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Chelsea v Man Utd team news: Alonso starts as Mount, Havertz and Ronaldo benched

In the final match of Gameweek 13, Chelsea take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, with Fantasy interest mostly centred around the hosts backline.

Kick-off is at 16:30 BST.

Chelsea, who have conceded just four goals in 12 league matches this season, make four changes from Gameweek 12, with Marcos Alonso (£5.6m), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.4m), Hakim Ziyech (£7.3m) and Timo Werner (£8.6m) replacing Ben Chilwell (£5.9m), N’Golo Kante (£4.9m), Mason Mount (£7.5m) and Kai Havertz (£8.0m).

That means another start for Reece James (£6.2m), who has four goals and four assists from nine Premier League appearances this term, plus Trevor Chalobah (£4.8m). As a result, Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m) is once again a substitute, along with Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) who is back from injury.

The headline news for Man Utd, who will have Michael Carrick in the dugout, is that Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m) drops to the bench with Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), Jadon Sancho (£8.9m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.4m) preferred in the attacking roles.

GAMEWEEK 13 LINE-UPS

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Werner

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Lukaku, Pulisic, Saul, Barkley, Mount, Azpilicueta, Havertz

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles, Fred, Matic, McTominay, Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford

Subs: Henderson, Jones, Ronaldo, Mata, Martial, Greenwood, Lingard, Dalot, Van de Beek


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  1. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    You need 11 v 11 to stand a chance against Chelsea. Good job to leave out Ronaldo by Carrick

    1. Plant Based FPLer
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A step behind physically sometimes but he still looks like the most intelligent player on the pitch by far.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He never presses thougg

        1. Plant Based FPLer
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          That's what I meant.

          The trade off might be worth it, might not. I was noncommittal before with my reply and I'm not changing my stance. I think very, very strongly not the one way, or the other.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yup ; impact sub is much better for a passenger in this league

  2. Robson-Canoe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How nailed is Lucas Moura? Could be a cheeky punt as an Mbeumo replacement.

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Don't go there, they are equally as bad. This is coming from a frustrated Moura owner of the past

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      not worth it

  3. I am 42
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    go go bruno

  4. F4L
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Master Alonso, REBORN

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    *Only* 134% EO for Chelsea defence...

    1. I am 42
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      better off with no cs for those with less than 2 Chelsea defender

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Or a James G/A?

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Good thing is, we get to continue this on Tue.

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Bad thing is, we get to continue on Tuesday

  7. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Lazy defending from ManCity those last few minutes

  8. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Vardy 90 has me worried for midweek. Original plan was to sell for Kane

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Weird not to get him off if he's wanted midweek.

      But also, he's sat out all Europa midweeks to be prepared for this period...

    2. 97PG
        1 month, 25 days ago

        2 Red bulls & a donner kebab and he'll be good to go

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          this

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Looked sharp as hell today. Kane barely worth transferring in currently.

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Spurs were better in the 2nd half last week and it's Brentford. The main thing I don't like about Kane is his price

      • F4L
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        depends if Rodgers wants to play him in the must win vs Napoli

      • wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Keep

      • Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        A bit troubling, was expecting to see Daka/Nacho subbed on after the 4th went in. No way I'm selling him however

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Remember the last Sou mauling?
        Vardy plays Prem games.

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Vardy was benched in one of these last season if I remember right

    3. Mozumbus
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I finally transferred Cancelo in this GW, so you would easily predict the return 😛

        1. Plant Based FPLer
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Bstrd. Made it painful too, 94th minute.

      • GREEN IS GOOD
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Walker or Alonso?

        1. F4L
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          wait to see if Alonso puts in a good performance today

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Absolutely Alonso.

      • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        What do we think of Johnson from West Ham he's only 4.0 is he nailed?

        1. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No room in my defence.

          Btw, get yourself a grav. More people will reply to you.

        2. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Defenders are the best assets in the game, if I could have 7 of them Johnson still won't be anywhere near consideration

        3. dlrowssoB
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Cresswell made a terrific goal saving clearance and crocked himself in the process. Given the number of fixtures West Ham have coming up, I think he’s a smart 5th choice

      • boroie
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        That Jesus incident just goes to show how stupid Fantasy Football is. How on earth are you giving that assist to Gundogun? Any person who has ever played football in their life knows that’s a Jesus assist. Not one football fan would even try to argue that it’s a Gundogan assist. Yet somehow it’s awarded it. Lost all sense of what football actually is. Ridiculous!

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Last touch helps with consistency in FPL.

          1. boroie
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Don’t be ridiculous. Have you ever played football? Bit of common sense needs to be applied

            1. Scholes Out For Summer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              common sense is subjective. Rules are objective

            2. AIRMILES
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Swings and roundabouts. An objective system is fairer.

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Jesus is unlucky but in the stats, where it matters for FPL points, it's a Gundo assist.

            4. mox81
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Nowt to do with Fantasy Football, like it or not the assist is awarded to Gundo in real life too!

