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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    The stage is set for a Trent mega haul

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

      Yawn

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

      Who says that? 😆

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This season lol

  2. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Benjamin (not Reece) James Chillwell, get in!!!

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

    Do people actually not own Chilwell??

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

      The dead 75%

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Was going to this week but would have meant to a hit and Bruno out

    3. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yes me, can’t own every player!

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

      He had 2 shots from inside the box all season going into this gameweek, and I needed Zouma plus cash to prepare for other moves. It's reasonable to go without him depending on how your team's set up.

  4. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Please werner, just get at least one return today..

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

      This

  5. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Neeeeed some werner returns

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Everyone serious owns Chilwell anyway, so why celebrate?

    1. Top Dog
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Silly comment

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

      Yawn.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Looks like I’ll be dropping big time then 🙁

    4. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I don’t and I’ll definitely finish above you. 😉

  7. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Pool CS likely now.

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

      Kevin has something to say about that

    2. Wrong Captain Again
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What leads you to this conclusion?

  8. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    damn switched cappo from Chillt to Son 2 mins before Deadline 🙁 🙁

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      No excuse then for not changing back.

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

      Bad decision

    3. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wouldn’t be too disappointed yet, no CS

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

      No bottle serves you right, hope son blanks

  9. Must.Go.Faster.
      2 months, 13 days ago

      OMG!! Captain ChilliWilli!! Was only looking for a clean sheet from him, with a Bap or two

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

        Nice call

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

        Wow lol, fair play. No kane or son though??

        1. Must.Go.Faster.
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Have both Kane and Son, but thought I’d take the risk

          • Must.Go.Faster.
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Only really looking to win my ML and no one owns him. I know, I know, casuals ML, lol, but I’ll take it.

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

          Good thing is more people will drop trent

          Might look to bring him back in

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I’m thinking a back 3 of:

            Trent, Chilwell, Lamptey (Kilman, Mitchell/cheapie)

            1. ...al
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              That's pretty much mine with Robertson. Fund available for trenty upgrade

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

            Same, surprised TAA hasnt hauled yet. If I get him in though I'll have to shift to 4 at the back, which I can do but wasnt overly keen on.
            I dont think I will blindly punt him, as im not keen on 4 at the back, but soon as he shows something then probably. I like jumping on players that the mass ditch, like Werner, TAA, as long as they are actually decent that is.

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Chillwell haul = season over, see you next year

        4. The Yorkshire Pirlo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Season over.

        5. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Brewster doing anything?
          Or is the service non existing as previous?

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

            0 service. These aren't the games for brewster, maybe against lower table opp

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

            Nothing. I have him 3rd on bench. Fair enough

          3. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Ta!

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

          Chillwell owners chilling well tonight

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

          (C) Chilwell get up!

        8. ivantys
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Chilwell close again

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

            Chilwell close

          • Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            knew I should have done Semedo to Chilwell for a hit! argghhhh hes killing me

          • _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Almost a 2nd for chilwell

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

              Could have 3 already with a little mure luck

          • Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            CHILWELLL ALMOST AGAIN

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Hyyyype

          • Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Chilwell 🙂

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

            ChillyB close

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

              All aboard the ChillyB train

          • Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Chilwell almost a 2nd. Jesus Christ..

          • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Chilwell SoT again. He is essential. The new TAA

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

              You mean Alonso

          • TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Imagine...... he's surely getting an assist or another goal tonight

          • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            We want brace we want brace

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

            Reece James next please 🙁

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

              This

          • Dacra
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Chilwell and Ziyech was nice there 😉

          • ...al
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Chilwell could have had a hatty

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

            Who is the CHE attacker here, Chilwell or Werner?