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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.

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2,058 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RamsayS20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      No your stipud

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        So are you judging by your grammar

      2. RamsayS20
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Good one...

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      This This and This

  2. JAYPEE
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Hazard punishing sellers. Come on Chelsea

    • Chucky
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        😯 naughty Chucky 😛

        1. Chucky
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          😀

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        pretty happy yes

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Wolves CMs are gold-dust!

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Hahaha

      2. elchilangles
          3 months, 22 days ago

          this makes the pain two fold! 🙁

      3. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I called it. Hazard number 1 troll !

      4. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

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

      5. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Everton need more than black cats

      6. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        this is fuccccking unreal. Hazard why man? why?

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Huddersfield. What do you expect?

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Unreal scoring 2 against Huddersfield?

          1. Spambo
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Southampton, Bournemouth and Newcastle he did nothing!

      7. Samwise
          3 months, 22 days ago

          come on Hazard!!!!

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          What a season wolves are having.

        • True Deadzoner
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          lol @ Everton defence, come on city

        • teriyaki 69
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          imagine having sold hazard.

          1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            I did

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          4-0. Higgy

        • Pigsinblankets
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 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!

        • TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          HIGGY BRACE

        • Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Gonzalo G, Kante A

        • Numb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          HIGGY

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Lovely feline on the pitch at Everton

        • Samwise
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

          • Fring
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Pipita! Magnificent! Lovely finish!

          • The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Higuain essential?

          • GE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

          • Deulofale
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

          • InSaneMan-e
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

          • Darth_Krid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Scoring at home to Huddersfield is not trolling.

          • "Marvin"
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

          • Capoue Propper Mings
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Who has Kitty came on for.

            • elchilangles
                3 months, 22 days ago

                who will get more points today Duffy or AWB??