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Leeds Striker Patrick Bamford Captained Himself In Fantasy Football This Week And His Team Is Outstanding

Leeds Striker Patrick Bamford Captained Himself In Fantasy Football This Week And His Team Is Outstanding

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford was clearly feeling in a confident mood ahead of Monday night's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

The 27-year-old, who has scored 12 goals in 22 games for Marcelo Bielsa's side this season, decided to captain himself in his own Fantasy Football team for Gameweek 23 as he lined up alongside the likes of Jack Grealish, Ollie Watkins and Marcus Rashford.

Bamford's team Hillside FC managed to accumulate an impressive 74 points this week, with Leicester City defender James Justin and Spurs forward Son Heung-min raking in solid individual scores.

The man himself even earned a respectable 12 points as Dominic Calvert-Lewin was relegated to the subs bench.

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Image: Fantasy Football/Premier League
Image: Fantasy Football/Premier League

Bamford's incredible self-belief certainly paid off when he scored his 100th career goal against Roy Hodgson's side as Leeds walked away from Selhurst Park with all three points after a comfortable 2-0 win.

He later spoke about his Fantasy Football decisions in a brilliant post-match interview with Sky Sports.

"I captained myself, I was kicking myself after I missed that one in the first half!"

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The striker has certainly proved the doubters wrong this season and the former Middlesbrough forward is now in contention for a spot in the England set-up; something that he didn't see coming before the season kicked off.

"If you would have said that at the start of the season I would have brushed it off and said you were mad..." he said about a possible England call-up.

"There are four or five strikers who haven't been involved with England before a lot of times who are doing really well.

"It's going to be interesting to see who gets called up. If I do or I don't, I know I've done my best. Whoever does get called up fully deserves it, whether it's me or any of the others."

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Does Bamford deserve an England call-up after a prolific season in front of goal?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Fantasy Football

Topics: Football News, Football, Team, Leeds United, Fantasy Football, FPL, Patrick Bamford

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.