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Struijk returns to Leeds side as Eze starts for Crystal Palace

Fantasy Premier League defender Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) returns to the Leeds United starting XI as they face Crystal Palace in Gameweek 8.

The versatile option was recently designated as the replacement for Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) ahead of a Gameweek 6 trip to Liverpool, only to get substituted inside the opening half-hour after a dismal showing.

However, following a 4-1 home defeat to Leicester, Marcelo Bielsa has turned back to Struijk, who comes into the time in the place of Jamie Shackleton (£4.8m).

The main attention from this game is sure to be on the attacking options though with Patrick Bamford (£6.0m) leading the line and yet to blank on the road this season.

Owned by 33.2%, he is the most popular asset at Selhurst Park this afternoon although Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) is not that far behind him.

Meanwhile, Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) makes his first start since Gameweek 4.

29% of Fantasy managers come into Gameweek 8 with the out-of-position midfielder, who starts up-front with Jordan Ayew (£5.7m) up-front.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne; Eze, Riedewald, McArthur, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew.

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; Struijk; Harrison, Alioski, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8

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1,030 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Seems like allot of you watching on dial up? this game is live/free on TV.

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No its not

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      £15 in UK

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Per game?

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Mental right?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Indeed

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Never listened to BBC Radio 5 Live so much

  2. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Zaha looks wrecked.

  3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Lovely well done Palace. Leeds found out as expected.

    1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Don’t get too excited be lucky to get a top half finish lol

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        lol yeah - heard it before.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Oh dear youre getting a little unbearable now

      Leeds doing well for a newly promoted side

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        When you support a sh1t team you have to celebrate the rare positives

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Because I think Bruno will outscore him over the next 7-8 gameweek!

  5. Noisy Neighbour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mendy ✅
    James ✅
    Chilwell ✅

    Brewster on my bench with a brace inside the first 10 minutes ✅

    You know it’s coming.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Don't jinx yourself like that

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      If Brewster scores a brace I will...

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Palace scored 4 goals all season before today... let that sink in

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      What

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      ?

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Who scored the other 4?

    4. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      8

      sorry x

    5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      We wont play Leeds, every game.

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Palace perennially underrated

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      At least you have Guaita.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I have Zaha too 🙁

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          casual

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yep.

  8. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Down 300k to 900k now despite no hits so far, and dont have Kane

    Terrible gameweek underway

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Only own Mendy

    Hopefully this is 0-0 or 1-0 Chelsea Edna stevens OG

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I have James and Zouma. As long as no goals are scored we should be good xD

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Abraham or Mount goal would be fine

      • lespaul
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Edna lol

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      46 from 3. Nice.

      Yes the team linked isn’t me isnt my id from last year

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Whoa, well dobe

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          2 months, 21 days ago

          so why not change it?

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Effort ain’t it.

            1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              No

            2. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              You've employed more effort commenting that it wasn't the right ID than just changing it. I'm strangely annoyed by this string

              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Then fella get a grip with your life and stop getting mad at irrelevant and minuscule things like this.

        • Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          who scored you the points from the 3 players?

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Fernandes(C), Rashford, Bamford

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Random luck love it

        • what\'s my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          link ur team and brag

        • Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          How many teams you got?

        • Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          BS

            1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Lol you’ve only just created a team. Irrelevant

              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Haha you’re salty bro. Why you getting mad?!

                1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Why brag when you’ve created a team purposely for this gw lol?

                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I’m allowed to brag aren’t I? No?

                    I wanted to see how well I do from gameweek 8 onwards...is this an issue?

                    1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Lol go ahead brag, make yourself feel better for 5 minutes

                      1. Athletic Nasherbo
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Tbh yes feeling better for 5 mins actually does help. Why I’ve started playing FPL again. Cheers

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Weekly prize team. Cheat

                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Not a cheat at all. I have one team and have created it for this week onwards to see how I do? If I was looking to win the total as mount of points surely I’d use a chip?

                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Amount*

                2. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  to be eligible for a weekly prize, I believe you have to have had an account for longer then a week. AFAIK, pretty sure they changed it this season to counter people doing this.

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno [C]?

        • ivantys
            2 months, 21 days ago

            lol 7milth entry

          • I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            This is the most annoying string posted by the most annoying commenter of the season so far

            1. Athletic Nasherbo
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I got 46 from 3 - this is a correct statement.

              I created a team this week - this is a correct statement

              This is a cheat team for one week - No this is incorrect. If I was looking to get the max points this week surely I’d have used the TC chip or something? I wouldn’t have captained Fernandes either lol

              1. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                You're weird

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I am ditching one of these, which one?

          A) Zaha
          B) Guaita

          Thanks

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I'd keep both for upcoming schedule, but if you have to choose one, definitely Guaita. Martinez is probably who you want right now

          2. ivantys
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Surely not gonna sell Guaita before facing 3 of the worst attacks. Since you've already kept him for so long might as well.

            • F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Definitely don't waste a transfer on a GK unless your team is perfect

            • Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Zaha (bur NEW wba), anyone else better at that price?

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Brewster to score his first goal today

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Naaah. In 2 GWs Time

            2. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              His first o.g.

          4. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Facts - Everton have NEVER won a PL game without Richarlison featuring since he joined the club in 2018.

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Wow

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yes amazing, Rich (ful) next week ...

            3. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Crazy eh, they have had some draws at points but never a win without Rich

          5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Kane and Stephens out BAM bam and Bruno in?

            Or sell the injured Antonio to Bam Bam and Son to Bruno?

            1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Kane hasn’t even played

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Not important.

              2. F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                He has to score a hattrick for me to even consider not selling him.

          6. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Evening guys. Been out all day but how did Hamez Rod play today.....got 3 nice fixtures but can see he was subbed of early ??

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              The whole front attack was a bit meh. Didnt realise his impact but they clearly miss richarlison

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Sensational!!! Absolutely as essential as stats tell you!

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Usually these questions that start this way are trolls...

                1. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I dont troll asking a genuine question......sorry to have bothered your busy evening

          7. BobB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Werner has been scoring as striker: why has he been moved to wide?

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Because I brought him in on FH

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Because Havertz and Pulisic are out