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

    5 CS'S in one game, epic 😀

  2. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Did they seriously not turn on the goal line technology?

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Oh my. Amateurs. Isn't there any checklist before every game ?

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Seems so

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If that is the reason Sheff Utd don't qualify for the Champions League that is an absurd amount of money.

        Maybe they'll go back to Court...

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Has to be the case

      Reckon someone just forgot

  3. Garlana
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Imagine getting a villa cs!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Was never the intended Targett but I'll take it

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I got Mings woohoo

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sounds like an STD

  4. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    If Kepa was playing tonight for Shf at least 3:0 for Villa would have been the score

  5. socho
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Fpl aside this goal line tragedy is bad press for BPL. Shocking.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nobody will talk about it in an hour... all the focus will be on the big club games

      Refs and officials are never genuinley held accountable... a slap on the wrists and it'll be never spoken about again

  6. Marvin III
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Should have just cancelled the season.

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best 0-0 ever

    1. Neto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      couldn't agree more

    2. Tufnell-Chimes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Top rubbish!

  8. Bruce Lee
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Suiiiii now for Sheff to visit the attacking powerhouse Newcastle United

    Good luck to fellow double/triple uppers

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Surely another 0-0 there...

  9. ...al
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    34 points. Chuffed with that result

  10. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Only 5 clean sheets.

    Grealish such a waste of a pick.

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Haha

  11. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Well done Henderson owners

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Thanks.

    2. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Chickened our of 3 Sheffield United defenders =[

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bonus that Fleck was injured - I swapped him out and brought it Hendo

  12. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    That was great. BB with Henderson and Nyland clean sheets, along with Egan/Targett cleanies - will take that.

  13. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Should've gone with tripe Shef. defence…

  14. _sidney_will
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    4 CS’s beautiful!

  15. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    29 from 6.
    4 clean sheets, beautiful

    1. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Great minds think alike ^

      29 points here too 🙂 buzzing!

  16. WorldCup82
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    32 from 6, 5 defenders and 1 middy

  17. Dybala10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Wow, never had 4 Clean sheets from the same game before lol marvellous.

    Hendo the absolute king!

  18. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Defensive approach from both teams. No one wanted to risk losing the point.

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

    31 points from 5 any good?

  20. GreennRed
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    See how West Ham, Watfird, Bournemouth play. Villa not done yet.

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who here doubted Targett again?

  22. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Green arrow for now

  23. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Lundy not expected to start next game?

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He will. He was their best player today imo. He and Norwood

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Besides Hendo ofcourse. Talking about outfield players

  24. grumpyman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Mings bonus point HOOOOOLD.

  25. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone captain Henderson?

  26. gooberman
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    25pts from the first game. Not a bad start.

  27. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Trio Sheffield United defence worked a treat.

    Shame I didn't get basham n Henderson for BP

  28. niko mate
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Triple Sheffield defense worked well, but I didn't believe that Villa can keep a clean sheet and don't have any of them.

  29. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Wasted my DGW spot in twerpuiz.. should have gone for mings... 🙁

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      on*

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Well Chucky, I have never been so happy to be so wrong. Shame I decided to take Henderson out but not too bad!

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Still a decent score 😀

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Happy days ....now for the main action.

  30. Says
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    my man sure likes the fistbumps