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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
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Lose that Bednarek CS!

  2. Patch
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Omg I love myself so much

    Soton did you like that?

    Do you want some more?

    #Patch #Power

  3. tucaoneo
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    • fedolefan
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Ugh, there go Bednarek points.

    • Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Oh city please don’t fail...

    • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      F*** off burnley

    • Hect.OR 98th
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      McCarthy

    • puhd
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Bad at the game?

        1. Amsterhammer
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Ha

      2. CliveTilds
          4 months, 16 days ago

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

          1. puhd
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 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

      3. Team Cruel
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Alonso facial injury

        1. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          FLAG HIM

          Slow the fall

        2. Fred54
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          But is his hair okay?

      4. mgilbert86
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

        1. puhd
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          It does...

      5. Niho992
          4 months, 16 days ago

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

        • potatoace
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          7mins ET at goodison

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          12 pts to 5 pts with a few seconds left

          1. Ghost Gooner
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

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

        • Dog and Fox
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Just got home, Ings injured?

          1. potatoace
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            yup

          2. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Bednarek still on for 2baps

        • Rainer
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Alonso has done something 😮

        • Paul
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Story of Bednarek every GW!!!!

          😡

        • teriyaki 69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 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
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Good one

        • Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Nooooooo bednarek sweet prince 🙁

        • Babit1967
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Haz owners getting rid or keeping? Fancy Son in now

          1. JustPark
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            You know the answer.

            1. Babit1967
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              True lol

          2. JammySprat
              4 months, 16 days ago

              keeping and getting son

            • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 16 days ago

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

              1. Babit1967
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

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

            • Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

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

          3. JustPark
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Played Rich ahead of Barnes 🙁

          4. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Palace!

            Guaita & Wan the Man, cheers 🙂

            1. puhd
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

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

            1. Patch
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 16 days ago

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

          5. Canary_Kid
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Bednarek ugh

            1. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              On for 2 baps

          6. Deulofale
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Boly just took a blow to his Wily

            1. 4-4-who?
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Ouch!

          7. TomSaints
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 16 days ago

            I am beyond furious at that penalty.

            1. Royal5
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Well deserved. Burnley all over Sou in that game.

            2. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              As a Pompey fan I am absolutely delighted.

              Must feel like a defeat on that long journey home.

          8. CloudSky
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 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.

          9. Numb
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Last kick of the game

          10. Brosstan
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

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

          11. jimmyabs1987
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 16 days ago

            ***#%&£!!! you Burnley! Bednarek

          12. Jafooli
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Alonso involved in a karate chop. baps?