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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Think was kayoute assist guys

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Damn.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        McArthur actually

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      MacArthur

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ye

    3. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Down as McArthur?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        My mistake

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      unless it isnt zaha or mitchel its irrelevant and great

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers Fudge

  2. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Biggest takeaway from this is no spurs in GW 19 could be so damaging.

    Increasingly I’m thinking of keeping Son instead of back to Salah

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes but kane son means no Salah kdb bruno

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I’m not saying both Kane and son, but not such an obvious choice to get KDB / Fernandes / Salah over Son or Kane

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        You can with 4.0/3.9 defense

      3. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I have Kane, Son, Bruno & Salah.

        Thinking of flipping Son for KDB, but City play Wednesday, Sunday & Wednesday again in GW18 and GW19. I think despite Pep's comments there is a fair chance of rotation seeing that all 3 games are at home and the opponents are Bri, CP and AV.

    2. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Keeping Son as my only SGW despite BBing

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I love Son too and am an owner, but Salah can reasonably expected to outscore Son quite solidly in 19.
      (I will have both that week, in full disclosure)

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Might mean I have to BB
      Son v SHU is too tempting

    5. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Coverage smotherage

  3. Lukakwho
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Eze with a wonder goal. Better than Sonny vs Burnley

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Dunno if it was better was on par maybe

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      wowow

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lol not even close.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Almost as good. Son started his run from his own box.

  4. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    What a goal that was from Eze!

  5. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who assisted Eze?

    1. marcos11
        3 months, 10 days ago

        McArthur

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Or McCarthy 😉

      • Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Sadly not Mitchell.

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What a great goal!

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Palace always manage to concede one goal, so I'm not even going to hope for Mitchell points

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Doesn’t look very likely at the moment

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          that's because it only starts looking likely after 75 mins usually

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yep we will concede for sure

      3. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        2 points banked

    4. james 101
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      First Draft FH18 squad:

      Leno
      Holding Mina Stones
      Bruno, KDB, Son, El Ghazi, Rashford
      Kane Martial

      (Steer, Fernandez, 3.9, 4.4)

      Who do I need to swap in/out?

      Wilson? More City?

      Thanks!

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        IMO a FH should contain triple city spurs and man u they're the only good teams

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Ok. I hear you.

          Specific suggestions?

    5. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Zaha involved in the celebration yet again

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Assist

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        ?

    7. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      SHU so sad. What happened to them...dont get it. I think even Championship will be hard to them.

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Goalkeeper

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          And central defense

      2. Olson
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        this does a fair job of highlighting some of the issues

        https://youtu.be/8tO19M1O2fo

        1. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks.

    8. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Pray for Mitchell cleany !

    9. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      World class assist that from McArthur 😀

    10. ivantys
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Unlucky Zaha owners no involvement

      • The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        How is Zaha not involved in anything?

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Largely made the 1st goal but assisted the assist

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Overjoyed he’s not, cup opponent has him captain

        3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Hes been assisting the assister

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Is a FH worth 10-15 pts?

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          No, 20-25 pts I’d be aiming for.

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            According to my calculations a FH would benefit me 13.6 pts which would automatically assume I shall not need to use thy free hit

        2. ivantys
            3 months, 10 days ago

            It should be worth more than that as appearance only is already 2 each.

          • UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            No

          • Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            easily

          • Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I would FH almost every week for that price 😉

        3. ivantys
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Palace defence BPS all so low.

            1. Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              no cs yet

              1. ivantys
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  CS is only +12, now being so low means none will make it to bonuses.

            2. LewanGOALski
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Wilson and Darlow/Dubravka nailed for my FH Team

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                See below. Clark has a great goal threat from corners. Yedlin a decent shout too at 4.3. Darlow won’t get the save points against these

              2. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Might get triple Newcastle defence and only big hitter in attack

            3. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              FH Draft 1. Quite a few straight forward picks. How’s it look?

              Leno
              Cancelo, Dias, Clark
              KDB, Bruno, Son, Rashford, Saka
              Kane, Wilson
              (4.0, Yedlin, Mitchell, Brewster)

              1. Drogo
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Very similar to mine in the post below. You got stronger mid and weaker def.

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Looks good, bit confident now with my non-FH team

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  No Bench boost 19 then?

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    No, too many casualties on the way of build up without 1st WC. TC it is.

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      I think I’m going to with 14/15 double players (after moving Son >> KDB).

                      McCarthy
                      Robbo, Dias, Lowton
                      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Raphinha, Soucek
                      DCL, Bamford
                      (Johnstone, Adams, Coufal, Dallas)

                      1. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        This looks strong tbh, did you WC recently? I could not build such a team using FTs. GL mate!

                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 10 days ago

                          Yeah I WC’d in 15 with my first WC. A week before I had planned but think I’m set but who knows what could change in the coming days or weeks! GL to you too matey

                    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Might even move DCL for a hit to have all 15

            4. Drogo
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              RTMFH team:

              Leno (Ryan)

              Dias - Alder - Stones - WanB (Mitchell)
              KDB - Son - Bruno - Grealish (Burke)
              Wilson - Kane

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Better than my NO FH team:

                (Mendy)
                Dias, Stones, Dier, Lewis*
                Fernandes, Rashford, Son, Podence
                Kane, Brewster*
                (Salah, Coufal Bamford)

                1 ft 0.3 itb

            5. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Cup opponent...
              Salah (c)
              Bruno
              Toby
              Soucek

              Bought Mee this week 🙂 .... first sub..... Cresswell

              Fml!

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                You have a chance. I am already knocked out.

              2. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Mines getting Eze off the bench!

              3. Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                It seems Salah will haul but you might be lucky

              4. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Yeah you lose

            6. jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Martial or Laca for FH?

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Martial

            7. Stand By Mee
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Currently at the best OR of ny career: 8.5k 🙂

              Thanks Son(c), Kane, Bruno, Coufal and Soucek!

              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Mid GW ranks don’t count 😉

            8. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Triple Newcastle for FHers - GK, CB, Wilson

              1. MessiGOAT
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Ugly fh that lol

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Two CS and a goal ain't ugly at all

                  1. MessiGOAT
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    You are right it's just Newcastle trolling

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Gonna be first win for SHU this season, mind! 😆

            9. Zilla
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              He placed it very well

            10. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Does SGW Son vs. Sheff Utd outscore KDB in GW19?

              1. lordkippe
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Yeah, think so

              2. ivantys
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Surely can as long as KDB doesn't get pen from palace.

                • UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  No, but thankfully have both

                • JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  People massively overrated Spurs on here. It was obvious they would haul against Leeds on the counter. After next week I can’t wait to get rid ahead of the curve

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Rashford Vardy better than Son Kane DGW19 you reckon?

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Vardy and his groin is an issue for me.

                      1. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        I am with you, he's no Ronaldo

                  2. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Thinking the same mate. This fixture was absolutely perfect for them and I'm glad I profited, but once the deep blocks return against them I have very little confidence. Big decisions to make.

                • MessiGOAT
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  1.7% he does

              3. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Bought Walker, Matip, Taylor and Pieters all within the last 5 or 6 GW's. Desperate bad fortune.

              4. Oggle22
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Chances of Mari playing fit Arsenal tonight?

              5. Runaway
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                From DGW19 onwards:

                A) Kane (will loose Son for Salah in 19)
                B) Martial (have Bruno as well)
                C) Vardy -4

                1. Nikolai Volkoff
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  B looks the most exciting prospect

              6. Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Bring back those days when Lundstram & Henderson were saving my week. Oh poor SHU, I am gonna miss them. Wish they could survive & sack stubborn wilder