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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. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Benchboost with Johnstone, Bamford, Dallas and Bednarek for a whopping 6 points. I’ve officially bolted FPL 😀

  2. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who did bench boost with three Leeds?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      2

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yep 🙁

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Me
      And Sanchez 😆

    4. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      2 Leeds + Johnstone

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Leeds disappointing here.

    & arghh Antonio! So close to more points

  4. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Apparently I forgot to change my VC.

    Really gotta hope Salah plays now!

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      zzz why wouldn’t he play

  5. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Matthew Ryan real winners today tbf

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Erm

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Owners*

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Well done Brighton

  7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    No James. Bamford blank. GW over!

  8. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bamford fail.

  9. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Kept Bamford instead of buying Antoinio. Huge mistake.

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Get Antonio into cotton wool ASAP!

  11. Breezyy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bamford so useless

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No he wasn't. He didn't get that many chances.

    2. doher.ty
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah... other than all those goals he’s scored this year smh

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Leeds blank. Absolutely lovely.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Love it!!

    4. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Leeds BB huge flop this week.

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Had Bamford and Dallas but not on bench boost. Thankfully.

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ok Lampard, I was willing to give you W chance, but bench Zouma is the last straw.

    6. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      OMGGGGG WESTHAMMMM DPUBLE DEFENCEEEE SUCCESSSSSSSS

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Get in!

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Only success so far

    7. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      OMFG ML rival has Sanchez on his BB, WTF!?

    8. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Fab/Coufal CS, good start

    9. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Johnstone & triple Leeds on bench boost. James and Werner on bench...

      Anyone worse off?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Ouch

    10. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Hammers cleanie. Nice.

    11. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      BPS news?

    12. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Double Hammers defence + Antonio

      Juhuuuu

    13. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I’m going to score less than ML leader whose taken no hits and used no chips last 2 weeks, the guy is a machine.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Same, just need Salah to stay quiet and Kane and Son to not blank!

    14. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Double West Ham clean sheet, get in!

      1. King Carlos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yeeeaaahh, boyeee!

    15. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bamford & Dallas killed this.

    16. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No baps but 12 from coufal and flappy, take it.

      Dare I say it

      We move

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nice points
        Dreadful expression.

    17. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      WH def double at least didn't fail...

    18. King Carlos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yes, double hammers cs!

    19. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Cresswell you legend

    20. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thank you Antonio for paying off my -8 😉

    21. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio down on his knees. Looks unlikely to play next game.

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        No chance after that performance

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          It's one of his crap windups.

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        OMG really