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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. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Of course as soon as I put Werner in my team he plays deeper than Zouma.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      He was playing deeper beforehand tbh

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      hes played ok tbh

      Hit the crossbar, drifts centrally, just hasnt been found yet. Wait until Sheffield pushes out in the second half he'll find space

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not a place for Werner in my team at least for now. I need Bruno and KDB

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          yeah ive had him since the start and captained from his brace, but he's leaving soon to move to 352

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    If cresswell doesn’t start I’m going to be furious ... with myself

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yep me too

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Doubt he will start

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Why is he injured?

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Why, who is in your bench?

  3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Everyone ready for Soucek goal?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Guaranteed 100+ score this GW if he scores

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        BS

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I am already on 36 from 4

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

      Oh yes, the 3 players who will haul this week:

      Bruno (tick)
      Soucek ( )
      TAA ( )

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        But blanks for Kane, Son and Werner

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          He is due

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      He won't.
      I put him in my team this week.

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

    If Chelsea continue like this I can definitely see them challenge Man Utd for 3rd

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Man Utd won't even get top 6

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I think tot and ars finish top 4

    3. ivantys
        2 months, 13 days ago

        They can challenge for the title too, Manu are no way favourites for 3rd. Leicester are doing very well too.

      • Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Southampton Pool Chelsea then?

      • Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Is this a joke? ManU will not be at anywhere near 3rd

      • fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        😆

      • Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        You spelled Tottenham wrong

      • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        We are going for the title. Rice is coming in January too. Havertz 4 years in a row has amazing second half of the season too

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          You’ll edge Man Utd out for 4th

      • Carefree Crew
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Same points last year, separated only by GD.

        With our recruitment I think we're slight favourites, Silva is key in terms of keeping him fit though.

    4. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Werner look like scoring?

      1. jdoyle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not at all. I own him too.

        Hopefuly Chelsea get a pen.

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          He hit the crossbar though.

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

        Didn't see it ... wait for a pen

      3. Agger
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        All he does when he plays down the left is run in the way of Tammy

      4. ivantys
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Giroud playing would help everyone around score.

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          hit the crossbar, hes been in decent position just hasnt been found by through balls yet. Hopefully he can do something before he gets subbed for CHO

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            He can score a penalty

        • Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          He just needs to stay out of Chilwell’s way

      5. Agger
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Soucek finally gonna haul tonight.. 😉

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          1 goal, me thinks

        2. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          its time

      6. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Anyone who had the extra cash

        And still went zouma over chillwell cant consider themselves unlucky

        Reeks of a casual move...zouma has 3 goals, must be more of s threat lets get him instead

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          It wasnt bad move. I wanted Zouma too because of extra cash, but at the end went for Chilwell. ZOuma still can score

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I have both but chilwell was priority

      7. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Chilwell is a terrifying prospect, can I survive the next three fixtures without before their fixtures turn poor

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Just get him. Over the years if we've learnt anything is to swallow our pride and get em

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Ugh I could easily do Dallas > Chilwell but then I have so much tied up in defense. Need to think about this. Was hoping to make a more attacking transfer instead

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I think I probably have to do it. Its between Dallas > Chilwell and Adams > Richarlison this week

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

          I did TAA > Chilwell GW5, the only transfer that works so far ...

        3. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          If a player makes you feel scared, get em

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            This is a good point

        4. ivantys
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Their fixtures don't really turn at all. 1 or 2 difficult games then back to easy ones.

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Sigh, already looking at ways to bring him in. Hopefully he rises slowly over IB

        5. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          How to fit Bruno from next GW and City MID(s) from GW 10 ? Thinking to activate WC..

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            have to go 352 imo

            Salah - KDB - Bruno/Rash - Ziyech - differential

            thats what im aiming to get to

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              WC on this IB is amazing opportunity. Too bad I didnt hold it till now

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                same ultimate sadness 🙁

              2. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                think i will hold till GW 10.

                I can do Son to Rashford for free next GW.

            2. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              where is grealish ?

            3. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              without Kane ?

          2. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Salah, Kdb, Bruno, grealish with a front line of DCL, bamford and Kane. Chilwell, Lamptey and another 4.5 def

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              too template tbf

              1. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Template works

        6. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Saiss to Chilwell looking good so far. Thanks for the wise brains in here that gave me the nudge to do it.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Nice...but what will you say if Saiss gets a cleanie and scores?

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I did say so far...

            2. Utopsis
                2 months, 13 days ago

                He'd better not, stuck him on the bench

          2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            If it wasn't that clown Kepa agaiant Southampton and WBA now we would have been top of the league

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              If it wasnt for jammy newc penalty snd freak whu 3 goals tot would be top

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                If itnwasnt for mane fake offside pool would be top

            2. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Chelsea had best fixtures so far. Liverpool is by far better side tbf, and we saw it in GW 2.

