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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. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    very tempting to do Salah to Raphinha for 25

  2. ralfb
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Captain dcl gundogan or stones?

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

      yes, yes, no

      1. The Senate
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        ^this, currently on Gundo myself

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

      Not Pebbles, wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just a single GW for him.

      1. ralfb
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Who’s pebbles?

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

      DCL is a bit of a risk for the Captain armband IMO. Everton's schedule might see him subbed against Fulham - and I defo think that Digne and or Jame will be rested for that game - ready for City at home and Liverpool away. King could even start against Fulham. I'd maybe see what side Ancellotti does against Spurs in the cup weds.

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

        4 games in 12 days for them - so expecting rotation.

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

        Terrible grammar. Beers.

      3. ralfb
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks , didn’t look at schedule, expected dcl to play both

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

          Hi might well start both — But could also see him pulled fairly if everton get a lead against fulham. I've got and won't captain (which is tough call).

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Gundogan if you think he starts both

  3. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Not watching, any chance of an Eze shot on target?

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

      No

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

      Looking lively but not threatening

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

      Just skied a sitter.

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Ideal

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

      He had a great place to shoot, nice pass by Batshuai, open goal. His shot hit a cloud.

    5. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Skybet boost by any chance?!

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Yep haha

  4. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Next Bamford goal will be 14 points for cappers. Just putting it out there...

  5. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    There's no way I can't bench boost with Martinez Bamford Dallas Coufal now!

    1. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Benched 30 points this week, but doesn't mean anything guaranteed next. Feels like chasing points, waiting for the double still.

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

    Batshuayi likes scoring late goals. Not good for Leeds defender owners

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

    Philips injured, abort Dallas wagon!

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    28 points on my bench. It's actually hilarious how bad my week has been

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

    Good debut by Mateta to be fair ; looked likely, starved of any decent service. Got a good future.

  10. Tiki-Taka
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Raphinha goal would complete this GW

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

      Dallas*

      1. Tiki-Taka
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        got him as well so ideally a g/a combo

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

          haha win win!

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

    Kalvin Philips Injury = End of FPL points for Leeds

  12. Kane and Ablett
    7 months, 11 days ago

    And to think people thought I was mad to play Dallas and bench Mo Salad

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

      both have returned though

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

      I'd wait on that comment.

    3. Kane and Ablett
      7 months, 11 days ago

      There’s a dozen chickens hatching out my Dallas box tonight or some better metaphor

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

    Eze with an easy miss

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

    Eze conversion.

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

      Oh my

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

    Palace will score here, good for Bam Bam cappers.

  16. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    OR15k before Spurs + Leeds play
    OR37k after Spurs + Leeds play (so far)

  17. Dele
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Any chance of a Palace goal? Need this clean wiped

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

      Should have just had one. Skied a sitter.

  18. Gudge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Help please! Play one

    A: son
    B: Grealish
    C: coufal
    D: bamford

    Already have 4 defenders playing

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

      Oof.

      You want to be playing Son/Jack and Bamford. Bench Boost?

      1. Gudge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Already used it mate

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      So not Coufal then, I have the same issue with the other 3 plus even Antonio, I have no idea at the moment

      1. Gudge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Tempted to drop salah for Grealish maybe. Not sure if son will get past city defence

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          I’m even thinking of just swapping Son for Rodriguez for one game but seems a tad pointless

          1. Gudge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 11 days ago

            Might not be a bad shout, son is playing city and Everton have 2 games

  19. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Raphinha goal would be wonderful

  20. Feanor
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Eze made that look very hard.

    I see better finishing at my pickup games.

  21. dansmusen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Burnley DGW made me do Lowton instead of Dallas...do i feel stupid now. YES

  22. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    2FT. 1.5M ITB. Any moves?
    Probably wildcarding the week after so open for punts.
    I am thinking Son>Sterling (C) & Cancelo>Mee. Sterling or Gundogan?

    Mendy
    Cancelo Dias Stones Coufal
    Son Fernandes Salah Grealish
    Calvert Lewin Antonio

    Bench: Bamford, Dallas, Stephens

  23. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    So.....

    Dallas/Bam/Raph worth a - 4 for dgw? Have my WC for later

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

      Dear god yes

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      You never know, especially with Leeds. But yes.

    3. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Depends if it means spending another -4 to take one out for DGW26?

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

        Hold on now I can't look that far ahead. My head is melted with all these gws and all chips intact and too much money

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

        But tbh I'd rather Raphina than Soucek going forward

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Need another Bamford goal or one from Palace!

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

      The white wall is creaking

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

    Dallas almost scores

  26. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Time to sub Bamford, right? He's played an awful lot of games. Just as a precaution.

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

      Do they have anyone on the bench?

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        haha probably not

    2. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      time to sub Dallas, save his cs

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

    Go away Dallas.

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

    Leeds getting plenty of half chances from set pieces, Mee loves it.

  29. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      I assume you bought Stones after his monster score

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

    Come ooooon Dallas!!! Reward us casual owners

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Reckon he'll end up with 4 points

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

        no way, palace toothless