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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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884 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Can't understand why Parker sub out Maja. Injury?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He’s shite

  2. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    That Dallas miss hurt so much as a Dallas and Raphina owner..

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      It. Sure. Did. Sigh.

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Indeed!

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If its any consolation for you, many of us shares your pain.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Raphinha still cursed...

  4. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Klich bait

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      They just aren’t Klich-ing

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hanging on with a Ayling defence.

  5. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Benched Meslier last two weeks: 9 and 11 points. Played him this week: 3 points. Just typical!

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Exactly why never been a fan of goalies rotation.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah for sure.

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Just get Martinez and problem solved!

  6. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Are... you ... kidding. That Raph A Dallas G was exactly what was needed man

  7. tbos83
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Don't fancy Fulham's chances of staying up

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        See Dirty Harry’s answer below...

    • panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Think there's a bug with Live FPL at the moment. It's giving me a bigger rank increase than it should

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That's viagra for ya

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I'll take any rise I can get these days, don't get me wrong!

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        C Bamford? Otherwise this result won’t change you much

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Nope, 21 points from Dallas Raph and Bamf and I've gone from 97k to 52k according to Live FPL

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I don't think there is a bug at the moment, are you still seeing something wrong?

            1. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I think maybe it had something to do with the fact that I still had the browser open since last week and I just clicked refresh so it was counting my points for this gameweek and not everyone else's.

              It has updated to around 82k now which seems more sensible.

              Sorry, I didn't mean to alarm you! I love the website btw.

            2. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Thinking back now, usually I'm asked to re-enter my team ID at the start of a new GW but it didn't when I used it today

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Raph close to 2 BAPs.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        He’ll get there and then miss a big chance at the death

      2. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Second goal would be nice. Just to be sure of those 2 BAPS

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          That would have been clear for 3.

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Only 56% of top 10k FHers had BamBam. Even less overall.

      Imagine...

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I thought it would have been 80% at least for top 10k.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Beautiful.

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        The yellow flag

      4. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Wow, that's crazy

        I know you don't want a potentially injured player on a fh but if he missed out you could have a strong fh bench too

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          This, zero reason not to start and have playing bench

      5. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bamford getting flagged scared some.

      6. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Injury doubt but should have had enough ITB for decent cover.

      7. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        My two rivals FH and still have him, damn.

      8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No excuse on FH tbh

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Raph(C) fail

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Will match or better Kane(c)

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Try Dallas C

      3. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What?

        (I know you wanted someone to say this so I will sacrifice myself)

      4. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        as a fellow Raph captainer, I can safely say i am ecstatic with a return

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          This... especially after 1st half

      5. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Serious?

    • KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Missed the deadline and didnt use my FT. In. A. Blank. GW.

        Ugh.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Cheer up, you have 2 for next GW.

        2. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Having 2 for GW30 should serve you well. Some tasty fixtures for teams/players not playing this weekend

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Cheeky turn from Loftus.

      • JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Whos got players on bench to screw with livefpl

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Doesn't livefpl factor that in?

        2. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          o/

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Factored in.

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          3, Raphinha being one of them

        5. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I’ve gone full gun bench wankery

        6. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          benchwankers uniiiiite o/

      • Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bejesus

      • tbos83
          3 months, 1 day ago

          How is Harrison on 2baps? He's done naff all

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Jack Harrison has made 5 successful tackles today, over 50% of Leeds’ total.

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              And an assist

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Struijk xG

        • The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Ayling has been playing as an CB, RB, GK and CF this game.

        • Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          The Loftus-Cheek of that

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Leeds don't do corners.

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Raphinha couldn’t run from Loftus-Cheek.

        • Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Koch enters the action

        • fr3d
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Massive result for us serious FPL athletes

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Who da fook is that guy?

        • SoShy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Scotty Parker .. why would you remove Maja for a statue

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Exactly. It's a crazy move.

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah bad mistake today, can see the logic trying to attack the aerial weakness but Maja offers way more than mitro

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Koch incoming

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            koch blocker

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Nice 😎

        • Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I’ve said it before, but if the Premier League were decided by hair Leeds would be miles clear at the top of the table.
          Excellent hair work lads.

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Pep crying in despair

        • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Could Raph sneak 2 BAPs?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Not now.

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            He's 5 bps off atm. Unlikely

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Only 8 again.

          Raphinha really is a what could have been player...

        • 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Raph scoring the winning goal. Congrats

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Harrison Yc