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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. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Bielsa super Eric Morcombe impression

  2. Jon Snow
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Tried to be slick and captained Raph, at least it wasn't another (C)aptain blank

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      8 points is a v good result

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      8 is a good return! I’ve captained Kane and would take that

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Fulham must've thought there was another 30 minutes left. Get the ball into the box you clowns. 😀

  4. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Well at least Martinez doesn't have to do much to make me regret benching Areola

  5. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Gwan the Leeds boys!

    Dallas scoring would have topped it off but I just hope Kane plays now (no suggestion he won’t) because I made Dallas VC!

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    First win in London for Leeds since Michael Bridges was knocking them in for them

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Michael Bridges!

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    29 from 3. Can’t wait for a poxy Kane goal to ruin Raph(C) hard earned 8 pts

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      So 29 from 4 then? Captain = 2 players

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Makenit from 4 then so I don't feel so bad 😉 Kane blank and you're laughing

  8. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Q: what happened in that second half

    A: Leeds happened in the second half

    Couldn’t have said it better...

  9. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    21 for 3. Delighted with that, given that two of the three (Bamford and Strujik) were doubtful starters.

  10. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    is 27 with no hits taken and © still to play any good?

    😆

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Not at all

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      actually, make that 28, didn't see Raph in the baps

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Oh; that’s much better then

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          😆

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Depends on how many players it took to get that score. 4 or less is good.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        4

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          although ive only got 9 starters in total so expecting a good pummelling as the week plays out!

  11. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Bamford haul just I isn't that exciting is it when everyone has him.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      2500 in top 10k didn’t have him

  12. FPL_Motty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Will raph sneak 2baps with winning goal? Or has that already been addes

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Already been added.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Already added

  13. FPL_Motty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Can someone explain how 200k+ teams sold Bamford this week? They can't ALL be casuals? That's alot haha

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Amazing his EO only 75. Free points.

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      free hitters all over that too

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yellow is a scary color

    4. Lubic87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Because he was injured, in poor form, and was against a team who've been decent defensively.

      Obviously I benched him on FH.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Poor form? You expect a return every week? Even the best in the business can't manage that in this league

        1. Lubic87
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          1 return in 6 games and declining stats. Don't get me wrong, he's in my non-FH team and I start him every week, but he certainly wasn't an auto-pick for this week.

          In hindsight I should have just started him, as a defensive move. Frustrating to see him haul when so many non-FH teams have him.

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Law of averages meant a return was on the cards soon then - but I get your point, on a FH there are myriad reasons not to pick him. Bitter pill to swallow, but you might yet be v happy with your GW - keep positive!

  14. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Raph 1st sub on FH but Grealish in the starting 11...might regret that one

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      He won’t play dont trip

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Does seem unlikely

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      No way he plays with Southgate sniffing around

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Think you'll be okay. Why didn't you start Raph though? I was very close to captaining him.

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Overthought the recent Fulham defensive improvement and Bamford maybe not being 100%

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Fair enough fella

  15. HangTime
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I 'sold' him but was on FH so don't know if that actually gets counted in the stats or not, I'm imagine not?

      I had been pondering keeping him in the team on the basis that Bielsa had seemed reasonably positive about him and if he wasn't fit then Raphina would come off the bench, but couldn't bring myself to field a flagged player on a week where I could pick any players I want in case there was a random spate of players getting dropped or surprise illness elsewhere.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Right

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Was wondering about that, saw comment but not the yellow

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Not listed on Premier League site, and they are the guys that matter.

          BBC bedroom-style match blog regularly make mistakes, it's real dodgy quality