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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. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bammy!!

  2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Good man Paddy

  3. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Raphina is a class act. 100% getting him in for the double - excellent signing.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Intelligent as well

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah. He reminds me of someone... Kind of Pires-esque at times.

  4. Zalk
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    You have to feel for the Bamford haters in here, they can't be having a fun season.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Own him, admit he's crap . . but Leeds get a lot of open goals for him.

      1. Zalk
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Crap? Really? Basically 95% of the PL is below crap then?
        Be better than this.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Took the words out of my mouth. Natural postional striker without abundant technical skill. Right place right time - with fantastic supply and a great manager. Just like DCL.

  5. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Get in Bamford!!!

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bamford and Dallas. Not bad at all

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      aye!

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

      Marvellous

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      And armband on Bamford 🙂

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who don’t own Bamford?

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      50.xx %

  8. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Looking forward to picking up Raph in a couple of weeks

  9. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bamford haters where are ya

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      o/

  10. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Raphina our best signing in many many years, the guy is unreal.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Classy footballer.

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Only need a Bam Assist , Raphinia Goal

  12. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Will that be given as a Raphina assist?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      It just might 😉

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Don’t see why not

  13. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I wish the commentators would stop talking about Bamford like he's some kind of persecuted refugee.

    1. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      they make sound like he was a prisoner of war at Palace

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Roy hodgson is comedy gold

    Every time the camera pans to him I just crack up

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Best dissapointment gif of all time.

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I absolutely love these two now.

  16. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Oh how i betrayed you Rapha for that troll Soucek, don't worry i'll be bbringing you back for the double my darling.

  17. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    why no Raph assist?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      They will add it

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I thought Leeds couldn't defend.

    Palace just bad?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Terrible. Actually the new kid looks quite lively.

  19. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    A lot more here for Leeds

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

    Raphinha might be the only differential in 25, just that assist tonight will help.

  21. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bamford juhuuuuuu

  22. Bounce
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Casuals in heaven

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bounce.

    • Animals & Scandals
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Help appreciated 🙂

      A) Holding -> Dias
      or
      B) Soucek -> Foden

      Already have Cancelo and Gundogan

    • ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No Raph assistm

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Sorry that was a question 🙂

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1 for the road Bamford son

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Where is my Raphinia Assist FPL

    • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bamford assist Dallas goal to end the night perfectly me thinks

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yes please

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bamford's first touch is so awful . . a top striker would have dozens in this team.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A bamford hater

        1. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I think Bamford/Leeds in general have upset him a bit

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Do Palace look like scoring at all?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        They look really really bad

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        NFC

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Mitchell has had a sinker tonight