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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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Worst GW ever

  2. Jafooli
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Lowton assist for the Chelsea goal?

  3. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Can’t say Chelsea don’t deserve that but another great saints performance getting no points

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Cannot get anything going this season whatsoever. Christ

    1. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Jesus is doing well….

  5. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Azpi assist

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Of course

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Azpi A

  7. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Not Lukaku

  8. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Hardest season of fpl in a long time

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ronaldo was the killer

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Damn Livra -1

  10. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    My livra bps.... :/

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Luckily its not kaku

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Shush

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Never doubted Timo...

  12. User Unknown
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Merson: “Werner can’t miss”

    Oh believe me, bitter experience last season suggests he can and will

  13. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Azpi assist at least phew

  14. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Can one of Raph or Sarr score please

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Both please

  15. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Azpi godlike pass

  16. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Werner steals Lukaku’s goal haha

  17. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Not even Werner could miss that!

  18. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Timo stealing Lukaku's goal

  19. hullcityfan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Azzzzpiii

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Hate him

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Love him! 🙂

  20. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Rule THAT one out 😀

  21. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Yep, would be Werner wouldn’t it

  22. Beatle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Thank you Azpi!

  23. bigwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    wow, Timo. What a player.

  24. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Werner takes it off Lukaku toe too

  25. Carefree Crew
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    TIMO! TIMO! TIMO! Great ball from Mount.

  26. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    What's this? A return? Hallelujah thank you Dave

  27. dark91
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Azpi making that pass look easy while it is far from it

  28. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Werner steals Romelu's goak

  29. Viprin
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    F off Wener you were blocking Lukaku goal

  30. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    BOSS Barkley