Dugout Discussion

James, Mount and Alonso benched as Lukaku leads the Chelsea line again

Relatively few Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers will have escaped some rotation pain on Saturday and the teamsheet bombshells continue at Brentford this evening.

Chelsea make the short journey across west London to meet their neighbours in the 5.30pm BST kick-off.

Taking inspiration from Pep Guardiola’s starting XI selections earlier in the day, Thomas Tuchel has thrown a few curveballs our way.

Malang Sarr‘s debut wouldn’t have been predicted by many and the effect of his inclusion at centre-half means that Cesar Azpilicueta once again lines up at right wing-back, so the fit-again Reece James has to be content with a seat on the bench.

Marcos Alonso and Mason Mount will be alongside the defender, while Callum Hudson-Odoi drops to the bench, Antonio Rudiger misses out with a back problem and Thiago Silva isn’t involved following his late return from World Cup qualifier duty in South America.

Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante return to the starting XI.

It’s a relatively serene picture with regards to the Brentford team news, as Thomas Frank has made only one change to the side that started the win at West Ham. It’s an enforced one, too, with Mathias Jensen coming in for the injured Shandon Baptiste.

Kristoffer Ajer is only among the substitutes.

GAMEWEEK 8 LINE-UPS

Brentford XI: Raya, Canos, Jorgensen, Pinnock, Jansson, Henry, Norgaard, Jensen, Onyeka, Toney, Mbeumo

Subs: Fernandez, Thompson, Goode, Forss, Ghoddos, Ajer, Bidstrup, Roerslev, Maghoma

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Sarr, Christensen, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell, Lukaku, Werner

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso5Jorginho, Níguez, Barkley, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, James, Havertz

1,730 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    If a player’s offside, are you allowed to clothes line them?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah or break their leg.

    2. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, if they flail around like Raheem Sterling.

  2. lilmessipran
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Dam Mbuemo 6 goals denied by the woodwork this season..at that price with the upcoming fixtures..scary not to own

    1. 11SPECIALONE11
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      He isn't prem quality

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      A player who can't hit the target?

      1. lilmessipran
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        I guess everyone can interpret things their own way..

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Hol'up.. Hitting the post counts as a goal now? Have I been interpreting it wrong, all this time...?

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Do stats show this as a positive to xG?

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Toney wasn't offside. Chilly keeping him on

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Lukaku sighting.

  5. Meechoo115
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Wtf kaku off

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Unbelievable. My luck is horrid

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      No luck in FPL I'm afraid

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Loads of luck in all sports

  7. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Romelu off

    1. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      And he has been for several weeks now.

  8. Dynamic Duos
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Get out of my team now !!!!

  9. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    That's a pen lol

  10. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Lol why did we all get Lukaku ?!

  11. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Kaku assy still pending

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah right lol

  12. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Lukaku doing my head in...his general play is ok but offside and miss hit shots and poor passes ....getting zero this match

  13. tangtastic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    MBEUMO HIT THE POST AGAIN!!11

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Slow streaming

    2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      3rd time?

  14. Djokovic Airlines
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    never ever offside. they should have checked this

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      This

  15. Hect.OR 98th
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    A Toney goal would be very welcome

  16. Meechoo115
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Brentford on it. Mark my words. They will score

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Unfortunately I own Toney and Mbeumo with no Chelsea defence. Sorry

      1. Meechoo115
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        No one has these Chelsea defenders !

        1. WVA
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Loads have Azpi including my rivals of course I have Rudi

  17. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Buzzing Lukaku blank. Goodbye CR7 Hello Rom for that lovely fixture run!

    1. Daniyal
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      lukaku's form not bothering u ?
      what about vardy

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        This.

        Ditching both Ronaldo and Lukaku makes a lot of sense.

        Vardy and punt.

    2. WVA
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Don't bother bringing him in

    3. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      From one shite forward to another. Round and round we go.

  18. JJO
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Rudiger + Mount + Lukaku…
    What a fabulous trio to have for these 2 gws

  19. liverbear
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Thats not offside
    Def pen ffs

  20. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    I’ve had James or Alonso for the last 5 weeks and have had 0 points returned.

  21. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Need a Brentford G, it’s coming.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Thought you said Bamford.

      DCL will be back soon enough fwiw.

  22. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    So Lukaku ain't changed he's still the same old fecking troll.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Flat track bully still!

    2. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      No way I’m captaining him when Salah gets to face that United defense.

  23. Better Call Raul
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Where tf is the VAR for that. 10 minutes drawing lines if it's another team

  24. Zebras
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Just noticed the league tables already updated from the earlier kickoffs! Real nice

  25. WVA
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    FML Lukaku you absolutely piece of poo, 2, 2, 2, 2, my one big differential

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Seems more like business as usual?

  26. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    I blame Mark. Convinced us all that Lukaku was something special

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Pablo Mari tricked everyone!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      It was the Arsenal defence back in August

  27. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    This Lukaku may not score against Norwich. Horrible form.

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Norwich is the operative word

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Would u sell him before Norwich ?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        It's like being stretched out on the rack tho with him and Ronaldo.

  28. Djokovic Airlines
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    really thinking about downgrading from the "premium" players to one.
    Ronaldo and Kaku must go.

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Mane KDB being ignored

  29. splitzz
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Cr7 and Lukaku are just traps we all fell into

  30. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Salah 190% EO again next week then!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yep.