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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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  1. Grounderz
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Have been owning Rich for a number of weeks. Waste of space.

  2. dvdguy
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    See ya Richard

  3. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Sigurdsson & Digne -> Son & Bednarek? Have exact funds so would need to do tonight before Digne drop.

    Cheers

    1. sweglet
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      MAKE IT NOW

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Yes do itt

    3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      yeah

    4. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Digne should get price locked & reset now

  4. bialk
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    41 from 4. DGW captain still to play.

    1. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Nice

      1. mrodgers91
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Captain will probably only start once unless its KDB

    2. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

      My 39 from 6 now looks poverty.

      Let me guess Son, Jimenez, Hazard, ????

    3. Warby84
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Post bonus?

  5. Greenbackbøøg…
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    If anyone feels bad, just remember there are people who transferred in Keane for this dgw

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

      I recon they were all trolling, nobody is that dense.

      1. Greenbackbøøg…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        You might be right actually

    2. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      And Zouma 🙁

    3. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Cup opponent got Keane and Pickford on a WC with no City.

  6. Capoue Propper Mings
      4 months, 24 days ago

      King to save the GW.

    • BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      19 points. Pretty grim!

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        You need to change your name.

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 24 days ago

        You are optimist. Don't worry. Be happy!

    • FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Higuaín and Hazard double up working a treat 😀

      1. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Paying you back for Bou 😉

    • HD7
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      AWB Doh Llorente... was hard to choose who to bench this gw but decided Doh. I wont he suprised if Auba was the man to he benched this GW 😀

    • fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Richarlison was horrible today. Jota was fantastic he could’ve had more

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Good news.Jota comes in for richa for me.Its either gw26 or 27.

      2. Danstoke82
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        I’m very close to cutting ties win richarlison. Been useless.

    • teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Foster and Luiz owners Unite o/

      ultimate differentials.

      1. moz_1983
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Yep.

      2. Weilong7
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        tough fixtures coming for luiz though

    • FPLGeezer
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Congratulations to the Hazard keepers and even more so if you had the cajones to captain him.

        Took him out for Sane but it is what it is.

        1. Amey
            4 months, 24 days ago

            +1

          • DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 24 days ago

            It had to be his last chance. Thankfully it worked out.

          • Pat Bonner
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 24 days ago

            Might still work out. Wait and see what sane does

            1. Amey
                4 months, 24 days ago

                Should work out 😀
                TC for me

                1. Nuno had a dream
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 24 days ago

                  TC Haz?? Or Sane?

                  If Haz - you’re a genius!! Hats off!

              • FPLGeezer
                  4 months, 24 days ago

                  Here's hoping. Could have been a big differential in my ML if I held but played it safe chasing

              • ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 24 days ago

                Must say I'm glad it worked out for me, but I have no City players...and to be fair, this has Haz haul all over it, as I said earlier: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/02/01/gameweek-25-scout-picks-man-city-and-everton-players-make-the-cut/?hc_page=55&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_19819193

                1. Good Times
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 24 days ago

                  Same boat

                2. FPLGeezer
                    4 months, 24 days ago

                    Good call! Sometimes have these gut feeling/instinct and need to back them.

                3. Good Times
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 24 days ago

                  Captain!! =D

                  1. FPLGeezer
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      How are the big balls feeling lol. Still hoping for a Sane goal or two we might all be happy!

                      1. Good Times
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 23 days ago

                        Feels good... City are bound to come back after last gw

                4. Amey
                    4 months, 24 days ago

                    Brighton draw against WBA has cost Hazard dgw.
                    Never Forget !!!
                    Sane go on & make it count man.

                  • camarozz
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 24 days ago

                    Keep Hazard and Luiz but major boo-boo capt Siggy. Had a chance at the end and fluffed his lines.

                    1. fr3ddy
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      Shocking captaincy pick

                      1. camarozz
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 24 days ago

                        No other dgw player apart from Ederson. On set pieces, top of goals imminent. Worth a shot.

                        1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 24 days ago

                          Goals imminent LooooooL

                    2. Amey
                        4 months, 24 days ago

                        Really ??
                        Hopefully he gets a goal against city now

                    3. Dacra
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      21 from 4.

                      Shouldnt have sold Haz :s

                    4. Monkey Hanger
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      14pts with 14 to play.

                      Probably the only chance I will ever get to post a score like this. 🙂

                    5. Pat Bonner
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      Sold hazard but on 31 from 4. Will take it and happier with my team having sane and son over hazard and Felipe

                    6. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      Alonso definitely out next week, and probably still Hazard too...

                      1. Pat Bonner
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 24 days ago

                        Who you getting in? Mane looks decent for a pool double up?

                        1. Dakes.
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 24 days ago

                          Son I think

                      2. Nomar
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 24 days ago

                        Correct moves.

                        Chelsea have tough games coming up. Accept the leaving gifts and move on.

                        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 24 days ago

                          No game is tough for hazard on song

                    7. Rainer
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      Richarlison's stats 😆

                    8. fedolefan
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      Foster is quietly returning quality points. Stuck with Fabianski though.

                      1. Super Saints
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 24 days ago

                        Sold Foster for Ryan....