              1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Don't forget the gift for Mane by Kepa too and the clear penalty against United. We should be first easily I'd there was justice

                1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  *if there was justice (autocorrect)

                2. Niho992
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  lol

                3. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Are you drunk?

          3. Carefree Crew
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Ziyech "Wand of a left foot." 31 attacking returns in 40.5 games.
            Shame about his pass when we were on the break, but nobody's perfect.

          4. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Currently on 43 from 5...

            Up from 1.1m to 400k

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Nice score!

            2. Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Reported.

            3. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Nicely done! Captaincy played?

              1. Mweene
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                No. Kane (c). Have McCarthy, Chilwell, Fernandes, DCL and Bamford

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  well done

                  patience in bruno paying off this week

            4. Gooner Kebab
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Sweet!

            5. Must.Go.Faster.
                2 months, 13 days ago

                How do you see your OR in real time?

            6. Vazza
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Which is better

                A. Watkins
                B. Bamford

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

                1. George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  B1

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Lampard has been talking a lot about relationships building on the pitch. There's the Ziyech-James one that is working well but also James-Chilwell. James crosses and Chilwell is always overlapping all the way into the box. You can tell he was a cross country runner as a boy.

                https://twitter.com/NizaarKinsella/status/1325141721823408128?s=19

                Hopefully think keeps James in the team. Regardless, I'm not sure my heart can take double Chelsea defense.

                1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  James is interesting prospect

              • drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Looking at robertson and foden out for either rahford and digne or fernandes and cancelo/PVA/AWB. Which option looks best ?

                1. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  The one with Bruno.

              • Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                That crossbar from Werner... What could've been.

              • Chucky
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Keep Hamez for 3 juicy fixtures or switch to Ziyech?

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Keep 100%

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

                  Keep

                3. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Keep Hamez, Rich back next week. They never win without Rich

                4. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  chees. keeping

                5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Sell after next GW

              • Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Brewster absolutely invisible

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Perfect for 3rd bench spot!

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    That's true! Wait and see turns out to be the right call

                2. Tsparkes10
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Needs tthe ball, I blame the slow af and crab midfield

                  1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    He has difficult fixtures . Soon he has WBA

                  2. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Easier fixtures could help. Doesn't look great for 20M though

              • Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Seems like another captain fail in werner. Sigh. Can see him subbed out soon

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Nahh, he will come good. Already hit the xbar.

                  1. Puntillimon
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    One of those games...

              • Jässi
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Just got in, how did Brewster pmay? He's coming for me as 1st sub.

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Don’t think he has touched ball- certainly his name not mentioned in commentary

                2. Utopsis
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Anonymous

                3. Mac90
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Wow Ziyech assist was superb

                  1. Utopsis
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Decent cross but the keeper should really be claiming that

                  2. Ógie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    What part of Chilwell's body knocked in the goal?

                    1. Wrong Captain Again
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Thigh

                    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Thigh

                    3. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Thigh

                    4. Gnu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Thigh.

                      How's it Hanging Ogie?

                      1. Ógie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Good GNU,

                        Thanks for the reply to my email.

                        It's nice to have a chat outside of here sometimes without big brother watching and deleting comments. 🙂

                        1. Gnu
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          I agree.

                          Hope it read ok in regards to topic, it's strange times in that regard.

                    5. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Chillwellhung

                      1. Ógie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        That is what i thought too. 😆

                    6. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Schlong

                  3. Carefree Crew
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Sounds stole my line! "Wand of a left foot."

                  4. Tsparkes10
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Oh ramsdale... bottled captaining Chillwell over Son but atleast he’s lost the cleanie. We’re going down :p

                    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Looks like

                    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Must be some lucky goal always

                  5. PremKraut
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    HOLLLLY COW!

                    5 to go and got Chilwell + Ziyech for another 30-45 minutes.
                    Currently on 44(-4).

                    Will this be my first really decent GW?

                  6. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Ziyech keeps rolling sharp long diagonal balls, we will see a lot of them used by Werner and Pulisic in the future

                  7. Seanigula
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Mark is working on his article “Why I sold TAA for Chilwell”

                    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I did that in gw3 lol

                      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        At least he will post an article

                    2. Voodoo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      He didn’t.

                  8. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I am preparing myself for a mid of

                    Grealish KDB Bruno Salah

                    1. Gudjohnsen
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I Need Bruno to complete that midfield.

                      TAA, Foden to Coufal, Bruno for -4?

                      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Yes

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

                      And Son

                      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Not Son. Not doable. I tried all. Maybe Jota or 6m striker upfront

                    3. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      KdB to Son and that’s my midfield

                  9. buzdo
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    any corona news for tomorrows fixtures? i got 17 pts on the bench :s