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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. Underdogs11
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Doesn't look like Lukaku will score many goals this season, if they don't change anything. Feels like it's too predictable to try to pass him all the time.

    1. Mahjongking
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Is because werner sux

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I find the team selection and Tuchel’s tactics pretty bizarre at the moment

      1. Thanos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Still better than Ole's... No??

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          True

      2. Underdogs11
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Maybe Lukaku only is there to distract the defenders and then someone else scores. 🙂

  2. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Chalobah is such a beast.. Young beast

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Lukaku always looks like he is marking the defencer rather than the other way round

    Absolute Donkey

    1. Feanor
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Great input.

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Walcott noooooo

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Azpi lucky to avoid YC

  6. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Azpi wanted a piece of Tella's jersey there

  7. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    And why is Azpi not booked for that?? 🙄

  8. Fabreghastly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    My Alonso problem would be solved by a Livramento goal

  9. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Townsend outscoring Bruno, Son, Mane and KDB

    Maupay outscoring Ronaldo, Kane and Lukaku

    Funny old game 🙂

  10. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Threemium

  11. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I dont expect goals galore for chelsea if tuchel continuously fields 9 defensive players

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      tuchel doesnt set up for goals galore. he's happy with 1-0's 2-0's

  12. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Flags up

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      ...and ready for action

  13. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Rudi to lukaku goal dissallowed?

  14. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Lukaku G
    Rudiger A
    offside

  15. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Kaku goal...!!!

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Kaku G Rudiger A

    VAR pending...

  17. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    2 nil Chelsea

  18. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Lukaku offside goal

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Close too.

      Half a body perhaps.

  19. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    My god, the absolute dream almost

  20. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Would have been too good to be true

  21. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Tuchel is a just an overhyped Mourinho

    1. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Maybe a non-toxic Mourinho?

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Toenail...

  23. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Horrific gameweek so far

  24. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Rudiger to captain Lukaku flagged

  25. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Rudiger -> Lukaku goal denied!! IM PASSING OUT

  26. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Should have just capt antonio

  27. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Spewing…turd breath

  28. Feanor
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Nooooooooooooooo

  29. dark91
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Nooooo that would have been a lovely Rudiger assist

  30. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    How’s Armstrong looking ? 🙂

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Like the 6m asset he is.