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Bamford starts in unchanged Leeds team as Fulham name three-man midfield

Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) has overcome his recent yellow flag to start for Leeds in the opening match of Blank Gameweek 29.

The forward came off early in the Gameweek 28 draw with Chelsea and, after Marcelo Bielsa expressed confidence of his involvement, has kept his place in the starting XI.

Leeds are unchanged from the side that kept Thomas Tuchel’s men out on Saturday, which means Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) earns another central-midfield berth alongside Tyler Roberts (£4.6m).

Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) anchors the midfield while Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m) and Luke Ayling (£4.4m) are either side of Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) and Diego Llorente (£4.4m) in defence.

Since Gameweek 20, Chelsea are the only team to keep more clean sheets than Fulham and they are in 4-3-3 formation once again tonight.

André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) joins Harrison Reed (£4.4m) and Mario Lemina (£4.5m) in a busy midfield trio while Ademola Lookman (£5.1m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) are either side of Josh Maja (£5.5m) in a front-three.

Ola Aina (£4.6m) is stationed on the right-hand side of defence tonight with Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) handed a left-back berth.

Blank Gameweek 29 Line-ups

Fulham XI (4-3-3): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Anguissa, Lemina, Reed; Lookman, Maja, Cavaleiro.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Alioski, Struijk, Llorente, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Dallas, Roberts, Raphinha; Bamford.

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  1. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Let's go Bamford and Dallas!

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Raph ftw

      1. GoonerSteve
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Raph and Dallas here.

  2. doher.ty
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    2FT and I missed the deadline smh

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Doh!

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Friday deadlines are the worst

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        This

      2. doher.ty
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Seriously! didn't even think about it.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          It’s happened to all of us at one time or another

    3. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I brought in Ohlson (-4) by mistake and had to change him to Sanchez (-4).

  3. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    My 3 H2H matchups:
    -11 + Son Auba C (-4)
    -11 no hits
    -FH Lingz C

    Let’s just hope to survive this..

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Lots of free hits in my ml, saving mine

    All I can say is let’s go Fulham! Bust those cleanies!

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    GW29 'professional' watch:

    Fabio Borges: -4, Cancelo + Salah + DCL to Dunk + Lingard + Kane, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/440328/event/29

    Magnus Carlsen: WC played, Kane (c)
    Sanchez, Struijk, Dunk, Veltman, Bale, Raphinha, Lingard, Lookman, Antonio, Watkins, Kane. Bench: Forster, TAA, Salah, Rudiger
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/event/29

    Ville Ronka: Stones + KDB to Dallas + Bale, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/617620/event/29

    Jay Egersdorff: Cancelo + Davis to Veltman + Watkins, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/259780/event/29

    Mark Sutherns: -4, Johnstone + TAA + Cancelo to Sanchez + Cresswell + Dunk, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/194/event/29

    Lateriser: -4, Maitland-Niles + Gundogan to Reguilon + Lookman, Lookman (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/55085/event/29

    Jan Sienkiewicz: Gundogan + KDB to Lookman + Lingard, Trossard (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3904/event/29

    Darren Wiles: Salah + DCL to Raphinha + Kane, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1331101/event/29

    Stephen Harrap: Son + Antonio to Soucek + Kane, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1191/event/29

    Tom Stephenson: -4, Salah + Brewster + Cancelo to Bale + Antonio + Dunk, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/129818/event/29

    Kazimierz Konieczka (new OR #1): Salah to Aubameyang, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/801047/event/29

    Fudgy 😉 : Cancelo + Alzate to Dallas + Raphinha, Kane (c)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/32812/event/29

    Kane at 173% EO, next highest Raphinha at 81%, Dallas 79%, Bamford 74%.

    1. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers, always appreciate this post

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Lateriser.....

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Desperate times

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Don’t see the upside...
          See what I did there?

