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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. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Cross it to the back post! Chilwell is always camping there

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      *dogging

  2. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Apparently there was a clash in the warm up between Cabalero and Pulisic and the injury happened

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      So unlucky

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      ‘We don’t need another hero....we have Willy Caballero’

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        To the tune of Tina Turner‘s classic...

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Hahaha those lyrics

    3. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Caballero passed bottle to Pulisic when it accidentally dropped..., broken toe?

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Two willy injuries in the PL this week then

    5. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      In America we are changing the dictionary to add “Pulisic” as an alternative way of saying

      “Fragile”
      “Brittle”
      “Weak”
      “Limp”
      “Deflated”
      “French”
      “Dainty”

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Synonym

  3. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pulisic is worthless to Lampard

    Chelsea should send his fragile body to Bayern in exchange for somebody, anybody from Bayern

    Those BM boys are WARRIORS and Real Men

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      have you tripple captained Puli or what?

  4. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bring Giroud in asap

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      As I said. Tammy clumsy

  5. The Gambler.
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone had enough of this season? If its not Antonio its Pulisic. Why cant it be the players that everone owns instead of my differentials?

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Exactly this.

      So annoyed, I’m just logging off at this stage

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yep. 100% agreed. Only one in my league to have Pulisic. Stuck by him last few weeks. Gutted.

      1. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Awful pick

  6. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ziyech juhuuuuu

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Abraham asist

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yes but I still don't fancy him

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ziyech

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    ZiyechG
    Tammy A

  9. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ziyech G
    Tammy A

  10. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Get in to my team Ziyech

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Chelsea attack very much the Man City merry go around of yester year. Ride at your discretion.

  11. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Puts Hakim on the watchlist.

    He was wonderful in CL too

  12. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ziyech G
    Tammy A

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pope finished.

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Easy shot weird from Pope

  14. ivantys
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Almost got it right, had predicted Tammy G Ziyech A

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Ziyech out of nowhere

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      i might get mendy to go with chilwell and leave Guaita at the side of the road

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Bandwagon starts

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I was so close to doing Hamez to Ziyech for -4... 🙁

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        No you weren't

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          😛

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Haha

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Be ballsy chucks

      3. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I was hovering over Jimi to BamBam last week
        Left it for Jimi's 2 great fixtures
        Cue up another hatty for Bam this week

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Ziyech is cheap as chips too

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Foden or Zaha to ziyech ?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Foden

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Foden

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Lol

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Haha, seriously I came into this weekend hoping 1 Chelsea mid would emerge as a good buy, could be him !

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Too many options for my liking, smells like rotation.
            Chilwell for me if I do go for a Chelsea player (Werner further down the line)

      4. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Who has the worst Haircut? Foden, Zaha, or Ziyech?

        Clearly Foden - gotta go Foden with Mahrez and Ferran not looking good

        But Liverpool next week

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Social media would say Foden is commiting cultural appropriation with that haircut

    • mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      chelsea should be playing tammy more, sorry but werner isn't a target man from what I've seen

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        *Giroud

        1. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          yea but he's not mobile enough for me with the way they probably wanna play with the pace in that team

    • Phaze 1
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      The Puli news actually made me genuinely sad for like 15 mins or so. Shows just how dumb this game is when it can affect you in real life. Who am I kidding? I'll likely feel sick for the rest of the weekend. Hate FPL right now.

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Go for a walk or take a beer mate. This game can be cruel sometimes I agree

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 26 days ago

          🙁

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Thank Willy Cabalero for that nonsense

        • La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Alcohol is a great solution in such cases

        • Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Or pure luck - see below!

        • mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          What I’ve started doing is not setting up my weekend around the games. I won’t stay in and watch most of the matches on weekends anymore as one of the highlights of my Saturday/Sunday. It’s just so unpredictable/random this season. I’ll check the scores when I’m out at the park, errands,etc.

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Mix it up?

            1. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Try to!

          2. Phaze 1
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Sounds good. I may just try and work through the weekends to avoid even thinking about football.

            1. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Different time zone for me. I’m in New York. Almost noon here. So nowadays with COVID I’m usually outside at the park, farmers market, etc. while my fiancé tells me to get off my phone and stop looking up fantasy football stuff

              1. mixology
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                I enjoy doing the research during the week but when the deadline ends, it’s all random. It’s tough spending 2 hours to watch your FPL players do nothing-it happened a lot after the restart. Very anticlimactic. So I try to just check the scores off-hand when I’m out doing something

        • Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Was looking forward to this one too.. and now the few Ziyech owners are popping up full of joy

        • Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          its all about captains so wait

      3. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Aha someone called ziyech and Abraham getting the returns further up

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Ziyech is the E word

      5. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        So I was 0.1 short for Puli so took a punt on Ziyech, can't exactly call it a stroke of genius but I'll gradly take the points 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Nice luck, reminds me of last season when I played my FH and was just short of Fernandes, so picked Martial instead and he got a hat trick!

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Yep, there is alot of luck attached to this game despite what some say!

      6. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Get in Abraham!

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        A to Z right there

      8. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling and Barkley > Rashford and Zyech, for free?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Why would you consider to sell Sterlo? Very unlucky today

          1. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            He was completely out of the game at the end. Just three shots in the last two games. I hoped he'll be great differential, so feel disappointed now. Keeping for Liverpool is tempting, so I'll probably keep him when I cool off a bit.

      9. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        When Burnley don't have both Mee and Tarkowski they are stuffed.

      10. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Zouma is going to ruin Chilwell akin to Pickford ruining Digne.

        Massive liability.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          How?