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2pm team news: James injured as West Ham ring the changes

Double Gameweek 34 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) continues on Sunday, with Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton, Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea v West Ham United kicking-off at 14:00 BST.

The big FPL team news comes from Stamford Bridge, where Reece James misses out through injury.

Malang Sarr, Andreas Christensen and Romelu Lukaku also drop out from the side that lost to Arsenal in midweek, with Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Jorginho and Kai Havertz coming in.

Antonio Rudiger is absent because of an ongoing groin injury.

For the visitors, David Moyes makes six changes with one eye on Thursday’s Europa League semi-final.

Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio are among those who sit out, while defenders Kurt Zouma, Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna are all unavailable through injury.

Brighton welcome back Leandro Trossard after a brief illness saw him miss the midweek trip to Manchester City, while Adam Webster and Neal Maupay also feature.

Yves Bissouma, meanwhile, serves the final game of a two-match suspension.

Ralph Hasenhuttl makes six changes with Armando Broja benched.

Mohammed Salisu, Tino Livramento, Nathan Redmond, Nathan Tella, Shane Long and Che Adams are the ones who come into the starting XI.

Burnley remain without the injured quartet Ashley Westwood, Erik Pieters, Ben Mee and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, and make just one change from their Gameweek 33 win over Southampton.

Ivory Coast forward Maxwel Cornet misses out – not even making the squad with a ‘niggly knee’ – and is replaced by Matej Vydra.

For Wolves, Raul Jimenez returns after completing a two-game suspension, with Romain Saiss, Nelson Semedo and Leander Dendoncker also coming into Bruno Lage’s XI.

Max Kilman, Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence miss out through injury.


GAMEWEEK 34 LINE-UPS

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Cucurella, Mwepu, Caicedo, Mac Allister, Trossard, Welbeck, Maupay

Subs: Steele, Gross, Lallana, Alzate, March, Duffy, Offiah, Ferguson, Sarmiento

Southampton XI: Forster, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Tella, Adams, Long

Subs: Caballero, Lyanco, A Armstrong, Perraud, S Armstrong, Broja, Elyounoussi, Diallo, Valery


Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor, McNeil, Brownhill, Cork, Vydra, Rodriguez, Weghorst

Subs: Hennessey, Lowton, Bardsley, Long, Thomas, Stephens, Lennon, Costelloe, Barnes

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Sa, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Jonny, Hwang, Silva, Jimenez

Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Marcal, Neto, Trincao, Chiquinho, Toti, Cundle


Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Werner, Havertz

Subs: Kepa, Kenedy, Sarr, Barkley, Saul, Pulisic, Ziyech, Lukaku

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Dawson, Cresswell, Coufal, Soucek, Noble, Masuaku, Fornals, Benrahma, Yarmolenko

Subs: Areola, Fredericks, Alese, Rice, Kral, Lanzini, Vlasic, Bowen, Antonio

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668 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Liverpool to win 3-0
    Salah Hattrick and TAA triple assists

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Jota clean sheet point at least. If he makes 60.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Massive game this for me - Salah, Trent, Robbo and the main man…..KAPTAIN (M)GORDON

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Weghorst only 1 point behind Kane in the last 4 GWs 😮

    1. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Weghorst essential!

  4. Kane Lane
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    All in favour to get rid James say I

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      How serious is his injury, do we know?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Not an injury per se. Was scanned and nothing found. James said he wasn't sure, so he's been left out as a precaution.

        We were so bad today he'll probably start vs. United.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Everton next. Maybe hold & sell for Laporte in DGW36.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Thursday should be your clue.

  5. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Oh god. I’m going to stew on picking Cancelo over Alonso this week. This game!

    1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Logic says a good call mate.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks mate. Trying to remind myself / console myself but can’t help it! Thank goodness for (checks notes) Weghorst!

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        In a straight shoot-out, reckon Alonso was the better pick I'm sorry.

        DGW, good attacker.

        1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          We shall see. There is never a right or wrong choice. Minutes, rotation, clean sheet potential.

        2. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I hope you follow my meaning bud. The game is so subjective.

        3. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          1 week maybe. I would think he is talking for the season.

        4. MrZ
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          In this week, yes.
          I got both btw

  6. Original Sin
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Didn't captain Salah, so I should pray for him to blank, right?

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He will haul, that's how FPL works

  7. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Don't have Salah. Think even a huge sofa won't do. Might just dwell in the caves for a few hours now. See ya later, lads.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Might stick a bit on 2+ goals

  8. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I had JWP for 7 Gameweeks he scored One goal. Wildcard him out this week and scores 2 in the same game. Nightmare season with sick note James goes missing again.

    1. SmallManFirminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      My rival in money league startet JWP…

  9. nolard
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    COME ON MANE!!

  10. Danstoke82
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Arsenal fans…

    How nailed is Nketiah and is he an option for BB36?

  11. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    If u haven't any City players who to get ?
    A- Laporte
    B- Cancelo

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Gotta give it to Scout and Neale.

    Got the Liverpool predicted lineup 100% correct. None of this Salah and Robbo rested rubbish.

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Looking like another rubbish week compounded by the fact my rival brought in Jesus and Alonso this week

  14. Danstoke82
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Salah is so blanking today