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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. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Ziggy scored yet or what.

    1. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Starman's in heaven now

  2. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Hazard off.

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Sarri is gonna get it so bad for subbing him off at 4-0 by the know it better media.

  3. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Jota off _Costa

  4. Fresh_From_Desh
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Is hazard going to reel me in again

  5. Regin
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Thank I Darrin for getting hazard off.

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Thank u sarri

  6. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Hows Mitro doing?

  7. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Wtf Hazard off nooo

  8. The Wise Owl
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Sigurdsson showing us his quality with only 2 points. What is going on Everton?

  9. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    A Huddersfield goal now would be sweet.

  10. Ghost Gooner
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Haz off.

  11. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Just need a Higuian booking to Guarantee 3baps for Haz?

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Disappointing Hazard 🙁

  13. Samwise
      8 months, 17 days ago

      43 points so far - 6 played... everyone else?

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        no point in this post

        1. Ruinenlust
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Hazarddddd

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

            😀

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          stop crying

      2. TAT
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        13 from 3. Expecting a big fat arrow after that Hazard punishment.

      3. The Wise Owl
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Good score. 38 from 6 myself.

      4. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        25 from 4 prebaps. 5 pts on bench

      5. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        41 from 7, loads of points on the bench though!

      6. elchilangles
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        26 from 5, sold Hazard for Son though! 🙁

    • DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      With city away and a blank, Haz still has to go!

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Have you seen Hazard’s record against City?

    • Patch
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Come on Crouch, score or assist and you make it to my team!!!!

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Now all Sane has to do is score 2 goals in 2 matches

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        indeed! or sterling, still glad i binned the troll

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          no you arent

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Haz clean sheet point banked

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Go on, Higgyson, kick someone.

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Feck of Sarri you fraud...

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Smoking fraud

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hazzo fail

      1. fenixri
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Hardly a fail

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          It is if you were hoping for 50pts....

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Jota off
      Costa on

    • fedolefan
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Ugh, why sub haz

    • Norfolk&Chance
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Not good enough Hazad... just the 2... ugh.

    • True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hazard CS locked in

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Huddersfield goal now would be wonderful, just wonderful.

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        This

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Rangers 4 pens today 😮

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Gerrard taking them?

    • Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      AWB YC

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        What time will the clean sheet go

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Again? Sent off?

        Brace?

    • The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      It's only Huddersfield!

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Knew it was madness when people were mentioning it.

      2. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        I like your Ireland post more.

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Chances of a Moutinho Assist for Bennett goal ?