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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. Grounderz
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  2. dvdguy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    See ya Richard

  3. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    Cheers

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

      MAKE IT NOW

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

      Yes do itt

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

      yeah

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

      Digne should get price locked & reset now

  4. bialk
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    41 from 4. DGW captain still to play.

    1. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nice

      1. mrodgers91
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Captain will probably only start once unless its KDB

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

      My 39 from 6 now looks poverty.

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

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Post bonus?

  5. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

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

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

      1. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You might be right actually

    2. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      And Zouma 🙁

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

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

  6. Capoue Propper Mings
    2 months, 15 days ago

    King to save the GW.

  7. BIG TONES
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    19 points. Pretty grim!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You need to change your name.

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

  8. FULHAM 4 LIFE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Higuaín and Hazard double up working a treat 😀

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

      Paying you back for Bou 😉

  9. HD7
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 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 😀

  10. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

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

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

    2. Danstoke82
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

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

    Foster and Luiz owners Unite o/

    ultimate differentials.

    1. moz_1983
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yep.

    2. Weilong7
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      tough fixtures coming for luiz though

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

      +1

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Might still work out. Wait and see what sane does

      1. Amey
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Should work out 😀
        TC for me

        1. Nuno’s Dream
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          TC Haz?? Or Sane?

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

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

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

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

        Same boat

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

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

    5. Good Times
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Captain!! =D

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

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

  13. Amey
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

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

      Shocking captaincy pick

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

          Goals imminent LooooooL

    2. Amey
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Really ??
      Hopefully he gets a goal against city now

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

    21 from 4.

    Shouldnt have sold Haz :s

  16. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    14pts with 14 to play.

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

  17. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 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

  18. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

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

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

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

        Son I think

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 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
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No game is tough for hazard on song

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

    Richarlison's stats 😆

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

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

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sold Foster for Ryan....

  21. HD7
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  22. Amey
    2 months, 15 days ago

    17 from 4.
    Hiw you guys doing ??

    1. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      21 from 4

      Ings is dead to me

      1. Amey
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      40 from 5

      1. Amey
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Wow.
        Hazard ??

    3. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      35 from 4. Happy with that! 😀

      1. Amey
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Good job keeping Hazard

        1. Nuno’s Dream
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cheers Amey

    4. Danstoke82
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      13 from 3. Shocker.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Hard luck mate.
        We'll rock tomorrow

    5. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      40 from Ryan Keane AWB Jonny Hazard Son Jimenez

      1. Amey
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Great.

    6. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 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
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Good Luck buddy.
        Sane TC here hoping for same

        1. GreenShark1
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Ty and you 😉

    7. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      31 from 4 here

      1. DandyDon
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

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

      45/6

    9. PÍE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Should be 43 from 6.
      Happy with that!

    10. UP THE ARSE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      36 from 6 pre BAPS.

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

  23. Nuno’s Dream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 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
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ditto.

      1. Nuno’s Dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        He owed us big time Nomar!!

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 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
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Many including me likely doing the same

      1. Nuno’s Dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

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

        1. DandyDon
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yep doing same can always bring back in a few weeks

          1. Nuno’s Dream
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Exactly! Just hold the funds

  24. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

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

      Sari has ruined him as an FPL prospect.

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

      He is sh***

  25. JAYPEE
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Chances of Pogba playing? Bednarek first sub

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

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

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      85%

  26. the german
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Deeney to jimnez?

    1. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

  27. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Jimenez has been a great wee addition to my team.

  28. Alli 3',17',64�…
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

  29. The Train Driver
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Have you found one yet??!

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

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

  30. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

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