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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. DandyDon
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. DandyDon
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Or just miss from a yard. Doh

      2. MeatPieSausageRoll
          3 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Sorry for 2nd top of page

              1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Me too.

          2. DLL18
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

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

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

            WTF? Luiz, where are you?

            1. LǝgleSs e|even
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Are you not surprised?

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

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

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

            Imagine selling Jimenez 😆

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

              For Vardy tho

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

              Jimmy > Vardy here.

          5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Dendocker wastes a Doherty assist

          6. Tauruspt
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 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

          7. Merlin the Wraith
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

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

          8. COK3Y5MURF
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

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

            1. Mysterion
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Irbox incoming

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

            I benched Jiminez and Doherty. My disgrace is complete.

          10. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 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
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Working wonders on my bench

          11. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Cmonnnnnnnnnnn HIGUU@!!!

          12. Chucky
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Now higo to wipe wolf cs please

          13. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Jimmy jammy

          14. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 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

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

            Higgy miss

            1. Chucky
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              😮

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

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

          17. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            How does he miss that?

          18. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

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

            1. dansmusen
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

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

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

            Never ever leave my team Jim

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

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

              Or just keep?

          20. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Sub Doherty now

          21. RFCSPACE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Higuain needs to sort it out

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

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

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

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

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

            Jeeeez Higuain cmon

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

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

          25. Would Ed Woodward
              3 months, 18 days ago

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

            • LǝgleSs e|even
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Sarri for sale? 4.0mil

            • F_Ivanovic
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 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!

            • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 18 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
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 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 &…
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

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

            • Differentiator
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              To think I almost benched Lord Jimmola 🙂

              1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

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