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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. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Werner and James let's go

  2. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    27 from four!

    Let's keep it going Chilwell!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Linked team says different?

      1. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Just updated it.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      My son who's 9 years old is on 43 from 2 (Bruno (c) and KWP) and he's ranked 50K. I on the other hand is on 5 from 1 and ranked 1 million..

      1. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        them kids!

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bamford, Zaha, McCarthy and KWP I guess.

      1. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Ryan, not mccarthy

  3. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Leeds the new Norwich?

    1. GoodFella93
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      To an extent, yes... They've got a lot more quality, and a seriously world class manager.

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hopefully

    3. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Disagree strongly.

    4. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      At least hope Bamford is the new Pukki.

  4. GoodFella93
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is Grealish on pens for Villa??

    Thanks

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      well Watkins took the one last week, so I'd guess not

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Pretty sure he begged Grealish so he could take it.

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          fair enough, didn't watch.

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          No he didn’t

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Grealish handed him the ball, confidence booster.

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          ah right.

  5. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    James!

  6. United20
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What players do you have in this game?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Chilwell

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Ziyech and James.

      Brewster last on bench.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Chilwell and Ziyech

    4. Hazard_18
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Zouma and Chilwell

        Brewster 2nd on bench

      • F4L
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        None. Just desperate for a Sheff United goal, and for them to lose.

      • JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Zouma.

      • Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Pulisic 🙁

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          🙁

          Didn't fancy Pulisic -> Ziyech as well? I can't trust Pulisic until he gets a long run of games...

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Was on a hit already mate.
            Early transfers bit me hard. Ended up keeping him as i have Soucek as replacement.

            Fingers crossed for Newcastle fixture return. Will bin him for Raz after that game

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Chilwell Zouma

        1. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          And Brewster 3rd on bench

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Chilwell Werner

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Ditto

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        None unfortunately

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Worst transfer of the season was James to Robertson for a hit before gw6.

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Anyone who saw game how did PVA play? Thinking of bringing in for Saïss next game week for nice fixture run

      1. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Massively improved second half, could have easily had a mega haul today. 2 goals an assist wouldn’t have been a surprise given how close he was. I brought him in last week as a 2 week punt before switching to Dias, he may stay longer (next four look good) if he keeps up this level.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Thanks

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Very attacking

    7. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Would Kane & Zaha > Bamford & KDB be sideways or good moves?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Zaha's prospect is better than Bamford's next 3 whilst KDB is better than Kane ... probably sideways overall

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Why would you get rid of Zaha? crazy move imho.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Is Dann nailed ?
          Or will tomkins displace him in team ?

          1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Tomkins unfortunately very injury prone and out again, from what I have heard Roy really likes Dann - worth holding for now if you already have/or short term entry. Great to see that old Dann goal threat back 🙂

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Aye
              Have him in a draft game actually and Tomkins also available. So ...
              He has © armband so probably nailed ...

              Thanks mate

    8. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Just seen the disallowed Bamford goal

      Lol... just lol

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        You mean the one where he was offside? Yeah no need to stick out his arm like that.

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          You obviously have never played football in your life

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Dont have to play football to understand it but he seems to lack tgat too

          2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I have played allot, but VAR never existed back then 😉

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Arm is not supposed to count for offside. Read the rules

    9. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Only 12 points ao far. Abyone worse 🙁

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Only 2 played tho. Bamford and dcl

        1. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          12 from 2 is good. Don't humble-brag.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        5 from 1

        1. Bob Vrabkab
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          This

      3. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        11 from Lamptey and DCL. Could be worse

      4. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        1 from 1

      5. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        7 from 4

      6. JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        0 from 1

    10. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Souness think Pogba will have another bad game hear hahaha

    11. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Zouma 4th goal of the season inc... 15 pointer needed...

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          2 months, 21 days ago

          1st: goal
          2nd: goal
          3rd: goal
          4th: own goal

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            😛

          2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Oh my Mr. Tribbiani

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Well said Joey

      2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Come ooooon Chilwell

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 21 days ago

        James is going to haunt me on my bench ffs. Hope Chillwell hauls on his debut for my team

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          You should have started both

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Wrong

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Could have benched Podence I guess but Leicester are poor defensively. Or changed up the team to avoid this issue, not sure. Lamptey did great

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              They play Sheffield so high potential. Podence has scored 7 goals whole career. Also I was claiming that James will start since we need attacking flair, Sheffield will defend and we dont have Havertz and Pulisic

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Saying he's scored 7 goals in his career isn't a great argument tbh. Probably could have started him though, oh well.

