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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. SB007
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Can feel it’s a great age already.

    Leeds concede.
    Antonio score.
    Wh clean sheet.
    Johnstone not playing.

    Took Mane over Salah.

    11 players all playing double.

    1. SB007
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      great game week!

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Perhaps a tiny bit early to celebrate

  2. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    My bb of melser dallas Bamford mitchell going well..... 🙁

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Mitchell hattrick vs City coming up

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Hattrick of ogs.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      We all knew the risks

      1. RamboRN
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Just got to hope for the tc's to fail.

    3. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Uh oh

  3. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    The pitch at Elland Road is a state!

    They let the sheep roam around it all week?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      More like donkeys, who seem to be still out there mate

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        This

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Burnley are shocking at attacking, what possessed me to get Wood in my WC16?

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      You didn't rise to the challenge then

      1. Werder Bremner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        That name mate

      2. Werder Bremner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        congratulations on making me sing that for the remainder of the day

  5. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Not mine with Dallas and Antonio

    1. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Huh?

  6. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone get Bobby F

    1. ALI_G
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      didn't but decent shout

      likes the big games

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Considered it, but kept Wilson.
      Would have meant a hit.

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Too maverick for most I feel when you can get the likes of Mane and Sterling as differentials.

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Got rid for antonio...wasn't too keen on it but started well

  7. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Maupay shot deflected onto the bar

  8. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Antonio is just so much better than Haller. If he were to stay fit, Bamford and him can be season keepers allowing a premium midfield.

    1. ALI_G
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Bam Kane Ant could be the dream

      my dream
      my nightmare

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Hard enough restricting midfielders to 5 let alone 4. KDB, Salah, Son, Fernandes, Soucek and Grealish needed.

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        That would be amazing. I would love to have Kane as well. Let's hope Antonio stays fit

    2. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Big 'if'. History suggests it will be difficult.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah, he might get injured to today itself missing the next game! But he is a much better own than Watkins/Adams/etc.

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      I have both of them atm with the power 5 and double City defence. It’s the way to go

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Similar for me. Just Trent with Dias instead of double City defense. Will be looking to get Cancelo in for Trent in GW20 though.
        But, I di prefer Kane over Son long term. So will try and do that swap before or when I WC

    4. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      3 5 2 or add Kane / Party / Watkins?

  9. Stoic
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Heart skipped a beat the way Antonio went down for his celebration

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Wouldn't blame you for thinking he was flailing his arms in agony.

    2. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Mine too lol

    3. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Same here mate. He really shouldn't celebrate like that

  10. Booked4Dissent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 26 days ago

    How are Leeds playing?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Clear second best so far.

    2. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Poorly. Brighton much better.

    3. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Brighton on top.

  11. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Can Vardy cover KDB? went without KDB but have all other big hitlers...

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      no

    2. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      No

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Possibly. Depends how many minute kdb plays.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Do you want a DFS voucher code?

    5. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Do you have big hitter Kane?

    6. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Hitlers hey? haha

    7. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah easily imo.

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        thanks danny.. stay blessed...

    8. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Big hitlers Chucky? They will rule this week!

  12. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Lots of people complaining about having Wood......wait until you get to 75

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      He was pulled off around then last game... disgusting scenes.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Giggity

    3. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      I've missed all these wood jokes! Hahaha

    4. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      showing your age there....

  13. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Trossard post

    LMFAO

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      You could have just said Trossard shot - we know the rest.

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        This. Him or March don't need explanation 😀

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        My bad

        Apologies

    2. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Ally post if anything

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      It's like he's aiming for it.

  14. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    I want my pre covid life back.

    1. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Dark

  15. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Be thankful Leeds have gone from DGW to SGW...

  16. ALI_G
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.

  17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Cresswell lucky not to get a YC

  18. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    I have Dallas, Bamford, Soucek, and Antonio. Am I doing good or bad?

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Average.

  19. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Cress lucky not to get booked there.

  20. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    - Double City Defence
    - Power 5
    - Bamford and Antonio.

    This is the way to go

    1. ALI_G
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      I'm assuming power 5 has Thomas?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Antonio > Soucek.

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Needs more Vardy with those fixtures

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Snap, but Vardy and no Bamford.

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Antonioooooooo juuuuhuuuuuu get iiiiinnn you beauty !!!!!!!

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Ah I see you got my carrier pigeon. The best form of communication.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      2-0?

      Get innnnn

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        No just 1, I am late to the party 🙂

    3. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      wifi patchy down at the beach house?

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Id get Borat onto that broadband

    5. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      oh dear

  22. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Leeds pitch is dreadful. Not up to PL standard.

  23. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone TC on Antonio?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Crossed my mind, but then remembered Mane last season and imagined hammy injury...

  24. londontom
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Maupay on bench 🙁 looks like they will score more

  25. Essan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Antonia has now paid back my 8pt hit 😀 Get in there!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      juuuuhuuu

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Did you do maths at school ?
      He currently has 5 points .

      1. Essan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        8 pts with bonus 😛

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 26 days ago

          He hasn't got the bonus yet.

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      lmao, erm, no he hasn't

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Leeds as bad as their pitch so far.

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Yep pitch terrible

  27. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Antonio will triple rise before WBA....

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      🙂

  28. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    If Antonio scores two goals and provides an assist in this game he would have done all I wanted him to do in the double. I can accept a lank in the city game.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      West Brom you mean

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        Yes

        1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 26 days ago

          Sorry the second game of the double

  29. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Oh dear

  30. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    Cresswell OG denied. Lucky owners