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

    Who to bring in for the last GW?

    A) Mitrovic H NEW
    B) Sane A BHA
    C) Bilva A BHA
    D) Dilva A BHA
    E) Pogba H CAR
    F) Moura H EVE
    G) Zaha H BOU

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Depends on other results this week ofc, but E) or G)

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

        Cheers!

        Zaha would be for Jimi and play Højbjerg.

        Pogba would be for Son and play Jimi

        1. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I'd be tempted to bring in Pogba for Son in that case, more of an upgrade.

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

      C or G.

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

    If you had to play one out of Doherty, Jota or Jimenez next vs vs Liv - who would it be?

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

      Jota

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

      Jota

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

      It’s got to be Jim - he loves playing the top 6. I may have to play 2 of them

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

        Injuries and son have made it so I need to play them all..

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

      I'm on Jota

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

      Jota

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

      Jimi I guess, chance of nicking on the counter and on pens...sometimes.

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

      Jim

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

      I’m thinking Jim too - also in case NES changes formation for Liverpool (unlikely but who knows)

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

      Have both, playing Jimi as better stats away.

    10. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Jimmy

  3. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best Son replacement for £8.6m or lower?

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

      Pogboom

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

      Bilva/Dilva/Pogba

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

      Redmond?

  4. Al Moon Yeah
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/39250/event/37 My team. Now I know Klopp will bench Matip and Rashfor will be on the bench tommorrow. So this is season over for me. At one pt I was 100pts ahead in my minileagues and all that has been absorbed by 3 players I didn't own who seem to get hauls and max bps every week: Jota, Doherty, Laporte. Meanwhile Son Pogba Kolasinac have amassed a whopping red card and 3 goals conceded per match since. I give up, not gonna even transfer son out.

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

      Rashford will start tomorrow

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

      Rashford won’t be on the bench

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

      You’ll get Kelly points regardless of Rash benching btw (assuming you are right about Matip)

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

    Both my potential Rashford replacements in Arnie and Zaha doing well. Wish Ole had just ruled him out now!

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

      Rash will outscore them over the 2 weeks

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

    Everyone seems to think Newcastle going to cause an upset but I actually think Pool will get possibly their biggest win of the season. Strange!

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

      Cagey game. 1-1 or 0-1

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

      Newcastle are no Huddersfield

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

      Newcastle haven't lost their last home game since 2011

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

      Even if Newcastle want to, Rafa won't let it happen.

    5. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      0-1 to Liverpool

      Robbo unassisted goal

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

        Taa assist
        Robbo goal
        😉

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

      New have conceded less goals than Ars, Utd and Lei overall. Home form is defensively even stronger.

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

        "conceded less goals than Ars.." 😀

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

      Not everybody but some do. Check out stats leading up to this game. You maybe want to rethink the biggest win of the season comment.

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

      no way.. 1 win in 11 years at St James'. I don't think even think Liverpool will win (unfortunately)

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

        Which is bizzare, because it weren't long ago that Newcastle were leaking goals for fun

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

          Your predictions are on a par with the standard of your grammar.

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

            *bizarre

            There you go

    9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      This is no Huddersfield

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

    AWB class.

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

    Lineup time next 5 mins 😉

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

    Ward inches wide

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Good for him.

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

    Cmon ref! Need that Mili penalty

  11. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Think Sterling will start this GW?

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

      City have nothing else to play for other than the PL title

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

        FA Cup is so devalued, these days

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

      He will start and score a brace as my captain

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

        Hope so too! And my differential in my MLs

    3. Numb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Oh yes

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

    Leicester winning the league 15/16 is like Brighton winning the league next season...madness

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Perhaps they will.

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

      I would say that this Brighton side has much worse players than that Leicester side had at the start of that season.

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

      They where only promoted from the Championship in 2014 aswell

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

    The Holy trinity start! BLOODBATH time

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

      ?? There is no firminio

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

        TAA, Salah & Mane

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

      SMS

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

      You mean TAA, VVD and Robbo ofc

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

      You are being extremely optimistic.

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

        I'm trying to troll myself into some good luck

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

          Clutching at straws I'm afraid if you believe in superstition.

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

      Cult?

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

    No Matip
    No Firmino

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

    World’s best defender and VVD in defence

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

      AWB?

  16. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Sturridge 🙁

  17. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Salah with 2 fast goals on pen while Milner is still on the bench? 🙂

  18. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Why dont klopp give Shaq some gametime instead of gini last match or studge now

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think he has lost faith in him. His work ethic is abysmal.

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

      Crosses and corners up his sleeve

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

      He got some game time in January when they lost 11 points or something.

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

      This

  19. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bought Firmino first time all season two gameweeks ago.

    Hate him!

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

      It's Klopp you should hate for lying about his injury.

  20. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I bought MKelly instead of Diop.

    Played.

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

      Same here. Nearly got another, there.

  21. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Salah (C), Mané & VVD LETS GO!

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

    No Bobby. Oh well, over to you Deulofeeueuuuoeueuueu

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

    Come on, Cardiff: bring down townsend in the area!

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

    Do not trust Klopp's pressers anymore.

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Why?

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

        Lied about TAA's injury and now this Firmino BS.

        1. Marvin III
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          How did he lie?

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

            Read the FFS tweets.

            And keeping in mind that if Firmino isn't even fit enough for the bench then Klopp must've known he wouldn't be fit enough to start.

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

      Supersub Shelvey

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

    Let's go Ayoze Perez! Tear up those clean sheets!

  26. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cheers for that vague Firmino update, Flopp.

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

      He's been a lying tw*t this season for sure.

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

      It's rather naive to think that managers are going to be consistently transparent regarding the fitness of their best players.

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

        Rubbish.

        Managers are generally transparent about the FITNESS of their players, but not about ROTATION and their specific line-ups.

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

          That really is naive.

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

    Kelly really hates Brighton, could of almost been a second own goal 😀

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

    Why are the goal keepers in women’s football so bad?

    This West Ham keeper has been to world cups and in England squad. It beggars belief

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      *Misogynist

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

        Pathetic comment.

        I’m specifically talking about goal keepers. The standard of women’s football has hugely improved in recent years....except the goal keeping

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

      I watched a bit of women’s MOTD last week and the West Ham keeper picked the ball up outside the area, red card.

      Arsenal keeper also picked up a back pass 6 yards from goal. Indirect free kick then got smashed in.

      Goalkeeping is the biggest difference between men’s and women’s football.