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

    3 goals and nothing for Lukaku who misses from 3 yards. Eff this game its a pointless luck based joke!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      It always has been. Evens out over a year.

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

      Next 3 games are the reason you have him

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

      Not entirely true is it, people who captained Lukaku over Ronaldo have got double the return

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Those that captained Antonio ..

        1. Bollard
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Not counting any chickens until team sheets tomorrow...fingers crossed though - Antonio (C) gamble may pay off this week.

    4. alsybach
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      You need to get out more

  2. JJO
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    I cant faking believe this shaite anymore

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      When Norwich are going to keep a clean sheet you know logic doesn't apply to the GW.

    2. JJO
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      And ofcourse i have Mount and ruval has Azpi

  3. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    This is peak FPL….

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

    Azpilicueta (35)
    Chalobah (31)
    Loftus-Cheek (25)
    Werner (25)

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

      Worst bps list ever!

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

    Shaw to Azpi success!

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

      No

  6. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Lukaku is a waste of 11.7

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

    15 from 9 any worse ?

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

      I don’t dare look….

  8. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    One transfer done this week, James to Azpi. Get in

  9. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Disgusted by my own desicion going Alonso over Azpi.

    1. El Matador
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Fine margins

    2. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Chilwell was named in most predicted line ups after champs league game...

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

      You were unlucky, he’s been amazing. The fact Chilwell scored as well means it could have been Marcos!

  10. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    this game is harder than it used to be 😆

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

      All fun sucked out of it

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

      Used to be a game of real skill, now it’s just pure luck….

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        No. Its never been a game of skill

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

      I’m convinced it’s all fixed 😉

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

    Rage transfers / knee jersk are going to be crazy tonight.

  12. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    The lowest owned Chelsea defenders all returning.

    Lukaku no involvement in 3 goals.

    Don’t you just love this game 🙂

    1. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      He had no involvement in the 3 goals vs spurs either. 6 league goals they have scored and nothing.

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

    What a finish from Chilwell

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

      Shush

  14. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Lukaku is beyond crap.

  15. david31058
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Yes Chilwell!! Only in my team because I haven't had chance to get rid over the last six weeks!!

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

    Ah that’s painful, TAA to Azpilicueta for a hit but decided against =[

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

      I did it this morning

  17. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Turns out Azpil, Chalobah and Chilwell were the 3 Chelsea defenders to get

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

      Lol it’s a joke isn’t it

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

    The Spainsh Chelsea wingback hauls!!!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      You should post about it as well mate haven’t seen you mention anything

    2. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Post your team in bio mate

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

    BuT LuKaKu aNd RoNaLdO aRe EsSeNtIaL

  20. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Is Azpi nailed on?

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

      Yeah but won’t always be wingback

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

      No

    3. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

  21. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    12 from 6 (incl captain). Dropping like a stone tonight.

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

      Dont disrespect stone like that

      1. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Crap banter.

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

    Another week from HELL

  23. BIGREDDOG
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Lukaku goal imminent

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If Norwich is imminent sure

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

      Coming next week

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

    Azpi was the low upside option too 🙂

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

      Not when he can play wing back.

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

    Azpi wants more!

  26. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    the LWB rarely gets subbed on/off - the Chilwell-Alonso double up is ON

  27. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Williams bench confirmed. Livramento first off mine. Hold Alonso you useless b*$£8&d!

    1. HashAttack
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      3 subs used already

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

    Can't believe Lukaku missed that

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Ronaldo and Lukaku will drop tonight.

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

    Krul on a 9 pointer
    Burnley Norwich 0-0 the most predictable result this week!