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Leeds defence boosted by return of Cooper as Mitrovic starts for Fulham

Fantasy Premier League managers will get a first look at Leeds’ defence with their club captain involved today.

Liam Cooper (£4.5m) missed the Gameweek 1 trip to Liverpool with a minor injury and watched his colleagues concede four times.

Gameweek 2 appears to be more of a standard fixture for the Whites this season and, with interest in Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) and Luke Ayling (£4.5m), his contribution will certainly something to watch today.

Outside of that change, Marcelo Bielsa has retained faith in the other 10 players from the Anfield loss.

As Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) drops to the bench, there are second starts of the campaign for Patrick Bamford (£5.6m), Jack Harrison (£5.5m), Mateusz Klich (£5.5m), Hélder Costa (£5.5m) and Pablo Hernández (£6.0m).

Fulham are boosted by a returning player of their own, as Aleksandar Mitrović (£6.0m) comes into the starting line-up after a minor injury forced Scott Parker to bench him for Gameweek 1.

The Serbian forward is supported by a three-man attacking midfield of Aboubakar Kamara (£5.0m), Josh Onomah (£5.0m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.5m).

Tom Cairney (£5.5m) drops to the bench to allow André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) to pair with Harrison Reed (£4.5m) in holding midfield while Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) replaces Marek Rodák (£4.5m) in goal.

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; Phillips; Harrison, Hernández, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

Fulham XI: Areola; Bryan, Hector, Odoi, Tete; Reed, Zambo Anguissa; Kamara, Onomah, Cavaleiro; Mitrović.

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1,872 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    BONUS POINTS AS IT STANDS

    3 - Mitrovic
    2 - Bamford
    1 - Costa

    #FPL #LEEFUL

  2. Pratik
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Leeds need to relax towards the end. The amount of press in Fulham's half was crazy and risky. I think they might learn some harsh lessons in premier league soon.

    1. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Also must be tough being a Leeds fan, my heart rate would be so spiky!

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Its crazy. It seems they only know how to play like that. Zero intelligence, zero strategy.

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Conceded 7 in 2 games so would say they are getting there already!

    4. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      City could destroy them

      1. Pratik
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Absofeckinlutely!

  3. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Bonus points

    Mitrovic 3
    Bamford 2
    Costa 1

  4. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Rasford hartrick please, Bruno all the assists.

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I suspect you may own both

  5. PL Ball
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Will Mitro keep the 3 BAPs?

    1. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Should do

    2. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      no

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        yes

        1. Saïss doesn't mat…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          doesn't costa get 3 more for the winning goal?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Already added.

          2. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            it has been added already I thimk

  6. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Bottomed

    Is this gameweek 3 wildcard good to go?

    McCarthy
    Robertson - Van Dijk - Saiss
    De Bruyne - Fernandes - Greenwood - Rodriguez
    Werner - Calvert Lewin - Mitrovic

    Nyland - Taylor - Mitchell - Bissouma

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Honestly mate, just wait until you have all the info from this GW before rushing into entging

  7. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Don't blindly follow the herd, gets called casual.

  8. tc93
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Havertz --> JRod no brainer?

    1. tc93
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      before the price rise too

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I wouldn't call it a no-brainer. He has a string of easy fixtures coming in just as Chelsea get fit and find their feet.

  9. Granville
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Go Bamford. Cheapest starting striker. 2 goals and 2 assists 😎

    1. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice pick!!! I had him till today morning, and thought Rodrigo would eventually replace him, and dropped him out.

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sorry about the brag but I got a load of stick for having him

        1. Pratik
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I saw him on your twitter account! You should retweet your original tweet, and brag a bit more 🙂

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Nice job Granville

        3. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I let myself get talked out of it

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Well played, Granville!

  10. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    WC Draft 1. 0 itb
    Ryan, (Walton)
    Trent, James, Saiss, (Taylor, Mitchel)
    KDB, Bruno, Rodriguez, Klich, (anguissa)
    Werner, Jimi, Richarlison

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Watch united first

  11. Kim Jong Kün
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    ASM -> Costa?

    1. Kim Jong Kün
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Klich?

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Decent shout. Looks the business, although not hugely prolific in his career so far but for 5.5m he’s good value

      1. Kim Jong Kün
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Which? I thought costa had a really great season 2 years ago but that’s off an old memory.

  12. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    It appears to be a new FPL rule that Leeds scorers have to be 5.5m starting prices.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Harrison ? 🙁

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        5.5, as I say 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Next week is mine !

  13. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I though mitro was already on 46 before the YC?? regardless Costa should overtake with winning goal

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      FFS Members area is updated?

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Costa's moved up to 2, although calculations not confirmed yet.

  14. raff97
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Aub, Adams -> KdB, DCL (-4)?

    DLC feels like pts chasing but Southampton are terrible and wanna start offloading my 3 saints players

    1. Tommy J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just check DCL injury situation- had an ice pack on his hamstring

  15. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    In other news what a TT in Le Tour, unbelievable oh and you Beeesssss

  16. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    GW3 wildcarders on here?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks a great week to do it. I think GW2 wildcarders have bottled it.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Think GW2 WCers did well.

        1. dansmusen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Got Digne and got rid of Mitrovic so no good for me

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        16 of top 20 in LMS are WCers.

      3. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        MY GW2 with Klich, James and Richarlison says otherwise

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah, you targeted the right fixtures for this week, as did I with my FT. But from next week, City, Chelsea, and Wolves look the teams to stack up on and not just for one week but for a while.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Well I'm sorted for those teams too - I did plan ahead.

        2. GreenPL
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Nice midfield you have. Have you ever been on Shoutcast? You're a good player.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Blimey, the very name scares an introvert like me off!

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      O/

      Nothing wrong with my team but need to get rid of Asm, Mitro, Ayling, Vinagre, Auba and get Dcl in

  17. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Imagine having a front line of Mitrovic - Bamford - DCL and getting any points from them.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I’ve got two of them and James Rodriguez. Quite happy sitting here on 41 points from three played.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Your midfield would be out of this world. Don't see it as sustainable though.

  18. reason17
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    any good 2x 4.5 gks rotate?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I've got Meslier and McCarthy - superb rotation until a couple of hours ago!

  19. Lazaretti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jota transfer to Liverpool = Brewster will leave?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He's more a Shaquiri replacement for me, but I think Brewster will go out on loan anyway.

  20. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I like that McTominay is starting

  21. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Lads, Greenwood-James Rodriguez worth a hit?

    1. Esalman
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes. Jrod will easily pay it back.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers, mate!

  22. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Even Sancho can't fix this surely. Pogba looks so not interested.. it's like with Bruno getting the attention he is just not bothered anymore.

  23. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Really Ole??? Take off Pogba and leaves McTominay on???? WTF

  24. las90855
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    benched mitro and played dallas instead, f*** me

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      why would you do that? Mitro was obviously going to start why wouldnt he

  25. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    is there a chance vinagre drops this week again?