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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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What a miss from Strujk

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bamford quality that

  2. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Raphinha warming up now

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If Struijk left the header, it would have been his goal

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Clearance +BPS

  4. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Nice header lol

    1. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Struijk one. Three and you're out.

  5. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I almost want to buy Raphinha because he's so fun to watch.

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Looks like such a good player!

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He needs to stay quiet, my potential C gameweek 25

    3. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Have been talks that Liverpool have been scouting him, great player to watch!

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Struijk xG through the roof as a 3.9!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Captaincy option in 25?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Why not

  7. Werder Bremner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Is it just me who feels a little sick everytime they read "BamBam" in the comments?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Not a Flintstones fan?

      1. Werder Bremner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Not really but I could make your bed Rock 😉

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      a little, only a mini sick here and there, love flintstones though so meh

  8. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    That was badly strujck

  9. Rep Poulette
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Strujk 2 big chances missed

  10. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A Dallas 12 pointer and a Bamford blank is about as disastrous a result that’s possible

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Dallas will probably get another attacking return yet

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      oh, that depends 😉

  11. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What is teh safety score feature on live fpl? Like a score you attain to be good? or move up?

    1. hotine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I was literally about to ask this too. I think it may be the score you need to not get a red arrow? Complete guess though

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Haha yeah that makes more sense, but yeah i'd like to know for certain, cool feature nonetheless though 🙂

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      It's the score to net get a red arrow indeed

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Ahhh fantastic stuff! Cheers Ragabolly! Seriously sublime stuff

    3. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      It’s the minimum score to get a green arrow

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford reverting to norm.

  13. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    This ref a Yorkshire lad then?

  14. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford misses the ball, sensible

  15. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    crikey, Bam Bam should have a hat trick by now

  16. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford will blank tonight and haul away to arsenal. He scores more away from home.

  17. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bam wasn’t offside there. Should’ve hit it first time.

  18. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    My god Bamford.
    Only good when on my bench.

  19. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford should do a lot better with those chances.

    Keep it up Dallas

  20. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Never drop never capmford.

  21. nkhoughton
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Mendy

    Dias Maguire White

    Son Gundo Salah Bruno Lingard

    Watkins Antonio

    Nyland Bamford Justin Mitchell

    Anything worth a transfer? Wouldn't mind a 3rd city player

  22. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford having a mare... bloody captain fail 😡

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Never bench....never captain!! 🙂

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford -1 BPS sums up his half.

  24. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford XG must be 3.0 in the first half!

  25. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    For god sake Bamford! Useless. Having an absolute shocker.

  26. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Wasn't even offside ffs, how does Bamford go from the sublime to the below average on a weekly basis

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He's never sublime. He's occasionally very fortunate.

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Aside from the Leicester goal has he been sublime much this season? It seems like he's scored the absolute minimum from the opportunities he's had.

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

        11 goals and 8 assists for a promoted team is pretty sublime

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

    Bamfail

  28. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Dallas should get 3bps once the CS is added right? On 2bps atm

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If they even keep a CS.

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      As long as Leeds keep a clean sheet which is far from a given.

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Fo sho!

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Nah, Leeds will gift Palace one before Dallas’ YC.

    5. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Palace will score

  29. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Raphinia was a great signing. Quality.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Great stepping stone for him. Special player.

  30. Zalk
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Don't understand the Bamford hate here. He's 2 goals and 3 assits behind Kane in his first full PL season... and also seems like a nice guy.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bamford is orobably the most likeable guy in the PL

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Soucek is

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          not in my book, seasons biggest troll 🙂

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      People on here only judge players by the amount of points they get from them. Bamford is a gent.