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Meslier missing for Leeds as Alioski starts at left-back again

Illan Meslier (£4.7m) is the latest Fantasy Premier League goalkeeper to go missing in Double Gameweek 19 – and we’re only a few hours into the latest round of fixtures.

The Leeds United shot-stopper is absent from their squad today with Kiko Casilla (£4.2m) handed a first Premier League start of the campaign.

That will worry owners of Leeds defenders after the Spaniard turned in a poor performance against Crawley in the FA Cup.

However, their back-four has retained some consistency from their last league outing. As predicted, Ezgjan Alioski (£4.5m) keeps his place at left-back with Liam Cooper (£4.3m) the only fit-again centre-back returning to the team.

Diego Llorente (£4.4m) returns on the bench, allowing Luke Ayling (£4.5m) to continue his stint in the middle and Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) is at right-back.

Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) has been shifted from centre-back in light of Cooper’s return but stays in the team, this time to cover the suspended Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) in defensive midfield.

Brighton come to Elland Road relatively short-staffed. In light of their absences, Ben White (£4.4m) starts in midfield again, forcing Graham Potter into including Dan Burn (£4.2m) in the back-three alongside Adam Webster (£4.4m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.8m).

Neal Maupay (£6.1m) returns to the side, paired with Leandro Trossard (£5.7m) up-front.

Key Double Gameweek assets are installed nicely in the West Ham side to host Burnley.

Lukasz Fabianski (£5.1m) overcomes his pre-match doubts to start ahead of Darren Randolph (£4.4m) while Michail Antonio (£6.3m) leads the line following Sebastien Haller‘s (£6.1m) sale to Ajax.

Double Gameweek 19 Line-ups

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Casilla; Alioski, Cooper, Ayling, Dallas; Struijk; Harrison, Klich, Rodrigo, Raphinha; Bamford.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-1-2): Sanchez; Burn, Dunk, Webster; March, Groß, White, Veltman; Mac Allister; Trossard, Maupay.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen; Antonio.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Wood, Barnes.

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  1. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Rough...
    Bench boosted with 3 Leeds
    Smooth
    First CS of the season from a Brighton GK, shame I bought Johnstone too, so would have got him off the bench anyway 😆

  2. Real Socially Distant
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    That was a stressful wait but 3 west ham defenders and Creswell (C) YES!!!!!!

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Wow, ballsy. Lets see how the big hitters get on though.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      You're completely bonkers - but well done!

      1. Real Socially Distant
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        I don't take lots of risks but thought I've done well recently let's go a bit different. Nearly used TC on Cresswell but was a massive risk. Should have now

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Nice

    4. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Good expert, I’ve 3 MCY def and Creswell

    5. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Bold. Congrats, wish I hadn’t taken so many hits or would have got in a 2nd one at least. Had to role with 3 at the back and bloody bamford up top

    6. Party time
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Hats off

    7. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Hahaha you are insane my friend. Well done!

    8. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Nah fair play for that one.

  3. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    15 (-8) from Antonio+Coufal...any good?

    1. DagheMunegu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      No

    2. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Not really. Hoping for your sake this wasn't a brag post. If it was it was a huge fail

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Have to try when given the chance....usually not so often

  4. tuturututu
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Fabianski one save away from 3 more points.... Arghhhh

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah that was annoying but we must be happy he played and kept a CS

    2. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Just appreciate having a gk mate. Johnstone owner here Hahaha

  5. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Boom double wham Def and Antonio

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Same here

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Pythons out on livefpl

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    I think AZ predicted that score for the Leeds game.

    1. tuturututu
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yes he said they'll win it

    2. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      So did I, so what. Not to hard to predict that one (though I thought Leeds would do more than absolutely nothing!). That’s why I took a hit to get Ayling out. Meslier getting the flu and button playing a bonus

    3. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Oh what a genius eh. How does he do it. 😆

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    West Brom outscoring West Ham, Leeds, Burnley and Brighton combined - classic for the DGW!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yep
      Who knew?!
      Highest owned Baggie is Johnstone too I’d guess?

