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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. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    any chilly involvement?

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      No. Werner assist.

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        AA?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Yep

    2. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      looks good. 2nd assist there.

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        btw, anyone else feel they could include 2nd assist especially if it is integral to the goal?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          No.

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Would become way too subjective. Can't have that.

  2. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Do you think gündo will play Both games on dgw? I wiill captain him

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Yup.

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I think so

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      triple captain

    4. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      He is too integral right now. He will play both for sure, maybe not 90/90

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Yo... Mount could be a shout

    1. ivantys
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Should be a thrashing vs a depleted newcastle side, it's just hard to predict their lineup and scorers.

    2. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Have Stones.

      Mee or Cancelo/Dias for TAA.

      Worried maybe the city option might not play both games while Mee surely would..

      1. Z
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Dias is so value

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Dias will play.

      3. ivantys
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Cancelo will surely play in the harder games too.

      4. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Relying on Bamford and Dallas to save me from a 100k red arrow.

        Martinez and DCL laughing at me from the bench. Good greif

        1. HellasLEAF
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I benched DCL as well for Wilson. Foolish.

          1. Lazaretti
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            0/ same move.

      5. Z
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Guys, do we mby know what could be double games in GW 26?

        Thank you!

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Follow Ben Crellin on twitter for DGW26 permutations. We should know more after fa cup games during the week

          1. Z
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Ty!

        2. marcos11
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Should be confirmed after FA Cup games midweek

            1. Z
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Ty

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I'm thinking Johnstone to Pope and roll 2nd FT.

          Any other moves you would suggest here that could be worth considering?

          1FT 6.7itb
          Johnstone*
          Cancelo Digne Stones
          Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
          Bamford Antonio DCL
          (Martinez Cresswell Holding Soucek)

          1. Z
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Mby Raphina to Roudrigez?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Not when Leeds have DGW25

          2. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            No I’d just do that move

          3. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Good transfer, roll the other one

          4. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Just Johnstone to Pope is good. Gives you enough DGW coverage I think.

          5. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            I'd play Cresswell over Bamford.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              I was burnt with playing a midfielder over DCL this GW. I don't think I would start Creswell over Bamford who has pens and can easily get attacking points against arsenal

        4. Feed tha Sheep
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Pope
          Stones Cancelo Coufal
          Gund Salah Bruno Grealish Soucek
          DCL Bamford
          (Johnstone Adams Dallas Justin)

          Who to get in with FT (8ITB)?

          A. Digne
          B. Mee (double up with Pope)
          C. Everton attacker
          D. Other
          E. Save and two for next week DGW

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            You already have Pope, DCL and triple city. I think that's enough for 24 and would roll FT

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              +1

          2. luk46
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Soucek > James or Rashford maybe (if hes confirmed banned)

        5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          How has Werner only dropped by 0.3m?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            He's an interesting one again

          2. Nomar
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Probably most people sold him en-masse in the same week.

          3. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            How has KDB only dropped by 0.1 when 20% of the game sold him.

          4. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            I like how TAA is only 0.1m below his starting price despite losing more than 60% of his GW1 owners

          5. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Lots of people kept him for various reasons . . .

        6. lewis1290
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          it’s timo time lads

        7. Nomar
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Hopefully get a Rudiger CS and a BAP.

          1. lewis1290
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 27 days ago

            coyrs

        8. luk46
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          POPE
          CANCELO STONES Coufal Shaw
          Salah Grealish Bruno GÜNDOGAN
          DCL Antonio
          Martinez Son KWP Brewster

          I will wc in gw25, using my ft would be ideal... would you do Son > Rashford and bench Coufal or Shaw?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            You may as well since you are WC

          2. 7_Dan_7
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Don't get rid of Son. See how Sheffield do second half but I'd edge benching Coufal

            • luk46
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              ye, I just think theres no standout midfield option to justify benching Coufal or Shaw tbf...

              1. luk46
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                I got Son at his current price, so it wouldnt matter at all

          3. Nomar
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Tempted to go for Areola for the DGW.

            Anyone else?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              If you don't have enough funds for Pope then he is worth considering

          4. tibollom
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            hey guys; what do you reckon I should do? 1 FT and 1m ITB...Lloris to Pope?

            LLoris Button
            awb cancelo dias mee Ctaylor
            salah bruno son raphina gundo
            bam dcl watkins

          5. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Never captained a Goalkeeper before. This week coming is probably the best reasonable chance to be able to do it.

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              There were few gws where I captained a gk, but oh my, they are painful to watch

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                They are probably next level in terms of how anxious it would be, especially with Burnley who invite teams to shoot. But that said, could be two Pope 10 pointers.

            2. ivantys
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Capping Pope is mental, Fulham and palace barely have any shots on target.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  This is a relevant point and any team can score a goal out of something to wipe clean sheets.

                  Especially with VAR dishing out penalty kicks etc.

