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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. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Lose that Bednarek CS!

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

    Omg I love myself so much

    Soton did you like that?

    Do you want some more?

    #Patch #Power

  3. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Played Luiz, Robbo, Doherty. Benched the special Wan. Forgivable.

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

    Ugh, there go Bednarek points.

  5. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Oh city please don’t fail...

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

    F*** off burnley

  7. Hect.OR 98th
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    McCarthy

  8. puhd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Benched Bednarek! And sold Hazard!
    Whyyyy do I keep getting it wrong?

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Bad at the game?

      1. Amsterhammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Ha

    2. CliveTilds
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Selling Hazard at home to Huddersfield lol. What did you expect?

      1. puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        He had 5 good fixtures before Huddersfield and did nothing! Just got tired. Sold him for Son so it’s not that bad. But still annoyed

  9. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Alonso facial injury

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

      FLAG HIM

      Slow the fall

    2. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      But is his hair okay?

  10. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    I guess its not that bad if you did hazard to son but it still hurts

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      It does...

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

    36 and 9 to played, not so good but not bad at all...

  12. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    7mins ET at goodison

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

    12 pts to 5 pts with a few seconds left

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Great stuff. Would have been irritating to look at my team w Bednarek mega haul on the bench

  14. Dog and Fox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Just got home, Ings injured?

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

      yup

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Bednarek still on for 2baps

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

    Alonso has done something 😮

  16. Paul
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Story of Bednarek every GW!!!!

    😡

  17. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Benched AWB for Ings and lost 4 pts there. Never again benching the good ol wan.

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Good one

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

    Nooooooo bednarek sweet prince 🙁

  19. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Haz owners getting rid or keeping? Fancy Son in now

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

      You know the answer.

      1. Babit1967
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        True lol

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

      keeping and getting son

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

      I am keeping I think .Have to dump Richarlison first and get auba

      1. Babit1967
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I can’t afford Son with richarlison unfortunately but he has to go also

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

      Probably getting rid for now for Mane as part of GW31 prep (triple Pool)

  20. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Played Rich ahead of Barnes 🙁

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

    Palace!

    Guaita & Wan the Man, cheers 🙂

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Wasn’t Wan Bissaka supposed to get an assist too? I played him over Bednarek and now regretting it slightly

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

      Mark I think I have earnt my stripes now, time to invite me into the inner circle (not for you Virg)

  22. Canary_Kid
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Bednarek ugh

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      On for 2 baps

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

    Boly just took a blow to his Wily

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

      Ouch!

  24. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    I am beyond furious at that penalty.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Well deserved. Burnley all over Sou in that game.

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

      As a Pompey fan I am absolutely delighted.

      Must feel like a defeat on that long journey home.

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

    I just typed to my rival "Does Bednarek cover Son? and hit sent. Next thing my phone vibrates and I just knew. I knew. Didnt need to look at all.

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

    Last kick of the game

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Of course Southampton lose the CS in overtime. PISS OFF FPL

  28. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    ***#%&£!!! you Burnley! Bednarek

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

    Alonso involved in a karate chop. baps?