Dugout Discussion

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

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,333 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Timo off

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

    German tank off for Le Donk

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Merc off, Donkey on.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      *Citeron 2CV

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

    Ziyech my SON

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

      Just focus on yourself mate. I study your posts and I see how intelligent you are. This place is troll ridden now sadly.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Still waiting for them Spurs clean sheets mate

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

        1 bad predict vs 10 good ones, hmm.

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      ha i remember that exchange. I just let it go. No point arguing with idiots.

  5. The Gambler.
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Why is chilwell miles behind on BPS?

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Everything is going up the right

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Wondering that too!!! Tammy A. and Werner both ahead and have lost possession loads!!

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Kante assist laughable, too.

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Casuals flying past me in my mini league. Sick of it now.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      just focus on yourself mate 😉

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

    Foden, Robbo -> Ziyech & Cancelo done. Gotta move fast. Ziyech price rocketing..

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Do Ziyech and Cancelo have any IB games?

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Good question

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

          Ziyech has 2 games

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

    Chilwell no BAPS

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

      Winning goal

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

    Ziyech the main catalyst for Chelsea clicking into gear, incredible at ball progression and amazing creator. What a player

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

      Yeah how does a player like that go so unnoticed by the really big teams like Barca.

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        They played against Sheffield United..

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

      Wondering whether he's going to be as effective when Havertz is available

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

        That should only help him imo

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

          I hope, am getting him in

    3. stxrty
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Has ultimate end product. Something we massively lacked last year.

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

      Bamford > Werner

    5. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      'Scores will normalise.'

      Peope know **** all.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        This is a normal score?
        Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool isn’t

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

      DCL, Chilwell & James so far. Usually would have been happy, but every other assets deliver so feels like a bad start

    7. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Rashford and Son > Bruno and Ziyech?

    8. Lacabacca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Everyone counting on Chilwell’s winning goal for bonus points. Pretty sure these days winning goal bonuses are added real time and not after the game.

      1. ivantys
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah I'm sure too, like the Ings one last week was immediately added after they conceded the 3rd.

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

        Non-Werner owners like me got lucky today

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Agreed, nearly sold Jimmy for him.

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

          Could have been at least a brace

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        3 - Ziyech (39)
        2 - Abraham (32)
        1 - Werner, Kanté (31)

        1. Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Hakim my man

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

        Finally some points for me!

        Pulisic, Dallas > Ziyech, Cresswell for free looking ok so far.

        31 from 4 and creeping towards the top 1M. The way this season's going nice to finally get some positive movement.

        Sorry for the pointless post 😀

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Big up

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

            Just glad for something that isn’t disaster!

      5. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Abraham jumped from 29 to 32 BPS a while ago and during that period all I saw him do was lose possession and have blocked attempts on goal!

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 21 days ago

            It's rigged

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              It's not, stats take time to be counted.

        2. Must.Go.Faster.
            2 months, 21 days ago

            50k incoming.
            4-1 is my prediction on the sports prediction app.
            No more goals, no more goals!!

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Congrats

          • Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            My 50-50 call this week was Bruno and Chilwell vs KDB and RJames.

            Went for the latter. Feel a bit ill.

          • Sco
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            We're all in agreement Ramsdale is by far the worst keeper in the league, right? Which is some achievement considering Jordan Pickford exists.

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He's ok. Definitely not the worst. Pickford and Meslier are far far worse

              1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Meslier? He’s a kid and he’s decent

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I agree - Ramsdale is poor enough. And he was like 17 or 18 million, right?!

          • Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Come on Zouma get 1 goal

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

              Thought i'd save a penny or two so can upgrade elsewhere. Seems a mistake now bringing him in and not Chillwell.

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

            After a mare of getting in pulisic last week.. moving to ziyech has softened the blow.

          • The Yorkshire Pirlo
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Does it look like we need some Chelsea players then? If so, who...

            1. fr3d
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              We?

            2. Jolly Good
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Chilwell, Ziyech ... and Timo?

            3. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Double up with Chilwell and Ziyech

            4. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Chilwell is a no brainer ; but Ziyech, Pulisic, Werner and Havertz together is going to be a challenge to pick!

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

            is the game over yet?

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Over for SHU

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

                lol

          • George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Which option

            A. Bruno & Kilman

            B. Ziyech & Robbo

            1. Jolly Good
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              A

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Foden to ziyech or greilish could be a tough choice

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Why? He has great fixtures coming on, and he's been performing well for a city asset

            2. RyanKent14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Sure is tough, I have both but ziyech looks really good, involved in everything

          • Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Hakim having fun. Cheeky lad.

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

              Looks a player with vision and skill to execute. Could be gold if stays fit.

          • BOATIES FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I have exact money to do JRod to Ziyech for free.

            Obvious move right?

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

              Jrod has fulham next so not sure.

            2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Lol go for it and watch it come back to bite you

            3. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Nah keep for Fulham

            4. Gooner Kebab
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Found it tough to pull the trigger when looking at Everton's next 3 fixtures

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

              Cheers All.