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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, 22 days ago

    Highest points
    Coming from Mane this week. You read it here first

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

      Seen it posted before, sorry.

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

        This

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      nice grav

    3. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I'd happily sell Salah for Mané asap so I hope you're right.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Is TOP stage managed?

      A. I reckon so
      N. Nah, couldn't be. Surely FFS are above this 🙂

      - Play up Pompey!

  2. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Burnley on the ropes

  3. Greek Shamrocks
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Drunk change to Antonio (C) doing well so far!

    1. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Last time I was drunk I got in Alioski. Still suffering from the hangover 3 weeks later.

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

    Most FPL joy I’ve felt this season is my defender having his own goal disallowed

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Rejoice

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Ogbonna off the post

  6. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Are all Anontio owners watching in jeans, flip fliops and a hawaiian shirt?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Why?

      On the beach...

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Are they of a certain demographic?

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Yes, of hte casual demographic. Not even smart casual either, stupid casual

        1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I don't class myself as a casual and I've put him in my team.

          Thought he was a great choice for DGW

          1. champion_elect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Same. Pure salt.

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

            40% pick rate in the top 10k

            1. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              so 60% didnt pick him? Whats that show?

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

              Wait got that wrong....

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

      What lol

    4. Booked4Dissent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Doesn’t make any sense. Antonio is a good player. Common sense pick for DCL owners. Don’t be salty.

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        If its common sense to get in a player just back from injury who will not play full 90 in both games then I worry

        1. Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Just back from injury? He
          Played in the cup and they don’t have another striker...

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          He played 90 minutes the other day and they have no other strikers, garanteed to start both and score at least one 😉 had DCL and no funds for anyone else either!

        3. Das Boot
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Let me lick, Yeah. deff Salty

  7. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Who had the assist for Og Lock hitting the woodwork?

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Rice

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Bowen corner I thought

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Would have been Ogbonna assist, Mee OG

  8. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    This bench boost is looking like a failure so far

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      How so?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        For me personally - no Johnstone, 2 x Leeds who are looking fairly poor.

        Saw plenty with similar benches, particularly Leeds as they had a double until a week ago.

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          That's so unlucky actually. It could all turn soon though...

        2. veedub1989
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Same - Dallas and Raphinha on the bench!

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

          Pressed bb 5min before dl. I dont usually do these changes just before dl. Got into the hype 😀 Johnstone should have been one of the ok picks but it looks now worse with triple Leeds playing poorly.

  9. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Fornals and Bowen are the exact same person but one is Spanish the other English right?

  10. viciousrumour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Cresswell owners so jammy

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      always have been

  11. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    What happened to Leeds???

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Losing 0.1

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Probably win 3.1

    2. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Haven't turned up today and pitch isn't helping them

      1. tuturututu
          10 months, 22 days ago

          This. I don't understand how in 2021 Premier League you can have that pitch?

          1. Balls of Steel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Beggars belief ain't it!!

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Heavy snow Thursday and loads to clear... Old under soil heating?

    3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Expected some better defending from Burnley sigh

      • Fantabulous KdB
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        How is Coufal looking?

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Like Coufal

        2. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Not too involved

          1. Fantabulous KdB
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Cheers, clean sheet will do then

        3. Zladan
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Just running up and down the wing and balding a little more each time.

      • Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Considering how well Brighton played against City last game it doesn't surprise me they are not allowing Leeds get into the game..

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          true

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

          They're playing really really badly... looks another team

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Leeds have the ball but doing little so far

      • Stimps
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Thank christ I didn't bench boost Meslier, Bamford, Dallas, Lowton!

      • In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Wood pot shot wide

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

          at least he's taking shots.

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

        My wife found my secret bank account

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

          unlucky

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          How much did you stash?

        3. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          time to divorce

        4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          yalala to new husband for -4

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Lots of value tied in him

        5. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Yeah but did you cap Salah or KdB?

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

            tc Kdb

        6. Chandler Bing
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I'd play the free hit mate

        7. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Did she take -4 for that?

        8. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Just don’t let her find the statement with all the hotel purchases.

        9. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Finally!!!!

        10. Qubit
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Bitcoin 😉

        11. Podge
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Find hers !!

      • Bennyboy1907
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Live fpl not working?

        1. Zladan
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Antonio owners broke the site.

        2. Ragabolly
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          hmm it's working

        3. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Happens for a very short period of time sometimes

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

        How’s fabianski looking ?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          polish

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

            so how?

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          In goal

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

        Pope CDM

      • Meinhoff
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Don't run that fast Antonio! Slow down my son, be careful with those hamstrings

      • ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Shuffled Leeds attack is quite a mess. Moving Raphinha to the left, Harrison to the right and centering Rodrigo behind Bamford isn't going well so far.

      • Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Imagine not owning Antonio, and then insulting owners. Easiest decision of the year so far. Feed us your tears

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Ha ha ha...

          Who we rounding on?

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Just scroll the pages. Lol

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

          Don't agree. I took the risk and got him on a FT, but I was worried about how many minutes he'll play over 2 games. Delighted he scored so early - might not last an hour.

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            And if he doesn’t, he’ll play close to 90 next match. Based on price point, matchups, and competition for minutes...easiest decision of the year.

      • WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Pope DLP

      • Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Come on Burnley keep shooting from distance for those easy Fab saves

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

        Benrahma loves to run into people and lose the ball, doesn't he?

        1. MGD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Haha agreed

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Ayling yc

        1. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          First sub...oh well.

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Wood to Antonio for free this week will be the easiest transfer I ever make

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Last week waving bye to Wilson for Antonio was uplifting

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            I got him for Watkins in the hours that Villa had a covid outbreak. Kinda lucky it's working out - so far.

        2. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          What a load of utter BS.
          I refer to your post of about 50 mins ago
          "Come on Coufal , Soucek , Bamford and WOOD"

          If you're going to tell porkies at least do it intelligently.

      • ivantys
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Ayling imaginary foul and imaginary yellow

        1. Corgzzzz
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          joke yellow card

      • Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Soucek cappers :mrgreen:

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

          I think they might suddenly realize they captained a CDM...