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            😆

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Very odd IMO! Jan's Trossard pick I can get (and quite like) because Newcastle defence is easily the worst of all the teams playing this week. But Fulham have created just 4 big chances in the last 7 games and Leeds defence has improved quite markedly from what it used to be.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Within the top 10k 9.5% played FH, 1.9% used WC.

      About 48% of those with a FH in hand played it this week, 52% saved it. 10.4% of players still have FH left now, while 40.5% have a WC remaining.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Such an odd week to WC...

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Yep, I guess it's those that had like 4 players and no FH left

        2. DickFranDyke
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Magnus has lost the plot. He didn't need to WC.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            Looks like he dead ended into this week, last week wasn’t possible without WC or FH this week

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers...

    5. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Thx for the post

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      That Kane's EO, expected but still ...

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Interesting, one played WC.

    8. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Who's Fudgy,at least have Andy up here.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        For the lolz, he’s the personification of petty post match commentary here

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Fudgy = multiple top 10k finisher 😉

        But good point, I should put Andy in

        Andy LTFPL: Cancelo + AWB to Dawson + Tierney, Kane (c)
        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/40/event/29

        1. Yozzer
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Why Andy and Fudgy ? You are having a larf 🙂

    9. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Damn, very very surprised at Magnus' decision to WC this week over FH - not to mention, the players he brought in on WC. Triple Brighton defence (who have really terrible fixtures going forward), 3 "cheap" midfielders in Lingard, Lookman and Raphina. All good options this week but I wouldn't want all 3 going forward. Kind of forced into taking a hit the next week to bring in Bruno and swap a Brighton defender out.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Lots of good fixtures next week; still has FH for 33

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Sure, but I dunno it still seems far off from the team I'd want if I was WC in 31 - so even if it's fine next week, it's going to be playing catch up going forward without taking hits.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            Not what I would have done either, but he’s always a bit of a contrarian with his picks

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Surprised to see so many Dallas and double Leeds defence on fh in my league, think Fulham have to score tonight and try to get a result, should mean Leeds get some joy at the other end as well

    1. Isca Extremadura
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      ( Look man ) Let’s go Leeds x 3

  7. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    'Played' Mitchell over Digne because I didn't want that clown Digne anywhere in the first XI. He's bad mojo...

  8. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    This will end 0-0 with Dallas picking up 3 bonus. Standard troll GW.

  9. tbos83
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Kane's eo is 172%

      1. lugs
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        bizzare, they will be knackerd after Europe and up against a fairly solid Villa

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah but there's no other obvious captain option.

          1. lugs
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            fair point, i would have capped a Brighton attacker if i had one, i don't so i capped Watkins instead hoping for a Spurs Euro hangover

    • Nomar
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I really have lost the plot this season.

      I had 2 FT and forgot to make them today. Oh well, 6 players unless Son plays and two FT for the international break it is, then!

      Shows you how invested I am in this season at this point, though, doesn’t it!

    • Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      3 players starting 🙂

    • Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Bamford, Raphinha (C) and Dallas - you already know who I'm supporting

      Come on you Fulham whites!

    • Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Odegaard captain!!

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        No risk it

        No biscuit

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Did the same. Got cold feet about Aubameyang minutes - not enough to drop him for Moura but enough to pass the captain to the in form Arsenal midfielder

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Newcastle aggregate team effective ownership = 5%
      Not even a highly limited GW in terms of fixtures can persuade anyone to have any players in their team 😀

      Other team EO:
      ARS = 54%
      AVL = 166%
      BHA = 95%
      FUL = 31%
      LEE = 251%
      NEW = 5%
      TOT = 288%
      WHU = 142%

      Overall this seems to suggest the average top 10k team has c10.3 players starting including captaincy

      1. Kabayan
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Expecting red arrow with only 7 players.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        LOL, what is combined EO for Brighton D

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          About 78%. So still a rank boost if you have just one defender and they keep a CS (which they won't!)

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            I was worried it would be higher, can live with that. Villa ownership still high..

