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Zaha and Lamptey fit to feature as Mitchell keeps his place at left-back

Crystal Palace face Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park in the second of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday.

Kick-off in the M23 derby is at 14:00 BST.

All four of the players who have double-digit ownerships from these two teams start this afternoon.

Three of them were doubts for this fixture, be it through injury or rotation risk.

Tyrick Mitchell (£4.2m) sees off the challenge of Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) at left-back for now, with the fit-again Dutchman only among the substitutes.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) and Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) were both flagged with injuries in Fantasy Premier League but the pair are passed fit to feature.

Mathew Ryan (£4.5m), Albion’s most-owned FPL asset, is between the posts again as expected.

Crystal Palace have made four changes in all to the side that were thrashed by Chelsea before the international break.

Gary Cahill (£4.5m) is back after a long-term lay-off and replaces Mamadou Sakho (£4.5m) at centre-half, while Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) is in for Eberechi Eze (£5.9m) down the Eagles’ left flank.

Jordan Ayew (£5.8m) isn’t in the Palace squad, so Michy Batshuayi (£5.8m) joins Zaha in a two-man attack.

The injured James McCarthy (£4.5m) is replaced by Jairo Riedewald (£4.4m) in the middle of the park, while new signing Nathaniel Clyne (£4.5m) is on the bench.

Brighton make two changes to the team that lost 4-2 against Everton last time out.

Dan Burn (£4.4m) and Adam Lallana (£6.3m) come into the visitors’ starting XI, with Steven Alzate (£4.5m) and Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) dropping to the bench – possibly as a result of their exertions with their respective countries over the international break.


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Mitchell, Cahill, Kouyaté, J Ward; Schlupp, McArthur, Riedewald, Townsend; Zaha, Batshuayi.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White; Burn, Bissouma, Lallana, Lamptey; Trossard, Maupay, March.

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1,152 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Podence -> Grealish
    B) Podence -> Zaha
    C) Mitro -> DCL

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C without hesitation

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      At this point Mitro to Chris Smalling would be considered a good move

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Penalty miss is such a swing though, could easily have goten a return today

    3. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A or B Mitro has two home games

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Including WestBrom

  2. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    hi how are you all?

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Good thanks mate, and yourself?

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      i don't really care

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This escalated quickly

    3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hey.

  3. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Brighton looking threatening? Or is the Palace cleanie looking good right now?

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

      CS looking good
      you know Palace likes 1-0

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It's all Brighton.

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Brighton not looking like scoring, but still ages to go.

  4. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I swear if Mitchell keeps another cleansheet and he's on my bench...

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It will be a fair representation of this season

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can't see it.

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      he will.. on my bench too

    4. Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Clean sheet likely as he could be hooked around 60 mins for PVA.

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sums up my season having played Brewster ahead of him.

  5. muc1999
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    This game is nothing but poxy luck

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      This game is 100% luck

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nono. 98% luck.

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Everyone with a higher OR than me is lucky. Everyone below me are numpties. Right now, I'd agree that most players are just lucky.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Hello - numpty here. What's it like up there?

          1. muc1999
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Numpty u are not old man

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If you keep changing your team and they gain points then that can't be luck. Consistency is not down to luck.

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        But this game is very easy to over think

        1. muc1999
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It's a conundrum.held mitro dropped zaha

    3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      First half of the season: 75%luck
      Second hald: 50%

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Riedewald has had a very good half.

    Zaha outside of the penalty has been his usual, whiny, arm flailing self

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bissouma booked

  8. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bisoumma yellow.

  9. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Started Mitchell over Lamptey... Like a boss.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wanted too but was informed on here that he wouldn't play!

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You have better judgement than I do.

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lamptey is likely to get equal or more points than Mitchell today

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        No chance

  10. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is Trossard even playing? Was expecting 5 goals from him by now.

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

      he looks lost.. looks tired

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Already considering Tross and Mitro ---> Grealish and Antonio

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

          good moves if free

          but at least keep for WBA

          1. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Would be -4

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

              keep for WBA imo

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I might consider losing Trossard after this if he blanks

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

        WBA though

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          true, probably sensible to hold for that

  11. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is there even point to get TAA or Robbo If its true that VVD is 7-8month off.

