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

    Chillwell getting into Alonso esque positions here

  2. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    At 100k rank tier
    Ziyech EO 10%
    Chilwell EO 35%
    Happy with only Chilwell atm

    1. ivantys
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Ziyech is only on 5 points chill

      • Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Wow well done. I’m 5mil 😆

      • Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        100K rank?

        You can get 5 figure ranks? Is this an in game purchase?

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

        10% seems high

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

      3 - Abraham (27)
      2 - McGoldrick (26)
      1 - Chilwell (23)

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

        LOL

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

        It’s the 41st minute haha

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

        But early

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

        Clean sheet pints not added yet n00b.

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

          What clean sheet points n00b? It's 2-1

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

            Whoosh.

      5. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Why bother this early

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

          Finishes 2-1

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

        Chilwell fail

      7. Timon
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Stop the Count

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

      How do I get Chilwell back for a hit?

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

        ... when did you sell him?

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

          After 20 mins

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

        Ouch

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

      Chilwell vc, I wouldnt mind if Son misses out lol

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

        You don’t think son might get now than a goal and assist? What’s point in captaining him in first place if you don’t think at least that!

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

          Probably but he´s so highly owned so makes no difference

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

        Kane can rest

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Chilwell and Ziyech combo. Lovely stuff

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

        The other way around would be good

    6. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Another absolutely brutal week. 2 points so far. Hate this game.

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

        Overall?

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        You're still playing?

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

        From how many?

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

          2

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

            Not the end of the world

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

        You're on 7 points. DCL and James Rod

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

          -4 so 3

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

            Good point

      5. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Have you ever had a good week? See you complain week in and week out on here.

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

          😆

      6. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thought you said your season was over on GW 3? What happened why are you still here

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

          He's like Man Utd, turns so many corners and ends up back where he started.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            this is so true it hurts haha

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

        Thought you weren’t going to play anymore?

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

      Hames gets Fulham then it's a straight swap with Ziyech

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

      Abraham sitting on max baps is interesting

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        43 mins in mate

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

        Interesting? He's a forward. FWD BAP scores.

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

          Would have thought a defender scoring gets more baps for a goal seeing as it less likely? Not to mention Chilwell's other SOT's

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

            BAPs are set up so that players are rewarded for doing the things expected of them in their position

    9. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Any sense in having Trent and Chilwell?

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

        Lots of money tied up in defence when it seems nobody can keep a cleanie these days....

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

        100% yes, it’s where I’m heading. Just need to figure out how to get there, losing Bruno to enable it was my initial plan but that needs changing now!

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

        absolutely

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

      Can't believe this... ML leader capped chilwell. How are people this jammy...

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Lol it is not jammy. You are not a smart casual if you cannot see this

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

        Chill it’s like one return

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

        If anything you’re fortunate they’ve conceded.

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

        Not jammy at all, I would of expected a CS against Sheff Utd too. So consider yourself lucky he’s missed out on the CS.

      5. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Pretty noted Sheffield has an incredibly weak right hand side, Chilwell hogs the left side for Chelsea.

        Are people only casual and jammy when they do things you dont do?

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

          Yes..

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

        Skill

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

          Who’s your captain and does your ML leader own him?

      8. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Ziyech my SON

        Chilly my SON

        Glorious scenes

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

          Son my SON

      9. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Dont care much about the clean sheets, in this system Chilwell and James are fantastic for attacking points every game. For that price great value imo.

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

          Hopefully James isn't subbed off before he gets something then

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

          The next coming of TAA and Robbo?

          1. Free Hat
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yeah indeed. Lookalikes!
            Those were the days Taa and Robbo were under 5mil.

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

          Exactly, Im hoping for Chelsea CS's, but more interesting int ehir atatcking prowesss. So I otped for James and Chilwell, James nailenesss concerns me a bit but I have KWP cover.
          Tough call, nearly went for Chil and Mendy, but decided Leno can be my Guaita replacement.

          I was interested in Bellerin, and get Mendy instead but ah thats how it went

        4. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Same. CS is a likely bonus. I bought in Chilwell for his assists actually. Even 5pts is good for me

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

        1st in ML have Bruno, KWP, Chilwell and DCL so far. Great.

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

          Well he is 1st.

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

            His best OR before this season was about 3 million

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              why does that matter?

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

                just saying

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

                Season of the casual confirmed is why it matters... Joke season

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

          Got those, except Mccarthy over kwp. And bamford and Bruno.
          Still down at 3mil though! 😉

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

            He was 20 K before this GW

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

          Must be a Pro, needs an article ‘ how Niho992’ is my bitc# 🙂

        4. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          That's why he's first.

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

        I really hate Chelsea

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Why - it's silly.

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

        Who's the LW here, Werner or Chillwell?

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

          Chilly

      13. Joey Tribbiani
          2 months, 13 days ago

          rank already doubled ffs

        • Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Why it has to be Chilwell ffs

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

            Because watch games

        • Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Brought in Ziyech Chilwell.

          Lovely combo

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

            Bravo. No place for Ziyech for me need City and Utd mids instead

            1. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              thanks. Getting Bruno next GW prolly.

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

          Werner is POOP yet owned by nearly 25% of players.

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

          The Leicester fans who banged on about Chilwell being rubbish have been a bit quiet this season.

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

            (Although having both Pereira & Castagne, I doubt they need to worry much.)

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

          This hurts. Didn't think Zouma over Chilwell would hurt me so quickly.

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

            Buy nice or buy twice

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

              Yeah pretty much. But I need that money...

          2. Gooner Kebab
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Ouch

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

              I told ya to get Chilwell. I went Chilwell. You never know Zouma is still in Europe for aerial duels

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

            Mate, why did you go for that?

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

              Why do you think

        • TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Pulisic and Havertz not even on the pitch and Chelsea looking decent

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I think without the overload of attackers Chelsea is much more balanced. Kovacic in midfield settles them quite a bit as Kante doesnt have to play box to box.

            Chelsea bought too many attackers and dont know what to do with them now

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

              Ziyech and Chilwell make the difference. If it wasn't that clown Kepa agaiant Southampton and WBA now we would have been top of the league

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

                True

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

          That guy will be back soon to tell us about his Bruno cap and a link to his team

        • FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Ziyech to match Fernandes' brace. Too much to ask for?

          1. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            nayyy

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

            Yes

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

          More Chelsea goals second half please 🙂

          1. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Sheffiled to crumble and concede 5 more

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

            You'll get your wish

        • Agger
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I wouldn’t have Brewster even if he was 0.5m. He’s had about 3 touches in 2 games

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

            Forward for 4.5.....what do you want? 🙂

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

            invisible striker

          3. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Brewster is effectively 0m lol

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

          Time for big Chris to rally the troops, I’ll take a 2-2 from here

        • La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Alaba goal, Bayern up 2-1

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            My bad 1-1

        • Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Sheffields big issue is their keeper

          Not only have they lost a good keeper theyve replaced him with a useless one

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

            Footbal experct

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

            Good keepers are extremely hard to find and expensive, Ramsdale isnt useless. That said, Hart was on a free and Spurs snapped him up, Hart probably would have been the better choice.
            He has been very decent so far and has a presence in the dressing room, plus a proven winner.