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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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1,565 Comments Post a Comment
  1. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Good luck all. DGW about to get underway in a big way we hope!

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bamford in the goals I hope

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good luck mate!

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Antonioooooooo

    4. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      11 Seasons and you don't know "Play up Pompey" has to be the first comment?? 😉

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not today.

        Cod army.

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fleetwood Town??

    5. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 12 days ago

        gl, may you all score well, but less than me.

      • chriscosta
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        gl you you too

    6. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      So much uncertainty, every team sheet release another nail in the DGW coffin.

    7. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Antonio starts. Get in !!!

      I am the only one who already had some points from him this season.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Gl

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cheers

      2. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I got 1pt 2 games ago does that count?

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Watch Leeds which will be the better game for sure but only Bamford involved, or WHU - BUR borefest with Soucek, Coufal and Wood?

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Watch the better game

        • BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          west ham. game is more fun when you have more players involved

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            i have the exact same players from both teams as you too

      2. gogs67
          1 month, 12 days ago

          When will Odubeko get priced up? Do they wait till he's played or now that he's on the subs bench will it get done tonight?

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            by the end of the gameweek probably

            1. gogs67
                1 month, 12 days ago

                So next Saturday, cheers.

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Do you fancy getting him in? Won't get gametime while Antonio is fit.

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Supposedly Moyes is a big fan and is contemplating just having him to be understudy to Antonio for the remainder of the season

                    • gogs67
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        If he's a 4.5 and gets some minutes once Antonio is injured again then he could be a viable fodder now my BB is out the way

              • Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I wouldn't mind Barnes finally scoring for Burnley. What is on your wishlist for this afternoon's games?

                1. Africa United
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Antonio hatrick

                2. FPL.team
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Somehow Creswell Coufal and Lowton all with cleansheets and an Antonio hattrick.

                3. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Leeds and West Ham to score lots of goals and Burnley to not score.

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Likely and if Brighton score it will come down their left hand side.

                    2. 0 West Ham

                    3.1 Leeds

                4. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Antonio blank

                  1. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    If he does then you'll be the first to remind us.

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      No but if he goes off injured I will be

              • Jimmy Boy
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Regretting not doing Neto > Soucek for a -4 now...

              • S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Wood. Kill those West Ham clean sheets

                1. Daniel - WC Active
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  You misspelled Barnes 😉

              • Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Come ooooooonnn Bam Antonio Bam Soucek !!!!

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  This

              • Boz
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                First time having Coufal this season. Get some crosses in lad

              • BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Terrible start to the DGW as a Meslier/Johnstone owner but it's all up from here!

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Tough luck but you won't probably miss much

                2. Kun Tozser
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Bad if you’re on BB

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    i am not thankfully, but still annoying!

                3. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  That's sore.

                4. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Ouch. Thats some bad luck.

              • Saint Tim
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Guess who my BB keepers are. Yes, that’s right. Johnstone and Meslier. Kill me now!

                1. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Two kicks in the nuts. That hurts.

                  1. SH@KTIMAAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    To be precise...a kick on each nut

                2. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Isn't that the problem with doubles in general though? Looks great (100+) on paper and then some manager you don't even own throws a stick between the wheels.

                  1. Saint Tim
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    The probability of both Johnstone and Meslier not playing are ridiculously low. Everything is easy/obvious with hindsight.

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Agree. Isn't that the problem with doubles in general though? Looks great (100+) on paper and then some manager you don't even own throws a stick between the wheels.

              • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Do other non-BBers feel left out? 🙁

                1. Steve Chance
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Left out of the disappointment? You did well to dodge it!

                2. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Yeah, like Johnstone & Meslier...

                3. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  With 11 dgw players, nope, not yet 🙂

                4. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Who's Kinnear btw?

              • The Hunt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Lady Bamford the owner of the 2.25 at Warwick. Lord Bamford to make it a royal double?

              • Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                No one missing from my eleven yet. 5/20 starting. Hope it continues.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Which 5?

