Giroud outshines Werner again as Chelsea regress at both ends of the pitch


Wolves 2-1 Chelsea

  • Buts: Daniel Podence (£ 5.4m), Pedro Neto (£ 5.7m) | Olivier Giroud (£ 6.7 M)
  • Aide: Owen Otasowie (4,5 M £), Vitinha (4,8 M £) | Ben Chilwell (6,2 millions de livres sterling)
  • Points bonus: Podence x3, Neto x2, Chilwell x1


Olivier Giroud (£ 6.7million) is quickly becoming the key Fantasy Premier League striker at Chelsea as the Timo Werner (£ 9.4million) continues to struggle in large areas.

The former Arsenal forward scored the Blues’ only goal of the game as they fell to a 2-1 loss to Wolves, the second of his last three Premier League starts.

And if you go back to the start of Project Restart, no Chelsea player has found the net more often than Giroud (eight goals), who is coming back to the top of the pecking order.

The Frenchman has started each of the last three Premier League games for Frank Lampard’s side, lasting 90 minutes once and his minutes managed around 70 minutes in two of them.

All of Werner’s latest owners who love the look of the upcoming games of Chelsea West Ham (home), Arsenal (away), Aston Villa (home) would do well to consider his signing – especially since the German international has been scoreless since Gameweek 8 and has been erased three times in the last four games.


Werner’s biggest issue in recent outings has been how lonely Chelsea have left him on the flanks of the top three, whether or not Lampard places him left or right.

Against the wolves, Christian PulisicThe (£ 8.2million) first start since Gameweek 11 pushed Werner to the right, where even his most insightful runs were routinely overlooked by his teammates.

Much of Chelsea’s play came through the left side thanks to Pulisic providing cuts and a push but very quickly he became predictable and one-dimensional.

But the nail in Werner’s FPL coffin came after Lampard changed his wingers, which gave the ex-RB Leipzig man some time left of the top three, only for Chelsea to send everything on again. the right side via Pulisic.

“Pulisic gives us some breadth and he’s very good at winning his face-to-face. He’s had some hamstring issues, but he’s trained so he’s coming back right away. – Frank Lampard

It is certainly worth adding that Chelsea are sorely missed Hakim Ziyech (8.1million pounds), Lampard’s team resembling the worked outfit of the first weeks of the season when the Moroccan was last injured.

“No (there weren’t enough) after the goal. We didn’t hang on either. Performance (changed). This is what gives you results. Maybe the guys think they are playing well and the second you think you are playing well anything can happen. – Frank Lampard


Despite a recent wave of clean sheets, Chelsea’s defensive credentials have taken a hit in their last two games.

Between the Gameweeks 6 and 10, the Blues have conceded only one goal, leaving three since the start of Gameweek 12.

Giving up a lead at Molineux given the current wolves situation is also rather alarming.

Until Tuesday night, they had yet to find the net in a match that Raul jimenez (£ 8.2million) had not started this season.

Not counting Fantasy assists, the Mexican has been involved in 31% of Wolves’ 109 Premier League goals since his promotion before Gameweek 13 – so he was a huge dud.

As a result, when Daniel Podence (£ 5.4m) cut inside Reece James (£ 5.3m) and Ben Chilwell (£ 6.2million) and spent Edouard Mendy (£ 5.2million), he ended Wolves’ longest scoreless run in the Premier League since their promotion in 2018 (296 minutes).

Wolves chose James’ flank as their target as they went through the gears in the final third of the game, with the right-back escaping a penalty thanks to VAR but leaving Kurt Zouma (£ 5.7m) exposed to a Pedro Neto (£ 5.7million) in the finals.

The Portuguese winger entered Gameweek 13 in the top five most profitable midfielders of the season (offering 9.6 points per million spent) and, by scoring Molineux, took his offensive score to four in his five. last.

Whether Chelsea’s defense can be handed over to West Ham is, of course, now being watched by the fantasy community, while upcoming meetings with Aston Villa (at home) and Manchester City (at home) are also in the works. little worrying.

Chilwell might have done enough to earn a stay of execution, overtaking this game for key passes thanks to his involvement in the corners and Chelsea’s persistence in playing the ball on their left flank, producing his first offensive return since Gameweek 8.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Marçal, Neves, Dendoncker (Otasowie 46 ′), Semedo; Podence (Vitinha 90 ′), F Silva (A Traoré 61 ′), Neto.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, T Silva, Zouma, R James; Havertz (Havertz 71 ′), Kanté, Mont; Pulisic, Giroud (Abraham 71 ′), Werner.

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