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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. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    FPL headline for that goal: Werner gets in the way of Lukaku tap in!

  2. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hmm I would have done TAA to Azpi for a hit then benched Livramento so all a bit meh

  3. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wow azpilicueta

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

    Azpi 2 HOOOOOLD

  5. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    BOSS Barkley!

  6. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Werner decided to steal Kaku's goal when we needed him the most, classic fpl.

  7. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    What a depressing day of football

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Werner a decent price tbf…

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lol

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I like him and he has been unlucky at Chelsea. Maybe things will click for him

    2. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah, played well today. If he can start scoring he will be a really good option.

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No, Kap. Just no

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Hehe better than Kane surely

  9. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    TAA to Azpi it is

  10. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Big game bias from VAR. never a red for JWP

    1. dark91
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Haven't seen it yet but you seem to be the only one thinking it is undeserved

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Along with every pundit on sky and BT

      2. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Was a foul but never a red

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Then Chelsea’s second goal should never have been ruled out

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

      Nobody cares

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        You just did

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

          To the deluded, I guess I did

    2. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      In fairness, Rudiger assisted Lukaku earlier and it was a toenail offside and disallowed

    3. hullcityfan
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Surprised this was ever up for debate

    4. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Until you define ''short term'', don't know who is right.

    5. GreenAmberRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Do you also link the calls you make that go wrong?

  11. Im New Here
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    World class pass from Barkley there

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Don’t worry if you’ve had a bad game week, we can use our superior skill to get back up the ranks

  13. 1984 TC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Thank you Timo! Right place, at the right time.

    Vardy (C) let’s gooooooo!! Where? I don’t know, doesn’t matter.

  14. -2 Hit
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    TIMOOOOO

  15. farmerfat
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I may struggle to hit 20 points this gw

  16. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Of course I went Rudiger over Azpi

  17. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Azpilicueta to Alonso last minute switch on wildcard is killing me

  18. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Chilly Goal

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

      Oh ffs

  19. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Chilwell goal

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Chilly

  21. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Beginning to think Vardy is the premium striker to get instead of Rom or Ron.

  22. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    All going wrong

  23. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Lukaku misses sitter LOL

  24. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Chilwell! Madness

  25. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    RIP ALONSO

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

      And yet no

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

        Stop crying every 2 seconds jeez

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

    AZPI 2ND ASSIST

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Oh ffs.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      f off

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Lol

  27. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Lowton assist for Chillwell goal?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lol, great commend

  28. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Azpi assist again I think

  29. 1984 TC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    CHILLLLLLIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!