                  I've got both keepers and Antonio at the London stadium.

                  1. Cilly Bonnolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Sorry, only just seen this reply.

                    Miscounted, forgot I benched Raphinha. I had Cresswell, Soucek, Antonio and Bamford.

              • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Meslier covid?

                1. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Rumored but unconfirmed yet.

                2. Jellyfish
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Yes according to talksport

                3. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  yes

              • AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                All the big games to follow.

                A slow start to FF this weekend and my team's game called off.

                Wolves v Baggies pretty good start...

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Teams game?

                2. Waynoo
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Who's your team?

              • Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Could really do with a Soucek red card today. Let's see how many angry owners bite!

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Could do with that not happening. Could do with a hatty

                2. Lazaretti
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  And Bamford pen miss, mainly to get pens back to Klich.

                3. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Thx 😉 That would be typical. I was between him and Podence just before he scored those two. Now I corrected that mistake for a hit.

                4. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  After celebrating his double hattrick by running around naked.

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Nothing would surprise me this season.

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Actually, had he picked one yellow and then taking even only shirt off while celebrating?!? Not impossible 😉

                5. TNB
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    He's never had a red card in his career.

                6. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Might put my entire life savings on a Brighton goal

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Won’t get much return off £20 mate but worth a punt

                    1. BenDavies
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      haha touche

                7. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Meslier penalty save to save my gameweek

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Shall we break it to him

                    1. Freshy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Hes on the xbox

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Slowly

                  2. GROBARI
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      What?

                      1. Ha.
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        ‘Pardon’ is generally considered more polite

                    • Herman Toothrot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      ...ha

                    • Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Ha!

                  3. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Need steer to make a dgw surprise.....

                  4. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    What games everyone watching?

                    1. GROBARI
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        West Ham

                      • Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Aladdin with the mrs and hoping my phone stays quiet for wh cleanie

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Hopefully the original and not the CGI horror show featuring Will Smith

                          1. Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            The latter, how is it 2 hours long? Miss the days when a movie was 90 mins

                            1. Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              My condolences

                      • g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        WH on Prime

                        Leeds on Sky

                      • BenDavies
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        west ham

                    2. Ode
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Bamford and Dallas on the bench, haul inevitable

                      1. Ha.
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Dallas Double

                        I can see the headlines now

                        1. Debauchy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          I've already seen the headlines its Alioski mate

                      2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I started them so I would take that haul

                    3. tuturututu
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Meslier fcks up my Bench boost.. Season over

                        1. Ha.
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          One man bench?

                          Ouch

                        2. Bookkeeper
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          season over because of potential 6pts??

                      • fedolefan
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Do we think Johnstone plays on Tuesday? Have Button on the bench.

                        1. jammie26
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            No, he's got covid.

                          • BenDavies
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            I originally thought not because of covid, but apparently he trained and was ready to play but big Sam made a call to start Button. So I could see him starting against West Ham

                          • Joey Barton and Friends
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            I have Johnstone and not expecting him to start

                          • fedolefan
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Rip sounds like one game either way then.

                        2. manu4life99
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Any chance Saiss gets an assist added for the Boly goal? Looked borderline on who touched it last before Boly scored

                          1. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            He clearly touched it but it was kicked out of his feet. Neither a blocked shot nor an intended pass. No assist.

                            1. manu4life99
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Yeah just wasn't sure if it touched his foot last as that would still be an assist assuming ball did not touch the WBA player in between

                        3. GROBARI
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Wood will score a banger from 35 meters in 90 minutes after West Ham down with 10 man after Coufal recive his second yellow card and give the score 5-1 with 5 goals from Antonio and with no assists from Bowen will be perfect today

                            1. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              35 metres ? The half way line then

                              1. GROBARI
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  😀

                              2. BenDavies
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                put money on it then

                            2. The Upsetter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              1 player out and your season is over? Nah

                            3. evilfish
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              One game down, no players played and still a green arrow.