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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. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Dallas - glorious my son 😆

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Elite fraudulence

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

        Unbelievably I had high hopes for him and Bamford tonight

  2. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Ryan
    Taa-Lamptey-Justin
    Salah-foden-Grealish-son
    Jimi-Dcl-Werner

    2FT

    a) Ryan + Taa + Foden > Mendy + zouma/Bellerin + ziyech (-4)
    B) Ryan + Foden + Jimi > Mendy + ziyech + Wilson (-4)
    C) any other?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

  3. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I think I have cracked the PL code

    Any team with a brilliant result in the previous week will get beat this week

    Leeds exhibit A

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Chelsea getting smacked by sheffield then

    2. Must.Go.Faster.
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Man U to loose by more than 4 goals then?

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

      A. Zaha
      B. Grealish
      C. Ziyech

      Need to ship out Foden

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

        D. Barnes 🙂

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

          Nah, don't rate him.

      2. JohnBlack
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Finished all out with 10 players on Sunday night, and a small green arrow. Not gonna be fun rankwise tonight

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Had 9 players, 100k rise, probably a 100k drop at this rate now

    5. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      The FPL average has jumped 7 points from this game, crazy. If Vardy and Bamford score we could be looking around a 15+ point jump. Rank drop here.

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

        What? Hows that possible? Isnt the average going up due to autosub points being added?

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

        That can’t be right?

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

        Thats simply false.

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

        With autosubs? Or without? Ghost teams?

      5. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Why is it crazy ?

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

      Vardy a option if daring to go without Kane

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

        Probably but going without Kane is insane IMO.

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

          It wasn't this week and last week.

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

            He returned in both of those games. He's returned in every game since GW1. He's by far the highest scoring forward in the game to date. Can't get more essential than that.

      2. dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Sold Vardy to Kane this GW....would do it again

    7. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ings to Kane no brainer right?

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

        Yes

    8. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Is the following worth a - 8

      Saiss, Barnes, Pulisic, Ings - - > Zouma, Grealish, Fornals, Kane

    9. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Looking at doubling of Rank this week

      39 and down to 650k , ouch.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not a bad rank at all, about a million above me

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I was 30k at midway of weeks 2, and 4 until Spurs played..

          Feels a long time ago

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

        Still better than most including most "pros" 😆

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I havent played a full FPL season in about 10 years so it takes some getting used to

          Will be doing well to beat my 5k best

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

        I feel your pain. Currently on 36 here and dropping 860K to 1.44m.

    10. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Fernandes or Ziyech?

    11. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hope Leicester concede but not from Bamford. Justin OG maybe 😉

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

        How dare you

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yes. How dare you. Bamford to score.

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Bamford shall be scoring at least one. Wash your mouth out 😉

    12. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      How is that a Vardy assist?

      Heads it, keeper then saves, and then heads it out to the scoring player.

      It's a Meslier assist.

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

        Read the rules

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Rules are often written by corrupt idiots/governments.

          I just watched it live. If the keeper had not have headed it out to Tielemans then there wouldn't have been a goal. Well, you can't say he wouldn't have scored, or exactly what would have happened, but, the ball wouldn't have gone to Tielemans like it did.

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

        double touches/saves/blocks from the same player counts as one touch in rebound scenarios

    13. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Leeds keeper having a mare

    14. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Leeds look like they just collected 11 random people from the street and put them on the pitch..

    15. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      What the hell, LEI are Kryptonite to Leeds. This could be a rout.

    16. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Thomas misses sitter

    17. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Just wanted to apologise to all the owners of Leeds players on here for transferring in Bamford this gw

    18. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Just not getting forward at all in new role. Annoying

      1. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        *Justin

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

        That's because I started him over Lamptey

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, really annoying for an open game like this he’s been moved to RCB. Another small but unlucky moment. I think he’ll get 1-2 points.

        1. CrouchDown
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah probably. Could have grabbed some attacking points at WB

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Almost certain

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

        yep and I benched him last week when he played left wing back of course

    19. Free hitting is a ladder
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Must try to find money for Vardy in for gw 10, great vf alue at 10m.

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

        Kane to Vardy.
        Or DCL + 6.5 -> Vardy + Brewster

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

        I will be going with

        Salah Sterling Grealish Zaha
        Kane Vardy Wilson

        1. Free hitting is a ladder
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Might bin Robbo, Son and Delap (!) for Zouma, cheapish and Vardy over the next 2 gw.

    20. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Is Ings likely to miss this weekend?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I’d of thought so, 75% likely at least

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Dont comment when you dont know

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

      Anyone think Podence should have gotten an assist for the first goal on friday?

    22. arkom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      TAA / Robertson / Justin / Mitchell / KWP
      Salah / Son / Mahrez / Podence / Bissouma
      Kane / DCL / Maupay

      1£ ITB (1 FT)

      A) Mahrez --> Zaha
      B) Mahrez --> Grealish
      C) Podence & TAA --> Zaha & Chilwell
      D) Save
      E) Other?

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

      Please stop this game I want my green arrow.

    24. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Kane to vardy and keep son not looking to bad after next week - just keep delivering

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

      Zaha on the counter against this lot next week... love it.

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

        Really hope so...

    26. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Best defender for 4.4?

      Balbuena?

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

        Yes. Great fixtures.

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          You think he's nailed?

    27. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      So Maupay,keep or sell?

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I am waiting for news and will most probably sell. Have him in fanteam, not on fpl

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          But if he is ready for Burnley I could give him one more game

    28. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Barnes finally scores. Nevermind, Grealish outscored him and I sold Barnes for Grealish.

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Plenty of time for Barnesinho to grab a couple more

    29. C_G
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Have 2 FTs

      Jimi & TAA ---> Vardy & Chilwell?

      Rest of team:

      Martinez Steer

      Zouma Mitchell Justin Lamptey

      Jorginho Salah Son Podence JRod

      Kane DCL