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Chilwell returns to Chelsea XI as Tuchel explains Alonso and Hudson-Odoi benchings

Chelsea will be aiming to make it four clean sheets in as many matches under their new manager when they face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane this evening.

Kick-off in the last of four Premier League fixtures to take place on a busy Sunday is at 19:15 GMT.

The Blues are unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel but the German hasn’t kept an unchanged starting XI in any of his four matches in charge and tinkers with his line-up again this evening.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is one casualty, dropping to the bench and losing his ever-present starter status under Tuchel.

Olivier Giroud is recalled and will be supported by Mason Mount and Timo Werner in the three-man Chelsea attack.

Marcos Alonso also makes way, with Ben Chilwell recalled.

Tuchel explained those two changes ahead of kick-off:

For Marcos, it was no need to take the risk to let him play three in a row in 10 days after a long pause in competition for him. So, there was the choice of Chilly. It was the same reason for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The German’s final alteration was an enforced one, with Andreas Christensen stepping in to replace the injured Thiago Silva.

Chris Wilder has gone one better than the man in the opposition dugout, making four changes to his line-up.

Kean Bryan and Max Lowe replace the ineligible Ethan Ampadu and the injured George Baldock in Wilder’s two enforced tweaks.

And the regular rotation continues up top, with Oliver Burke and Ollie McBurnie ousting David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp from the front two.

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Bryan, Lowe, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Bogle, Burke, McBurnie.

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell, Mount, Giroud, Werner.


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1,645 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ivantys
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Offside no pen

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Boo

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Who to start out of cresswell or AWB ?

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Very touch decision. Probably Cresswell. WHU defence is more solid than Utd

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cresswell, higher upside

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Thanks both 🙂

        • FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          AWB, as... West Brom

      3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Help guys
        Martinez
        Stones Rudiger Cancelo Dias
        Saka Bruno Salah
        DCL Bamford Antonio

        McCarthy Konsa Grealish Son

        Stones + Son > Mee + (G)undo -4

        Yay or nay?

        1. One of Those Days
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Nay

        2. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Unsure, can you lose someone else than Son and do the move?

          1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I can do without Son because they play City. Next is West Ham away which I can take but will bring him the week after.

        3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Not for Mee. Got to lose Saka for Gundo. Spurs will have a few doubles and got to keep son

          1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I have tripple city defense and no Gundo.

            1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I'm not against losing a City def, I'm against losing Son when he has DGWs coming up and Kane is now back.

              1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I can bring him back in place of Saka who has LEE. I have no pressing concerns elsewhere.

                1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Waste of a transfer to lose Son then bring him back. I know you need to lose a City def, I would prefer a SGW defender like Creswell than a Burnley defender who can easily outscore double Burnley CS with cs and attacking points. Pope is the best Burnley defensive option for DGW24. Double up is overkill imo

                  1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Ignore double up comment

        4. Couch Potato
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Nay

          Prefer Saka & McCarthy > Gundog & Pope

          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            He can't. He has triple city defs

          2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I have triple city defense already

        5. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Honestly that would probably pay off. That being said, your bench is so strong it looks silly to take a -4

          1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Or I just roll the trannie and instead captain Dias or Bruno for (wba)

      4. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Martinez, Forster
        Cancelo, Stones, Mee, Coufal, Kilman
        Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo, Soucek
        Antonio, DCL, Bamford

        2FTs, 5.7itb -- Thoughts on this?

        dgw24 -- Forster > Pope & save (makes 6 for the dgw)
        gw25 -- Pope, Soucek > Forster, Son

      5. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Chilwell a very lucky boy.

      6. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Soucek and Wilson to DCL and Gundo for a hit

        Yay or Nay?

        1. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yep

        2. rupopo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yep

        3. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers for that

      7. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ederson on pens would rock the FPL world

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I don't think he will. Would be panic station if he misses and other team counters.

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            No way he is on pens. If the keeper saves it, it’s a bloody long way back to goal

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Sure is haha

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

        Awful from Chilwell.

