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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. JBG
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Ffs do something Brighton.

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 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
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Fifa is most corrupt.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 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
        5 months, 7 days ago

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

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      It never even formed!!

  3. jammie26
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Do we know how long Kane is out for yet?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      He is a doubt for the weekend.

    3. jammie26
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        If he is back for Shefiled I am probably keeping

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

        I’m holding

  4. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      He is the only one trying something no ?

  5. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

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

    1. tbos83
      5 months, 7 days ago

      2

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Keep

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      1

  6. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

  7. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Maupay in

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Werner is bad. At least this full season

    1. BRFC1883
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      This is news to me

  9. tbos83
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Mendy has been such a washout since I got him

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Blame the template

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Pick your own team!

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      You could sell him.

  10. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Pulisic in the Alonso role?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      James

  11. jammie26
    5 months, 7 days ago

    I think i might wildcard.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Makes sense.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      get it used! Season is nearly bloody over!

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Zouma you clown

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Lallana?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Missed unfortunately 🙁

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. BRFC1883
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

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

  14. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    OMG Kepa

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Chelsea trying hard to give this away

  16. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Brighton won't score.

  17. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Bench that Kepa dude. He is Nothing but trouble

  18. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Kepa goat

  19. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

  20. fusen
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Damn it, so close!

  21. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      They'll miss you.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 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.

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Welbeck passes the eye test

  23. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Hold Rudi

  24. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    god damn it Brighton!!

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

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

  26. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    A goal bound to happen, more likely for Brighton.

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Kepa doesn't do CSs

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Obviously 2nd in my mini league has double Chelsea defence

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      You could have them too.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      always the way Fudgy

  28. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Rough for you scout cast

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        *for the

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Many times this season

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Referee defending for Brighton

  30. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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