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Cooper back for Leeds as Rodrigo enters self-isolation

Liam Cooper (£4.4m) makes a much-anticipated return to Leeds United’s defence for their Gameweek 7 meeting with Leicester City.

The centre-back returns to the heart of the back-four, allowing Luke Ayling (£ to resume right-back duties and pushing Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) to left-back once more.

However, Leeds will miss Rodrigo (£5.8m) in the middle of the park as the club revealed in their team news bulletin that the player is self-isolating “having been in close contact with a person who has subsequently tested positive for coronavirus”.

They have confirmed the Spaniard is now isolating in line with government guidelines, although no specific date was given for the positive test and, therefore, end of the isolation period.

Pablo Hernández (£5.8m) replaces Rodrigo in midfield, while most of the attention is likely to be on Patrick Bamford (£6.0m) tonight.

Only Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) earned more new owners than the Leeds forward for Gameweek 7, although just 34.7% of his FPL points have come at Elland Road this season.

Indeed, the former Chelsea man has blanked twice from three matches there since earning promotion to the Premier League.

By contrast, Jamie Vardy (£10.0m), still owned by 17% of Fantasy managers, has netted in every single away league match in 2020/21, averaging 12.3 points per game on the road.

Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) and Dennis Praet (£5.5m) support him from attacking midfield in a 3-4-2-1 formation while James Maddison (£7.0m) drops to the bench.

Jonny Evans (£5.5m) does not feature, so Brendan Rodgers is forced into a makeshift back-three of Christian Fuchs (£4.5m), Luke Thomas (£4.3m) and Wesley Fofana (£5.0m) while James Justin (£4.8m) and Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) are the left and right wing-backs respectively.

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

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Fuchs, L Thomas, Fofana; Justin, N Mendy, Tielemans, Albrighton; H Barnes, Praet; Vardy.

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990 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Posting this here so somebody can link to it when Stuart Dallas scores his second goal tonight.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Seriously hope it happens!

  2. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Cmon Dallas Goal and cleanie

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yesss

    2. puhd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Please

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Hmmm 3 subs that Leeds may use will be Poveda, Roberts and Alioski right?

    Surely Struijk won't come on, hoping for my Lamptey points!!

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Defending a lead Struijk will come on

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Expecting Leicester to be 2-0 up by 60mins

  4. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone not captaining a Spurs player for this week? If so, who?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ziyech

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hmm let’s if you go through with that

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          See

      2. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        But I like it

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    How long is Coleman out for and who will play instead of him?

    Kenny?

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Im not sure us Barnes casuals even deserve any points for a garbage pick

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Can you tell us who you are going to call a casual's pick next week please? There is a trend developing

  7. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    2 assists and no bonus for Mirto?

    https://twitter.com/OfficialFPL/status/1323345442801930245

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Assists arent much bps

      If u youre a forward scoring a goal is a must for baps

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Unless u get 4 assists like kane

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      If WB had scored I think he gets one
      And the chicks dig goals

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Last gameweek Mane got 2 assists and no bonus

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        He already got points for the assists

      • puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I know! Pissed about this

    4. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      pls Albrighton score a goal, own goal and tackle Bamford in the throat

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      That team news for the next match just confirmed my 17 points remain on the bench!

    6. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A) Kane coufal
      B) bamford/Wilson/Antonio chilwell

      Rest of defence is lamptey konsa Mitchell dunne

    7. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      TAA > Chilwell for free a sensible move considering the fixtures?

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I would
        Happy with Chilwell

    8. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Barnes Bamford Justin for the final game

      10 points is the bare minimum requirement.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        You’ll get your 10 points from Bamford

        Then a combined 2 points total from the other two Leic boys

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          If bamford hauls and i dont have him as cap is that haul even good for me tho

          1. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Jeez. This site has messed with your head big time.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              When he got his hat trick i actually got a red arrow

              1. fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Maybe fill your team with all 2% differentials, so that way you don't have these silly dilemmas.

