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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. Kloppen Schloppen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Gwan Klich!

    1. Dead Balls
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      My Captain differential

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Ballsy stuff against Sheffield

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 14 hours ago

          Ballsy is not the word that springs to mind...

  2. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Time for big Ayling performance. 2-0 Leeds 12 pointer

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Leeds will never keep a clean sheet

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Noway i started him

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Sorry mate, he is coming off my bench for Podence.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Shef Utd down time bare bones, O’Connell out for the season - Bamford mega haul incoming fml

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Perfect enabler to get Bruno

  4. That Posh Bloke
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    I might swap Maupay, Havertz & Werner for Brewster, Son & Kane.

  5. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Having a mare lads.

    Would u just sell my two strikers?

    Martial/Werner➡️Ings/Jimi??

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Yeah

    2. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      No brainer imo

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      sideways...

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Lol what

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      100%

    6. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Do it

    7. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Jimi yes.
      Ings no.

  6. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Pretty sure Burkes in unless Soucek fires, easy .5 saving with no other fires to put out

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Went Brewster instead of Burke on WC.. absolutely sickening season ending move..

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Doubt you'd be playing him every week though

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Switch back now, then wait for Brewster to become official and displace him.

    3. Too Mane Men
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Same here and no regrets about it. If Brewster signs you’ve saved yourself an FT and dodged a bullet if Burke blanks/loses his place. Brewster will be nailed when he arrives at Palace/Sheffield.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        I'm. It sure Brewster will be nailed at Palace.

        Zaha, Ayew, Batshuayi, Benteke(!) all options up top.

        Getting Brewster when you've just got Batshuayi on loan is odd for me, but who knows.

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Take the hit. It needs to be fixed. Get burke in. Maybe take out kdb

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Don't agree. Wait until the transfer window ends.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Ignore me I've just regret re-read 😆

    5. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Can't see Burke doing much except for running really fast.
      He might score today, but can't see him doing much over the course of the season.
      Maybe Burke will make me eat my words, but Brewster will be worth keeping for the season if he starts regularly somewhere.

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      caught a few with that one 😉

    7. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      I've been looking at the opposite move - seem to be restricted to 6.5 to 7.5M for my 7th attacker and there are better options in midfield, so ideally want to play 3-5-2 as opposed to 3-4-3

  8. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Doherty G + A + clean sheet + 3 baps to punish the sellers today

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      + penalty save

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Or Aurier starts

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Well my season has started really bad. Played my WC last week and looked at my team, sitting at 3.1m rank and ripped it apart with a mofo hit this morning. My rank is turd anyway so dropping a bit more not going to hurt me at this point.

    Gone very light at the back and loaded up on 7 penalty takers. Let's see where this gets me lol.

    Martinez Button
    James Justin KWP Dunne Mitchel
    Salah KDB Bruno Son Klich
    Richarlison Maupay Mitrovic

    Either going to come back to haunt me or give me a boost over the next few weeks.

    Wish me luck 😀

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      long season ahead

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      No Ings or Jimmy = red arrows every week

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      gl ff your going to need it, by november you probably will have 1 playing defender

    4. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      I started that way (light in defence) but I'm making transfers slowly to show it up. Don't think you should be so light in defence going forward

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Would save 0.6 and go dcl (5 goals) instead Of the expensiver Richarlison (1 goal so far this season, on A pen)

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Or spend extra 0.4 or 0.5 to get Ings or Jimmy

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Looks great to me

    7. bluee
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Is this 352 or 343? Benching headaches are a big no no - your first sub will inevitably be the one who scores a pen

    8. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Great team. You just need to fill it with Saints defenders - after all, they have kept the only clean sheet this gameweek so far. Or do bandwagons only happen when someone scores a goal? 😉

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Podence fire sale after any of the Leeds mids perform today.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      (If he's out, as rumoured.)

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        who is out?
        podence!!

        who said so?

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Definitely not before Man City, when Wolves have Fulham

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        You underestimate the masses.

    3. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      I was thinking klich to podence after this GW

  11. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    its a great team

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      reply fail to foo fighter.

      Good balance and differentials

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks 🙂

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        It really isn't his defense will all be rotation risks except kwp in a month or so. Terrible team

      3. TheCurseOfRaheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        It is the most unbalanced team i’ve seen in ages. His defence is a recipe for disaster imo

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      agree with the above on the defence. Happy to go cheap but slowly replace them with the more nailed cheap defs.

