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Kelly starts again as Gameweek 15 gets underway

The first midweek Gameweek of the season is underway as Crystal Palace host Bournemouth.

Their match kicks off at the unorthodox time of 19:30 GMT as Amazon Prime broadcast the Premier League for the first time.

It means that their team sheet has dropped 45 minutes before Burnley and Manchester City’s as they kick off at 20:15 GMT at Turf Moor.

The key piece of Fantasy news so far is that Martin Kelly (£4.1m) has started for the second Crystal Palace match in a row after an injury to Joel Ward (£4.5m).

That suggests that the defender will hold down the right-back berth for the upcoming run of positive fixtures in the place of Ward – good news indeed.

The only change made to Roy Hodgson’s side following their 2-0 win at Burnley sees Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) come in for Scott Dann (£4.3m), which may also boost the Eagles’ clean sheet potential.

Meanwhile, Dominic Solanke (£5.3m) starts up-front for Bournemouth, alongside Callum Wilson (£7.6m).

Harry Wilson (£6.0m) and Arnaut Danjuma (£5.8m) have been selected on the flanks of a 4-4-2, consigning Ryan Fraser (£6.9m) to the bench.

At Turf Moor, Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) comes in for Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) in the Manchester City attack.

While Fantasy managers are usually left somewhat perplexed by Pep Guardiola’s tactical decisions, it’s Sean Dyche, typically a 4-4-2 no changes man, who has named a pragmatic line-up.

Burnley have fielded a 4-5-1 featuring a midfield trio of Jack Cork (£5.0m), Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m) and Danny Drinkwater (£4.4m) behind centre-forward Chris Wood (£6.2m)

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Kelly; Townsend, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur; Zaha, Ayew.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Rico, Mepham, Aké, A Smith; H Wilson, Lerma, Billing, Danjuma; C Wilson, Solanke.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Drinkwater, Hendrick, Cork, Lennon; Wood

Man City XI: Ederson; Angelino, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Walker; de Bruyne, D Silva, Rodrigo; Sterling, Jesus, B Silva.

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2,362 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Will of course wait but how do these transfers sound?

    Janmaat & Mount
    To
    Kelly & Tielemans (Max 6.9m)

    For free, thanks

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      just do janmaat to kelly.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  2. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed:
    Can’t really decide on KDB, first half he was really good playing as CAM, CF or a winger while in the second one rather as CDM or even in def...ofc Sterling wasted his assist also.
    Overall, isn’t his price too high compering to likes of Son or Dele? Goals will probably come from long shoots which won’t happen every week and with assists it can be like today?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Don't overthink it. He's the just scored 2 in 2 in the previous games.

      Set and forget.

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Was unlucky not to have 1-2 assist today. I'm monitoring, but keeping for now.

    3. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I am considering KDB to Alli

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Hold him, happy to have him as only city asset currently

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        same thinking here. except d silva is an option.as well instead of kdb

    5. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I’m keeping for sure.

      Looked really threatening today & could easily have scored and assisted.

    6. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Maybe you are right mates, can settle on Auba Hayden to Mousset Son

    7. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      For what it’s worth I took him out last week and I’m regretting it. Convinced myself the fixtures aren’t great and others will outscore. I may be proved right but it will cost me An extra £0.7 to get him back In again.

  3. pumpkinhead
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Jammy auto subs incoming this gw!

  4. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Pope to Hendo looking good. Anyone considering KDB to Alli(have son though and no Pullisic)

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I have Son, not gonna hesitate getting Alli too for cheeky double up.

    2. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Assuming you have lunds, are you ok with sheff defensive double??

      Not tempted by guita?

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        I have done lund-hendo double up already this week. Now considering Son-Alli double up

  5. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Got away with one there. 4 goals and no involvement from sterling or de bruyne.

    De bruyne still looks the one to own though.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      This - no investment at all and only a 21k red arrow

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Ouch, you’ve benched Rico’s 9 pointer

  6. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Early thoughts, want palace defence ideally! 2ft 0.0itb

    Pope
    Taa soy Lund
    Mane kdb son pulisic
    Vardy Abraham jimi

    Button tomori rico dendo

    A) tomori to kelly
    B) tomori to kelly, pope to Guaita (bench kelly most weeks to avoid double up, not sure there’s a better 4.3 defender)

  7. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Sterling to Son or Dele now looking tempting

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Hell Sterling to Cantwell does too

  8. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    The great thing about this time of year is that there are so many games to pick up points in.....

