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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. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Werner looks gassed

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He captained Kane

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Before the GW started, would you have played Coufal (FUL) or TAA (mcty)?

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Coufal.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      TAA

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Coufal

    4. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      TAA

    5. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Coufal

      Heck, I sold Robbo

    6. ivantys
        2 months, 17 days ago

        TAA, west ham CS not safe at all.

    7. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 12.

    8. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Jorginho better not touch a penalty ahead of Werner

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        He won't. Lampard said Werner was first in line.

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Great news

    9. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      FULHAM TEAM NEWS

      Team to play West Ham: Areola, Aina, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Robinson, Reed, Anguissa, Cairney, Decordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Lookman

      Subs: Rodak, Hector, Kebano, Ream, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro, Bryan
      19:00
      WEST HAM TEAM NEWS

      Team to play Fulham: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Haller

      Subs: Randolph, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Diop, Fredericks

      1. mookie
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers!

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ream benched = another win for Fulham?

      3. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Just realised I don't know who any of Fulham's back 4 are... 😆

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Ola aina, ex-Chelsea, Adarabaiyo, Man City loanee, Joachim Andersen, Denmark internationa, Antonee Robinson, American LB signed from Wigan

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks 🙂

      4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Antonio not even on the bench.

    10. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      WEST HAM TEAM NEWS

      Team to play Fulham: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Haller

      Subs: Randolph, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Diop, Fredericks

    11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      ⚽ Team News 📰
      WEST HAM : Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Haller
      Subs: Randolph, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Diop, Fredericks

      FULHAM : Areola, Aina, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Robinson, Reed, Anguissa, Cairney, Decordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Lookman
      Subs: Rodak, Hector, Kebano, Ream, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro, Bryan

    12. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Come on Chilwell. How about assisting Ziyech. That'll be a nice 10pts

    13. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Czech Fellaini hatty tonight.

    14. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kovacic off jorginho on

    15. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Can't wait for Souceks 3 pointer

    16. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Will loyal Soucek owners finally be repaid?

    17. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Reece James could be a bargain after the break at 4.7m

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Except he's not really falling.

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        was gonan get rid but i think he's made that place his own now, azpi too old.

    18. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Come on Werner grab one, with a James assist!

    19. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Please score Werner please

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ha ha ha...almost

    20. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Think this game has made up my decision on Werner.

      Don't judge me but I'm doing the following shortly for -8 (2FT) as I hate my team.

      Werner > Bamford
      Son > Bruno (I have Kane)
      Klich > Ziyech
      Saiss > Kilman

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nice username. Not worth the hits there though

        1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          What would you suggest with this Gandalf?

          Martinez / Steer
          Chilwell / Robertson / Saiss (Dunne & Mitchell)
          Salah / Son / Foden / Klich (Alzate)
          Kane / Werner / DCL

    21. Kaneyonero
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Grab a goal Jorge my autosub

    22. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      3 - Abraham (32)
      2 - Chilwell, McGoldrick (28)

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Winning goal bonus please!

        1. Jolly Good
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Isn’t it included

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            No.

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days ago

            After the game i think?

        2. ivantys
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I believe the winning goal one is auto added, just like the Ings one last week.

        3. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          C'mon Ziyech...

      2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Did Podence & TAA to Bowen & Chilwell (-4) off to a good start so far, could do with Bowen grabbing a goal too!

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        West Ham team:

        Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Haller

        Fulham team:

        Areola, Aina, Adarabioyo, Anderson, Robinson, Reed, Anguissa, Cairney, Decordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Lookman

      4. Ain't No Holebas Girl
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Mitro playing centre back according to Livescore

        1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Been promoted to CF now

      5. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        People racing to post the West Ham line ups.

        2020 is sure strange.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I actually sat and typed it out as well

      6. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Three centre backs for hammers?

      7. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cresweeeeeeeeeelllllllllllll!!(!!!

        Sorry just practicing

      8. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Berge 😆

      9. zdrojo187
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Mitro + Bowen
        Come On!!!

      10. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Berge, scum of the earth

      11. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I nearly accidentally bought Creswell instead of Chilwell

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Haha! Brilliant

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Some fools bought Cantwell.

      12. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Berge really wants Kante's jersey. Tried to take it off him...

      13. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Berge manhandling poor Kante 😆