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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. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Rank in order of the first will start and the other two will be benched and in which order????

    A- Toney(Spurs away)
    B- Benteke(Leeds away)
    C- ESR(United away)

    Cheers everyone!!!

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      BAC

    2. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      BAC

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      BAC

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      BCA

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers everyone!!!!

  2. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Start one ?

    A Livra (LEI)
    B ESR (mun)
    C Toney (tot)

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Toney

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C

    3. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Haha same here
      Anyone?

    4. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C

    5. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    6. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A Carry transfer
    B Chilwell to Alonso and play ahead of ESR

    Guaita
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah (c) Raphinha Jota Gallagher ESR
    Kane Antonio

    Foster Livramento Scarlett Chilwell *

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B, it's not even a debate is it?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Just because he did look rusty and subbed out early but v Watford probably is a no brainer

    2. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Alonso wasn't that good..Maybe Rudi n James better (if keen on Chelsea double up)

  4. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    GTG?

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Cancelo - James
    Salah - Son - Foden - Jota
    Wilson - Armstrong - Hwang

    Foster - ESR - Livramento - Manquillo

    2.5m in the bank. Need a good week after going from 934 ➡ 2.6k in 2 gws. 🙁

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes, provided Foden OK to start

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks good enough but get ready for some fun and games with Wilson and Cancelo both one booking away from susp

  5. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Mbeumo - > Gundogan for free this week a decent move? Or does it stink of chasing?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Even if its chasing, anything is better than Mbeumo.

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      mbeumo to anyone,i didnt realise he was that crap...

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

  6. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What’s the right order here?

    A. King
    B. Mbuemo
    C. Livra
    D. Broja

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      DBAC

  7. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Save FT?

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Reguilion Rudiger
    Salah Son Jota
    Antonio Toney Wilson

    steele mbuemo tierney sissoko

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      yup

  8. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What a bad luck with forwards!!
    Ronaldo to Kaku early in the week kaku got injured..
    Then Kaku to Vardy for a hit..
    As Vardy kept blanking did Vardy to Kane for a hit last GW..
    And snow says hello...

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Stick with Kane now

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes..No more changes to forwards..!!

  9. Sepp Blattered
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Some thoughts on what to do with 2 FT? 0.5 ITB

    Fernandez - 4.0
    TAA - Cancelo - Christensen - Livramento - Duffy
    Salah - Gundogan - Raphinha - Saka - Brownhill
    Kane - Antonio - Maupay (!)

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maupay + Saka ➡ Jota + King

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Any point in King with his next 2 fixtures?

  10. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1FT 1.9m ITB

    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah Son Raph Mbuemo
    Vardy Toney King

    Foster - White Brownhill Livra

    A) Raph > Jota
    B) Livra > Alonso (switch to 4-4-2)
    C) Mbeumo > Gundo/Bilva/Gallagher

    Not against taking a hit.

  11. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    With the winter fixture congestion, what bench + ITB combo would you rather have-

    A Livra Brownhill KING
    B Livra Brownhill LOCADIA +1.2ITB

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      think its ideal to have 1 decent sub + livra + fodder

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        So you would lean towards A then?

      2. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not a great week to be espousing that strategy.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not Locadia, he's terribyl

  12. sovietrockettes
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anybody tempted to captain Kane over Salah?

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If I had him, I'd at least consider it

    2. Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Everton are rubbish, spurs dont look good ,not worth the risk

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No..Everton has been poor off late..

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Everton are worse than Brentford.
      Liverpool are better than Spurs.

      No.

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        It's this simple really.

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Salah has blanked in one game
      Kane has scored points in one game

      Owning him is enough imo

    6. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not in the slightest

    7. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      On a scale of 1 to 10

      Where 1 is lowest

      And 10 is highest

      (In terms of desire to cap him)

      I’d say - several million

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        * minus several million that is

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Gundogan or Bilva?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bilva

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Any reason why Bilva ?
        Debating this move myself
        Ta

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          kdb spoils gundogan
          bilva is the same whoever plays

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B Silva has been a beast so far this season, ticked along nicely most weeks under the radar.

          Gundo is simply points chasing.

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Gundo

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Gundogan

  14. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Just Chilwell to Alonso?

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

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yeah, unless you've money to dispose of Mbeumo for someone useful.

  15. Slurpy
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Livramento and Toney to Dennis and Alonso? (-4)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No

  16. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What a rotten gw just as well the next one is just around the corner...

