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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. Denis Tueart on the wing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Leeds pitch looks good, but two players 1 Palace and 1 Leeds have already nearly done the splits. A worry for injuries!!

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Gosh, I hope Bamford doesn't get hauled off as a precaution

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      They changed the pitch a few games back

      1. Denis Tueart on the wing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        2 weeks ago apparently

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Bought it of spurs for 300k!

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    There's like a set of 30 players which teams have who all are returning

    This is why nobody is making progress unless you catch 1-2 hauls

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Agreed

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Welcome to post Xmas FPL. Happens every year.

  3. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Can someone remind me, Ayling's stats at the start of the season were miles better than Dallas right?

    So whoever chose Dallas over Ayling defied the stats? Correct?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Iirc, there were worries over Dallas’ minutes.

      It was said, once he starts he’s a better option than Ayling.

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I wouldn't say miles better but probably just edged it. Last season you'd see him popping up at the back post more often than Dallas.

      Never much doubt about Dallas' minutes, he's a Bielsa favourite, and benefitting from a midfield role at the moment.

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bam misses 1v1

    1. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

  5. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Where is BamBam?

  6. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Apologies for asking, I should know really, but is Soucek available to play next PL game?

    Cheers

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Yes, he is available

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers matey! Nice 😉

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      yep, appeal approved and he is eligible

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Brill cheers Senate 🙂

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Excellent stuff, cheers TM, helps with a potential BB

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    What a donkey.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Brilliantly made to be fair

  8. aleksaa2
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    What was that, Bam?

  9. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bamford. That was terrible. One-on-one and balloons it over.

  10. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Think I need a Dallas 12 pointer to stay in the cup.

  11. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    WTF was that Bamford

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Ffs bam bam, brilliant and then an awful finish

    Infuriating watch as a capper

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      As just an owner too. Well, an owner looking for vindication for benching DCL.

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

    Dude.

  14. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bamford big chance missed

  15. BeWater
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Yes Patrick, you are right. That was f****** s***.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      What a weird technique on that shot 😆

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Bamford back to being dross

    • shiraz
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Almost thought bamford gonna buried that

      • Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        He watched too much Gundogan last night.

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Now THAT is Patrick Bamford

      • Parsnips
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Massive bamford chance missed

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Come on Patrick - make me forget about dcl

        • ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Bamford incoming

        • Neto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          c'mon Bamfordinho!

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          FK Raphinia

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Not watching the game as only own Dallas. Sounds like Bamford should have score a hatty.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            2 good chances

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 13 days ago

              What was the other one?

              1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                1v1 that he got wrong

              2. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Header saved near post

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Generous. One half chance, one total fluff.

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Fluffed a good chance. Header on target - decent save.

        • Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Put Dallas on the next one.

        • Drogo
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Bamford kinda reminds me of Michu.

          1. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            How ? Michu was composed in front of goal.

            1. Drogo
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Cant really put my finger on it. Guess it's his flair

          2. Zalk
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Yeah, I kinda agree. Similar flailing arms

            1. Drogo
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Yes, that could be it!

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Mitchell struggling against Raphinia

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            He's a baller, it's expected.

        • Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Raphinha having a mare here