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Dont matter how low the owernship is. If u dont captain them surely u want them to have limited ceiling or else someone else is benefitting more

                  1. fedolefan
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    The aim of the game is to score points. And you can only captain 1 player per week out of 15. I think it's time to click on the START HERE link at the top.

                  2. Black Knights
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Yes anyone that captains him will score more than you, but that % of people is tiny compared to the number of people that don’t have him at all. So you’ll gain on more people than the number of people that will gain on you.

          2. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Of course.

          3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yes. Me answering this question of yours second time.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Thanks i dont mean to be tedious its just got me confused

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Don't get confused. Every player of your who scores can only prove to be good for you. Just keep it simple. Do not play like me!

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Cheers will do

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    All the best!

    9. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 38 with autosubs

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        What was the safety score for gw6?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Lol, that was my exact score. Cheers.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              All about survival 🙂

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I think i got turfed out last gw right after using the WC in all. 🙁

        What was the safety score last gw anyways TM?

    10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Which one (considering Ings is ok):

      1) Ings + Son
      2) Kane + Bamford

      Thanks!

    11. Parsnips
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Saiss for Coufal or Cresswell?

        1. The Littlest Robbo
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Cresswell if money isn't needed elsewhere

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Money is always needed elsewhere

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Coufal

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        15 pointer Harvey please !

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Never happening. 3 shots in the last 4 games

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            So he's due?

      • 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Ziyech and bamford
        Or
        Calvert-Lewis and Costa

        Which is the better combination??

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Top

      • RWB_1991
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Anyone know who will be first choice Palace pen taker between Zaha & PVA?

      • Weeb Kakashi
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Any good app to watch the game on. Vola sports dead.

      • Drogo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Foden out

        A) Jota in

        B) Grealish in

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          B

        2. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Jota for Flare
          Grelish for Rock Steady

        3. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Grealish. You don't want to replace one rotation player with another.

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Which defender to move on for Cresswell/Coufal?

        A Saïss
        B Mitchell

        Rest of defence
        Martinez
        TAA Chilwell Lamptey **** ****

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Perfect back 3 imo btw

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        If i didnt have barnes vs villa the last game pre covid when he got a crazy haul i probably wouldnt have gone with him again

        Feels like a distant 4 year old memory now

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Sold him on WC & ruined my season amongst other things.

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I have Martinez KWP Robertson Justin for a total of 4 points, Lamptey first on my bench with 9, FML.

      • CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Interesting news on Maupay being dropped because he lacked in the pulling up of socks department. I wonder if this was the same for Ryan, because I really really really do not want to have to make a GK move.

        Justin at LWB tonight, my last player. 37 + Justin. 12 points would be nice...

      • El Magico5
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Bit stuck on my next move, seems like all the transfers i need to make are in defence.

        Martinez
        TAA, James, Lamptey
        Salah, Son, Grealish, Zaha, Foden
        Kane, Dcl

        Steers, taylor, saiss, brewster

        0.6 itb, thinking taa > chilwell but not sure on the chelsea double up. Any help fellas?

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I have Che def triple up! And don't worry, Azpi will start some games.

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Are Foden, TAA and Podence worth holding this gw?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          What score do you expect for Man City vs Pool?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Don't know what to expect. League has been very unpredictable post covid19.could be 1-1 but could also be 4-2 either team imo.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Sounds like TAA out then.

        2. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Wouldnt move Podance

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Like Thomas 4.3 starts, interesting...

        1. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Only while evans and castagne are out. Which won’t be much longer right?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Ah yeah true

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is Callum Wilson better than DCL?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not when Everton have Richarlison, Digne and James all providing.

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Absolutely not. Sold wilson a while ago and am glad i did. Hes been very jammy it wont continue

        3. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          No.

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Early thoughts on what to do here with 2ft (0.3itb)?

        Martinez
        TAA Robbo Ayling
        Salah Son Pulisic Foden
        Jimenez DCL Watkins

        Button Soucek Lewis Taylor

      • puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is Grealish price going up tonight?

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Doubtful.

          1. puhd
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks mate