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Fleck and O’Connell miss out for Sheffield United as Premier League returns

The first Premier League team sheets for three months are finally here and there are already some interesting developments for Fantasy managers.

It was Sheffield United who pulled the rug from underneath the feet of some with both John Fleck (£5.0m) and Jack O’Connell (£4.7m) missing from their Double Gameweek 30+ matchday squad.

Both players were absent due to injury problems of varying degrees.

“One went down during the game last week, that was (John Fleck). Hopefully he’ll be fit for Sunday.” – Chris Wilder

“O’Connell tried to stop a goal in training and collided with Dean Henderson. That’s his attitude. If his attitude changed in training, it’d change on a match day.” – Chris Wilder

Budget defender Jack Robinson (£4.0m) comes in at centre-back while Fleck’s injury means a central-midfield trio of John Lundstram (£4.9m), Sander Berge (£4.8m) and Oliver Norwood (£4.9m).

Meanwhile, Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) and Billy Sharp (£5.6m) have been chosen to lead the line for Sheffield United.

John McGinn (£5.4m) makes a much-needed return for Aston Villa, lining up in a central-midfield trio alongside Conor Hourihane (£5.7m) and Douglas Luiz (£4.4m).

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) fulfil their roles either side of the centre-forward but Mbwana Samatta (£5.8m) finds himself on the Villa bench.

Dean Smith has opted to hand a start to Keinan Davis (£4.3m) instead, an exciting prospect for Fantasy managers. Not only is he a very cheap asset, Davis is also classified as a midfielder on FPL.

Aston Villa XI: Nyland; Targett, Mings, Hause, Konsa; Hourihane, Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, K Davis, El Ghazi.

Sheffield United XI: D Henderson; J Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Berge, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Sharp, McBurnie.

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2,051 Comments Post a Comment
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    yes Robbo!

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Imagine if this is 0-0 lol

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'd take it

  3. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sterling hatrick and a Lacazette brace off the bench too much to ask?

  4. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    30 points so far, Hendo, Lord Lundy, Baldock, Targett getting clean sheets and 6 points from Grealish and El Ghazi. Sadly I captained Aguero though...

  5. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    11pts from Hendy, already makes BB worthwhile. 🙂

  6. Reg83
      1 month, 16 days ago

      KDB TC! repeat ur performance from reverse fixture

    • The Mighty Hippo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It's good to see Tierney recovered from his injury. Hopefully he's able to secure a spot in the Arsenal team over a longer period.

    • mo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      wheres pepe??

    • _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago


    • JfA
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Oh yess