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Mendy and Azpilicueta benched as Chelsea host Brighton

Edouard Mendy (£5.2m) is one of several key Chelsea assets on the bench as they host Brighton in Double Gameweek 32.

Fresh from his appearance in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final, Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.7m) makes his first Premier League start since Gameweek 24.

There are changes in the back-three too as César Azpiliceuta (£5.9m) drops out for the first time since the Double Gameweek 19 defeat at Leicester.

Kurt Zouma (£5.3m), Antonio Rüdiger (£4.7m) and Andreas Christensen (£4.7m) form the defence tonight, the latter overcoming a yellow flag for a muscle injury to face Brighton.

Mason Mount (£7.2m) manages to avoid further rotation, after being rested twice across the last four Premier League matches.

Kai Havertz (£8.2m) takes up a false-nine role again tonight, with Timo Werner (£9.2m) named among the substitutes.

Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) and Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) are either side of the German international.

Neal Maupay (£6.0m) is on the Brighton bench tonight with Leandro Trossard (£5.7m), Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) and Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m) leading the attack.

It looks to be a back-three for the Seagulls too, featuring Adam Webster (£4.3m), Lewis Dunk (£4.9m) and Ben White (£4.5m) with Dan Burn (£4.2m) and Joël Veltman (£4.4m) acting as wing-backs.

Double Gameweek 32 Line-ups

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Rüdiger, Christensen, Zouma; Alonso, Mount, Jorginho, R James; Pulisic, Havertz, Ziyech.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sánchez; Webster, Dunk, White; Burn, Bissouma, Groß, Veltman; Trossard, Welbeck, Mac Allister.

Double Gameweek 32 so far…

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560 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Chelsea game delayed by 15 minutes

  2. FPL_Hazards
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Lets go Goalonso

  3. gers23
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mount is playing is he not?

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yes article is wrong

  4. gonzalocampos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mount is in the line up.

  5. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mount is listed in the starting XI above. But article says he is benched? Which is it?

    DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 32 LINE-UPS
    Chelsea XI: Kepa; Rüdiger, Christensen, Zouma; Alonso, Mount, Jorginho, R James; Pulisic, Havertz, Ziyech.

  6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Classic Munday

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Spurs to be the only team left in the ESL.

    So they can win a trophy.

  8. Ben White saved my life
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mason better start, this season has been torture. Can't wait for a quasi normal season.

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Couldn't agree more

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Having worst ever season playing fpl

        1. Ben White saved my life
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          It's been hellish for me despite roughly 50k rank, every choice the wrong one, all high ownership players I don't have doing well and benching lots of hauls.

          1. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            50k rank is very good I would say.

            1. Ben White saved my life
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I should be doing better after a good start. In fairness, the game is very difficult these days. I had a top 1k one year when I didn't even know the rules!

  9. son of city
      3 months, 17 days ago

      ESL got Tuchel confused and benched Mendy, LOL

    • JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Mason asked what the extent of Kane's ankle injury is: "...it's one of those, there's no timescale on it. But hopefully Harry won't be out for too long."

      This does not sound good.

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Gameweek 34 isn't till 1st May, hopefully he back by then.

    • Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Extraordinary how many articles in news sites etc have major errors. Thankfully the fpl scribes have responded quickly re Mount error. Tedious that there's no proof reading anymore.

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Even on a day of huge news, fantasy football finds a way to screw with me..

      Azpi benched. What

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Same here mate!! Hoping for him to stay on the bench and a masterclass from Dunk(will come on)!! Haha

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Simply Utd @SimplyUtd·2m

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      LMAO Woodward resigned!!!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        "resigned in disgrace"

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Simply Utd@SimplyUtd·2m Ed Woodward has resigned as chairman of Manchester United. [@talkSPORT] #mufc

      GET IN!!!!

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Isnt this like yesterdays news?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Technically yes if you are in Abu Dhabi for example it has just gone (at the time of posting) 00:01 and the news would have broken at 23:55 local time

            So it would indeed be yesterday's news there

            But I'm not in Abu Dhabi

      2. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        BREAKING: Ed Woodward has resigned as chairman of Manchester United.

        Woodward’s decision comes after the backlash over the European Super League.

        - talkSPORT

        This is huge, Woodward was one of the main people behind the Super League. It's Over, no more Super League.

      3. CloudSky
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Manchester United, the first winners of Superleague.

        Congrats lads, happy for you!

      4. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        When do Liverpool release a statement?

        1. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Everton did it for them.

      5. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        WOODWARD OUT!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Was already set to leave in the summer??

      6. tbos83
          3 months, 17 days ago

          All the football news happening at once

        • Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Chelsea ..... tick
          Man City .... tick

          When can we expect the snivelling capitulation from the other 4 mugs?

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            CANNOT WAIT to hear from the delusional fantasist PEREZ ....

        • Nedvěd11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Oh lord.

          Guess many are in the same boat..

          Kane TC as diff in maj ML
          Leno as diff in all my ML
          Azpi as a diff in all my ML

          Forster, Holding in woop, woop

          Hate this game

        • JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          This is incredible!

        • son of city
            3 months, 17 days ago

            The little b@stard is out.

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I would prefer to say basket

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            FSG out. They need to go. Now.

            1. I am become Marvin
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Totally agree. Don't expect them just to cut their losses though. They will want to sell at a profit.

          • Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            This is the best day of my United fandom since we won Sir Alex's last season

          • Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            WOODWARD IS GONE. TEARS OF JOY IN MY EYES

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Now you can celebrate making big money signings again and trying to challen.. oh

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Glad he’s gone though after what they’ve tried to do

          • Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Please do the right thing LFC and walk away!

            1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              They will. Have no choice now.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                What a sorry mess!

          • DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Poor Arsenal fans with no sign of Kroenke leaving

          • Silecro
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Im on WC. Greenwood, Rashford, Shaw enough of United?

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Can't get any more!