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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. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I love jiminez

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Me too. Shame I got rid for King.

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        The whole preparation and planning in this game can really bite one on the arse sometimes

  2. Ghost Gooner
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    This game would have been perfect for Alonso. He would have been an extra attacker

  3. FPL99
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I've started to think about next season early I know but I need to take my
    mind of what fails Perreira and Anderson have been.

    With VAR coming in I'm expecting to see more penalties being given if the world cup was any indication of things to come.

    Is this going to lead to a shift away from premium defenders as clean sheets become rarer and do players like Milivojević become more of an option?

    1. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

      What fails Anderson and Pereira have been

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Milivojevic is my first transfer in next season.

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Very good point - perhaps so. Front 7 of penalty takers?

  4. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    If Wolves somehow f*** up this permanent deal with Jimmy, I'd love him here at the South Coast. We need a striker like him.

  5. fedolefan
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wonder what Sarri will blame this time. Clearly not his football.

  6. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    think everyone's fav 2nd team this season would be Wolves.

    1. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      They're FPL gold

  7. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hazard goal now would give me a 13 point swing on my rival..

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      THERE IT IS

    2. Darth_Krid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Timing!

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Hahaha this week just keeps on giving 🙂

        1. Darth_Krid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I have Hazard myself so I'm going to thank you for that goal. Cheers mate!

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 18 days ago

            You're more than welcome haha - I'll be back for the 90th minute of the Man United game to do the same for Pogba.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wizard.

  8. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hope the guy arguing against my advice to bench AWB for Jimi didn’t get swayed

  9. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 18 days ago

      If you had to choose any Chelsea defender for the blanks who would it be? Or alternatively is there a better option?

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Luiz

        1. Eat my goal!
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Not azpil?

        2. DandyDon
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Azpilicueta is getting forward a lot at the minute

        3. tm245
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          That was special.

        4. Jimmers
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          HAAAZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDD

        5. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Bloody hazard

        6. LOLarov
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Wow Pure class from Eden!

        7. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Thanks eden. Thats all my ml rivals cleanies gone.

        8. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          EDEN G

        9. tafrère
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Ok ciao.

        10. L'Aeroplanino
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          OMG Hazard

        11. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Holy Crap Hazard!

        12. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Omg

        13. MTPockets
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Wolves and conceding last min goals...

        14. Niho992
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Hazard and Jimenez owner. Yeaaaah.

          • TEEMU PUKKI
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Weve been waiting for this so looooong

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

              YES HAZARD!

              (Damn for my rank.)

            • Hotdogs for Tea
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Hassazzzaarrdddd

            • TAT
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

              DAMNDAMNDAMN!!!

            • denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Hazzzzzzzzz

            • Chucky
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Higuain assist??

              1. DandyDon
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Nope willian

              2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Successful audition Haz. Welcome!

              3. hueycho
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Typical patricio for ya

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

                  Boooo wish that was higuain

                  1. DandyDon
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      This