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£3.9m defender Mitchell keeps van Aanholt on Palace bench for Gameweek 17

Budget Fantasy Premier League defender Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) could be a viable asset once more as he starts against Sheffield United this afternoon.

The left-back lost his place to Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) in Gameweek 7 and went nine league matches without registering a single minute before deputising during the Christmas crush of fixtures.

However, Mitchell is making his second successive start in Gameweek 17, suggesting his return to the side was not entirely a result of Roy Hodgson’s festive rotation.

Should the player impress today, he is likely to become a popular asset in the Fantasy community once more considering his price.

James Tomkins (£4.5m) made his first start of the campaign during the Gameweek 16 draw with Leicester and is back for the second time of asking too.

Hodgson has paired him with Cheikhou Kouyaté (£5.0m) at centre-back while Joel Ward (£ returns at right-back, making his third start in five.

Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) joins van Aanholt on the bench as Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) and Andros Townsend (£5.7m) staff the flanks of midfield either side of Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) and Christian Benteke (£5.5m).

Interest in Sheffield United players remains extremely low, Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) the most popular at 6.8% ownership.

However, as we have become accustomed too, the former Liverpool man is on the bench today while Oliver Burke (£4.4m) is absent from the matchday squad.

That means the most-fashionable starters for the Blades today are John Egan (£4.7m) and Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m), selected by just 2.2% and 2.0% respectively.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Mitchell, Tomkins, Kouyaté, J Ward; Schlupp, McArthur, Milivojevic, A Townsend; Zaha, Benteke.

Sheffield Utd XI: Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Basham; Osborn, Fleck, Norwood, Ampadu, Bogle; Mousset, McGoldrick.

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1,391 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    My -4 team for GW18:

    Martinez
    Dias
    Bissouma-Neto-Kdb-Bruno-Son
    Martial

    Vs.

    FH-team:
    Darlow
    AWB-Tierney-Dias
    Neto-Sterling-Son-Bruno
    Kane-Martial-Wilson

    Should I FH?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      save imo. 8 players is enough

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah what I'm thinking as well..

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      If you have KDB Bruno and Son your GTG i think!!

    3. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      With that -4, its effectively an additional 4 players if on FH.

      And you get to cherry pick your players using FH. Martinez, Bissouma & Neto won't get you much i would say.

      I am in the same boat btw, and think i will go with the FH chip.

  2. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    If a team uses 3 subs and then a player goes off before 60 mins, are they still considered to be playing in FPL terms?

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah think so since they can't be "subbed"

      • Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No, I don't think so

      • fusen
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        the player who went off injured wouldn't get any negative points from further goals scored.

        Players only continue to be affected by onfield events if they've been sent off

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          their minutes played would be whatever they were on the pitch for, it wouldn't keep counting after they've gone off

      • SackWenger
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Interesting question this

    2. ivantys
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Brewster on for his routine 1 pointer

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Brewster coming on for his customery 1 pointer.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Got 2 last week!

      • abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Anyone planning for WC2 in GW18 and BB in GW19. And saving FH for GW26?

        1. BeWater
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I'm not planning anything until 4pm on the 12th January.

          • Steager
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            yes i am, seems a better option to me as you can get a decent team with Villa, Utd, City, odd Arsenal and Spurs, then transfer one out for double. I need to take out Robertson to balance the squad for BB.

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Brewster hopefully ruining Soucek/Coufal jammy benchers

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Those owning Burnley players def deserve those points as who in the right mind buys them

              1. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I dont mind them getting Coufal points, but I don't want them getting Soucek points

            • Third Eye Vision
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              No serious player is starting Brewster ahead of Soucek or Coufal.

            • Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Brewdog the 1-point specialist

              I think SHU could have signed 45 year old Ronaldo Lima for $1,000 per game. He could live at the Sheffield Refugee Hotel and probably be glad for a little money. He would have 4 or 5 goals by now

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            My plan is simply Son ➡ Rashford.
            Save FH for later in the season

            What do ya reckon?

            Martinez
            Cancelo Gabriel Stones
            KDB Bruno Son Grealish Saka
            Martial Brewster

            (McCarthy) | Mitchell, (TAA, Bamford)

            2FTs. 0.6 ITB

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Leaves me with this for the GW19 with 2FTs still

              Martinez+
              TAA+ Cancelo+ Stones+
              KDB+ Bruno+ Rashford+ Grealish+ Saka-
              Martial+ Bamford+

              McCarthy+ | Gabriel-, Mitchell-, Brewster-

              + = Double
              - = single

            2. George James
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Sorry....

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                That's okay. Nobody should apologise for their own existence.

                1. George James
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I wasn’t. Taking son out before a blank is overthinking at it’s finest.

