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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. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    I was pretty set on playing Bamford and not take a hit for Antonio. Few veterans here agreed. Hence kept and played.
    Thus far it seems we were in the wrong, sadly.
    Come on Patrick! Go on my son!

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Not always on your way mate.
      But still 45 mins to go

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      The veterans don’t always bring home the biscuits

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      You could have sold DCL for Antonio as many did

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Sorry. That was the issue. Getting Antonio for DCL for a hit and bench Bam.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Seems conservative. I did Adams > Antonio and benched Bamford.

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            It is. Agreed there. Regretting it now ofc but it was the route I went. Now just have to take it on the chin.

    4. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      ‘Few veterans agreed’

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        😆

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Should’ve said A few I guess. Sorry. Mistake in a foreign language.

    5. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Bamford to antonio is not a good move. But if u have dcl or in my case martial..then its quite worthy

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      With Bamford it's more likely there is value tied up & Leeds have Newcastle next.

      Not sure I would have recommended shipping him either.

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Never listen to the self proclaimed "pros" and "veterans" on here. We never learn do we.... pathetic advice you get on here

    8. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Not a good move

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        You did well keeping him

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Utter disaster of a week already holding onto wood and being scared of a hit for Antonio. I hate this game.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Season over I guess.

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Hopefully

    2. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Quit whining fudgy

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Well and truly fudged.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Holding onto Wood is never a bad thing

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Your season has been over for weeks.

    6. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      So what's new?

    7. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Your season is over every week. Enough is enough

    8. doher.ty
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Easy enough to just delete your team!

    9. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Looks like my prediction that Brighton would turn up today and ruin BBs is coming true. Good team and were decent vs City. Neal Maupay the destroyer of worlds

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        This yest teams are going from horrible to awesome within 1 weeks time
        Plenty of examples

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Fulham*

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Crazy season innit

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Brag when your prediction is right, but what about when it’s wrong 😉

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Like you, I slink into the shadows 😛

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Ignore it of course and hope no one brings it up 😉

      3. gogs67
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Alexis Mac Allister looks a player.
          Not enough for me to buy him mind you, but still!

        • Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          You predict 100 things a day. Some are bound to come true.

      4. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Leeds are either brilliant or awful. They look like a relegation side today.

        1. KAMARA-COPY
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          They will turn up in the second half

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          They have a core of championship players like Bamford, Ayling, Cooper type players. They aren't going to super consistent.

          1. PogChamp
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Fair comment. They do seem really erratic at the moment tho.

      5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Need a Antonio red card plz fpl gods

          1. mojoindojo
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Need the downvote button

        • Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Couldnt get the funds for Antonio, went Watkins instead. Not good so far.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            How many points is Watkins on after 45 mins?

            1. Van der Faart
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              -4

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                How?

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 hours ago

                  I took a hit for him lol

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 hours ago

                    Ahhh my mistake

          2. gogs67
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              I went for Watkins as well, was thinking ahead for the next 7 games or so, and Villa doubles though.
              This weekend will be tough lol

          3. jesus jesus
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Leeds match or West Ham match better 2nd half to watch ??

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              I have been watching Leeds. Love the way they play. Disappointing till now. Hope it gets better.

            2. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              West Ham constant pressure is more exciting to watch as a Coufal and Antonio owner.

          4. ivantys
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Hammers CS look safe?

              1. OptimusBlack
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Ask Cresswell

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Yep

              3. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                No cs is safe until the final whistle

                1. THE KING CANTONA
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 4 hours ago

                  Extend it to15 mins after the final whistle, if anyone expect CS against Man It's.

                  1. THE KING CANTONA
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 4 hours ago

                    Man Utd.

              4. KAMARA-COPY
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                65%

              5. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                McNeil coming on so chances lower now. Already had a ball in the back of the net (offside).

              6. MessiGOAT
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                CS is a myth

              7. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Playing Burnley so yes indeed.

              8. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                No CS is ever safe until the clock hits 90

              9. JBG
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                So lucky... Not sure how that O.G. was ruled offside or whatever they called.

              10. Zladan
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                With Barnes and Wood up top... yes it’s safe.

            • Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Not much long for antonio here if moyes wants to start him on tueaday too

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Do they even have a replacement on the bench?

                1. Herman Toothrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 hours ago

                  Yes. Odubeko.

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Holding to:

              A) Dallas
              B) KWP
              C) Keep

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Leeds defence not looking sound at this time.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 hours ago

                  Considering Dallas only for the attacking returns. Served me well before I moved him out for the BGW and SGW.

              2. MessiGOAT
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Keep

              3. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Looooong way to go till the next deadline, don’t even think about it yet.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 hours ago

                  Half time musings!

              4. KAMARA-COPY
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Keep

              5. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Not Leeds defender, the amount of shots they concede is ridiculous

            • OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Triple H intro :O

            • KAMARA-COPY
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              McNeil off at HT.
              His one owner must be furious right now

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                On*

                1. KAMARA-COPY
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 hours ago

                  Haha, it's the whiskey that's kicking in

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                What?

            • Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              BAMFORD... 5 touches with the kickoff.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Fortunately he is very clinical, isn't he?

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Dallas so lucky not to be booked there.

            • KAMARA-COPY
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Need one goal from bam bam

            • Please Answer Me
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Which GW do we think the Leeds Southampton game will be played in?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Hearing shouts of 23

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Ben Crellin has said 23 might be possible, if Southampton do not beat Shrewsbury or Arsenal in the 4th/5th round.

                If they do however, not sure.

              3. KAMARA-COPY
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                23

            • Jan Koller
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              When Cresswell gets fouled who will take the penalty with Noble on the bench?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Big man Mikael

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Bamford touch in the box!!!

              1. Al Moon Yeah
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Should've sold him for Callum Robinson

            • The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Every damn corner on the Bowen side...

              1. david31058
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Finally got bowen out this week. Soucek in to free up money for Foden

            • JBG
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Horrible first touch from Bamford there..

            • Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Antonio off the line from Coufal cross 🙁

              1. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Antonio off.....oh.

              2. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                That would have been absolutely massive

            • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Mee denies an Antonio G, Coufal A

            • AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Antonio header... Easy clearance on the line

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Useless plonker Antonio wasting Coufal A

            • Zladan
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Antonio G
              Coufal A

              Saved off the line...

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                Thank lord

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 hours ago

                It will happen. Just question of time 🙂

            • Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Bamford is not the best of strikers, is he...

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              I would have just nutted so hard.

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Damnit would have been a Coufal assist

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              That was too good to go in.

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Get in the box souceck you big useless lump