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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. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Chalobah and RLC, thats FPL summed up right there 🙂

  2. Ben White saved my life
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Give Lukaku a rest Thomas, game in the bag!

  3. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lukaku involved in the team talk after the goal?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yep. Ha6

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Slapped Chalobah.

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Intensely

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Azpi is very high here...

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thought I saw a bong tucked into his sock….

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'm sure that's not allowed on a football pitch

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Red eyes and all?

  5. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Alonso on yet??

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Will be 30 minutes and one second.

  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Thousands of pots of Livramento bench jam going mouldy as we speak

  7. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Damn no Alonso and Williams,hope one of them come on

  8. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Kovacic pass omg

  9. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Loftus-Cheek definitely gives thar Chelsea midfield a different look, he's been good in the games he's been subbed on in so far. Hope he gets a good run of fitness

  10. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Chilwell playing the Mount role. Set-pieces and open play

  11. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lowton red card check

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      OMG

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Seriously? Spewing….

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Owners in the mud?

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Scout Picks in the mud

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        as per

    5. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not given

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Geez, my poor ticker…..nearly stopped

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Absolutely nowhere to hide for owners?!

      1. TheBiffas
          1 month, 28 days ago

          nightcrawler?

      2. Viprin
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thought it would increase the chance of NOR cs but then realises Williams aint playing

      3. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I don't know why no Mee

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Introspection….

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Mee be injured in Friday training

    7. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Four games, four goals, 360 minutes and nothing from Lukaku since I got him

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        This is the update I've been waiting for all day!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          You have to say he’s incredibly unlucky

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Would you mind selling him so he starts scoring again plz thx bye x

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Consistent at least.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Reminds me of Werner

    8. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Really good tempo from Chelsea so far, worrying as a non-Lukaku owner

    9. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Chalobah punt pays off!

      1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes, for people who actually have him.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yes, amazing punters

    10. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Well my dreams of a heroic 1-0 saints win are in the dust…

    11. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Predictions?

      Burnley - Norwich
      Leeds - Watford
      Wolves - Newcastle

      Thinking Norwich, Watford and Wolves could win

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1-1
        2-1
        2-2

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        just watch the game? its literally happening right now

        1. Tshelby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I am..
          Sorry for asking what other people are thinking on a community site for football..

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1-0, 3-0, 1-2. Complete opposite!

      4. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1-1
        2-0
        2-0

    12. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What did Lowton do for nearly RC?

      Ref gonna being after him now?

    13. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It's going to be shite low scoring GW to make the IB feel even longer and more depressing than usual.

      Got to love fpl.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I feel like anyone that plays FPL enjoys self-punishment, I can't see any other reason why we play it

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Plenty of football left to play.

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I’m used to it

    14. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is Foster first choice GK now? or any other reason that Bachman is on the bench only?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Bachmann is a bit shite.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Hopefully stays that way, makes you feel a bit more comfortable with Ramsdale

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            For sure. Wouldn't be surprised if Bachmann reappeared at some stage though. Foster is ropey too.

            I trust Ramadale, Arteta's man with Leno making an exit at the end of the season.

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Bachman was injured? Probably just getting another game because he was good in the last one but imagine Bachman will return to 1st choice

    15. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What happened to mee???

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You changed.

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Look like you turned pink….

      3. Norco
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Turned into a dolphin?

      4. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Introspection is the first step

    16. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      (C)halobah. You wouldn't believe it!

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        We don't.

      2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        if you had a link i could

      3. squ1rrel
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You are right, I wouldn't

    17. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      We look so much better with Chilwell.
      It's great to see RLC as well.

    18. Gunneryank
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheeky

      • Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Rudiger miss

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          🙁

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Watford 1 nil up

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ffs

        2. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          ?

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Apologies

          Lorente

          Mis score notification

      • Arisen
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Who will score more points for all season?
        a) Townsend
        2) Soucek

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Goal Leeds - Not Raphinha 🙁

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          AA Raph

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Lorente G

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Wolves 1
        Newcastle 0

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hee Chan G