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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 hours ago

    Raphinha looks amazing but poor fpl player?

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      he costs 5.6

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Nailed it.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Feels that way at times

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      He’s a gift at that price. If his team mates could finish, he’d be getting double digits every other game

    5. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      U wot mate 🙂

    6. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      yeah, best stick with John McGinn

  2. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 hours ago

    A Fulham win to leave the bottom 3..

  3. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 hours ago

    This Reed fella really needs to get me some returns today

  4. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 hours ago

    Andersen 3rd bench... Had him in at one point beacuse of Leeds set pieces

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Surely you don't already have 10 outfield players playing!?

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Probably on FH

        1. Tango74
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Even on FH , who is better ??

            1. DickFranDyke
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Captain Hindsight?

            2. Says
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

              were you expecting Anderson to score?

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      ayling dominating that side of the pitch pushing raphina central

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Bamford pissing BPS away.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        good i need him to hehe

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Hope that's all for Bamford, as a non-owner his EO could cause some real damage tonight

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Will end with 5 points.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      What a cross.

    6. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Again a quality ball by Raph. Needs to take all of these.

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      every single time

      either someone misses a sitter or offside

    8. Party time
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Lookman(C) score a goal

        1. tbos83
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            You've got an assist, don't get greedy now

        2. Motong-Moting
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          More goals in it.

        3. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          missed the deadline again. Two in a row

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Casual 😉

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              never missed the deadline in two years before this 🙁

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

                if ever you were going to miss one, this would be it. Will be no points this GW

          2. seanie3
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Ok

          3. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            ouch

        4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Raphinha doing anything?

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Raphinha isn't the problem. His teammates are.

          2. Lethargio Alcantara
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            yea, he's having a good game

        5. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          What a game!

        6. Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Nice to see some action

        7. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Rival with barely any players already crushing me with Bamford and Lookman

        8. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Chances the game ends 1-1?

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

          Cmon Raph

        10. Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          This is the highest scoring GW match right ?

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            I think West Ham - Arsenal will be

          2. DickFranDyke
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            So far you are absolutely spot on.

        11. son of city
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Dallas CS gone, raph doing nothing and bamford......

            oh he's on the bench. what a start of a GW.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Raphinha is a 5.6 mid who is creating tons for his teammates and it’s not being finished. Lower the expectations.

            2. Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

              How on earth do you have enough playing players to have somebody, let alone bamford, on the bench?

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 7 hours ago

                Free hit

                1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 7 hours ago

                  Oh right yeah I see

              2. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 7 hours ago

                FH

            3. Says
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

              bad move to leave Bam on the bench

          • JBG
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            And people here thought Leeds would struggle.

          • Isca Extremadura
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Raph deserves a return 2nd half
            Prob have to score himself

          • Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Seems Areola was the wrong call

            1. Chrisitis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

              Benching martinez is always the wrong call isnt it

              1. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 7 hours ago

                Should have learnt that by now. Just wanted to hedge the cs bets

            2. Says
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

              who could have predicted one of the best attacking teams in the league wouldn't blank for a 4th consecutive game

          • 7shadesofsmoke
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            anyone else taken the opportunity to play some benchwankery this GW?

            1. Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

              Absolutely! Also captained Fernandes.

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

                😀 i didn't have the cojones for that

                1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 7 hours ago

                  All eyes on dunk the vice now. Will he punish my obtuseness?

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

                    King of the mavericks! good luck 😀

                    I got burned for chancing it with Bale last week so bottled going without Kane.

                    1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 7 hours ago

                      Good luck to you too man

          • Isca Extremadura
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Could be, even if 4/5 goals here ?

          • Mreidfelt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 hours ago

            After reading all articles today on Spurs I am so frustrated I didn't cap Dunk instead of Kane...I chickened out last minute...

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

              Any type pf Spurs could show up Sunday, could be hurting and look to answer critics

          • BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 hours ago

            Cupping or major hickey fetish?

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

              Cups and tassels for me

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 hours ago

            Maja off

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

              Maja problems

          • Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 hours ago

            Well my Maja punt went well..