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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
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Raphinha looks amazing but poor fpl player?

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      he costs 5.6

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nailed it.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Feels that way at times

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days 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
      2 months, 27 days ago

      U wot mate 🙂

    6. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      yeah, best stick with John McGinn

  2. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A Fulham win to leave the bottom 3..

  3. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    This Reed fella really needs to get me some returns today

  4. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Probably on FH

        1. Tango74
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Even on FH , who is better ??

            1. DickFranDyke
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Captain Hindsight?

            2. Says
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              were you expecting Anderson to score?

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      ayling dominating that side of the pitch pushing raphina central

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Bamford pissing BPS away.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        good i need him to hehe

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days 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
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Will end with 5 points.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      What a cross.

    6. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      every single time

      either someone misses a sitter or offside

    8. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lookman(C) score a goal

      1. tbos83
          2 months, 27 days ago

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

      2. Motong-Moting
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        More goals in it.

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        missed the deadline again. Two in a row

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Casual 😉

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            never missed the deadline in two years before this 🙁

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

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

        2. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ok

        3. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          ouch

      4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Raphinha doing anything?

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Raphinha isn't the problem. His teammates are.

        2. Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          yea, he's having a good game

      5. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        What a game!

      6. Isca Extremadura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Nice to see some action

      7. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

      8. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Chances the game ends 1-1?

      9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Cmon Raph

      10. Isca Extremadura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This is the highest scoring GW match right ?

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I think West Ham - Arsenal will be

        2. DickFranDyke
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          So far you are absolutely spot on.

      11. son of city
          2 months, 27 days 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
            2 months, 27 days 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
            2 months, 27 days 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
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Free hit

              1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Oh right yeah I see

            2. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              FH

          3. Says
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            bad move to leave Bam on the bench

        • JBG
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          And people here thought Leeds would struggle.

        • Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

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

        • Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Seems Areola was the wrong call

          1. Chrisitis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Benching martinez is always the wrong call isnt it

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

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

          2. Says
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days 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
          2 months, 27 days ago

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

          1. Surfeit of Lampteys
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Absolutely! Also captained Fernandes.

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              😀 i didn't have the cojones for that

              1. Surfeit of Lampteys
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

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

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days 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
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Good luck to you too man

        • Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Could be, even if 4/5 goals here ?

        • Mreidfelt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days 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
            2 months, 27 days ago

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

        • BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cupping or major hickey fetish?

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Cups and tassels for me

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Maja off

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Maja problems

        • Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Well my Maja punt went well..