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        James, Justin, Dunne > lamptey, Ayling, Taylor but no hits

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    A. Werner >> Jimenez/DCL
    B. Zaha >> Barnes
    C. Davies >> James

    McCarthy
    TAA, Saiss, Justin, Davies
    Salah, KDB, Rodríguez, Zaha
    Werner, Ings
    (Nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, Davis)

    1. The Trentminator
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        DCL or Jim?

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Cheers. DCL or Jim?

    3. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Save

    4. D-Fens
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        A Jimenez

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      So that's Lateriser and FPLGeneral who both have Podence starting and Burke first sub
      You know what's coming!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Goal for Burke and a Podence no show?

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        2 pointer???

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Yup, Podence no show and Burke red card

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Burke first on bench so if Podence not playing he will come in- I can just see him scoring then Podence on bench and getting a 1 pointer!

    7. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Scrolling through Wolves forums to see if anything on Podence (most think he is out btw) when team is already locked in and I can't do anything about it is unbelievably sad.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Where would an injury come from out of nowhere? Was fine Monday

        1. D-Fens
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            Well I slept awkwardly last night and have a bad back today

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 13 hours ago

              But you wouldn’t let your fpl managers down with a no show would you? 🙂

              1. D-Fens
                  26 days, 13 hours ago

                  I'd battle through and be subbed off on 4 minutes

            2. Honourvolley
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Training? Monday was a while ago..

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 13 hours ago

                Would have been mentioned in presser surely

          • Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            head up son ,soon be gw4...

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 13 hours ago

              There had been constant rumours, that became a crescendo before deadline, but still nothing confirmed.

        2. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 14 hours ago

          Ayling goal imminent

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            *Dallas

            1. D-Fens
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                *Roberts

          2. davies
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            On wildcard...

            Really tempted by Mahrez as a Pulisic placeholder giving me triple City attack vs Leeds

            1. Tony Martial
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              Put him in this week on a wildcard

              See how he performs today.

          3. ivantys
              26 days, 14 hours ago

              I almost wanted to start Burke pls don't score points

              1. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 13 hours ago

                Was between him and Wilson for me but hope he scores anyway

                1. ivantys
                    26 days, 13 hours ago

                    I would have started him in your case, newcastle are rubbish and I expect wilson to blank.

                    1. HashAttack
                      • 3 Years
                      26 days, 13 hours ago

                      4 matches (inc Europa) and no clean sheets for Spurs yet - hopefully I've guaranteed a Spurs win by playing Wilson

                      1. ivantys
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          I saw their attack vs Brighton it was horrible and Brighton are crap at defending too. Their GW1 result was a trap yeah.

                        • ivantys
                            26 days, 13 hours ago

                            Let's all hope Burke blanks then and hope for your sake Wilson manages to nick one. Advice you to get rid of newcastle players soon though they are rubbish.

                  • Zlatan approves
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 14 hours ago

                    I wont sell Lundstram until he hauls

                    1. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      26 days, 14 hours ago

                      may be today 🙂

                  • Totti
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 14 hours ago

                    who do u expect guys to start today?
                    A) F. Torres
                    B) foden

                    1. Tony Martial
                      • 1 Year
                      26 days, 14 hours ago

                      Hopefully A

                      1. Totti
                        • 4 Years
                        26 days, 14 hours ago

                        LoL
                        why?

                    2. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 8 Years
                      26 days, 14 hours ago

                      I have Foden, so Torres.

                      1. Totti
                        • 4 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        Hahahahahah
                        so you're a bad luck as me

                    3. ZeBestee
                      • 6 Years
                      26 days, 13 hours ago

                      Foden

                      1. Totti
                        • 4 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        but he played 90 mins against wolves
                        and 90 mins in carabao

                    4. Pumpy Pro
                      • 11 Years
                      26 days, 13 hours ago

                      God i hope Foden is benched

                      1. Totti
                        • 4 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        non-owner?

                  • RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    26 days, 14 hours ago

                    How long will Burke continue to play?

