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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. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Tuanzebe is very unlucky not to start after his midweek performance but it's probably the right decision given how long he's been out for.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He was very tired, OGS said before the match.

    2. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      After 10 months out his legs will be in bits, pro footballer or not. His time will come based on that performance.

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Everyone gangsta until Lasana Traore enters the chat....

  3. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Can't see this being anything other than a draw. Probably 1-1.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Should be low scoring for sure, 6 pointer for both teams

  4. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How many CSs will Liverpool get in the next 5 games, what you think? Talking about after the Sheffield game?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      2-3

  5. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What minute do we reckon Bruno will get his penalty?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Never

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lol. Good one! 😆

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Will get one on 34th and another on 76th

    3. ivantys
        1 month, 1 day ago

        0, hasn't conceded any this season

    4. faux_C
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      How on earth does Zaha have 29% ownership?

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        FPL > Transfers > Sort by Total Score > Sort by Mids.

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Fixtures

      3. djoker_nole
          1 month, 1 day ago

          same way Grealish has 27%

        • Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Early WC. He's been near the top from GW1 for mids

        • Top Mark.S
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Penalties
          Classified mid playing striker
          In form

          This should not be surprising unless you are playing last year's game.

        • Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Because 29% have bought him ?

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Cheap
          On penalties
          In form
          Nailed
          Talisman

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Yep, that's it

          2. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Just played Fulham, should have done it myself.

          3. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            On form? He was awful last week, and seems very hit or miss this season. On the upside, he seems to have a happy knack of keeping the points ticking over, but that’s partly down to pens... which he may have lost? I’m not convinced

      4. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Frank looking like The Edge from U2.

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I tried Googling U2 songs for a cheap joke but I still haven't found what I'm looking for.

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

            Could you not find One?

          2. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            That's Bad.

          3. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Brilliant

          4. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            😀

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Without the hat?

          1. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            That joke's a right Lemon!

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I'd like to class it as a prize lemon 😉

      5. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Brosstan absent today after his ridiculous childish outburst last night ?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          What did I miss?

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Had a tantrum because Bamford scored 3 and Grealish blanked. It was pathetic akin to a 5 year old child.

            1. Top Mark.S
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Nothing out of the ordinary

              1. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Kind of stuff you learn to expect from his limited capacity.

        2. Top Mark.S
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Never stopped him from showing up before

        3. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Why can’t people see that he doesn’t mean a word he says? Like Fudgy, he is just an attention seeker who would get bored and clear off if everyone ignored them.

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            He considers himself to be amusing which is concerning.

            1. beric
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Its all just so repetitive and predictable. Really weak trolling

              1. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yes he's sh1te at it too.

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I'll never be convinced that Fudgy is intentionally trolling even if he admits to it himself.

        4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He was here earlier tonight, making a fool of himself as usual

        5. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I think I might have had a similar tantrum if I’d brought in Grealish for a -4 like I’d planned. Luck on me so far as missed a deadline for first time ever and Rodriguez recovered from his injury. Wouldn’t be surprised if Jimi out scores Kane tomorrow to!

        6. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I wonder why he bothers playing this game since it's apparently 100% luck according to him. Coincidentally that's exactly what people who lose at poker -- or really any game of probabilities -- say.

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Probably so that he can come on here constantly wumming and moaning to entertain his tiny brain. The only person he makes a c0ck of is himself.

      6. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        What minute do we reckon is the best minute to canvass the guess of the Bruno penalty?

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

          I was wondering what minute you'd ask this.

      7. ace3.1415
          1 month, 1 day ago

          What happened to telles?

          1. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Ole been a bad boy, mums put him on a telle ban

        • sandman58
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Long term Grealish or Zaha??

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            both

          2. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Zaha

          3. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Zaha

          4. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Grealish will have a great run of form when Villa has a great scoring run(I think gw9-14)

          5. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I still think Grealish. He easily should have matched Zaha this week, and is more consistent. I don’t think there will be much in it though

        • djoker_nole
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Watching this after the Clasico and feels like a diff sport altogether

          • Chucky
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Those with Jorginho and Bruno should sit back and enjoy the peno show... guaranteed points and baps...

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              😎

              😛

              :peno:

              1. Chucky
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                😉

          • afcblegend
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            This is absolutely dire

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              You must be watching a better game than me

          • pemell
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Anyone knows if Agüero was subbed because of an injury?

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                1 month, 1 day ago

                yes

                1. pemell
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Thanks

                2. pemell
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Hopefully back til next fixture

              • CloudSky
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yes, hamstring.

              • Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Hamstring

              • pemell
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                Talks are he is out for some time

              • pemell
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                Okay+thanks

            2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Boring game

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Playing hide & seek with yourself?

