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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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  1. Mysterion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Solanke wagon

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 19 days ago

      yeah those 0 points are tempting over Wilson & King!

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      absolutely - Kamara to Solanke

  2. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Wtf Hazard shoot

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Not being selfish arghhh

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Team News: CAR vs BOU
    Referee: Jonathan Moss

    CAR: Etheridge, Bamba, Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Bennett, Murphy, Paterson, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Reid, Niasse
    Subs: Smithies, Cunningham, Bacuna, Hoilett, Zohore, Mendez-Laing, Healey

    BOU: Boruc, Adam Smith, Clyne, Steve Cook, Aké, Gosling, Surman, Stanislas, Fraser, King, Solanke
    Subs: Begovic, Rico, Daniels, Mepham, Ibe, Lerma, Mousset

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Solankeeeee 😀

      Cheers Simma

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I am but your humble servant

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

      Camarasa?

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        You should have gone to specsavers

    3. Brehmeren
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Cardiff with 12 players?

      1. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Hard to believe, but Bruno Ecuele Manga is one man 😀

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Ecuele-Manga.

      3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Ecuele Manga is one person 🙂

      4. Brehmeren
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        🙂

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Richie should have been subbed

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    NO Camarasa

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

      Or Morrison ffs

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

        Morrison's appendix went I think, don't expect to see him for a while.

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

          🙁 poor man he did so well for me

        2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          So only got peltier for bgw

          1. QUEN
            8 months, 19 days ago

            You think peltier will start the blank game week?

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Gw27 yes .31 unlikely tho as Morrison might be back then

    2. Son is Rising
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Wildcard ruined

  6. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Any Higuain cappers?

  7. JammySprat
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Why didnt hazard just shoot! ez hatty

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Too unselfish there

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        This and thought higuan was there

  8. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Black cat to feature on Match of the Day.

  9. TAT
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Finally inside the top 100k again, and now it looks like I'm heading straight out.

  10. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Fair play to my ML rival, he free hit: Haz, Hig, Son, 3 City, 2 Everton, Just shows, you don't have to do it on a cup gw to make it worth it, especially with the double and some tasty fixtures. Need Salah, Red Robbo, Auba, Pogba, Sane to come in to minimise the damage.

  11. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Oink oink, its the Higgy

  12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Reckon only casuals have Alonso at this point right?

  13. DAVESAVES
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Cam > Son this week worked out pretty well

  14. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    come on hazzo you cant let to higuain be ahead of you in baps

  15. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling to Hazard,Fanny to Kante and Kun to Higuain ?

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

      Chelsea triple up looks sweet....

  16. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    I can just see it, after this performance plenty are going to TC Haz on a dgw and he's going to blank soooo hard...

  17. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Yesterday a guy posted his WC team with Higuain in it.
    Somebody replied saying his team looked good but hated his Higuain pick.

    LOL

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      amazing

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    It is time for Peltier-wagon v2.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      You don't already have him .. Shocking

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

    AWBooked

  20. Iggypop
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Hazard owner since gw6, lovely final appearance! But u gotta go now

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Why?

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Noooooo Peltier starts, Bednarek haul stays on bench 🙁

  22. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Kept Hazard on my wildcard! Bednarek second on my bench with 9 points already.

  23. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Everton really are bad

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Allardyce laughing?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I think so

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yes, regretting holding on to Richa, he's gone this week along with Hazard and Aguero.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah rich gotta go at some point

  24. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Bednarek the destroyer lining up to get me that sweet 12 pointer for his first appearance in my first team

  25. Jindaljain
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Lol I don't have Everton or mancity players this week..m gone!!

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      No big deal not having Everton players.

      City, on the other hand....

  26. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Crouch on - £4.5m striker 0.3% ownership, the ultimate differential surely.

  27. Regin
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Why can't that fool all Alonso get atleast an assist?

  28. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    People sold Hazard before HUD and calling him a troll?

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

      It's a bit of both. Hasn't scored at home since GW7 or so.

      1. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        agree but you know it could happen

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      This

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

      I know. Ridiculous. Why would you sell Hazard vs Hud, when Man City mids have massive rotation risk - let's see the moaning tomorrow afternoon!

  29. Numb
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Hazard off

  30. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Haz off