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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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606 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Has Zaha scored?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What's the score?

    2. the german
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes. 9 this season.

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Get in

    4. Distinctly Average
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep

    5. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      unfortunately

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Zaha lively

    1. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lively. adjective (FPL): Has not scored or assisted

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I can sense Zaha getiing a pen and Mili score

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      YC more likely.

    2. Distinctly Average
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Surely Luca has to miss one at some point haha?

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He already has this season.

        1. Distinctly Average
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Very true. One more to come I feel

  4. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Will the new Bournemouth GK be added to FPL?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      yes

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Well it would be a bit shoddy if he doesn’t get added to recieve his rightful 3 baps. Other players get added after appearing for the first time dunno why he hasn’t

  5. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ouch, Camarasa crocked?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sadly big shame if that’s the end for him he has been so good this year I hope he comes to West Ham

  6. Slouch87
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Newcastle a tasty 9/1 to beat Pool. Not bad for a side who has won 6 out of their last 7 at home . Pool have lost 4 of their last 7 away to Newcastle.
    Looks like value to me.

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Newcastle are done for the season. Pool haven't lost to a non top 6 club since January 2018. Plus Rafa wouldn't mind giving his old club a helping hand.

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        The point of the post is value and stats back this up . Most seem to assume that Pool win this easily . There is no way Rafa will give Pool a helping hand.

    2. Distinctly Average
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Got to be worth a tenner, surely? 😉

  7. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I feel for my rival who bench boosted with ryan, duffy, peltier, camarasa 😉

    1. Distinctly Average
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That was never going to end well

  8. Distinctly Average
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who’s been your favourite fpl player this season?

    Not necessarily in terms of pure points, maybe somebody dependable, an underdog who’s surpassed expectations, somebody exciting to watch, or just someone who you “like” to see succeed.

    Have to say AWB has to be up there for me. Brilliant to see a local lad impressing the way he has this season, and 4.0m was an absolute steal

    1. DV8R
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Robbo

      The only player in my team that I've had since GW1.

      1. Distinctly Average
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hard to argue against that, ridiculous points tally for a defender

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Only didn't have him during GW32, FH week.

    2. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Doherty

      1. Distinctly Average
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Also up there for me

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Robbo, Sterling Doherty AWB

      Can't pick just one

      1. Distinctly Average
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        For some reason I just don’t like sterling. I’ve owned him for large parts of the season, and he’s bagged me some amazing points tallies. I just don’t like him. No idea why tbh haha

    4. Forza Papac
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Fraser and Robertson. Because they're Scottish and not shite.

      1. Distinctly Average
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Brilliant.

        Weird to think I’ve never owned Fraser this season. Even crazier in hindsight when I see his points tally!

    5. The Red Devil
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Jimenez

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    ZAHAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAA GOALLL

  10. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    WILLFFFFF! goal!

  11. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bye bye Cardiff 🙁

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I say thee NAY!

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not over yet!

  12. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Good job booing Wilf Cardiff fans 😀

  13. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    IT WAS OBVIOUS

  14. Mweene
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thank God for Doherty.

    My transfer this week was Guaita. Go on lad!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Awh

  15. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thanks KELLY!

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Good news for Laca Captainers.. Brighton will be on da beach tomorrow

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Oops

  17. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kelly does not like Brighton! lol 😀

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Haha! Down with the seaweed.

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Peltier clean sheet gone 🙁

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      And now Guaita clean sheet gone, you couldn't write it lol

  19. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    OGG 1-1

  20. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kelly hate Brighton LOL

  21. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kelly first on the bench. All depends on fantasy gods now

  22. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Well, shite me.

  23. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kelly, you nelly.

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    The amount of people that were talking about bringing in budget-friendly Kelly.

    Oof!

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Brighton friendly Kelly, more like.

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Haha I did Duffy to Kelly to fund Eriksen to Hazard.

      Kelly nailed to my bench though so it's nae bother really

  25. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Gahhhh dammit Zaha. At leat I benched Kelly though 😆

    COME ON CARDIFF

  26. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone got any of them FPL points?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      15 post BAPS, nobody in this (which sucks as ML rival has zaha 🙁 ) but mane robbo later

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hoping Salah and Hazard will deliver

  27. Jacky boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lol so much support for cardiff here to see brighton get relegated
    Dgw effect

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wee bit 😆

      Cardiff a bit more exciting to watch recently too though

  28. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Batsman!!

  29. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ugh Batman Begins

  30. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    BATSUYAYIIII