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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. SM001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Jimmy!

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

    Yes Wolves!

  3. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Get in Jimenez!!

  4. YEAH PITCH!
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Jiminez strikes again. Love it.

    • Champions united
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Bhaisaheb jimmy jimmy

    • Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Why do I ever captain Salah over Jimi?

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Rudiger has no pace

    • Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Gahhh not Jimenez again. Only owned him for GW5.

    • tafrère
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Planning for BGWs has killed my rank.

      Luiz in Jiménez out...

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

        This

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Jimenez you beauty! :DD 100 point week incoming

    • Would Ed Woodward
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ooof, Jota to Brooks fail.

      • TEEMU PUKKI
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Hazzy Higgy we can do it cant we ?

        • Chucky
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Jimmy off the bench for Alonso... Thanks Sarri 😉

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

          Ouch. Luiz why?

        • Tsparkes10
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Thoughts on these transfers? Gives me 11 for GW 31 and 33 (FH in 32)

            VVD, Son, Pogba, Rash, Moutinho to Ake, Fraser, Haz, Mane, Wilson

          • Gobigorgohome
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Nooooo Jimenaz on da bench ahhh

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

            Jimmy you lovely man.

          • grumpyman
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Jiminez kills my rank every week. Biggest mistake of the season not owning him.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Same

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Is it too late to get Jimenez if I've not had him all season?

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

              Dont get him this week

            2. antis0cial
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Yes. I’ve just sold as he now has 2 blanks in 3 gws

          • Geezer
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I got Jimenez, Doherty and Westwood on the bench 🙁

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

              Who did you play instead

          • AVFCChris1984
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            He just loves scoring against the big clubs

          • fedolefan
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Great job Jimi. Now, for a Haz equalizer

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

            Jimenez!!!!! My best signing by miles!!!

          • Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Jimenez (bench) goal, or assist. Chelsea clean sheet gone. The final insult of GW30?

            Or worse to come?

          • TAT
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            JIMMY!!!

          • TyroneGAA
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Jimmy and kola to king and rice is going well lmao

          • Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            JIMINEZ

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

            Higuain equalize now pls

          • LOLarov
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Bench jimmy for Son and F.anderson!

            That was silly

          • THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Learnt my lesson now. Never benching him again