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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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  1. JBG
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Ffs do something Brighton.

  2. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 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
      7 months, 15 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
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Fifa is most corrupt.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 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
        7 months, 15 days ago

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

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      It never even formed!!

  3. jammie26
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Do we know how long Kane is out for yet?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 15 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
        7 months, 15 days ago

        He is a doubt for the weekend.

      3. jammie26
          7 months, 15 days ago

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

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            If he is back for Shefiled I am probably keeping

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            I’m holding

      4. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

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

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

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

        2. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          He is the only one trying something no ?

      5. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

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

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

        1. tbos83
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 15 days ago

          2

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Keep

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          1

      6. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

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

      7. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Maupay in

      8. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Werner is bad. At least this full season

        1. BRFC1883
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          This is news to me

      9. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Mendy has been such a washout since I got him

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Blame the template

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Pick your own team!

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          You could sell him.

      10. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Pulisic in the Alonso role?

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          James

      11. jammie26
          7 months, 15 days ago

          I think i might wildcard.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Makes sense.

          2. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            get it used! Season is nearly bloody over!

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 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
            7 months, 15 days ago

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

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

          Zouma you clown

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Lallana?

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Missed unfortunately 🙁

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

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

            1. BRFC1883
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

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

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          OMG Kepa

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

          Chelsea trying hard to give this away

        • GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Brighton won't score.

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Bench that Kepa dude. He is Nothing but trouble

        • Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Kepa goat

        • diesel001
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 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
            7 months, 15 days ago

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

        • fusen
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Damn it, so close!

        • Random Name
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

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

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            They'll miss you.

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 15 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
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Welbeck passes the eye test

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Hold Rudi

        • Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          god damn it Brighton!!

        • Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

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

        • ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          A goal bound to happen, more likely for Brighton.

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

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

          2. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Kepa doesn't do CSs

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Obviously 2nd in my mini league has double Chelsea defence

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            You could have them too.

          2. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            always the way Fudgy

        • camarozz
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 15 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
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Rough for you scout cast

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              *for the

              1. camarozz
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Many times this season

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Referee defending for Brighton

        • Roy Hudd
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

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

          1. Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

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