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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. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hey guys, absolute fail of a GW, and last night took too many hits in rage!
    Decided now to probably play FH to cancel them out.
    If you were to choose a FH team what would it be?

    So far I’ve come up with:

    Pope
    Cresswell - Chillwell - Reguillon - Bellerin
    Formals - Ziyech - Salah - Son
    Werner - Kane
    __________________________________
    Forster: Elmeny: Braithewaite: Davis

    1.9 ITB

    Trying my best to turn round this mess, and attack those West Brom and Fulham fixtures.

    Literally don’t know what to do anymore, so any help please is appreciated, and apologies for being an absolute douche on here lately

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I think you need to predict some crazy stuff such as Jimenez hatty in next gw

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I know, just impossible to anything right this season

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Triple Spurs, triple West Ham, 2-3 Chelsea

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers man, yeah almost there then, just missing another West Ham player

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Maybe double up on West Ham defence then with fabs

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    So Mitchell is no nailed anymore?

  3. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Best way to spend 2ft (or one) here?

    Martinez
    TAA/Chilwell/Coufal
    Salah/Son/Pulisic*/Grealish
    Wilson/DCL/Jimenez

    Button/Lamptey/Dallas/Gordon
    0.5 itb
    2 free transfers

    Pulisic surely goes out

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Taa and puli to zouma / bellerin and sterling or kdb

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I agree with Taa and Puli out, but i dont know about zouma/bellerin and city players. Not keen on double chelsea or even one arsenal def, and still torn between Bruno and city players

  4. adidasOriginals
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    RMWC
    Fab
    Cresswell/Chilwell/Kilman
    Grealish/Son/Zaha/Salah
    Kane/DCL/Bamford

    Subs - Jota/Cancelo/McCarthy/Phillips(LIV)
    ITB - 0.1m

    Its not all that is it?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kilman and no city? 🙂

      1. adidasOriginals
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cancelo? Whats wrong with Kilman?

      2. adidasOriginals
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        City are a lottery.

  5. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    How's Bamford playing?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Like Bambi on ice.

  6. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Leeds are a top attacking team and Bamford is a great 6.0m pick

  7. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Vardy 2 assist 3 bonus
      Mitrovic 2 assists 0 bonus

      Makes sense

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Fixeddddd

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Vardy has had 1 big chance created.

        Mitro's assist were random jam that dont count as even normal chances created

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Casual Bamford getting punished today? 😛

        2. ivantys
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Tell Fulham not to keep the CS

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hernandez mad about getting subbed early yet again

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Dallas and Lamptey 2nd and 3rd on my bench. 🙁

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Ouch

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Ouch, hard luck.

          3. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Lamptey here...

          4. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I feel ya, punished for picking a good first 11 unlike all the jammies on here

          5. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            1st and 3rd here

        5. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Barnes subbed

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Barnes Off
          Under On

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Roger Roger,
            What’s your vector Victor

        7. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cmon Paddy stick it in the net

        8. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Is Jimmy > Kane (C) for a hit a no brainer? I know it’s a one week move, but has to be worth it.

          1. That Was Easy!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Will move for Vardy/DCL the next week.

        9. ZakyJ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          So I have Saiss a FT and 1.3m ITB.

          What's best replacement?

          1Kilman
          2a Coufal b Cresswell
          3 Man City Defender
          4 another (not Chilwell, Robbo or Justin)

        10. Joey Tribbiani
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Barnes needs to go, Under eating into his minutes

            1. ElliotJHP
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yeah I'll take the goal and move on for Grealish

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Leeds final ball been poor

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Pen?

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Ayling cheat

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Big Cüngiz about to take Barnes spot in the team

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Ayling with a salah

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Lacked the Liverpool shirt to pay it off

            2. ivantys
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Hardly a salah since salah doesn't get denied or punished

            3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              How is that not a YC for diving?

            4. FCRS BGD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Guys
              Who do you think will score more this season?
              1) Mane
              2) Kane
              Thanks

              1. Futile Tinkering
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                I have Mane so Kane will score more.

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                2

            5. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              F VAR, that was a touch. Inconsistent sh*t technology...

            6. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              How is that NOT a yellow? Use VAR for the stuff that needs to be stamped out....

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Amen, it’s risk free to dive, so they will just carry on

              2. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Nice dive no splash

            7. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Naughty Ayling, where’s the YC?

              Punish if you want it to stop

            8. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              moving forward, would you rather go with:

              A) KDB and 4.7 def (probably KWP to spread the risk)
              B) Bruno and Van Aanholt (or maybe Bellerin)

              Cheers!

            9. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Remember when players would get booked for diving? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

            10. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Why have refs stopped booking for dives this season?

            11. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              How is that not a booking?

            12. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Vardy g

              1. The Senate
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                BBBBBBBBBBBBBn

                1. The Senate
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  oh my stream way behing

            13. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Ayling being as Leedsy as it gets