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Dallas at left-back as Bielsa shuffles Leeds pack for trip to Wolves

Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) appears to have returned to the left-back position for Double Gameweek 25.

The Fantasy Premier League defender has recently spent a prolonged period in central midfield but Marcelo Bielsa has reshuffled for Friday’s trip to Wolves.

Tyler Roberts (£4.6m) joins Matheusz Klich (£5.2m) in midfield with Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) in the defensive midfield role vacated by the injured Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m).

Ezgjan Alioski (£4.4m) is the one who misses out as a result of Dallas’ positional change, with Jamie Shackleton (£4.8m) at right-back and Liam Cooper (£4.3m) paired with Luke Ayling (£4.4m) in central defence.

Captained by over 80% over the top 10k for Double Gameweek 25, Patrick Bamford (£6.9m) starts up-front with Raphinha (£5.4m) and Jack Harrison (£5.5m) providing the width.

Wolves are in a 3-4-3 formation for the visit of Leeds, which features Romain Saïss (£4.9m) and Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m) either side of Conor Coady (£4.8m) in the defence.

Jonny (£5.4m) and Nelson Semedo (£5.2m) are the left and right wing-backs respectively while Pedro Neto (£5.7m) and Adama Traoré (£6.0m) provide the width either side of front-man Willian José (£7.0m).

Double Gameweek 25 Line-ups

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Semedo; Neto, W José, A Traoré.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Ayling, Shackleton; Struijk; Harrison, Roberts, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford.

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1,568 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Athletico Underachieving
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Spent the past 2 days flicking on here every hour or so to see if the fixtures have been announced. Give up and assume it’ll be next week...then log back on for the Leeds match to find I’ve missed all the fun!

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        was too late anyway

        1. Athletico Underachieving
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Very weird timing. Glad I bench boosted in GW19 now

      2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I thought Ayling was a LB and Dallas a RB?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Ayling RB who can fill in at CB.

          Dallas just an all round legend.

      3. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        If Grealish is out would you do

        Sterling, Antonio and Grealish to Kane, Son and Gundogan for -8?

      4. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Come on Bambam, Raph and anyone(but Neto) from Wolves!!!

      5. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Hmm.
        My template rating is 32% .
        This could be a big gmeweek.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          mine was 75% before wc and its 75% after wc lol

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          It could be because of your differential fodders

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I assumed it didn't take the bench into account, but I don't see an explanation

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Martinez, Mitchell, Stones and ESR on my bench. Not exactly a bunch of obscure picks, anyway.

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

              Doesn't include bench. Includes captain

      6. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bought in Raphinha and Bamford for free and last minute Cavani to Ings c
        Bamford EO is ridiculous, kind of sad I want him to blank

      7. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Any other DGW after GW27 ?

        Not sure to BB with Saints players

      8. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        A. Kane/Vardy/Jorginho
        B. Kane/Barnes/Watkins

        Think B is more sensible but will be on a bench boost..

      9. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Kane might rise twice in price tonight going by posts on here.

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Why?

      10. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Where's our Bamford hatty???

      11. tommo123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Held my WC this week

        Now that I have seen what GW26 looks like and I cant WC and BB I could cry 🙁

      12. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        With 3 leeds after this & Ings, looks like its going to be TC Kane and not BB.

        1. W
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I will likely by on the TC barring injury

          1. W
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            *be

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Pretty hectic schedule don't think it's the best time to BB anyway.

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Already active. 🙂

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            BB?

      13. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Nothing in a counter/fast break attack bothers me like a pass directly to feet/behind a player. PLAY IT INTO STRIDE.

      14. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Multiple Villa insiders have transferred Grealish out their teama

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Scenes If he is out of GW 26 as well

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I'm gonna go all Kevin Keegan on that.

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I did Grealish to Raphinha. Fortunately I was planning it anyway before the rumours started.

      15. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bottomed. Watkins + Sterling > Kane + Barnes for -4?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yes

          1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Thank you

      16. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Just about enough ITB to do

        Ings & Bamford OUT

        Kane & DCL IN

        Very tempting.

