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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Should have been a lot more from Dallas & Bam 🙁

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      never satisfied 🙂

    2. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Hmmm

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I’m delighted with 18. No way they deserved more

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Whatever Justin can do Dallas does it better

    1. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Smart people own both

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Double City defense and Cresswell though

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

    Dallas marching Bamford (c) is perfect. 92 all out if Dallas holds onto the 3 bonus

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah still joint with Meslier 🙂

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Lovely week, congrats

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

        Cheers

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nice 1!

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nice, 93 here 😉

    5. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nice one Pat!

  4. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Meslier really worked for his 10pts tonight

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Indeed ... I can’t quite understand that .... how he could get three bonus is beyond me.

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Get Raphinha or Harrison for Leeds 3rd player?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Harrison certainly making a case for himself isn't he, Rapha the better bet though i'd say

    2. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Harrison will blank against city

    3. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Raph I'd think

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    You gorgeous hunk of a Northern Irish man X

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Haha! #GAWA 😀

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    78 pts all out. Not bad considering Antonio(C) and DCL on bench. What could’ve been...

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      You could have had DCL, Gundo and Dallas on the bench, is what could have been 😉

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    People say Justin is a rank killer

    Bamford is 50 % owned !

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Son was like 64% not long ago.

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Best to own both. I owned them both but sold Justin in the blank GW for Maguire. Wish I've sold Mitchel instead

  9. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas slightly easing the pain of DCL on the bench

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      This ... still hurts though ... sob ...

      1. CrouchDown
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Absolutely.

        Especially as it was DCL v Soucek so it’s a clean 12 point loss

  10. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Robbo to Stuarty Dallas transfer went well this GW. Legend...!!!

    1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I did the same.

      Very chuffed.

  11. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    What a beautiful night being a casual Dallas and Bamford owner.

    So great feeling after I injured my foot couple of hours before and am barely walking.

    Viva la casuals

    Juhuuuu

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Red arrow again for you this week Daniel?

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas saved my GW - still in the FPL cup

    Lets go!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Bravooo juhuuuu

  13. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    90 all out and back into the top 10k. That's worth a brag surely.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Juhuuu. Cracker

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        It is cracker.lol.

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Surely it is. Congrats, great week.

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nice one! 88 here (DCL benched)

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Wow . Watkins benched here.

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

      Well played

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers packie

    5. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      And a nice Leeds win to boot...:D

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Couldn't be better Andy.

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Still all luck? 😉

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah still all luck. Only have Dallas and Bamford cos I'm a Leeds fan.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I do and I'm not... not all luck 😉

    7. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Same here! Jumped to 9k with 86 points and 29 points on bench.

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Nice

  14. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Very annoying as a Raphinha and Bamford owner. Leeds shut up shop after the second goal

  15. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Lovely. 24 points added to an otherwise pretty solid week. Going Green ↑

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Juhuuuu get in

  16. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Did many people bench Bamford DCL and Gundo ?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Did you get a green arrow this week?

    2. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Played them all! 96 pointer 😀

    3. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I did, in case you'd like to start counting lol

    4. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      A rival of mine bench Foden, Martinez, stones and Justin!!

    5. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Benched Martinez, Watkins and Justin. Quite a big pool of players to choose from man

  17. BremerHB
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    What a player Raphinha looks to be. Creativity, directness, stamina. Very impressive!

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yup .. incoming for DGW25

      1. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Been with me since GW15 and not going anywhere! 🙂

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      He is a baller

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Best signing for Leeds for ages.

  18. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Horrible horrible season. Embarrassing stuff. Getting beaten by my 'casual' mates who don't even watch football...

    This GW is just hilarious...

    - DCL to Antonio (c)
    - Pope in to bench Martinez
    - Dallas bench
    - Foden bench

    About a -50 point swing... you couldn't write this sh*t

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ouch

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      How can you have a bad GW every week lol

      1. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Dreadful decision making I guess

    3. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      oooof

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

      That’s a sore one. So many 50/50 calls which backfired this week with benches and transfers

    5. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Sorry mate

    6. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      unlucky mate, I was starting James right up till the last minute and changed to Dallas.

  19. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Despite having Bamford in that game my PR just dropped 15k. Must be a lot of Leeds defence owners.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Dallas and Meslier

  20. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    So does this sound like a backfire.
    Got 2FT before WC next week
    And would give 7 dgwers

    AWB and Coufal
    To
    Mee and Lowton
    This would also mean I bench Son.

  21. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas, i love you, Bamford, you too

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Same

      1. Skogen89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Agree!

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah we all do.

  22. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    One of my better decision this season.. paying 0.1-0.2 premium for Dallas over Atkins/Alioski

  23. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Meslier 4 BAPS???
    Hell yeah!

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      3*

  24. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    77 all out thanks to Dallas and Bamford.

    Up and down week with DCL benched and Soucek red.

    Gundogan was a rollercoaster this week too. Looked like he was going off in the first minute, misses a pen then gets two goals.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      75 here, happy with the score itself but doesn't seem like it will be a green arrow

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Exact same score! DCL also benched, and a fellow Gundo owner, can relate on all parts, still, 77 great score this GW

  25. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Well done Crystal Palace, you single handedly kicked me out of the cup and LMS. All my curses go to you ..

  26. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    83 points lifts me from 11k to 6k.

    I'm winning it this year.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Great rank.

  27. AlCapwnUK
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Current squad

    Martinez
    Robertson, Dallas, Cancelo, Konsa, Cresswell
    Son, Bruno, gundo, Grealish, Bissouma
    DCL, Bamford, Antonio

    Thinking Robertson to Dias. Any better moves? Can't afford Bissouma to sterling

  28. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Any thoughts here? 0.4 itb.

    Martinez
    Dias Cancelo Dawson Mee
    Grealish Fernandes Sterling (C) Salah
    Antonio Watkins

    Subs: Son, Dallas, Brewster

  29. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Thank you, Stuart. A -40% rank drop on Saturday has turned into a small green arrow in the end.

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Same here! He also squeaked me past my cup opponent by 2 points..!

  30. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Meslier, dallas & bamford easing the pain of justin & dcl on bench.

    If I could only bench the right ones could have been a beautiful week.