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Only 1FT, with 0.5 ITB

    Sá, Steer
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Rudiger, Livramento
    Salah, Foden,Mbuemo, Zaha, Gilmour
    Antonio, Toney, Vardy

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Smith Rowe for mbuemo ?

  18. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lukaku in for Watford?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      For who though?

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ronaldo replacement? 12.4m rotation risk

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Utd fixtures turn very soon. Tough one. It's tempting though ...

          1. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I know it’s annoying. I was holding him throughout for this fixture turn after Arsenal but if he is not starting every week then it’s money wasted.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I’ve moved to Dennis and benching.
      Change to 4-4-2.

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tempted on upgrading Davis to Dennis then also myself

        1. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I’ll be playing Vardy and Toney upfront.

          Got funds to change Vardy to Lukaku/Ronaldo/Kane at anytime.

    3. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How did he do when he came on today & will he be nailed or drip fed back in!

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Only got 8minutes but Werner was absolutely woeful, I’m sure he starts

        1. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          If he starts I would expect t him to score at least one against Watford. I’m looking to get him for Kane for wk16

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Praying this Spurs game goes ahead tomorrow

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Doubt it to be honest

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It won't. Benches subbed on. Gameweek over.

      Burnley play on Wednesday so there is no way they'd agree to a match tomorrow.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        None of mine have subbed on lol so I was hopeful hahaha

  20. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Just finished Get Back. Highly recommended!

  21. KingPulis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    2FT....Tierney & Armstrong > Reguillon & King?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Next two are brutal fixtures for King

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Armstrong over King for me

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Surely keep Armstrong for next 2?

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Armstrong got in some good positions yesterday. I’d wait on him

  22. winchester
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hey lads! 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)

  23. Stram Dunk
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What is the boundary between fpl and real life?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      ?

      1. Stram Dunk
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not expecting any replies tbf

  24. jose1
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    My team is a smashed crab. My question below sums it up… start one.

    A. Hwang
    B. Mbuemo

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Terrific analogy. Does this originate from any given country? Not heard it before

      1. Stram Dunk
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Good to see you again mate 🙂

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Agreed. I'm stealing smashed crab

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      "A smashed crab" is this when a sideways move goes horribly wrong?

    3. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hwang all day long. Mbeumo is nicking a living!

  25. Bubbles1985
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Current squad:

    Sanchez
    James Cancelo TAA
    Salah(c) Son Bernardo Gallagher
    Hwang Antonio Wilson(vc)

    Foster ESR Johnson White

    Leaves me with 0.1m itb and 2ft

    Am going with Hwang to A.Armstrong for their next 2 fixtures.

    Any other obvious changes needed here or G2G?

    Cheers

  26. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Really slim pickings in mid priced midfielders (apart from jota). What would be your sub 8.5m midfielder if you had to pick one? Im not really convinced by any of them so far

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Foden if fit for me

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers. I’m considering his replacement 🙁 lol

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Jota and a city midfielder of your choice

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I have foden! Could go gundogan or b silva but not convinced

    3. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think that is why I am going to hang onto Foden.

      Maddison?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Did look at Maddison but thinking same as you, might just keep foden

      2. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Has the talent.

        Minutes are an issue

    4. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It’s knee jerk but I am looking at bringing in Maddison

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yep he’s def worth a look if he can get back to form

    5. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Then pick up another expensive defender instead?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        It’s an option but already got 4 big defenders and livramento who I really like having first on my bench!

    6. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B Silva. Been ticking along pretty nicely under the radar and as nailed as Man City mid gets.

  27. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    With 1Ft, 1.7 itb, what to do with the below team?

    Sa'
    TAA Cancelo James Livramento
    Mbeumo* Raphinha Salah Son
    Jesus Antonio

    subs: Steer King Sissoko White

    Need to sell Mbeumo, best replacement?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Presume you can’t afford jota?

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I can't without a hit, maybe downgrade King with a hit?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How much are you short?

  28. pmj174
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Duffy to Alonso/ Reguilon/Lamptey?
      Foden to Jota or Silva?

      2FTs 1.9ITB
      Sanchez
      James Cancelo TAA Livra
      Gallagher Son Salah Foden
      Antonio Wilson

      Foster Dennis Duffy ESR

      Thoughts ?

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Antonio to Wilson?

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No, will need Antonio back in 2 game weeks..

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not this week surely

      3. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not this week

    • JariL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How's this for free?

      Christensen & Ronaldo --> Alonso & Kane?

      Can't do just the first, 0.1 short.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Looks decent

      2. Stram Dunk
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Do it