        Alonso might be a better defender 😮

      9. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        All set for this BB. How's it looking

        Mendy
        MEE DIAS DIGNE
        GUNDOGAN STERLING Grealish Bruno
        DCL Kane Antonio
        AREOLA LOWTON Saka Coufal

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I’m jealous

        2. hullcityfan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          No Ederson

      10. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Can't understand that when it's offside it's no pen. May as well just punch someone after the flag has been raised, only for it be no pen

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          You would be sent off for violent conduct, offside or not

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Not if you’re Pickford.

          2. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            You wouldn’t punch them but a ‘very bad tackle’ could be used

        2. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          You wouldn't do that unless you want a ban!

        3. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Ye - in theory if as a defender you know it’s offside you can intentionally seriously injure the oppositions star player

          It’s a ridiculous rule if you take it to it’s logical conclusion

          1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Exactly!

        4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Read all your responses, and obviously nobody would be fish enough to do that but it just tests the premises of the law

          1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            foolish*

      11. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        2 FT, 4.4 ITB

        Martinez ¦ Forster
        Maguire Coufal Cancelo Lowton
        Bruno Rashford Grealish Barnes
        Jesus Ings
        ¦ Saka Wilson Holding

        Barnes -> Gundogan OR Wilson -> DC-L?

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Not sure I would lose Barnes, but why not do both if you can?
          Saving for next GW?

          1. Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Who will I bench then?

        2. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Coufal?

      12. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Imagine how stupid Pep and City would look if Ederson were to take a penalty and it were to be saved or come back off the post and concede on the counter

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Exactly. Pep is just joking (I think!)

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

            They might only win that game by 3 so 😮

          3. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            KDB is on them when back.

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Chilwell owners lucky!

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            They own Chilwell who is second choice to Alonso, they aren’t that lucky!

          2. ivantys
              2 months, 8 days ago

              *All the defence owners lucky

            • Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              what happened?

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Was just a really clumsy challenge for the penalty which was offside earlier 🙂

          3. TheBiffas
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Antonio -> DCL free?

              1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Hmm not sure. Wait for team news

              2. Klip Klopp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yes but wait

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

                Antonio has Shu and home though

                1. TheBiffas
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    yeah thats what i was thinking

                2. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Gotta wait for news given the next fixture for West Ham.

              4. Buck The Trent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                1FT and might WC in 25. Any suggestions?

                Pope*
                Cancelo* Stones* Digne* Coufal
                Gundo* Bruno Rash Salah
                DCL* Antonio

                Subs: Bamford, Dallas Saka

                1. Ian & Zen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  wait for fa cup teams, results, injuries, covid tests, results of gw24, GDW 29 reschedules...lots to happen ..be patient

                  1. Ian & Zen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    *BGW 29 reschedules into DGW26

              5. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Chillwell and Mendy owner... phew

                • marcos11
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Best midfielder for a one week punt next week? Any budget.

                    Currently have
                    Salah Bruno Son Maddison Gundo and planning Son > Sterling

                    1. Here's Tom with the We…
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Yes, Sterling

                    2. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      I think Rashford for next 2 v WBA and Newcastle and possibly into DGW 26

                      1. marcos11
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Gonna wc in 25 so just specifically for the City double

                      2. Klip Klopp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        You’re losing Son?

                        1. marcos11
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Will consider getting him and/or Kane in for gw26 when i wildcard

                        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Call me a fool but I like rashford for next 2

                      3. Pep Roulette
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Captain

                        A. Gundo
                        B. Sterling

                        1. Here's Tom with the We…
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          B

                        2. TheDragon
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          A - due to being very low rotation risk

                        3. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Sterling if he misses Swansea.

                        4. Effe
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          A

                        5. DannyDrinkVodka
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          I think that if you've already splashed out on Sterling......you gotta give him the armband

                        6. Leonard hatred
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          It'll be about EO then - Sterling if you're chasing points, Gundo if you're not.

