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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

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  1. tricpic
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Got to keep Rom for NOR though right? One more week?

    1. Meechoo115
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Deffo

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

        Are 2 points really that tempting ?
        Watch Werner haul against Norwich.

      • PartyTime
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Wouldn’t surprise me if he gets benched

        • Dammit_182
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yes, but salah has my arm band now. After that he is gone. Never kept a player that long with such poor returns and such high cost..

        • Ninja Škrtel
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          lukaku or ronaldo for vardy?

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

            Ron.

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Ronaldo

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

              This.

        • Meechoo115
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Wowwwww

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

            Lukaku was on fire literally until the game I brought him in

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Just sell him

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

                I have a lot of players I need to sell

            2. Sanchit
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              You brought him straight after the arsenal game?
              That was the only game he played well tbh

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

                After Villa when he scored 2

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

              please sell him so I can get him in

            4. Dammit_182
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Do not sell before Norwich

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

              Mendy keeping that CS intact ...just!

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

              Sarr is awful.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                So are Watford.

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

              Anyone who wildcarded in week 4 will (whatever the one after Ronaldo signed was) will not finish in the top 100k this season.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                🙄

              2. The Last Rolo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I smell much salt on this one.

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

                I did and I'm still inside top 100k?
                30 GWs to go...

              4. Optimus.
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I did and I'm top 20k

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

                Well, that was a silly thing to say.

            8. balint84
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Both cr7 abd kaku failed. Next week last chance. Then turning to kdb somehow 🙁

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

              We may go back to old days, including KDB and Vardy etc.

              Forget about Ronaldo and Lukaku.

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

              Unbelievable that Ron and Rom have been so bad, pretty sure my season is over, no way I can shift them both

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

                May as well call it a day.

                Unless you like being in the dungeon?

              2. Brehmeren
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Mate, please chill. Lots have both, myself included. Just sell one an reinvest.

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

              Brentford looking like the real deal now. Double up on especially with Armstrong stinking up

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

              Lateriser addressed my question on Wednesday, but I felt he didn't take it entirely seriously. I think it's been vindicated today. I repeat:

              Q) With Kevin De Bruyne back in the frame, is there a case for proceeding as if “Ron/Rom” never happened? (From Andy_Social)

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

                What was his answer?

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

                  This is an important part.

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

                  See the Pro Pundit article on Wednesday. In essence, must have one of the new guys.

            13. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Mbuemo really loves the post doesn't he?

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

                Six posts so far...next one is goal

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

              Ridiculous...

            15. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Mendy MOTM

            16. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              James coming on

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

                If Mendy is ok

            17. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              This is brilliant from Brentford

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

              James blocker 🙂

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

              Chelsea under siege

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

              Great, now James arrives…

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

              James coming on

            22. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              James will get yc

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

              Mendy warrior!

            24. 1984 TC
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              YAAASSSS! James coming on!

              Suiiiiiiiiiii

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

              Thanks Reece one pointer

            26. CR7 is Home
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Ronaldo to Lukaku or Vardy?

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

              This is actually making me sick with the Mbeumo / Toney double up with no Chelsea defence

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

                You deserved so many points

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

                Same situation and I support Chelsea. Feel sick all round...

            28. BigBillyBass
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Anyone taking a punt on Alonso?

              1. Brehmeren
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Lol

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

                Few GWs ago. Not been severely punished for. It yet due to subs.

            29. Podge
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              69 without the hit, perfect 😉

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

                All out?

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

                We don’t want to see this

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

                  Triple captain deployed.

              3. Stoic
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Violence shouldn't be used in these matters

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

              Brentford are so fun to watch. No idea how Chelsea are winning

              1. Brehmeren
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                They are playing brilliant football