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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. Les Bleus
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Where is Salah? 🙁

  2. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    I know this has been asked to death but which teams are likely to have a DGW in GW32 apart from United and Wolves?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      The ones not playing in 33

  3. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    So, Salah out?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No. Chances are there. Id worry if they werent

  4. SM001
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Jimmy and Gonzo hatricks please!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Assisted by Luiz

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Hell yes

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Downgrading Salah to Mane so I could afford Sterling wasn’t a bad plan then 🙂

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I think you're selling yourself short. It seems to have been a good plan

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Having all 3 was the better plan.

  6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sorry just logged on. Mate of mine says salah will get another assist for one of the goals. Is that likely?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No

    3. YEAH PITCH!
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Your mate hasn't got a clue.

      • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers everyone. Good luck with the rest of the gameweek

      • LǝgleSs e|even
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Unless your mate works for the FPL towers, its a rubbish claim

    4. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Cmon Kepa, save a few shots and boot it up to Hazard for a goal.

    5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Waiting all week to find out if TAA will play in 31 is going to be agonizing. The only upside is that I can get Mane if he's out. Anyone else in a similar boat?

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Similar but not the same. Own TAA, Robbo & Mané - not sure who I'll bring in for TAA if injured as no WC left.

      2. Alpharius
          4 months, 12 days ago

          A little knock and missing the Bayern game may be a blessing. I was worried he’d play 90 midweek and miss the Fulham game anyway

          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            That's true. Mind you, it will be anxious 🙂

        • L'Aeroplanino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          a nice excuse to free up slot for Mane

      3. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Finally breaking past 30k this gw. So hard to make ground this season

        Thx Man(e)

      4. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Maybe Salah ➡️ Hazard and keep Sterling

        Or maybe

        Sterling ➡️ Mane
        Rashford ➡️Higuain
        Jimenez ➡️ Wilson

        Ummm I like that last one. Exact mitb

        1. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Stering > Mane this GW, then Salah > Sterling next?

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah FH

            1. Bam Bam Bigelow
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              then yes, the 2nd option

      5. Pras United
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Likelihood of 16 points from Doh, Pog and Rash?

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Borderline, could happen. Thoughts on 21 from Hazard & Pogba?

          1. Pras United
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            25% i’d Say. Needs a Haz brace + Utd win

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Need 2 goals, 1 assist & decent BAPS basically.

        2. Hubert
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          50/50

      6. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        3-3 goalfest with Gonzalo and Jimenez hattricks? Yes pls

      7. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Higuain will score how many today?

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 12 days ago

          1. 2-0 scoreline.

      8. The Baby-faced Assassin
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Which 1 for 31? (FH 32)

        A) sterling to hazard (have 10 players)
        B) Salah to Mane (have 9 players)

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Of c A!

      9. Team Cruel
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Lost Schar yesterday, will be down to 5 if Arnold also is out. Su much for blank planning!

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          That's randomness for you.....

          1. Team Cruel
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Nothing a -12 can't fix 😎

      10. Tsparkes10
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Worth a - 4 to do VVD to Ake so I can bring in Mane instead of Madisson or Brooks for Son?

        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Did anyone get a glimpse of TAA injury or him coming off?
          Did it look bad or hard to tell?

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Looked like a knock to the shoulder.

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              But precautionary, or wincing in agony?

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Precautionary + minutes management IMHO.

        • Özil
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Salah was bossing it before I got him. Now it's 7th gameweek of disappointment and counting. New season can't come soon enough...

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Lol

          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yep - reading Salah and Hazard incorrectly have downed me this season

        • DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          My Salah to Sterling last week and Son to Mane this week has just been lovely.

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Well done sir

          2. Bam Bam Bigelow
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Nice!

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Good choices, what you doing next week 😉

            1. DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Free hitting.

          4. TyroneGAA
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Hahaha I’m not even going to tell you my team just tell me what to do with it lol

        • TAT
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Need Jimmy to save my mini league season!

        • Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 12 days ago

          If TAA injured, best replacement to keep from now til the end?

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Valery

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Not sure how serious this is haha.

          2. gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            no chips?

