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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. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    LOL Townsend yanked down . . ref . . carry on . .

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

      hahaha

  2. chrismoo75
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Rashford for Son next week? Anyone

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Why do you even have to ask that question.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  3. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Never paid any attention to Phillips, but tonight he has been appalling. No passing range, can’t defend.

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Which option?

    A. Mee
    B. Lowton
    C. Tarkowski

    Money no problem, need points!

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Tark

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bakar has a review article (hot topics).
      Everyone is basically the same. Pick any and hope for the best

    3. Finding Timo
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I am going A as thought more likely to get a goal

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        B as I will need to funds to try to squeeze Kane and Son in

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers everyone

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I've got £5.2m itb. Ultimate moneyball season.

    5. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      get dallas off

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Meslier earning his BAP.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        3 baps now

    7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Need this Leeds CS wiped out

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        it's staying

    8. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Antonio (TOT) to Adams (CHE lee) for GW25?

    9. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think we should get a whip-a-round going to a barber to visit Elland Road.

    10. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      so everyone planning dallas raphinha and bamford for gw25?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        of course

      2. Finding Timo
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Yep

        • BeWater
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Already have Bamford and Dallas. Raphinha for Soucek for 25.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              exacly the same

          • Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            So it seems

          • Sack The Glazers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            already have dallas and bam, i'm thinking harrison

            1. Finding Timo
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Isn’t Raphinha more attacking / likely to get goal/assist?

                1. Sack The Glazers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  harrison 6 g/4a raph 4g/5a

                  1. Finding Timo
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      Mmmm. Tough decision between them then but I am probably going for Raphinha

                    • mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      Minutes played?

                  2. hullcityfan
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    More likely to assist for sure. Harrison probably the slightly bigger goal threat.

              • Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                I wish. Stuck with Meslier, Alioski & Bam

              • Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Yep. Moving to 352.

              • FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Got bam and Dallas. I like Ralph, maybe will get him but not 100% sure

            2. BeWater
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Alioski really is a bad defender.

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  And a bonafide quality diver. Horrid player.

                2. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  I don't want to keep him but he has been stuck on my bench. I guess I will keep him for DGW.

              • TOLV TUMS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Should be interesting (hopefully) to see what Leeds do in the window this summer. Wonder what uncut gems are out there that fit Bielsa's plans.

              • EmreCan Hustle
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Klich really isn't that great. Leeds miss Rodrygo.

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

                  and he was so fantasy-productive early in the season, too. really odd.

              • Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                My best seasons I always managed to jump on the value defenders ahead of the curve. This season , no Dallas or Justin is killing my rank, never caught a breath to get them in.

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Dallas has been on my "must add" list for months now.

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    I think one should not always follow the "donæt take hit for a defender" rule - if you fancy one for the long term, take the hit. Ofc in this Covid-ridden season thinking long term has not been easy

              • The Chief
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                2fts, thoughts here lads? £1m itb

                Martinez (McCarthy)
                Coufal Dias Stones (Dier Dallas)
                Sterling Salah Fernandes Saka (Soucek)
                Wilson Bamford DCL

              • Niadu
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Gundo TC, anyone with me?...

                1. Finding Timo
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Gundo captain but not TC

                    1. Niadu
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      I just have this feeling he's going to haul in both games against Spurs and the Toffees.... Remember United put 3 past Everton and Spurs are not necessarily playing their best football despite the return of Kane.

                  • mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Gundo tc he's on fireeee

                2. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Meslier on 3 bonus

                3. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Leeds living dangerously in the final moments.

                4. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Meslier could Nick the 3 bonus by just playing 5 yards passes all night

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    But but but how . . . Palace haven't had a bonefide shot (on target).

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      I just explained it to you

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

                  This is making me feel even more confident about pope (c) !

                  Palace are useless....

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Palace always do this and then have their one good performance in 4

                  2. Chrisitis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Nothing without zaha it seems

                6. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Meslier oh my

                7. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Hooooold Dallas.

                8. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Will Dallas hold the baps?

                9. Tcheco
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Hoooold your baps Meslier

                10. Releasebreaks
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  For those who are planning to WC25 BB26, what are you guys doing with players like Bamford, Martinez, Justin, if they get single game week?

                11. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Dallas and Meslier on 3 BAPs apiece

                12. ZAMUNDA
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Can Bamford do a DCL at 95'?

                13. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  FT 2-0

                14. gogs67
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Dropped 8K today because I only have Bamford from the Leeds team. Frustrating lol

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      is that it?

                      1. gogs67
                          4 months, 6 days ago

                          It's a 20% rank drop, one step forwards two back!

                      2. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        i only have Bamford and only dropped 500 places

                      3. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        I have zero Leeds and dropped 100 000...

                        1. gogs67
                            4 months, 6 days ago

                            Ouch