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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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Still glad I sold Auba for Vardy

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Same, auba will never get near my team again. Was so painful owning him.

  2. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Willian coming on, prob for Hazard

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jorge. Phew

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      George

  3. twoplustwo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Sold Jimi for King like a boss 🙁

  4. Mysterion
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Dalot OOP?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I've really liked what I've seen of him on the wing, especially compared to Sanchez.

      • Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        More likely Young at RM?

        Dalot does look good going forward though.

        1. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          More likely Dalot.

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C'mon Chelsea

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Dalot OOP. Welcome to my team son

    4. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kola gonna punish me for dropping him.

    5. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Which 2 should I sell for bgw31 players?

      A. Son (Won't lose value)
      B. Kolasinac (Won't lose value)
      C. Jimenez (brought for 5.5)
      D. Jonny (brought for 4.3)

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A, b or d

    6. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Magic plays, Pogba haul incoming! Lets hope.

      2-0 United, Pogbrace

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Owner, but noooooooo!

      2. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Wouldn't complain about that

      3. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Matic* lol

    7. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      HO has given the ball away just about every time he has tried to pass it

    8. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Coca Kola starts. Let's get some unexpected points brah.

    9. Bobby
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      wow sarri has subbed his beloved jorginho. Chelsea may actually do something now

    10. TEEMU PUKKI
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Chu loftus willian hazard higuain is sarri going to war ?

      • SM001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Have United only named 6 subs?

      • DandyDon
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Jorginho subbed! Can Chelsea finally find a way to score? Sarri sacked if they lose this I reckon. Little chance to get top 4 if it stays the same

        • Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Patrício on for 9 points

          (Benched)

        • RealSocialDads
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Is -8 acceptable this week to field 10?

          Would be Sterling + Aguero + Gunnarson -> Hazard + Vardy + Fraser

          1. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Acceptable

          2. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I am. Makes sense as we’ll get 2 games for each -4 so in theory hope to at least break even

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Haz?

        • Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Will Spurs play gw33 home v Brighton?

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Not if Brighton in Cup next weekend

        • Paul Psychic Octopus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No Mikhy. Injured?

          1. The 5% Team
              1 month, 9 days ago

              just Emery rotation

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Not even on the bench though.

          2. waltzingmatildas
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Playing FH....
            A) hazard or mane
            B) higuain or vardy

            1. Dannyb
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Mane Vardy

            2. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Mane, vardy

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Christ, the players on the pitch make for the most attacking Chelsea line-up in forever.

            Jorginho coming off means we are just as likely to concede, though...

            1. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Jimenez brace, then a Higuain consolation would do alright

          4. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            35 points on bench in last 2 gws , what am i doing wrong ??...

          5. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Alonso range

          6. aborg
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Lol Doherty coming on for a clean sheet when nearly everyone benched him for this game !!

            1. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I sold him for Schar

            2. aborg
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Myself included !

            3. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              yep

          7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Dangerous FK

          8. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Not watching, are Chelsea playing badly?

          9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Pogba further up the pitch today. Can be lovely this.

          10. MHG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Hi
            I'm confused about Wk 31.
            I thought there were only 5 fixtures
            But now I see there are 9.
            Is this still up in the air?
            Many Thanks

            1. Mambino
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              not sure where you're looking

            2. Wild Rover
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              There are five

              1. MHG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Sorry I meant Week 33
                I thought 5 but now showing 9
                https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/fixtures/33

                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Blanks for 33 will only be confirmed after the cup games played during 31.

                  1. MHG
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Thanks RAE for clarifying

                    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Welcome 🙂

            3. QueefParkRangers
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              5 fixtures = 10 teams lol?

          11. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I can’t wait to get higuain out of my team after BGW .....

          12. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            If I played BB I'd be on 100+ pts with Pogba and Rash to go.

            Boruc/Jimmy/Doh /Jota on the bench. 2 wks in a row benched over 25pts.