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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. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Rudi and Vardy over Azpi and Jiminez working a treat

  2. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Traore comes on a kicks me in the balls. What a week...

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

    OMG Traore getting 1 minute. Genuinely needed that 😆

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    I think my whole team is going to blank! 😆

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

    Dont worry guys,Lukaku will score 5 goals in some pointless wc qualifier game vs san marino in 13-0 win for belgium

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

    Traore point blocker 😆

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

      May need those this week with the defenses remember

  7. Hect.OR 98th
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Activated my wildcard too early, it seems

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

    Blankaku!

  9. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Didn't think it'd come down to this, but only Veltman can save my GW now.

  10. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Still double Ronaldos score...

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

    How's the Ronaldo and Lukaku double up going people?

  12. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 16 days ago

    As a CR7 capper, Kaku blank feels like a win 😆

  13. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Glad I held off Chelsea. Nearly swapped Ronaldo to Lukaku for a hit, plus I can bring in Azpi over other defenders now

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

      Yeah only for Rudiger to score and Chelsea concede next gw.

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

      You’ve just missed azpi’s points

  14. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    I suppose 3 points from the captain is a haul so can't complain

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

      Most haul this GW!

  15. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Alonso 0.2 TV and Chilwell 8 points. Ronaldo (C) and Lukaku blank. WC mixed bag so far.

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

    Hwang wagon rolling out of town ... anyone getting on?

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

      Hwangon?

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

    Very disappointing GW

  18. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    13 (-4) from 6 🙂

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

    Non Lukaku owners rejoice! Karma saw a few sarcastic comments when Ronaldo was benched. FPL is a cruel mistress.

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

    Raph (C) over Lukaku & Ronaldo captainers. Great success...

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

      CS point is BIG, that's why midfielders over forwards for (C) 😀

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Same here. I guess we can be happy

  21. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Not bad. Survived Lukaku and Raphinha and got Jimmy points. 17 from 5.

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

      Success

    2. hueycho
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Hahaha what a rubbish team

  22. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    10 with 4 to play. Ive missed you FPL

  23. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Yessss Blankaku

  24. Babit1967
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Azpi!!!!!!

  25. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    You've got to be kidding me, that's the second time I've logged in to see Chelsea have scored 3 and Lukaku hasn't been involved since I brought him in, seriously wtf

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

      We’re cursed. You have every right to moan, something isn’t right somewhere.
      It’s not naturally possible

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

    Knew I should've captained Livramento.

  27. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Great week to only be able to field 9 players

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

    Well, Mr Harry Kane, if there was ever chance for you to redeem yourself and save my season.

    This is it.

    1. Gunneryank
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Your faith in him is something else! Don't you worry about Nuno-ball?

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      And some pundits in Europe where comparing Lukaku to Kane & Lewandwoski....
      Laughable.

    3. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Antonio will defo score