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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
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Jimmy!

  2. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Yes Wolves!

  3. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Get in Jimenez!!

  4. YEAH PITCH!
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Jiminez strikes again. Love it.

    • Champions united
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Bhaisaheb jimmy jimmy

    • Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Why do I ever captain Salah over Jimi?

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Rudiger has no pace

    • Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Gahhh not Jimenez again. Only owned him for GW5.

    • tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Planning for BGWs has killed my rank.

      Luiz in Jiménez out...

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 13 days ago

        This

    • F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Jimenez you beauty! :DD 100 point week incoming

    • Would Ed Woodward
        7 months, 13 days ago

        Ooof, Jota to Brooks fail.

      • VAR SH*T
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Hazzy Higgy we can do it cant we ?

        • Chucky
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

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

        • jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Ouch. Luiz why?

        • Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 13 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
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Nooooo Jimenaz on da bench ahhh

        • DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Jimmy you lovely man.

        • grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 13 days ago

            Same

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 13 days ago

            Dont get him this week

          2. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 13 days ago

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

        • Geezer
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          I got Jimenez, Doherty and Westwood on the bench 🙁

          1. AVFCChris1984
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 13 days ago

            Who did you play instead

        • AVFCChris1984
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          He just loves scoring against the big clubs

        • fedolefan
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Great job Jimi. Now, for a Haz equalizer

        • Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

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

        • Paul Psychic Octopus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

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

          Or worse to come?

        • TAT
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 13 days ago

          JIMMY!!!

        • TyroneGAA
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Jimmy and kola to king and rice is going well lmao

        • Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          JIMINEZ

        • Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Higuain equalize now pls

        • LOLarov
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Bench jimmy for Son and F.anderson!

          That was silly

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Learnt my lesson now. Never benching him again