                    9. HD7
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 24 days ago

                      Next GW
                      Who to bench?
                      AWB Doherty Llorenty issue again...
                      Llorente?

                    10. Amey
                        4 months, 24 days ago

                        17 from 4.
                        Hiw you guys doing ??

                        1. DR0GBA
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 24 days ago

                          21 from 4

                          Ings is dead to me

                          1. Amey
                              4 months, 24 days ago

                              Ohh.
                              Hard luck mate.
                              Siggy,Awb, Doherty,Jota played for me.
                              Hopefully Siggy gets a return now against City

                          2. MTPockets
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 24 days ago

                            40 from 5

                            1. Amey
                                4 months, 24 days ago

                                Wow.
                                Hazard ??

                            2. Nuno had a dream
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              4 months, 24 days ago

                              35 from 4. Happy with that! 😀

                              1. Amey
                                  4 months, 24 days ago

                                  Good job keeping Hazard

                                  1. Nuno had a dream
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    4 months, 24 days ago

                                    Cheers Amey

                              2. Danstoke82
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 24 days ago

                                13 from 3. Shocker.

                                1. Amey
                                    4 months, 24 days ago

                                    Hard luck mate.
                                    We'll rock tomorrow

                                2. Super Saints
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 months, 24 days ago

                                  40 from Ryan Keane AWB Jonny Hazard Son Jimenez

                                  1. Amey
                                      4 months, 24 days ago

                                      Great.

                                  2. GreenShark1
                                    • 4 Years
                                    4 months, 24 days ago

                                    32 from 4 post baps, have TC'ed Sterling who is a huge diff for me in my 3 cash leagues as hardly anyone in top 5 has him...praying for a haul!!

                                    1. Amey
                                        4 months, 24 days ago

                                        Good Luck buddy.
                                        Sane TC here hoping for same

                                        1. GreenShark1
                                          • 4 Years
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          Ty and you 😉

                                    2. Rash
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      4 months, 24 days ago

                                      31 from 4 here

                                      1. DandyDon
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          At least 41 from 4 well chuffed! Has, Luiz, Jimi and Barnes.

                                      2. VeryHairyBabyParade
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          45/6

                                        • PÍE
                                          • 4 Years
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          Should be 43 from 6.
                                          Happy with that!

                                        • UP THE ARSE
                                          • 5 Years
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          36 from 6 pre BAPS.

                                          7 left to play this DGW including Aguero (C) x2 which is the biggie.

                                      3. Nuno had a dream
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 months, 24 days ago

                                        Thank you Haz for repaying my faith to keep you for one more week.

                                        Anyway - goodbye Haz, hello Son! 😉

                                        1. Nomar
                                          • 9 Years
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          Ditto.

                                          1. Nuno had a dream
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            He owed us big time Nomar!!

                                            1. Nomar
                                              • 9 Years
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              Yes he certainly did.

                                              Not being fooled by this show of flat track bullying though.

                                              Haz to Son it will still be.

                                        2. Dakes.
                                          • 2 Years
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          Many including me likely doing the same

                                          1. Nuno had a dream
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            Have to. Fixtures and blank rule him out in my mind....

                                            1. DandyDon
                                                4 months, 24 days ago

                                                Yep doing same can always bring back in a few weeks

                                                1. Nuno had a dream
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  4 months, 24 days ago

                                                  Exactly! Just hold the funds

                                        3. Dakes.
                                          • 2 Years
                                          4 months, 24 days ago

                                          Bit sad that really, no attacking returns from Alonso in a 5-0 win

                                          1. Pat Bonner
                                            • 7 Years
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            He’s def not as attacking now, first 3 games have skewed his season as sarri has clearly curbed him a bit

                                          2. Nomar
                                            • 9 Years
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            Sari has ruined him as an FPL prospect.

                                            1. Dakes.
                                              • 2 Years
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              Agree. Still has attacking potential and chances but nowhere near same level.

                                              Pereira or TAA in

                                          3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                                            • 1 Year
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            He is sh***

                                        4. JAYPEE
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            Chances of Pogba playing? Bednarek first sub

                                            1. grumpyman
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              Think I'd be happier to see Pogba play myself.

                                            2. Bees4Lyf
                                              • 2 Years
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              85%

                                          • the german
                                            • 4 Years
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            Deeney to jimnez?

                                            1. Nuno had a dream
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              Can’t believe you had to ask....?!! 😉

                                          • DA Minnion
                                            • 6 Years
                                            4 months, 24 days ago

                                            Jimenez has been a great wee addition to my team.

                                          • Alli 3',17',64�…
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              25 from 3, nice. Sonny, Luiz and the useless richarlinogoalison

                                            • The Train Driver
                                              • 4 Years
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              The real geniuses are the ones who bought Haz for this game...

                                              1. Nuno had a dream
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                4 months, 24 days ago

                                                Have you found one yet??!

                                              2. Rash
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                4 months, 24 days ago

                                                Unless on FH it's a very short sighted move imo

                                            • Dr. Rog
                                              • 9 Years
                                              4 months, 24 days ago

                                              48 with 10 to play.
                                              top 10k here we come

                                              1. Nuno had a dream
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                4 months, 24 days ago

                                                10?! I assume your counting the dgw’s In that number!