        2. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          It's a Gundo assist in football and fantasy football statistics

          1. boroie
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Every football commentary I have read or listened to has the assist as Jesus. Only statisticians have it as Gundogan.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              You play a game based on statistics and find it weird when points are based on that? Bissouma should have scored 14 points yesterday because he played well haha

            2. Zalk
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Aren't we lucky then that fotball commentators aren't involved in rule making then

            3. Yank Revolution
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bizarre objection. You touch it, its an assist. Period.

        3. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          thats your perspective. FPL has rules mate. If he touched it, its Gundo's assist

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Fpl aside, any last touch is always the assist of the player who touched it last so no idea what this guy is on about from either perspective

          2. boroie
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            If your perspective is that it’s a Gundogan assist then stick to statistics and stop watching football.

            1. Black Knights
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              It’s no-one’s perspective that it’s Gundo’s assist, it’s just a fact.

            2. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Not sure what football you've been watching pal but the last touch gets the assist nothing to do with statistics, always been like this. Stick to crying over fpl points

        4. F4L
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          definitely touched McAuley

        5. MOZIL
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Is a joke, obviously is a jesus assist

        6. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I saw it as a lovely Gundo assist.. and before you ask never played football and watching it for the first time today

      • Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Second attempt:

        Antonio & Raphinha -> Dennis & Jota?
        2ft, 0.4itb

        Ramsdale
        TAA Cancelo James
        Salah Son Gallagher Raphinha*
        Vardy Toney Antonio*

        Foster Duffy Livramento Brownhill

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Dennis went off injured

        2. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          no

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Rudiger nice differential?

        1. gogs67
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          He's only 29% round my OR so hope so

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          o/

        3. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Seems it, even ignoring last weeks' goal his attacking stats of late have been very good

      • Random Name
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Score Predictions? I think Man Utd stand a better chance after that lineup

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Looking forward to the game, could be game of the season if ManUtd wakes up to the occasion. I predict 0-0

        2. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          2-0

        3. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          2-1

        4. F4L
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          2/1-0

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            3-0 Chelsea, reply fail.

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          3-0

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Beautiful from Gundo!

      • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Mbeumo and Dias for Jota and Johnson (-4)?

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Johnson looks god when West Ham fixture turn

      • Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        3-0 Chelsea

      • Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Heard someone say their ML rival started Dennis and benched CR7. Only a time machine can explain this.

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Easier fixture, good decision

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Easier said in hindsight though. Would need balls of steel to bench CR7 for Dennis regardless the fixture.

            1. SINGH
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Watford more attacking with Ranieri so better chance of Dennis getting a return than CR7 against Chelsea or any other decent premier League team

        2. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Would have done the same tbh

      • Giovanni Giorgio
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Is Johnson on WHU nailed on, or is he just a placeholder for someone? Looking for a cheap 5th d

        1. Gandalf
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          His spot to lose. Coufal the one he replaced

      • Mikel Arteta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Mbeumo owners, what you will do with him?
        Tot, Lee, WAT in next 3 games.

        A) Bench vs Tot, play vs Lee and WAT, then sell
        B) Play him in all the games
        C) Sell him now

        1. Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Want to prioritise Jota/Alonso in and can't go Mbuemo>Jota so I'll just keep him around as comic relief

        2. Croaker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          C; I moved him out this week as fed up with him

        3. Will Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Sell sell sell sell sell

          He's useless

      • winchester
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        What moves should be done here lads? Have 2ft and 1.2m itb. Cheers!

        ramsdale
        taa - cancelo - james
        salah - raphinha - gallagher - son
        antonio - vardy - hwang

        (foster - duffy - livra - gilmour)

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Won't be surprised if Rashford scores against us today.

      • Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Best keeper for 4.6m?

        1. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          McCarthy or Guaita.

        2. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          There isn't one, your best bet is guaita or the Brentford keeper

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Carrick looks lost on the touch line

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Ronaldo likely to get any minutes? I’ll take a single point given it’s Livramento off bench otherwise!

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes will come on

        2. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Should come on when Utd are inevitable trailing

          1. lilmessipran
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            inevitably*

        3. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Of course.

      • Fadi AMJK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        So Alonso in for Duffy and double up on Chelsea Defense (I have James) or get Reguilon instead?

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Want Jota but have Chilwell and Mbeumo.
        Would be sensible here to just do Chilwell to Alonso and bench Mbeumo?
        To get Jota would have to get rid of Raphinha.

        Ramsdale/Foster
        TAA/Cancelo/James/Chilwell/Duffy
        Salah/Son/Raph/Gallagher/Mbeumo
        Vardy/Toney/4.4

      • Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        McArthur+Hwang to Jota+Locadia the best move here?

        Sanchez
        TAA Rudiger James Cancelo
        Salah Son Foden Gallagher
        Antonio Benteke

        Steele Hwang Livramento McArthur

      • JJO
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        What happened with Foster?
        Just saw he wasnt in the squad