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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. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Harrison and Ayling come on

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Asked if I should cap DCL, Rich or Hamez but was told early games are low scoring. What a shocker starting out with a captain fail 🙁

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Auba is yet to play

    2. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Did you cap Auba?

    3. Chrissy Waddle - 2020/21
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      You were told? Own your decisions.

    4. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      If you own all three, and have a dilemma of which to cap, then I have no further words....

    5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Six years on FFS and blaming others, nice

    6. thehodge
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A lot of people ask for advice here and take it as gospel. Advice should be used in the decision making process but also at the end of the day go with your own choice after evaluating

    7. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      C'mon people, he's clearly trolling...

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Does it all the time and people always fall for it

    8. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Which one did you captain

    9. puhd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Mate who is your captain?

    10. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Stinger when you don't go with gut. Find it is better not to ask the masses for advice on captain. Can sway you, better off making your own mind up and say nothing.

    11. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      All that feeding...

    12. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Have DCL, Rich, James and Pereira but decided to captain Gibbs myself. I feel you Brosstan.

    13. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wow that got way more than it deserved, but fair play

  3. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I’m annoyed they don’t allow enough characters to change my team name to

    The name is Bond, James Rodriguez

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What about “The names Bond, James Rod”

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        It doesn’t have the same ridiculous ring to it

    2. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

    3. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hahahaha

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Take your cue from his shirt:

        "The name's Bond, James"

    4. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What about

      Name is Bond, James Rodriguez

    5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Name Zond Hamez Zond

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Hernandez injured Rodrigo on

  5. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Auba EO only 73%

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Interesting

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      82% overall. Top 10k means nothing right now

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Vardy 66% C poll has no meaning?

    4. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      EO pretty pointless IMO at the moment the top 100k/10k only had 1 week so far. wouldn't worry much about that

    5. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      82.48% according to this: https://www.livefpl.net/overall_ownership - huge opportunity!

  6. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Does anyone have the link to Magnus Carlsen's team they'd kindly share with me?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      google?

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/event/1

      Of course he has Rodriguez and DCL.

    3. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Thanks guys.

  7. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Last chance saloon for Mitrovic today

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Home to Villa next week, mind.

  8. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    if Auba hauls, are you guys still doing Auba -> KDB/Raz....?

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      That's the plan.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yes got Willian

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yep

    4. shaunyjames
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yup, just need to decide on KDB vs Raz

    5. GROBARI
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yes,his next games are Liverpool,City,United and Leicester

      • seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers guys, I think I'm gonna do it soon.

      • mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        No, this is dynamic, for example plan was Salah out for Fernandes but after GW1 data no way I'm doing that

      • nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Excellent, let's hope he blanks so that he still departs without a parting gift!

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Joe Cole totally right about Dean being his usual egotistic self and not dealing sensibly with Bilic. Gibbs was an idiot for hands to face but he reacted to the shove from Rodriguez and the latter should of been booked for instigating the incident

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Really?

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Why not? Offer an opinion

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            imo, don't argue with Mike Dean. You don't win.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        We don't know what he said though

    7. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wildcards with triple Everton are asking for trouble 😀

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        points*

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        As long it’s not Pickford should be fine

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Keane, Digne, Rodriguez, Richarlison, DCL all look great value picks.

    8. Crash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Dcl + Jrod but no Salah. Last week was TERRIBLE, hopefully this week balances it out!

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Me too without Salah. Dont have DCL James and Richarlison too 🙂

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Haha

    9. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Werner out for DCL for a hit? Yes or no?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        No

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nope

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Ugh

      4. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not with CHE play WBA next GW3

      5. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Bring in Pereira, Diagana, Rodriguez, Keane and Rich while you're at it

      6. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Hmm captain material next GW

      7. Clam. ☘️
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not a chance.

      8. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He has West Brom next week

      9. shaunyjames
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Only for a -8 or -12

      10. GROBARI
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No way

        • Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I did this before GW2

        • Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No. Relax and watch how this GW unfolds first.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Thanks lads

      11. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Goal aside, how was Pereira today anyone?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Awesome

      12. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Is it wishful thinking if i'm secretly hoping for a Leeds cleansheet in this match?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Nope, and I'm backing that up with Meslier and Ayling.

