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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. tuturututu
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    How is that not Mount assist?

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Mount a challenge to FPL

  2. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Gutted saints fan but blimey feels good to dodge a Lukaku mauling after Ole ruined the early kick off for us ronaldo cappers!

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Such a brutal game as a saints fan and non Lukaku owner haha

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        So close to a point

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Add that Raphinha assist!!!

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

      Did he really get one?

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 23 days ago

        no

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      This

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      i dont think you know how assists work in this game

  4. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    FPL was actually quite enjoyable before Ronaldo and Lukaku turned up.

  5. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Biiiiiiiggggg success for us non WCers with that Lukaku blank and Chelsea no CS

    WC in back pocket to see international break injuries/minutes, 1 more week of info

    That Chelsea game was such a hard watch

    Phewwwww

    1. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Probably more confusing now for us though

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Nah should be breeze

        More clarity and better fixture swing

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      If you WC now who do you really want?

    3. Podge
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Why are wildcards always in the back pocket ?
      🙂

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Unfortunate for WCers, Ronaldo's 1 pointer could have been a huge swing opportunity and Lukaku so close a number of times today

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Absolutely

        I was constantly kicking myself for not WCing

    5. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Yep, though no inclination to use it through the break either. Thankful for advice on here and keeping Jimenez rather than taking a hit to shift to Lukaku

  6. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    14 pts from 7 players, that sums up my GW i think?

    Cmon Salah!!!

  7. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    15 from 8.
    That's worse than complete blanks...

  8. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Jimenez owners literally the only winners from todays games. Utterly utterly dire.

    1. mcginnntonic
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      nah i have azpi lol

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      And azpi

    3. F4L
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Azpi + Firpo

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Townsend =]

    5. Babit1967
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Jimi and Azpi here

  9. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    A lesson for all the Kaku (C)’s gloating after the Ronaldo blank.. enjoy the extra 2 points

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Timoo

  11. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Lukaku owners unlucky but I'm so relived

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Really? I'm unlucky... Surely not

  12. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Thought I'd got a CS point from Brownhill only to realise he got a YC
    I guess that's why he's 4.4m! 😀

  13. King Carlos
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    My Rudi+Azpi duo scored 12 pts, so im happy.

  14. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Who did Alonso > Chillwell ?

  15. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    My team is crap but there’s also no one I really want! Strange GW

  16. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    21 from 5, included captain. What a nightmare. Season over

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      That's me every week

    2. El Matador
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Predicted to go from 15k to 7k with 21 points

    3. daveoafc77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      How is that a nightmare???? Much better than average

    4. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      uh wtf are you complaining about that's a huge score this week

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Of FFS rival brought in Azpi this week too FML

  18. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    I have nothing but blanks so far. Guess I'm not alone, but this sucks.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Particularly when Ronaldo blanked. Kaku let cappers down big time.

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Ditto. And Greenwood & Sarr 1 pointers. Ronaldo captain. Sanchez, Salah, Son, Benrahma, Antonio to go 😥

  19. Isco Disco
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    WORST GW EVER

  20. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Lukaku non-cappers/owners dodged a bullet

    1. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 23 days ago

      And that bullet eventually ricochet to MA MAN, CHILLI!!

  21. Im New Here
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Wildcarded, only transfer that paid off so far is Azpi. Onwards to Arsenal v Brighton!

  22. Viprin
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Raph cs point is a highlight of my team so far

  23. F4L
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Cool kids captained Salah 😎

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Kane 😉

      1. F4L
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        saucy

  24. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Crazy low scoring week. (c) Lukaku, Ronaldo benched. -4 for Alonso / Rudiger. Only Salah/Sanches/Antonio to play

  25. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    I take this even my team is in disaster. Lukaku's blank helps a lot.

  26. Bank$y
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Lowest scoring GW of the year?

    1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Probably

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    How did Lukaku miss that 😆

  28. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Lukaku looks isolated up top

    Not really expecting mega hauls

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

      Only just offside for his goal. Missed a sitter just now. Different day he could have a brace.

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    People actually captained lukaku? Even Eric dier pocketed him

  30. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Just seen the ward prowse tackle. He’s actually a moron