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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. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Anyone else bring Jorginho in? No just me then, unbelievable.
    And now Pulisic injured in warm up? Or is this some sort of sick joke?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Well, he's an awful pick either way, so poor decision from you

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Not really though was it......, on pens in an attacking side that wins pens. So do one ya mug

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          he's a defensive midfielder who was a rotation risk... being on penalties alone isn't good enough. look at his returns last year. He's just got lucky this year where a lot of returns have come early on.

          1. Studs Up
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 13 hours ago

            Say what now?...defensive mid?...dude come on

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 hours ago

              Well he pretty much is, most defensive of Chelsea's midfielders, picks the ball up off the back four. What would you categorise him as?

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Well done if you get your picks right all the time

      3. Gemgem1010
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        I have Pulisic, not a brilliant pick now, he has picked up an injury granted.

        Its a shame we cant pick the people that post on here!!

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          I was referring to Jorginho. Pulisic injury in warm-up is bad luck.

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Not a joke...and Jorghino was always going to get rotated

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Absolutely pointless to even play this game, f**k this

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          Chill man

    3. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Dinnae Worry mate. I done worse. I was working on lots of stuff last night when setting my team for today. I thought bring in Jorghino, cheap, scoring good points and will facilitate next weeks transfers. Didn't realise that when bringing him in I actually used my free hit button. So used my Free hit to bring him in for absolutely no reason. I hope that cheers you up a bit.

    4. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      How did this know it all troll get anything wrong in this unpredictable season?

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Pulisic injured in warm up, Werner replaces him in starting XI

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Wow

  3. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Is Cancelo nailed? I thinking about getting him for Saiss

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Nope but Dias probably is

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      His competition is Zinchenko, Mendy and Alex.
      He might be preferred right now but not nailed.

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        *Ake

  4. FPL FAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Robbo Saiss Justin Mitchell
    Son Salah ASM Jorginho Stephens
    Kane Jimmy Mitro

    2 FT available

    Guys pls help, would you WC this team?

  5. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    This season is disgusting.

  6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Ffs pulisic

  7. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Pulisic ffs

  8. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    wtf Pulisic injured? is this a joke?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      It’s unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable and no idea why we even play this game

    2. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      In what universe could Pulisic be injured??

  9. Clam. ☘️
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    FFS....

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    @ChelseaFC
    There's a late change to our starting team.
    @TimoWerner
    replaces
    @CPulisic_10
    and young goalkeeper Karlo Ziger is on the bench.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Which keeper got injured?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Willy Cab

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      F**k me pink

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Would have loved to see cech!

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        That would be amazing!

    4. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Still better than Kepa

  11. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    I took a -4 hit to get Pulisic in for Hamez 🙁 My other option was Zaha so wouldn't be that different.

    Any chance for a Bissouma haul?

  12. slippers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Frank Lampard Roulette is a bit meh...

    Lamps Lottery?

    Frankie's Magic Wheel of Fortune?

  13. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    This season is hilarious. At least I avoided the Pulisic banana peel.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Yeh we really needed that cheers

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      I avoided Pulisic went for Zaha, don't know it's better or worst

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Have both

    3. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Thanks for the dig mate, really helps

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      and it was a banana peel with a giant neon arrow pointing right at it

  14. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Well i was gonna transfer Hamez to Foden or Pulisic. Glad i didn't take the hit. I'll take 10 starters

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Ok cheers thanks for that update

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Do u think ur trolling gave u bad karma? What r the odds of pulisic getting injured in warmup and no jorginho too

  15. davies
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    What to do with Sterling?

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Sell for mane

    2. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      i'm taking one week transfer to Son then will do Son to a united player probably

    3. dshv
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      I am wainting on that question .. so tell guys

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Werner to get 2 points rather than just the 1 then

  17. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Absolute fu**ing JOKE!!!

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      agree, we’re all laughing

  18. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    I actually give up now. First Saiss, then Foden, now Pulisic.

    Only Lamptey featuring on bench too.

  19. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Genuinely can’t explain how bad the luck has been this season

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      It’s a joke, literally no point to the game what so ever

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Just deleted the app

  20. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Werner owners' Saturday just picked up.

  21. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    took the hit to get in Pulisic for Hames.... Have Werner in the team but that hurts

  22. Labile
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Can’t Acc believe it

    Season truly over now.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Definitely

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    Raise your hand if you have Foden, Saiss, Mitchell and Pulisic!

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Apart from Foden me!

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      3 out of 4 ain’t bad

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      PVA wasn't much better than Mitchell - Kilman and Werner owner 🙂

    4. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      me brought in Pullisic this week! ha rank drop to 5m coming I think

  24. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 hours ago

    How serious is the injury, should I consider selling?
    Can afford Fernandes.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      As if we’d know that already?!

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      You should sell because he will be frequently injured every season

  25. ivantys
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Park bus teams: Wolves, Leicester, Palace, Arsenal, WHU, Newcastle, WBA, Burnley, Sheffield

      Won't be capping anyone vs those teams anymore as the match is a pain to watch.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        West ham? Uh oh.

        1. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          Hammers and Newcastle United don’t park the bus. They take a while to change gears though.

    • pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      would you guys keep TAA?

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Yes

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        100%, I’ll keep him even if he gets 1-2 points today

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Sold for Chilwell a couple of weeks ago

      4. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Not if I have a power cut just before deadline

      5. dshv
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        If he blanks today.. he goes

    • Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Why is everyone so excited about the 2 points Werner will bring in? (Also, Pulisic is worthless as a fantasy asset)

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Lmao, gtfo

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Pulisic had over 5 points per game last season.

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          In a short period with a long unusual rest...how’s this season going? He’ll have 6 points at GW 9 or 10 probably

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 hours ago

            His hat-trick vs Burnley (followed by 2 goals in his next 2 league games) was before the restart.

      3. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Because it's a drought 😀 anything better than non starting

    • Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Some people have supposedly been on here for nine years. It's incredible really.

      Good luck today everyone

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Not really, it’s called time passing by you absolute gibbon.
        Now do one back ya sad f**k

        1. Good Times
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          Looool

    • AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Not expecting much from Werner playing out wide but still buzzing he’s starting.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        On pens at least

    • ajk1211
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      FFS! This game! Did Havertz -> Pulisic as KH been poor and CP looking close to form of last season. Wait for the Havertz hat trick.