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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. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Wrong Chelsea striker scores

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Kaku to Werner to free up funds

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Scores with head but can’t with feet

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Haha, quality

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

    Livra 1-pointer is the hope now

    Chelsea creating a lot

  4. JJO
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Just f off
    Time to finally stop playing this game of shaite

  5. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Of course Werner scores.
    This game is a joke.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Hurts so much after that offside goal

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I Werner think so

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      What do you mean "of course"?

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    VAR check for Werner Goal

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Brilliant, no Semedo CS again. Get an attacking return please lad, I beg

    1. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Dats y we bought him.

  8. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Think FPL can be stopped being played now

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Wolves busted CS beautiful to see!

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No it's not.

  10. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    VAR is ridiculous

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Love the comments on here.

    Ha ha

  12. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Has all the hallmarks of a low scoring week this week.

  13. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    1.6% combined ownership for this goal if allowed

  14. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Werner scoring. This is going to be a pish take GW.

  15. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Foul by Azpi... ref to monitor. no goal

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Thank god that wolves CS is in the toilet

  17. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Werner goal disallowed

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Lmao

  18. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    jeff hendrick what a hero!!

  19. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Werner is so unlucky lol

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    No goal Werner

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Very soft from VAR.

    So harsh on Werner.

  22. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    VAR review and referee check on the second Chelsea goal

  23. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Goal disallowed for Chelsea

    Werner is absolute sh*t and unlucky as well

  24. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Salah nailed on to haul this week

  25. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Yellow card to...Tommy Tuchs

  26. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Var officially hates Werner

  27. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    soft foul but a foul never the less

  28. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Tuchel YC 😆

  29. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Werner's drought continues.

  30. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Hendrick busts cleansheets and was only on the pitch because Willock got injured like 5 mins ago