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

    Ings over Barnes a few weeks ago. Pathetic.

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

      Same. But I feel that for these players every penny saved counts. So.

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

      Tell me about it. Although Ings would have been golden without his injuries. Lesson learned

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

    Thought Digne was out for two games so didnt bother about bench order...AWB should of course have been first on my bench instead of after Digne and Kamara the beast. Well well

  3. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Bednarek lost CS and 3 bonus 😆

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

      Heart breaking!

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

      Lovely stuff

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

    Boly holding his balls

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      He must have big hands

  5. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Please tell me Sane will outscore Hazrad os I can sleep tonight peacefully.

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

      Sane will outscore Hazard.

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      he will for sure

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

    Palace CS!

  7. 4-4-who?
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Wolves fans haven't stopped singing this half...

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

    Good evening fellow Hazard keepers 🙂

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Evening 😎

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      now binners

    3. derdourily
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Evening

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Hello there. We deserved it 😉

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

      Holding this week.. It's Aguero>Auba time!

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

      Evening, feels good.

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

    Ashley Barnes is a true legend!

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

    Still 90 minutes for Richa to score !

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

      Good luck with that

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

        just joke mate

  11. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Please Pogba play tomorrow so I don't get Bednarek points off the bench.

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

      No guantee pogba gets 5+ points! I have dunk with 6 waiting..

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

    Why was Ings so popular?

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

      Underlying stats are very impressive

  13. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Guaita, thanks!

  14. sweglet
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    36 from 5, can't complain

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      33 from 5 here. Doh on the damn bench. Small green up to top 8k

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

      31 from 5 pre-baps...most all of my attackers left to play.

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

      24 from 4 pre baps... bednaerk cleanie would have been perfect!

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

      Too embarrassed to post.

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

      30 for 4 before baps for hazard and Jimmy

    6. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      27 from 4

    7. Godfrey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 19 days ago

      43 from 5. Lately everything seems to work. 8th green arrow in a row

  15. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Hazard to son?
    And then get Hazard back for GW 27/28

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Hazard to Son and ends there.

  16. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Bednarak still on 2 BAP's.

  17. Fergus1107
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Hazards third double digit haul in 9 game weeks

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

    BOOOooooooooooooooooooo Everton!

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

    Rich back to normal 😎

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      It's just Hudds are so bad that even Richarlison and Hazard score against them.

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

        Looks it.

        Auba in a must now.

  20. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Ryan - 6
    Holebas - 6
    PVA - 6
    Groß - 6
    Son - 11
    Batman - 4

    Yummy bummy

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Pva was on 3 bps before schlupp goal

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      You had all those playing? Free hit?

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        WC.

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          wow, were you playing just for this GW?

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            You play your wildcard when your team needs it. Go be a sheep somewhere else peasant.

  21. Steve Stiffler
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    27 from 5, what’s everyone on

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

      26 from 5

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      19 from 3

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

      40 (-4) from 5

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

      39 from 6 =[

      Late saints goal a real kick in the balls

  22. Bees4Lyf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Foster you beast!

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

    Chelsea top BAPs will be close, maybe Hazard might sneak a draw with Higgy.

    Luiz should get 1.

    1. Weilong7
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      hopefully.. prays hard lol

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

    After keepign Hazard for so long, he punished me properly for swapping out with Sane. Yikes

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Sane not played yet, and likely to out score him anyway

  25. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    That penalty just gives Redmond the 3 bonus I was after

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

      He got a cs point taken away so it is the same result you realise

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Was only on 1 though

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

          Ah, my bad

          1. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Redmond doesn’t lose a point as he was subbed

  26. Weilong7
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    what to do with hazard after the brace? planning to change for son if he blanks today

    1. bialk
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Do it. Hazard has City and blank.

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

      Selling for Son and not looking back.

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

      Keep next week I think.Can easily haul vs city too.U can get more news on gw31 and can plan chip strategy after

  27. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Everton dgw failure

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Surprise!

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Digne getting a red was a blessing

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

      Could you not see that one a mile off?

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

    Everton only one place better at this point of season compared to last.
    Silva is a fraud.

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

      One place better. Improvement then?

  29. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Binned hazard for sterling tc

    Hope it pays off

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Rip

  30. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    That late Burnley goal hurt, Bednarek lost lots of points.

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      looks like he could still hold onto some bonus tbf