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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. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Dallas you beauty.13k fall with Antonio(c),i'll take it and run away.

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Dallas saved us massively

  2. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Thank you Bam and Dallas for shrinking my red arrow right down!!

    68pts all out and managed to stay in the top 100k for now.

    Made a shocking GW an average one which I’m fine with!

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Well done, you’re still in a strong position going into the doubles

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers PB!

        Got a nice plan hopefully for next couple so hoping the midweeks don’t put a spanner in the works!

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Dallas and Bamford made my red arrow green. A great way to finish a GW.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Awesome! I couldn’t hope for a green but a tiny red is great!

  3. Bring the Cavalry
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Dallas meslier and Bamford (c), Leeds saving my terrible game week

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice!

  4. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Small red at the end really happy for Dallas points.

    Only if I played Martinez would have been a red .

    Time.to go bold and finally jump into top 10K

    Thinking of getting Tark Gundo Rodriguez DCL and Digne for 12 pt hit

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good or bad plan ?

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Time for bed!

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Well done but relax on the hits and at least wait for fa cup games!

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        This

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Sleep on that!

    5. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Which defenders for Digne and Tarkowski?

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mitchel and Dallas. Will get Dallas back on a WC

  5. Finding Timo
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Play bamford (arsenal) or Bowen (SU)?

      1. hullcityfan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bamford. Bowen is useless as an FPL asset - often comes off before 60 and goal threat isn't great.

        1. Finding Timo
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers I can’t wait to get rid of Bowen ! Will do Bowen to Raphinha gw25

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        First GW i own Mr Dallas. Feels great.

        1. Kane and Ablett
            2 months, 12 days ago

            You won’t look back, if you watch the games he makes it a pleasure

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

          Finally! ML leader doesn’t have any Leeds players. Success! Closing in

        3. matiakez
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Needed a Dallas 12 pointer to stay in the cup. What a guy.

          1. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I needed a Dallas 12 pointer to stay out of the cup. I hope all Crystal Palace players die. My best to Dallas though

          2. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Saved my bacon too. What a hero.

        4. Maeki2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Sterling & Mee in BB activated

        5. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          2 decisions for next week, finally rolling a ft

          Bench
          A) son
          B) bamford

          Captain
          1) Gundogan
          2) DCL

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

            A1 Sauce

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A1 Sharon.

          3. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            B1

          4. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A1

          5. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks all, that’s my gut.

            Son's past record v city is a bit worrying though.

        6. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Risky benching Bamford, Soucek and Coufal?

          Pope
          Digne, Stones, Cancelo, Mee
          Salah, Saka, Bruno, Sterling
          DCL, Antonio

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            vary, however i'm BB'ing this weekend

          2. Maeki2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Then bench boost

        7. COVID-CASUAL
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Dallas saving my ranking, what a hero.

          • mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A. Steer to Pope or
            B. Taylor to a Burnley defender likely to play and play McCarthy?

            And should I take a hit to do Antonio to DCL?

          • ZoumasBloomers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Would have been inside the top 1k if I’d stuck with DCL over Soucek. That’s a stinger. Roll on some more bench points next week!

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I’ve just been thinking the same mate!! I’d be 35k if I had!! I play 3-4-3 every week and the one week I go 3-5-2 it bites me!! Haha

          • FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Did Ayling...... Just get a clean sheet?

            Am I dreaming?

          • Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Not often I get these but brilliant night as a Meslier, Dallas and Bamford owner.

          • BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Is Soucek's ban canceled? Should I do after cup games Soucek > Gundo and keep Son/Bruno/Salah/Raphinha?

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yes

          • Arthur Shelby
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            101 all out, allow the brag 🙂 First ever non-DGW ton...

            1. Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Well done.

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

              Wowsers!!

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

              I have yet to hit a ton in a non DGW.

            4. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Well done

            5. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Smashing score. Well played.

            6. Arthur Shelby
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers all, feels good.

          • ZoumasBloomers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Anyone else going in with the Dallas Soucek Coufal bench next week?

            1. Arthur Shelby
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              More or less, actually thinking of BB.

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

              Instead of whom ?

          • PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ouch. 20k drop tonight as a non-Leeds owner. That and benching DCL and Justin has taken the gloss off what looked like a decent week yesterday with 76.

            Still, 80k now, having been 3m around GW7!

          • D.Glynn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            With 2ft would you do Son to Sterling just for this GW? Reverse the following.
            McCarthy
            Cancelo Coufel Mee
            Salah Bruno Son Gundo Lookman
            DCL Bamford
            Johnstone Wood Dallas Justin

          • AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            This GW should be named "the casual's GW". The high scoring teams are those whose manager gave up or simply doesn't watch football anymore.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Ok Mr no-linked-team

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                20k mate. 11k last week

            2. jammie26
                2 months, 12 days ago

                An odd comment.

                1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  But true nonetheless

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

              Martinez
              Dallas , Coufal, Dias
              Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundo
              Antonio, Bamford, DCL
              Forster Soucek James Holding
              2 FT AND 2 itb
              Any Thoughts ?

            4. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Approaching 1K now, and that's with benching Martinez, Dallas and DCL

              Sign of a good team!

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Nice going, just about stayed in the top 5k. Having no Gundogan has cost me recently a lot

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

                  Played him over DCL in the end, was kicking myself when he blazed the peno over because I brought him into my team last minute purely because he had pens!

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Paid off in the end, he looks essential, can’t believe next week will be the first time I owned him.
                    Like you I also started Soucek over DCL 🙁

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

                      Damn, just bad luck soucek had chances and then the red. And I actually posted on here that gundo was a trap but the community convinced me to get him been points galore since

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

                Jeez. Where are you up to now?

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

                  1.2K before this Leeds game in which I own raph and bamford. Could be a small drop to 1.3 or 1.4 depending on Dallas ownership near me I'm not sure but overall should be a green again

              3. sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yep. Great job bud!

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

                  Cheers!

              4. BeWater
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Brilliant mate 🙂

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

                    Thanks!

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I'm approaching 1k too, just from a long way away!

                  How close are you?

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

                    Haha gotta start somewhere right!

                    At gameweek start I was 1.5k, I'm 1.2k before this game kicked off in which I own raph and bamford, might actually be a small drop back depending on Dallas ownership but should still be a tiny green!

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      That's brilliant.

                      I'm trying to improve my transfer discipline.

                      Please can you share your ID so i can learn from your approach?

              5. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                There's nothing better than having players do well in the last game of the week, particularly when it wasnt going well beforehand.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  This 100%, literally saved a week from hell for me

              6. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Does Debbie Does Dallas hold onto the 3 BAPs?

              7. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Cooper was the man of the match for me.Excellent performance defensively,covering,through balls.

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

                  Gotta be Raphina for me, Palace were just woeful in attack and still had a few decent opportunities

                  1. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    What a footballer!

              8. Coaly
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Mitchell to:
                a) Mee
                b) Stones

                Bench:
                1. Coufal (SHU)
                2. Bamford (ars)

              9. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Dallas overtakes Rob Holding as FPL player of the season

                1. Limbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Err.

              10. umerlfc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Happy with 80 without Gundo & Justin
                Thank you Raphinha and Dallas!

                1. Werner Bros
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  93 without those players as well, has been a very enjoyable week. Haven't been able to say that a lot this year!