            Cheers

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah, I've benched Martinez for the first time this week - guaranteed CS and penalty save from my Kane (c)! 😮

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                I couldn’t do it, he’s been a hero, sticking; especially considering midweek

                Leeds is gonna smash them I think

    • Fantabulous KdB
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      How am I still able to change my team, after update? Bug!

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        You are not

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Fair play to lateriser

      Live by the sword

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        To be fair to him, its not just a bad team on paper.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Lookman cappo? Maybe...

      3. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Lookman is not a bad choice

    • Milkman Bruno
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Hmmm I was afraid of a Bamford cameo/no show so went with Antonio on the FH. Hope he stays quiet with his ownership.

      • lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Raphinha, Bamford & Maja in this one! Would love some goals

      • circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        What a team next week, always knew it would be! Front 7 against Newcastle, Fulham, Sheffield and Brighton (if Son and Jack are back), can do a vanity transfer, get Alonso or Chilwell or some other Chelsea defender in for Stones or Red Robbo.

        It should be a very high scoring week, what have you got?

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Same. Probably going to use FT to bring in a fodder and free up some cash.

        2. Milkman Bruno
            7 months, 10 days ago

            Brighton and Fulham with solid defences, you might be disappointed!

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            Hope for high scoring week, you know how it will turn out (1vBHA, 2vSHU, 2vNEW, 1vCRY, 1vWOL/LEI)

        3. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Livefpl showing 5% rank gain even before kick off. So many people took hits this week.

        4. PocketZola
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Took a -8 dont care anymore

        5. son of city
            7 months, 10 days ago

            hope bamford and Fulham will not score.

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Jinxed it perfectly

          • DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            Kane cappers will be unbelievably disappointed this gameweek. A large majority of them, despite not being a great option people have gone with the boring pick.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Been that way all year, scared of EO killing rank, but definitely limits growth potential.

              Not great alternatives this week

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Crap alternatives yes, but I just couldn't go with Kane this week. Got a nothing rank, so didn't see the point.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Fair play, he isn’t looking inspiring

            2. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Yep. The eo almost forces you to do it so you can cheer on all 11 players

            3. F_Ivanovic
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Well I didn't go Kane in 27... didn't even own him in fact and look where that left me.

          • Milkman Bruno
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Just watched Bamford in the warm up drill. Three shots 1v1 and missed them all 😆

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                He’s ready to go!

              2. Neves say Neves
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Getting the misses out of his system innit

              3. Royal5
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Back to normal then.

              4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                He's due.

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 10 days ago

              I can SNIFF an areola haul tonight

            • Neves say Neves
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Raphinha (c) + Bamford + Dallas vamoooos

            • Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Predictions on the score this evening?

              1-1 ... Lookman - Dallas

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                1-0 Fulham. Adarabiyo.

            • Royal5
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Leading all my ML's. Went Bale (c). Literally everyone chasing me got Kane (c). Bit worried.

              1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Rookie mistake. Should have covered them.

                1. Royal5
                  • 10 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Probably. Just feel so bored with this season. It's the same every week. Getting nowhere OR.

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Boom/Bust
                GL

                1. Royal5
                  • 10 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Yup. Suprised everyone went Kane tbh. 120 mins tgursday and not looked sharp of late.

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 10 days ago

                    It’s that EO

              3. Milkman Bruno
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Either one can haul. Kane is more likely imo though.

                  1. Royal5
                    • 10 Years
                    7 months, 10 days ago

                    Tired legs. Hoping Bale can be a differential. A risk though.

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 10 days ago

                      Took it off Bale with a few minutes to go

                      Reasoned Bale was just provider in Croatia and if he provides Kane scores

                      1. Royal5
                        • 10 Years
                        7 months, 10 days ago

                        With no Son I think they will both be involved if Spurs score.

              4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Come on the Leeds. Big performance needed tonight.

              5. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Was very close to changing my name to “The more than sad one”

                Oh Jose...