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

    COYP! 🙂

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Well with 2 Everton and 0 United, that was pretty crap.

    May be shifting Kane out to accommodate Bruno over the IB then... trouble is only 1FT

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is Bruno actually reborn or will Pogba destroy him again next week?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm not sure he ever stopped...

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

      The pattern seems to be ... Ole needs a win to not get fired .... luck happens .... then United revert to the normal. He must have a limited number of goats to slaughter

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Might keep Bruno for WBA.....

  5. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Dallas playing OOP today...??

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Looks like it! 🙂

      1. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Benched Dallas and Grealish over Hamez and Reguilon. I'm no good at predicting the future! Did start Bamford though!

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No Alioski in mid

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Every dog has its day

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Amazing, have another upvote

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

      Ha. Jinx.

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

      You already posted this lol

      1. A Dog Has Its Day
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Rank 1.6 million. Of course I'm going to boast.

    4. LC1
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Simpleh lovleh

    5. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lol at no Spurs

      1. A Dog Has Its Day
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Don't remind me 🙁

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

        ...and Saiss...Kiljoy...and Robbo...
        lol

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

      Bizarre choice ; but tis a game or luck

    7. lugs
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      fair play, i have him but capped Kane so i just need a hatty to match him 🙂

  6. SweepaKeepa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Why, yes, I did captain Fernandes.
    Thanks for asking!

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

      Taking wild punts can pay off ; luck is like that - grats

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

    17 Points from Bruno, that hurts to see. Looks like a must for WBA

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      They will inevitably be rubbish against WBA!

  8. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    DCL assist to be taken away??

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No

    2. mattyrobinson
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm not an owner, but don't really understand where the "not assist" thing is coming from.

      He chested it down for Bernard?

    3. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      He didnt touch it. Sky haven’t given it in SKYFF either.

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      would think so. Came off Lindelof last, I guess if DCL touched it first he could keep it, would have to check that in slo-mo though.

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

    Guaita to dig himself further into the compost heap of useless players tonight.... At least get a save point or two this game you turd...

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lol

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Keep banging that drum!

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

        I will!

  10. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What are the odds on Struijk being subbed off before half time?

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Film or series to watch before Chelsea?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Has to be series

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Any good ones?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          the peaky fookin blinders of course

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

          Ozark!

      2. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Lool

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Attack on Titan

  12. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What an awful game.

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Brunoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    28 from 3 any good?

    1. LC1
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      What do you think?

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

      Not great considering most players with reasonable ownership have hauled so far

    3. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Nob

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Nah shocking that

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

      Pffft, could be on 29 like me, not impressed...

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Same 🙂

    7. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 21 days ago

        29 from 3 for me

    8. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Azpi or Reece starting today?

    9. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Moved today. First thing I did was set up a screen. What a lovely moving in gift for the obnoxious points machine bruno

      That match will be a game changer in my mini league of 8. Nobody owns him, now all faced with fast rises, decision of whether to drop another big hitter or take a hit to get him in. And fingers crossed I can sit back and focus on something else.

      I'll take it!

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

        Enjoy your new place Tamagotchi and Bruno's haul. The man is a class act.

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yes first world class mf United have had in ages that actually performs that way moreorless through thick and thin. It's been a v tough FPL season so this is something of a relief to have called right.

          No reason to think it's particularly unsustainable either with all the routes to points that he has. Stays mostly fit and we are looking at pushing a 300 pointer

    10. jdoyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      DCL assist confirmed after review

      https://twitter.com/OfficialFPL/status/1325083636538990595?s=20

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        rightfully so, the clowns took their time

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        3 points for everyone

    11. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Wilson + Hamez > Vardy + Bruno just done for exact cash.

      Fingers crossed for a calm international break.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        why the rush?

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

          Exact cash.

    12. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Wilson > Antonio?

    13. Better Call Raul
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Can't believe they've given that to DCL

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        best head to specsavers then

        1. Better Call Raul
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Never reaching Bernanrd without Lindelof's touch

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

      Bruno already gone from -63% on FPLstats to -13% during the game

      1. ppv
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Bruno will rise tonight. Panic buying

    15. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      DCL assist Given

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

      Please Werner, Chilwell and James start today.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm hoping James no show

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

          I smell a KWP first sub 😛

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah haha

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

              Well I have KWP first sub, with Klich second sub. Trossard didnt show for me so I have KWP for sure coming, so if one of the Chelsea bioys doesnt start, I guess its not too bad as Klich isnt a bad sub considering he has pens.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yeah mate, gl with the rest of the gwk

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

                  u2

    17. davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A) Kane Bruno Soucek

      B) Antonio Bruno Son (-4)

      C) Vardy Jota Son

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        A

      2. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        B

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

        A

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        A

    18. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Joe Cole and Jake Humphrey analysing what Bruno meant by "mood leaders". 😆

    19. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Taa> Coufal
      Ings>Dcl
      Bissouma>Bruno

      -8 worth it?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        No

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

        Could be. Hold off until closer to the next deadline though.

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Mccarthy
          Taa, Pva, Taylor, Lascelles
          Bissouma, Son, Zaha, Salah, Grealish
          Jimenez

          Button, Justin, Davis Ings

          1 FT 3.3 ITB

          What would you guys do?

        2. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeh will wait forgot to transfer in Dcl before the price rise!

    20. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bruno ownership still only around 20%. That will change over the international break you’d think...

      Going to leave my team for a while then consider my priorities to fix. At the moment looking at my defence / thinking how I bring in City from GW10. Might even save.

      What do you reckon to this lot?

      1FT 0.0ITB
      Martinez Steer
      TAA Zouma Justin Struijk Mitchell*
      Salah Son Bruno Podence Reed
      Kane DCL Maupay

      Cheers!

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

        Bruno > Rodriguez could be shroud

      2. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Muapay to Antonio if fit.

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

      Time to get Bruno? Would be instead of either rodriguez or Zaha

    22. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      3-0, Zaha Hattrick otw.

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

        Palace tend to struggle against 3 CBs. 3v2 on the counter not favourable for Palace.

        They had 0 shots against Brighton (Undeserved pen excluded)

    23. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      37 from 4. Finally back on track. 🙂

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Nice mate