Scout Notes

Mitchell benefits from Palace’s first clean sheet since Gameweek 1

Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheff Utd

  • Goals: Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m), Eberechi Eze (£5.8m)
  • Assist: Christian Benteke (£5.5m), James McArthur (£5.2m)
  • Bonus points: McArthur x3, James Tomkins x2 (£4.5m), Vicente Guaita x1 (£4.8m)

TYRICKSHANK RICKDEMPTION

Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) made a swift return to the Fantasy Premier League spotlight in Gameweek 17 as he played all 90 minutes of Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

The left-back was a key component of budget defensive rotations earlier in the campaign but lost his place to Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) in Gameweek 7.

After going nine Premier League matches without registering a single minute, Mitchell came back for the Gameweek 16 draw with Leicester in what appeared to be Roy Hodgson exercising some festive rotation

However, against Sheffield United, the 21-year-old held onto the left-back berth six days after Crystal Palace’s Gameweek 16 fixture, the fact that van Aanholt was on the bench again heavily indicating Mitchell has established himself in the first team once again.

How often his 15.1% ownership will start him in the coming weeks remains to be seen considering the Eagles’ next two matches take them to Arsenal and Manchester City.

Meanwhile, their clean sheet on Saturday was just Palace’s second of the campaign, the first since Gameweek 1. And, of course, it was recorded against the Premier League’s worst attack Sheffield United, who have scored just eight goals in 17 matches so far (0.5 per game).

Still, finally having another starting defender in this price bracket could come in very handy over the coming weeks, especially with Max Kilman (£4.1m) recently losing his place for Wolves.

THAT WAS EZE

Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) could be on the chopping board for his 22% ownership ahead of Double Gameweek 19. 

Palace have just one fixture in that round, arguably one the hardest possible in a trip to Manchester City, who have the joint-best home defence this season (seven goals conceded).

He goes into the mini chip season on the back of five blanks from a possible six since Gameweek 12, his only goal in that time coming against Leicester.

In Saturday’s win over Sheffield United, the Ivory Coast international did play well, driving the ball forward for Palace’s opening goal, only to end up the assister for the assister. He crossed to Christian Benteke (£5.5m), who teed up Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) for the finish.

It was Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) who stole the show against Sheffield United though, pressing into unguarded space in Sheffield United’s midfield and shrugging off Ethan Ampadu before rolling a cultured finish beyond Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) in first-half stoppage time.

While the former QPR man only has one goal in the last three Gameweeks, it is worth highlighting that is the same number as Zaha, who has played more minutes in that time.

After missing out on the starting XI in Gameweeks 16 and 17, any questions over Eze’s place in the team were eased by a first-half injury to Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m), as well as his impressive performance.

After scoring the game’s opening goal, a hamstring issue forced the former Leicester man off, which Hodgson described as “concerning”. 

“[The injury to] Benteke is a dead leg. Schlupp is more concerning. A muscle injury, his hamstring.” – Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Kouyaté, Tomkins, J Ward; Schlupp (Eze 40′), Milivojevic (Riedewald 90+5′), McArthur, A Townsend; Zaha, Benteke (Ayew 48′).

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Ampadu; Osborn (Hackford 80′), Fleck, Norwood, Basham, Bogle; Mousset (Brewster 61′), McGoldrick.

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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  1. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    For GW 18 FH, one each of Arsenal and United in defence or double up?

    Looking at:

    A) Leno, Maguire
    b) De Gea, Tierney

    Which would you go for you?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Probably A

    2. cigan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B Tierney such a threat going forward

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        One assist before yesterday’s

  2. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    First time this season owning Vardy. Come on boy!

  3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Good enough for DGW?

    Mendy
    Robertson, Dias, Coufal
    Salah, KdB, Bruno, Grealish
    Watkins, Bamford, Antonio

    I get this with -4 with 9 playing BGW.
    Maybe TC, who?

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Will Vardy do enough for me to want to keep him for the dgw...

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Don't know, what are your expectations?

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      double hatrick too much to ask?

    3. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      think about it:

      Vardy £10.2M - 108 Points = 10.6 points per Million

      Against:

      Bamford £6.6M - 101 Points = 15.3 points per million
      DCL £7.9M - 95 Points = 12 points per million
      Wilson £6.5 - 85 Points = 13 points per million

      This makes it far easier to make squad decision and where to spend your money...

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy refusing to shoot becuase its not from the penalty spot

    1. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      lol

  6. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Quick straw poll here:
    are you gentlemen watching on
    a) Sky
    b) other methods

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Bein sports due to my location

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      a

    4. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Quick Straw poll. Is this Old man from the dodgy football streaming websites police? 🙂

  7. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    This ref really wants to get involve in passes

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      same with the last match, prolly just a coincidence but i do wonder if refs have been instructed to get closer to the play.

  8. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I can field 8 players for gw18 with a -4. A -8 feels too much. My dgw19 is in good shape.

    Are 8 players enough? Should I freehit gw18 instead or keep it for later?