Dugout Discussion

Mitchell and van Aanholt start together for Palace side missing injured Zaha

Gameweek 23 comes to a conclusion at a wintry Elland Road this evening as Leeds United take on Crystal Palace.

Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.

Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) carries the hopes of almost 50% of Fantasy managers this evening, having seen his ownership swell even further in the last Gameweek: just under 250,000 FPL bosses transferred in the striker ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Bamford’s ownership is up around the 85% mark in the top 10k, with Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) also widely owned among this elite group: the Northern Ireland international sits in over one in three of these squads.

As we’ve become accustomed to seeing this season, Leeds are unchanged from their previous game.

There is no Pablo Hernandez (£5.7m) among the substitutes, however, with the veteran playmaker missing out through injury.

The Palace team news is more noteworthy, with Roy Hodgson opting to field Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) in the same side.

One of them, likely van Aanholt, will presumably be playing ‘out of position’ further up the left flank.

Hodgson also hands Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.9m) his debut, with Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m) only on the bench and Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) absent because of a hamstring problem.

Mitchell and Leeds’ Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) are two of the three cheapest starters of Gameweek 23, with the latter making his eighth successive Bielsa line-up in the Premier League.

The reverse fixture between these two sides ended in a 4-1 win for Palace, a match in which Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) registered his highest FPL score of the season.


Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Alioski, Dallas, Klich, Phillips, Harrison, Raphinha, Bamford.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Cahill, Dann, Clyne, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze, Mateta, Ayew.

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1,878 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    TAA to Stones for a hit?

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Dias or Cancelo but yes

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Have Dias already

  2. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Palace only scored 4 times in their last 18 games without Zaha. Dallas you better haul

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      A Dallas haul would greatly upset me

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Bad fixture this for leeds. Gary Cahill 2 goals and a cleanie coming up

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      He's my only chance of survival in the cup

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Mr Stuart Dallas,

    It is on you to save the week from hell

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Thissssss

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Why the bench w*nkery with steer?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Makes me feel better when I check my score

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Kinda think the dcl bench points serve you right...

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Absolutely disgusting comment lol

    3. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      He had just read your comment on his way to score brace

    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Good start then

  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    With Son’s contract running to 2023 - does he start to become buyable in the summer?

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Would take him at Werder if the price was right 😉

  5. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Bamford and Dallas haul needed desperately!!

    Bamford won’t make much difference but Dallas..... def will!

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Bamford and Dallas blank needed desperately

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        You’re on 75pts! Don’t be greedy!

        I’m on 50!

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Cash league rival has both. My week score is irrelevant

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Early days to be worrying re ML rivals

  6. shiraz
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Come on (B)amford and dallas

    • Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Dallas one pointer needed. Bamford can score a hattrick

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        too late...

    • BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Bamford, Dallas & Raphinha. You could say my GW depends on a big Leeds wins and clean sheet...!

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Goal

      Leeds

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Harrison

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Slight nick off Cahil but no change to the goal.

    • STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers Dallas

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Dallas (A) right?

      1. shiraz
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Yup look like it

        • No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Yes he passed it to him and that’s how it works

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Dallassssssssssssssss

      3. shiraz
          5 months, 24 days ago

          What a goal

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Dalllllllas a

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Dallas assist

        • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Dallas assist 😎

        • Meinhoff
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Dallas what a legend

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Nightcrawler fuming?

          Dallas assist takes him out of the FPL Cup?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Nowhere to hide for him now.

          2. Party time
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Absolutely nowhere to hide

            • Lazaretti
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Theres still time for 3 yc and penalty miss

          3. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Dallas

          4. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Dallas! Good lad. Right then Bambo (c) let’s have a brace.

          5. djman102
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Looks like I picked the wrong week to wait on bringing in Dallas.

          6. UNDERWORLD7
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            before i even just logged in i knew i'd hear something about Dallas, get the eff in lad!

          7. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Dallas is my Justin. Hate him.

          8. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Yikes bench points gonna outscore my playing team

            1. Gizzachance
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              Martinez, dcl, Dallas on bench ! Who said play b/boost my in a dgw !

          9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Dallas on for a major haul

          10. Wild Guus Chase
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Very happy that I have Dallas and Bumford already in prep for the DGW - no transfers in needed!

            1. Dirty Harry
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 24 days ago

              So does everyone else lol

          11. Lev Yashin
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Dallas-sist.

          12. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            I hate Dallas

          13. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Dallas 😀