                  1. ivantys
                      5 months, 27 days ago

                      It's just against these 2 teams who don't shoot at all. I rather cap Mee instead, at least he has a chance of scoring from set piece and get random bonus.

                  2. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Would you say he's likely to get 10+ points though? If so, then he should be in consideration.

                    1. ivantys
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        Even 2 CS is just 6-7 each for him as those 2 teams don't shoot enough. I'd rather try Mee instead if you're thinking of capping a Burnley defence.

                  3. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    Ederson?

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        Snap

                    2. Milkman Bruno
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        Capping Ederson? 😉

                    3. 7_Dan_7
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        GW24 plans - who to replace Robbo with (team below)?

                        A) Cancelo
                        B) Stones
                        C) Shaw

                        Pope
                        Coufal | Dias | Robbo
                        Salah | Son | Bruno | Gundo
                        Bamford | Watkins | Antonio
                        (Martinez James Dallas Bissouma)

                        1. stu92
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 27 days ago

                          I'm really liking the look of Shaw tbh. I guess it's whether you want to double down on City, or look to spread risk/reward across another good looking defence.

                      • stu92
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 27 days ago

                        Soucek & Robertson > Gundo & Mee?

                        1. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 27 days ago

                          Solid

                        2. 7_Dan_7
                            5 months, 27 days ago

                            Yes yes yes

                          • Pep Roulette
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 27 days ago

                            Ez yes

                          • Tonyawesome69
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 27 days ago

                            Yes - just these move in isolation without seeing your team

                        3. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 27 days ago

                          Want to switch to two City mids who goes Barnes?

                          Son, Salah, #Foden, Barnes, Bruno

                          1. BrockLanders
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 27 days ago

                            Son or Barnes

                            1. Bushwhacker
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 27 days ago

                              Can't be Son now Kane is back.

                          2. FantasyClub
                              5 months, 27 days ago

                              Yeh I’m replacing Barnes...you thinking Foden will play that #9 role again or rested?

                              1. g40steve
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 27 days ago

                                After past two performances Pep knows he has found his new false 9?

                                1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                  • 10 Years
                                  5 months, 27 days ago

                                  Who?

                                  1. FantasyClub
                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                      Foden played the #9 role, he did very well, so I’m asking if anyone thinks he’ll keep that spot or get rotated again

                                      1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                        • 10 Years
                                        5 months, 27 days ago

                                        You not hear Peps comments?

                                        1. FantasyClub
                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                            No, What did he say?

                                            1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                              • 10 Years
                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                              Foden found it hard in the first half picking up certain positions ( as a false 9) he finds it easier out wide

                                              1. FantasyClub
                                                  5 months, 27 days ago

                                                  Thanks

                                      2. FantasyClub
                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                          That’s what I’m asking...

                                        • JIMMY764
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                          Worth considering...

                                          Pep: “But he's so young, doesn't understand some positions what you have to do. In the first half he was not in the right position. We work, but he's a little bit distracted in these issues. Playing wide is a bit easier for him, but he will learn.”

                                          1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                            • 10 Years
                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                            Or this lol

                                          2. FantasyClub
                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                              Okay not getting him then haha

                                              1. JIMMY764
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                5 months, 27 days ago

                                                Hmm that wouldn’t be how I would interpret the position thing.

                                                I’d say he’s a better FPL asset playing out wide. His goal and ‘real’ assist came from playing off the left once Jesus was on.

                                                1. FantasyClub
                                                    5 months, 27 days ago

                                                    Ah okay, picture is clearer now, Lescott talking about how good he was as a #9 confused me

                                                    1. JIMMY764
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Yeah to us peasants, Lescott included, maybe so. Pep has forgotten more about football than any of us know lol.

                                                      But yeah, I’d say he will be more effective in terms of direct attacking output playing in a wider position.

                                                  • JIMMY764
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    5 months, 27 days ago

                                                    Off the right*

                                        • Tonyawesome69
                                          • 2 Years
                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                          Definitely lose Barnes. Vardy is back and I think Barnes will have to stay wide on the touchline

                                      3. Joey Tribbiani
                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                          How is Werner still 12.4% owned

                                          1. g40steve
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                            Dead teams, huge ownership early doors

                                        • Flynny
                                          • 6 Years
                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                          As a grealish owner, am I best to keep for the long term

                                          Looking at ways to make him son for dgw26 - but grealish is going to have an extra dgw somewhere so maybe not worth it?? It's all so confusing!

                                          1. FantasyClub
                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                              I wouldn’t lose Grealish, good fixtures coming and yeah the DGW

                                            • aleksaa2
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                              Imo keep every Villa asset until gw30, their fixtures are turning then and they are awful. Find somehow a way to own both would be my advice.

                                              1. Flynny
                                                • 6 Years
                                                5 months, 27 days ago

                                                Cheers....guess I'll keep my options open re son. It will need to be grealish that I lose...

