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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. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Glad I went James over Chilwell

    1. Dammit_182
        3 months, 1 day ago

        ‘Pick the right city mid or the right Chelsea defender and your laughing’

        Honest feels like sacking off Lukaku and just getting 2 Chelsea defenders is the way forward

    2. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      5 Live just said Lukaku knocked it back to Chilwell

      1. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Defender knocked it away from Lukaku as Lukaku tried to bring it down.

    3. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      It's down as Dave assist on FPL site

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Own him and Lukaku, either or I’ll take it!

        1. Werner Brothers
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Same here.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Won't be for long

    4. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I have a

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I have a Azpilicueta assist for some reason lol

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

        ... a what? Spill the beans.

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

        Chilly willy

    5. RUUD!
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azpi assist haha

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        They can't be serious.

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Werner needs to pish off already. Ruining Lukaku's FPL potential.

    7. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      GET IN CHILWELL

      (Yes my stream is behind)

    8. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Kaku assist surely?

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

        Came off Kaku last

    9. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      FFS Lukaku, that's 8 goals Chelsea have scored since I brought him in and he doesn't even have an assist, got to go!

    10. Squib
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azpilicueta assist is an absolute joke

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Agreed

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        You've got to be joking

    11. Podge
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Well that couldn’t have been any worse 🙁

    12. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azpi assist? I'll take it I guess

    13. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azpil assist? What?!

      1. Meechoo115
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Surely rom

        • Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Can't be...

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

        This is making me sick. Of course it had to be Chilwell. Of course.

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lol Azpi assist

        No way that's an assist

        Remember an assist from Podence last season that was not given. That was much more of an assiat than that.

      4. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That was a Lukaku assist surely

        1. Meechoo115
            3 months, 1 day ago

            100pc

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            He was tackled

            1. Meechoo115
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Came off him last

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              100%

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            That Azpi assist will be removed. Its a mistake.

            1. No Need
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              If its not the games become a mockery

          • No Need
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Azpi big Fpl towers ownership

          • 11SPECIALONE11
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Haha Azpi assist? How?

            I'll take it...

          • Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Azpi (c) locked in next week

          • AzzaroMax99
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            How can this be Azpi assist?

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

            Azpi won't keep that.

            Not intended target or area.

            Confirms no Lukaku touch too, no assist!

          • Winners900
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            how is that azpii assist ???

          • Londongeezaa
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I’m guessing the 2 most popular transfers this week will be the sales of Ronaldo and Alonso 🙂

          • Bench-Life
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            That's some assist from Azpi...?! Will take the points

          • JJO
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            How the fak can that be Azpi assist?
            Are you fking kidding me?

            1. Meechoo115
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Will be changed to rom

              • Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                All jokes at this stage

            2. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I hate you Chillwell. With a passion

              1. Cok3y5murf
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                You are Zico Senna with a new name, aren't you?

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

                  Yes but how does that matter? Fancied a change of name, you doing my autobiography? Lol

                  1. Cok3y5murf
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    No, just funny that your constant moaning was so familiar and recognizable

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

                      Shows unique’ness in that case then. Constant moaning? Lol, the sad thing is you actually noticed, obvs no life

                    2. Salah’s Sonnet
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Also, do not moan all the time, but you obviously stalk all the time lol

            3. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              "Azpilicueta stands up a cross for Lukaku, who battles with Jansson - the Brentford defender pokes it clear, but only as far as Chilwell, who is unmarked and runs onto it."

              1. diesel001
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Means Chilwell G, No assist.

              2. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Skysports website

            4. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              dave helper

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

              How the f**k can it possibly be an Azpil assist? Eff off FPL!

              1. F4L
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                it won't stand

              2. Lanley Staurel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Because i own him….no seriously that is tenuous i agree