      17. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Is Stones a good pick for DGW26 & DGW27?

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

          Still a decent pick yes. Usual caveat with city assets - might miss a match.

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Wouldn’t be buying him now, probably two SGWs for him.

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cheers both

      18. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I've seen a few people, including one of my rivals, benching Gundogan. I get that he might be injured but surely he either starts or doesn't play at all. Strange one or am I missing something?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          can easily come on for 5 mins at the end

        2. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Could come on for 20-30 mins to build fitness surely

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Build fitness? Has he even missed a full week?

        3. PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Could get a cameo

        4. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Fabio Borges also benched him 🙁

      19. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        If Bamford blanks today, then I guess Fernandes (c) looks like the better option?

        Only reason I didn't captain him was cuz Wolves (a) is a hard game, and can't really see Leeds assets scoring highly.

      20. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Wow the game just got boring. Everyone has the same 8 or so players

      21. W
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Great save Meslier

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Showboat. I could have saved that.

      22. HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Lucy Ward is quite refreshing to hear on commentary compared the usual garbage that BT sport put on. Knows her stuff!

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I don't like women commentators. It sounds too much like your missus trying to talk to you while you're watching the game.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Chauvinistic rubbish comment

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Grow up.

          3. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Wow. Should be in the kitchen washing up right?

          4. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Stunningly retrograde comment.

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Multiple sense of humour transplants needed on page 3!

          5. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Ha ha - what an idiot

          6. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Moron

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I'm not a fan of her's. Also not a fan of most commentators. Something inauthentic about most of them. They either sound clichéd/unoriginal/boring or unnatural/contrived/boring

      23. tommo123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You cant WC and BB in same week right?

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

          You cannot.

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          correct

          1. tommo123
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I may cry

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Why didn’t you find out say, last week? Don’t forget. Pretty much all you need to know is written down in the rules.

      24. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Sadly for every triple holder . . Wovles look the far better side.

      25. Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Right so WC, TC and BB left...what's the plan?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Wild card last week then BB next

          1. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            ....... Lol........

          2. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            interesting strategy RTH but the problem is there are very few cs in gw 38 and you will be playing 6 defenders

        2. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          WC no, next week BB, TC in GW 28 or in GW 38

          1. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            If I WC now, I can't BB next week.

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            What's happening in GW28 and 38?

      26. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I don't have ~Gundo and I am on WC. I don't trust the price changes prediction sites.

        I am scared to have him since he might fall in price tonight and I am afraid to not own him since he might rise in price tonight.

        tomorrow will be more clear.

        what to do? get him tonight or leave it for tomorrow?

        my wc has 0.1.m in the bank so it is really important

        thanks,

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Price is highly unlikely to change.

          1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            how certain you are?

        2. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          lol again. not sure what you are on about.
          price will most likely not change.
          If anything, it would drop as it is closer to dropping than to rising.

        3. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Lots of WC sure to be active tonight so it'd be a surprise if he changed

      27. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Why are people talking about getting rid of Watkins? Surely we should be loading up on Villa now!?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Martinez, Grealish, Watkins essential next GW

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          He still types "barn door" into match.com

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Grealish supposedly injured.

        4. DycheDycheBaby
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Strong rumours of Grealish being out, means they will be much less effective going forward.

        5. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Grealish looking like he could be out
          Makes Villa look far less exciting without their main chance creator (particularly when it takes Watkins about 10 chances to score one)

        6. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I'm loading AV

        7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          If Grealish is out they are a no go for me

        8. Root
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Low IQ

      28. W
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Assuming Bamford captained himself this week - can anyone confirm?

          1. W
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Aha cheers, would have expected nothing less!

      29. ivantys
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Well people don't buy Leeds for this fixture.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Leeds haven’t even created a good chance yet

          Poor side without Phillips

          Dgw fail

          1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            that's too early even for you

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            16 mins in out of 180 mins...

          3. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Is that you Fudgy?