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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. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Rodriguez to Pulisic gone well then for -4. Brewster 2 points off bench I guess some small consolation!

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      mate I did the Barnes and Jrod to Pullisic and Foden move! ha destined for bottom of my ML after winning last year! knew I should have taken this year off! I think I could end up 5m ranked soon!

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Still a lot of games to be played.

    2. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I was set on TAA to Cancelo and jrod to Bruno but read article here and made me hyped for Pulisic and decided to keep TAA after listening to scout vids. So far not going well haha your damned if you listen to the experts and damned if you don't sometimes!

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Unlucky, he's a good pick. Can't predict that sort of thing.
      Hopefully not serious & will repay your faith next GW.

      Good luck for the rest of your team.

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        you can't predict pulisic injury but you know he has a history.... picking him for the risk is fine but don't then go and bring in a rotation risk in Foden as well ffs.

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bother at all to predict the result: CHE v BUR?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      0-0

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      0-0

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      0-0

    4. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      0.01-0.01 xG

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      What? Ok going to watch Netflix then 😆

    6. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      10-10

    7. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      0 3
      Havertz, Tammy, Werner.

    8. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      2-1 che

  3. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Just woke up to Peps Fodenroulette fml..

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Vintage 1 pointer, hold or sell?

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Was ill during the week apparently

  4. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Saiss & Pulisic -> Rashford & Coufal -4?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yes, i might do it now. Dont really care

  5. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Current OR: 3.7 mil

    Own Saiss, Foden & Pulisic. Bench of Lamptey, Burke & Ferguson.

    R.James, TAA & Watkins I'm not keen on.

    No WC, just 2FTs to sort out

    Won't qualify for cup at this rate...

    1. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lamptey is fine , Foden also ok - your 3 you aren’t happy with are fine(although James also rotation risk)

      Focus on Saiss to cresswell/coufal or Chilwell(kilman too risky if you have James and foden too). Pulisic to premium and then you could take a hit If needed. Note most people will have issues with their defence that need sorting now.

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    What injury happened to Pulisic? If muscle then he has to go.

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      got some grass in his v@gina

    2. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Milk applied to his weetabix legs

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    No prisoners today barnsey, go in hard!

  8. ivantys
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Is Foden to Bowen worth a hit?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I don’t think, This was always the risk of owning foden, I think I’ll hold

        1. ivantys
            4 months, 8 days ago

            He's not in my planned transfer so will have to take a hit the following and don't think it's worth it too.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Not a hit

      2. JJO
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I just give up

      3. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Burnley will score...

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Nahh

        2. Chhana
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          hoping for this... no player from either team

      4. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Jorginho scored a peno yet? Consider him one of my big hitters these days....

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          the bench is a long way from the penalty spot

      5. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Oh wow, that sucks... This game 😆 😆 😆

      6. Tony Two Tone
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I kind of feel bad now given it was in the back of my mind that it would be nice if someone got injured, not badly, and Werner made the line up. Was hoping for Abraham though, not Pulisic ; - )

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Burnley 2-0 win or I’m going to be extremely angry

          1. Carefree Crew
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Prepare to be angry!

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Want Wales, England and France to win in the 6 Nations today, with England winning the Championship overall.

        • The Fed
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I brought in Pulisic for a hit, and now he gets injured in the warm up. Ffs

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Not that surprising if you check his injury history.

            1. The Fed
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              The guy was rested midweek also, he is made of glass

            2. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Shut up

          2. Monklane
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            ouch

        • Right In The Stanchion
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Werner on pens surely. Come on get 2

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Wait wtf, Pulisic benched. Was so close to bringing him in... saved. Insanely unlucky for owners

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Not even benched. Injured and out of the squad.

            2. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              No, even worse. Injured in warm-up

            3. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              It’s a complete joke AGAIN

              Aggghhhhhhhhh

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 8 days ago

                I feel so bad and amused for owners lol

            4. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              he was tying up his laces and now has a grade 2 hamstring tear

          • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            First time Chelsea owner here.

            Luckily the name is Chilwell. Phew

          • BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            ManU would have maybe gotten pen from that Barnes challenge. Contact after chip from Mendy

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Not that it should have been 😉

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              ... or LiVARpool

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Surely Burnley due a goal

          • Az
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I am sad

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Brutal

            2. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah, had high hopes for Pulisic 🙁

              I think this might be a "Fifa & Radio" kind of match. Watching it is hard now...

            3. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              at least you have Soucek to come on.... who Mark thinks is going to bag a goal in that game 😛

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I have a real life football question.
            Following that Pulisic injury, does lampard get to pick a replacement for the bench.

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Yes. He picked the GK, Ziger.

            2. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah doesn't count as a sub

              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Oh i see sorry

            3. ivantys
                4 months, 8 days ago

                I think only that keeper travelled

            4. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Burnley with only two non-English players 😮

              1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Best prepared team for Brexit

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  😛

              2. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Sounds so un-Burnelylike

            5. Jdpz
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Do you know anything more about this injury?

            6. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Werner and perreira to son and Wilson for free looks decent doesn't it ?

            7. SHOOTER MCGINN
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              So I've ended up with Lamptey, Bissouma and Maupay playing against Spurs. What is this game.

              1. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Heh.

            8. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Rule 101 of FPL; Don't own players who are likely to come on late if benched.

              -Mark Sutherns

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Saiss essential?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Foden not essential

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Rule 102: Don't punt on known crocks

              3. Jdpz
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 8 days ago

                link to all rules, please

            9. davies
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Feels like there aren’t many good options in any category atm...

              Anyone else feel this way?

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Yep

              2. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                ???

                Was literally having convo about how their are too many good options and such is football seem to fire up on different GWs.

                Fixtures this week were a bit meh as well.

            10. Dacra
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Not sure how or why I have Chilwell and James double up here.

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Good position to be in!
                Double CS very likely

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Chilwell playing very attacking