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Benched Werner comes in for Pulisic following warm-up injury at Burnley

Timo Werner (£9.3m) was initially the latest victim of Frank Lampard Roulette as the Chelsea manager makes six changes from the side that won 4-0 at Krasnodar midweek.

The former RB Leipzig forward played 90 minutes in Russia, finally getting his hands on a penalty and assisting for good measure – but Lampard followed through on his ominous concerns about a “tired group”.

Fresh from the conversion of a Champions League spot-kick, Werner owners had been patiently waiting for Jorginho (£5.3m) to miss a first game since Gameweek 3, so that he could take one in Fantasy Premier League. It just so happens that he joins the Italian on the bench today.

However, there was drama even before kick-off at Turf Moor as Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) picked up an injury in the warm-up – Werner chosen to replace him in the starting line-up.

Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) originally came in for the German international as the apex of Chelsea’s front-three at Turf Moor, Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m), making his first Premier League start for the club. It seems likely that Werner will occupy the left-winger role with Abraham staying in the middle.

Mason Mount (£6.8m) is back for only his second start since Gameweek 4, joined in central midfield by Kai Havertz (£8.4m) and N’Golo Kanté (£4.9m).

For all the concern about which Chelsea defenders would start, that area of the team has provided little in the way of frustration, especially in comparison to the Werner benching.

In fact, the three most popular Blues defenders all start at Burnley today.

Signed by more managers for Gameweek 7 than any other player, Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) is at left-back once again, Reece James (£5.0m) is on the right, while Kurt Zouma (£5.1m) keeps his place in the middle where he is joined by Thiago Silva (£5.5m).

Interest in Burnley assets is mostly budgetary, with 7.5% currently in possession of non-playing defender Jimmy Dunne (£4.1m) and central midfielder Dale Stephens (£4.4m).

Nick Pope (£5.4m) is still the most fashionable Claret, owned by 11.2%, his backers hoping he can make a slew of saves today.

Burnley XI: Pope; C Taylor, Tarkowski, K Long, Lowton; McNeil, D Stephens, Westwood, Brownhill; Wood, A Barnes.

Chelsea XI: E Mendy; Chilwell, Zouma, T Silva, R James; Havertz, Kanté, Mount; Pulisic, Abraham, Ziyech.

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1,185 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    202 version of milijoveic on

  2. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    What to do with Havertz?

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hope he scores next week is my plan.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Got rid this week. Recommend you do the same. Playing too deep.

    3. The Head-Ake
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I would try to get Ziyech in

  3. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    So glad I dropped James...

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Why?

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Sarcasm

      2. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Sorry, should have emphasised the sarcasm! Dropped him before last week for Reguilon. Raging. Unless of course himself does sometning

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    As if Werner has scored man

  5. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Jimmy > Werner for free? Or keep Jimmy for another week?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I would do Jimmy > Martial. Think that is a really potent differential about to come alive.

      1. djoker_nole
          2 months, 20 days ago

          is Martial back for next week?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Yes.

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I do need United cover, but also need city cover soon..

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thiago injured in last min so unlucky

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Clean sheets off the menu.

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Ruediger needs to play. Zouma's defending is too comical, lucky not to get punished today

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Looks like cramp should be fine.

        2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Stay fit Tiago

        3. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Timo Werner 2020/21 | Goals & Skills | Better Than Haller? 4k

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Subscribed

        4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Win with a CS juhuuuu. Come ooon. Those 5 pts lost by Kepa might cost us the title this year.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Could of just said win, it’s a given to keep a CS against Burnley this season

        5. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Time to reinvest in defences. 3 games, 3 CS.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Double Chelsea looks like Pool last year?

        6. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Chilwell & James double up fail.

          Points left behind there 🙁

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            What? Seriously?

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Surprised we didn’t get any attacking returns tbf

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Who scored? Barnes?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              😆

        7. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Reece and James owner \o/

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            and Chilwell lol

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Do you own Ben though?

        8. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I hope Trossard and Lamptey haul vs Burnley next week, if not patience will be wearing thin

        9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Lampard haters show yourself

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            not a hater, but even a blind pig finds a truffle every so often

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Blind pigs more likely to find a truffle as they’ll have a more sensitive nose.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 20 days ago

                true haha

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Omg beat the team bottom of the league nowhere to hide for us haters now ahhhhh

          3. Carefree Crew
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Lamps identified our weaknesses GK, CH, LB, creativity & clinical finishing.

            Recruited Mendy, Chilwell, Silva, Ziyech, Havertz, Werner.

            Did the double over Mourinho, also beat both Klopp & Pep finishing top 4, whilst Hazard less & with a transfer ban.

            Back late after playing CL, so no real pre season, injuries, covid disruptions.

            4 clean sheets consecutively....

            Haters are going to hate.

            Up the Chels!

            1. 1314
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              he got backed like no one else though this season..a Hazard less Chelsea wasn't that bad to not finish within top 4 given how Spurs imploded

          4. Carefree Crew
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            TBF we made £221m of player sales including Hazard & Morata amongst others, so after a ban it's exactly what I expected.

            Having Kepa in goal conceding half of the shots on target it was a great achievement.

            Don't get me wrong, he's made mistakes, but got more right than wrong & for a young manager in difficult circumstances he's done a good job.

        10. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Big fat zero pts so far this wk.

          Better than most wks at this stage coz iv no one played yet 🙂

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Plenty to come I'm sure.

            29 here, but 6 played.

            1. djoker_nole
                2 months, 20 days ago

                9 from 4 here. 29 is elite this gw

          2. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Double Chilwell and Mendy paid off nicely *_*

          3. mgilbert86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            So glad I did Guita to Mendy for a hit, already evened out

          4. The Head-Ake
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Would you rather lose Justin or KWP if you have Mccarthy in goal?

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Justin
              RPereira nearly back I think

            2. ivantys
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Justin

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Great success:
              - Mitchell (0) > Kilman (6)
              - Saiss (0) > Chilwell (6)

              If Lamptey on the bench hauls it'll detract, but set up nicely...

            4. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Ziyech 3
              Zouma 2
              Werner 1

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Werner sneaks one in!

            5. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Trent 21 pointer incoming!

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                -21

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Is that even possible

              2. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                * Robbo based on the FFS Scout Picks

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Robbo not capable of that kind of haul bro

            6. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Is it Chilwell and James/Mendy dbl up time?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                James no, Mendy/Zouma maybe

              2. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Chilwell defo. Would've had assists and many more attacking returns

            7. Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              So much for those that predicted a Burnley Chelsea 0 0!

            8. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Just seen Johnson about to make announcement.

              Would another lockdown include footie?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                I would guess not. Very low infection rate in football & there's clearly defined protocols now.

                1. Limbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  I’d go stir crazy if we have to “winter indoors”

              2. adstomko
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Probably not, but Burnley fans probably hope so

                1. Limbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Ha. Indeed.

                  End league. Crown Everton champs. Sorted.

            9. adstomko
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Swapping Podence instead of Rodriguez for Ziyech still hurts a little. Hope Rod returns for next week.

            10. mgilbert86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Thiago mendy combo = clean sheets it appears

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Mendy barely had anything to do the entire game.

            11. The Head-Ake
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Early transfer speedrush incoming! Wish me luck

            12. what\'s my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              grealish + saiss to ziyech + coufal for free ?

            13. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              6/7 points from Salah will be good

            14. Mweene
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Chances of Saiss dropping 0.2 this week?

              If it's just 0.1 I can wait.