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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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981 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DandyDon
    1 month, 12 days ago

    First goal of the weekend! (for my team). Higuain your up next...

    1. DandyDon
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Or just miss from a yard. Doh

  2. MeatPieSausageRoll
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Benched Jim and Doh 🙁 so many one pointers in my team too

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sorry for 2nd top of page

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Me too.

  3. DLL18
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jimmy! Doubly glad I didn't get King now.

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

    WTF? Luiz, where are you?

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Are you not surprised?

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

        There’s bad and there’s appalling. I like Luiz - not so much today however.. :).

  5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Imagine selling Jimenez 😆

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For Vardy tho

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

      Jimmy > Vardy here.

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dendocker wastes a Doherty assist

  7. Tauruspt
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Are the extra fixtures likely to go in to gw32 or gw35?

    Unsure when to use my free hit and advice welcomed - still have bench boost and triple cpt

  8. Merlin the Wraith
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jimi... you diamond man! Go for it 'Old Gold'.

  9. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Man this gameweek is amazing (with the exception of Salah)

    1. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Irbox incoming

  10. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I benched Jiminez and Doherty. My disgrace is complete.

  11. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    4 G's & 4 A's for Jota in last 8 Games, finding the form so many of us thought he would at the start of the season!

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Working wonders on my bench

  12. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Cmonnnnnnnnnnn HIGUU@!!!

  13. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Now higo to wipe wolf cs please

  14. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jimmy jammy

  15. antis0cial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sterling to Fraser for free to give me 11 players? Other option is pogba but have lots of value tied up in pogba.

    Will bring back in for 33, fh 32

  16. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Higgy miss

    1. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      😮

  17. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hmm. I ignored advice against getting rid of Jim for King. Ouch.

  18. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How does he miss that?

  19. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    6 points from my 4 defenders. 2 Pool and a City too. Can't make this stuff up...

    1. dansmusen
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think most of us have low scores in defence this week. I have 5 from 4

  20. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Never ever leave my team Jim

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Having a dilemma with him now: transfer out for BGW and get back on WC?

      Or just keep?

  21. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sub Doherty now

  22. RFCSPACE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Higuain needs to sort it out

  23. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Since I start making transfers with BGWs in sight I've fell from 5k to 15k. Really annoyed. Every Gameweek is a disappointment. If I don't get a big green in 31 & 33 lmao.

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

      I think many of us do it year after year too. Pereira, Anderson, the whole place reeks!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That is not much really and I would suspect it is more to do with your captain picks ?

  24. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jeeeez Higuain cmon

  25. Goat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Very nearly took a hit to bring in King for Jiminez. Thank god I saw sense

  26. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Please sub Doh! He's on a booking, it makes sense!

  27. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sarri for sale? 4.0mil

  28. F_Ivanovic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Told one person on here to bench Jimenez (think it was the right one) but told many people on here to play him over the likes of WH/Newcastle defenders. I played him over Diop, def the right decision!

  29. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    First mistake of the game-week - Jimenez first sub. Started Brooks instead.
    I should have listened to Jonty and those 'always cheating' lads.
    They said he will get something v Chelsea and can score against anyone.

    I ignored all that like an eejjit.

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      UL that. Think it was still the right move to play Brooks although maybe someone else you should have benched instead.

      1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Only other benching option was Anderson but he was playing Cardiff.
        The rest of the team were always going to start.

  30. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    To think I almost benched Lord Jimmola 🙂

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well reconsidered!
      That guy should be at a top team Spurs would be ideal in a diamond 4-4-2 with Kane