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Martin Kelly | Defensemen

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 170

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Martin Kelly was dropped from the Crystal Palace starting line-up for the Week 12 trip to Old Trafford.
After defeat to Sunderland last Monday Palace boss Neil Warnock sprung a surprise by starting Adrian Mariappa at right-back for the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United, suggesting he was unhappy with Kelly's performance in particular. At 44% ownership the ex-Liverpool man is one of the most popular players in the Yahoo fantasy game, with many of us holding him at his entry price of £1million, so we'll admit we're concerned about this demotion to the bench and will be monitoring the team news over the next ten days prior to the Week 12 deadline. Nov 11 - 10:53 AM
Source: BBC Sport


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Martin Kelly was a star fantasy performer in Week 2 despite his side Crystal Palace's defeat to West Ham.

Kelly was recently signed from Liverpool, is starting on the right-hand side of the Palace defence and looks like he'll be a prolific point scorer in the Yahoo fantasy game. The 24-year-old picked up eight fantasy points in Week 2 thanks to a host of tackles won and passes intercepted and can still be added to your fantasy team for less than £2million. He could prove a handy cheap option to keep on your bench as back-up to your starting XI.
Aug 26 - 4:12 AM

Crystal Palace's Martin Kelly is the bargain of Week 2, available at just £1million in the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League game.

Kelly was recently signed from Liverpool, is set to start on the right of the defence, has a good chance of helping Crystal Palace keep a clean sheet against West Ham and costs just £1million in the Yahoo game. What more do you need to know? He should be in your squad and on the bench at the very least.
Aug 22 - 4:36 AM

Martin Kelly has Tweeted out that his move from Liverpool to Crystal Palace on a permanent move has been completed.

The move is a boon for Kelly's projected playing time as well as for fantasy managers in the Yahoo game who can pick up a potential starter for the price of 1.00 (he's an attractive-but-not-rock-bottom 4.5 in the PL.com format). What remains to be seen is how Tony Pulis shuffles the deck with Kelly and Brede Hangeland having arrived since last season. If Hangeland and Kelly go into the starting line-up then Joel Ward may move up into midfield meaning that all three players have big fantasy value. The worst case scenario would be Ward and Kelly rotating at uncertain intervals.
Source: Twitter.com
Aug 14 - 12:19 PM

In an effort to actually see the pitch, Martin Kelly is reportedly close to a move from Liverpool to Crystal Palace.

According to the Daily Mail, the right back has been told he can leave Anfield given the presence of Javier Manquillo, Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan ahead of him at the right back position. A move to Crystal Palace would offer at least the hope of playing time given the presence of mostly makeshift right backs at Selhurst Park last season. Adrian Mariappa and Joel Ward are both capable of playing right back but both are more comfortable playing centrally. If Kelly makes the move and can regain both health and form then Palace could be stronger in multiple positions for the move. Oh, and Yahoo! fantasy managers can be excited by the prospect of a 1.00 player scoring points on the bench.
Aug 12 - 1:10 PM