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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. Would Ed Woodward
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Oh well, as a Doh and Haz owner, don't mind losing the CS for that.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      4pt profit

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    2pts to 10 in a flash 🙂

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

      Love it

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Need 7 points from Pogba to make it a century. Let’s go!

  4. Numb
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Happy as a Hazard Jiminez owner, Doc bencher. 🙂

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Nice, I should've benched Doherty but I got the fear.

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

      Same

    3. Numb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Can’t you at least spell Jiménez properly? How difficult is it??

    4. oneillr86
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Snap 🙂

    5. Iceball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same here, perfect 🙂

  5. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Higuain trash today? Unlucky?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Statuesque

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

      trash with a capital T

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looked uninterested to me

    4. Numb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I wouldn’t say so. Hazard should have had two pens though

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

      Well Wolves Gad 8 defenders. Hard to find Higuain with that bus

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looked ok, a packed defence though with Wolves sitting deep

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

    Hazard is tough to own. Thanks tho Eden.

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

    Perfect game outcome.

    111 and Shaw to go =D

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

      Agree

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

      Always love a graveless poster turning up with a brag

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

        Horrible season so this is a brief moment of happiness

        1. LSP FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          happiness isn't allowed here

    3. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Wow, that's before baps as well. Well done

  8. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    That Jota+Jimenez combo for the goal, brilliant play, that.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      3 months, 10 days ago

      They have a great understanding.

  9. Adetro
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I need Kolasinac to get just one point to beat my H2H and go top of my H2H table for the first time this season.

    1. VeryHairyBabyParade
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Unlucky

      1. Adetro
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I know...

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cue an OG 😛

  10. AVFCChris1984
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hazard or Mane for GW 31 & 33

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

      Both

      1. AVFCChris1984
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Could do but wanna hang on to sterling for 33

        Could do

        Sterling, Pogba & Rashford to

        Mane, Hazard and Wilson

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

          Depends on ML situation and value tied up and chips but this looks good

          1. AVFCChris1984
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Cheers

  11. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Well my moves for GW31 are very very clear. No salah no higuain. very clear

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

    Torn between salah sterling and hazard captaincy - needless to say choose the wrong one!

  13. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    If only Higuain had gotten that equalizer! Ah well.

    LETS GO PAUL POGBA

    1. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      This!

    2. Numb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Higuaín was nowhere near it?

  14. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    83 all out. 🙂

    Finally a good week.

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

      Well done

  15. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    FAnderson really stinking up my team the last few weeks
    And gets a stay of execution next GW
    🙄

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same!

  16. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    my entire defense got me 9 pts (4 defenders + 1 gk)

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That is not bad

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

      1 more than me

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      5 here and peltier 3 deep flappy robbo,doc,clyne

  17. donlobatto
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Haz jam too much to take

  18. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Sickening .

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

      Sold Jimi for Higu.. shld have just kept or got Vardy, Rondon in..FML.

  19. tucaoneo
    3 months, 10 days ago

    That goal hurts my OR a lot

  20. Iceball
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Would you rather:
    A) Höjberg to Fraser
    B) Jimenez to Vardy (lose lot of value if I want Jimmy back)
    I I do A then have more money to upgrade defender, can afford David Luiz or Azpi instead of someone like Ake

    1. LSP FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A but maybe depends on the rest of your team

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

    Shaw 1 goal 1 assist is the only way my gw could get better.. Rashford and Pogba hauls wont make any difference due to ownership.

    1. DandyDon
      3 months, 10 days ago

      This is true but a still want a Pogba goal or else I’ve had my 2nd worst score of the season. Not the time to have it. He is actually only owned by 85% of top 10k now so I’ll take that - want to wreak misery on those 15% with a hat trick!

  22. Adetro
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    What are people's Free Hit teams?

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

      3 Chelsea 3 Liverpool Vardy and some Bournemouth guys

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

    Hazard, Jimmy and Mane you've made me proud!!!!

  24. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hope Rashford doesn’t punish me

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

    Salah > mane ?

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

      If you have done it 5 GW's ago you would have shooted in the rankings

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

    Pogba, Rashford and Lukaku in a 1-2 at the top. Interesting.

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

    Big pogs points please?

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

      wont make a difference with that ownership

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

        Points always make a difference

  28. Shark Team
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Best player to own in gw31?
    A)Madisson
    B)Harvey Barnes
    C)Fraser
    D)Almiron

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

      Maddy imo. I have a hunch

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

    Arsenal and United defenses you know what you need to do!!! Keep it tight!!! Maximum 1 own goal each and that's it

  30. Iceball
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Would you take a hit to lose Mitro this week? For Vardy, Arno, Wilson?