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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. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Neale gets it wrong again.

    Man City line up WAY off.

    Raphinha starts.

    Two for two.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/team-news/

    Really could have done with accurate predicted line ups at this crucial stage of the season. I'm screwed now 🙁

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You are being idiotic.

      It is a 'predicted' line up. The clue is in the name.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Over 30 minutes last weekend.

        A full week of full training.

        It's not "idiotic".

      2. Amsterhammer
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        100% agree. Guy's a plank.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      ya I went away from Raph and ended up getting Foden because of all the noise, should have just stayed off here in the hours before deadline.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Likewise. This is going to be a painful weekend for me now.

        1. Guba
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          You are capable of making your own decisions. If it was so obvious Raph starts and you wanted him, you should have got him.

          If it wasn’t obvious he starts then there’s no point crying over the fact he has.

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I stayed off here in the hours before the deadline and missed the noise about the starting 11 City were going to play.

    3. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Do these people really know more than the average FFS member?

      I usually get my predicted line-ups from fans forums and my own brain.

      Lucky I don't check the predicted line-ups on here as it may have prevented me from getting Raphinha this week.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I fully rely on FFS predicted line ups because usually it is excellent TBF. I should have gone on the fans forums or checked regional newspapers in hindsight.

        1. Elfozzie 42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          To be fair FFS routinely have the most accurate predicted line ups of any site that I'm aware (including dailies, Athletic etc), I think we won some award for it earlier in the season. I'd also say that if you put Neale and co in the 'Pepsi challenge' against anyone over a season I would put money on them to come out ahead (as pointed out above).

          However, as has also been pointed out above, this is always only a predicted line-up based on analysis of comments from managers, injury news and a certain amount of knowhow and the data provided won't be 100% accurate all the time. We don't get handed team sheets and nor does anyone else. It's the same with XG and even Mr Crellin's fixture predictions, no-one has the sporting Almanac!

          I would also say that this is doubly hard at the end of the season when manager motivations vary (i.e. some have less to play for in specific games) and predicting Pep Roulette in particular is tough.

          Obviously totally fine to offer different viewpoints, we have broad shoulders and can take a little flack! Nevertheless, we'll be back again next week trying to provide as much informed insight as we can.

    4. HEADSY
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Why you so bitter virgin

    5. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      In fairness i think these predictions are generally very good but they are just that.... Predicitions amd should be treated as such

    6. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I didn’t know Neil had a new career as a Shepherd.

    7. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I barely ever look at that, tbh.

      If I want a player that badly I'd sooner do the maths myself.

    8. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vintage Virg 😀

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Leeds win with a CS please

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Burnley are good attaching wise, I believe they'll score. 2-1 to leeds?

    2. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I'm hoping for a 0-0

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I will be disappointed if Bamford doesn't gets 2 returns at least here

    1. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      That would be immense

  4. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Reeds nonsense on here.
    *logs into Nirvana

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Reedy is never nonsense.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      xx

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

      Harsh on Reed

    4. Kno
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Nirvana?

  5. COUFAL SO GOOD
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I hope leeds dont turn up today

    1. Yeboah Power XI
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I’m pleased Hope has not turned up today

  6. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    A brace from Vydra would be nice. But it’s highly unlikely 🙁

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      An assist/goal and I’d be happy

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yep I’d take that immediately

  7. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    For those of us with Ings he's predicted to start against Fulham. Hope they're accurate.

    https://www.footballfancast.com/southampton-fc-news/southampton-ralph-hasenhuttl-fulham-saints-st-marys-premier-league-scott-parker

    1. DavidBadWillie
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I captained him, was going to change before 6.30 but got distracted. Don’t see why he wouldn’t play.

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Do many feel that Salah was clearly the best captaincy option this week?

      Can’t help to feel that the likes of Kane, Mané were massively overlooked. Everton are hard to trust but obviously DCL was always a decent shout.

      It’s a great gameweek to (try to) make up ground, but obviously the reverse could always happen

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Raphina vs Dallas today for my cash league. Predictions?

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

        Dont think Leeds will get a CS, so Raphinha

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          This

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Dallas will win

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

      Burnley unbeaten in the last 4 at Turf Moor v Leeds.

      A draw and 3 wins.

      Will be tough. I'm going 2 2.

      1. DavidBadWillie
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No Pope and Phillips playing for Leeds should be an away win.

      2. DavidBadWillie
          2 months, 11 days ago

          This website is so bad on my phone. I use an iPhone and the website is tiny and ever fits to screen.

