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

    Lukaku range again, magic bean lively.

  2. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    This is the classic WC effect. Every season I finish in top 50k but whenever I play my WC i dont do well that gameweek

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Your link shows 580k and 1.6millon finishes.

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

        Nice, burned by the truth

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ouch. Someone all a taxi?

  3. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lukaku so often in offside positions. Has no awareness

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        116 in 258 pl games

  4. PartyTime
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Need Chelsea to take some soft shots at Raya

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Oh great.... Took him and Duffy out on my WC for Mahrez and Walker after those news broke earlier today.

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Would you lose sanchez for Raya ?

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

        If you had 2FTs and one was going to burn, maybe. Other than that, not at all.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers

        2. Gunneryank
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Agree. Brighton just keeps churning out cleansheets. I regret shipping out Duffy weeks ago on WC. Livra has softened that blow but still.

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

              Very fortunate today tbh though!

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I think I will. Duffy gets a rest for a couple, but I'm happy to keep him.

      2. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not a shot on goal so far. really boring game this

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

          It's a Chelsea thing.

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Pretty dour football under Tuchel

      3. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This Chelsea side is gonna win 1-0 against Norwich isn’t it

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Probably. Going off that Lukaku transfer by the minute

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah. The captaincy seemed a no-brainer, but I'll be considering keeping it on Salah versus that comedy United defence.

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Well with 5 defenders and 2 dms, what do you expect.

        3. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Sell Lukaku, sell sell!

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

          probs with a Jorginho penalty too

      4. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Lolkaku will never score again while I own, awful footballer too

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Norwich next

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

          Do you never get tired of moaning?

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Nope, this will be 6 games with nothing since I brought him in, nuts!

            1. Bertonian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Please take him out for Norwich

      5. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Brought in Dias, Armstrong, Mount and Reece James on WC.

        Hopefully they'll be good long term picks.

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Oof that's rough.

          I went Jota and James and thought I had it bad.

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Are you worried after that Firmino performance?
            I thought about Jota, but went Mount instead.

        2. Meechoo115
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Same for me. All four.

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              🙁

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Thats bad luck.

            They'll be good long term as you say and had their rest now at least, so should be good over the coming weeks.

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah the international break and the upcoming European fixtures might have been a factor.

          • Arteta
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            🙁

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            It could be handsomely paid off next few GWs though, yeah tough WC GW

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Still 50 points with Ramsdale to go. Toney, Brownhill and Mbeumo on the bench ready to come on for Mount, James and Armstrong.

              Hopefully not a disaster.

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Far from disaster ...

                1. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Cheers.

          • Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Dias and Mount should be nailed in the next 4 games.

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Hopefully, cheers.

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

          Big Rom is big allright, but not that good.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            He's suffering from that same affliction Werner had last season, and getting caught offside all the time. Weird.

          2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Goalscoring record would argue otherwise.

            1. Abaddon
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Completely lacking technique

              1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                According to somr guy on a forum

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I'm implying it's a Chelsea thing.

              1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Was talking to the other guy, guy

        4. Meechoo115
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Bench two of these next week

            A. Livra
            B. Mbuemo
            C. Armstrong
            D. Trent
            E. Antonio

            Captain

            1. Salah
            2. Lukaku

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              As if you’d bench trent or Antonio

              Salah

              1. Meechoo115
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Currently on the two saints

              2. JBG
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                A2

            2. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              So that's why Lateriser went Werner over Lukaku..

              1. Camzy
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                He didn't go Werner over Lukaku. He went both.

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Werner Lukaku ... interesting! I went ESR Saka as crazy as it sounds. One is the placeholder for Raphinha.

                  1. NABIL - FPL otai
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Oops my bad! Pretty bold move. I might actually go Werner over Lukaku at this rate

              2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Neither have scored tbf

            3. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              triple premium teams in the mud again?

              1. Meechoo115
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  If was salah Kdb mane all good

                • Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Everyone then

                • TKC07
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Salaha, KDB, Vardy owners doing good tho..

                • NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Salah KDB Ronaldo

                  Not really a mud I'd say

                • pundit of punts
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Salah and KDB did me proud

                  Waiting on Lukaku now

                  1. NABIL - FPL otai
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    No TAA?

              2. Lukaku_time
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Jota to who?
                Already have saka and benrahma

                1. Meechoo115
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Anything itb?

                    1. Lukaku_time
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      0.2

                      1. Meechoo115
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Raph

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

                      Raphinha? Mbuemo? Foden?

                    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Not sure I'll be getting rid before United.

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

                        Baring injuries, I'd be shocked if he started.

                        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Firmino hattie is an anomaly rather a sign that he's on course to start banging them in, no? I guess there's little chance he's benched after a hattie anyway...

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

                            Liverpool are better team when Firmino plays. Offers more the ball and defensively too. Need at OT, imo.

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Yes, he comes deeper to link midfield and set up Mane and Salah attacks. I think we'll see him start regularly now with Jota being a supersub.

                    4. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Keep for United (I am).

                  • FPLShaqiri
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Is Kovacic actually a good option? He's a defensive player in my mind, but maybe I need to change that as in this match he seems to get forward a bit and has free kicks. 5.2 could be value.

                  • DannyDrinkVodka
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Lukaku>Firmino or too soon?

                    1. Salah’s Sonnet
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Lol

                    2. NABIL - FPL otai
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Hold that knee

                    3. TKC07
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      too late..

                    4. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Blimey

                  • Londongeezaa
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    At this rate I wouldn’t even consider Ronaldo to Lukaku Norwich(h). Sideways move.

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Nah. Brentford are a good side, Norwich on the other hand...

                  • have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    I think we need to wake up and start Livra week in week out, at least the next 4 anyway. Ditch any wolves 4 example

                    1. Meechoo115
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        My other four are two city. Trent and James

                        1. have you seen cyan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          TAA and Cancelo 4 me, I think I will avoid the Chelsea rotation headcahe unless James gets nailed

                      • Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Lundstram? Dallas?

                        1. have you seen cyan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          basically imo

                      • Londongeezaa
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        I have 2 x City, 2 x Chelsea and Livra.

                        Can’t get the first 4 to all start in a single GW yet 🙂

                      • Gunneryank
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          I started him today over double wolves. I feel dumb not starting him sooner.

                      • Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Lose Jota or Armstrong first?

                        1. Meechoo115
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            AA

                        2. Super Saints
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          If I had a million pounds I would bet it all on a Chelsea clean sheet here. Rudi out for me, all rivals have a Chelsea defender.

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            You'd only lose it.

                          2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Mbueno has already hit the post.

                            1. Super Saints
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Exactly

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

                          Timo to Kaku nearly...

                        4. JBG
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Lukaku looks like Heavy D out there.

                        5. Esalman
                          • 12 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          In hindsight should've transferred in Firmino for Jesus, instead of Jimenez.

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

                            Oh really? Did you ever really consider it?

                            1. Esalman
                              • 12 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              LoL never.

                          2. Gunneryank
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              That's a real consideration now though right?

                          3. EmreCan Hustle
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Looks like Lukaku is feeding off Werner's negative energy rather than Werner benefiting from Lukaku.

                          4. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Armstrong to Toney?

                          5. Duke Silver ☑
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            That was woeful from Werner.

                            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              It's a myth that he's back to his Bundesliga best.

                          6. Dynamic Duos
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Who (C) Rom?

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

                            God I hate Werner. Utter trash player and blocking Lukaku pts.

                            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Goddam freakin trash Mom

                          8. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Jesus Lukaku is so bad, Tuchel has to go back to Mount Havertz Werner trio as last season

                            1. Dynamic Duos
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Much more creative, flair and threat here

                              1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Lukaku movement is so easy to guess

                            2. EL TANO
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 12 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Agree
                              The laziest lump in the league
                              Him and Timo are a comedy duo - the odd couple