  9. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Coufal over Cresswell is starting to get very irritating

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Why?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Because Cresswell is outscoring him every week

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 days ago

          I mean, he is a fair bit more expensive. What do you expect?

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 days ago

          Get both problem solved 🙂

        3. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 15 days ago

          Costs more

    2. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Coufal is cheaper and ticking over nicely

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Exactly

  10. Sean
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    I honestly don’t care that the bench boost failed, it feels great to finally be rid of it so I can move on as it’s been way too much of a distraction the last 5 GWs

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Ye it can be a trap

      1. Sean
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Will be using it in GW1 if possible in future seasons

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Couldn't have failed any harder to be honest.

  11. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Leeds has scored 30 goals and they failed to score at home to Brighton...So frustrating this game.Wrong BB.

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Shane Duffy who?

  13. Drogo
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Keeps getting f'd over. First losing 5 fixtures because they decided to remove Soton - Leeds. Then Johnson is absent because of covid, and now I got Dallas + Raphinha + Bamford on BB.

    And now I see that Zouma is benched. GG.

  14. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Antonio and Coufal thanks
    Soucek and bambam shame shame

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Oh wow, Cresswell on 2BP! What a man

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Disgusting

  16. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Brighton GK all season
    Been trolled for 19 GWs

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      At what point are you just trolling yourself?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Got stuck with a 4.4 and no money
        No CS for about 9 weeks until FUL, but dropped Ryan
        Could only afford Sanchez do got him
        I have this week, but bench boosted with Johnstone (-4) so would have got Sanchez 7 points anyway 😆 🙄

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Maybe you trolled yourself? FT or hit would have solved this a long time ago

  17. Thomas Shelby from Birmingh…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Zouma owners..lol

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Cheers man

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      And I benched Kane for him too 🙁

    3. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I'm done with this lucky guessing game

    4. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Don't like this kind of chat

  18. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Where are my fellow FHers with triple West Ham defense at? 😎

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Double def and Antonio

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Right here brother

    3. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Werner owner shoutouts?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Tears

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Would have had Fabianski, but the doubt put me off.... so got Johnstone

    5. Real Socially Distant
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Me too. And Cresswell (C)
      High fives all round

  19. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Fair play to my cup oppo for triple captaining Cresswell. 24 points and will prolly double it on Tuesday.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Your captain can outscore him in a single game

  20. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    I don’t get why people would BB with 3 Leeds. All eggs in one basket was very risky

    1. tuturututu
      9 months, 15 days ago

      We all thought they'll win and keep a CS

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Was v risky still

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I guess that was their plan and they went forward. Some days it works, other days it doesn't

    3. gogs67
      9 months, 15 days ago

      When a risk pays off then it's a brilliant decision.
      I don't have triple Leeds by the way, but I can see why folk could lean to it if they'd already set up before the Southampton cancellation

    4. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Risky yes, but the stats said it should have been better than +6. To be honest I'm glad my BB is out the way, even though it hasn't worked!

    5. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I used my BB but started Raphinha and Bamford over Wood and Ogbonna.

  21. tuturututu
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Meslier, Bamford, Alioski with BB, very disappointing.. but Giroud starts and noone's got him so I am praying for a brace..

  22. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Relying on Vardy to save my Saturday.

    1. Party time
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Big Party imminent. Put on your dancing shoes

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Me too. Everything crossed!

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I think he does well both games, we should be feeling confident

  23. Party time
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Cresswell, Coufal & Antonio owners unite!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      o/

    2. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Cres Ogbo Antonio !!!!!

  24. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Bench two please:
    a)Wood
    b)Ogbonna
    c)Dallas
    d)Barnes
    e)Bamford

  25. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Areola CS and pen save incoming to troll me even more for getting Johnstone over him

  26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    I just hope James features!

  27. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    I just don't get it, ML rival has Sanchez in goal and cup rival has Dunk. Am I missing something!?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yes. Luck.

  28. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Rival has Cresswell Antonio and Fornals.. flying start..

  29. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Hoping Ziyech crosses find Chilly on the back post for a goal

  30. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    No Zouma is even more annoying