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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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wood rested

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Chris Wood sighting.

  3. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    JRod on for Wood

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Picking Wood has unironically ended my season

  5. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    SOUCEK YELLOW CARD

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Chill out Norman

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Settle

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What bet did people lose to get to the stage that they own Chris Wood?

  7. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Soucek YC

  8. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wood flops.

  9. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Soucek lucky not to get red

  10. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Hope to see some areola today

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Soucek YC

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

    Wood should retire. What an absolute lump.

  13. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Harsh booking

  14. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Soucek playing soo deep 🙁

  15. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Soucek YC

  16. tuturututu
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why wood people bring in Wood in the first place? He is a shitty player playing for a non attacking team..

      1. UshFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He was near the top for attacking underlying stats in a team that were starting to play better and has consistently scored ~10 goals per season

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      When I play Soucek he gets YC

      when I bench he always scores ffs

    • GenerationalTalent
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Soucek booked... that’s my season ruined

      1. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        TC FAIL

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      ⚽ Team News 📰
      CHELSEA : Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech, Pulisic, Giroud
      Subs: Arrizabalaga, Abraham, Werner, Zouma, Hudson-Odoi, Gilmour, James, Havertz, Emerson

      FULHAM : Areola, Tete, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Reed, Anguissa, Dercordova-Reid, Lookman, Cavaleiro
      Subs: Rodak, Hector, Odoi, Kebano, Ream, Bryan, Onomah, Kamara

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        1-0 coming

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No Zouma!

      3. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        James benched!!

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Bu99er! I benched Kane to start Zouma.

      4. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Werner benched

      5. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I switched Zouma to Cresswell yesterday. Nice.

      6. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        haha, Giroud....

      7. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No James, Zouma and Werner!

      8. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        feck off werner

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          *Lampard

      9. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Werner benched

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Surprised Zouma is benched. I knew James was a risk 🙁

      10. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Zouma and James lol

    • Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bamford to Antonio would have paid off before the second game

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Bamford is a better pick long term though. He will get his DGW as well.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Leeds don't have a second game

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yep, West Ham do

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Werner benched

        4. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Zouma benched!

        5. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Anyone got Wood?

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

            In my draft team. Slim pickings in my league to be fair.

        6. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Jusy need a Burnley goal to end all this madness.

        7. dark91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Zouma benched?!!!!

        8. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Horrific decision to get Wood in WC16

        9. tuturututu
            1 month, 11 days ago

            AYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS GIROUUUUUUUD STARTING

          • In Bale We Trust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Burnley tails are up

          • Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            WERNER BENCHED
            ZOUMA BENCHED

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              JAMES BENCHED

            2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                1 month, 11 days ago

                finally some good news thank you

            3. Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Don't worry guys, Chris Wood sure to score against the mighty Pool at Anfield. Have faith!