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Alonso absent for Chelsea as Saïss comes in for Bennett

Marcos Alonso (£6.4m) misses out on a place in the Chelsea starting XI for the second Gameweek in a row this weekend.

That’s the first time he has not played a single minute in back-to-back Gameweeks all season.

In his place is Emerson Palmieri (£5.2m) who makes his second start in a row, having played all 90 minutes against Fulham in Gameweek 29.

Joining the Italian in Chelsea’s back-line is the usual suspects of David Luiz (£5.9m), returning after a Gameweek 29 benching, Antonio Rüdiger (£5.9m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.3m).

With Eden Hazard (£10.8m) and Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.6m) coming back into the side following a rest in the Europa League, they are joined in the front three by Pedro (£6.3m).

The key Wolves assets are all in the starting line-up with Matt Doherty (£5.4m) restored to the starting line-up on the flanks of midfield.

Raúl Jiménez (£6.8m) and Diogo Jota (£6.1m) lead the two-man attack while Rui Patricio (£4.5m) reclaims the goalkeeper jersey from John Ruddy (£4.2m).

As Ryan Bennett (£4.2m) serves the first of a two-match suspension, Romain Saïss (£4.2m) fills in for him at centre-back.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Emerson, Rüdiger, D Luiz, Azpiliceuta; Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante; Hazard, Higuaín, Pedro.

Wolves XI: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saïss; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty; Jota, Jiménez.

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  1. JohnRoss
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    60 points with Pogba to go. Seeing some monster scores on here. I feel adequate only.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ignore them. Only braggers post. Check top 10k as better metrics

      1. JohnRoss
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Good point dan

    2. Eddie`
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      57 and a little green arrow so far. People tend to post mediocre scores less.

      1. GanonTEK
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        50pts for me and two in this game. Happy enough!

  2. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    99 all out

    🙁

    1. Eat my goal!
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hardly a sad face moment

        1. Christina.
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          could have been 109 if I bought Fraser instead off Brooks.

          1. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I could've had 150 points if I'd only picked all the right players and captained Sterling dammit.

            1. Christina.
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              ...I doubt it. You would just have a meltdown...

              🙄

      • JohnRoss
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Oooh behave!

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      At this stage would you rather have;
      A 75 point lead with no FH WC

      Or

      Chasing 75 points with all chips intact

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        B more fun.

      2. Eddie`
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        75 points.

      3. fedolefan
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Easy 75 points. Chips don't guarantee points. Picks do. 3 years ago, I was 3 points behind my rival and he had a WC in hand. Ended up winning.

        1. fedolefan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          *30

    3. HD7
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Everything looked promising before GW...

      Fab
      AWB Pereira VVD Robbo
      Salah(C) Pogba Son
      Higuain Vardy King

      Subs: Button, Ake, Camarasa, Jota

      Was 60pts ahead...
      however my rival has Vardy (C) Sterling Mane Rondon Jimenez...

      oh and look at my bench...

      There are going to be times like these... but the most important isthe reaction!
      Time for getting motivated!

    4. Artemis Titans
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Jwp off bench for Milkyman & Haz goal. Great last 30 mins. Triple threat of Lukaku, Pog & Rashy left.

    5. F_Ivanovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      11 points in my entire backline of 5 players. 95 points for my midfield/attack.

      1. LǝgleSs e|even
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Nice , whats your GW31 and 33 strategy?

      2. TomSaints
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        3 from defence, 116 from midfield and attack

        1. LǝgleSs e|even
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Nice! Whats your GW 31 and 33 strategy

    6. JohnCarewCarew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Jack Grealish. Message ends.

    7. Perthite
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Son -> Hazard for free?

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

    8. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Mark in top 1K with 3 to play also his bench is killing it

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He is human after all

    9. Isco Disco
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Hey folks! Got a question.
      If I got 2 FT now and I decide to Free hit GW31, will I be getting those 2 FT back the GW32 ?

      Thanks in advance! 🙂

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        No

      2. UpTheCherries
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Nope

        • Captain Robert Hatch
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          good question, but it seems to me you'd only have one

        • Captain Robert Hatch
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          what if one were to use those two transfers, aka confirm them, and then activate FT chip?

          will those first two transfers be on your team the following game week?

      3. Eat my goal!
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Odd Utd lineup

        • ManUnitedComeBack
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Does anyone know if there is a site where one can see metrics for a specific range of players. I know FPLdiscovery does top 10k, but if I wanted to know say top 100k, or top 300k, or top 600k, is there a site that tells me that?

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Gonzalo is over the hill.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            and as fat/slow as Razor Ruddock. Slightly better player though 😀

        • LǝgleSs e|even
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          lol arsenal attacking

        • GanonTEK
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          What a swerve shot by Xhaka.

        • Maddocio
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Jon Moss the drummer from Culture Club would do a better job than Jon Moss the clown as a ref