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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. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Rough...
    Bench boosted with 3 Leeds
    Smooth
    First CS of the season from a Brighton GK, shame I bought Johnstone too, so would have got him off the bench anyway 😆

  2. Real Socially Distant
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    That was a stressful wait but 3 west ham defenders and Creswell (C) YES!!!!!!

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Wow, ballsy. Lets see how the big hitters get on though.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      You're completely bonkers - but well done!

      1. Real Socially Distant
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I don't take lots of risks but thought I've done well recently let's go a bit different. Nearly used TC on Cresswell but was a massive risk. Should have now

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Nice

    4. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Good expert, I’ve 3 MCY def and Creswell

    5. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Bold. Congrats, wish I hadn’t taken so many hits or would have got in a 2nd one at least. Had to role with 3 at the back and bloody bamford up top

    6. Party time
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Hats off

      • squits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Hahaha you are insane my friend. Well done!

      • Pumpy
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Nah fair play for that one.

    7. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      15 (-8) from Antonio+Coufal...any good?

      1. DagheMunegu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 12 days ago

        No

      2. Pumpy
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Not really. Hoping for your sake this wasn't a brag post. If it was it was a huge fail

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Have to try when given the chance....usually not so often

    8. tuturututu
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Fabianski one save away from 3 more points.... Arghhhh

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah that was annoying but we must be happy he played and kept a CS

        2. squits
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Just appreciate having a gk mate. Johnstone owner here Hahaha

      • mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Boom double wham Def and Antonio

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Same here

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Pythons out on livefpl

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I think AZ predicted that score for the Leeds game.

        1. tuturututu
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Yes he said they'll win it

          • DandyDon
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            So did I, so what. Not to hard to predict that one (though I thought Leeds would do more than absolutely nothing!). That’s why I took a hit to get Ayling out. Meslier getting the flu and button playing a bonus

          • Pumpy
            • 12 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Oh what a genius eh. How does he do it. 😆

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          West Brom outscoring West Ham, Leeds, Burnley and Brighton combined - classic for the DGW!

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Yep
            Who knew?!
            Highest owned Baggie is Johnstone too I’d guess?

        3. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Coufal over Cresswell is starting to get very irritating

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Why?

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Because Cresswell is outscoring him every week

              1. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                I mean, he is a fair bit more expensive. What do you expect?

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Get both problem solved 🙂

              3. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Costs more

          2. squits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Coufal is cheaper and ticking over nicely

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Exactly

        4. Sean
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          I honestly don’t care that the bench boost failed, it feels great to finally be rid of it so I can move on as it’s been way too much of a distraction the last 5 GWs

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Ye it can be a trap

            1. Sean
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Will be using it in GW1 if possible in future seasons

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Couldn't have failed any harder to be honest.

        5. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Leeds has scored 30 goals and they failed to score at home to Brighton...So frustrating this game.Wrong BB.

        6. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Shane Duffy who?

        7. Drogo
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Keeps getting f'd over. First losing 5 fixtures because they decided to remove Soton - Leeds. Then Johnson is absent because of covid, and now I got Dallas + Raphinha + Bamford on BB.

          And now I see that Zouma is benched. GG.

        8. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Antonio and Coufal thanks
          Soucek and bambam shame shame

        9. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Oh wow, Cresswell on 2BP! What a man

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Disgusting

        10. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Brighton GK all season
          Been trolled for 19 GWs

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            At what point are you just trolling yourself?

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Got stuck with a 4.4 and no money
              No CS for about 9 weeks until FUL, but dropped Ryan
              Could only afford Sanchez do got him
              I have this week, but bench boosted with Johnstone (-4) so would have got Sanchez 7 points anyway 😆 🙄

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            Maybe you trolled yourself? FT or hit would have solved this a long time ago

        11. Thomas Shelby from Birmingh…
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Zouma owners..lol

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers man

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            And I benched Kane for him too 🙁

          3. 2OLEgend
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 12 days ago

            I'm done with this lucky guessing game

          4. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Don't like this kind of chat

        12. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Where are my fellow FHers with triple West Ham defense at? 😎

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Double def and Antonio

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Right here brother

          3. STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Werner owner shoutouts?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Tears

          4. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Would have had Fabianski, but the doubt put me off.... so got Johnstone

          5. Real Socially Distant
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Me too. And Cresswell (C)
            High fives all round

        13. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Fair play to my cup oppo for triple captaining Cresswell. 24 points and will prolly double it on Tuesday.

          1. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Your captain can outscore him in a single game

        14. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          I don’t get why people would BB with 3 Leeds. All eggs in one basket was very risky

          1. tuturututu
              9 months, 12 days ago

              We all thought they'll win and keep a CS

              1. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Was v risky still

            • Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              I guess that was their plan and they went forward. Some days it works, other days it doesn't

            • gogs67
                9 months, 12 days ago

                When a risk pays off then it's a brilliant decision.
                I don't have triple Leeds by the way, but I can see why folk could lean to it if they'd already set up before the Southampton cancellation

              • claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Risky yes, but the stats said it should have been better than +6. To be honest I'm glad my BB is out the way, even though it hasn't worked!

              • wulfrunian
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                I used my BB but started Raphinha and Bamford over Wood and Ogbonna.

            • tuturututu
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Meslier, Bamford, Alioski with BB, very disappointing.. but Giroud starts and noone's got him so I am praying for a brace..

              • Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Relying on Vardy to save my Saturday.

                1. Party time
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    Big Party imminent. Put on your dancing shoes

                  • claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    Me too. Everything crossed!

                  • mgilbert86
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 11 days ago

                    I think he does well both games, we should be feeling confident

                2. Party time
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    Cresswell, Coufal & Antonio owners unite!

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 12 days ago

                      o/

                    2. MagicMessi
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 12 days ago

                      Cres Ogbo Antonio !!!!!

                  • wulfrunian
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    Bench two please:
                    a)Wood
                    b)Ogbonna
                    c)Dallas
                    d)Barnes
                    e)Bamford

                  • HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    Areola CS and pen save incoming to troll me even more for getting Johnstone over him

                  • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    I just hope James features!

                  • Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    I just don't get it, ML rival has Sanchez in goal and cup rival has Dunk. Am I missing something!?

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 12 days ago

                      Yes. Luck.

                  • The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 11 days ago

                    Rival has Cresswell Antonio and Fornals.. flying start..

                  • mgilbert86
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 11 days ago

                    Hoping Ziyech crosses find Chilly on the back post for a goal

                  • TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 11 days ago

                    No Zouma is even more annoying