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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. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Feels so good to get the flips right in a week.

    Playing Coufal with Dallas first bench.
    Captaining Son.

    1. Agger
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Transferred in Son(C) for KDB so I'm chuffed with that one

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good in the short term. Might look silly if KdB blasts like 20 points in the DGW.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Is he going to play 5 times? 😀

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            KDB can’t score until he does

        2. Agger
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I have Sterling and Cancelo also, didn't want to triple up for another week as it burnt me so much last GW

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Enjoy 🙂

      On Monday Night Salah(C) gonna feast too.

      We feast on Southampton. We feast like never before!!!

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Captain Son over Kane: smooth
      Played Mitchell and Raphinha over Coufal and Soucek: big rough

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well, that wasn't too difficult a decision.

      Try playing Soucek over Raphinia 😉

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Opposite for me. Coufal and Dier on the bench.

      Played adallas : /

    6. turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well done Camzy

    7. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      ....keeping Reece James

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Desperately need a Sheffield United goal to wipe those jammy Mitchell cleanies

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      This

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jammy? We knew he would start 😉

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sheffield United should unironically play Lundstram up top.

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sterling or KDB captain this GW?

  5. Agger
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any chance the Burnley fixture could be rescheduled into this GW even after auto subs are completed on Monday night?

    I have Wood, Soucek on bench

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It's a blank midweek for both so it's possible but unlikely.

  6. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What does jammy mean?

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If that's a serious question, it means lucky.

    2. OrmskirkFC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Living in the US and growing up with British parents I get asked this a lot. Same thing happens with nicked. And niggles are right out of my vocabulary.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        😀

      2. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Smoking fags takes on a somewhat more sinister meaning too.

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Interesting

        2. OrmskirkFC
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Oh yeah, quickly learned those are heaters in college.

          1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Say what?

        3. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I remember when some random guy asked if I got any fags. I was like "whaat...lol :D"

  7. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    62 with 5 to go. Assumed I'd be through in the cup

    Opponent on 60 with 5 to go as well. 4 of them being different

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      U ever score bad?

  8. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    My ML rival has 68 from 7 while I have 54 also from 7. Only difference in our remaining players is I have Chilwell while he has Vardy. This aint good

  9. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Dunno about you guys but a week or so FPL break is ideal, I'm in the red zone.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Agree. That spurs match has tipped me over the edge. Just didn't enjoy it at all. Spent an hour willing players not to do stuff before switching over to bake off.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Agree

    3. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Same

    4. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It's def been more intense this season with most matches played individually. Normally would have a good chunk of them out of the go after the 3pm Saturday slots

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Very good point. I tend to tune out between 3-5pm for that reason.

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bruno (C) or KDB (C) next week?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Best player in PL.
      AKA
      Bruno Fernandes 😎

  11. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would love if Che is actually out. Would have Soucek off the bench. . .

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Whats the rumor?

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        See below.

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Coufal for me.

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Where are these rumours? I also will have Coufal off the bench

  12. Lukakwho
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I’m going to go out of the cup this week with a score of around 80-90. Absolute joke 🙁

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Saves you the headache later, great score

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Missed the game, was it very open?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yep

    2. Agger
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Spurs sat back like you'd expect and just countered. Leeds mostly had half chances, nothing clear cut

    3. Futile Tinkering
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Leeds played the same way, Morinho had a good plan like Man U. Spurs lacked the killer instinct that Man U has.

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers all.

  14. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    So at the end kane outscoring bruno but not son... so the hope is to outscore salah as well and i will feel myself good with that choice

    All 4 owner..

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If I had all four, I wouldn't mind one of them blanking, let alone thinking about that stuff.

    2. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      But Son is just 1 point ahead at the end of the day. Not a big deal.

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      True. If Salah scores 16 it's only 3pts diff in Captaincy

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Southampton 1 vs 6 Liverpool.

        Salah hat trick & 3 assists

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Ill f*cking take it

  15. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who is that guy on Twitter who is claiming that Adams won’t start on Monday? Is he reliable?

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He sounds so confident but idk. Went over to Soon forums and it was also posted there Adams will miss out. Also, the matchday cover features Shane Long. Not that it means anything but kinda adds up.

