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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. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Werner to steal the bonus, grrr.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      🙂

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Woohoo

  2. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    We want more Werner!!!

  3. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    James is very confident, has a fantastic first touch.

  4. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Ziyech better value that Werner going forwards imo.

    Not sure Chelsea have the fixtures for a double up just yet...

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      For the next three is not bad, then out for City and United attackers

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Its what we said preseason too

  5. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    FINALLY WERNER (C), I WAS GONNA RAGE TRANSFER YOU OUT!!!

  6. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    3 - Ziyech (41)
    2 - Abraham (32)
    1 - Werner, Kanté (29)

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Chilly still on for 2 baps if he gets the winning goal bps.

    1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Don’t think so?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Post match bps deductions for Tammy, Werner and McGoldrick could well fall nicely for Chilwell.

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      On for 1. He's 4 behind Abraham

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Werner Ziyech double up coming along nicely

  9. ivantys
      2 months, 20 days ago

      ball deflated considered an assist too?

    • keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Check this out 14th in the world
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3416504/event/8
      It's his first season , made no transfers left Kane as his captain all season
      Must still be active as TC Kane this week !

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Maybe hasn't realised that you can make transfers!

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          or logged on for 1st time this week after someone told him how well he was doing and then decided to use TC.

      2. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        wow

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Damn you’ve found my team!

      4. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Brilliant - his GW4 score was unreal.

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Could James and chilwell be the new trent and robbo?!

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Steady on it's only sheff utd

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Azpi injured?

    • Jolly Good
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Glad on Werner but my Chilwell captain 2*2 bps gone 🙁

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Winning goal baps to come though l, if this score stands.

    • Wigflex
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Foden to Ziyech?

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I did it this week and so far paying out nicely. Man City got some tricky fixtures and Foden is being benched often

        1. Wigflex
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yeh, stubbornly I didn't do it before this gw, hindsight is a wonderful thing

    • Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Ziyech and Chillwell GET innnn
      Good to see so many points in 1 game....
      WOOHOO

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      im late but OMG Werner scored! GET IN!!!

    • Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Ziyech is a season keeper for me at that price

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      2 FT, got to ditch Mahrez. Would love Bruno but not enough funds so may get Ziyech instead.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Where's that Pukki Party clown and Fernandes fanboy telling me that Sheff Utd don't concede more than 2 and are a good defense despite me pointing to underlying stats saying otherwise? Show yourselves morons

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Relax!

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Probably should, just got irritated during that exchange. Complete lack of logic being proved wrong

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Link to the convo?

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Don't do it.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Now then now then, this is a family friendly site

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      need another chilwell goal to save my season

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        As long as Ziyech assists

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Loving the Brosstan analogy

    • GROBARI
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Baps?

      • JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        TAA/Pereira>Chilwell/Ziyech for a hit would have worked out well. Brought in Bowen instead & kept Trossard. Season summed up. Probably 4 points 4 Bowen/TAA.

      • aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Chilwell lost all his bonus points?

        Will he get something for the winning goal?

      • FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        One of these two moves on the cards

        A) Kane + Son -> Werner + Fernandes (Fernandes to KDB just before City vs Fulham)
        B) Kane + Maupay -> Werner + Antonio (enough itb to do Son to KDB the following week)
        C) Son + Saiss -> Fernandes + Coufal

        Thoughts?

      • Jolly Good
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cmon Chilwell one more

      • Gooner Kebab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Gotta pull my head out of the sand, gotta get at least one of Chilwell and Ziyech

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Get both it's a party

      • Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Fellow James and Zouma owners let’s make ourselves known

        1. stxrty
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Have Zouma, but have Chilwell so... \o/

        2. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Go on Moroccan KDB, time to grab a goal

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Moroccan Mahrez

            1. stxrty
                2 months, 20 days ago

                He's far better.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Don’t forget his Leicester title winning season, he has amazing ability, form is the issue

                  1. stxrty
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      He's far better now then. That okay?

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        Of course pal, everyone has their opinion 🙂

            2. You've got red on you.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              How to fund De Bruyne?

              Martinez
              TAA - Chilwell - Lamptey
              Graelish - Son - Trossard - Salah
              Kane - Jimenez - DCL

              Steer - Kilman - Bissouma - Dunne

              -------------------------------------------------------------------------

              a) Son + Jimenez ----> De Bruyne + Bamford

              b) Kane + Trossard ----> De Bruyne + Brewster/5.3 forward

              c) Kane + Son + Trossard ----> De Bruyne + Bamford + Ziyech -4

              d) Kane + Son ----> De Bruyne + 8.6 forward

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                not needed, will regret removing spurs assets

              2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                A

            3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              McCarthy Taylor Chilwell Adams Werner so far this GW, Bowen tonight too!

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                nice luck

            4. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Werner off Giroud on