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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. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Traore @ Wolves = OUT! Thanks goodness Lukaku didn't punish (as a Ronaldo owner)

  2. squ1rrel
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    My Jimenez(c) clutched up

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ok

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      great punt!

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nice one with a brave pick!

    4. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I captained Jiminez too 😎

    5. Gunneryank
        3 months, 21 days ago

        You son-of-a-gun!

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      My rank has jumped 150k irrespective of all this madness going on.

    7. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      11 points and on a small green arrow. Mental.

    8. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Repeat of Son and Kane GW2 2020 FPL season tomorrow

    9. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      ESR ain't getting nothing

    10. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Semedo and Ronaldo
      To
      TAA and Jesus (and bank 1.4m)?

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Will Jesus miss gw8 (as per Firmino and Raphinha)?

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Don't think Firmino is in the Brazil squad

          1. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Might not be - Waiting for the FFS article to see whose playing IB football

    11. Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Traore coming on for 1 minute to blocked Livramento coming off the bench. Classic FPL.

    12. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      What chance of 4.3m Nathan Collins being nailed on? Played well against poor opponents today.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Mee update needed.

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Tis true. Good news for Kenny, though he needs a few attackers.

    13. fricky_
        3 months, 21 days ago

        20 from 6, Azpi saving us all wow

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        To get minds off this week what’s peoples thoughts on my WC?

        Ramsdale
        Trent • Cancelo • Rudiger
        Salah • Grealish • Raph • Mbeumo
        Lukaku • DCL • Antonio
        (Foster / Lamptey / Livramento / Luiz)

        1. LT10
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I would want an Arsenal midfielder. Think they offer great value.

      • Calculated Risks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        31 with Mane, Salah, Jesus, Ramsdale, Antonio (C) left.
        Thanks Jimi and Azpi (and Rom and Ron for blanking and boosting rank)

        1. dansmusen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Crazy score. I will be glad hitting 20

        2. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Amazingly done

      • 272MK
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thank you Traore for the 1 pts. No one else on my bench. It might help in the future.

        I keep telling myself that

      • fricky_
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Now we need a Duffy brace please

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Cancelo at 101.7 on FPL stats. Do we think he rises tonight?

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Lots of WC's in that so 50/50.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Tricky. Will have to pull the trigger tonight. Have kept the exact cash.

        • PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Horrible. Did not watch the game, so was happy about 0-0 in Bur-Nor, just to realize Williams did not play..

        • SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Jesus instead of Lukaku (Azpi-Alonso-Chilwell defence) just got tempting

        • Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          24 from 7. Son needs to haul tomorrow

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Thats pretty good

        • Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Get Jimenez, said absolutely no one.

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            He was in 48% of WC teams this week

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Yea just noticed he's in almost 40% of top 10k teams. Good pick none the less.

        • Echoes
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Going Lukaku over Vardy for this one GW punt hasn't gone well so far.

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Surprised at Azpi not getting 3 bps there
          Provisional:

          3 Chalobah
          2 Azpi
          1 Werner, RLC

          3 Taylor
          2 Krul, Giannoulis

          3 Llorente
          2 Firpo
          1 Cooper

          3 Hwang
          2 Jimenez
          1 Marcal

          1. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            He was going into injury time but Chalobah overtook him right at the end, not sure why.

        • Mozumbus
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Ronaldo Lukaku non owners:
            Are we having a big green arrow this time?

            1. BIGREDDOG
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              I think that depends how your players perform

          • bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            No wonder I found picking a WC team so difficult. Everybody I was looking at has blanked. 13 from 6 including captain. On the plus side I'd be on 10 minus a hit if I didn't WC !

          • SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            5 from 4, anybody doing worse?

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              8 from 6

          • AnfieldLad
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Sanchez Foster
            Azpi Rudiger Semedo Livramento Ayling
            Salah Jota Greenwood Raphinha Benra
            Ronaldo Antonio Obafemi

            WC yes or no ?

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Only if you are planning to invest heavily in City assets.

          • FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Livra jam on for Williams.

          • HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            11 points from 7 players. Wow.

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              That’s pretty good for this week

          • 272MK
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Can someone console me. Went for Rudiger instead if Azpi.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              You still got a 2 pointer. I picked Christsen.

          • PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Shaw and Jota -> Rudi and Raph (-4) feels like a mistake now.

          • Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            ChelVAR FC

            1. Podge
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Jesus that’s a stretch