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      glass half full I see

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      And yet every gameweek I am left feeling robbed - it’s been a Truly bizarre season - Almost every time you make a logical decision the extreme opposite happens (eg Rico 9 points today)

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Have the exact cash to do Sterling, KDB to Mané, Son for -4.

    Should I do it?

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Before Man Utd home??

    2. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I’d get in Alli instead of Son

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Already have Alli

    3. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Put down the crack pipe

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Probably just sterling to mane

  10. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Who is the 3rd commentator there? Martinez, Shearer and......?

    1. Istanbul 05
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      De Jong

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        THAT'S IT! It was doing my head in

  11. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    So hold zaha or get grealish in early?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Look at Zaha fixtures

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Grealish

    3. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Unfair to judge Zaha on that. They had to change tactics when they lost a man early on

  12. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    What are the odds of a pulisic price rise and no price drop for Tammy tonight?

    I’m planning to do mount=>pulisic but would be priced out of Tammy if i have to pay 0.1 extra for pulisic

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Nil. Just get him if you want him.

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Depends how FPL towers are feeling tonight

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Tammy has been due a drop the last few nights and hasn't gone so think something might be going on. Doubt many will be bringing in Pulisic tonight.

    4. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Pulisic at 96 to rise and Tammy at 100 to drop I would say both are likely to happen.

  13. markus808
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    FUN FACT: No clean sheet for Liverpool at home in 14 matches (all competitions)

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      So you are saying they are due?

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Hard to keep a CS when you play with just two defenders....I don’t think Klopp is overly concerned though,

      1. markus808
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        That is very true, I like his dynamic philosophy, he is result-oriented not goals or clean-sheets

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      7 PL home games, 7 goals conceded. 1 and one only conceded every single fixture.

    4. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I wouldn't bet on it but against Everton I think it is 50% likely, bookies offer 1.65 odds for Everton to score though. So everybody is expecting the trend to continue.

    5. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Got both full backs for the attacking returns though

  14. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    The way clean sheets have been spread this season, selecting my three playing defenders by the roll of a dice, probably would have been more effective, than most other methods of selection.

  15. Ibra
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    After first day of this gw I have 5 points and 15 points on the bench. Looks like this will be superb gw for me.

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      rico & who on bench?

      1. Ibra
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Kelly

  16. Totti
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    percentage of pulisic being benched?

  17. jez_wright
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Reckon these are good moves? Can do this GW for a hit or wait till next

    Heaton + Tomori + Tielemans -> McCarthy + Kelly + Alli

  18. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Am I the only one thinking of doing Pope to Ryan? 🙂
    Pope has 8 'difficult' games on the standard ticker up to gw30. Ryan has 2.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Guaita was the man you should have gone for. Ryan an acceptable second

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        suspension and injuries now

  19. tomasjj
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    kelly and rico raking the points in on my bench

  20. UpAndAway
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Interestingly, Crystal Palace hasn't kept a CS without Martin Kelly this season. He has played in all 5 of them. Super value when we know he's playing.

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Tonight was all about Bournemouth's toothless attack.

  21. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    scores on the doors?

    0 from 2 for me 🙁

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      4 from 2. Pope and Zaha. Only 2 "bad" fixtures for Pope though...

  22. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    how hyped zaha was this morning, is the opposite of how hyped zaha is now

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Do you know where the fixture ticker is?

    2. Dirty Harry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Red card didn't help the narrative

  23. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Rico owners buying lotto tickets right now

    1. Dirty Harry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Ofcourse top of my mini league has him getting auto subbed. Probably why he is at the top

  24. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Do you people still think Guaita will be better than Hendo considering supension/injuries?

  25. davies
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Keep Rico or Tomori?

  26. Das Boot
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Realised at 19:30 last night I had missed the cut off point and realised I hadn't made my changes and hadn't captained Vardy.

    Can you imagine my despair...........

    I had left it on Mane instead. Thank you Sadio lad.