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Mount starts as Alonso and Azpilicueta miss out for Chelsea

Mason Mount (£6.8m) has come through his injury concern to start Chelsea’s Gameweek 12 meeting with Crystal Palace.

The midfielder sustained an injury against Ajax midweek but keeps his place in the line-up, although it is unclear which role he will play this afternoon.

Mount could either be in the central midfield trio of a 4-3-3 or as the number 10 in a 4-2-3-1.

His return to fitness means that Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m) stays on the bench for a third Premier League match in a row as Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) and Willian (£7.2m) start on the flanks.

However, the most surprising news from Stamford Bridge is in the full-back areas.

Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) starts at left-back with Marcos Alonso (£6.3m) absent from the matchday squad.

Meanwhile, club captain Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) drops to the bench to allow the incredibly promising youngster Reece James (£5.0m) to start at right-back, just days after scoring an important Champions League goal.

That means that Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m) and Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) retain their places at centre-back.

Roy Hodgson looks to have reverted to 4-4-2 following their 2-0 defeat to Leicester last time out.

Andros Townsend (£5.6m) comes in for Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) to play on the left side.

The formation also looks capable of playing of switching to a 4-3-3 to match up Chelsea if need be, with Townsend able to push forward and join Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) in attack.

Crucially, Martin Kelly (£4.1m) is on the bench for the fourth match in a row with James Tomkins (£5.0m) and Gary Cahill (£4.5m) preferred at centre-back, the latter making a return to Stamford Bridge after seven years there as a player.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Emerson, Tomori, Zouma, R James; Kanté, Kovačić; Pulisic, Mount, Willian; Abraham.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Tomkins, Ward; Townsend, Kouyaté, Milivojević, McArthur; Ayew, Zaha.

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1,419 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 34 mins ago

    Guys you think CHO punt is bad just look at my Yarmo punt. 😉

    Gw8- CPL (Blank)
    Gw9- eve (Benched)
    Gw10- SHU (assist)
    Gw11- NEW (Hauled off at half time)
    Gw12- bur (Benched)

    By the way Ukrainian troll had 3 goals in 4 before i got him in

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      I’ve had him for that run, sold this week for Martial

  2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 33 mins ago

    Bottomed What was the LMS score last week please? Think no Lundy killed me.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      50

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Aha, I scraped it

      2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Thank you. 2 short, damn

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 33 mins ago

    Do the top 10k have Pulisic a Chelsea defender or Tammy (c)??

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Next weeks top 10k will have.

    2. SweepaKeepa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      I think all three.. I had Pulisic and Abraham and my rank fell.

  4. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 33 mins ago

    Will tomori get any bonus points?? Please tell me.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 32 mins ago

      3

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 32 mins ago

      Only 3 🙁

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 32 mins ago

      Why cant u just look?
      But yes hes getting 3

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        His name ends "lol" and he is Swedish. Therefore.

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Not swedish

      2. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        I am outside. Is there anyway we can check from app?

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 22 hours ago

          Yes, go to points, click player, click match, click "view match" shows at the bottom

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 31 mins ago

      lol l inde..

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 31 mins ago

      3

  5. drughi
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 32 mins ago

    worst possible start, dont own tomori and didnt captain Abraham plus have mount

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Mount 3 pointer is a good score

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Same. Not sure whether that's a bad start really

  6. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 30 mins ago

    Until when goes the first wildcard?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      GW18 last chance.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        GW19***

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 29 mins ago

    Do Sheffield Utd have good defence stats away from home?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Haven't lost by more than 1 goal in last 56 games. Away and home

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Wow that's brilliant

      2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Nice stat

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Not as good as at bramall lane, don't see a clean sheet v spurs.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      2nd worst in the league (after Brighton) for most big chances conceded over the last 4 away matches

  8. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 29 mins ago

    Nobody will mark Zaha like Reece James did today... Clearly didn't watch the first game of the season Hargreaves 😉

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Coleman?

  9. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 23 mins ago

    Well Pulisic has convinced me now he is special. i had my doubts due to his last season in Germany

  10. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 23 mins ago

    Why is R James 5.0?

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Cos they’ve played fm19 and know he’s boss

    2. toca
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Because he is an established premier league player starting for Chelsea the last 2 seasons that's why. Oh! Wait....

      1. toca
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        It's a mystery mate. Only the fpl Gods know that one..

  11. HenryTheKid
    4 days, 21 mins ago

    Button Pope
    VVD Soy Lund Rico Kelly
    Mane KDB Mount Yarmo CHO
    Aguero Vardy Tammy
    2FT, 0.1ITB

    a) Kun + CHO + Yarmo -> Auba + Maddison + Mctominay (-4)
    b) Kun + Mount + CHO/Yarmo -> Rashford/Jimi + Pulisic + Maddison (-4, lots of cash ITB for further upgrades later)
    c) Kun + Mount -> Auba + Maddison/pulisic
    d) Something else (Note: WC still intact)

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 20 mins ago

    How bad did the Ward injury look?

    1. toca
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Pretty bad

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Groin
      Hard to judge

  13. KINGS
    4 days, 17 mins ago

    Which game are you watching?

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    4 days, 14 mins ago

    Even no attacking returns today, Lordstram cleanie will do just fine.

  15. I only have one player playing lol, Lundstram

    1. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      same here .. and I support Spurs

      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        haha ditto mate

  16. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Rico first on bench, Yarmo second on bench. Neither will show for me, I hope it wasnt a mistake 🙁
    screw you noble

  17. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    So fellow Hammers. Who do we want as manager next?