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Budget midfielder Burke starts up front for Sheffield United in Leeds derby clash

FPL midfielder Oliver Burke (£4.5m) earns a second consecutive out-of-position start for Sheffield United in Sunday afternoon’s Yorkshire derby.

The Blades’ new signing keeps £5.9m men Billy Sharp and Oli McBurnie on Chris Wilder’s bench.

John Fleck (£5.9m) – who has a slight knock – and Oliver Norwood (£4.9m) are also among the substitutes, while Jack O’Connell (£5.0m) is a notable absentee from the matchday squad.

On O’Connell’s injury, Wilder told BT Sport:

Really bad news from our point of view. Jack’s possibly going to be out for the season.

He needs an operation on a knee that he injured last year.

With O’Connell sidelined, Jack Robinson (£4.4m) lines up alongside loanee Ethan Ampadu (£4.5m), who is deputising in the heart of the Blades’ defence for the suspended John Egan (£4.9m). Robinson could now be set for an extended run of games in Wilder’s back-three system.

The visitors make one enforced change from their 4-3 win against Fulham in Gameweek 2.

Tyler Roberts (£5.0m) replaces the injured Pablo Hernandez (£5.9m) in midfield.

Forward Rodrigo (£5.9m) did come into the Leeds XI in GW2 after Hernandez pulled up in the pre-match warm-up, though Marcelo Bielsa signalled that Roberts could be favoured in his press conference ahead of Gameweek 3.

The Leeds United boss also put a two-week timescale on Hernandez’ return.

FPL bosses who have invested in players such as Patrick Bamford (£5.7m), Mateusz Klich (£5.6m) and Helder Costa (£5.6m) will be hoping Leeds’ goalscoring exploits can continue against a makeshift Blades defence.

New defensive signing Diego Llorente (£4.5m) is not part of the Leeds squad after joining on Thursday.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Robinson, Ampadu, Basham; Stevens, Osborn, Berge, Lundstram, Baldock; McGoldrick, Burke.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; Phillips; Harrison, Roberts, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

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  1. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Leeds in to top 6. Happy days.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Nice one , a breath of fresh air they are

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      They are a good team. Wouldn't be suprised when they get top 12 this season.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        As long as they stay up.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Think they have a decent chance, still a long way to go though.

  2. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Ayling no baps after dispossession?

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      1 hopefully

  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Sterling, Sterling, KDB, Foden my GW needa you four!

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Now time for the main course 🙂

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      (K)ane, Son, Davies now. KDB, Foden, Barnes later. Big day!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Nice

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Main course is at 4:30

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Too late for me, and I don’t have dessert

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      GL fella but mainly with Sonny

  5. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Never thought Meslier is 1m97 wtf...looks small on TV

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Imagine having such a garbage bunch of strikers like sheffield..

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      I think Lundstram only gets minutes in the hope he scores

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Firing up the Aubawagon for next week

  8. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Leeds finally looking solid at the back, or maybe SHU are making them look good

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      lucky not to concede on two occasions, enjoy the clean sheet, won't be many this season.

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      How was that solid? They gave away at least 3 clear chances for one of the worst attacking teams right now. They were quite lucky not to concede.

  9. Bolivian Seaman
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    I guess i'm the only psycho with triple leeds defence, thanks meslier!

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Just double here but not for long, Dallas or Ayling going for Wolves def probably...

    2. Ashante'Kotoko
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Nice!

  10. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Wow Meslier points?? What is this madness?

  11. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Ayling in the bonus?

  12. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Looking like:

    Meslier 3
    Ayling 2
    Bamford 2

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Ayling 1

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Why? 1?

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Won't stay like that?

    3. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Winning goal bonus?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Meslier way ahead

        1. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          No I mean Ayling won't stay level with Bamford.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Oh ok yeah you could be right there

  13. Ashante'Kotoko
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Meslier 3 baps yaaaaaaaas finally mate you kept the CS 😀

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      well deserved tbh happy enough with the cleanie for Ayling

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Yea he looked like he and Dallas could grab a goal or assist anytime

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Made great saves, congrats mate

  14. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Probably the most top saves from 2 goalkeepers I have seen in any game in years ! Eat your heart out Frank

  15. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Target Sheffield United for clean sheets

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Bloodbath incoming? Or back to normal boring Spurs?

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Blood !

  17. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Bamford essential. Everyone get him please.

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      +1 world class everyone buy him

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      How does he keep doing it lol

    3. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      City next, then Wolves. But yeah he is a cheap enabler if he can get a return or two in those 2.

    4. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Triple captain, no doubt.

  18. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Dallas the wrong Leeds pick then?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Not at all, he was brilliant. Very attacking too, should have had a goal

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Dallas more attacking, Ayling goes up for corners and free kicks

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Henderson out, doesn't look ideal for Liverpool if post-restart is anything to go by.

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Potentially Thiago & Allison too

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      EO > 1%

      SON 100.03%
      KANE 76.57%
      DOHERTY 10.93%
      WILSON 7.56%
      LLORIS 4.49%
      DAVIES 3.72%
      SAINT-MAXIMIN 1.82%
      LASCELLES 1.47%
      ALDERWEIRELD 1.07%

      So basically Son & Kane.

    5. dark91
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      No idea how Kane missed this!!!

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        And again.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Could have had a brace already

        1. dark91
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Exactly. I think he is pulling a Che Adams 😀

    6. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Really want Semedo to give me a reason to buy him. Bavies has to go after this one, and 0.5ITB...

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Fixtures.

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          I meant a reason to get him over Saiiss/Coady/Boly I.e. nailedness/attacking potential

    7. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Kane looking dangerous here

    8. stat sifter 888888
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Joelinton and Almiron are never going to win you any games. Unfortunate injuries for NEW

      • Bolivian Seaman
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Change lucas moura to bale and you've changed a 10 man team into a 12 man team

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Lucas works very hard.

          Would want to see bale's attitude before I'd agree with that.

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Son been quiet so far

      • MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Was that really a Kane assist? Only half saw it

        1. dark91
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes 100% ( not an owner)

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Thanks (owner