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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. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    This was always the outstanding fixture of the Leeds DGW. So it would likely have been a failure either way.

  2. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Leeds still below Arsenal. But noone interested in getting Holding or Saka even though they are cheap.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Holding and smith Rowe owner, outstanding value there

  3. Flair
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    TRIPLE WEST HAM DEFENSE CS LET'S GO YA BEAUTIES

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Was so tempted to FH just to do it! Looks a cert for 36 points without even bonus or attacking returns.

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Antonio was very good today.

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    #MarkKnows

  6. gogs67
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Swapped Dallas for Coufal this morning, good move for a change!

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      What a boring FPL Saturday it was today. Massive day tomorrow at least.

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Cresswell sneaks to 2 bps?!

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Get innnnnnnnnnn

      Triple West Ham CS on FH

      WOHOOOOOO

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 22 days ago

        MY MAN

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Hi five

      2. PogChamp
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Nicely done. Got Antonio and Cresswell so happy too.

    • Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      thinking it might be time to ship Zouma - second blank in recent GW's and need a nailed on defender in this price point. AWB looks a nice switch at 5.4

      1. gogs67
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Yeh, cant have a def at that price that's not going to start

      2. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        BB working to plan with Johnstone, Bamford and Dallas on a mighty 4 points. Up to Kane to save the day...

      3. French Gooner
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Mark with a bench boost of 6pts - ouch

      4. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Nice haul from Cresswell, Coufal, Antonio

      5. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Antonio, Cresswell, Coufal returns.

        No Soucek.
        No Leeds.
        No Johnston/Wolves.

        Perfect start to the gameweek!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Lovely jam

      6. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        But will Antonio play on Tuesday?

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Who else though. Seems fit when he played the whole game.

        2. DandyDon
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I think he would have brought on this kid if he was going to start next game so definitely will for me. Will get a rest in the cup (if they are in it, can’t remember)

        3. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I think so.

      7. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Now everyone has double west ham defense.
        2 points for Soucek is just lovely not having him.

        1. Doctor Evil
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Has another game

      8. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Bench boost fail thanks to double Leeds attack and Johnstone

      9. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Ups to the Antonio owners

      10. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Horrendous start but could have been worse. We move, TC KDB tomorrow.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          this.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Double WHU defense is a horrendous start?

          Give us a break Fudgy, you're far to predictable these days.

        3. Do I Not Like Orange
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          2 clean sheets, aye horrendous.

      11. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Welp, 4 2pters in the BB squad so far, but at least Antonio Coufal deliver

      12. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Very interested in final bps with Antonio and Cresswell.

      13. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Cresswell 2 BAPs

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Nice: Dallas > Cresswell (-4) last minute on BB!

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Relieved I didn’t BB in the end!

      14. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Coufal not a bap monster then..

      15. Ha.
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Fell for the Soucek trap

        1. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Me too. 50/50 between him and Antonio. Feeling silly now

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Why? West Brom next

      16. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Still fuming that I got Zouma instead of 2nd city defender to spread the risk...

        Urgh

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I got James!

      17. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Cmon Areola, gimme the big points now!

      18. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Guess I'll take double clean sheet with Fabianski + Coufal.
        Why did I bring Soucek in???? Wasn't even close to scoring.

      19. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        This week started well but now my key differentials of Zouma and James are both benched. Nightmare.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          James!!! Huge differential. Hope he comes on for 20 and registers an assist!

        2. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Certainly unforeseen Cam

      20. hullcityfan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        The Cresswell og being disallowed is such a nice swing - CS and maybe 2 naps now instead

        1. hullcityfan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          baps*

      21. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Johnstone BamBam Raphinha Dallas benchboost juhuuuuuu