SCOUT: Chelsea FPL team analysis for 2020-21

Some Blues you could use.

Timo Werner is one of our top Chelsea FPL picks for the 2020-21 season
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Consider which Chelsea players could be suitable for your FPL team this season.

As well as budget choices, our scout is investigating all possible selections from each squad in the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League.

Chelsea FPL players

Let’s delve deeper into Chelsea’s FPL team and make some recommendations.

🥅 Goalkeepers

Unless Chelsea make substantial defensive improvements, we’ll pass on either of their £5m goalkeepers. Keep an eye out for new signings, though.

👬 Defenders

It seems unlikely that Marcos Alonso will go into the season as first-choice, so forget about his past exploits and give him a miss.

The sole temptation here is £5m Reece James, who seems to be a lot of fans’ choice to start at right-back ahead of César Azpilicueta.

Given Frank Lampard’s track record with youth, this seems eminently plausible and could reap dividends if James’s wicked crosses provide a steady stream of assists.

On balance, we’d suggest waiting and seeing on that one.

🏃 Midfielders

Christian Pulisic and new signing Hakim Ziyech are attracting a lot of attention for their prices: £8.5m and £8m respectively.

Both could turn out to be bargains, but at this moment we’re minded to say Pulisic looks the better bet despite costing half a million extra.

He seems to be blossoming into an excellent replacement for Eden Hazard, ending the last campaign with consistent goals and assists.

His scintillating performances suggested more end product to come, so for £8.5m he’s worthy of strong consideration.

Ziyech is a very talented footballer but, 2018-19 aside, his numbers in the Dutch league aren’t anything to write home about.

They may well soar surrounded by top players, although Ajax were no mugs, reaching the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.

£7m Mason Mount is one to watch because he got off to a flyer in the early part of last season, but it remains to be seen if he starts.

🥳 Forwards

New arrivals are a bit of a gamble, and £9.5m may not seem cheap, but it’s still very hard to ignore Timo Werner.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has set a standard for how effectively goal-scoring form can be carried over from the Bundesliga to the Premier League.

Werner scored 28 goals for Leipzig in last season’s German top flight – 34 in all competitions – and he’s only 24.

There’s every reason to expect a prolific campaign from him, especially with the likes of Pulisic and Ziyech supplying him.

While he was a popular selection for a while last season, £7.5m Tammy Abraham does not look like a credible option this time around.

£7m Olivier Giroud could still see plenty of playing time, but for that money you’d be better off with a more assured starter like Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Chelsea FPL team verdict: top 3 picks

⓷ Hakim Ziyech

⓶ Christian Pulisic

⓵ Timo Werner