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
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

      Leave my dear Dallas alone you 🙂

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 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 (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Dallas is a legend.

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      It's not all about you 😉

  2. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Dallas you hero. Now hooooold

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Extra goal would be nice too

  3. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

        And here we go haha

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

        Thanks

    2. Davros
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Humble brag that you are still in the cup?

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

        Haaa. I was 1 and out myself.

  5. Faz4853
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone free hitting GW 24?

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

      BB'ing most likely

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Save for gw29.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      With city rotation, who would you get?

  6. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone else captaining Gundy Wundy next week?

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

      Yep captaincy on him so far

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

      Most of the Top 10k.

    3. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Everyone. I know a few going for the TC too

    4. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

      Aye

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Currently yes.

  7. Animals & Scandals
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Cavani -> DCL before GW24, yay or nay?

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Dallas owner here. Halftime juhuuuuu

  9. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

  10. PompeyUpNorth!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

      Price movement is marginal.

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Waiting is the new madness this year.

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

      Will Hamez start both matches though

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 11 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
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

    Mitchell being subbed at half-time ?

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

      PVA

  12. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Andy Townsend coming on for palace.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      In what position?

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

    Can we get a hindsight chip for next season?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

      Max pts chip

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

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

  14. Bruised Shins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Robertson out, Mee/Tark in

      1. Bruised Shins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah I think you're right.

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

      1. Bruised Shins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

      And Justin

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

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

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

          Same, I have not owned him.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

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

          Still time yet!

  16. luk46
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      I think I would bb

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

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

    PVA Off

  18. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

  19. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Raphina

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

      in your situation, Rapha, otherwise would of said Dallas

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

    Looks good for Burnley defence, palace very blunt without zaha

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      If you can't score against Leeds . . .

  21. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Make decision when we know of the DGW26 players.

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Pathetic from Ayew

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

    Get innnn

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

    Bamford goal

  25. ExpressoMySonny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

    Raphinia Assist, Bam Goal

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Perfect combo

  27. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Bamford goal

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Nice

  28. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    2 nil Leeds

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Save from Raph and Bamford 100 club follow up.

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

    BamBamBooooooooom

    Raph A

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

    GET IN BAMFORD (C) !

    (Raph—A)