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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Wood is a pathetic excuse for a "footballer". Technique of a 5 year old, just a big guy standing around elbowing the opposition and whining

    1. david31058
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It's the Burnley way!

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sounds like he’s got no wood

  2. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone counting Fudgy whine posts?

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Numbers don’t go that high

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      There's not a super computer big enough to process it.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You're assuming people care about what Fudgy posts...

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        More than yours.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Nah Camzy actually contributes to the forums lol

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Nice to say hi to all the haters again. How you doing?

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Preferable to Brosstan

    4. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not sure. But someone might be counting someone's casual posts

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He hasn't whined on this page.

    6. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who has been counting postings on exposing casuals?!? Hardly worth it, let's watch the match!

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Antonio and Coufal owner here. Just nutted

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      what does that mean ?

  4. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Going Kane + Raphinha + 4 over Son + Antonio looking a bit dodgy right now

  5. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Will never understand how Woods and Barnes as a strike partnership would ever work.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It used to work quite effectively

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      they needed Mcneil and Gudmundsson crosses

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Antonio may be subbed soon. Looking tired

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      That’s fine save a few goals for next game

  7. amit1964
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    hii all, how can i see sky sports if i dont live in the uk?
    thank you

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Move to the UK

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        lol. beat me to this

      2. amit1964
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        in the last 30 years i came to the uk 52 times tto see united, but i live 5000 km from there

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Google football streams

      1. amit1964
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        do you have one that work well?

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Move to Ireland

    4. Shaw must go on
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes, as long as you have a screen..

  8. jpizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Soucek playing very deep

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Always does

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      he’s a DM what do you expect

  9. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Rice really played wrong pass there. Expect better

  10. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Coufal owners nearly grabbing for the kleenex then....

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I can feel an areola haul today

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I can feel my aerolas too

  12. gogs67
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Soucek is playing just in front of the defence, holding midfielder style........that's pretty annoying for any attacking potential

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Antonio dive

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        is he OK ??

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Need a Cresswell goal

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I'll take the cs

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Only time I considered Antonio was to replace Wilson when he had a sgw. Fair play to owners.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Prime Commentary duo much better than hearing Hoddle on BT.

      1. Tigers Time
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Agree

    • Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      This has Soucek tap in written all over it.

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        He only scores when I bench him and I've played him.

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Rice almost scored there. Antonio almost assist

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Rice wasting Antonio A

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        lol
        quite amusing

    • Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Leeds, the most inconsistent team in the PL.

    • REDMOND IN SANDALS
        2 months, 25 days ago

        ofcourse antonio will start playing like R9 after a long injury against burnley

      • Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        CS pointssss

      • MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Triple leeds was a bad call. Just need my West Ham boys to follow suit and it’s a standard double Gameweek for me. Balbuena already kicked that off well testing for covid.

      • In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Physically Antonio built like a tank. Burley lads bouncing off him

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Make a decent middleweight I reckon

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Too many almost posts around here ffs, all it does is make us depressed

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Antonio tired, get him off David

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Chris Wood get the hell out of my team ffs

      • Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Antonio makes 60 mins 😎

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Lol at shot

      • Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Ogbonna has bossed this

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Antonio close

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          To corner flag.

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          By Werner's standard.