                          1. Leonard hatred
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            or neither.

                            call me a fithy casual, but i'm not convinced gundo is going to keep hauling every game indefinitely.

                            1. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Well does anyone?

                              Terrific player to have nonetheless

                        7. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Cheers everyone

                      4. FPL Kaka
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Pope captain locked in

                      5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Why can't City swap GKs for the duration of the penalty? Ederson can go back in nets the next time the ball goes out of play

                        1. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Rules.

                      6. chrismoo75
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Need Leeds game to get cancelled. DCL and Coufal waiting patiently in line for Bamford and Dallas

                      7. Klip Klopp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Please help! How do I get Gundo and Kane in to this team?

                        I have 2 FTs and 2.5 itb

                        Martinez
                        Stones / Maguire / Cancelo
                        Salah (c) / Son / Bruno / Grealish
                        DCL / Bamford / Antonio

                        Forster, Coufal / Bissouma, Douglas

                        Thank you

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

                          I don’t think you need Kane this GW

                        2. TheBiffas
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            not possible

                          • tomasjj
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Salah to Gundo, one of your strikers to Kane?

                          • AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Sell Salah and a forward.

                          • Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            I don't think Kane needed this week
                            Liverpool lucky to get even 1 goal today

                          • Here's Tom with the We…
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            I wouldn’t do it personally, but, Son and Antonio to Gundo and Kane

                          • Couch Potato
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Biss > Gundog

                            Roll FT

                        3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Captain?

                          A) Pope
                          B) Gundo
                          C) Sterling
                          D) DCL

                          1. FPL Kaka
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Pope. If he concedes both those games it is crippling bad luck

                            1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Yeah, on paper Pope looks to be the best option but then you realise it's Burnley and anything can happen

                          2. ivantys
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Going Pope is mental. Their defence hasn't been solid and palace and fulham don't actually shoot much for him to make saves.

                          3. TheDragon
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Is this a team you would bench boost? I can get it for a -4 (have WC left too)

                            Martinez, POPE
                            WanBissaka, DIAS, CANCELO, MEE, Coufal
                            Salah, Fernandes, Grealish, GUNDOGAN, RODRIGUEZ
                            DCL, Antonio, Bamford

                            1. TheBiffas
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                yes

                            2. thegaffer82
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              What on earth was that from Chilwell?

                              Premier League DFer who can’t even judge the flight of a simple cross

                              *facepalm*

                            3. DannyDrinkVodka
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Can we spare a thought for all those poor souls that finally decided to start Soucek and benched DCL?

                              1. TheDragon
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Anyone who has ever had a Soucek haul gets no sympathy from me

                                1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  I’ve had his hauls, so no sympathy please

                              2. Sun Jihai
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                I saw OR#709 captained Soucek and benched Gundogan and DCL - painful! https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5528106/event/23/

                              3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Me

                            4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Think I'm going Bruno captain.

                              1. TheDragon
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                It’s v hard not to go Gundogan

                                1. thegaffer82
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  Agreed

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

                                Probably sensible but DGW fever etc etc.

                              3. Leonard hatred
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                between bruno & DCL for me.

                                whichever way i cut it the numbers come out about the same. DCL higher floor, but bruno more likely to score 10+

                                1. Leonard hatred
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  points not goals, clearly.

                            5. RAFA THE GAFFA
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Soucek+Robbo >> Salah+Digne (-4)?
                              And bench Bam Bam.

                              Pope
                              Coufal, Dias, Cancelo
                              Son, Bruno, Soucek**, Gündo
                              Bamford, Antonio, DCL
                              (McCarthy, Raphina, Dallas, Robbo)

                            6. Leonard hatred
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              You know guys - call me a fithy casual, but i'm not convinced gundo is going to keep hauling double digits every game indefinitely.

                              1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                You’re a filthy casual.

                                1. Leonard hatred
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  thats a given.

                                  TC Gungo for a -12 worth it?

                            7. DycheDycheBaby
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Will tonight be the night...that the not so prolific Timo Werner...scores a goal?