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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. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    My double Chelsea defence is off to a flyer. 😆

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Same here!!!

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

    No one serious has doubled up on Chelsea defenders

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

      sure, you mean it was your plan but didnt get around to it yet.
      Chilwell, Zouma, James and Mendy are bad options? Get real

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

        zouma is

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    chelsea looking really shaky at the back here

  4. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    that James+Chiwell combination looked so good just few minutes ago. Now this lmao

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Double Chelsea defense? Wtf, no need for that.

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        got James long ago, and have Saiss to get rid of. Chiwell is the best replacement

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

      Yep I was drooling... now I am crying 🙁

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

    Chelsea better lose now

    Crap team

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Have you ever said anything positive?

  6. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Had to happen. Sold TAA and brought in Zouma 😀

  7. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Hooooold Blades

  8. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Oh for gods sake. This season is so painful.

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Chilwell owners chilling with 1 point today

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      lol

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

    Loathe Chelsea bit here I was hoping for a CS from them because I brought in Chilwell. Not sure FPL is good for me.

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

      I have Mendy and R James also. What are you complaining.

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

        Think you didn't get my point. Real football more important than fantasy imo.

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

    SHU are having a go here ... could be an open game ...

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

    Useless plastic rent boys

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

    So basically Trent is keeping a CS and scoring right?

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

      Nah, city will score. Trent maybe assist

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      yes freekick goal

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

      Hopefully sinse I still have him.

  14. Jolly Good
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Chilwell captain fail ...

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

      I nearly VC him but chickened out. But captain, really? No other options?

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I captained Ivanovic twice during a season back when he was hauling 15 pointers regularly.

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

    No chance this toothless chelsea side finish top 4

  16. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    3 of 4 mcgoldricks PL goals have come against Chelsea apparently? Incredible stat.

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

      Both ways

  17. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    TAA mega haul incoming!

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

      Would be great

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

    Chilwell started this match poorly in a defensive sense. Missed the crossfield ball that got Sheffield United up the field in the first place. Also was at fault for a dangerous possession turnover in the first minute. Unlike him, as he has been nearly flawless since joining #CFC

    https://twitter.com/NizaarKinsella/status/1325132082733969409?s=19

    🙁

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      looks tired

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

        He's due a rest tbh.

        Not that Southgate will give him one...

  19. Openboxman
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Captain Chilwell and reece james playing.

    Fml.

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

      Sheer madness if you don't have either Kane or Son

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

        I have son. But I'm chasing.

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

          Chasing what? There's still 30 games left to play. You'll be chasing even more if you keep making maverick differential captain picks.

  20. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Chilwell > Taylor?

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

    Who shrunk Brewster?

  22. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Perfect

  23. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Still time for Zouma goal...

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Ziyech switched off for the corner, needs to do better!

  25. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Chucky I hope you didn’t captain Chilwell....

  26. schlupptheweek
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I'm becoming a better Anti-FPL every week!

  27. King Carlos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Transferred Ryan out after a no-show last GW. Brought in Mendy and Zouma... my life. Joke.

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

      Relax it's just a game

      1. King Carlos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        You're right.

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

      Lucky I kept Ryan, its a coin flip season though, pickford dropping and coming back. Mendy and zouma still great longterm picks

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

    Not a big deal for Chelsea conceding. Many teams have at least a Chelsea defender.

  29. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Haven't had a Chelsea defender in about 3 seasons and don't think that'll change this season

  30. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Chillwell and Dallas