Dugout Discussion

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. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    How many goals has Bam Bam got? I want some pointy wointies in my team team otherwise I'm going to cry to mummy.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      He’ll be getting no points today.

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      0 at the moment. Expect 2 before the game is finished

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Yummy mummy?

  2. Parsnips
    7 months, 20 days ago

    After this gw...
    do I go digne or Pope > Dallas which allows Antonio or DCL > Kane...

    I’m saving transfer this week so will have 2 next...

    Pope
    Cancelo Stines Digne
    Salah Bruno Grealish gundo
    DCL Antonio Bamford

    Martinez Soucek Coufal Holdjng

    Basically wondering if these are the right transfers after this gw and which players out of Digne/Pope and DCl/Antonio out for Dallas and Kane?

  3. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    If you were wildcarding for a BB. Would you rather have a fodder with 2 games and be happy with 4 points. Or spend a million or so more and then book a transfer to take him out later?( For example purposes would you rather buy bissouma {if he had a double} or spend extra money on someone like a soucek / saka as 8th attacker{who also have a double})

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      ESR is 4.3m

    2. hotine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah it’s a bit too broad. I’d say generally pay the extra over someone who is 99% likely to get 4. But there are some great benchable options too Smith-Rowe to name one

  4. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Is there a worse keeper than Guaita. . . .bar Alison on one Sunday.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Ramsdale...

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Butland must be worse bcs he is backup for Guaita. And the there's Kepa.

    3. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      He's been class when in form. Going through a bad patch, just like the rest of the Palace team

  5. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Leeds have the possession but look like s*it

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Nonsense.

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Leeds are the most entertaining team in the league

      1. dogtanion
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Absolutely. Just imagine if they had a clinical finisher

        1. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Bamford is such a likeable guy, I cannot hold anything against him.

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      The space they leave free is crazy.

  6. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Such poor finishing from my captain 🙁

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    So many players slipping on the pitch. May work out well for Bamford

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      I don’t know man, did you see his 1v1 finish?

  8. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 20 days ago

    It's sad that Sheffield will be relegated and not Crystal Palace..

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Agree

  9. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Question from the crowd . . are Leeds allowed to foul players constantly but play goes on?

    1. Tokyo Locomotive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      None of that soft football in Yorkshire.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Aye ; surprised they ain't supping pints while hacking.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Aye and fortunately we don't get many soft Southerners in God's Own county.

  10. Zalk
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Justin got 1/4th of his total points in the last two games.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Check maths.

      1. Zalk
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Math checks out

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          4 x 24 = 101?

          1. Zalk
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Exactly

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Lol. Close enough.

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 20 days ago

                23.7%.

                Can it be rounded up to 24%?

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Ppl easily forget justin was a crap pick for most ofthe 1st half of season. Had him for a long run of blanks

      Only those that got him recently have benefited

  11. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Who’s your captain for next gameweek then?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Gundo

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Gundo

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Deserves a red for this comment alone.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Bruno?

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Tough one. Gundo, bruno, dcl or dias.

    5. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Sterling probably

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

      Bamford

  12. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Dallas 12 pointer on the cards. Would be erotic stuff

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Leeds back line started to look holey again

  13. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Loving the fact I held chillwell for his last hurrah at shu, rather than moving early for dallas upcoming dbl.

  14. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    What Skillz by Raphinia. Almost a pen

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Oh my days Raphinha take a bow. I just nutted myself after that

  16. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Like watching dancing on ice

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Magic from Raphinha.

  18. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Great skill from Raph.

  19. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Cahill got confused there

  20. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Nice attempt to get the pen . . so close

  21. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Strujk misses a free header

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      But he's very cheap.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      That was way too high

  22. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    as a Bam Bam owner I think that's a pen and a red card!

    as a football fan, it's pleasing to see officials get such decisions correct

  23. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Cahill gotta retire after that meg

  24. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    should have played DCL over Bamford 🙁

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      I brought in Bamford to bench DCL...

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        bought in mee and benched dcl 🙁

    2. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      It's not even half time yet...................

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

    Leeds 1-0 with a Dallas return about the worst possible outcome as a bam bam capper, come on Patrice !

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      We get it, you captained Bamford

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

        Just making sure you know that I captained bamford

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Leeds should have this won already.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Are you watching another game?

  27. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Just wanted to say I like the new safety score feature on livefpl.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Safety score for a green arrow?

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        I assume so yes.

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers

  28. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Mike Dean would have given a pen and red for that.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Lee Mason would've shown a Tarantino clip on VAR to him

  29. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    2 Leeds players enough for the double?

    And who?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      no 3 at least

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      dalass bam bam
      and either raphinha or harrison

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Ideally 4

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Dallas & Bam if two, Raphinha the third.

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      11

  30. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Uh, isn't a pass to the head back to the keeper a back pass?