                    1. Alexis Nonsense
                      • 4 Years
                      26 days, 13 hours ago

                      When they get a new striker, he'll share minutes with four other strikers

                      I'm guessing around 1000minutes this season at best

                  • Mr Arsenal
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    26 days, 14 hours ago

                    Slightly revised WC:
                    Martinez
                    Fernandez C Soares Gomez
                    Fernandes Perez Rodriguez A Gomes Neves P Hernandez
                    Jimenez J Rodriguez

                    That team will take some beating.

                    1. Jordan.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      26 days, 13 hours ago

                      no room for eze??

                      1. Mr Arsenal
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        He makes the bench..

                    2. ivantys
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        Not enough nandes

                      • Gravless are for Kinnear
                        • 7 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        Don't let Trump see that team

                    3. ZeBestee
                      • 6 Years
                      26 days, 13 hours ago

                      Keep Werner or bring in Ings? Just used my WC this gw.

                      1. drughi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        ings

                      2. D-Fens
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Wish I'd gone for Ings over Werner on mine. Extra 1m is handy

                          1. ZeBestee
                            • 6 Years
                            26 days, 13 hours ago

                            That drop was difficult to take.

                          2. Weasel Boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            26 days, 13 hours ago

                            surely if you bring in ings for Werner that gives you 1m?

                        • La Roja
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Ings for sure. Werner will need time to settle

                        • Effe
                          • 10 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Ings

                      3. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        O'Connell out for the season - confirmed. So one of Robinson (4.4) or Ampadu (4.5) should be nailed. Awful fixtures upcoming though.
                        Wonder if we'll see a regular 4.5 pairing up front - Brewster 'n' Burke.

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Sounds like a buddy cop movie

                        2. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          That would be golden 9m for two strikers?

                        3. Jordan.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          is the good ship sheffield united heading towards the rocks ,not very many good players ,looks like a championship team to me...

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            26 days, 13 hours ago

                            It's trio I'd contemplate for the bench only - a 4.5 def, 4.5 mid and 4.5 striker. Enables a strong Starting XI.

                        4. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          has Brewster signed for Sheff Utd ?

                      4. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        Thought, need changes for next week?

                        Any Podence news?

                        Martinez
                        Robbo, Saiss, James
                        KDB, Son, C Sterling, Podence, Zaha
                        DCL, Jimenez,

                        Steer, Lamptey, Mitchell, Delap,

                        .7

                      5. Crouchy
                        • 9 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        For anyone that has Lundstram, you're in for a treat today. I have him on my bench for whatever reason

                        1. Crouchy
                          • 9 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Guaranteed goal and assist incoming

                      6. Giggs Boson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        The last time Jack O’Connell was out the Sheffield defence went down the crapper. If he's out long term, they're screwed.

                        1. ZeBestee
                          • 6 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Should we target them?

                          1. Giggs Boson
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            26 days, 13 hours ago

                            Probably.

                            Been bad already this season thanks to Henderson's departure, so this is another big blow. I think O'Connell is a crucial to how they play, both offensively and defensively.

                            1. ZeBestee
                              • 6 Years
                              26 days, 13 hours ago

                              Thanks mate. Cheers

                            2. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              26 days, 13 hours ago

                              Wilde reckons he's out for the season. Disaster for Blades.

                          2. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 8 Years
                            26 days, 13 hours ago

                            Away at Sheff U is red on the FPL fixture ticker

                            1. ...al
                              • 11 Years
                              26 days, 13 hours ago

                              Colour codes are well off and variables should be taken into account... subs injuries etc.

                              Home advantage also not really a thing anymore

                        2. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          They've been crap even with him this season so I worry for them

                        3. ...al
                          • 11 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Yea I’d be concerned if I had any Sheffield players

                      7. Weasel Boy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        Burke scores today.

                        Bandwagon starts.

                        Blanks next GW.

                        1. Zim0
                          • 2 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          As long as i get those price rises its all good

                        2. La Roja
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          First sub on my bench. Fully prepared for the points haul.

                      8. Mr. O'Connell
                        • 8 Years
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        Podence and Foden with a non-existent bench really was stupid.

                        1. La Roja
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Nothing is stupid on internet

                        2. RamaJama
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Could still be gold!

                        3. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 13 hours ago

                          Don't worry you could have put Lamptey 3rd bench 😀

                      9. Tony Martial
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 13 hours ago

                        Podence out = Burke

                        Let’s do this