Gameweek 24: Chelsea Fantasy Premier League Preview – The Best Offence?

Gameweek 24 is upon us and the Fantasy Premier League season is starting to enter the make or break stage. Will you be one of those (like me) that falls off and plummets down the abyss of a league table? Or, will you rise the challenge and push yourself up to fight for top spot between your friends, family, university course or work colleagues?

You have a big decision to make and the fact you’re here tells me you want success. That’s just what I am going to give you. The best Fantasy Football picks that Chelsea Football Club has to offer.

The last time Chelsea faced Newcastle Tammy Abraham was in the points, does he make the cut for Gameweek 24?
Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell (right) celebrates his side’s first goal of the game with team-mates Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic, scored by Newcastle United’s Federico Fernandez (not pictured) during the Premier League match at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

Let’s talk about Timo Werner

Okay, I will hold my hands up. This could be one of the biggest flip-flop decisions of all time. Just last week I told you to steer clear of Timo Werner. This was after the first half of the season was spent convincing everyone he would come good. Well, he’s still going to be a risk. But, it’s looking like a safer risk, if you’re willing to take it.

Werner secured himself another two assists against Sheffield United, taking his season tally to eight. That’s pretty good. He also now has three assists in two games and is looking much more threatening.

Although there may be yellow triangle next to his name, indicating injury, he is almost certainly going to feature against Newcastle. He was rested for the Blue’s victory over Barnsley in the FA Cup and has an extra two days to rest over the weekend as Chelsea play on Monday.

Thomas Tuchel has made it clear that Werner is a priority piece in this jigsaw puzzle, getting the best out of him is key. The system is being changed to fit the German strikers needs and if the Blues keep feeding Werner, more chances will come.

9.2m is a lot to spend on any striker, but if Werner can find the net, the goals will keep flowing.

I’m backing him to break his Premier League dry spell and ramp up the goalscoring in coming weeks. If he doesn’t his impact and contributions to games is also increasing, giving you more bang, for your bucks.

Is Jorginho an option?

In short, probably not. But, his tiny 4.7m price tag makes him one of the cheapest Premier League starters. There are only three outfield players that have the same or more points than Jorginho for the same or lower prices (Ezri Konsa, Vladimir Coufal and Rob Holding). This is value.

His 71 points is a lot considering the games he’s played. In 15 appearances, there have been five goals, all from the spot and also one assist. With Chelsea playing Newcastle, Jorginho will also be a good option to pick up a bonus cleansheet point as well.

There are obviously much better options available, but not for this price. If Werner can work his penalty getting magic again, the Italian could find himself in the points once more.

*Jorginho could be a great option to use with the Bench Boost*

Gameweek 24: Pick of the Week

Very little in football is certain. But, as the weeks go on, Edouard Mendy is looking more and more like a cheat code.

In four games under Thomas Tuchel, the Senegalese man hasn’t conceded a goal to the opponent. Only Antonio Rudiger has put past the Chelsea goalkeeper. Mendy has only conceded 15 goals this season, keeping 10 cleansheets in the process. For a keeper to get you almost guaranteed points is a huge bonus.

It may not be the most incredible move you make this week, but with Newcastle missing Callum Wilson, Chelsea’s defensive task got a little bit easier.

Edouard Mendy might be the best value goalkeeper choice for Gameweek 24
Huge Mendy save. Credit | Getty Images

He averages a cleansheet every other game in Premier League and after conceding against Sheffield United he will be determined to get another shutout on Monday.

For goalkeepers, only Lukas Fabianski, Bernd Leno and Illan Meslier have more points than Mendy for the same or less money. Out of those, Meslier has played two more games than Mendy but only has nine more points. Leno has played three more with only eight more points and Fabianski has also played three more to only be nine points better off.

For the price and the fixture, there might not be any better choice for Gameweek 24.

Written and edited by Tom Coley @tomcoley49

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