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Harrison absent with coronavirus as Raphinha and Bamford start

Gameweek 5 gets underway on Tyneside this evening as Newcastle United play host to Leeds United.

Kick-off is at 20:00 BST.

Raphinha and Patrick Bamford, both of whom were the subject of some internet-fuelled injury rumours during the week, start for the visitors this evening.

Marcelo Bielsa has made two changes from the side that lost to Liverpool, both of which are enforced.

Daniel James makes his first start for Leeds since his summer move from Manchester United, replacing Jack Harrison. The outgoing winger has tested positive for Covid-19.

Mateusz Klich comes in for the injured Diego Llorente, meanwhile, with Luke Ayling seemingly set to move over to centre-half in the absence of Pascal Struijk and Robin Koch.

Steve Bruce makes one change from the 4-1 defeat at Manchester United last weekend.

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow, who missed the start of the season after suffering from the after-effects of Covid-19, replaces Freddie Woodman, who injured himself in training during the week.

GAMEWEEK 5 LINE-UPS

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Clark, Lascelles, Hayden, Ritchie, Manquillo, Almiron, Willock, Longstaff, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin

Subs: Gillespie, Schar, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Fernandez, Fraser, Murphy, Gayle

Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Klich, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Raphinha, Dallas, James, Rodrigo, Bamford.

Subs: Klaesson, Roberts, Cresswell, Summerville, McCarron, Shackleton, Greenwood, Kenneth

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  1. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Erm, so what’s this news on Jimenez about?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Erm, what news?

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Just now seen quite a few on Twitter mentioning that Conor Coady has transferred him out of his FPL team. Not that it’s ‘news’ I guess but wondering what’s going on hereee

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You would think Cody would be trying to give Jimenez some confidence by giving him the armband for the good of the team.

          Bad form by Cody.

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Are u sure theres any news? Is it just Connor Coady transferring him out on a WC? In which case its really a nothing story

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Oh on a WC? Sorry, didn’t see that. Ignore the post!

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Well he made 11 transfers so I assume its a wildcard

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            If he doesnt want Jim with this run of fixtures though….

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Good point.

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      couple of itk wolves folks transfered in Hwang too...

      if you go to that dude's twitter it's pretty funny all the things that are tracked. i would not pay too much attention to it.

      though Coady tranfered out Jimenez and brought in Podence (on his WC it seems).

      hard to have a pricey fwd if you have Ron & Rom though...

      https://twitter.com/insider_fpl

  2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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    • 12 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    14 managers in the negative double figures for LMS

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Respect My Authoritah
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      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wow..how?! -12 hits?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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        • 12 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Have a look, some may have forgot to WC.

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Tried but on mobile...site doesn't seem to work to well on mobile.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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            • 12 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            4 @ -12, 1 @ -16, 3 @ -20, 2 @ -24, 1 @ -28, 2 @ -32, 1 @ -36

            1. Respect My Authoritah
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              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Wow. Looks that way for most, but I'd imagine there's a fair few who have done it out of choice.

              1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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                • 12 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yeah, Ronaldo, Bruno and DCL etc.

            2. Ógie
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              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Friday night game must have caught them out on the wildcard activation.

              Crazy they just didn't press it before doing all those transfers.
              Some dude made a similar mistake years ago and ended up winning FPL so who knows?

              1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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                • 12 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                That was after winning FPL

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Oh yeah,i got my wires crossed.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
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      1 month, 6 days ago

      pretty funny being safe with a score of '0'

  3. EffPeeEll
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Leeds were shoite before this Bielsa announce

    RIp haha

  4. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Two 12.30 kick offs next Saturday, first ever?

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maybe United game moved from 3pm to avoid curfew and get TV coverage?

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Oooo. Might be. I'd assume one is on BT, one is on something else? Maybe Prime? Is that happening this season?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Chelsea City is BT nothing down for United game. Probably be pay per view soon!

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Why??

    4. 20LEGEND
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Moved to the earlier time as there's a The Courteeners concert on in Old Trafford Cricket Ground. I'm going to both

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wow they must be good

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Seriously? Someone didn't get the Premier League fixture list?!?!?

  5. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Raph 1 bonus point?

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      yepo darlow had 9 saves and ASM played more minutes

  6. EffPeeEll
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hipsters sticking with Raph

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Might turn to be a HipSarr.

  7. Alisson WondHaaland
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    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Interested to see what fellow Gw5 wildcarders settled for in the end. Mind sharing?

    Mine:
    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Semedo
    Salah Jota Torres Raph
    Rom Bam Jimi

    4.0 Marcal Sissoko Livramento

    1. EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      TTA, SALAH, RONNIE and LUKAKU in

      get to sleep at night for months in my opinion.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Exciting on paper but not a fan as I think there are too many value mids and forwards in the 6.5 - 8m range

        1. EffPeeEll
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          they may only look exciting when they have the fixtures.

          Citeh have so many players on lo ownership it looks wankingly exciting but try and get them in your side week on week.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo Semedo James Williams
      Salah Jota Traore Dacoure Sissoko
      Bam ASM Luk

      Heavier in defence and a few in there fun to watch. 1.4 m spare

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Nice. Definitely has the fun factor with ASM and Adama, I like it.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Your tv must have hammered mine lol

  8. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Antonio back against Leeds?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      suspension will be over yes - so unless something else goes wrong between now and then it's safe to assume he will start.

      1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks for taking the time to write a nice reply

  9. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw White
    Salah Greenwood Jota Traore
    Ronaldo Bamford Antonio

    Steele Livramento Williams Mendy

    Looking ahead to GW6.....This team ok for GW 6.

    Save Free Transfer ?

    Cheers.

  10. VIVA_RONALDO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Guess I'll be doing Bamford back to Antonio then... Should've watched more Leeds games

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Injuries are hurting them though

  11. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What was I thinking when I started the season with Meslier