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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. Says
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Dallas is basically an American version of Scholes

    1. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      More like Bristol; regional capitol in a hotter area of the country.

      1. Leonard hatred
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        rainier, sure, but hotter?!

        1. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Hmmm, maybe Exeter then.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      AKA The Cookstown Cafu.

  2. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Bruno's returns are just ridiculous, think I'll captain him over Gundogan

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      if Gundo wasn't playing twice, I would

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Betting on a long range worldy is a long shot . . . returning against 9 men not hard.

  3. Party time
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Bamford & Dallas owners group hug

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Can Harrison owners join in?

      1. Party time
        7 months, 12 days ago

        No

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          LOL

  4. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Current squad, 2 fts and 3.7m itb. Any thoughts on what I do here guys????

    McCarthy Pope
    Stones Justin Coufal Targett Taylor
    Salah Son Bruno Gundogan Saka
    DCL Antonio Bamford.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Saka > Foden
      Coufal > Mee

  5. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    My team is: Martinez 4.0;
    Cancelo, Digne, Stones, Justin, Mitchell
    Sterling, Salah, Bruno, Grealish, ESR
    DCL, Salah, Antonio
    Only 0.1 in the bank. 2FTs.
    What can I use my transfer on? Would like to get Kane in eventually for GW 26, but not move this week with Kane playing City. To do so may need Salah sale. With just 0.1 itb not a lot of flexibility, and most of my players bar Mitch and ESR very popular current picks. Any ideas welcome.

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Double Salah is too much, considering his dire form. Get rid of one of him to release funds

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Should be Bamford not Salah in forwards

  6. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    all field players on my bench have made the team of the week, and none that I started. outstanding stuff, you just can't make it up.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      That's a special skill.

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I really do feel like there should be some kind of participation award for it.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          I award you the [JFC this F'in GW] trophy.

    2. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Dude that bench is ridiculous..possibly worst bench luck I've ever seen

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        yeah, it's not great, but sometimes it happens. whatcha gonna do.

        1. dogtanion
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah I've DCL rotting on mine too .painful

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            The Alonso cameo yesterday..... grrrr

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          If it's any consolation, you've still outscored me this GW.

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah - I can't complain, it's not been an abysmal game week and others are definitely worse off, but it's definitely rotten luck

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      My bench reached the 30 barrier too. I wouldn’t mind if I hadn’t been so close to playing BB. Decided to save it for this week, when I’ll no doubt score less than half that!

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, woof - I wasn't ever considering it this week, probably makes it slightly less painful. Sorry mate, better luck to both of us

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah mate, onwards and upwards, good luck!

  7. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Don’t mean to be greedy but another Dallas return would be spiffing!

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      That is tad greedy

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I was on 50pts before tonight with Bamford and Dallas left. Give me a break!

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Take 12 pts and run!

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Just in case they concede I want the security 😉

  8. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Would you rather Gund for gw24 or Raphinha for gw25?
    Can’t really get both unless I sell Grealish but not that keen

    Could do Soucek to Gund this week then switch to Raphinha but waste of transfer

    Can I survive without Gund for the dgw? Own Sterling Dias Stones

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I sold Stones to allow double city mids

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        That’s my current plan just checking best defender to get
        Might just do Dallas now for the double

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      you have 3 city players already? then why bother... just go without.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Have 2FT and gut feel is they’re more likely to score a couple in both than keep cs in both.
        Also Gund haul would be a rank killer.
        Not an easy one.
        Depends also who the Stones replacement would be. Burnley defender or perhaps Dallas in advance of the double

    3. The Chief
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Similar position, Stones won’t play both, hoping that Gundo doesn’t either

  9. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    If I BB in 26 its going to be so tough knowing what to do with Leeds players. Single gw against villa when there’ll be so many doubles

    1. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      BB is overrated

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        doubles sometimes overrated as well. See KDB triple captain last month (me).

        1. Niho992
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Agree. Took -4 hit to afford KdB that week

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            good times, weren't they

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Total agree, feels like a hinderance sometimes

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Probably only keeping Bam

    3. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Keep 2 in 25, transfer 1 out in 26

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Might wc in 25 and get 3 Leeds

  10. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Bamford, Dallas and Raphinha on my bench for next GW...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Find a spot for BamBam.

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Soucek? Whenever bench him he punish me

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Same headache here 🙂

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        +1

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      RIP?

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thinking to BB

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          So tricky, don’t envy your choice!

  11. Says
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    I'm so into Leeds this season my underwear says Calvin Phillips

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Once their Klien.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I am a palace supporter and mines Calvin Clyne

      1. Says
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        lol

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I'm wearing a Stetson to bed tonight. Yeehaaah

  12. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    The poor ole Groundsman must be hiding

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    48.82% rank rise is nice to see. Hold Dallas.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Wow? Rank?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        6,293 as of now.

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Amazing

        2. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          wow, very nice indeed - congrats!

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      39.23% here, love to see it! Been a tough season, 9th green arrow in a row now so grass looking much greener.

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      26.7% 100k jump...

  14. benn45
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Please please, just 1 goal for Palace.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      1 goal for Palace, and a screamer from Raphinha

  15. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Harrison off the bar

  16. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Harrison off the bar

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Blew it up, ref.

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Harrison has gone to the bar.

  19. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Nooo Harrison . . . why did no one deflect it in?!?!?!

  20. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    This ref has been having a laugh all night.

  21. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Crazy that ayling has zero attacking returns, plays so high up the pitch. Dallas has 7

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Uh Dallas is playing in midfield . .

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah. Dallas is OOP

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks lads, I do watch football

  22. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Is it fair to say.. Raphinha's teammates arent as good as him.
    Mahrez @ Leicester moment?

  23. SallySlayer
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Robbo - Coufal - Cancelo
    Salah - Gundo - Barnes - Bruno
    Wilson - Bamford - DCL

    Which scores the most in the next 2 GWs? 1 FT
    A) Robbo –> Dias/Stones
    B) Barnes –> Sterling
    C) Wilson –> Antonio
    D) Wilson –> Watkins
    E) Something else?

  24. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone else doing Maddison to Raphina for DGW?

    1. Finding Timo
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Bowen to Raphinha GW25

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Doing Bissouma -> Raphinha

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Smith-Rowe to Raphinha

  25. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    On a wc do you get in Justin or spend extra and get in Pereira?(0.7 difference)
    {Castagne returns GW 25 according to FPL website}

  26. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Harrison or Raphinha?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Raph, both good options.

    2. Finding Timo
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Raphinha?

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Raphina.

  27. Says
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    No you can't sign Harry and Son we have Harry Son at home.

    Harrison at home: *hits bar*

  28. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Meslier into the baps

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      All those 5 yard passes

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Worth getting a burnley defender if they’ll only play over slab head ? 2FT

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Phillips injured and people are -buying- Leeds playars?

    They haven't even scored since he went off, useless.

    1. Says
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      went off?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        :p