Dugout Discussion

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. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ffs do something Brighton.

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Even if the Super League dissolves, the Super League clubs still managed to make UEFA admit today that they have an extra 4 BILLION EUROS available that they used to deny having.

    https://twitter.com/theMadridZone/status/1384601688204615682?s=19

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah, I was never on the side of UEFA since many times they have been corrupted byrocrates.

      The fans I do understand

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

        Fifa is most corrupt.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      UEFA President saying today that England is the home of football yet FIFA keep denying us a World Cup.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        They are still bitter that UK teams didn't acknowledge FIFA until 1950

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

      It never even formed!!

  3. jammie26
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Do we know how long Kane is out for yet?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Hopefully for the weekend but I wouldn't be too optimistic.

        His body language and head movement when he was leaving the game told us a lot

      2. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        He is a doubt for the weekend.

      3. jammie26
          3 months, 5 days ago

          So not long term then? Are people holding or selling?

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            If he is back for Shefiled I am probably keeping

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I’m holding

      4. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        How poor has Ziyech been? Absolutely shocking. Cant believe he is still on.

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

          He's been really poor. Not physically at it.

        2. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          He is the only one trying something no ?

      5. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Current mids: Salah, Bruno, Son, Lingard, Jota

        Who replaces Son for gw33?
        1) Greenwood
        2) Maddison
        3) Someone else

        1. tbos83
            3 months, 5 days ago

            2

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Keep

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

            1

        2. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I demand my triple captain to play again this double GW. It's called double no?

        3. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Maupay in

        4. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Werner is bad. At least this full season

          1. BRFC1883
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            This is news to me

        5. tbos83
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Mendy has been such a washout since I got him

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Blame the template

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

                Pick your own team!

            2. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              You could sell him.

          • Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Pulisic in the Alonso role?

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              James

          • jammie26
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I think i might wildcard.

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

                Makes sense.

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                get it used! Season is nearly bloody over!

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Oh damn, Dunk is going to get a consecutive CS on my bench... and then blank in the SHU game, isn't he!

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

                Everyone around us dropped points. Of course Chelsea won't take advantage.

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Zouma you clown

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

                Lallana?

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

                  Missed unfortunately 🙁

              2. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                When the ball hit of the fan in row Z that's Zouma

                1. BRFC1883
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore

            • Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              OMG Kepa

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Chelsea trying hard to give this away

            • GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Brighton won't score.

            • Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Bench that Kepa dude. He is Nothing but trouble

            • Cheeto__Bandito
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Kepa goat

            • diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Chelsea clean sheet in big danger.

              Welbeck hits the post and the follow-up is blocked by Rudiger

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

                No, they had their scare ... they will annoyingly hold.

            • fusen
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Damn it, so close!

            • Random Name
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I will never forgive any of these 12 clubs until their entire ownership changes

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                They'll miss you.

              2. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Nor will I, as a fan of English Football and a Crystal Palace fan I will never forgive the casuals who supported this and don't understand football at all.

            • Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Welbeck passes the eye test

            • Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Hold Rudi

            • UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              god damn it Brighton!!

            • Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              As per usual, fully expect a late Brighton goal to shoot down my cs + baps

            • ZAMUNDA
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              A goal bound to happen, more likely for Brighton.

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Chelsea defence looks tired and threadbare but Brighton's self belief dipping.

              2. Daniel Jebbison
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Kepa doesn't do CSs

            • Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Obviously 2nd in my mini league has double Chelsea defence

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                You could have them too.

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                always the way Fudgy

            • camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Can anyone beat this?

              TC Kane-injured

              Kdb - injured

              Dawson - 3 off the bench

              Mendy dropped.(Button backup)

              1. Daniel Jebbison
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Rough for you scout cast

                1. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 12 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  *for the

                  1. camarozz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Many times this season

            • Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Referee defending for Brighton

            • Roy Hudd
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Completely undeserved clean sheet points for Chelsea defence here. My word...

              1. Dthinger
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                I need a 0-0 draw, so this is brilliant