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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
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

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

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

      Yeah or break their leg.

    2. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, if they flail around like Raheem Sterling.

  2. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. 11SPECIALONE11
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He isn't prem quality

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A player who can't hit the target?

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I guess everyone can interpret things their own way..

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days 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
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Do stats show this as a positive to xG?

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Toney wasn't offside. Chilly keeping him on

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lukaku sighting.

  5. Meechoo115
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Wtf kaku off

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Unbelievable. My luck is horrid

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        No luck in FPL I'm afraid

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

          Loads of luck in all sports

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Romelu off

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

        And he has been for several weeks now.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Get out of my team now !!!!

    • Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That's a pen lol

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lol why did we all get Lukaku ?!

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kaku assy still pending

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah right lol

    • Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

    • tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      MBEUMO HIT THE POST AGAIN!!11

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Slow streaming

      2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        3rd time?

    • Djokovic Airlines
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      never ever offside. they should have checked this

      1. Meechoo115
          3 months, 10 days ago

          This

      2. Hect.OR 98th
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A Toney goal would be very welcome

      3. Meechoo115
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Brentford on it. Mark my words. They will score

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

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

            1. Meechoo115
                3 months, 10 days ago

                No one has these Chelsea defenders !

                1. Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Loads have Azpi including my rivals of course I have Rudi

          2. DAZZ
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

            1. Daniyal
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              lukaku's form not bothering u ?
              what about vardy

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

                This.

                Ditching both Ronaldo and Lukaku makes a lot of sense.

                Vardy and punt.

            2. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Don't bother bringing him in

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

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

          3. JJO
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

          4. liverbear
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Thats not offside
            Def pen ffs

          5. Ady87
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

          6. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Need a Brentford G, it’s coming.

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

              Thought you said Bamford.

              DCL will be back soon enough fwiw.

          7. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

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

              Flat track bully still!

            2. Noisy Neighbour
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

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

          8. Better Call Raul
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

          9. Zebras
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

          10. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

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

              Seems more like business as usual?

          11. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

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

              Pablo Mari tricked everyone!

            2. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              It was the Arsenal defence back in August

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

            This Lukaku may not score against Norwich. Horrible form.

            1. Meechoo115
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Norwich is the operative word

              • OptimusBlack
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Would u sell him before Norwich ?

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

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

            2. Djokovic Airlines
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

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

              1. Meechoo115
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Mane KDB being ignored

              2. splitzz
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Cr7 and Lukaku are just traps we all fell into

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

                Salah 190% EO again next week then!

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

                  Yep.