                  All the best 🙂

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Overthinking? Doubt that

                    1. George James
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Very much so.

                      Possibly explains your rank though. 😉

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Strange assumption that I'm over thinking. You seem very much like an underthinker.

                        1. George James
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          An underthinker haha that’s a new one.

                          Move on now mate get that son out move done before you realise it’s a mistake

                          Happy new year 🙂

          3. Breezyy
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Mitchell no where to be seen

            1. Breezyy
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              In the baps

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Tbf the bps is really low in this one. If he created one chance he'd probably be on 2 baps.

              2. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                On holiday
                Motorboating

            2. ivantys
                3 months, 12 days ago

                So surprising none of the palace defenders have good bps at all.

              • badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                He's on 6 more points than I expected from him, did the baps.

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Come on Sheffield, pop that cleanie.

            4. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Please Sheffield United, just one goal off the bum or something

            5. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Zaha should be off wtf

              1. MikeS
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                .

            6. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Zaha is legit a crazy person.

            7. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Bogle inexperienced, could easily have gotten Zaha sent off there.

              1. janowsc
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Haha so true

            8. MikeS
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Son and Kane essential for the dgw for their single game against Sheffield utd. Sheffield are awful

            9. ivantys
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Zaha loves a red

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Looking forward to the 89th minute Guaita mistake to blow the CS

                1. MessiGOAT
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Classic palace

              • Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                That should be a Zaha red

              • Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Surely a red for Zaha?

              • L'Aeroplanino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                var?

              • KINGS
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                For DGW19, if you can only have one; Salah or KDB

                1. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Salah

                  1. Daniel - When to BB?
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I am risking and going without Salah. I know it is a high-risk high reward situation but
                    so be it

              • h3nh3n
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  what teams are people playing for FH GW18?

                  I'm probably going with:

                  Darlow
                  Dias Stones Wan-bissaka Fernandez (Douglas)
                  Grealish KDB Bruno Son (burke)
                  Martial Kane (Brewster)

                  feedback please!!

                  1. Yes Ndidi
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    At the moment I'm going
                    Leno (Macey)
                    Lowton Keane Saiss (Clark Mitchell)
                    KdB Mahrez Bruno Son Saka
                    Kane Aguero (Brewster)

                    But I'm starting to think it might be a punt or two too far. Aguero won't get 90 but he could do some damage in 30-45 against CPL.

                    1. Yes Ndidi
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Or even Brighton!

                    2. h3nh3n
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        looking good!

                  2. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Holllllld Palace

                  3. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    He did the same crazy nonsense against Justin last week. Odd he doesn't get punished by VAR.

                  4. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    How many baps is Mitchell on?

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      You could click him on the team page & scroll to find it.

                    2. Camino Aleatorio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Is he the starter now?

                      I kept him from week-1...CP is better defensively with him than with PVA

                      PVA should just play wing attack

                    3. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      0.

                  5. Hryszko
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Lol. VAR is so so so inconsistent, how has that not even been reviewed?

                    1. BenDavies
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      ref has zaha in his team

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Bogle needed to go down and roll on the floor
                      Sad but true!

                    3. janowsc
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      No decision, no VAR, is that how it works?

                      1. Hryszko
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        But what Zaha did would be 'violent misconduct' irrelevant as to whether there was a decision, Surely?

                        1. janowsc
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          I agree, unfortunately Bogle has to go down in a heap for “someone” to see it

                  6. Mweene
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I thought a hand in someone’s face was a red card?

                    1. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      I guess the refs want to see some acting thrown in for free.

                  7. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Eze YC

                  8. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    An then people complain when players go to the ground...

                  9. WE GO FOR IT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Just turned on the game and saw the commentator saying something about Zaha not learning. What happened?

                    1. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Should have been sent off.

                      1. WE GO FOR IT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Cheers! 🙂

                    2. MessiGOAT
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Was about to get Red

                      1. WE GO FOR IT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Would've loved that FPL-wise

                    3. ALI_G
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      gave Bagel a shove in the face

                      1. WE GO FOR IT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Lucky guy then!

                  10. ivantys
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      What situation would make a player's price locked? I saw Bellerin's one locked for over a week after his one match ban for 5 yellows, why is that so? And Richarl's one was locked for few weeks after his red.

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Red flag to available like after suspension.

                        1. ivantys
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            The Bellerin's one was annoying, it was locked for way too long and he was getting mass sold.

                        2. Camino Aleatorio
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          The FPL Towers do what they want, totally illogically

                          They have been propping up Barkley for 6 game weeks

                          He should be a more attractive 5.6 by now, not 6.0

                          1. ivantys
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              Yup there's Hames as well who's not even back to his original price.