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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. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Chelsea concedes. It was given

  2. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    YESSSS

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    OMG YES!!!

  4. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    RIP double Chelsea cs

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Likewise

  5. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    So typical of this season....

  6. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    So much for my double Chelsea defence.

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Fooook

  8. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    You bring in Chilwell for a hit and Chelsea conceed 🙄

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      NEVER take a hit to get a defender in (unless it’s Trent)

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 19 days ago

        And the defender you transferred out kept a CS?

      • ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        dont take hits for defenders

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      How do my premium defenders keep conceding to these carthorses FFS

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Brewster assist???

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Berge

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Number 8

    5. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      YESSSSSSSSS CSSS GONE

    6. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Mcgoldrick chelsea....mcgoldrick.......

    7. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sheffield Utd are Chelsea's bogey side.

    8. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      lol at double chelski defense

    9. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      same old Chelsea defence, using Kepa as a scape goat

    10. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Chilwell no CS

      Get in 😀

    11. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Haha I imagine everyone has Chelsea so this is a huge blow ..

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I raise you with double Leeds...

    12. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Lmao. Double Chelsea defense. Yay.

      1. nibby
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Lol, that's why i never double up

    13. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      TAA to Chilwell went fantastic

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cue TAA 18 point haul

    14. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Can't do anything right this season!

      Absolutely terrible at this game.

    15. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      brilliant goal

    16. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sorry for breaking Zouma

    17. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Double chelsea cleanie gone and im laughing looool

      Why do i even bother

    18. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Why did James have to bloody start

    19. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Martinez to Mendy went well

    20. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      NOW LIVERPOOL WILL KEEP CS WITH TAA GOAL

    21. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Lmao. Bring in James, get the start and then they concede against Sheffield United????

    22. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeeeees! Lets go Sheffield!

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Why couldn't that Chilwell goal have gone in? More list Chilwell/James points ffs!

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Was an abraham flick

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              No it wasn't

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Chilwell owner but couldn't care less 🙂