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Alonso, Christensen and Mount benched as Tuchel makes multiple changes

There are four Premier League matches kicking off at 15:00 BST today, including Chelsea v Southampton.

Three of the four most-bought Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players of Gameweek 7 are on the Blues’ books: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso and Romelu Lukaku.

Two of that trio start this afternoon, with Alonso the man to miss out as Ben Chilwell gets his first Premier League start of the season.

Thomas Tuchel said his side needed “fresh legs and more energy” in defeat to Juventus in midweek and he has responded with a raft of changes this afternoon.

Compared to Gameweek 6, there are five alterations.

Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi come into the side along with Chilwell, with Alonso, Andreas Christensen and Jorginho benched. N’Golo Kante is self-isolating following a positive Covid-19 test, while Reece James is ruled out through injury.

As for their opponents this afternoon, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl makes two changes following his side’s 1-0 loss at Molineux.

Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott come in for Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams, with Tino Livramento extending his 100% starting record.

The other fixtures starting at the traditional kick-off time are Burnley v Norwich City, Leeds United v Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United.

Raphinha was passed fit on Thursday and is part of a Leeds side showing only one change from last weekend, with the fit-again Diego Llorente replacing Charlie Cresswell at centre-half.

There are two alterations for Watford, with Ozan Tufan and Francisco Sierralta in for Craig Cathcart and Tom Cleverley.

Bruno Lage makes two changes to the Wolves team that beat Southampton on Sunday: Ruben Neves and Francisco Trincao come in for the benched Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence, with Adama Traore again only a substitute.

Newcastle are unchanged.

Burnley’s two alterations are enforced, with the injured Ben Mee and Maxwel Cornet replaced by Aaron Lennon and Nathan Collins.

There’s bad news for owners of Norwich’s two most-owned bargain-bin FPL assets, with Billy Gilmour benched again and Brandon Williams losing his place to Dimitris Giannoulis in Daniel Farke’s only starting XI tweak.

GAMEWEEK 7 LINE-UPS

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Collins, Taylor, Lennon, McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Wood, Vydra.

Subs: Gudmundsson, Rodriguez, Barnes, Hennessey, Long, Norris, Cork, Pieters, Bardsley.

Norwich XI: Krul, Kabak, Giannoulis, Gibson, Aarons, Hanley, Normann, Lees-Melou, McLean, Sargent, Pukki.

Subs: Idah, Rashica, Omobamidele, Gunn, Rupp, Tzolis, Gilmour, Dowell, Williams.


Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Chalobah, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Kovacic, Lukaku, Werner.

Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Christensen, Jorginho, Saul, Barkley, Mount, Ziyech, Havertz.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Walcott, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Tella, Armstrong.

Subs: Forster, Lyanco, Long, Adams, Perraud, S Armstrong, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Diallo.


Leeds XI: Meslier, Firpo, Cooper, Raphinha, Llorente, Dallas, Rodrigo, James, Phillips, Klich, Shackleton.

Subs: Klaesson, Roberts, Struijk, Harrison, Gelhardt, Hjelde, Cresswell, McKinstry, Greenwood.

Watford XI: Foster, Rose, Ekong, King, Tufan, Sissoko, Femenia, Sarr, Dennis, Sierralta, Kucka.

Subs: Bachmann, Ngakia, Cleverley, Pedro, Masina, Sema, Gosling, Kabasele, Hernandez.


Wolves XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Marcal, Trincao, Jimenez, Hwang

Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Podence, Boly, Silva, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle.

Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Almiron, Willock, S Longstaff, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin

Subs: Gillespie, Schar, Lewis, Hendrick, Kraft, Fraser, Murphy, Anderson, Gayle.

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1,673 Comments Post a Comment
  1. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Lets go Lukaku (C)!

  2. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So seems like LandRover is the only nailed on Chelsea defender...

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Upgrading to a Challenger Tank

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I prefer the Defender series

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

    Blue is the colour!

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I know. Coventry 4-1

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

        How was Maatsen?

