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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
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Chelsea game delayed by 15 minutes

  2. FPL_Hazards
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lets go Goalonso

  3. gers23
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mount is playing is he not?

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes article is wrong

  4. gonzalocampos
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mount is in the line up.

  5. Yank Revolution
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Classic Munday

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Spurs to be the only team left in the ESL.

    So they can win a trophy.

  8. Je suis le chat
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Couldn't agree more

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Having worst ever season playing fpl

        1. Je suis le chat
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months 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
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            50k rank is very good I would say.

            1. Je suis le chat
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 3 months 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. OLD Rafiki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    ESL got Tuchel confused and benched Mendy, LOL

  10. JJeyy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  11. Je suis le chat
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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.

  12. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Simply Utd @SimplyUtd·2m

  14. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    LMAO Woodward resigned!!!

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      "resigned in disgrace"

  15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    GET IN!!!!

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Isnt this like yesterdays news?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 3 months 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

  16. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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.

  17. CloudSky
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Manchester United, the first winners of Superleague.

    Congrats lads, happy for you!

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    When do Liverpool release a statement?

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Everton did it for them.

  19. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    WOODWARD OUT!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Was already set to leave in the summer??

  20. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    All the football news happening at once

  21. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  22. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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

  23. JabariParkersEyelid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This is incredible!

  24. OLD Rafiki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    The little b@stard is out.

    1. The Polymath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I would prefer to say basket

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    FSG out. They need to go. Now.

    1. Boppin' Marv
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  26. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  27. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    WOODWARD IS GONE. TEARS OF JOY IN MY EYES

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

  28. Don Kloppeone
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Please do the right thing LFC and walk away!

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They will. Have no choice now.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        What a sorry mess!

  29. DRIZ ✅
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Poor Arsenal fans with no sign of Kroenke leaving

  30. Silecro
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can't get any more!