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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. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Really want a West Ham goal now … Chelsea deserve absolutely nothing from this match … fair play to a weakened Hammers.

    1. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Wouldn’t surprise me if Utd beat them tbh

      1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        No way. That match is why we bought Chelsea players

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        It would surprise me.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Well played Verstappen cappers!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Had Leclerc 🙁

    2. Razor Ramon
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Magnussen differential for me

  3. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    What is Chelsea playing tonight? Nearly rubbish.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Standard stuff from them really.

  4. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Salah & Jota hatty today please

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Blanks*

  5. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Alonso yc

  6. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Kante & Jorgi ruining an attacking team too slooooowwww

  7. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Alonso YC was always nailed on

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Dread it, run from it, it arrived all the same

  8. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Took a -4 to get Werner and C and got rid of prowse....

    1. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Standard

  9. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Finish the job West Ham

  10. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Alonso expected YC

  11. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    West Ham goal please. Not much to ask.

  12. Zim0
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Wow what if Everton actually get relegated. I never would have bet on this happening

    1. Zim0
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      What were their relagation odds at the start of the season

  13. Hy liverpool
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Lukaku is going to score 100%

  14. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Perfect games for non owners!

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

    chelsea pen

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lukaku wins it

  16. DF
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Managed to lose saka and ward prowse on my wc. Awesome.

  17. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Pen

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Lukaku wins pen

  19. Hy liverpool
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Chelsea penalty

  20. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Thiago A

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Luku

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lukaku was fouled.

    3. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Correct, Thiago played pass into him 🙂

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    That's a red

  22. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Chelsea don’t deserve that pen

  23. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Mendy get any plus BPS for that ball to the flick-on...??

  24. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Did AZ captain Jorghino?

  25. Goodfeathers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Free kick incoming

    1. Goodfeathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Or not..

  26. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Why does it feel like every time james doesn’t play they keep a CS

  27. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    dawson rc incoming

  28. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Going to be red

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Jorginho on every Free Hit you'd imagine.

  30. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    So lukaku was the one to buy

    1. jacob1989
        3 months, 15 days ago

        No it was fabianski