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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. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Just checked the rules - If you’re wearing gloves it’s not a red card as the impact is softer.

  2. tambourineman
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Kilman benched

    1. ivantys
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Was always gonna get benched when they play 4 at the back.

      • tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Podence AWOL

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Just saw Bergwin's missed chance from Son's assist

      Come outside Bergwin - I just want to talk

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Bergwin should be called “Bigmiss”

        This kid has spoiled 4 Son assists that I recall. Two game winners vs Liverpool

    3. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      It will be just our luck for Mitchell to be benched next week when we need him

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Someone tell me why Martial was a red but Zaha isnt. Its literally just the reaction of the player that was different, which shouldnt influence the decision at all.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Slightly more threatening?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Zaha's crazy eyes are much more threatening.

          1. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 hours ago

            and Zaha looks like the clever Gremlin

            1. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 hours ago

              Then gremlins are badass - they would be Palace fans too. They would rock their own “Gremlin” stand at Selhurst

      2. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          I was talking about this to a friend the other day and the differing reactions of Zaha and Grealish to stuff like this. They're both always targeted as the dangermen of their teams and are doubled-up on and fouled more than everyone else, yet Grealish doesn't make an enormous thing out of nearly every tackle he receives and threaten to get into a scrap over it while Zaha is a prime target (in addition to his ability on the ball) because he gets wound up so easily and because he's prone to a stupid reaction regularly

      3. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        If I told you Eze ran from his own half to the box and scored, you'd think it was an immense solo

        Guy hardly got challenged

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          It's was terrible.

          Sheffield United were pressing Palace in Palace's own box, only for a couple of (easy) passes and an (unchallenged) run to completely expose them.

          Good strike but the keeper also has to do better too.

          Rubbish all round.

        2. fusen
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          nearly every single "players runs the pitch and scores" is due to bad defending. It is sort of par for the course as if there was good defending happening then a player wouldn't be able to run the entire length of the pitch with the ball.

          Messi is basically in a handful of players in the world who can dribble around multiple defenders actually trying to stop him.

        3. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Dribbled past one only, very easily.

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Yep. Goal was nice but the pathetic defending takes plenty away from it

      4. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Just got Mitchell this week and Palace look like getting their first CS in 15 weeks. Beautiful stuff

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          It is Sheffield tbf

        2. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Jinxing at is best

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Never speak too soon with Palace

        4. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          2-1 final score

        5. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Sheff U wouldn't score if they played until Monday.

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        A Zaha red would have been perfect for non-owners
        22% ownership and would hurt for the BGW too

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Not even got a yellow has he?

      6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

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        1. Skogen89
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Welbeck where? Ffs

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 23 hours ago

              Imagine being him and can't even secure a starting 11 with the likes of Maupay and Conolly as your challengers.

        2. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Where is Ryan these days?

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 hours ago

            banished to the shadow realm by Potter

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 hours ago

              Did you get that from a headline?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                Shadow Realm is Yu-Gi-Oh, not Harry Potter!

              2. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                I actually didn't, but when I typed it I was rather impressed with myself

          2. Guru Mediation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 hours ago

            Dropped from squad, told to look for another team to play for. Will be gone in January probably

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 hours ago

              Wow I wonder why

          3. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 hours ago

            Looking for another club

          4. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 hours ago

            Dropped for being the 20/21 Kepa

        3. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          No podence

          Kilman on bench

        4. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Zaha not even booked!?

        5. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Where is Podence?

          Looks like get Bamford off the bench anyway.

          Gotta shift him for BGW now. Lucky I have a FT

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 23 hours ago

              LOL ends up you benched Podence instead.

              1. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                I wanted him for this Brighton game 🙁

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 23 hours ago

                    Could have put Bamford 3rd sub as well 😀

            • Hect.OR 98th
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 hours ago

              Last week I had only 7 players, one of whom was Taylor. This week I have two defenders with 6 points benched and what looks like a full starting XI. From famine to feast.

            • ivantys
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                That useless Welbeck can't even make the squad.