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        @FPLGeezer

  16. greggles
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any updates on Cancelo?

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Why? What have you heard? If he doesn't play then Cresswell comes off my bench for 11 points. SPEAK TO ME, MEAN!

      1. Adetro
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ignore that, I googled it myself 🙂

        Great news!

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          God dayyum chill bro. Haha

          1. Adetro
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I meant 'speak to me, man'! I make it sound like I want to be dominated!

    2. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Call 119 for NHS Test & Trace.

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Were Spurs actually decent or was this just Leeds handing them chances on the platter? Wouldn't be surprised if they reverted to type and blanked vs Villa

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Poor defending from Leeds, really. Alioski droping Bergwijn for penalty, Kane crossing to Son, who finishes unmarked, and Toby free header with Mesiler letting the ball cross the line.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Leeds had an off day.
      Could have been 1/2 more goals. They gave away ball cheaply in dangerous areas many times

  18. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What do you think about Mahrez for City’s next run? You think he’ll consistently start again or too dangerous?

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I would rather go Torres.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Doesn't he apparently have COVID

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          He could be fine in 10 days...

  19. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What is Ayling saying at the start of every sentence in his BT interview? "Didn't look like"?

  20. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Looking at this on free hit

    Leno

    Dias Holding Kilman

    KDB Grealish Bruno Son Saka

    Kane Aguero.

    Defence obviously isn't great. I'd actually be more inclined to lose Grealish than Aguero to make funds

  21. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is it possible for Robbo and Bobby to haul but Salah blank?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Captaincy split this week. The first 3 have hauled already. Why not Salah to kill the week?

      1. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rivals capped Mo

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Ah I see.

          1. yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Fpl has turned me into a sadist

  22. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who are the Man City players out with Covid except Walker & Jesus ?

    Any news / rumours out there ?

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      "Reports state that Joao Cancelo and Ferran Torres have also tested positive, while Man City goalkeeper Ederson seems to have confirmed on his Instagram stories that he is currently self-isolating."
      https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2021/01/01/manchester-city-covid-chelsea-players/

    2. tom_p77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I believe Ederson, Cancelo and unsure of the 5th

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        They will all be available by 12th Jan

  23. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I have no players for the next 4 matches(5 including the postponed fixture). What kind of a team have I made?

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Great one, because next 4 include Palace, Sheffield, Brighton, Wolves, WBA, and above all ... Arsenal.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hey! Arsenal fan here....but I see your point 😛

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          The sad part is, you'll be looking at your rank melting when scores start to come in, but all in all, not something you should be bothered about if you already have decent amount of points.

  24. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    His team: McCarthy Mitchell Walcott
    -vs-
    My team: Dias Chilwell + 7pts

    I hope I edge it for the cup

  25. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    My WC setup was bound to be the weak link this week with only Son and Bamford playing. 5 to play and 47 points I can live with.
    Interested on what the average players in this match was. I have seen a few teams with 6.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If Son was your captain, you shouldn't mind. Still ended up above Spurs average.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Bruno my captain. Not so serious

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes, not great, but not terrible.

  26. FootballDog
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I currently got 8 player and injured Taylor...

    1. Play freehit
    2. Use free transfer get another defender. Up to 4.8.
    3. Sell both Taylor and Lookman for -4

  27. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you fh for next gw?
    Have 7 who should start.
    Martinez, dier, cancelo, son, bruno, kane, dcl.
    And 2 doubtful - Taylor and burke.

    Or just use a ft, and save the fh.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Save FH

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Maybe the sensible option, only concern is lack of sterling or kdb.
        Could sell salah, but then would need to transfer him back in for double!

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          That's what I'm doing.

  28. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Do Leeds fans feel patronised by all the pundits yet? Each time they get battered they’re like aww you played so well though, I love watching Leeds.
    Think I’d be sick of it now if I were a Leeds fan.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      They are getting the results and the top teams fear Leeds. Most promoted teams have that.

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Leeds are better than so many others

  29. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Need Holding and Clark to perform to get through in the cup...

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      *go

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Consider yourself out then

  30. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Where do you find the draw for the cup or your opponent.?

    Cant see to find it...

    1. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably because you didn’t qualify

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Gw16 score was 56.

        Maybe your rank has to be under 1 million?