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‘Relegator’ van Aanholt benched for Cardiff’s crucial survival test

Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) has been named on the bench for Crystal Palace ahead of their trip to Cardiff City.

The left-back has earned a reputation for relegating teams from the Premier League in recent years but will have to come on as substitute if he wishes to do the same today.

This is not the first time that van Aanholt has been left out of the starting XI in recent weeks, with Joel Ward (£4.3m) coming in for him against Arsenal in Gameweek 35.

He has been named at left-back today, alongside Scott Dann (£4.4m), Martin Kelly (£3.9m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m).

In more advanced positions, Roy Hodgson has opted for an overload of attacking players.

Even without Christian Benteke (£6.3m) in the side, there are still three forwards taking to the field.

Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m), Jordan Ayew (£5.7m) and Michy Batshuayi (£6.2m) are all in the side, with the latter two playing up front as a strike-pairing.

The Fantasy interest in Cardiff continues to be low, with Neil Etheridge (£4.6m) their only asset with more than 5% ownership.

Of particular note is the fact that FPL midfielder Danny Ward (£4.3m) makes his first start up front of 2019.

Bobby Reid (£5.2m) and Josh Murphy (£4.8m) also come into the side for Cardiff.

Cardiff City XI: Etheridge; Bennett, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Peltier; Gunnarsson, Camarasa; Murphy, Reid, Mendez-Laing; Ward.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka; Zaha, Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend; Ayew, Batshuayi.

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  1. Distinctly Average
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Score predictions?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      2-0
      0-0

      1. Distinctly Average
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cardiff to win? Have to say I can see a palace mauling.

        Cardiff have to go at palace, I can see zaha going nuts today with all the counter attacks they’re bound to have

  2. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Did the Premier League not consider the amount domestic disputes a 19:45 kick off on Saturday would cause?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It’s fairly common though.

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        It is?

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Yeah domestic disputes happen everywhere

      2. Pras Scott Talent
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes Domestic disputes are

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Only affects casuals

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    TC Son has to be the worst thing I’ve seen.

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Tbh of all the recent fixtures and Spurs form, that was a poor decision.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      On balance Id say TC Sane in a dgw where both Kun and Sterling hit was probably a more horrid experience

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Those Sane TC’ers must be feeling a bit better now

  4. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    3-0. Zaha hat trick.

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      on the wings

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Fingers crossed

  5. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Jota non owners should buy lottery tickets today

    1. Retro
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Never considered him. Don't actually even know what he looks like. But ok, if I was lucky he didn't score, I'll take the luck and run!

    2. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Why?

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      .63 xG

      Not really

  6. marquinhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Son replacements then?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bilva/Pogba

    2. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Pogba
      Bilva

      1. marquinhos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        sounds good ; fancy Pogba but will see how he does today

    3. Tsssst
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What if you're maxed on city and have Pogba

      1. Distinctly Average
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Milli

    4. wernerhedgehog
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      this is going to sound really odd...but I might do Sane

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    4/4 home wins to nil so far.

    Could we see 10/10?

  8. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    The number 1 ranked player had a mare of a week!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      68 point cushion should be enough.

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes noticed that. He needed it.

    2. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      3rd has TC Kun. Could be big.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        With added Salah.

      2. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Can you imagine the nerves when your ranked 1st. I can barely handle the mini league battles 🙂

  9. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which team to win LMS?

    a) TAA + Laporte + Sterling(c)
    b) Ryan + Laporte + Salah + Aguero + 10
    c) Ryan + Kolasinac + Laporte + Sterling + Zaha + Aguero + 4
    d) Ryan + TAA + Sterling + Mane + Rashford + 8

    1. Manani
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      b

    2. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C

    3. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      D

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      d

    5. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      a

    6. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C

    7. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      a) had Lloris and Redmond.
      Something like a) 8% b) 35% c) 30% d) 27%

    8. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      You are the winner TM for organising it

  10. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Doherty is an FPL legend

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Him and Rubber saving my game week tbh

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Don't think I've owned Rubber this season

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Jonny

  11. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Now I hope Pogba doesn't start - Doherty first on bench

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      You benched Doherty at home against Fulham?

      Hate to say it, but you sort of deserve that ha

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      You don’t deserve Doherty points

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Playing TAA, Robertson and Laporte. No room for Doherty.

        1. FPL DONKEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I played all four of them and benched Wilson

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            If I played Doherty it would have meant benching one of Son, Pogba, Jimenez, Sterling, Mane, Aguero or Jota. wasn't going to happen.

            1. Distinctly Average
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Probably should’ve benched son mate...

            2. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Should’ve benched Son 😉

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            You wouldn’t have done that if you knew Spurs were going down to 9 men!

  12. Distinctly Average
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    How much will Doherty cost next season?

    Surely 5.5 or more

    1. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      5.5m

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      5.5

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        6

  13. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Jota reclassified as a ST next year on FPL? Straight in my team if he's a MF 7.5m or cheaper

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Probably 6.5m striker

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Would love 7m MF but yeah he should really be classified as a ST

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If he stopped missing so many good chances he would be essential

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Slightly outperforming expectation this season

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      7.0 striker IMO

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      There’s the Europe problem with Wolves next season. Great quality but no great depth to the squad - add in all those extra fixtures and ....