              • Al Moon Yeah
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                WHERE HELL IS Podence? At least I get some jammy Dier points off the bench. The only jam I've gotten this season. Along with some Coufal jam for Lowton.

              • Better luck next year
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                Podence MIA, Soucek 11 points banked 🙂

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Very nice.

                2. COK3Y5MURF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Imagine having Podence and Soucek as two of your mids. Rewarded for being broke

              • S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                Hopefully Kilman gets atleast few minutes run out

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                Damn, someone in my ML played Podence with Soucek first sub!

              • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                Projection tools (FPLReview) expects my team without FH to score 39.8 and with FH to get 57, is that a gain enough to warrant FH?

                1. CRO KLOPP
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  No imo

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Without any other context, for sure.

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 23 hours ago

                    In other words, it depends on your team.

                3. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Yep

              • BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 hours ago

                Of course Podence owners are going to get their Soucek points, so jammy.

                1. Al Moon Yeah
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Doubt very many managers own both. Would be a weak midfield.

                2. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Annoying. Mind you, are there many left!?

                3. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Looking forward to getting them for Salah 🙂

              • ivantys
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  Nuno pulling a Potter on Podence.

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 hours ago

                  I held Guaita for months through massive abuse from people on here. Finally sold ahead of this week, just couldnt take the constant laughs and jibes in my direction any more. I knew I should have held strong and that Guaita would come good but there are limits to what one man can take. Punished again for listening to the self proclaimed "pros" on here... why bother..

                  1. CRO KLOPP
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 hours ago

                    I hope you didn't go for Fabianski mate

                  2. ivantys
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      You saved 0.1 selling him before the Leicester game

                    • Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      Interested to see how many are hooked this time

                    • Von Lipwig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      You finally caved to the 'pressure' and sold him before he played SHU?

                      1. Von Lipwig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        And I've never heard anyone here call themselves a 'pro'

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 23 hours ago

                          "Pro" pundits ring a bell?

                    • TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      You sold him weeks ago.

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        Yep. He brought in Martinez weeks back.

                      2. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        It worked last week to break Palace CS 😎

                    • Garlana
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      Don't want to sound heartless but play your own game then you can't blame others for your mistakes.

                    • Al Moon Yeah
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      If there's anything I've learned this season, is when you have strongest urge to sell a blanking player, hold him for that week because that's when he punishes.

                    • F_Ivanovic
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      everyone knows you sold him weeks ago.

                    • RECKLESS
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      You are your own master. At the end WE press the button. I for example was advised having dallas ahead of coufal this gw which was against my own thinking. I feel an ouch but I remind myself, others gave advice best to their ability. You get many advices but as long as 60% are right which they are you are getting more right than wrong. Chin up and move on

                    • panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      I thought you had more character than to bow to the pressure Brosstan. I am really disappointed in you.....

                  3. Slurpy
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 hours ago

                    if I make my 2ft then play the FH will I have 1 more FT going into 19?

                    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      NO

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      Hi

                      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        Like my new IF statement

                  4. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 hours ago

                    FFS not a palace clean sheet with Mitchell playing!

                  5. Saka_me_sideways
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      How is Guaita in the bonus, he’s made one save lol

                      1. ivantys
                          2 months, 23 hours ago

                          Should have been a second save from that cross.

                      2. Esalman
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        Looks like I'm going lose cup?
                        Me- Salah (C), Robertson, KWP
                        Opponent- Salah, Dias, Saiss, 6 points.

                      3. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        The overreation here smh

                        Zaha clearly played his FH this week. Chill

                      4. tropicain
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        Guaita: 1 save and 2 BPs... ???

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 23 hours ago

                          I wanna know where Mitchell’s BAPs are at!

                      5. RECKLESS
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                        Guys please help select an option:
                        1) Without Freehhit I have 7 playing in gw18 and no hits for BB team gw 19
                        2) If Free hit now additional players I can add will be Kdb+Kane+Ars def + Mcity def but take -4 on BB in gw 19