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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. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    guys thoughts on these

    A. Son Barnes Robbo Coady
    B. Sterling Podence VVD KWP
    C. Sterling Barnes Saiss KWP

    1. ivantys
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I like C if you already have TAA, otherwise A is fine but I would like to change the defenders to TAA+ a 4.5

        1. SMOOTH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          dont have TAA but C gives me a front 7 of

          salah sterling kdb foden barnes
          dcl jiminez

          C would mean no liverpool defence

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 1 day ago

              No pool defence is fine right now as I don't expect them to get any clean sheets. Triple city is a bit risky if they only score 1 or 2 goals meaning at least 1 will blank.

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Who did the Professionals cap this week? Anyone have a list/roundup?

        Mark, Ronka, Eggdonk, Virg, Magnus, LateRiser etc..

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Rönkä has kdb C, wildcarded this week.

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Gotta a link to his team?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              ID 617620

              1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Nice one

        2. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          This should be a weekly article

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Think it's called "the great and the good" or something

        3. Dr Van Nostrand
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Think Mark was going Werner

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yea he said he would but it seemed very uninspiring so wasn't sure he would actually do it. His reasoning was basically 'this guy who was the luckiest manager in the world with captains last season is going Werner so therefore I will also go Werner'...

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          For the Elite64 it's:

          KDB 63%
          Salah 25%
          Werner 6%
          Sterling 5%
          Kane 2%

        5. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Virg 😆

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Any idea where is this Podence out rumors from? Is this legit?

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No smoke without fire. He's toast.

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I hope not.

          But as a rule, I don't worry about things I can't control. Nothing we can do now, so just pour yourself a cuppa, sit back, and relax 😎

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I don't even own him, i just saw few posts but no links attached.

            I think if he doesnt play, Burke benchwonkery could well be more profitable

          2. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Stoicism and fpl go hand in hand!

        3. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I read on here it came from Twitter and a Wolved Forum.

          I have no source

        4. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah, apparently he took a kick to the leg from KDB in the tunnel after the City game. KDB was still fuming after being megged, and it didn't help when Podence sniffed and said he thought he could smell Twiglets...

      • Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        KDB is gonna blank isn’t he

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No

        2. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He's more reliable than your grav

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            😐 I know

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              😐

        3. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Of course. I captained him

        4. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It's football, anything can happen.

          But personally I'd back KDB and City over James Justin suddenly turning into Maldini.

        5. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          KDB out following concussion protocol - new rumour circulating.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            It was all over FFS a few days ago..

            1. MikeBravo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Exactly, and you can't trust Guardiola. Pep Roulette on the cards, rather like the Norwich loss last season...?

        6. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Hopefully goes off or better still, doesn't start

      • Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        As a Leeds supporter I have Harrison in my team who I think is the most dangerous of our attack.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Harrison looks class. Can't play against City next week though.

          Do you not think penalties will tilt it in Klich's favour?

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          With a pair of inexperienced CBs for Blades, I'm punting on Klich to bag a pen.
          Would also like a cleanie - I'm playing Meslier and Ayling having foregone 12 points by dropping McCarthy and KWP last night.

      • Better Call Raul
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Martial - time to get rid ?

        1. St. Stephen XI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          For FPL players, or United in general?

        2. Beatle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes. Far better options

      • Four Hit Wonder
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Stupid is as stupid does.

        I rage transferred Brüno for Rashford - during the match - only to see Brüno get a double haul.

        So now I want him back.

        If I click the Free Hit chip, will I see Brüno back in my team the next GW? Despite the transfer being confirmed before I clicked FH?

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          1) Don't hit the FH chip - what you have done is stupid, that would be really stupid
          2) No, you wouldn't. He is in your team now and there is nothing you can do about it.

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            2 is incorrect. You would get Bruno back but don't use the FH.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Your response to #2 is wrong. The Free Hit Chip will revert your team to what it was "at the start of the Gameweek".

            As long as after the deadline for GW3, Bruno was in your team, if you use dthe a Free Hit chip, he'd be back in it for GW5.

            I agree with the response to #1 though. Don't waste the Free Hit chip now. It'll come in very useful later in the season.

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ahhhh yes good point. Like WCing after already making transfers. I stand corrected! Cheers

        2. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Calm down and keep Rashford. He's got a good record against his next few opponents, quite a few big teams.
          If you remember Lateriser's (I think) table showing big hitters against the big, mid, and small teams (Kolarovs, Lescotts, and Brambles), then you'll see that Rashford had the best goals+assists record of the lot against the Kolarovs. However Bruno had one of the lowest against the Kolarovs.
          That may change, but that's what the data said...

        3. Duderino
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Nope, it reverts back to the team b4 you hit the Free Hit. So back to Rashford in other words.

