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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
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Raphinha looks amazing but poor fpl player?

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      he costs 5.6

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Nailed it.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Feels that way at times

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 8 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
      6 months, 8 days ago

      U wot mate 🙂

    6. Says
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      yeah, best stick with John McGinn

  2. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    A Fulham win to leave the bottom 3..

  3. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    This Reed fella really needs to get me some returns today

  4. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Probably on FH

        1. Tango74
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Even on FH , who is better ??

          1. DickFranDyke
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Captain Hindsight?

          2. Says
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            were you expecting Anderson to score?

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    ayling dominating that side of the pitch pushing raphina central

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford pissing BPS away.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      good i need him to hehe

  7. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Will end with 5 points.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    What a cross.

  9. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

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

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    every single time

    either someone misses a sitter or offside

  11. Party time
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Lookman(C) score a goal

    1. tbos83
      6 months, 8 days ago

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

  12. Motong-Moting
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    More goals in it.

  13. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    missed the deadline again. Two in a row

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Casual 😉

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        never missed the deadline in two years before this 🙁

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

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

    2. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Ok

    3. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      ouch

  14. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Raphinha doing anything?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Raphinha isn't the problem. His teammates are.

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

      yea, he's having a good game

  15. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    What a game!

  16. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Nice to see some action

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

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

  18. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Chances the game ends 1-1?

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Cmon Raph

  20. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    This is the highest scoring GW match right ?

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      I think West Ham - Arsenal will be

    2. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      So far you are absolutely spot on.

  21. son of city
    6 months, 8 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
      6 months, 8 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
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 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
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Free hit

        1. Surfeit of Lampteys
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Oh right yeah I see

      2. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        FH

    3. Says
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      bad move to leave Bam on the bench

  22. JBG
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    And people here thought Leeds would struggle.

  23. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

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

  24. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Seems Areola was the wrong call

    1. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Benching martinez is always the wrong call isnt it

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

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

    2. Says
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

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

  25. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Absolutely! Also captained Fernandes.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        😀 i didn't have the cojones for that

        1. Surfeit of Lampteys
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

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

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

              Good luck to you too man

  26. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Could be, even if 4/5 goals here ?

  27. Mreidfelt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 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
      6 months, 8 days ago

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

  28. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Cupping or major hickey fetish?

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Cups and tassels for me

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Maja off

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Maja problems

  30. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Well my Maja punt went well..