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. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Giroud miss

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      The game is so open now. Chelsea all in attack. Practically all 10 players.

      We miss Azpi for our attack though.

      He is crucial for the build ups

  2. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Come on, wipe that Chelsea CS!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Don't worry Kepa will bottle it

  3. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Watching this game makes me think that the yellow team deserves to play in Super league.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Leeds first

  4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Not gonna lie but the Tottenham banter in the ESL has been top drawer

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Link ?

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I Like the one of 'Spurs selling a DVD of their 48 hours in the ESL'

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

    How long till Kepa makes a mistake and concedes ?

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Dan Burn is horrendous. What does that donkey even do besides trip over the ball

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He's a great fantasy football player apparently. Football is just a hobby for him.

  7. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Prrrrleezz, hold those two baps, Rüdi!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He just needs not to commit fouls or miss pass

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bonus Points

    3 - Arrizabalaga (30)
    2 - Rüdiger (26)
    1 - Christensen, Dunk (24)

  9. RamaLangaDingDong
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Is anyone watching tonight's game - how can Kepa be on max bonus having only made one save...?!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He was short passing and made the minimum number of passes needed for getting extra BPS

  10. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Werner leaves the ball thinking there is a corner. Terrible. He is terrible. Bring back Tammy. At least he scores

  11. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    When is the movie about all this super league drama out?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Expecting someone to get assassinated or be in an "accident" before all this ends.

      1. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Can it be a Glazer please?

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          My bet is on Perez.

          1. Goro Majima
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Infantino does look a bit like Agent 47 to be fair.

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              And Čeferin looks like he was Putins best student.

  12. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Getting Ben White’s 5pts off the bench for Azpi but still on a red for this game alone. Down from 20k - 40k. Disaster week

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Silver lining

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      6 GWs to go and a great OR. Chin up there lad.

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Spoke too soon...

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      About that

      1. Calderano FC
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Jinxed it

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Ouch

    6. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Oh no!

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Brighton defense has been outstanding.

    Vieltman on my bench again, playing instead of Shaw who keeps blanking

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Same. It’s annoying af.

      But he’s in the team next week for sure with City & Spurs blanking 🙂

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Same.

  14. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Red card white?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah. Last man in defense

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I think Mount was jibing him earlier. Silly boy to respond for the first yellow.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yip

  15. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Chauvin found guilty.

    As expected.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      All 3 counts.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Of what .... 3rd degree, 2nd degree or manslaughter?

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Second degree murder

      2. Gianluca Busio's Hair …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        of all of them. and as expected....i dont know about that! phew.

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Don't think it was expected given history in previous similar trials

    4. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I'd hate to be a cop in America, especially in an urban area. Everytime you pull your weapon to protect and serve, the scrutiny afterwards must be very high pressure and affect the way you respond.

      Rather be a cop in a small town in South Dakota where the biggest thing you're called to is to deal with Billy Bob in a trailer for domestic violence against Mary Beth. His wife and cousin.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Good cops have nothing to worry about.

  16. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    White sees Red

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Funny

  17. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Rudi transfer ‘pays off’ a mere 17 days after I made it. (And in truth Brighton should have scored)

    I’ll take it anyway!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Still time

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    White still gets the CS

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      how do u have an 11 next to ur name... smh

  19. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Annoyed that Kepa is on 3 bonus as a Mendy owner.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        He'll concede

      2. RamaLangaDingDong
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        three Chelsea Defs tied on 26 bps. Has anyone seen more...?! What's the record?

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yup ... just such a weird rotation, very annoying.

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Chelsea almost concede

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Please Kepa

    • JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      What a boring match that was.

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Kepa haul

    • Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      West ham get away with that newcastle shick

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Mendy in gro plan from the broadcasters

    • Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Rudiger 7 pointer Ill take it

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        3 more than Coufal first on my bench.

      2. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Was he not getting two bonus points ?

    • GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Brighton need a few strikers. Good to watch, decent at the back, no cutting edge.

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bonus Points

      3 - Arrizabalaga (30)
      2 - Sánchez (28)
      1 -

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        1 - Christensen, James, Rüdiger (26)

        1. djman102
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          So every defender except the one I have. 😛 (oh, and Zouma, but still...)

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Bring Dunk there please

    • Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Double Chelsea defence almost pays off

      • Random Name
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Great result for brighton. Will be rooting for Southampton and Villa tomorrow.