check the PVA offside? It was a legitimate goal.

    1. King Carlos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      It looked like a good goal

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        Zaha was clearly offside

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Zaha was behind PVA.

        2. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Looked the situation again. Pva was indeed offside. Zaha wasnt offside

        3. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Eh

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Var did check, it was rightly called for offside.

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        strange decision...

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Stealing this form the last post.

      Guaita is the biggest pisstake.

      Always 1 save off extra save points, and pisses away the CS in the final minutes.

      Picks up needless yellow cards.

      What a toss-pot!

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        Butland incoming?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          No he's cover because Hennessey's injured. Butland is worse.

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          looking likely

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Nope.

      2. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        yep. Owned since GW2, so tempted to ditch for Mendy soon.

      3. CAPA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        Twice in 2 weeks now. So annoying. Each time just after Sakho comes on too

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Lol, really? Sakho is awful - regardless of me owning Palace players lol.

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      What happened to Aguero?

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        his foot fell off

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        Muscular injury. Classic Aguero.

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Too much playing F1 during lockdown.

    6. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Gutted about Cairney goal, but 15 points from 2 Palace players, I can't complain

    7. ivantys
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        Pulisic oop again? How to fit both him and werner when they play the same position

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          On the left of a front 3

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Chelsea playing a 3-4-3/ 3-5-2

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              It may well be Havertz central, Werner left and Pulisic right.

              By nature the front three will be fluid though.

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 3 hours ago

                  Yup that's what I thought which means 2 oop out of the 3. Werner always prefers the left compared to up front.

          2. F4L
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Isn't Havertz just play as an inside right forward, Pulisic inside left forward and Werner up top?

            Width will be provided by the wing backs.

          3. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            They don't play in the same position though?

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              Correct

        2. villa_til_i_die
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          This season just keeps on giving!!

        3. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Rashford’s week, I can feel it.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Nah he do nuttin

          2. Jack Burton
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Hopefully only one in my ml to have him

          3. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            He’d have got a massive ovation if this was proper crowd

        4. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Odd choice starting Mata.

          I mean like him (who doesn't?) and he can be useful for United against sides parking the bus but this really doesn't seem like a Mata game.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Chelsea might sit in/play counter attack tbf

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              Yep, I think they will. Hitting on the counter with Werner's pace against Maguire.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Tuanzebe, Greenwood, VDB, Telles on bench. Ole doesn't surprise me anymore

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            If JamesR plays I will swap Grealish for him & depending on Podence performance he could be Barkly?

        5. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Cheers Cairney owe you a beer

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Let’s see if my ChillyB on the bench was a good decision??

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            oh oh..

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              Playing Lampty, Robbo, Saiss

          2. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Hope not.

        7. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Not a single good defender left if you only are relying on clean sheets

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            This.... It's pointless.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            TAA free CS for me

          3. Geriatric Unathletic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Lamptey, Robertson and Sais say hello

        8. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Chin up Mitro owners, the famous WBA at home fixture next...

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            WBA to win 3-0 and yellow for mitro then

          2. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Praying for Parker to somehow be sacked before then.

        9. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          What to do with Kun?

          Have Kane.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Sell him, was never worth the risk imo

            1. Tony Martial
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              Yes but for who!

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                What three have you got?

              2. Yozzer
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Isn't that a decision for you to make ?

              3. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Literally anyone that scores? Watch games, pick a goal scorer?

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Either hold or transfer out until form returns?

          3. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Swap to Werner

          4. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Hold definitely

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              Yeah don’t do this

          5. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            He's injured get rid

          6. King Carlos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Get rid

          7. Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            I’d see how they play midweek vs Marseille first.

            If they click you wouldn’t want to rid before a game against Sheff Utd.

          8. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Probably Werner the one to go for

        10. Del Griffith
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Well that was annoying at first losing the Mitchell CS at the death, then you see the funny side of it and laugh

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Nope. I’m still fed up. Why bother playing this game. 10 man Fulham.

          2. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Best way to deal with it. Onto the other games

          3. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Haha I’m hoping Hamez plays so I wouldn’t have been reliant on it anyway

          4. Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            It’s only 4 points at the end of the day. My captain fail will always cost me more than that.

          5. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            I'm giving up on getting CSs. So frustrated

        11. COLLIN QUANER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          I hope Fulham go into liquidation.

        12. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Guy's any idea on Why telles not in the squad?

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Not sure

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Ole likes clowning around

          3. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            And Donny on the bench and Tuanzebe no start and Mata playing ahead of Greenwood....Come on Olé FFS!!!

        13. Kannbury
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            TAA gameweek 2 my last clean sheet from a defender! Soo close today lol.

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                I had 3 a week before, not sure how that happened.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              So, Ajax are winning 0 - 12 ...

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Wow

              2. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Actually 13 now.....WTF!!

                1. King Carlos
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 hours ago

                  L. Traore's fantasy points would be 34 points! 5 goals, 3 assists...

              3. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                13

              4. DA Minnion
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                13 . It's been shown on live score.

              5. King Carlos
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Lol

            3. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 hours ago

              Havertz to finish as top scorer in this match......

              I hope

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 3 hours ago

                  He's gonna blank now, my GW is ruined

              2. Fred54
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                So Reece James is B3 for me.

                But where exactly is he playing in this line up?

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 hours ago

                  RWB

              3. HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Remember when we used to get clean sheet points?

                1. Patio Kev
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 3 hours ago

                  Leeds defenders did ok last night.

              4. JBG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Why don't you just take out Mitchell when you going to play Pva at LB? You old sack of sh..

              5. Patio Kev
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Spot the Differential managed to complete their own miserable hatrick of failures this week then.

                Struijk 0 Points
                Aguero 1 Points
                Lookman 2 Points

                Hope you all managed to take advantage.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 hours ago

                  Lookman was the unluckiest of those three.

              6. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Lost cs in last minutes:
                Gw6: Mitchell
                Gw5: Mitchell, Justin
                Gw3: Dier

                Etc

              7. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Moved out James this week and he is playing in the wingback - damn

              8. MHG
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Fed up losing my Mitchell clean sheet too.
                I'm not sure the purpose of awarding points for clean sheets after 60 mins only to snatch them away 35 mins later?

              9. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 3 hours ago

                Which looks best out of these?

                A. Brewster -> Bamford
                B. Podence -> Zaha

                Martinez Forster
                Robbo Saiss Chilwell Lamptey Mitchell
                Salah Son Rodrigez Grealish Podence
                DCL Jimenez Brewster

                1. Bam Bam Bigelow
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 hours ago

                  Zaha's fixtures look better

                  1. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 3 hours ago

                    Cheers