          Is it a glitch with the website or my phone?

          1. ritzyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Just click the little icon in the bottom left to change to mobile version?

            1. DavidBadWillie
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Cheers, that’s fixed it.

                Feel like an 85 year old trying to watch the microwave.

                1. Elfozzie 42
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks Ritzyd!
                  I think David that is supposed to flip automatically and only goes back to the 'desktop' view if you ask it to, but I could be wrong. glad it's fixed now though!

          2. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Scout picks and Rönka's FH have Sanchez in goal and no West Ham attackers. Odd decisions imo

            1. Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Brighton away is not a great fixture imo. Even with Dunk and Veltman missing.

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

              on paper it should be low scoring 1-0, 0-1, 1-1 but you never know

          3. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Any chances Mane doesn't start tomorrow?

            1. DavidBadWillie
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I own him, wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t play a minute tbh.

              • mixology
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                There’s a chance, yes

              • bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Yes Pool scored 4 for the first time since GW14 without him in the team in GW35 so I wouldn't be surprised if Klopp sticks to the front three he played then.

                1. 3 A
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Jota looks more sharp than him. In recent form, Mane should be drop..

                  1. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Yes Salah and Firmino have similar stats to previous season, Mane is way off.

              • Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Given the weirdness at the end of the game between him and Klopp and their overall performance I’d expect Jota to start again.

            2. Vertigo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Group F (Euro2020) looks awful.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                It's a mouth-watering group like you use to get in the old days before the Euro and World Cup group stages became to blooted.

              2. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                nice easy one to predict 🙂

            3. goblin140
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              For next GW only:

              A) Mahrez (bha) & Adams (LEE) -4pts
              B) Zaha (ARS) & Antonio (wba)

              Trying to differentiate from ML rival (about 30 pts difference) and not sure if A is worth it (he has Antonio)

            4. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Burnley all over leeds

            5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Burney are playing some decent football these days

                1. Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  All the more remarkable given how many players they lost who ran down their contracts last summer

              • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Burnley playing like prime barca

              • drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I had so many penalty takers in my team for a while now but never any penalties awarded, strange

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Burnley have genuinely played some good football over parts of the last year or so.

                Not just lump it long and kick opponents off the pitch.

                Good to have on the league!

                1. Free Hat
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Yeah. If only they Wood play like this the whole season!

              • son of city
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Wood c'mon

                • jason_ni
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Lowton, Dallas and Bamford.

                  Would probably be best off with a 0-0

                • Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Pope injured today but so many regular goalkeepers missing games this season due to rotation/rest or just being dropped

                • Free Hat
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Ive started Dallas, so Leeds being crap again. Thats how fpl works!

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

                    Thats how our mind works

                  2. BeWater
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I've gained 2 points from owning Dallas in the last 5 GWs!

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Already regret getting Bamford instead of Antonio

                  1. Burger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I got shot down for suggesting Antonio over Bamford, so stay strong sure the 'experts' on here are right.

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Really? Most were 50/50 on the decision

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

                      I went Antonio over Bamford.

                      1. Burger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Good lad, hope it pays off for you (and me).

                  2. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Bamford was the safe pick, Antonio if he stays fit has the higher ceiling for points

                    1. Burger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Why is Bamford the safe pick? High ownership? It can't be form.

                      1. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Guaranteed to play and will probably get you 1 or 2 attacking returns in the last 3 gameweeks, like I said Antonio is the more explosive and riskier pick

                  3. BeWater
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    It was a close call but I went Antonio over Bamford because I didn't have a player in the West Ham game. I know these things really shouldn't come into it but it was the tie breaker in a 50/50.

                  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Had planned to get Antonio after he played Burnley. Stuck to it. Have Lingard too with no Leeds attack. But still anything can happen.

                • Stand By Mee
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Vydra is my only player here

                  I got that against the tide feeling

                • Ben White saved my life
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  After 35 gameweeks, picking Martinez as keeper with Guita sub would have yielded 201 points.

                  1. Pasqualinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Decent return for 9.5.

                  2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    😀 Yeah I benched many a Martinez double digit score.

                    1. Ben White saved my life
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Binned him for most of his hauls and wasted hits bringing back. I'll never learn.

                      1. Nomar
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Same.

                  3. Elfozzie 42
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Wow.

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Burnley looking really fit.
                  Pressing all over the place.

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    One Burnley player I always regret not getting is Westwood he is always at an awkward price seems pricey. But he ticks along nicely with assists, goals, corners.

                • Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  20mins gone, phewww

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

                  Smashed his back in there!