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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. hullcityfan
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Raphina only 7% EO - thought it was higher

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Waiting for the DGW

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Keep it down will you?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        PRetty sure most want him - just hard to sign him ahead of Gundo/Bruno/Salah/Maddison. I'm switching to 352 for the double. Antonio makeway.

  2. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    where is Raphinha assist!!

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Pop your glasses on mate.

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Oh dear

  3. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Finally!

    Captain returns after 11 blanks in a row. Bamford delivers where Salah, Son, Mane and Bruno had all failed.

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

      Pleased for ya bud!

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yep, making up slightly for leaving Gundo on the bench!

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Great news, who you going for next week?

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Raphinha assist will be added.

    They're probably just checking to make sure the Palace defender didn't get a proper touch first.

    Doesn't look like it. Rebound off the keeper straight into Bamford will be an assist.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      There we go. Added.

  5. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Scared to play degea over Martinez again...

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Against WBA????

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Raphinha assist given to Bruno.

    1. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Lol

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      😀

  7. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Bamford essential against Arsenal defence

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Bench points galore!

    2. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Arsenal defence is third best in the league tbf lol.

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

      I agree. Defo playing.

  8. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Go away Bam and Dallas.
    35 pts between them excluding bonus since I sold 3 wks ago.
    Makes me sick

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Co-sign!
      I mean DCL decent return but the other was Mitchell. FFS

  9. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    (B)amford, Raphinha and Dallas are looking schweeeeeet tonight

  10. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Have dbl City defence and Sterling. Sterling to Gundo seems to be making more and more sense as it frees so much money. Any reason to keep ?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A DGW?

    2. Says
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Apart from being one of the top scoring players over the past few seasons, recently in scoring form, playing for the best team in the league, who are also in form, and having two games next week, no reason whatsoever.

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Bit of a waste of a transfer.

    4. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Biggest reason to keep would be to switch into Gundogan, Sterling and 1x City def.

  11. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Captain Bruno? Nah. Son? Nope. Bamford then? No way. Antonio all the way!

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Lol

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Hahaha

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Bask in my failure!

        1. ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          And then Antonio hauls next week

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Same

  12. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Dallas, Raphinha, Bamford required for the Leeds DGW. And hope that Southampton continue in their poor form.

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

      It's noce knowing i only have to pick up Rapha

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Same

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

          comforting isn't it 🙂

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      What to do with them for dgw26 though ?

  13. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    I told you guys after 10 mins or something all Leeds players were going to haul today. Palace are dismal. Still at least one goal in it for Leeds.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Wow, what a soothsayer

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Don’t know that word. I guess it isn’t flattering. 😉

  14. Animals & Scandals
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Help appreciated

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      you can call one of those 0898 numbers I guess

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Strijujicijk is shijikte

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Rank killer

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Then Palace will deffo score against my Burnley double up next weekend.

  17. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Have they actually turned VAR off for this match?

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Struijk would have had a hattie by now

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Been Palace best defender

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      xG soaring

  19. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Raph looks good for another attacking return

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

    Palace really could have conceded 5 already

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Wood wagon!

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

        Flammable

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling to Gundogan (C madness?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I'm wavering . . . guaranteed starts....

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Struijk hat trick, bandwagon incoming

  23. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Just one goal palace!!!!!!

  24. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    If it weren't for Gundo, I wouldn't have sold Raphinha. The guy is pure talent!

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

      I sold rapha for troll soucek, i rue the day i did that, will have him back for the double and reverse the move though

      1. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        So whom are you selling Soucek for this gw?

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

          , oh, nobody, will bring in pope and Tarkowski for DGW'ers, then Soucek to Rapha for 25 as part of my WC

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

            BB'ing next GW before WC'ing

          2. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Good call man!

  25. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Did they remove Soucek red card?

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

      yeah

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Rescinded. FPL points won’t be changed.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Rough

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes but fantasy points are final

    4. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah, he'll play next game

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes from reality, no from FPL

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      They rescinded the card.

    7. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yep, but 0 points remain

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Dallas still 1 point behind Bruno

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Sorry meant Bamford

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I was gonna say Bruno only got 7, Bamford BAPS put him past Bruno too thoigh

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Is Bamford on any BAPS atm?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Still behind Ayling

  27. dshv
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Will bring raphinha back in my team for grealish !!!

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

      good move i'd sday, certainly for the double

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

        i'd say*

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Sell the player with most assists in PL. Cool sorry

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        *story

  28. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Hard to believe Palace on 29pts

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Literally acres of space down the right and Ayew turns back left. Sums them up.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Reliant on Zaha.

  29. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Is there a world in which Raphinha gw25 outscores Gundogan gw24?
    Looking at which one to bring in for Soucek

    Own Sterling Dias Stones right now

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Soucek - Gundogan - Raphinha works

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Apologies, you'd have to hit Sterling too

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Or Stones.

          I'll get my coat!

  30. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Have to say that Dallas to Stones few weeks ago was one of my most stupid transfers this season.