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes I. Not getting any Wolves at the start

  14. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    What’s a good score currently do we think if you’ve had 6 players play?

    Top 10k average currently 11.7 from 4.4 players

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      11.7 x 6/4.4

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That’s not true though is it - we aren’t going to get the same number of red cards

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Add 3 to that then.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Sounds sensible - thanks

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Depends what players they are and who the equivalents are. Can't say until everyone has played.

  15. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    My only saving grace is that the current no.1 in the world doesn't have Hazard, need a big game from him now

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Aiming for winning the game?

      1. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        With a bit of luck, yes. My team is nicely set for the final gameweek

        1. Distinctly Average
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Isn’t your rank like 1.9k?

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            No, you are mistaken.. I'm 900k overall

            1. Distinctly Average
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              All up for grabs then! 😉 GL

        2. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          It's been 'your year' since FPL was invented, so you're due.

        3. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Good luck, Haz could be huge!

  16. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Overall leader should have played bench boost. Why he benched Doherty? Fraser maybe but Doherty?

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bit difficult when you've already used BB

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Drop which defender?

    3. Captain Hindsight
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Are you trying to put me out of a job?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        2 browsers?

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I’ve not seen you comment on what a superb pick Digne was yet

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Ha!

      4. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Well he should have played Doherty for one of the attackers or even instead of Laporte. Vardy might nick one

      5. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Captain Hindsight yo ma maaan 🙂 that comment amused me

    4. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If only they’d taken more advice from you they might be...

      Oh wait...

  17. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Come on you Palace!

  18. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Camarasa brace plz

  19. Distinctly Average
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Almost a 40 second goal

  20. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Yeah was close.

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Did Fraser & Boruc (Ryan other keeper) to Jota & Guaita for -4.

    Time for Guaita to rub salt in the wounds and concede more than 1!

  22. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Interesting if we do score a first goal, Cardiff going to have to push everyone forward. Like our experimental line up, prefer Townsend and Zaha cutting in from the wings.

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If palace score in the first half I think it’ll be an absolute rout

  23. blauriecon
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A) Salah and Long
    B) Pogba and Firmino

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      This week or next?

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Depends on midweek.

  24. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    lol Booing Wilf, get over it.

  25. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    To the two who said I don't deserve Doherty's points for benching him, who would you have benched out of this lot? -

    Son, Pogba, Jimenez, Sterling, Mane, Aguero, Jota

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son got -2 so prob all him as Doherty got 12

    3. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son

    4. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It's easy with hindsight guys. If I could predict Sons red card I'd be winning FPL.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Are you sure because you can’t be that good as you benched Doherty over son who got -2

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          OR 4k so not too shabby. Beating you by 22,000 places.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            So you aren’t even number 1 seems like you wasted 38 weeks

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              I see your best is 20k. If you ever reach the top 10k we'll talk.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 4 months ago

                I see you’re fun at parties

      2. Distinctly Average
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Genuinely, don’t take it to heart buddy. It’s a joke.

        Just have to chalk it up as a bad decision and move on.

        In all seriousness I probably would’ve hedged my bets and benched one of jota/Jimenez in exchange for Doherty.

        Son’s red card was completely out of character, nobody would’ve predicted it. GL for next week

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Cheers, you too.

    5. MTPockets
        1 year, 4 months ago

        doherty

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Thanks. Made sense on paper.

      • TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Son clearly - you’d have gained 14 points if you had

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Yeah but decision has to be made before games are played, remember?

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Good players manage to make the right decisions

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              See above.

          2. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Lol I know - just joking.

            I’d have benched Doherty too with that team. Your team looked awesome for this week.

            It’s what makes FPL all the more maddening!

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              True. This season has given me grey hairs...

      • Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Eh? What’s your full team? Ie who are the 3x defenders you played before him?

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Robertson, TAA and Laporte.

          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Tough.. Depends what your aim is. OR or ML’s at this point.

            As a pessimist I would have benched TAA as a Newcastle goal could be crushing right now. Spread the risk.

            Who knows maybe one of those will be benched.

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Maybe.

    6. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I hope Firmino starts ffs

    7. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      RCB being RCB. They should twin with Spurs...

    8. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Looks like Camarasa can not continue

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Leandro bacuna comes on

      2. Distinctly Average
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Poor guy is made of glass isn't he

    9. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Camarasa injured 🙁

    10. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think Son > Redmond could be the move, Redmond is rubbish of course but had a few chances today even after coming on at HT, should get plenty home to Hudds.

      1. Distinctly Average
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Do you think he’ll start?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I think so, they'll want to win their final game at home and he's first choice, they weren't exactly impressive today with the rotation.

          1. Distinctly Average
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            As a son owner I could very well be looking in his direction as a replacement. This is music to my ears