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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. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Mbuemo loves the woodwork

  2. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 12 days ago

    What to do with Alonso??

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      What do you think?

      Sell

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Long term, buy a teammate or City defender.

      Wait till after midweek at least. He'd be worth the risk vs Norwich, especially with a good back up.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Surely you knew that they have a chap called Chillwell who’s pretty decent himself (and actually a miles better DFer than Alonso too)

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

      I got rid last week for Cancelo. Mistake bringing him in in the first place.

  3. Meechoo115
      3 months, 12 days ago

      This smells of Mount HT

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Lukaku has been awful

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      chilly goal

    • Meechoo115
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Kaku asssit ?

      • Thanos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Chilwell goal

      • thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I planned to bring in R. James for Marcal next week. But it’s just too much of a lottery isn’t it.
        I guess I’ll just hold off on Chelsea DFers because I can’t afford Azpi or Rudi (if fit)

      • Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I'm capping Salah next week fixture be damned haha.

        1. Alexis Nonsense
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          United should be a green fixture for Liverpool no?

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Chilwell G
        Maybe Rom assist

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

        Curtains for Alonso owners, there.

      • Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        That’s Alonso dead in the mud

      • Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Who goes first Ronnie or Lukaku?

        Reckon I’ll get Mane or KdB along with Salah as big hitters…

      • Meechoo115
          3 months, 12 days ago

          That’s kaku assist

          1. diesel001
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Nope. Defender knocked it away from Lukaku.

        • diesel001
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Chilwell G
          No assist

        • HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          KAKU assist!!!!!

          1. Lanley Staurel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Nope

          2. OptimusBlack
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            No

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

            It has to be but not given yet. Its a shot on goal thats blocked albeit a weak one and Chilwell scores the rebound.

            1. Skogen89
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Anything but kakuu assist there is wrong! Absolutly no azpi assist

              1. Milkman Bruno
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Azpiloutely right

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          McAuley assist!

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Chilwell the new Alonso

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Until the Tuchel roulette strikes again

        • Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          HAD TO BE HIM didn’t it, just HAD TO BE

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Rival casual brings Chillwell in, just unbelievable

        • Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Mata assist

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Kane claiming

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Looked like a Donkey assist to me

        • Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Lukaku shoelace assist?

        • Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          RIP Alonso owners

        • Nomar
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Ronaldo and Alonso then that need getting rid of.

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Yep those two going for me

        • sandman58
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I have Lukaku and NO WAY is that an assist

        • 272MK
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Last GW I bought Rudiger instead of Azpi.

          Wildcard this GW I bought James instead of Chilwell.

          Sad

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Game is lost

        • arkom
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Chilwell G
          Lukaku A

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Nope

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            0-2?

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

            No Lukaku asssit

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

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        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Alonso > Chillwell pencilled in 😆

        • Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Assist given to Azpi

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah …. Showing on FPL as Azpi … not watching but no one shouted …. Hope it’s true as Azpi owner.

          2. sandman58
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Wa....???
            That's outrageous

            1. sandman58
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Sure Lukaku made contact...then deflected out to aChilwell
              Should no assist for anyone