Before you press submit: A-League Fantasy Preview Round 17

Milos Ninkovic Sydney FC
Ninko should be the focal point with Baumjohann out

Thanks for checking out Before You Press Submit for Round 17 of the A-League season.

Here is a list of news you need to know before you press submit to your Fantasy A-League lineup this week:

Bye Week.

Wellington Phoenix

Injuries.

Al Hassan Toure (Adelaide United)

Toure unfortunately broke his foot on Olyroos duty and could miss the season.

Scott Jamieson (Melbourne City)

The City captain is out suspended this week and will return for Citys next match.

Alex Baumjohann (Sydney FC)

Baumjohann was handed a two match ban after his straight red card against Melbourne Victory. Look for Anthony Caceres to get a big minutes boost.

Leigh Broxham (Melbourne Victory)

Broxham has recieved a one match ban for his part in his altercation with Alex Baumjohann.

Thomas Deng (Melbourne Victory)

Deng has been sold to the J1-League meaning the Victory will be heavily reliant on Donachie, Carrigan and the brittle Hoogland defensively for the rest of the year.

Glen Moss (Newcastle Jets)

To cap off a torrid season, Mossy tore his calf taking a goal kick. He’s out for 4-6 weeks.

Alex Meier (Western Sydney Wanderers)

The Meier experiment has failed and Western Sydney have mutually terminated his contract. Great boost for Nicolai Muller.

Returns.

Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory)

Rojas has been added to the Victory squad as they face a really tough matchup vs Perth. He’s unlikely to play 90 minutes but look to add him in the coming weeks as he’s a midfielder priced at $278k.

Tim Hoogland (Melbourne Victory)

The injury prone Hoogland returns again and will likely go straight into the Starting XI given how light on Victory are for defensive options.

James Donachie (Melbourne Victory)

Donachie is back from suspension and will lineup in central defence.

Simon Cox (Western Sydney Wanderers)

Cox will make his debut for the Western Sydney Wanderers this week as he will look to replace the giant donut sized hole left by the departure of Alex Meier.

Wes Hoolahan (Newcastle Jets)

Some good news for the Jets as they get their most experienced and highly rated attacker back after six months with a broken foot. He’ll be eased in but monitor his progress.

Kristian Opseth (Adelaide United)

Has failed to get going all season due to injury but will get his chance with Al Hassan Toure being injured now.

Chris Ikonomidis (Perth Glory)

The Glory attacker has struggled this year with injuries and form but returns to the squad to take on Melbourne Victory. He would eat into Jake Brimmers minutes if he gets on.

These players have returned from International Duty and have been added to their squads, players in bold are possible to return straight into the Starting XI:

Trent Buhagiar (Sydney FC)
Thomas Heward-Belle (Sydney FC)
Aiden O’Neill (Brisbane Roar)
Tom Glover (Melbourne City)
Connor Metcalfe (Melbourne City)
Denis Genreau (Melbourne City)
Ramy Najjarine (Melbourne City)
Nicholas D’Agostino (Perth Glory)
Tass Mourdoukatas (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Keanu Baccus (Western Sydney Wanderers)

Captains Choice

Adam Le Fondre (Sydney FC)

A broken record here, but Sydney FC are just so dominant and they host the Brisbane Roar.

If you don’t own Le Fondre, Milos Ninkovic would be a good option given Baumjohanns absence and more reliance on Ninkovic to be the provider.

Away from Sydney FC, Riley McGree and Bruno Fornoroli both playing at home are always good options.

My Team.

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3.-5-2

Kurto (Western United)

Traore (Melbourne Victory)
Risdon (Western United)
Millar (Newcastle Jets)

McGree (Adelaide United)
Ninkovic (Sydney FC)
Brillante (Melbourne City)
Diamanti (Western United)
Rojas (Melbourne Victory)

Kruse (Melbourne Victory)
Le Fondre (Sydney FC) Captain

Be sure to check our A-League News page for regular updates on your fantasy players.

Check out our A-League Injury List, updated throughout the year.

Good luck!