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Certainly wouldn't double up but no need to get rid

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Don't buy,, Don't sell. Simple

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Robbo has looked worth it, trent not

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      got them both ,keeping them both,17 points vs arsenal gw3 without a cleanie ,two tremendous players playing for the best team in the land ,i rest my case for the defense your honour...

    5. stat sifter 888888
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not both, make your choice and spend a bit of money elsewhere. Wouldn't get rid of double-up immediately with Sheff coming up unless you need to free up the funds to get a player you want though. High probability of a cs next week.

      • The Albatross
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'm keeping both for next week vs Sheffield United and then probably selling TAA

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cmon Brighton wipe the cleanie

    7. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Best Wood replacement out of Antonio, Maupay, Watkins?

      Original plan was to get Antonio GW8, but suddenly West Ham look like scoring vs the likes of City/Pool

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Watkins now, Antonio GW8

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Today will be a good test

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Antonio now don't waste FT for this cheap-ish striker ... just my opinion!

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Zaha just looks so terrible and has that stupid look on his face the whole time

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He's the ultimate fpl troll

    9. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I had ignored Zaha, but is Zaha now with pens a completely different FPL asset from Zaha in the past?

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        With pens he will score higher than last season but he is still an average player in a defensive side so I would sooner take Grealish, Jrod etc

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Good points are penalties and playing fwd
        Bad points are historical trolling 2 pointers in easy games

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        His general play is so bad but if you’ve got him like me it seems impossible to sell before Fulham

        1. stat sifter 888888
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He only needs one opportunity though and is playing as a striker but classed as a mid. Better option than Grealish imo with the amount of other tricky pace Palace have going forward. Schlupp, Eze and Townsend are all good at drawing fouls for pens etc. Even Ayew/Batshuayi.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              He hasn't been playing striker today. He's the usual left sided wing but sometimes drifting central

      4. jimmy9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        What are people's thoughts on a Mane/Salah double up?
        Would require removing TAA + KDB with 2 ft's but fancying Mane to continue his form and at 7% ownership seems a really good differential..

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          As poor as TAA has been in terms of fpl pts I would not recommend removing him before 2 nice home fixtures

          1. jimmy9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yeah- that seems to be the consensus.
            Those fixtures arent too bad for Mane too though 😉

            1. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Def agree, can you not keep taa and just do KDB to Mane. Use your other transfer elsewhere. Simples

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Good differential, they both look very sharp

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Mane and Salah are great but I wouldn't get rid of TAA before Sheffield

        4. stat sifter 888888
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I like the idea more than a defensive double-up. They probably will keep at least one clean sheet but they are SO much better going forward than defensively without VVD. We all remember how 'Pool used to play before VVD and Becker came- trying to outscore every opponent.

          • Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            With all the penalties flying around, Bruno should outscore Mane for less money.

        5. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I remember when Trossard and Harvey Barnes were the darlings of this place ... 2 game weeks ago 🙂

          1. Al Moon Yeah
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            And when Werner was 9.4 winger. Ah yes, how the times have changed!

          2. stat sifter 888888
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Barnes was never a darling as far as I remember lol. Can't hit a Barnes door to save his life. Trossard was always a bad call- 4-5 goals a season player.

          3. lawsy009
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Got exactly the right money for Mahrez and Mitro to Grealish and DCL.. It's a no brainer lads, isn't it?

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yes

              1. lawsy009
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Much appriciated mate.

            2. stat sifter 888888
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yep.

                1. lawsy009
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Ta, mate. Looking a gift horse in the mouth if I don't make the moves today.

                  1. stat sifter 888888
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      The two best options for exactly those prices. Long-term (even if it doesn't work out exactly immediately) you'll be patting yourself on the back.

                2. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Wait until after the Villa game, but yeah, good moves IMO.

                  1. lawsy009
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Good point mate. I'll wait until after the Villa game but I'll definitely let fly tonight if Grealish gets through his game OK.

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yes

              • ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                CP - please keep the cleanie until Mitchell is subbed for PVA - will be a great 6 point farewell (and a reward for starting him over KWP this week).