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 12 days ago

              No WC. So every week aside FH32 i guess i should say.

          3. L'Aeroplanino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Matip
            Kolasinac

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Kolasinac is very much on the radar - cheers.

        • NUFCAndrew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          2 FTs. 0.2 ITB. What transfer should I make? I’m worried about lack of Chelsea & Leicester.

          Ederson Boruc

          Robbo Periera Schar WB Bednarek

          Salah Sterling Mane Pogba Jota

          Rashford Jiminez Rondon

        • Tsparkes10
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Stuff it. Taking a - 16 this week.
            - 12 means so I field 11 instead of 8 and the final - 4 so that I can bring in Mane as my 3rd pool (VVD to Ake)

            1. Marvin OBE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Don't do it!

            2. gaurava1216
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Dont do it!!

            3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I'm doing -8, -12 if TAA's injured. Having a mare this season, so may as well roll the dice.

            4. Team Cruel
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Don't listen to them. Do it.

            5. Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Do it!

            6. Marvin OBE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Think of the children!

            7. LǝgleSs e|even
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Go for it~ I say!

            8. Hotdogs for Tea
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Do it !

            9. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I say do it. You have to play the lottery if you want to win it. The question you have to ask though is do the players you are bringing in have it in them to score massively.

              Players like Vardy, Hazard, Higuain, Wilson, Fraser and even Arnie could pay off. Someone like Fabianski less so IMO.

            10. ...al - Leave your comments…
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Prob not worth it

              I've 2 ft for this week and I'm happy to just write it off

              If most players just getting 2's and 1's you're done

              1. Tsparkes10
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  -16 = Pogba, Son, VVD, Moutinho, Rashford to Haz, Mane, Ake, Fraser, Wilson. Worth it imo. Will FH in 32

                  1. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Why not. One haul and you are covered with good players for GW33 too.

                  2. ...al - Leave your comments…
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Sounds like you've already made your mind up 😉

                    1. Tsparkes10
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        I have mind my mind up :). Just depends on when to do it as don't want to have to go Brooks over Fraser for example

                        1. Mambino
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 12 days ago

                          don't sabotage yourself on a whim

                          1. Tsparkes10
                              4 months, 12 days ago

                              Sabotage? If I don't take hits then I'll have 7 for GW 31 and 33. I think 4 players in 2 gws will get 16 points

                              1. Mambino
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                no free hit - fair enough

                  3. fedolefan
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Do it now, if that means fewer posts.

                • seewhyaxe
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Thanks for subbing TAA out earlier. 1 more precious pt.

                  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    That might be slim consolation if he's injured

                • LǝgleSs e|even
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Higuain brace might be a wonderful gift top my ML this gw. Cmon Gonz!

                  1. Dakes.
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Oh it’d be GLORIOUS.

                • Bam Bam Bigelow
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  First time Luiz owner, what can I expect?

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    A brace or a red card. Nothing in between.

                  2. VeryHairyBabyParade
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      Itchiness

                    • LǝgleSs e|even
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      Red card

                    • g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      Rollercoaster

                  3. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    On what minute will the Wolves clean sheet be wiped out ?

                    1. Mambino
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      42

                  4. Chucky
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    My last 2 transfers in: Alonso and TAA... One dropped and other injured.. Season over 🙁

                    1. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      If your season is over will you stop complaining after today? See you in August, eh?

                      1. Mambino
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        a bit snide

                        1. Make Arrows Green Again
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 12 days ago

                          Hardly snide 🙂 straight to the point. It's been all he's done today.

                          1. Mambino
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 12 days ago

                            a bit - come on

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      We got an extra point for TAA lol

                    3. L'Aeroplanino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      why would you buy Alonso??

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        High ceiling

                        1. Fred54
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 12 days ago

                          What's the Sistine Chapel got to do with this?!

                          1. Mambino
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 12 days ago

                            they're both cornerstones of high renaissance art?

                    4. Klein
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      You lost me at Alonso. Why would you ever do that?

                  5. fedolefan
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Could do with a haul from that turd Hazard in this high scoring week.

                  6. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Matt Doherty is actually a legend.