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

    Hi everyone.

    If we use our WC, we can have a team like this:

    Martinez
    Cancelo - Dias - Wan Biss - Mee
    El Ghazi - Bruno - Rash - Son (or Saka)
    Aguero - Watkins

    Bench: Mc Carthy - Dallas - Soucek - Bamford (bank: 3.4 with Son))

    We have 11 players for GW 18 and we can then do Son (or Saka) > Salah for GW19, play our BB and have 15 doublegameweekers.

    Is it worth it? Or is it better play our FH for GW18? Wildcarding or free hitting? What are the pros and the cons?

    The WC team looks stronger for the games from GW20 onwards where City, United, Villa, West Ham and Leeds have nice fixtures while Liverpool play Spurs.

    I'd like to have your advice. Does anyone else think about that option too?

    Thanks a lot.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I’ve been considering this same thing exactly ! Either this or just fh 18 and hits into 19

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

        So, what's the best way going into GW18 according to you?
        Lose that precious wildcard or be much happier with it and don't need any hit for 19?

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

      Would you be happy going the next 20/1 GWs with no WC?

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

        Surely not but I'd still keep a FH... I'd better keep all my chips but I can actually field only 6 players in GW18 as I planned to play my FH and have 13 double gameweekers + Son and Kane. My concern is that I don't have city players for GW20, only one from United and my team doesn't really look good for GW20 onwards... But I would be happy with that WC team for those gameweeks to follow.

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

          Take a 4/8 point hit
          Better

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

      Looks good. Obviously no WC for later could come back to bite you

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Still have the free hit and more space between blanks/doubles next time to navigate, but get your point

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Saving my chips. Can get out 10 in GW18 and 9 DGWers plus Son & Kane in GW19... Without hits.

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

        That's the best option but I didn't plan that way earlier so I am on FH 18 and BB 19...

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

      WC more valuable chip compared to FH, i'm well set up for 19 so easy choice to go FH in 18.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        What would you consider well set up for 19? I can field 11 Dgw with 1 hit or no hits and some luck!

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

          11 with one hit sounds good. Depends on the players ofcourse.

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

        I'm also well set up for 19 and planned to FH 18. But the point is that my team for 19 is not really good to play on 20 onwards and I would be much happy with that WC team to enter GW 20 and the ones which follow it...

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

      I've thought about it a lot. Not sure about this draft though, Aguero is too much of a risk for me - a more reliable option present in Vardy.

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

        You're right. It's just an example I've been thinking of. Vardy is a nice option too! I'm just asking if WC is better here than FH...

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

      I have managed to WC with a team good for Blank and Doubles, with KDB. makes more sense to me. I find the FH more valuable. Alot of the time i WC and the previous team scores more lol.

    8. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That’s what l’m doing
      Slightly different team and fielding 10 on BGW , and Son to Salah only transfer for DGW

  2. Tarzan
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Balbuena to Lowton?
    but west ham fixures are *chef's kiss*

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sideways move to Dawson?

  3. 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? More Spurs?

    Thanks!

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Wilson!

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

        Certain to start

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

          Sorry. That was a question!

    2. Jrot94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lots of different FH squads, love that..I’m on this at the moment

      DDG
      Dias. Holding. Yedlin
      KDB. Sterling Bruno. Son saka
      Kane Wilson

      I personally don’t love double Arsenal defense or triple Man U offense

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

        Mice team. Considered all of those!

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

          * nice!

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

      could go with Mahrez and the Wilson or would you not have enough money? I thought about Rash too but I think it will be a tight scoreline at Turf Moor

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

    Odds of either Stones or Giroud not playing a minute tomorrow?

    Coufal and Dier points sitting on my bench.

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      0% and 70%

    2. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      20%
      60%

  5. Super Jack Grealish
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Tempted to scrap the free hit and go for bench boost instead, could do DCL, Mitchell and Forster > Watkins, Coufal and Johnstone/Randolph for -4 before DW19

    Martinez
    Dias, Cancelo, Mitchell*
    KDB (C), Bruno, Grealish
    DCL

    Forster, Robbo, Dallas, Salah, Soucek, Bamford, Adams

    1 FT, 0.0 ITB

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

    The kneeling is doing my head in now. Especially after the cultural racism towards Cavani. Piss off FA.

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

      Relax fudgito

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

        I don't mind giant pandas, but red pandas make me sick these days

    2. Plant Based Footballer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      If there's no blancito, then what is negrito?

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

      Las vidas negras importan!

      Maybe some languages should just be forbidden?

    4. Plant Based Footballer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      (It's spelled blanquito = white boy.)

      But this is a term for "white" Americans or northern/central/eastern European whites, not anyone Latin American / Hispanic. So do people who are called "negritos" by the Latin American / Hispanic people have a term for them or what? Even if they do, to start off calling someone by how they're different being = to affection? How?

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

    Anyone have any inkling of who could double in 26, or completely unknown?
    Would like to save WC/BB for that but Euro fixtures could make it even more of a minefield

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

      It was originally intended for the FA Cup QF blanks (in GW29), but there are other candidates now.

