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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. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Happy to have swapped captaincy now from Jimenèz to Richarlison 🙂

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

      Told ya 😉

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

    Man utd should buy AWB

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

      They only pay over the odds for mediocre players

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

      Just been thinking the same

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      *tottenham

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

      Hopefully they wont, AWB confirmed he is staying with us at least 🙂

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

      Awb should be more ambitious

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

    Klopp said Firmino will be fit for the Champions league final. Didn't know you needed to be fit to watch it on TV.

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

      Post the direct quote of that.

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

      Muscle Injury always risky. Glad i sold him last gw

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

      how come he played in the Barca first leg?

      did they risk it and aggregated teh injury?

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

        Played last 11 minutes
        Always risk of no show

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

    Five men out, one sending off and an OG.

    T'riffic.

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

      You might need to revisit the scoring mechanics. I'm sorry to be the one to have to tell you but that isn't terrific.

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

        Ba-dum pssh!

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

      Sorry to be the one who tells you, but none of those are good things. Sorry

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

        Oh good, my first attempt at this joke has now been added. Ffs.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          🙂

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

          Lol.

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

    Cardiff getting a hell lot of chances in 2nd half

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

      -1 to become -2

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Spice girls should have sung that.

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bringing Firmino in before Cardiff two weeks ago was one of the most sensible transfers with the worst luck since.

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Same here. Didn't get TAA as my 3rd Pool player to be able to bring in Firmino. That went well.

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      exactly same here, close call be\tween him and Salah and ended up with him. difference between inside 10k and now somewhere around 20k because i have to take hits next week cause of Son.

  7. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Son,Fanderson,Jimi,Wilson,Matip...2pts from 5 players...

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

      Owch...

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

      Is that an international match??

  8. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Didn't expect to see matip out tonight.

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

      Why?

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

      Why?

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

      Lovern this pun

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

      Not when they have the world's greatest defender to replace him.

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

      Always best to stick matip in

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

        You've been warned about that.

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

    Klopp's quote on Firmino was "we will see". What are people upset about?

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

      Agreed

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It is blind-ist.

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

      Excellent point. It's just the usual "woe is me" complaining nonsense.

    4. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      We will see doesn't say anything. It just says that he won't reveal anything. He said other things too, and Firmino playing in the CL suggested he was fit to play.

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

        So what's the problem?

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Him not being fit (most likely), which he didn't reveal.

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

      That quote was in response to whether Firmino would START against Newcastle.

      To not even be in the match day squad says he isn't even fit enough for 10-20 minutes so obviously Klopp knew he wouldn't be fit enough to start ahead of time.

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

        So?

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

    OMG Townsend

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

    Townsend goal 🙁

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

    TOWNSEND GOAL

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

    Great goal from Townsend

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

    Lowest rank since gameweek 4 on the cards after today. Only had Bennett who was essentially half a Doherty today despite CS. Dann punt doesn’t look like it will pay off. Should have maybe brought in Shaw.

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

      Typical scout cast useless punts

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

      Ah forgot liverpool are still to come. Need big things from my trio again!

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

      You’ve still got a great rank

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

    Who assit???

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

      Macca

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

    When does PVA relegate Cardiff?

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

    Please tell me it is Zaha or AwB assit

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

      Please tell Me it's a Dann or Mili assist

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

        Macca

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

    Townsend the relegator

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

    No Firmino at all I quit bye

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

      Major oof, that

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

      Of course you do.

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

    Why did the Son joke get deleted?

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

      Salty mod capped him?

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

      Bad spelling.

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

        I'll keep that in mind for future

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

      Coz the ref doesn't like bibimbaps

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

    Gutted Kelly's OG costing me 18 points!

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

      Yikes! And I thought Son - 2 was bad

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

      How many Palace defenders have you got?

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

        Keeper AWB and Kelly to allow Mane Hazard Son Sterling
        Jiminez Kun Rashford

        Working out well so far haha

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

    I love that McArthur gets awarded an assist for something like that.

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

      Indeed, Townsend ran the whole of the pitch to score after that pass, but yeah rules are rules 🙂

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

    Did anyone ever refer to PVA as "the relegator"?

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

      Sounds like a Jason Statham movie

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

        Denzel Washington rather

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

      Yes, when he played for Sunderland

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

    Origi pun is failing horribly. 2 Firmino no show in a row and he's still not getting a start

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

      It was a mistake on your part Origi-nally to get him

      Now that’s a pun

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

      Do you Origret it?

      That's my best Origi pun

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

      Terrible punt to be fair when he is competing with Sturridge and Klopp could also decide to play neither and stick in a extra midfielder

  25. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    So, everyone get on the sell Son train I suppose?
    Who's everyone thinking apart from Liverpool and City mids?

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

      I am gonna do Jiménez + Son -> Agüero + 4.7 (-4)

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

      Guess most will go Pogba

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

      Not considering many other than potential city mid - BSilva straight swap or Sterling if I downgrade elsewhere.

      Other than that maybe the likes of Milivojevic/Towsend, could punt on Redmond or Deulo too

      Mane Pogba Hazard _____ Hojbjerg are my mids

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

      Martial if fit or else I going for Redmond

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

      Bilva, sterling or pogba

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

      Thinking third city player. One of the silvas

    7. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I’ll wait, money not important now

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

    Goal line clearance from Macca

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

    Meyer coming on for Ayew

  28. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Redmond (HUD) or Townsend (BOU) next GW?

    1. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      first

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

      Tough one eh?

      Redmond sounds like he was unlucky not to score today. May go for him if it comes down to those two. Probably prefer BSilva rn though

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

    People thinking Klopp has a duty to tell them if a player isn’t fit 😀 It’s not as though he said he WAS fit