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Alonso and Werner benched as injured Cavani misses out

Two more teams get their Gameweek 26 double-headers underway this afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

Kick-off in the clash between Chelsea and Manchester United is at 16:30 GMT.

All eyes are on Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) from a Fantasy perspective, with his ownership in excess of 60% overall and sitting at 96.8% in the top 10k.

Over 14% of the leading 10,000 managers have made Fernandes their captain in Double Gameweek 26.

Thomas Tuchel continues to tinker with his starting XI, making five alterations from Gameweek 25.

Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) replace Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) and Reece James (£5.0m) at wing-back, with Andreas Christensen (£4.7m) in for Kurt Zouma (£5.4m) at centre-half.

There are changes further forward, too, with Timo Werner (£9.2m) benched and Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) starting his first match since Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Barnsley in the FA Cup.

Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) is also preferred over Tammy Abraham (£7.1m) as the spearhead of the hosts’ attack.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer make two changes to the Manchester United side that beat Newcastle United last weekend.

Scott McTominay (£4.9m) and Mason Greenwood are recalled, with Nemanja Matic (£4.7m) and Anthony Martial (£8.7m) benched.

McTominay and Donny van de Beek (£6.6m) had been injury doubts for this weekend, with the Dutchman also recovering to make the bench.

Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) isn’t fit to feature, however.


Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell, Ziyech, Mount, Giroud.

Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, James, Rashford.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 26 SO FAR…

The game-changing impact that Gareth Bale (£9.3m) exhibited in a 45-minute showing at West Ham last weekend carried over into Tottenham Hotspur’s first Double Gameweek 26 fixture.

Bale conjured up memories of his Spurs heyday in the early-2010s, producing a performance that was brimming with confidence in the Lilywhites’ 4-0 win over Burnley: his 50-yard ball for Harry Kane‘s (£11.1m) 14th-minute goal evidence of that.

The Welshman scored two of his own, twice latching onto Son Heung-min (£9.5m) passes to beat Nick Pope (£5.6m). His second strike, in particular, could have been taken straight from his 2012/13 highlights reel.

Bale was actually the least-popular asset in the Spurs starting XI on Sunday, with just 0.4% of FPL managers owning the on-loan Madridista.

He would appear poised to feature in his side’s second Double Gameweek 26 fixture, with Jose Mourinho sparing the Wales international for the final 20 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Bale, Son and Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m) all banked double-digit hauls against the Clarets, with the Spurs left-back teeing up Lucas Moura (£6.6m) for the hosts’ third goal.

Owners of Kane, by some distance the most-captained player in the top 10k in the current Gameweek, may have been feeling short-changed with their six points, however.

Kane wasted a stoppage-time ‘big chance’ that would have doubled his Gameweek 26 score after bonus.

That was one of of a remarkable seven chances that Son created throughout.

As for Burnley, a rare day to forget defensively and the first time that Pope has shipped more than two goals in a single match since Gameweek 7.

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1,034 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Get well soon Harvey

    1. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Need to take hit to remove him now

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Mee too. Shame. I hope he is back soon.

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Score prediction?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      1-1

      Gru
      Rash

    2. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      1.0 Jorginho Werner assist.

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      0-0

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      0-0

  3. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Kane triple captainers complaining him to get 6 points clearly haven't had the likes Carroll, Sane, Mane as tc.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Bobby Z
      :puke:

      1. Optimus.
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Zigic (TC) 😎

        Never forget

    2. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      No lies here

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Got 16 points from Salah (TC) last season so is a fail unless Kane matches that

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        er ... there's something wrong with the mathematics in this statement.

    4. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Even Kane himself like 2 years ago, got ill around boxing day

    5. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Duffy too. Zigic as well, Boby Zamora even

  4. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Jorginho is benched aswell.
    Edit the title.

  5. Werner Brothers
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    GWD. Will stay away from you until then

  6. Amey
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Hopefully United are up for it.
    Bruno© + Rashford + Shaw & Some other reasons 😉

    It's an understatement that I'm pretty invested in this game !