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

          One goal

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

        Wow. I lost track at 0-1 to Fulham with an early OG. What a turnaround

  4. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any last words, Lukaku non-owners? Your seasons end today.

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      lol, so confident. I have him cap but I wont be surprised to see him blank

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Humility boring tho

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

      Don't count them chickens. Saints are solid.

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

      You must be new to FPL

    4. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hoping he doesn’t score? :mrgreen:

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        you getting ur use out of old greenface

        1. 1984 TC
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Haha! Still trying to figure out the blueface one.

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

              Thanks!

      2. maglia rosa
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Lovin Mr Green i see 😆

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Livramento cleanie coming

    6. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I have him as captain but really not confident that they will create enough for him after seeing the lineup

    7. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      0-0 with Rudiger and Livra would be great.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This!

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

      Grow up

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

      Yes.

      I quit

    10. Gunneryank
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I hope he comes off with a knock just for that! 😉

    11. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Docoure is a lovely point getter.

      1. Touré De Force
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Great footballer to boot

        1. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yaya Toure 2.0

          1. dekikide
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Rather a slightly downgraded Yaya Toure..
            But a pretty good player nevertheless..

      2. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Absolutely, firmly flying under the radar

      3. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        yea nice pick, I read an interview he had at the start of the season, Rafa basically said he wont have to defend for the likes of James anymore, and he wants Doucoure to score at lest 5 goals this season. Doucoure said 5 was a low number and he can exceed that, he was very positive about Rafa and Rafa is encouraging him alot.
        Doucoure not going from my team until I have my 5 goals :D, he is good 4 baps also, got a yellow today and sitll on a bap

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Exactly. Nicely under the radar

    12. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is there any other proper attacking players in the Chelsea lineup apart from Lukaku?
      Werner doesn't count, he is saints 12th man

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Not really tbf

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

        CHO inside right.

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

        Timo put 2 past Saints last season tbf.

        CHO definitely provides something we haven’t had recently and Loftus Cheek is a bigger threat than Jorginho. Chilwell should also provide more creativity than Alonso. Not a very strong lineup but definitely better than recent ones

        1. The Orienteer - find me in …
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          'Chilwell should also provide more creativity than Alonso' ?

          1. Eddie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Of course, Chilwell is definitely the more creative. Alonso has eyes only for goal.

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

            Chilwell creates. Alonso shoots

      4. Nanoelektronicar
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think Werner helps Lukaku a lot. He drags the defenders out of position leaving space for Lukaku.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          It's a worry. I noticed Everton were tripling up on Ronaldo when he came on. If Saints do the same with Lukaku, where will the chances come from?

          1. Eddie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Wings

          2. FantasyClub
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Lukaku has assists potential the way he holds up the ball and lays it off so offers a lil more than Ronaldo

      5. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Need a Lowton masterclass to save my season...

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Annual 15 pointer incoming

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Nice 😎

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

          I got lucky with his goal last season, by his stats he's due his next goal in 3 years.

          Unlucky, Jaffa...

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            So there's a chance....in 3 years?

            I'll take it...

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              😛

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

          This is the time. This one time this season

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Sweet 😛

      6. Touré De Force
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Pukki-party today would be most welcome

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Teemu Pukki, baby!

      7. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Can't believe I am going to beat you all with my Son (C)

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

          How strong is your Son? Mine doesn't even exist

        2. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Essential after Nuno is sacked

        3. hitenabler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Nice to meet you Mr. Lukaku

        4. Gunneryank
            2 months, 3 days ago

            A bit surprised you're old enough to have childen to be honest.

        5. squ1rrel
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Jimenez(c) please work

        6. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Cancelo or Dias on WC?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Cancelo worth the risk with someone as capable as Livra ready to fill in.

            1. sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Cheers!

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I like Dias of the two, set and forget and I believe that he has created more chances than Cancelo somehow. Although, Cancelo closer to a rise so best start with him and then decide over the 2 weeks

            1. sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Smart. Thank you for your insight, mate.

