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Raphinha and Phillips start as Leeds visit Burnley in Blank Gameweek 36

Leeds are boosted by the return of two key starting players as they travel to Burnley on Saturday lunchtime.

After assisting in his substitute’s appearance against Spurs, Raphinha (£5.5m) makes a full return from his recent injury by featuring from the beginning this afternoon.

The Brazilian could be stationed on the right-hand side of a Leeds’ midfield-quartet, perhaps joined there by fellow winger Jack Harrison (£5.5m) as well as Mateusz Klich (£5.2m) and out-of-position Fantasy Premier League defender Stuart Dallas (£5.4m).

However, a 3-3-1-3 formation is also a possibility, which could feature Raphinha and Harrison either side of Patrick Bamford (£6.5m).

Leeds’ prospects are also improved by Kalvin Phillips‘ (£4.9m) first start since Gameweek 33.

Burnley’s shape is much easier to figure out with Sean Dyche going with his usual 4-4-2 formation.

The biggest news coming out of the Clarets’ camp is, of course, the shoulder injury to Nick Pope (£5.5m), keeping him out of Blank Gameweek 36.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (£4.0m) comes in for the England international but is protected by the usual first-choice back-four of Charlie Taylor (£4.4m), Ben Mee (£4.7m), James Tarkowski (£5.3m) and Matt Lowton (£4.4m).

Dwight McNeil (£5.7m) and Josh Brownhill (£4.9m) provide the width today while Chris Wood (£6.5m) and Matej Vydra (£4.8m) lead the line together for the ninth time in the last 10 Premier League matches.

Blank Gameweek 36 Line-ups

Burnley XI: Peacock-Farrell; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Brownhill; Wood, Vydra.

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Alioski, Struijk, Llorente, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Dallas, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford.

Blank Gameweek 36 so far…

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606 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Leicester's cup final team, is supposed to be this.

    Schmeichel, Thomas, Evans, Cags, Fofana, Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Perez, Vardy, Kele.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Is Maddison injured again? Expected him to start here.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Poor performance since his return is probably the reason.

        Its not like Perez is doing any better but still

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Leicester fans not convinced on Twitter by Perez either.

          And Albrighton not in.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Big question... I guess so.

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Maddison's chances of the Euros are zero now. Delighted to see Evans playing. Come on you Foxes!

  2. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    1 nil Saints

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who’s with me as Kane (C) today then?

    And just a warning for those who aren’t, I have a great record of captaining a hauling Kane 🙂