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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. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Offside no pen

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Boo

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Who to start out of cresswell or AWB ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Cresswell, higher upside

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks both 🙂

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      AWB, as... West Brom

  3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 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. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Nay

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 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
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 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 …
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I have tripple city defense and no Gundo.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 18 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 …
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

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

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 18 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
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Ignore double up comment

    4. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Nay

      Prefer Saka & McCarthy > Gundog & Pope

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        He can't. He has triple city defs

      2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I have triple city defense already

    5. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 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 …
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

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

  4. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 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
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Chilwell a very lucky boy.

  6. tomasjj
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Soucek and Wilson to DCL and Gundo for a hit

    Yay or Nay?

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yep

    2. rupopo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yep

    3. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers for that

  7. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Ederson on pens would rock the FPL world

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 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
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Sure is haha

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Awful from Chilwell.

    Alonso might be a better defender 😮

  9. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I’m jealous

    2. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No Ederson

  10. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Not if you’re Pickford.

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 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
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Exactly!

    4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 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
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        foolish*

  11. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Who will I bench then?

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Coufal?

  12. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 18 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
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Exactly. Pep is just joking (I think!)

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        They might only win that game by 3 so 😮

      3. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        KDB is on them when back.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Chilwell owners lucky!

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        *All the defence owners lucky

      3. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        what happened?

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

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

    • TheBiffas
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Antonio -> DCL free?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Hmm not sure. Wait for team news

        2. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yes but wait

        3. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Antonio has Shu and home though

          1. TheBiffas
              8 months, 18 days ago

              yeah thats what i was thinking

          2. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

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

        4. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 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
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 18 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
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              *BGW 29 reschedules into DGW26

        5. Milkman Bruno
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Chillwell and Mendy owner... phew

          • marcos11
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 18 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…
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Yes, Sterling

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. marcos11
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Gonna wc in 25 so just specifically for the City double

            3. Klip Klopp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              You’re losing Son?

              1. marcos11
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 18 days ago

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

            4. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Call me a fool but I like rashford for next 2

          • Pep Roulette
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Captain

            A. Gundo
            B. Sterling

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              B

            2. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              A - due to being very low rotation risk

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Sterling if he misses Swansea.

            4. Effe
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              A

            5. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

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

            6. Leonard hatred
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. Leonard hatred
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                or neither.

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

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Well does anyone?

                  Terrific player to have nonetheless

            7. Pep Roulette
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Cheers everyone

          • FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Pope captain locked in

          • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 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
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Rules.

          • chrismoo75
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

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

          • Klip Klopp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 18 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
              8 months, 18 days ago

              I don’t think you need Kane this GW

            2. TheBiffas
                8 months, 18 days ago

                not possible

              • tomasjj
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Salah to Gundo, one of your strikers to Kane?

              • AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Sell Salah and a forward.

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

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

              • Here's Tom with the We…
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

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

              • Couch Potato
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Biss > Gundog

                Roll FT

            3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Captain?

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

              1. FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

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

                1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 18 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
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 18 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.

            4. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 18 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
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  yes

              2. thegaffer82
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 18 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
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 18 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
                  8 months, 18 days ago

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

                  1. Here's Tom with the We…
                    • 10 Years
                    8 months, 18 days ago

                    I’ve had his hauls, so no sympathy please

                2. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 18 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
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Me

              4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Think I'm going Bruno captain.

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  It’s v hard not to go Gundogan

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 10 Years
                    8 months, 18 days ago

                    Agreed

                2. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Probably sensible but DGW fever etc etc.

                3. Leonard hatred
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 18 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
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 18 days ago

                    points not goals, clearly.

              5. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 18 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
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 18 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…
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  You’re a filthy casual.

                  1. Leonard hatred
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 18 days ago

                    thats a given.

                    TC Gungo for a -12 worth it?

              7. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

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