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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Dawson horror elbow. VAR should step in.

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

    Should have done Bamford > Maupay (-4), silly me.

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

      Nah

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I don't know how but Antonio has a negative effect on Soucek's attacking potential

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It's Benrahma actually.

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

      None whatsoever? Soucek was pushed forward in the absence of a striker?

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

    Antonio owners very smug after 1 goal, be funny when he takes 8 weeks to recover from this game and misses the rest of the season

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      In Antonio we trust 😀

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I just did him to Bamford I only want those double tasty fixtures 😀

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

      hamstring made of cheesestring

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

      well there's a nice function in fpl called 'transfers'

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

      Salt.

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

        from 1 goal, hardly lol

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

          1 goal... So far.

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

      YOu ok?

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sold DCL for him, cant be much worse

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      What makes you think we'll have him for more than these 2 matches?

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

      Non Antonio owners clutching at more straws than a scarecrow having a tug

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

        Haha, that’s funny 😀

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

      Feed us your tears.

    10. Avo24
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Just use FT to transfer him out then if that happen

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

      Salty you didn't bring him in? It was on a slate 🙂

    12. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Dont care. He scored.

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

    Dawson should see red for that

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

      Amazing how someone can be around football forums for 8 years & have no clue about the game.

  6. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Johnstone and Leeds def bench boosters lose.

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Karibu ni wa benchboost bro. Ilikuwa 50/50 call, glad I didn't hit the BB

    2. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Chasing leader in my ML who did a BB with Johnstone, Bamford and Raphina. Hoping for a Leeds blank as I benched Bamford and Dallas and TC instead of BB

    3. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Johnstone, Dallas, Bamford, Saka...........i had a good bench so BB away. Uuuuggghhhhh

    4. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      One less thing to worry about...

      Worth at least 20 points.

  7. BeWater
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who is more unlikeable:

      A) Ashley Barnes
      B) Wilfried Zaha

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

        B by a country mile...........although Maupay takes some beating

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A) Ashley Barnes easily. Everyone loves Wilf 😉

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

        I see things like this and all I see is Nasri.

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Zaha by far.

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

        Mane

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

        Only losers would think Zaha is unlikeable.

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Can’t wait till we smash Liverpool tomorrow.

      We are the captains now.

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        GGMU

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

        Ugh

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

        Hahahahahaha. Saved.

      4. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Bruno Penalty 95' GGMU

        • No Salah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Of course!
          Went into this game week with zero pool and three UTD!

        • Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Lolz

        • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Rash brace

        • Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Lol you were ole out a month ago

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Where is Lamptey? I’m sure Potter said in December he had recovered

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Not been seen since I took a pre wild card one week punt in GW15. After 'recovering well'. Glad Potter isn't in the medical profession.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ain’t it, bizarre!

            • Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Rested for two months as a precaution

          2. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            From zero to triple West Ham in my team.

            The nerves already. Horrible to watch.

            1. NateDogsCats
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I was close to this but held off on Fab, couldn't take having 2 triples

                1. Londongeezaa
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Not for the faint hearted that’s for sure. Usually prefer to spread the risk.

            2. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Imagine tripling up on Leeds with no Kalvin Philips in the team

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

                One of my FanTeams has Meslier in goal, Sanchez first sub. Hold!

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

              Wood is so irrelevant that there aren't even any posters here commenting "Wood down"

              1. tuturututu
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Don't understand why so many people brought him in

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

                    He's the only cheap forward that had a game in 18 and a double in 19.

                    Too bad they forgot the bigger problem which is that he's crap and plays for Burnley...

                • Londongeezaa
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  If this game finishing 1-0 there will be plenty with Wood that’s for sure.

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                So who kept Kane and Son then guys?

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

                  Kept Kane but sold son to get KDB

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  A few casuals, but even most of them sold.

                  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Cool story bro 😎

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

                  Me but I've actually benched Kane for Zouma. Gulp!

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

                    Condolonces

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

                    Wow

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

                  Just Kane for me. Have had Son since GW1. Son to KDB.

                5. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Got DGW fever and kept Son on the bench

                6. BeWater
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Kept Son.

                  • AlpoShearer
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Not me

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

                    I kept son but lost Kane. You’d fancy them to return but hard to know how spoils will be divided up.

                  • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Son here. Moved out Kane

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

                    I did Kane/Son>>Antonio/Mané (C)

                    We shall see how it goes

                  • PLerix
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Kept them both. Did Raphinha and Bamford -> Antonio and Gundogan.

                  • Pedersen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Son to KdB

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

                      Still have kane

                  • Lazaretti
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Kept Kane got rid of Son

                  • gogs67
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Kept them both. Any time I feel like selling I just look at the total points tables......

                    • chrismoo75
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Kept both

                  • tuturututu
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Leeds are embarrassing themselves on that pitch

                    • Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Fantasy PL is not good for mental helath 🙁

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

                        or spelling

                        1. No Salah
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Hahaha!

                        2. KAMARA-COPY
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Lol

                      2. Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Take a break from this site. It's toxic most of the time and it will just make you feel worse if a decision doesn't go your way. It's easy to say I know, but at the end of the day it's just a game. Focus on your family and friends

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

                          nah I am addicted 🙁

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

                          thanks

                        3. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Only some posters are

                      3. KAMARA-COPY
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        It's the only thing that keeps me sane, apart from pot ofcourse

                    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      What an absolute horror show of a BB

                      1. Cruyff's Eleven
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Because one missing GK?

                    • Right In The Stanchion
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Bamford I really need a goal from you. Score immediately

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

                          in the changing room?

                      • Bookkeeper
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        reaction from Leeds in the second half

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

                        I can thank Shrewsbury for benching Ayling

                      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        My cup opponent already leading. I am on -1, he on 0!

                        1. GROBARI
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Good game!

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

                            Forgot about the cup. My oppo has TC Cresswell! Yikes!!

                            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Wow! And you?

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

                                No chips for me. He's got no City though. Would help if Hammers concede despite me having Coufal.
                                I'm ahead at h/t thanks to Antonio though.

                                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Antonio is a great pick. Perfect two games for him. Will do well. I had to choose between him and Vardy. Picked Vardy. No City might hurt him.

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

                              Not bad punt though

                          • Fred54
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Do either of you own anyone?

                            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I own three from the two matches happening right now. Took a -4. He has none.

                        2. Africa United
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Antonio celebration backwards swimming 😀 like this nonsense I'm chilling 😀

                        3. KAMARA-COPY
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Gonna need lots of whiskey, this week will be a Rollercoaster ride

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

                          BREAKING:
                          Tottenham players banned from owning dogs after the RSPCA raises concers that none of them know how to hold onto a lead

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

                          Did not expect my reserve keeper button to play.... Well my bench boost just got a whole lot better

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

                            BBing without a proper playing 2nd GK is proper filthy.

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

                              Not when your bench would be Kane, Bamford, Dallas (if playing 11 dgw players)

                        6. Shark Team
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I expect Struijk Raphinha and Rodrigo/Bamford out at HT

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

                          Leeds were awful against Crawley and are carrying that form forward

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            I would have refused to play on that pitch!

                        8. KAMARA-COPY
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          One more goal Antonio, you can do it

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

                          This is my cup opponent:
                          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3435413/event/19 🙂

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            And?

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

                            Mine's TC'd Creswell.

                          3. gogs67
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I'd be hoping to beat that

                          4. Weeb Kakashi
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Leeds South looks like happening?

                          5. JBG
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            How's that WH O.G offside?? Var having a mare.