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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.

606 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Distinctly Average
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ok, now they’re finished

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

    9 from 5 any good?

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

      I’ve got 18 from 6 but 12 of those are from 1 player!

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

    Who scored

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

      Batsman!

  4. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Wowsers this week can't get any worse Son and AWB owner transfered Salah out for Hazard and rival has Zaha

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    buggerrrrr

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    It was between Digne, Doherty and Shaw. Of course I got Shaw!

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I got Dann. Could be worse. Kelly or Van Arnoult owners

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

      I feel you. I was choosing between doing Kola to TAA or Duffy to Digne. Went with the former; looks like I made a mistake ATM, but I guess we'll see what happens

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

    Ayew Assist
    Batman Goal

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    damn Cardiff are worse then huddersfield, united assets is a must gw 38

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

    388 - Minutes of Premier League football played before the first away goal of the gameweek. Distant.

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

    This is scary as Non CPL player owner 🙁

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Well I also brought in Dann. Wouldn’t be scared of that. At least I didn’t bring in Kelly

  11. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Batshu finally deliveres but who got that assist?

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

      Ayew

  12. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Thank you so much Martin Kelly... Sorry AWB and other Palace defender owners but ml rival owns AWB and I really needed that Cardiff equaliser 🙂

  13. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Laca and Auba braces incoming against Brighton tomorrow now

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

      Don't jinx it!

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

    I guess i need to get united assets for GW 38 then

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

      Triple Saints vs Huddersfield the priority

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

        saints are on the beach already, 0-1 huddersfield

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Probably a 1-1

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

        ...except they all got benched today

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

    Guaita is quality

  16. Lord Tachanka
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Brought in PVA for Doherty for a hit.

    Next year I’ll make near dead team and only change players for injury or suspension.

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

      that was stupid.

    2. Slouch87
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Of course you will.

  17. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    How's that Scott Dann stats coming along?

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

      Better than PVA as it stands

  18. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ings injured ?

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

    Cardiff playing everybody forward and too much space for CPL attackers

  20. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I own Etheridge and AWB and was expecting a 0-0 25 minutes ago. What a disaster.

  21. Our Tiny Servant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Son (-2), Boruc (0) and Kelly (-1) really getting me off to a good start!

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That was supposed to be the ‘oh no’ emoji!

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

      At least you will get a GK from the bench right?

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I’m on bench boost HAHA!

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          ha! even worse! Who is in your team?

          1. Our Tiny Servant
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Leno Boruc
            Kola Doherty TAA Shaw Kelly
            Sterling Mane Son Bilva Hayden
            Firmino Aubameyang Jiminez

            No start for Firmino either so added misery.

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

        They played Boruc over whoever that is, so that is probably not terribly reassuring.

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      You are on course for a record minus score total this week if you keep it up 🙂

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

    As if

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

      ?

  23. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Looks like theres many more goals in this game with Cardiff having to push and palace great on the counter.. hopefully zaha can get a couple more.

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Without a doubt at least another 2 goals

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Amen

  24. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    2 fts, is this obvious move?
    Son/jiminez
    out for
    aguero/hojberg

    Gunn
    Laporte - taa - robbo
    Sterling - Salah - jwp - jota
    Vardy - kun - gray

    jota could be Doherty or hojberg taking last spot in team

  25. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A third consecutive century looking very unlikely...

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

      I only need another 90 points

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        😀

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        😆

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Lol
      Half century is great this gw.

  26. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Zaha scored a goal 😮
    Nice differential. Is he looking lively ?? Can do with another one

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

      Very lively. 2 more attacking returns not unrealistic imo

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        😮
        Cheers mate !!
        Great to hear that

  27. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Zaha Captain next GW? Bournemouth’s away form alone makes him worthy.

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

      Palace home form counters it though maybe?

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

      Can currently do Jim for Zaha.

      Think this will be transfer de jour

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

      But Bournemouth won 5-0 away vs Brighton recently

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

    Wait, Harvey Elliot is 16.

    What a hero. 3rd on bench, bargain.

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

      Youngest player to play in PL pretty nice achievement

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

    Doherty, Jota, Jimenez, Gray, Dunk

    Now with that Son red card, I’ve got to play 2 of them next week or take a -4/-8

    Thoughts?!

  30. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    -1 from 3 😆 😆 😆

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

      Hate to break it to you but you’ve actually had 4 play

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

        You have to laugh, don't you?

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

          I own Doherty so I’m on 18 from 6 - otherwise I’d be 6 from 5!

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

      Sorry ... -1 from 4. I miscounted!

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

      Close to 500K

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

      2 (-4 = -2) from 3, and in dire shape for the final GW..