        4. Sahil.....
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I would rather have him again for a hit rather than wasting the free hit chip

        5. Gleys11
            2 months, 1 day ago

            After playing your Free Hit chip, at the next deadline your bank balance and squad is restored to as they were at the previous deadline.

          • Four Hit Wonder
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers everyone.

        6. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Gonna start collecting 90’s Italian football shirts with player names. What players do you most associate with the following teams from that era.

          Juventus
          AC Milan
          Inter Milan
          Roma
          Lazio
          Parma
          Fiornetina

          1. Urchin
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Del piero/Davids
            Maldini
            Totti

            1. Urchin
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Not sure these are 90s, my bad

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah - Totti probably a bit more 2000s but can’t have a Roma shirt without him

          2. Urchin
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Fiorentina Batistuta

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              100% on the Nintendo sponsored kit

          3. Four Hit Wonder
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I immediately think of Batistuta, Signori (Bologna), Pippo Inzaghi, Del Piero, Chiesa (I may be off by a few years and may have entered 2000s). Back then players had charisma - good choice of an era/league mate.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Signori for the Lazio shirt perhaps

          4. Gunner Boy
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Juventus > Del Piero
            Milan > Maldini
            Inter > Zanetti
            Roma > Totti

            1. Gunner Boy
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Batistuta for sure as well

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Inter might have to be my boy Ronaldo - my favourite player of all time

          5. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Del piero
            Maldini
            Vieri
            Totti
            Ravenelli
            Thuram/crespo
            Batistuta

            Some horrible spelling there for you and at no extra charge

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Can only see one spelling mistake

          6. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Baggio/Zidane
            Baggio/Maldini
            Baggio/Ronaldo
            Totti
            Simeone
            Crespo
            Batistuta

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Baggio X3 nice

          7. Bartowski
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ronaldo for Inter

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              The greatest

          8. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            No Napoli? Zola there

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Good shout

            2. Duderino
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Napoli? Maradona, Careca?

              1. Darlo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Careca is a great shout, brought back some memories.

          9. MikeBravo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Love those Parma blue and yellow hoops.

          10. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Juv - Del Piero
            AC - Maldini / Van Basten
            Inter - Ronaldo / Vieri
            Roma - Totti / Cafu
            Lazio - Nesta
            Parma - Buffon / Cannavaro
            Fior - Batistuta

          11. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Del Piero
            Cafu
            Zanetti
            Totti
            Nesta
            Thuram
            Gabigol

          12. Duderino
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Baggio
            Maldini
            Ronaldo
            Totti
            That fascist guy
            Thomas Brolin
            Batustuta

          13. Darlo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Always think of Vialli for Juve in the 90’s. Also Crespo for Parma.

          14. L'Aeroplanino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            ^

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Sampdoria - who is that?

          15. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Baggio
            Maldini
            Altobelli
            Totti
            Casiraghi
            Cannavaro
            Batistuta

          16. Das Boot
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Batistuta. Fiorentina

            Brolin. Parma

          17. Das Boot
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Gazza. Lazio

          18. Mr Frost
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            NESTA
            CANNAVARO
            COSTACURTA
            SEEDORF
            CAFU
            RUI COSTA
            BASTISTUTA
            NEDVED
            DESCHAMPS
            RONALDO
            VIERI
            CRESPO
            WEAH
            GULLIT
            ZANETTI
            BARESI
            BAGGIO
            ZOLA
            DI LIVIO
            CONTE
            GATTUSO
            DAVIDS
            DEL PIERO
            TREZEGUET
            HENRY
            MANCINI
            WEST

            Some random ones thrown in for you ha.

          19. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Got to have Gascoigne on the Lazio shirt.

          20. il Brutto
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I'd go with:

            Del Piero
            Van Basten
            Ronaldo
            Totti
            Nesta
            Buffon
            Batistuta

          21. Mr Frost
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I agree on wanting a Parma Shirt!

            1. Mr Frost
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I would probably have Crespo on it.

        7. SMOOTH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A. TAA and burke - 4 4 2
          B. barnes and KWP - 3 5 2

        8. Totti
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          why all of a sudden people want to sell podence?

          what happened to him

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            We'll know later to tonight. For now, rumours he's out.

          2. St. Stephen XI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Rumor has it that he died in a bizarre gardening accident.

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              U r sick

              1. Leonard hatred
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                calm down mate, you'll give yourself high blood pressure beinglike that

              2. St. Stephen XI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Don't blame me if you don't catch a reference to the single greatest movie ever made.

            2. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              this kind of joke isn't good

              1. St. Stephen XI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I disagree. It's hilarious.
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZrqC5LL_oo

            3. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              careful. Snowflake's gunna get ya

          3. Leonard hatred
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            apparently he ran himself over with his own ride-on lawnmower.

            KDB was the only witness.

            1. St. Stephen XI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              The authorities said it was something best left unsolved.

