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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. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 days ago

    objectively, based on ppg, fixtures and rotation risk, its unlikely that any city player outscores haz this week

    1. F15H
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 17 days ago

      Lol

  2. Alli 3',17',64�…
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Everton are terrible

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Hence Sane TC

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Or Aguero cap

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

        Yes. So gutted I brought in Siggy for this week

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

      The new Kante role!

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

        casuals friend

    • Ruinenlust
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Higuain!!!!!!

    • BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Fat short arsed disgusting little troll

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        aguero?

    • The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Praise Hazard that I sell him for a hit to get Sane...

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        *didnt sell him

    • The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Black cat on the pitch at Everton/Wolves.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Yes Higuain, steal those Hazard BAPs

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        cope

    • _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      If only BHA didn’t draw vs WBA, Haz would of had a DGW, would of been perfect TC option

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah. Even I would have got him I and TC him. It's all Brighton s fault.

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

        Chelsea dont have a game in gw 27 so surely a double will come

    • Bunk Morrisonland
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Surely nobody sold Hazard before HUD...

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Seems absolutely crazy.

      2. Regin
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Some 182000 did.

    • El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Gonzalo goal just like Morata

    • Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Kante and Bednarek on bench, urgh!

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Need Pogba and Camarsa no shows to get Bednareks points.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Higuain?

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

      Hazard needs another for 3 BAPs 🙁

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        fear not

    • DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      And there was me thinking Hazard --> Son had payed off.

      Hopefully the Arnie --> Aguero bit cn make up for it

    • Regin
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Should have doubled up on Higuain and hazard instead of Kun and sane for a hit.

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Sarri ball only works vs Huddersfield. What a system.

    • BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Ok, I concede I got trolled by Hazard again.

    • Bubz
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling to outscore Haz

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        I bloody hope so

      2. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        And then you woke up

      3. 4-4-who?
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Unlikely, but keep hoping

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Whys it unlikely?

      4. fedolefan
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        He better. Own both and captained Raz.

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

          As did I

      5. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        objectively unlikely

    • FredrikH
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Higuain not made for prem. Dell haz

    • The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Higuaín might well get in my team for the Chelsea DGW later on. Looking decent.

    • Royal5
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      OG?

    • LOLarov
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Alonso cant even get assists vs HUD

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Will take a cs all day long

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        cope

    • Patch
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      FML my Nemesis bought Higuain in this GW, whilst I am left holding the Eden of Man

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Cmon Alonso and doherty

    • Chucky
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Higuain essential...

    • BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      I think this just proves how completely abysmal Huddersfield are, losing to a rubbish Chelsea side 4-0

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        aw diddums

        1. BigBillyBass
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Are you a Huddersfield fan?

          1. BigBillyBass
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 19 days ago

            You poor poor man

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

      Shitfudcarson doing anything? Anything at all?

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

        Rest for City, I think 😛

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

          😀

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

          😛

    • Brehmeren
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      4 goals in 17 gw. And now this. Hope Sterling goes mental.

    • Ruinenlust
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Nooooo Hazard

    • Nomar
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Auba next week is the biggest no brained ever.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Nah I disagree

      2. Bunk Morrisonland
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        What happens to his brain next week?

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

        wtf?

      4. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Not necessarily. Away game

      5. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        No brainer.

      6. QUEN
          6 months, 19 days ago

          That will be my move Aguero > aub