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

    There's a good chance that Son vs Sheffield can outscore many popular players with doubles in GW19. See how easily Sheffield crumbles against left-sided attacks

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

      Yeah makes me change my mind about getting him a bit now lol

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

        getting him out i mean

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

      The trick on the differential articles is to always picks a left winger vs Sheffield 😉

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

      Zaha blanking though

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

      Tricky this, I don't particularly want him before and after but he's a very good option for that week

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, I will be moving Kane out in that GW to get 10 DGWers + Son.

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

    How did Benteke manage to get injured there

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

    Anyone thinking of going Sterling KDB Rash Bruno Son gw18? Means no Kane.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes with just Wilson up top and 4 defenders

    2. Jrot94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      My draft is KDB, sterling, Bruno, son Kane and Wilson
      So no rashford for me
      Saka and cheap defense (besides Dias)

  11. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Benteke injured, shame

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

    Benteke reached his season game limit

  13. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I have to get rid of Son in GW19 and not liking it...

    I almost want Grealish to get his 5th yellow so I can get rid of him instead... I need a cash cow to upgrade Davis.

    1. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Keep Son, he may score more than DGW players

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

      I'm keeping

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

      Wouldn't get rid
      He will outscore many DGW players IMO

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Keep

    5. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I’m selling for Salah after BGW unless unforeseen circumstances

    6. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Grealish to Soucek/Raphinha (whoever you don't have)

  14. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Would you FH this team?

    Lloris
    Dias Lewis
    Bruno Son Grealish
    Wilson Aguero (C as this week FT)

    Could take a hit and get additional defender

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No

  15. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Eze seems destined to be the kind of player who gets that 'big' move to Arsenal and ends up becoming a massive flop...

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

      He can get some tips off of Wilf Zaha.

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

      Going to Arsenal hasnt been a big move for a player in over 10 years

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hence the inverted comas around the word 'big' 😉

  16. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    BGW 18 team

    Martinez
    Holding Ampadu Mitchell
    KDB Bruno Son
    Kane Davis

    8.5 should be enough not to use FH, right?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

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

      Yeah
      Though could be 6 if Mitchell and Ampadu don't play

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Mitchell a risk for sure. Ampadu should keep his place.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Although I feel building a proper core for BGW is important. Kane, Son, KDB, Bruno, Holding and Martinez do that. I think its missing a City defender but don't think its worth hitting FH just for that.

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Son & Kane vs Sheffield in DGW19, are going nowhere!

    Think they could easily match the DGW players?

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

      I'm doing Son --> KDB and keeping Kane. Can see Kane doing better than Son against Sheffield United's low block, and I need a City attacker for the DGW

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

        Son can easily do what Eze has just done, can't he?

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      If I owned them I wouldn't sell. At least that's not an issue I have to deal with. Shame its cost me a couple of hundred thousand fpl places.

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I plan to keep Son and move Kane out for Vardy.

  18. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Keep Kane or Son in gw19?

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

      Refer to the above! 😀 Kane for me. Penalties and better against low block teams. Allows me to get KDB in Son.

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah a City mid in for Son probably makes the decision easier. I am thinking similar but prefer holding Son long term through the rough fixtures. Would love an Aguero punt for the double as well.

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

          Aguero is just too injury prone. Wouldn't play both games and would probably get taken off at 60 in any game he does play.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I am keeping Son. Moving Kane out for Vardy

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

      Keep both.

    4. Jo Melon
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Depends on who you would bring in

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

        I made the decision a couple of GW's ago as I wanted Salah in and I kept Son.

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

        Both!
        Remember they got 12 and 13 points today
        An average DGW player like KDB will get 4 points in the DGW

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          It feels risky going without any City attacking cover for the double though. Get what you mean.

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

            Yeah. Ideally both, but only so many slots and budget free. This Sheff Utd team have given up and Spurs will smash them.

    5. George James
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looking to field 11in blank and 11 DGW players without using a chip and possibly one hit. Doing the Hokey Cokey with Salah out for 18 then back in for 19 anyone looking at doing similar?

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

        Yes, planning this also. Want to avoid price rises but this year early transfers seem especially risky with covid

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

        I’m looking at that, and options where I don’t bring him back immediately.

    6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      After using my FT, I'll have this team for the BGW, can save FH right?

      Martinez
      Cancelo Dias Holding
      Fernandes Son Grealish Riedewald(1-pointer)
      DCL

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Stones not Dias sorry

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Looks good

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

      Anyone not selling Salah? See no reason to not sell him for a City mid.

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

        I guess my reason is that he's Salah

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

          Yes, the WBA and Newcastle blanker

      2. George James
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Out for KDB or Sterling then back in for Son maybe.

    8. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Zaha broken?

    9. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Buendia goal

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

      Zaha 🙁

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

      Buendia G

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

        Huh?

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

          Biendia scored a goal.

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

            Finally the FFS hype pays off.

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

        It’s not 19/20 anymore

    12. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Zaha looks hurt

    13. ivantys
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Zaha might not finish 60 min

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

        Which Palace defender is the most nailed? Planning to buy one for GW 18 and beyond.... Seems so uncertain this year though, due to injuries?

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Kouyate being one doesn't help

        2. FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Whats the news about Che Adams injury??

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

            I heard he is fine now. (Not sure where from)

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

            My rival has Soucek on the bench so he's injured

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

          If I make one regular transfer before using FH, will the FH revoke the transfer?

          1. djman102
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yes