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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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2,058 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Lose that Bednarek CS!

  2. Patch
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 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
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  4. fedolefan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ugh, there go Bednarek points.

  5. Eriksen Maestro
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Oh city please don’t fail...

  6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    F*** off burnley

  7. Hect.OR 98th
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    McCarthy

  8. puhd
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bad at the game?

      1. Amsterhammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Ha

    2. CliveTilds
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

        1. puhd
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Alonso facial injury

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        FLAG HIM

        Slow the fall

      2. Fred54
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        But is his hair okay?

    4. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

      1. puhd
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        It does...

    5. Niho992
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        7mins ET at goodison

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        12 pts to 5 pts with a few seconds left

        1. Ghost Gooner
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 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
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Just got home, Ings injured?

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          yup

        2. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Bednarek still on for 2baps

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Alonso has done something 😮

      • Paul
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Story of Bednarek every GW!!!!

        😡

      • teriyaki 69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Good one

      • Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Nooooooo bednarek sweet prince 🙁

      • Babit1967
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Haz owners getting rid or keeping? Fancy Son in now

        1. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          You know the answer.

          1. Babit1967
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            True lol

        2. JammySprat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 15 days ago

          keeping and getting son

        3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

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

          1. Babit1967
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 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
          2 months, 15 days ago

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

      • JustPark
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Played Rich ahead of Barnes 🙁

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Palace!

        Guaita & Wan the Man, cheers 🙂

        1. puhd
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 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
          2 months, 15 days ago

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

      • Canary_Kid
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bednarek ugh

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          On for 2 baps

      • Deulofale
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Boly just took a blow to his Wily

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Ouch!

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I am beyond furious at that penalty.

        1. Royal5
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Well deserved. Burnley all over Sou in that game.

        2. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          As a Pompey fan I am absolutely delighted.

          Must feel like a defeat on that long journey home.

      • CloudSky
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 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.

      • Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Last kick of the game

      • Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

      • jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

      • Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Alonso involved in a karate chop. baps?