Diego Costa delivers his greatest pull of the season as Chelsea put four past Southampton at the Bridge. Eden Hazard scores a fouth in four Gameweeks, while Marcos Alonso and Gary Cahill give penance for the absence of a clean sheet with further attacking returns.
ON THE RISE
Reinstalled to the Chelsea first XI alongside Diego Costa, the Belgian delivered once more in the wake of firing the opener against Southampton.
Having risen up out of the seat to see off Spurs with an goal and help at Wembley, Hazard’s initial strike implies he has now created focuses in six of his last seven league appearances.
That frame has taken him above Dele Alli into second spot in the FPL midfield standings and the Blues’ schemer looks a guaranteed target for some Wildcard rebuilding programs.
Risk has gotten 11 times before his own supporters – more than any FPL midfielder – and the calendar from Gameweek 36 onwards (MID, wba and WAT, SUN) looks unreasonably inviting to ignore.
The Chelsea striker throw away the current disquietude that brought him only two goals from the past ten, conveying his best count of the season and first double figure return at Stamford Bridge.
The second most exchanged out player for Gameweek 34, Costa was demonstrated the entryway by more than 136,000 FPL managers, just to net twice and give an aid a decided execution against the Saints.
Hazard remains the star fascination as a course into Conte’s attack, yet Costa – sitting in 29% of squads – can possibly damage non-owners on the off chance that he can expand on the previous evening’s yield.
He was the top exchange target overnight – drawing in more than 8,000 new owners.
Marcos Alonso, Gary Cahill
It’s 11 league matches without a clean sheet now for Chelsea.
However Alonso and Cahill keep on leading the FPL defender standings on account of their propensity for focuses at both ends of the pitch.
Exchanged out by more than 65,000 managers a week ago, the Spaniard teed up Cahill for the Blues’ second, taking his count to five goals and the same number of helps for the season.
While Alonso remains our Chelsea defender of decision over those positive fixtures, the Blues’ captain – who has likewise now scored on five events – could offer a bend over alternative for those hoping to utilize their Wildcard to stack up on the league pioneers for the keep running in.
Surprisingly favored on the privilege of the front three, Fabregas’ help for Costa’s goal kept up a noteworthy keep running of consistency at Stamford Bridge.
The playmaker has now created returns in eight of Chelsea’s last nine home league matches and has been named in the main XI in each of their last four at Stamford Bridge.
Given that the Blues play at home three times – against Middlesbrough, Watford and Sunderland – in the last trio of Gameweeks, Fabregas, at only 6.9 and claimed by 1%, could demonstrate a conventional, if regardless unsafe, differential.
The January marking provided the help for Southampton’s opener and keeps on engaging as a mid-value Wildcard alternative in front of their Double Gameweeks 36 and 37.
Gabbiadini now has four goals and an aid six outings, producing Points on four of those events. Subsequent to rising rapidly to 6.9, he now sits at only 6.4 and gloats just a 3% ownership.
Given that the Saints have home clashes against Hull City and Stoke City on either side of their consecutive doubles, interest in the Italian looks set to quicken. He was second just to Costa for moves in overnight.
A keep running of nine straight Gameweek begins arrived at an end as the Spaniard dropped to the bench for the Saints’ experience.
Pedro’s shape has scarcely been the most persuading – only a single aid six preceding the previous evening – yet in the wake of being named as a substitute in the end of the week container win Spurs, many anticipated that him would come back to Conte’s teamsheet.
He did in any event rise up out of the seat to procure a help and may well come back to the beginning XI at Goodison Park this end of the week. Yet, the questions now drifting over his pitch-time could well influence would-be suitors to stay away.
Before the previous evening, no outfield player had begun more league matches for Southampton this season than Redmond.
Named in the Saints’ first XI in 28 of the opening 31 Gameweeks, the winger was among the subs as Puel gave Sofiane Boufal the opportunity to inspire.
Having gotten three times in six preceding the previous evening, Redmond – at 5.9 – looked like offering a less expensive course into the Saints’ midfield than Dusan Tadic. However with James Ward-Prowse, at 5.0, beginning each of the last nine, the 6%-possessed Redmond could be best stayed away from.