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FPL fans take note: The Tuchel comments that suggest Ben Chilwell could be benched for Chelsea vs Burnley

FPL fans take note: The Tuchel comments that suggest Ben Chilwell could be benched for Chelsea vs Burnley

Chelsea vs Burnley

Chelsea’s final clash before the November international break will see them play host to Burnley this coming Saturday.

The Blues head into week 11 of the 2021/22 Premier League season in fine form.

Their previous league outing would see them smash Newcastle 3-0. And, after Liverpool and Manchester City both dropped points in week 10, Chelsea have now moved three points clear atop of the Premier League.

So, though Burnley finally picked up their first league win of the season last weekend vs Brentford, there is an expectation that Chelsea will be able to pick up a comfortable victory this time around.

Why Chilwell could be dropped vs Burnley

Chelsea currently have the best defence in the Premier League, conceding just three goals in 10 outings.

So, this is making their defenders very popular on Fantasy Premier League.

One defender who has been especially popular in recent weeks is Ben Chilwell who, as well as earning clean sheet points, has scored three in his last four league outings.

As a result, many FPL fans are likely looking to select Chilwell this week for what should be an easy clean sheet and a potential goal return.

However, those players should be aware of Tuchel’s previous Chilwell comments from when they last played Burnley back in January.

After that game, which Chilwell was benched for, Tuchel stated that Chilwell was dropped because they wanted more size to defend set-pieces:

“We had the reason, it was not because we were unhappy with Chilwell but we opted for more size to defend set-pieces.

“Marcos is used to playing in this role, he has good timing arriving in the box. In the end we are very happy that he scored the second goal that finished the game.”

Could Tuchel make a similar call this time around as well?

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4