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Werner survives rotation fears to start on Chelsea’s left against Sheff Utd

Timo Werner (£9.4m) starts on the left-hand side of Chelsea’s front-three as Sheffield United come to Stamford Bridge in Gameweek 8.

Frank Lampard caused some concern among Fantasy Premier League managers on Friday as he highlighted a need to manage the German international’s minutes.

However, the enforced absences of Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) and Kai Havertz (£8.3m) has left the Chelsea manager with no choice but to select Werner in the starting XI.

The fact that he sits to the left of Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) is also encouraging for his 23.4% ownership, considering the fact that Sheffield United have conceded more chances on their right-hand side than any other this season.

That should also benefit Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) in defence, while Kurt Zouma (£5.3m), who has three league goals in 2020/21, will be eyeing up the fact that the Blades have also given up the most headed attempts of any side this year too.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, Zouma, T Silva, R James; Mount, Kanté, Kovacic; Werner, Abraham, Ziyech.

Sheffield Utd XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Basham; Lowe, Lundstram, Norwood, Berge, Baldock; Brewster, McGoldrick.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8

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1,333 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Ziyech looks great but quite injury prone. He's gonna be a concern over December.

    1. Vazza
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Absolutely

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Good job it isnt December

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Well, now ain't December and I'm enjoying the pts.

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You can't worry about something that may or may not happen.

        Make hay while the sun shines.

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        sshhh dont speak it into existenceeee

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Oh well don't come crying when your injury prone players start dropping like flies in December.

      • Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Translated from Mandalorian:

        "Blimey, this Ziyech is blooming good. And I don't have him. His price is going to rocket, as well. Better say something trying to put people off him somehow."

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        his injury history doesn’t look too bad and no worse than typically expected ??

        https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/hakim-ziyech/verletzungen/spieler/217111

    2. seanmcging
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      How about the following for -8

      TAA/Son/Foden/Wilson >
      Cancelo/KDB/Ziyech/Brewster

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        No reason to sell Son for KdB this gw

        1. seanmcging
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I have 2 FT’s so I suppose I could just go for Foden & TAA to Ziyech & Cancelo, hold off on KDB for GW10.

      2. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        No

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Madness

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      2 GWs ago I did Lamptey > Zouma

      Now their total points are equal.

      And I have to make due with him occupying my team as the 3rd Chelsea player.

      Hmm

    4. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      on a respectable score but still OR didn't go up by much. 300k rise with Hakim and Chilly at 1.9M is dissapointing.

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Ziyech was under-priced by FPL Towers.

    6. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Bps final? None for Chilwell despite winning goal?

    7. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      2 Baps for chilly 😎 ?

      1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Hope so

    8. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wener miss out baps

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        got back 1

    9. Vazza
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Which is better

        A. Watkins
        B. Bamford

        1. Chilwell, Lamptey
        2. Zouma, PVA/Cancelo.

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        39 with (K)ane, Son and Salah left

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          40 with Son(C), Salah, Justin, TAA

      • aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Chilwell in bps for winning goal?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Already added.

          1. aborg
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Pls remind me the website from where you check the live bps please.

              1. aborg
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Thanks mate 🙂

            1. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              FPLgameweek is pretty good

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Bps

        Ziyech 38
        Abraham, Kante 33
        Werner 31
        Chilwell 29

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          So Ziyech 3, Abraham and Kante share 2 and that’s it

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Not anymore.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              What do you mean sorry?

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Average

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          looks like it :/

      • George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Best 4.4 defender?

        1. Gooner Kebab
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Kilman probably

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Was thinking balbuena

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Kilman unlikely to start tomorrow.

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Is Scott Dann worth considering?

      • Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        54 with 5 to play 🙂 atleast that’s one positive from today... absolute trash

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Nice well done! I’m on 28 from 3

      • Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I had only Cilwell in this game and, even though he scored, it was a big red arrow in the end. I think I need another Chelsea asset. Probably Ziyech. But, that could change all the plans of getting Kdb back. I think downgrading Kane to Werner would be easier.

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          *Chilwell

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I have double West Ham defence...

        Clean sheet will last 10 mins max.

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          next time inform us before the deadline please.

        2. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I'd rather that as opposed to losing it in the 90th minute

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Have the dispossessions for baps been factored in yet?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          All sorted it seems.

      • Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        As if Chilwell misses out on bps

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          🙁

      • Gooner Kebab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Should i prioritise to get Chilwell or Ziyech?

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Both I think

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Z 3 A 2 W 1

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Ooh I love free WiFi.

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Zouma yah waste of space...

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Werner miss cost 6 points.

      • FFFoxy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        mods definitely cheat on this game, no doubt about it. Seen it time and time again with bps system. Werner has missed 2/3 big chances but still on 31. I've seen so many other strikers completely floored for that

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          You're a member, go see the BPS breakdown on the members area yourself.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          A goal is 24 bps for him.

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        18 (22 with a hit) with Martinez, Coufal, Salah, Sterling, Son (C) and Podence to go. Already want to delete it!

      • Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        BPS count finalised yet? What about Chillers' winning goal ones?

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I dont own any Fulham or Wham (obviously) but lol at the game you guys are enduring xD
        Dont do it to yourselves, switch it off