                1. Africa United
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yea just after 60 mins and then Brighton can get all the goals

                2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  As long as they are not conceading, hard to see that happening.

                3. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Could get subbed in the 59th minute.

              • Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                new Midfield Template is

                Salah Son Bruno Rodriguez Grealish

                1. stat sifter 888888
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I would be top 10k if Mou hadn't made me put Son out of my team before GW4 for a -4 lol. Not sure I can get him back in now unfortunately.

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Changes weekly

                  • El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Disagree

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Grealish to Soucek and that’s my mid

                  • Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Podence is forgotten in that list 🙂

                2. Hect.OR 98th
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Another hit incoming.4.9m OR so may as well try something.

                  KDB to Grealish,Mitrovic to Kane.

                  Good moves? Will wait until later in the week,of course

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Yeah, looks good

                  2. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Did those last night, trying to stop the rot!

                  3. Al Moon Yeah
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I'd keep KDB if you've held him this week. You'll probably want him back soon anyway. Could only miss one more game or might start this week.

                  4. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I'd watch the matches first before passing judgement

                  5. stat sifter 888888
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Baffles me that people aren't going KDB to Sterling but oh well.

                  6. Royal5
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Did Brewster look good on his debut?

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Looked great on the bench, conceeded as soon as they brought him on

                      1. Royal5
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Lol

                    2. You've got red on you.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Not a game to be able to judge. Came on for a few minutes with no service

                      1. Royal5
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Thanks

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        By default, with McBurnie missing so many sitters, he's got to start. Did look fairly lively actually.

                  7. El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Palace are probably the n1 experts on managing a match going their own way... unbelievable. They struggle to get back into it when they get caught up, but when they get the game going like this... low scoring low possession few chances... they are masters!

                    1. Africa United
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      That's good managing Roy hodgson legend

                    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      That’s why I own PVA 🙄

                      1. stat sifter 888888
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Bit expensive though.

                      2. diesel001
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Which is why I like to see teams play a deeper defensive line against Palace. Properly screws up their approach as they have zero creativity. You might have a bigger gap between defence and midfield but Palace won't hurt you with that space.

                    3. Rinseboy
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      thoughts on Kdb and Barnes to Mane and Zaha?

                      Martinez
                      Saiss Semedo James Lamptey Mitchell
                      Son Salah Grealish Barnes KDB
                      Jimi DCL Brewster

                      1. Kay317
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Isn't James a more pressing issue?

                        1. Coys96
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          He can just play Semedo & Lamptey

                          1. Rinseboy
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            exactly will bench James this week need to get my attack in order

                            1. Coys96
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Wait till all games done. Still unsure about Zaha, but really like KDB to Mane

                            2. Kay317
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Wait on KDB news first but if he's out longer term then looks good. Mane looking really sharp and Zaha has good fixtures. He's still an awful person though.

                              1. Kay317
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Other consideration may be Sterling. Aguero being back will help them pick up some form I reckon.

                      2. Rinseboy
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        thanks all yeah really need a differential so Mane and Salah double up could be it. Plus if pool potentially conceded more with no VVD they may have to score more goals

                    4. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      There will be 2 more goals in the second half. It will finish either 2-1 or 1-2.
                      The only thing that must be done is Alzate to replace Lallana.

                    5. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Looking like my disaster team from last week might beat my WC team 🙄

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

                        same here... currently outscoring by 20 points LOL

                    6. Fantasy Gold
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Just waiting for Lamptey to get subbed at HT to complete the misery here.

                      1. Kay317
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Same same..also Mitchell clean sheet when he's 3rd on my bench. Standard for this season.

                    7. Firminoooo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Mitchell on the bench. Played Brewster and Lamptey.

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

                        well it always happen

                    8. Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Best R.James replacement? 1FT 8.2 ITB after selling R.James.
                      A) Keane and save my KDB buy back money.
                      B) more expensive upgrade and figure out the KdB issue later on, if so who?
                      Have Robbo, Saiss, Lamp, Mitchell.

                    9. Noah’s Ark
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Time for Trossard to get out of my team. Was hoping Brighton would get the first goal. Palace scored first so that’s basically it then.