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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. balint84
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Next week urgently James to Chalobah? 🙂

  2. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mount best position?

    1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      On the bench

    2. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Either that or reverse cowboy.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Herself on all fours, what do you think?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        In behind

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      On the pitch.

  3. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lukaku just isnt good enuf for a big team, seem the same Lukaku from the old days. Everton level is basically his plateau

    1. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yep. We were too... hopeful/dumb? I was at least. Almost got Vardy instead but told myself Mendy injury would be bad for his chances.

  4. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Chillyyyyyyyyyy!?!?!?!?!?!

    That's all

  5. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lukaku and Ronaldo to Scarlett and Locadia for -4?

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Only for a -8

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    May the Forss be with you

  7. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Was Neves’ shot on target?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      As a Traore owner, yes very much so.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah.

  8. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I haven’t seen anyone else say this so:

    imo Son will outscore both Lukaku and Ronaldo this season

    The sooner you realize this the better. Salah captain most weeks and save the money with Son as second premium. We’re all blinded by the shiny new premium forwards.

    I would have left out Lukaku on my WC if it weren’t for the Son Covid rumours although it seems he tested negative today.

    I do back Lukaku to score over these fixtures, however but he’ll be gone soon

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes but will he outscore Mane is the question now.

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Possibly and for 2 million less I’d much rather have Son

  9. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who should i kick out first
    1. Ronaldo
    2. Lukaku

    1. Meechoo115
        1 month, 14 days ago

        1

      • OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        CR7

      • Nomar
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        1

        Lukaku still has good fixtures.

      • Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Sell both and spend the cash on booze and h*okers

      • Mo Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Use 2 boots, so they can both go at the same time, now!!!

    2. Meechoo115
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Earlier today was fretting of livra poijts being blocked by cameos of Dias. AA. Mount. James

        Now want a James cameo I think vs Brownhill 2

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A. Armstrong to Toney
        B. Jota to Foden

        1. Meechoo115
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wait to see who plays for Liverpool Tuesday

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Never seen players get caught offside more times than Werner and Lukaku

          1. PartyTime
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Morata?

          2. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Azpi assy in the bin?

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Was never an A

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Silly Toney.

          4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Mahrez to ESR? Then Tsimikas to TAA for GW10?

          5. Meechoo115
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Think Chelsea. Like city. Are a write off. FF wise

              1. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It's about getting on them at the right time. Lukaku and a defender of your choice is a must for Norwich, Newcastle and Burnley

                1. DB_00
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Lukaku definitely isn’t a must

            • NWallis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              We're redecorating Julian's room. Is it worth investing in a pricier primer or will a cheap one do just as well? thanks!

              Sent from my car phone

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Depends how experienced you are.

                1. NWallis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I'm a complete novice to be honest.

              2. Hooky
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Need to change your name to Alan Partridge

            • _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lukaku sitter... would have been offside

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Oh my...

            • Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Donk donk donk f off

            • HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              KAKU HUGE MISS

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Kaku skies sitter

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lukaku offside at least.

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Still absolutely awful from Lukaku, been dreadful for 6 games now

            • tbos83
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Was going to cap Luk next week but surely has to be Salah...

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Norwich.

                1. Cok3y5murf
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Man United.

              2. Meechoo115
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Says a lot about Lukaku and United !!

                • Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  It's interesting - form vs fixture in all it's glory.

                • Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  This, has to be Salah, Lukaku is dreadful

              3. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                At least it was offside. Such a big miss by Lukaku

              4. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Lukaku is awful

              5. PartyTime
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Hahaha

                • Hect.OR 98th
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Any sign of James coming on?

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Probably

                • Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Chelsea now have 2 Werner

                • Steve McCroskey
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Are people joking about taking Lukaku out of their teams or are they really that stupid?

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Watching the games making their own decisions