        7. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Who would you choose as a Greenwood’s replacement?

          A) Arsenal mid
          B) Everton mid
          C) Mount

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Or Grealish?

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            A

          3. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            A. Saka

        8. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          After I have gotten rid of Lukaku and Mendy, I will be steering clear of their assets.

          Double City defence better than double CHE anyways.

          1. lilmessipran
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            The cool kids have both

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Why did you get rid of the two most nailed players in the likely league champions?

        9. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          WC thoughts? Tempted to shift Benrahma but not sure there are better options for less than 6.4.

          Ramsdale
          Cancelo, James, Rudiger
          Salah, Raphina, Saka, Benrahma
          Lukaku, Auba, Antonio

          Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, 3.9
          Bank 0.0m

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Like it. Not a fan of Auba though.

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah he’s my punt. Saka/Benny could also be Jota/ESR - whatcha reckon?

              1. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I prefer Saka and Benny. GL!

          2. lilmessipran
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Bench looks thin, particularly with James and Cancelo..probably downgrade Benny to Mbuemo/Doucore and upgrade 5th def on the bench

        10. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Any chance Chilwell comes off before 30mins so that Alondo can still get his ckean sheet points?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            50/50 chance.

          2. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            If he gets injured ya

        11. Origi-nal
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Found this useful how to guide to help with the carnage of this gw/season:

          1. Log into your account and navigate to users.premierleague.com
          2. Re-confirm details (you will see that no mailing options have been selected)
          3. On the 'Your Account' page, click 'Manage Profile' (located on the right-hand side)
          4. Click 'Delete Account'
          5. Enter your password
          6. Click 'Confirm Password'
          7. On the following page, click 'Confirm

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Done, thanks....

          2. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Problem solved.

        12. Zilla
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          0-0 needed here

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

          On WC, Townsend or Gallagher?

          1. Gunneryank
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Probably Townsend. He's starting to get annoyingly consistent.

              1. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                My thoughts exactly. Cheers, mate.

          2. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Anyone recently lost there FPL account? Mine has just disappeared.....hacked?

            1. putana
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              there were ppl yesterday saying their account got hacked and made dozens of transfers. nothing about deleting though

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Someone hacked mine and put Ronaldo in my wildcard this week :s

              1. Jafooli
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                😛

            3. Fabreghastly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              A mate of mine did. He went through fpl support to get it back

            4. sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Woof. That's tough. Let us know if there's any way we could help. Good luck.

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

            Chillwell only half fit as well, Alonso cameo very likely

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

              Alonso, Mount, Jorginho and Christensen all rested.
              Let’s hope he doesn’t regret it, Southampton decent.

          4. FantasyClub
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Guys is it worth getting Ederson or Mendy and why?

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                No, I prefer their defenders for very similar prices.

                1. FantasyClub
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    That’s a good point actually because of their attacking return potential. Thanks

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Elite defences too limits save points.

                      1. FantasyClub
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          I did think of that that. Thank you for your input mate

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

                  All setup for Livramento 1-0. Here we go!

                3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Livra was destined to score against Chelsea

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

                  Looool no creative mid for Lukaku

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Magic Bean!

                5. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Only 2 attacking player fielded by tuchel. Why such a negative approach

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

                  Raphinha(C) do me proud!

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

                    Nice one

                  2. GoonerSteve
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Like it, bought him in this week!

                7. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  CHO LW...

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

                  Have a bad feeling about my Lukaku (c). Feel it will be a 1-0 game

                  1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    As a Ronaldo captainer I will happily trade with you

                  2. Big Hands Barry
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    18 points potentially then

                  3. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    well it can’t be much worse than Ron C

                9. 272MK
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Traore not nailed anymore?

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

                    Don’t think he ever was

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

                    Far from it

                10. Kno
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  With things as they are now, would you prefer the chelsea or city defensive double?

                  Can go cancelo/dias or rudi/+1