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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
    1 month, 15 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Seen it posted before, sorry.

      1. doher.ty
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        nice grav

      3. PremKraut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

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

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 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
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Burnley on the ropes

    3. Greek Shamrocks
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

      1. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 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
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Rejoice

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ogbonna off the post

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why?

        On the beach...

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Are they of a certain demographic?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

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

          1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 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
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Same. Pure salt.

            2. Cloudeu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              40% pick rate in the top 10k

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                so 60% didnt pick him? Whats that show?

              2. Cloudeu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Wait got that wrong....

      3. doher.ty
          1 month, 15 days ago

          What lol

        • Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

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

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 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 month, 15 days ago

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

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 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
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Let me lick, Yeah. deff Salty

      4. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Who had the assist for Og Lock hitting the woodwork?

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Rice

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Bowen corner I thought

        3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Would have been Ogbonna assist, Mee OG

      5. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This bench boost is looking like a failure so far

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          How so?

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 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
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

            2. veedub1989
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Same - Dallas and Raphinha on the bench!

            3. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 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.

      6. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

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

      7. viciousrumour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cresswell owners so jammy

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          always have been

      8. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        What happened to Leeds???

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Losing 0.1

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Probably win 3.1

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

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

          1. tuturututu
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Beggars belief ain't it!!

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

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

        3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Expected some better defending from Burnley sigh

          • Fantabulous KdB
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            How is Coufal looking?

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Like Coufal

            2. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Not too involved

              1. Fantabulous KdB
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Cheers, clean sheet will do then

            3. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

          • Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              true

            2. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

            3. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Leeds have the ball but doing little so far

          • Stimps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

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

          • In Bale We Trust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Wood pot shot wide

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              at least he's taking shots.

          • yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            My wife found my secret bank account

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              unlucky

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              How much did you stash?

            3. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              time to divorce

            4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              yalala to new husband for -4

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Lots of value tied in him

            5. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yeah but did you cap Salah or KdB?

              1. yalala
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                tc Kdb

            6. Chandler Bing
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I'd play the free hit mate

            7. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Did she take -4 for that?

            8. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

            9. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Finally!!!!

            10. Qubit
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Bitcoin 😉

            11. Podge
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Find hers !!

          • Bennyboy1907
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Live fpl not working?

              1. Zladan
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Antonio owners broke the site.

              2. Ragabolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                hmm it's working

              3. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Happens for a very short period of time sometimes

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              How’s fabianski looking ?

              1. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                polish

                1. Jdpz
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  so how?

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                In goal

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Pope CDM

            • Meinhoff
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

            • ZAMUNDA
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 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
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ha ha ha...

                Who we rounding on?

                1. Threat Level Midnight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Just scroll the pages. Lol

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 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
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 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
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Pope DLP

            • Kellz86
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

              1. MGD
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Haha agreed

            • how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ayling yc

              1. Herman Toothrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                First sub...oh well.

            • BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

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

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Last week waving bye to Wilson for Antonio was uplifting

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 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
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 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 month, 15 days ago

                Ayling imaginary foul and imaginary yellow

                1. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  joke yellow card

              • Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Soucek cappers :mrgreen:

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

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