      13. KGJ United
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Does anybody know the id of the FFS mods league?
        Cheers

          1. KGJ United
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Just to use the opportunity to say thank you for the livefpl page.
            Awesome work.

        1. KGJ United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks lads

      14. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Do people get banned for offensive team names?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yes

        2. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Eventually, I think so. I was asked to change my team name three times last season. It wasn't even offensive, it was just political.

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No, they blank your team name and expect you to change it.

        4. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No, they just change your team name

        5. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          This was in the email I got from them last season:
          Please note that if a name could potentially be considered offensive by others in the game then it will be changed.
          If you repeatedly choose names which are deemed offensive then your account will be deleted, please keep this in mind
          when choosing a name for your team. We will not enter into correspondence over individual names.

          1. yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Interesting, cheers

      15. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Just did Auba, JWP to Fernandes, JRod for a hit.
        Don't care anymore.

      16. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Is GW3 a good time to wildcard if you plan on early? Seems you would be able to see man city and utd play and fixtures turn for a few teams to good and bad.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah, definitely. Teams with Everton and Salah are flying. Season could be over before it starts

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            With 36 GW’s to go, yeah sure

        2. Clam. ☘️
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Supposedly either GW3 for fixture swings, GW4 for close of the transfer window or GW10 for fixture swings.

          However, I believe it should be held until a point at which your team needs an overhaul.

          If unsure, sleep on it and reconsider on Monday morning.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Price rises can force your hand

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Doing my WC Draft as we speak.

          Hows it looking?

          McCarthy / Steer
          VVD, Justin, Holding, Lewis , Mitchell
          Salah, KDB, Bruno, Podence, Elneny
          Werner, DCL, C.Wilson

          Cheers

        4. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          WC totally depends on your team and who you want in/out. There is no one size fits all.

      17. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Chelsea play WBA WBA next. Keep or sell Havertz for James?

        1. shaunyjames
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          See how he plays this GW

        2. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I think we need to give Havertz some time to adjust, I think we will want him at some point this season, just not yet for me

        3. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          See if he remembers how to kick a ball today

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            (Tomorrow)

        4. Athletic Dildao
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Wait to see how he performs tomorrow.

        5. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          He and Werner will surely turn it on against these Baggies.

      18. shaunyjames
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Auba + Zaha to Hames + KDB/Raz looks mighty tempting

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah looks good

      19. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Saliba to Keane for a hit paid off at least.

      20. T.Henry14
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Pereira good, now I expect from Mitros some goals.

        I have a problem to bringing in some Everton assets.

        Ramsdale
        TAA, Tierney, KWP (Mitchell, Taylor)
        Salah, Auba, Rashford, ASM, Pereira
        Werner, Mitros (Brewster)

        No room for James/Calvert/Richa..

      21. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Rodrigo starting for Leeds.

      22. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        James Rod 40k in already, DCL 60k ... price rise ls incoming so fill your boots

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Triple rise even

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Requires hits, no can do

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            you are the hit king though 😉

        3. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Should target WBA not Everton 😀

      23. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Andy over 100 pts already and top of the mods and contributors league..

        Granville above Mark too.

        #scenes

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          wow, 100 points from one game this week ... which 6 did he have ?

        2. elchilangles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          do you have a link to their league?

      24. thehodge
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Over 10 seasons of FPL and if Telles signs I’ll see my first ever team name change

        “Telles Bingo”

        1. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Telles vision

      25. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Player watch definitely on Werner this weekend as could score big next weekend.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Or blank?

      26. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Jules Breach is delightful

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Fit as fiddle

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          What did she do this time lmao

      27. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        As a Digne and James owner I feel somewhat not fully satisfied, like I had some fun but didnt climax.
        Thinking about it, it must be tough for my wife.

      28. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Magnus has DCL and James too. He knows. It will be very difficult for Mark to best him his season

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          *best = beat

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Mark vs Magnus is the most exciting part of FPL this year

          1. 900-Years
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            can given ID Magnus ???

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Very very early days