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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, 1 day ago

    Raphinha looks amazing but poor fpl player?

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

      he costs 5.6

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Nailed it.

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

      Feels that way at times

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

      U wot mate 🙂

    6. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      yeah, best stick with John McGinn

  2. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A Fulham win to leave the bottom 3..

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

    This Reed fella really needs to get me some returns today

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

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

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Probably on FH

        1. Tango74
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Even on FH , who is better ??

            1. DickFranDyke
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Captain Hindsight?

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

              were you expecting Anderson to score?

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      ayling dominating that side of the pitch pushing raphina central

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

      Bamford pissing BPS away.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        good i need him to hehe

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

        Will end with 5 points.

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

      What a cross.

    6. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      every single time

      either someone misses a sitter or offside

    8. Party time
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lookman(C) score a goal

        1. tbos83
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. Motong-Moting
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          More goals in it.

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

          missed the deadline again. Two in a row

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Casual 😉

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

              never missed the deadline in two years before this 🙁

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

            Ok

          3. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            ouch

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

          Raphinha doing anything?

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

            Raphinha isn't the problem. His teammates are.

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

            yea, he's having a good game

        5. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          What a game!

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

          Nice to see some action

        7. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

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

        8. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Chances the game ends 1-1?

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

          Cmon Raph

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

          This is the highest scoring GW match right ?

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I think West Ham - Arsenal will be

          2. DickFranDyke
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            So far you are absolutely spot on.

        11. son of city
            3 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

                Free hit

                1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Oh right yeah I see

              2. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 1 day ago

                FH

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

              bad move to leave Bam on the bench

          • JBG
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            And people here thought Leeds would struggle.

          • Isca Extremadura
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

            Seems Areola was the wrong call

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

              Benching martinez is always the wrong call isnt it

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

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

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

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

            1. Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Absolutely! Also captained Fernandes.

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

                😀 i didn't have the cojones for that

                1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                      Good luck to you too man

          • Isca Extremadura
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Could be, even if 4/5 goals here ?

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

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

          • BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cupping or major hickey fetish?

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

              Cups and tassels for me

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

            Maja off

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

              Maja problems

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

            Well my Maja punt went well..