                                                Spurs also have good fixtures after dgw26

                                          2. AC/DC AFC
                                            • 5 Years
                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                            There's not going to be many people captaining Pope now after that Man City performance heading into the DGW.

                                            It's funny how it evolves quickly the narrative on here.

                                            1. aleksaa2
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                              That's good imo, today Son was a differential as a captain. I despise gws where one player has like 160%EO

                                            2. Bushwhacker
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                              Who seriously would captain pope?

                                          3. FantasyClub
                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                              That statement from Tuchel as to why Alonso and CHO were left out doesn’t leave me feeling very confident of Chillys position, he’s gone for me, can’t have his rotation risk it’s frustrating

                                              1. ivantys
                                                  5 months, 27 days ago

                                                  He's competing for a slot with both Alonso and CHO, yeah he should be gone imo.

                                                  1. FantasyClub
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Yeah agree...he’s playing ok though, his pass to Timo was key and on point but he’s not doing anything too great to keep Alonso out

                                                • BrockLanders
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  5 months, 27 days ago

                                                  Who the hell do I sell for Gundogan?

                                                  Salah, Bruno, Maddison, Raphina or Soucek

                                                  1. 7_Dan_7
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Soucek - tough fixtures after gw24

                                                    • Here's Tom with the We…
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Would have to be Soucek.

                                                    • Steve The Spud
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Souceck

                                                    • Camzy
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 11 Years
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Soucek.

                                                    • DannyDrinkVodka
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Soucek I think

                                                      1. BrockLanders
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        5 months, 27 days ago

                                                        Sheffield United at home next though. Surely we'll all watch his points again

                                                        1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                                          Why put him in the list then??

                                                    • Little Red Lacazette
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Soucek

                                                  2. Pegboy
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    5 months, 27 days ago

                                                    Mendy (Forster)
                                                    Stones* Cancelo* Mee* Peters* Coufal
                                                    Gundo*(c) Salah Bruno (Son Anguissa*)
                                                    DCL* Antonio (Bamford)

                                                    2FT £4.7m

                                                    I'd been planning to WC 25 and BB 26, but starting to consider BB this week. I'm pretty well set up for it and by WC 25 and playing normally in 26, I don't have too much £ spread through my team (allowing me to get Kane etc)

                                                    Would definitely do Forster > Pope (for triple Burnley defence)
                                                    Then either Coufal > Digne, Bamford > Wood or Anguissa > James.

                                                  3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    5 months, 27 days ago

                                                    Who scores more in DGW
                                                    A. MEE (FUL,cry)
                                                    B. Bamford (ars)

                                                    1. 7_Dan_7
                                                        5 months, 27 days ago

                                                        hard to say but gut says Mee

                                                      • Feed tha Sheep
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        5 months, 27 days ago

                                                        A

                                                        1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                                          You do not believe in your Meeeeeee

                                                      • Pegboy
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        5 months, 27 days ago

                                                        A

                                                    2. Don Kloppeone
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      5 months, 27 days ago

                                                      I was way ahead of my cup opponent. I had Bamford and Dallas left. He has Bamford, Mendy and Werner.

                                                      He could bring me down!!

                                                      1. ivantys
                                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                                          Dallas at OOP would win it for you

                                                          1. Don Kloppeone
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                                            Would be the first thing to go my way this week!

                                                            1. ivantys
                                                                5 months, 27 days ago

                                                                I really see this Palace game a thrashing for Leeds. Too bad I couldn't triple them for it.

                                                        • wulfrunian
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                                          Pep Guardiola on the possibility of Ederson taking penalties: "When I commented six months ago, it was a joke. Now, it's a half-joke. We don't really have a specialist in this area."
                                                          Pep is an fpl manager.For sure.

                                                        • Magic Zico
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          5 months, 27 days ago

                                                          For DGW24:
                                                          A. Areola (eve bur)
                                                          B. DDG (WBA) + 4

                                                          1. Major League Shocker
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                                            B

                                                          2. aleksaa2
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                                            B

                                                        • TheBiffas
                                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                                            need suggestions pls 🙂 2FT 2.1ITB

                                                            Martinez (McCarthy)
                                                            Stones Cancelo AWB (Coufal Mitchell)
                                                            Salah Gundo Bruno Grealish (Raphinha)
                                                            Kane Watkins Antonio

                                                          • Avery
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            5 months, 27 days ago

                                                            Hmm Tarkowski worth it (.3) over Mee??

                                                            1. Steve The Spud
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                                              Na, similar stats, you might get a goal out of either but it won’t be because you made the wrong choice

                                                            2. Bushwhacker
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                                              Lowton cheaper.

                                                            3. Pukki Party
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                                              Yes

                                                            4. Tonyawesome69
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                                              I would rather go with Lowton

                                                            5. BrockLanders
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              5 months, 27 days ago

                                                              I'd definitely prefer Mee