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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
    7 months, 11 days ago

    D
    \alaaassss

  2. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    aaaand my bench just gets better and better

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      I have 24pts on the bench. You ?

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        27 here with Dallas in play

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Mate has 42 😉

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          He's won the game of life

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 11 days ago

            He’s fuming! And I’m loving it. 😀

      3. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        29 ad counting

  3. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    DALAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

  4. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    I said Dallas brace today

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      we want more!

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      I thought he scored a goal might be brace of assists

  5. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Brought in Dallas for Robbo this GW. Finally a good transfer.

  6. FPL Pillars
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Dallas looking up for this!!!

  7. Party time
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Dallas, feel free to score a hat trick

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    I went with Mee over Dallas.

    I deserve this.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Dallas points for absolutely everybody it seems.

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

      Not me 🙁

      Selling Dallas for Digne has really not worked so far. I might need to buy him back...

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        He'll concede and get booked anyway. He's no James Justin.

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          Let's hope

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        I bit the bullet after losing Bamford the other GW. Brought him in this week. Dallas will haul in 2 GWs time

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Since when did Mustafi play for Leeds 🙂

  11. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Leeds = Man Bun FC

  12. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Dallas averaging an attacking return every 3 games aswell as clean sheets at 4.5m and people sold him?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 11 days ago

      This is why I love watching him as an owner 🙂

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      I know - he's worth it sheerly for the entertainment value - and he plays every week 🙂

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

    Klich with some impromptu breakdancing as an early time wasting tactic

  14. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Leeds all over this. Hauls incoming for all Leeds players.

  15. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Dallas best 4.5 buy this season for me.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Justin for me

    2. Party time
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Martinez & Dallas

    3. Ram sey Coq uel in
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Martinez got nearly 30 pts more than Dallas , so surely he has to be the better buy

  16. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Last Season Lord Lundstram shifted to Lord Dallas

  17. Rep Poulette
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Time to get Dallas back

  18. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Would you BB this next week..
    De Gea (wba) Bamford (ars) Soucek ( SHU) Holding (LEE)

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

    I played the Texan ahead of DCL, maybe it'll work out afterall

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Bamford so close

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Bam did well there, big Guaita save.

  22. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    You literally can't own them all in one team. For every Justin not screwing you over there is a Dallas or a Stones or a Cresswell etc. Just got to accept it.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      5-4-1?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Then Watkins or Wilson or Bamford or DCL will screw you over. And if you go weak in midfield then Raphinha, Gundogan, Grealish, Maddison, or Soucek will do you.

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Which is why it’s so hard to make progress

      It’s not enough to have player haul it’s got to be a mega haul

      This week I’ve got Coufal (6) but the alternatives in that position are Justin (9) or Dallas (12?)

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Even if you own Justin, Dallas, stones, cancelo, coufal.... who do you play

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          It honestly feels like only way to make progress is to get lucky with a defender mega haul (eg AWB last week) or get captain right

  23. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Bamford with a decent header from an accute angle. Seems up for this.

  24. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Pitch officials got carried away with the sprinklers? Half the Leeds team holding their backs.

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Stuart Dallas. A man amongst boys.

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

      The Cookstown Cafu

  26. Going To Win This Year
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Pick 2 to start.

    1. Anguissa (away at EVE + BUR)
    2. Bambam (away ars)
    3. Son (away city)
    4. Justin (home Liverpool)

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      23

  27. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Bamfinho getting closer

  28. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Alsonso and his 62nd min cameo killed me this week.

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Go on Bam. Get that 100th goal

  30. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Looking more and more like a BB next week with this squad!?

    Pope Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Mee Dallas Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Expect much from Leeds vs Arsenal?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        I definitely expect a goal or two, Arsenal are not to trusted in the slightest!

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          Trusting Leeds is more the issue.