      4. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        xG: Crystal Palace 0.88 : 1.03 Leeds

        https://twitter.com/xGPhilosophy/status/1325119713886826497?s=20

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Wow

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Meslier had a shocker then...

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            He didn't. Goals were euro goals or so

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            The set-piece goals (not really his fault), the own goal (his fault) and then almost smothered the last goal, but almost doesn't cut it

            Really bad day

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Terrible game. Worst keeper petformance of the season

      5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Repost

        7th Nov 2020 18:03
        Kane and Stephens out BAM bam and Bruno in?

        Or sell the injured Antonio to Bam Bam and Son to Bruno?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          First will probably give benching headache?

        2. lespaul
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Obviously 2

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            But I like Son more than Kane. My bench is non existent currently all 3 are injured I need to have at least 1 on the bench no? I can do only Son to Bruno and save the second if needed but Bam Bam was amazing today...

      6. ivantys
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Have 7 players playing tomorrow. Massive red arrows coming

          1. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Same. But not red arrow today since Chilwell Zouma 20 points between them...again.

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Tbf, the only major haul was bruno so it wasn't that bad but could have been worse.

          2. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Ziyech (C) and Werner lets go Blues

            1. Chucky
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              wish I had those two instead of chilly and zouma... 😛

              1. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                A resounding chelsea victory and we all go home happy

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  It feels like everyone expecting Chelsea to haul here, cue a stubborn Blades performance with Ramsdale MOTM

                  1. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Wouldn't be surprised but can't afford for it to happen lol

                2. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  looks like it.. 4-0 inc...

          3. lordkippe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            5 from 1. Feels like every player delivers. This is not going good

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yea, feels like bad gameweek incoming, just 11 from 3

            2. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              What happened to Rashford ??
              Serious injury ??

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Apparently Shoulder injury

                Could be international injury

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  This

                2. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Sighh
                  Thanks.

            3. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Long way to go, but just directionally...

              Martinez
              Chilwell Lamptey Taylor
              Salah Son Grealish Foden
              Kane Vardy DCL

              Steer Saiss Mitchell Alzate
              0.5m 1ft

              A) son to rashford
              B) Kane and foden to Bamford and fernandes (-4).

              B) leaves enough itb to do fernandes to KDB week after if I need to

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Saiss to Coufal and Son to Bruno?

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  0.2m short, got son for 8.9 so sale value is only 9.2m

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Hmmm, then I would keep Son for now.

            4. AnfieldLad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Need Werner to match Bruno’s points. Come on

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Thisss

            5. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Mccarthy
              Taa, Pva, Taylor, Lascelles
              Bissouma, Son, Zaha, Salah, Grealish
              Jimenez

              Button, Justin, Davis Ings

              1 FT 3.3 ITB

              What would you guys do?

              A)-4 Taa> Coufal, Bissouma>Bruno
              B)-8 Taa> Coufal, Bissouma>Bruno, Ings> Antonio
              C)Other suggestions?

              A, B or c guys?

              Thanks

              1. liverpool01
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                D)Ings> Dcl

            6. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Palace win/Biden win - what a great day - lets just hope for a Chelsea Win now to finish it off (and some James/Ziyech points)

              1. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Biden with Reece(TC) the absolute mind on him

            7. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              To get in Bruno , would you guys just sell Son straight up, or remove Barnes and Jimmy for Bruno and Antonio/Adams/Bamford?

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                2nd option looks better

              2. FourLokoLeipzig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                The latter

              3. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Second option without a doubt

              4. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Considering you were saying Son is unsellable and people removing him would be in tears I'm surprised you're considering removing him.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Where did I say this? I'm not ruling it out because I say a lot of bs but I can't remember this

              5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Antonio is injured

            8. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I’m going to have to bring Bruno in just for next week, aren’t I? I wanted to do a straight swap from Son to KDB, but Bruno vs West Brom seems the most obvious captain choice of this season to date

              1. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Nah

                1. FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  You going without then? Alternative captain? I guess mine would be Salah

            9. CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              5 players into the GW, I've already surpassed GW7's 39 point disaster. Kane had better unleash havoc! Gimme 3 digits!

            10. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Chelsea will concede tonight.

              It's inevitable.

            11. Zilla
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Hoping for a SHU upset here