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

                  Nah, frisbee: https://youtu.be/i9DjUs4e2gs

              2. circusmonkey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Could do with a nice 1-1, no hauls.

            3. Noah’s Ark
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Telles not in the squad?

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

              Chelsea keeping a CS today, sorry for benching you James 😀

            5. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              If Pulisic blanks today then Puli and Brewster to Zaha and Bamford seems a no brainier!

            6. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Hard to put into words how much a absolutely loathe the cretin Vicente Guaita..

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

                One rare occasion that I agree with you.

              2. Noah’s Ark
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Why?

              3. ivantys
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I'm considering Guaita to Leno or Mendy, rarely I would use a transfer on a keeper.

                • Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Happiness personified as usual.

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    We are like two drops of water slouchy 😉

                    1. Slouch87
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Drip drip drip...........

                • DandyDon
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Just put in the fulham keeper...3pts last 3 games!

                • Top Mark.S
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  And there he is

              4. Daniel - Go Granville
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                United were absolutely dominating start of the game now there is some balance.

                1. ivantys
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Hardly dominating when they had no shots

                2. King Mo
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Everything about Bruno is so annoying.

                  1. Fred54
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I can't get over the fact he looks Mir Puri,

                    (Be amazed if anyone know what I'm talking about..)

                3. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Probably been said today but Lassina Traore 5 goals and 3 assists today. Oh my!

                  1. King Mo
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Is it just me or does a player called Lassina Traore burst onto the scene every 5 years or so?

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

                      That was lucina - "the big tree"

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Wish that was a PL match.

                    5 goals, 3 assists would have been good for 34 points!

                    1. HippY
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Kane doesn't play until Monday

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

                  Ful vs CP was actually very exciting match!

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

                    OGS and Frank L can both live with draw?

                5. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Can Bruno score 300 pts this year?

                  He is at 7 ppg * 36 games = 252, if he plays 38 games its 266 and with some bonus penalties he is going for the 300 no?

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

                    1 pen per game = 190 points alone.

                    1. Das Boot
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      lol

                  2. Daniel - Go Granville
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    If he averages 8ppg * 36 games = 288 and if he plays 38 games we have 304 pts

                    1. Das Boot
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      So are you actually suggesting that if he gets 2 points one week he will bounce straight back the next week with a 16 point score?

                      Behave yersells

                      1. Das Boot
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        or 14 points even

                  3. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    It's possible

                6. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Bruno offers a great gw9 captain choice but it's just too hard to sell Son even with those fixtures... Do you agree?

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

                    Too early to comment

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Son isn't the makeweight. Easy solution. Ditch someone else.

                7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Dan James and mata as wingers or outside forwards isn’t working

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Ole at the wheel....

                    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Very surprised to see James starting

                      Ole trying to recreate the 4-0 but James just isn’t good enough

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Imagine having Poggerz on the bench and starting James & Mata 😮

                      2. Das Boot
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        I very much doubt it. United were under the cosh for a good part of that game, 4-0 Flattered them enormously

                8. AzzaroMax99
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Guaita to Martinez is a no-brainer?

                  1. Costa in Wengerland
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Yes

                    1. AzzaroMax99
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Thx.

                  2. The Littlest Robbo
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I'd be tempted with Fabianski

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      oh yea or Fab, he looks like he might be ok

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

                    No, as much as it pains me. Guaita still has decent fixtures and after the Villa show yestrday, im not convinvced Martinez is a good option either. Idk what to do so I guess I stick, or I look for an odd replacement like Lloris or Leno

                    1. AzzaroMax99
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      But he still had 6 saves.
                      3 weeks in a row Guaita can't get more than 2. Awful defending too.

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        yea idk, im worried I switch to Martinez and then in a few weeks I'll feel the same about him..
                        I doubt anyone is having much luck with keepers or defenders at the moment, it is annoying but just not convinvced by anyone at the moment to warrant switching

                        If you dont know what to do then stick, is the FPL logic I normally use

                  4. I Must Break You
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I'd use that transfer somewhere else at the moment given both have good fixtures coming up

                    1. AzzaroMax99
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I will wait few days anyway, but probably will sell Guaita if no other issues. Have Mitchel also.

                  5. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    No I hate his guts but never spend a transfer on GK. Made that mistake when I transfered out Pope after a poor run of games last season

                9. ivantys
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    James stealing Chilwell's set pieces

                    1. Fred54
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Reece James bencher here. No idea what to do with him. I only kept because there wasn't really anyone I wanted this GW.

                  • TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Rubbish game so far

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Heavy rain 😉