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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. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    With Mendy benched, I'll get Forster in. I imagine a lot of others--especially those who WC'd a couple weeks ago--in this boat, too?

    Just going to bank for a save point. Maybe two.

    1. fusen
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      fingers crossed that Kane is benched and Forster gets a clean sheet.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        That'd be OK, too. Rival TC'd Kane.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Need to sell one of them for GW33 if Mendy start not certain.

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

      Yup afraid so. Who knows ... maybe we get some jam and Spurs without Kane fail to score. Maybe we get extra special gourmet jam ... and Spurs without their usual penalty taker get a spot kick which Forster gets in the way of? Hope springs ...

  2. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Who would be the better option...

    Veltman or Dunk?

    Thinking of going Brighton defender for next few gws

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Dunk.

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Thx. Any Particular reason why?

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Could score from a set piece. I think he's also on free kicks,

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Depends on the cash you have

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Not really a problem. Will be for Stones so both possible.

  3. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Bye bye Woodward.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Shooting the messenger. Glazers will get another one to their bidding tomorrow.

  4. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Rudiger refuses to pass the ball to Alonso. Every single game time. Watch.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Doesn't have Alonso in his FPL team?

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        It’s actually laughable

    2. jammie26
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I read this, looked up and rudiger passed to alonso twice in the space of 5 seconds.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        He'd better put a stop to that!

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Same here 😆

  5. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Mendy and Azpi should be benched on the day of BB. Other day I have Holding with 8 points on the bench...

  6. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Can I have a Brighton goal please .... ideally because of a goalkeeping howler. I’d like Mendy reinstated next week.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      vs JLingz?!

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Man City out of Europe

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Mexit

  8. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Wow. Jury already have a verdict in trial of Derek Chauvin. That was quick.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Touchy subject.

      What do you think will be the verdict?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Not touchy at all, he's guilty as sin.

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I would be disappointed (saying it mildly) if he isn't found guilty on all charges.

        But honestly I don't know what the verdict will be.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Under the US justice system the bar for 2nd degree murder is set high and rightly so.

          Some of the medical people that were called to testify certainly put a reasonable doubt on the cause of death in my mind.Very politically charged case with the media having their own trail without due possess.

          If he was charged with 3rd degree murder or manslaughter then the state would have a better chance of getting a prosecution.

  9. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    The 12 rebel owners thought they were holding all the aces, when they only had a pair of 10s and they were bluffing against a full house.

    1. Zogzeg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Too drunk to see the cards = Time to go to bed.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I doubt there were 12... MCI and CHE rumoured to be the last two, fearing to be left out.

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Its a shame the fans couldnt get behind the idea. More boresfest involving wolves etc incoming

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        You quite like being the contentious one here don't you?

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah real shame they didn’t turn football into soccer

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        and the big team v big team games are always entertaining 😆

  10. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Rudiger shd be dropped for ignoring the legend that is alonso

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Didn't Hazard used to do the same? Hazard and Rudiger know

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Dont remember. I know sanchez did that with kolasinac whenever i owned him

  11. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Pulisic injured, again.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Just entered my team. Hi Greenwood!

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        He's class but only seems good for 5 or 6 games before he injures something.

  12. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    There is a growing possibility that Jose Mourinho may be the only European Super League manager ever to be sacked. The Special One.

    https://twitter.com/RichJolly/status/1384571878409441281?s=20

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      levy paid him off with that superleague money

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        He'll have to sell Kane now.

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Veltman and dunk rooted to my bench ffs

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Veltman 3rd sub. Need to pay more attention to my subs bench order.

  14. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Alonso nowhere near the bonus, what's going on?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Not him.

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Ben White coming in for Azpi. There’s no way I’m going to get away with this. Either Azpi comes on or Chelsea score

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I’d put my life savings on it considering my luck

    2. Dr. Conundrum Caveat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Same

  16. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    What would be decent score for bench boost on average

  17. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    The hair and facial hair make Lallana look like a smooth wannabe drug kingpin on Miami Vice.

  18. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Played Mount and benched White. Crazy season.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Still too early

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Kepa on 2BP. Now I've seen everything

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      essential

  20. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Kebab Pig

    You must have unchecked the box at the top of the comments saying ‘show replies’

  21. Good Times
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Mendy benched, Sanchez coming in burn saying hi from my bench lol. Last week he jammed Dallas points and as of things stand Dallas jamming burns pts lol. What a season

  22. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Oh damn, Alonso gotta go

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      You’ll be laughing if Brighton get a goal now.

  23. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Looks like Chelsea players didn't get the memo that they still need to be top 4.

    ESL is off

  24. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Alonso cs banked. Perhaps I should be happy.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I'm just glad he started so the cs is a bonus.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I have Stones first on the bench.

    2. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Why was Alonso subbed? Poor performance?

  25. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Kepq defending a free kick.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Luckily off target. Anything on target it's goal with Kepa at goal

  26. doher.ty
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Looking for a differential 6.6 itb (Behind in my ML - our teams are pretty much the same)

    Martinez
    TAA, Rudiger, Coady
    Salah, Jota, Lings, Greenwood
    Kane, Bamford, Nacho

    Dallas, Raph, White

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Raph to Pereira

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Not good enough alonso. The premium is for the hauls not the 6 points

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      No team has hauled against Brighton since Everton in GW4

  28. suddenorgan
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    would be nice if Burn keeps his place after this, he's my 11th player for next week at present

  29. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Late to the party, what happened to Mendy?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Tuchel got the memo that ESL check is out so he need to raise the price of that Kepa stock

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Kepa impressed Tuchel against City/in training.

  30. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Dangerous corner kick. Luckily for Kepa was cleared off.

    Here we go Cheknow in attack.

    CHO and Werner in to make it happen.

    Ziyech looking the best player

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Ziyech looking the best player?

      What are you on mate?!