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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. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimmy assy

  2. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimenez assist maybe

    1. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yep

  3. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Raph assist maybe?

  4. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Assist Raph?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hit two defenders but didn't really deviate off the line and was intended target

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

    Template enough? Any ideas?

    Ederson Foster
    Rudi Cancelo White Livra Duffy
    Salah Raph Benrahma Gray Brownhill
    Lukaku Vardy Antonio

  6. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Hwang goes bang!

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    No assist showing for the Leeds goal...

  8. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Wow Jimmy C assist. Pure class

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Great Hwang finish too

    2. squ1rrel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Same here :)))

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        🙂

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Ahh wrong Wolves attacker!

  10. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimmy assist confirmed 🙂

  11. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Lowton assist for Leeds or Wolves goals?

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Would have to be some pass!

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Band Hwangon

    1. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hand Bagwagon…

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hee hee

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      😉

  13. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone seen Squid Game on Netflix? Such an amazing series.

    1. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Watched the 1st episode lastnight, was pished and can't remember it lol

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Watch it again

        1. Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          That means he’ll need to get pished again…l

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            I doubt that will be a barrier

            1. Jafooli
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              😛

          2. Optimus.
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Again?

            1. Jafooli
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              😉

        2. Optimus.
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Will do, I have to

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, great show. Hopefully there will be a season 2

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      On episode 6

    4. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      binged it in 3 days

  14. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Llorente on my bench aye aye aye

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Nice finish for Wolves.

    Jimi assist from what I saw...

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Imagine capping Lukaku with no creative mid in the team

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      didn't you captain son?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah I am winning right now

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          How so?

        2. TheBiffas
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I don't see too many creative mids at spurs rn

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Imagine writing a shlthousery comment 20 mins into a game

    3. Gunneryank
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Do your parents know you're on the internet?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          They died in a horrific accident you heartless swine

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Jimmy points 🙂

      Legend!

    5. Moose™
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      TAA confirmed not playing?

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yes

        1. Moose™
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          TAA confirmed not playing..

          Coufal doubt..

          Williams benched..

          What could go wrong people said..

    6. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Jimi A

      Raph A (should be)

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        No Raph assy. Too many deflections for me

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Hope so on raph. Captained here and I've already got 3 non starters this week with TAA and probably Jota to come

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Shaw Greenwood Ronaldo (c) here so could do with it

          We deserve it sir

    7. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Loftus Cheek close!

    8. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      That's Number Hwang!

      1. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        😆

      2. Optimus.
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Brilliant

      3. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Hee-Chan score another

    9. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Where is raph’s assist?

      1. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Next to Lukaku’s goal…

      2. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Hit two defenders didnt it?

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Given to NONE

      4. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Read the rules

      5. Fabreghastly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        He didn’t assist the goal, some hapless defender did

    10. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Good game at Chelsea.

      Looks to be more goals in this one.

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Chilwell clattered...

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Alonso coming on?

    12. Bounce
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Really boring reading all the armchair pundits giving their tactical analysis during matches.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Why are you on a fantasy football forum during matchday then

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Go get a book to read then

      3. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Lucky there’s zero tactical analysis on here even at the best of times…

      4. Gunneryank
          3 months, 20 days ago

          And yet you force yourself to read 'em. Interesting.

      5. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Hwang-derful goal there

      6. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        rodrigo with the trampoline touch

      7. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Haven't seen the goal but it was definitely a Raphinha assist.

        Add it!

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Too many rebounds

      8. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Chilwell big miss.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Alonso scores that...

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          FFS

      9. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Chilwell so close