    1. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Wan Bissaka you are missing 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Won't be unhappy if he scores. As long as Bruno assist it

    2. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Good luck!

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Nice one good luck

  7. borispkpk
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Any one know why Aina sub out in 45mins?

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Tactical

  8. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Best Barnes replacement that isn’t Gundo or Foden?

    1. shaunyjames
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Raph (if you haven't got him and need an extra BGW player)
      JWP (punt but he has a double)
      JLingz (rough & smooth fixtures and plays BGW) hard one

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Good shout on the bgw players. Raphs got to the best player of the 3, but with 2 other Leeds, a punt on JLingz for the SGW feels better. Good shouts

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 12 hours ago

          Jota is a good shout...

  9. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Congrats Rashford owners

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Already scored?

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      cheers

  10. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    LMS safety score currently 31

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Just noticed I'm still standing.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Well done. I was standing too but TM decided to cut me off 🙂

  11. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Hold Chelsea

  12. Offside Trapattoni
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Best Barnes replacement for equal value who plays GW29?

    1. Fantasydreamer
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Saka

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Lookman

  13. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Let's go Rashford and Penandes!!!

  14. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    How times have changed. A DGW and only relatively few ManU and Chelsea players in our teams

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Not when they're better DGW options

      1. Gooner Kebab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        On paper 🙂

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 13 hours ago

          True

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Rubbish fixtures tbf

  15. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Annoyed didn't go with my gut & do Son > bruno on WC
    But can't get every 50/59 decision rigyt

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    21 point swing on that last Kane miss ffs

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      How come?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        12 for a goal, 6 for BPS (captained him), 3 for Son

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 13 hours ago

          It's still not 21, sorry

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 13 hours ago

            😆

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Goal and bps

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      After EO it’s only 10 pts lost

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Good Lord this is getting complicated, heh.

  17. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    And it was called A Luke Day

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Fair play nice fun punt, but can do anything at that rank.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Exactly - no one is making that move if they have something to play for

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        He has top 100 rank already no ?

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 hours ago

          His overall rank is not good

  18. Bob_the_builder
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Alonso to come on at half-time and score a brace 😛

  19. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Chelsea missing Werner’s pace. He’d be laughing.

  20. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    salah hattrick tonight and we will wonder why in earth did we not TC salah in a dgw with one fixture being against the worst side in the league

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      They’re bad but not that leaky

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Expecting 2 contributions tonight and 1 against Chelsea

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      You realise how bad Liverpool are lately?

      No Hendo now as well...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Liverpool have created chances - lots of them - game in, game out. Its got to gel at some point. They have not been bad at all.

  21. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Hi....0.1mitb. Am I best to save ft here and start raphinha v West ham?

    Grealish may back back for gw28 and a potential double....

    Or do I lose Barnes for lingard and bench raphinha??? Cheers

    Martinez
    Cancelo dias pereira (dallas coufal)
    Salah bruno Barnes gundog (raphinha)
    Kane dcl Watkins

  22. Jon Snow
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Rudiger channelling his inner Kurt Zoumaldinho with a beautiful run from defence

  23. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Will Bruno outscore Kane ?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      yeah

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Nope

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Dodgy pen ...

  24. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    All I'm asking from this game is a maguire 15 pointer. That takes some saying from a Leeds fan.

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Bruno red card would be good

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Okay, getting a bit old now...

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    Mount could have been killed.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Ref has got that completely wrong

  27. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 13 hours ago

    McTominay is such a douche. How is that not a card? And how is it a United freekick?? Lol

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      He’s wearing red...

    2. Milkman Bruno
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        How is it not a handball more like

      • Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Because he is a utd player. Been this way as long as I can remember and always will be so not not much point in complaining about it.
        In reality I suppose it has something to do with the level of support utd have and how many of these are referees with subconscious or actually conscious bias.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Pen check for united

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 13 hours ago

        Lol

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      Hand ball x2

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 hours ago

      United pen inc