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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. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Either stick CHO on now or fully rest him please Lamps

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      He will come on for sure

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Waiting for that 7.

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        4 minute cameo on for Pulisic.

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Grab a goal Mount

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        This

      2. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Deja vu

      3. I hate Moreno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        I'll take 60 mins cleanie

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      I have owned Tammy for all his 10 goals this season.

      Love the guy.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Wish I jumped on the bandwagon sooner (thought he'd die out!) but happily on it since GW8/9... missed the huge hauls but better late than never

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          He is a proper goal scorer. Yes he misses some chances but don't forget how old he is. I would prefer him over Martial any day in that United team.

    6. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      So this is what it feels like to watch your captain score... 😀

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        🙂 It’s the lows that make the highs so sweet.

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        I hope i can say the same when Leicester play. Only captain that has worked so far is Salah in GW1 with a small 6 pointer from Debruyne at Number 2

    7. Hakim Ziyech
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Should not have scored

      • Pedram
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Abraham proving doubters wrong again

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Mid priced players are incredible this season.

        Abraham
        Silva
        Mount
        Pulisic
        William
        Maddison
        Tielemans
        Perez
        McGinn
        Grealish
        TAA
        Robertson
        Jiménez

        Possibly add Richarlison to the list next GW.

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          You have quite a loose definition of mid priced I see.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Most of those players are or were 6-7.5m

            1. The One True Marvin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Trent and Robertson are premium defenders.

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                But mid-priced players...

                1. The One True Marvin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  Fair point l.

        2. Zilla
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          How TAA and Robertson are mid priced?

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Perez 😆

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            After today 😛

        4. Wilshere Knowledge
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Pérez describes as ‘incredible’.

          When you think you’ve seen everything... 😉

        5. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          TAA and Robbo aren't mid priced.....7m is a lot for a defender.

        6. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Yes TAA and Robertson based on their PPG.

        7. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          What he means is players who are priced between the top bracket and bottom bracket. So mid priced.

          Relax your battys

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Exactly. Didn’t even think I was saying something controversial!

            I’m trying to fill my squad with these players along with a couple of 11m+ like Mané and Aubameyang as captain options.

      • FOO FIGHTER
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Well Tammy looks like he is well on his way to 20 goals this season.

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Over 50% don’t own Tammy.

          Hard to believe there’s that many dead teams already.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            He's in 66% of active teams

          2. nerd_is_the_werd
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              How many active teams are there?

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                29.7% of teams are inactive (haven’t made a transfer in 5 weeks)

                1. Celt Abroad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  The guy who is leading my mini league hasn’t made a transfer since August. 30k in the world.

          3. FOO FIGHTER
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Pulisic is a quality player.

              1. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                Has that great fantasy quality of being a selfish git

              2. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                Agreed. After watching him against Burnley I just put him in without thought. Maybe a mistake, but his quality got my FPL sense tingling.

              3. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                Burned so many chances today. Been very selfish.

            • Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Tammy abraham giving happiness to 3.5 millions managers all over the world

            • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Liftoff

            • Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              flood gates to be opened

            • Nightcrawler
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                10 goals already for tammy wow

                25 goal pl season looking certain barring long term injury

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    ha good one

                2. Whatever100
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  Likelihood of Azpi coming on?

                  Probably be done over again like last week with Ota!

                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  Tammy non owners ... how long can you hold off buying him ?

                  1. Pete Price The Lizard
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    Couldn't afford him this GW will invest after City

                  2. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    They might as well go the season now

                  3. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    Tammy non-owners don’t log onto FPL never mind FFS.

                  4. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    Pretty much everyone owns him I think (c85%)

                  5. RoysCallerAnne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    After City. But the damage is done already. Huge mistake not owning him, season ruined lol

                  6. Trophé Mourinho
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      i only got him this week lol

                  7. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    Mount G assisted by Tammy and then a apalace goal would be great, for BAPs esp

                  8. diesel001
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    Interesting BAPS race:

                    James (29)
                    Zouma (27)
                    Abraham (27)
                    Tomori (27)

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      Tammy winning goal 3 points ?

                      1. diesel001
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Yeah, but he has some dispossessions too

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          so does james

                    2. yakirh
                      • 3 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      35 mins left
                      This will completely change until full time

                  9. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    At least Mount made it past 60 minutes

                    1. kopite65
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      My thoughts to !

                  10. kopite65
                    • 5 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    Chances of mount gettin 90 minutes ?

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      50 50

                    2. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      50/50

                    3. yakirh
                      • 3 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      Very likely
                      He looks lively

                      1. kopite65
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Yeah, just thinking cho will get some minutes
                        It’s tomori I want off now !

                  11. Rotation's Alter Ego
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 8 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    No Yarmolenko but Wood starts is seems

                    https://twitter.com/FPLVinnie/status/1193164598960173056

                    1. dark91
                      • 3 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      Glad I sold him this GW for Martial

                    2. Giggs Boson.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      27 days, 6 hours ago

                      The FPL Gods love shafting Mark this season. Unlucky with Yarmo.

                      1. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Yea so unlucky with Lundstram 21 pointer off the bench

                      2. Super Saints
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Anyone getting Lundstrams two goals off the bench is insanely lucky

                  12. dark91
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 6 hours ago

                    Zaha is such an annoying cry baby!!
                    If I am a ref I would just give him a red card to get rid of his never ending drama

                    1. Nightcrawler
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Typical english player

                      • Trophé Mourinho
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          harsh on babys

                        • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          That's why you're not a ref

                      • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        James becoming a little bit of a liability

                        1. IRBOX ⚽
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Not as much as Kepa

                      • Daniel - KTBFFH
                        • 10 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        please score Mount

                        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Would take an assist at this stage

                      • The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Don't think I have seen a Chelsea game where Kepa hasn't made at least 3 mistakes...

                        1. IRBOX ⚽
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Makes some very poor decisions and puts his defenders under pressure

                        2. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Seems like he gets bored and wants to shake things up.

                      • Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Wild shooting from the American today.

                        1. GARY AND JAMIE
                          • 6 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Greedy

                        2. Podge
                          • 8 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Sooner or later one goes in

                      • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Pulisic really packing in the field goals today

                        1. GARY AND JAMIE
                          • 6 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Closer to punts

                          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            27 days, 6 hours ago

                            That's reasonable

                      • diesel001
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Schlupp on
                        McArthur off

                      • KGFC
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Captain Pulisic a fail 🙁

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 6 Years
                          27 days, 6 hours ago

                          Not yet , he will bag for you.

                      • Tsparkes10
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 6 hours ago

                        Wow Tomkins. Sitter missed fs