Leeds’ Bamford confirms he captained himself in FPL for Palace clash: ‘I was kicking myself after I missed’

Leeds’ Bamford confirms he captained himself in FPL for Palace clash: ‘I was kicking myself after I missed’

Leeds United star Patrick Bamford has confirmed that he opted to punt on himself in Fantasy Football this week, ahead of his side’s meeting with Crystal Palace.

Leeds march on

Marcelo Bielsa’s men of course welcomed the Eagles to Elland Road a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

The hosts headed into proceedings aiming for a bounce-back result, after seeing a two-game win streak snapped by Everton last time out.

And, when all was said and done this evening, bounce back is precisely what Leeds managed.

A fine display on the part of Bielsa’s outfit eventually saw them emerge on the right side of a 2-0 scoreline, to climb above Arsenal into the top half of the English top-flight table.

After Jack Harrison opened the game’s scoring with a deflected strike inside three minutes, Patrick Bamford followed up with a cool finish early in the 2nd-half, to kill off any hope of a Palace comeback:

‘I was kicking myself!’

His latest goal this evening, meanwhile, proved a special one for the aforementioned Bamford, in that it marked the 100th of his career at the professional level.

Not only that, though, as outlined above, it also proved a key one for the 27-year-old when it comes to his FPL ambitions.

Speaking during a post-match interview at Elland Road, Bamford was drawn on whether he has Leeds teammate Raphinha, who impressed once again this evening, in his Fantasy Football team.

The hitman, though, after revealing that he is in fact not in possession of the Brazilian, went on to confirm that he entrusted himself with the captain’s armband this gameweek, in a gamble which evidently paid off!

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7