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Alonso returns for Chelsea as Sarri tweaks his defence

Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) has returned to the Chelsea starting XI ahead of the Gameweek 25 meeting with Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) drops to the bench to allow Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) his first start since Gameweek 15.

Gonzalo Higuain (£9.5m) leads the line once again, flanked by Eden Hazard (£10.9m) and Willian (£7.2m).

Those interested in the Double Gameweek players on offer at Everton will be pleased to know that Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) and Richarlison (£6.8m) both start in their favoured positions of central and left attacking midfield respectively.

Vicente Guaita (£4.2m) is back in goal again for Crystal Palace after missing out on Gameweek 23 and returning in Gameweek 24.

Christian Benteke (£6.3m) is the chosen replacement for the suspended Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m), with new signing Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) named among the substitutes.

Chris Hughton looks to have gone with 4-3-3 for Brighton once again, with Jurgen Locadia (£5.3m) and Solly March (£5.0m) flanking Glenn Murray (£6.3m).

Daryl Janmaat (£4.9m) gets a second consecutive start at right-back for Watford, while Ken Sema (£4.6m) features from the beginning for the first time since Gameweek 23.

As expected, Gerard Deulofeu (£5.5m) and Troy Deeney (£6.0m) are the strike pairing for the Hornets.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m) is on the bench for Burnley as Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) makes a sixth consecutive start on the Clarets’ left wing.

Southampton come to Turf Moor with Nathan Redmond (£5.3m) and Danny Ings (£5.5m) leading the line, while Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£4.4m) misses out.

That means a first Premier League start for Callum Slattery (£4.5m) alongside Oriol Romeu (£4.3m) in central midfield.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Bong, Dunk, Duffy, Montoya; Groß, Stephens, Pröpper; Locadia, Murray, March.

Watford XI: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas, Hughes, Cleverley, Capoue, Sema, Deeney, Deulofeu.

Burnley XI: Heaton; Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick; Wood, Barnes.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard; Ward-Prowse, Slattery, Romeu, Targett; Armstrong; Redmond, Ings.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Alonso, D Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Jorginho, Kanté; Hazard, Higuain, Willian.

Huddersfield XI: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Kongolo, Smith; Bacuna, Billing, Mooy; Mbenza, Kachunga, Diakhaby.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Ayew, Benteke.

Fulham XI: Rico; Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream; Christie, Chambers, Seri, Bryan; Cairney, Mitrovic, Babel.

Everton XI: Pickford; Coleman, Zouma, Keane, Baines; Davies, André Gomes; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Tosun.

Wolves XI: Rui Patrício; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Jonny; Jiménez, Jota.

2,058 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RamsayS20
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 days ago

    How is hazard being a troll if you got rid against hundersfield your stupid

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      No your stipud

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        So are you judging by your grammar

      2. RamsayS20
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Good one...

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      This This and This

  2. JAYPEE
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Hazard punishing sellers. Come on Chelsea

  3. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Hazard haul after 7 GWs... owners must be delighted...

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      😯 naughty Chucky 😛

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        😀

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      pretty happy yes

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Wolves CMs are gold-dust!

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Hahaha

    2. elchilangles
      6 months, 19 days ago

      this makes the pain two fold! 🙁

  5. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    I called it. Hazard number 1 troll !

  6. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Ooooofff! A sickener. James Tomkins goes up for a header, gets sandwiched between the nuts and back of Aleksandar Mitrovic. Blood everywhere.

  7. Business Cat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Everton need more than black cats

  8. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    this is fuccccking unreal. Hazard why man? why?

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Huddersfield. What do you expect?

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Unreal scoring 2 against Huddersfield?

      1. Spambo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Southampton, Bournemouth and Newcastle he did nothing!

  9. Samwise
    6 months, 19 days ago

    come on Hazard!!!!

  10. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    What a season wolves are having.

  11. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    lol @ Everton defence, come on city

  12. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    imagine having sold hazard.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      I did

  13. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    4-0. Higgy

  14. Pigsinblankets
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Patience finally rewarded from Eden! Was a bit worried after the Son goal earlier as that's my move for next week. Nice parting gift!

  15. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    the call was Haz one more game or a City mid. cant beat yourself up either way

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    HIGGY BRACE

  17. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Gonzalo G, Kante A

  18. Numb
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    HIGGY

  19. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Lovely feline on the pitch at Everton

  20. Samwise
    6 months, 19 days ago

    6 players played - 43 points so far... decent week so far

  21. Fring
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Pipita! Magnificent! Lovely finish!

  22. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Higuain essential?

  23. GE
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Thanks Haz, was so close to WC and do Haz -> Sterling/Sane.
    Have no City so hope that City is a trap!

  24. Deulofale
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Why do directors show cat pitch invasions but not streakers? Encouraging people to smuggle animals in but denying me naked flesh. smh

  25. InSaneMan-e
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    People still getting rid of Haz after this gw? City and blank and I feel it's too much value tied down

  26. Darth_Krid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Scoring at home to Huddersfield is not trolling.

  27. L'Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    If anyone wants a laugh, radio Merseyside after the Everton game today will be comedy gold as ever.

  28. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Who has Kitty came on for.

  29. elchilangles
    6 months, 19 days ago

    who will get more points today Duffy or AWB??