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. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    The only thing that can save the gameweek is if Dallas could ‘do a Bednarek’ in the second half

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

      Leave my dear Dallas alone you 🙂

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

        I can’t take every highly owned defender I don’t own getting a mega haul each week

        When will it be my turn?!

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

      Dallas is a legend.

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      It's not all about you 😉

  2. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Dallas you hero. Now hooooold

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Extra goal would be nice too

  3. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I saw the gundo hate after yesterday's first half. More like what's happening to Bamford now lol. Chill

    1. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He was "useless" the game before he hauled vs Leicester as well, 250k sold him...loved it

      1. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        And here we go haha

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

    Hey Ragaboly - Why was the 'Check cup progress' thing removed?

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

      Oversight 😀 It's still there at http://www.livefpl.net/cup or you can find the link in the site menu

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Humble brag that you are still in the cup?

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

        Haaa. I was 1 and out myself.

  5. Faz4853
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone free hitting GW 24?

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

      BB'ing most likely

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Save for gw29.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      With city rotation, who would you get?

  6. Bounce
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Anyone else captaining Gundy Wundy next week?

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

        Yep captaincy on him so far

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

        Most of the Top 10k.

      3. Lovren an elevator
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Everyone. I know a few going for the TC too

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

        Nope.. Sterling me and hope he cancels Gundo out plus gets more..

      5. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Aye

      6. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Currently yes.

    • Animals & Scandals
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Cavani -> DCL before GW24, yay or nay?

    • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dallas owner here. Halftime juhuuuuu

    • Lovren an elevator
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      So does Jack Harrison play at City next season do we think?

    • PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      With Son about to drop I’m tempted to switch to Rodriguez tonight for the double... madness or go for it now?

      A. Madness, so wait
      B. Go for it

      Cheers!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Got to wait for injury risk in the FA Cup games.

        Price movement is marginal.

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

        Waiting is the new madness this year.

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

        Will Hamez start both matches though

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I think he will be rested in the cup n play both yes, but what do I know? Lol

          1. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I think I’ll wait thanks folks...team value is decent anyhow..

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

      Mitchell being subbed at half-time ?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        PVA

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

      Andy Townsend coming on for palace.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        In what position?

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Can we get a hindsight chip for next season?

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

        Would have been better if you said this before the season started

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Max pts chip

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Captain goes to highest scoring player and the highest scoring 11/15 play

    • Bruised Shins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Current team heading into GW24 with 2 FT and 0.5 ITB. I would love to hear people's thoughts on what transfers they would do? My current thinking is Adams or Robertson out.

      Areola
      Dias - Stones - Coufal
      Gundogan (Capt) - Salah - Bruno - Son - Grealish
      Antonio - Bamford

      Subs: Mendy - Robertson - Adams - Dallas

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

        Robertson out, Mee/Tark in

        1. Bruised Shins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah I think you're right.

      2. luk46
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        do you have wc left? Robbo > Mee and Adams > DCL looks good imo

        1. Bruised Shins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks. They were the exact moves I was thinking about.

    • BeWater
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Dallas and Raphinha are up there as most fun players to own this season.

        Vardy, Wilson and Soucek definitely have not been fun to own. Only had Wilson for FH18 and that was enough.

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

          And Justin

          1. BeWater
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Not owning Justin has been by far the worst thing about this season.

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

                Same, I have not owned him.

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                23.7% of his points accumulated in the last 2 games.

                Still time yet!

        2. luk46
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          would you bb that team?
          POPE
          CANCELO STONES MEE
          Salah Grealish Bruno GÜNDOGAN
          DCL Antonio xxx
          Martinez Coufal Shaw Son

          KWP + Brewster > Mee + 6.7m striker for a hit or just wc 25 bb 26?

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I think I would bb

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

            Yes

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

          PVA Off

        4. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          What the hell is Lee Hendrie wearing on sky sports news ... good lord.

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

          Dallas or Raphina for the DGW?

          Have Bamford and Meslier already - not sure about double Leeds defence but Dallas is great.

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

            Raphina

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

            in your situation, Rapha, otherwise would of said Dallas

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

          Looks good for Burnley defence, palace very blunt without zaha

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

            If you can't score against Leeds . . .

        7. Kryptonite666
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Too early to make a DGW26 draft?

          Martinez Schmeichel
          Justin Cancelo Stones Aurier Robertson
          Son Gundogan Fernandes Salah Barnes
          Watkins Bamford Kane

          Hopefully only Bamford a single-game week player.

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

            Make decision when we know of the DGW26 players.

        8. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Pathetic from Ayew

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

          Get innnn

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

          Bamford goal

        11. BaleKaneSon
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Would you bench boost this or wait for DGW26?
            1) McCarthy
            2) Keane
            3)Souceck
            4) Mee

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

            Raphinia Assist, Bam Goal

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Perfect combo

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

            Bamford goal

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Nice

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            2 nil Leeds

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Save from Raph and Bamford 100 club follow up.

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

            BamBamBooooooooom

            Raph A

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

            GET IN BAMFORD (C) !

            (Raph—A)