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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. Champione
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    A) Fornals
    B) Bowen

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

    Vardy regressing

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anything worth a hit chaps? 2.5 ITB.

    Martinez
    Chillwell, Zouma, Justin
    Salah, Son, Fernandes, Barkley
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    (Steer, Kilman, Bissouma, Mitchell)

    Considering one of these:

    Barkley -> Grealish/Rodriguez/Zaha
    Fernandes -> KDB
    Mitchell/Justin -> Vestergaard/Coufal

    Cheers.

    1. BeWater
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I wouldn't do any of those for a hit. Get Grealish after the Arsenal game.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Martinez
      Robertson Saiss Lamptey
      Salah Son Grealish Foden
      Kane Jimenez DCL

      Steer Taylor Mitchell Alzate
      0.9m 2ft

      Jimenez and Saiss to Vardy and Coufal?

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

        No need to over react with Vardy, next two aren’t ideal
        I’m looking at the same two out but either punt on Werner in or go Wilson and boost midfield

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Surely vardy is fixture proof

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

            Nearly everyone’s home form is worse than past seasons which must talk to lack of atmosphere crowd etc
            Leicester inconsistent as usual
            Vardy might score well but I feel there’s better value out there especially if you own Kane already. Go with ya gut

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Come on Bamford you useless lump

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

      Strange how Alioski is no. 10

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

      Vardy subbed

    6. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      The same pros that went Dallas over Ayling also went Coufal over Creswell.

      Learn FFS community.

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

        wrong, the "pros" are going Cresswell

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Anti-FFS XI

        Darlow
        Mings Vestergaard Bellerin
        Mane JWP Fornals Jorginho
        Vardu Wilson Bamford

    7. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This season is so mad. All the fantasy sites getting it so wrong so far

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

      Saiss, Foden to Zouma, Bowen?

    9. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I really hate Jamie Vardy when I don’t own him

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

        I hate him when I don't and do own him. 😆

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

        Try Sterling

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

        I love him when I dont own him and when I own him. So underrated and the Red Bull as breakfast story never gets old.

    10. MuelNado
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Worth dropping Fernandes and Jimenez and Bamford for Grealish, Wilson and Kane?

        Would have a mid of Mane, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish and Zaha with DCL, Wilson and Kane as Strikers.

      • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Some 18 stone fat git on

      • Joey Tribbiani
          2 months, 19 days ago

          UnderRated

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

          Who is more important to bring:

          1. Zyech
          2. Zaha

          And

          A. Bellerin
          B. Zouma

          1. MuelNado
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Zaha's fixtures coming up are pretty good IIRC.

              Zyech I worry will be a casualty of Lampard rotating.

            • BeWater
                2 months, 19 days ago

                1B

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

                I have doubts over those Che assets, but I have Che triple defense, so who am I to say anything about the one I don't have. Yet Zouma has made a lot of errors and Rudiger is a risk for him.

            • DHC7
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Martinez/Steele
              Chilwell/Justin/Mitchell/konsa/dunne
              Salah/Son/Grealish/Rodriguez/March
              Kane/Vardy/DCL

              2 free transfers
              Thinking Martinez to Fabianski or Mendy?

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

              18stone fat git +bps clearance

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

              Harrison 24
              Barnes 22
              Dallas 21

              Close run in for the final BAP!

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

                Barnes surely has a billion deductions

              2. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Go on then Dallas lad

            • as33
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Martinez
              Robbo, Chilwell, Kilman(KWP)
              Salah, Pulisic, Son, Zaha
              Kane, DCL, Watkins
              DCL> Vardy and Pulisic> Ward Prowse for free?

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Donkey Barnes only one goal, cant wait to sell him

            • Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Hey fam! Early thoughts!

              McCarthy (Button)
              TAA Robbo Dallas (Mitchell Ferguson)
              Salah Son Havertz Foden Podence
              Kane(C) DCL (Davis)

              TAA & Foden to Chilwell & Ziyech for -4?

              1. pablo discobar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Your defence will get 2 points this week I think

              2. MuelNado
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  TAA for Chillwell and leave the Foden move another week to see if Ziyech plays? Can't see his value going up in that time. Far too many options at Chelsea to spread owners choices.

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

                Better option here 0.1 ITB

                A) Pulisic > Mahrez

                B) Pulisic > Ziyech and Justin > Bellerin next GW

                1. BeWater
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    B

                2. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  This has been a punishing party as far as ML is concerned

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

                  Checking for Pen

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

                  Streetwise players seem to be adjusting to the VAR regime and looking for soft pens at every opportunity now.

                  1. Utopsis
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      You thought that was soft?

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

                        Yeah i thought it was pretty soft.

                        The ref seeing noting in the challenge initially is a clue.

                        1. Utopsis
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Nah not for me mate, it's such a daft challenge to make in the box not being ballside. The bigger question is why the ref needed VAR to give it.

                            I reckon there's a bit of refs not giving pens because they know they have a VAR safety blanket - I reckon without VAR he gives that straightaway.

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

                              Not very wise from the defender alright but the way Maddy dramatically folded over suggests to me that he was in full streetwise mode.

                              I think you are right though about the refs and the "VAR safety blanket".

                              You know i was a big advocate of VAR coming in to level the playing field at first but as time goes on i think it has taken a lot of what made English football special away from the game.

                              It's kinda lost it's soul.

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

                      Lei pen

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

                        Tielemans goal

                    • Niho992
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Ayling on 0 soon

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

                      Pen

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

                      Let Justin take it 😆

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

                      Maddison penalty to give Leeds defense -1 please