            2. MikeBravo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              This

        9. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Score that Ayling ffs

        10. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ayling misses sitter ffs

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Sitter?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Well, easy chance yeah

              1. CC22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                He was about 20 yards out, what are you on about?!

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Commentary on here is absolutely bonkers most of the time honestly

              2. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                The shot from outside the box?

          2. St. Stephen XI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            You know who never passed up a sitter? Adam Johnson.

            1. MikeBravo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I don't lol, but...LOL

        11. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Dallas looking great

          1. CC22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah. He often operates as a centre mid when we play against a two up top formation as Bielsa opts for a back 3.

        12. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Forgot to activate my WC last night!!’ Lost so much value...

        13. davies
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          If on wildcard, is there anyone you would consider a must have?

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            You mean this weeks template?
            Hard to go past Ings Jimmy DCL
            Lamptey, maybe Foden
            Some say pen merchant Bruno

          2. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            This is probably the shell

            Martinez ____
            ____ Saiss ____ Lampty ____
            Salah KdB Son ____ ____
            Jimmy DCL ____

          3. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Sir Daniel James Ings IV

          4. Bartowski
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I'd be looking at Maupay or Trossard

        14. _sidney_will
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Henderson (confirmed out) and potentially Allison + Thiago missing the game vs Arsenal tomorrow

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Damn, auba gonna bag

          2. Totti
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            why?

            1. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              klopp said yes henderson is out
              but what about alisson and alcantara?

              1. St. Stephen XI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/thiago-alcantara-liverpool-arsenal-alisson-22749631

                It's amazing what you can find if you do a Google search and spend a little less time not getting movie references.

              2. _sidney_will
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Paul Joyce of The Times, very reliable for Liverpool news

          3. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Where’s the source for missing players?

        15. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Zaha or Barnes on WC?

        16. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ramsdale Steer
          TAA KWP Mitchell TaylorJustin
          Salah Sterling Son Romeu Bisso
          Vardy Werner Davis

          2ft, 0.5 itb

          What to do? What to do?

        17. b91jh
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Wow Dallas at midfield today.

          1. Leonard hatred
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            he started as a mid, only moved to wingback fairly recently.

          2. CC22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            When we play against a team playing a two up top formation Bielsa always opts for a back 3, and as a result Dallas generally slots into midfield.

        18. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Leeds def owners the real winners... Cs guaranteed against this dross

        19. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Took that Werner drop last night. Couldn't risk it with 7 players left to play and possible injuries/suspensions.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Same. i think it's important to roll 2FT going into thee Inty Break and TDD.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Issue is if he what price will he be before the the next gw or after? We will be talking of 9.2/3.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                By GW5 Puli and Ziyech will be firing. I still think he'll come good.

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I am not a patient fpl player, I think I will take him off for Ingsyy, who has a nice fixture next. Dont like to wait for a player/team to start firing after a luckluster perfomance yesterday.

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah, it can be a long wait while we miss out on players like Ings who has been world-class since the start of last season.

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yup. I was reluctant to remove Ings on WC, but Chelsea hype was too much to resist. Learned the lesson again though, dont take out players who are doing well and have nice fixtures next, even for popular/hyped players.

            2. Rolls-Royce
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I might still do Wener -> Ings later in the week. Think Werner is going to take a lot of time to gel.

            3. MikeBravo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              This

              1. MikeBravo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                'This' to Andy Social's comment about keeping your transfers until after the international break.

        20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          allison a doubt

          should have kept auba 🙁

        21. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Leeds are playing a back 3 to counter Sheffield's two strikers. This is why I keep saying Leeds have no set formation, they just use the 'opposing formation' to their opponents. Bielsa explains it all in his lecture. Good luck to Neale in the team news section.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Mind you it's the same 11 players regardless, they all just shift position so it doesn't really matter.

            1. CC22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah, at times last season Harrison just opted as our entire left side, we’d sometimes have Ayling, Dallas and Costa/Hernandez operating as a RB, RWB & RW whilst Harrison covered all three on the opposite wing.

              Throughout the season Dallas will often play OOP either on wings or centrally through the middle depending on the formation we face.

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Fascinating to watch.

                In his lecture he was priding flexibility above all else. Players being able to operate in multiple positions was vital to him, along with speed and hard work.

                1. CC22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah, there’s a few who are fairly rigid, but a lot of the team are positionally very flexible. It’s a running joke that Dallas in particular can play almost anywhere! Phillips often drops into play CB too and we play inverted full backs with Ayling & Dallas overloading the middle. Also last season when we loaned Nketiah he initially wasn’t too bothered about getting a back up on the basis he felt Roberts/Harrison could cover Bamford there if needed.

                2. Das Boot
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  The old total football idea

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Excellent. Maybe I should've taken Dallas over Ayling.

                1. CC22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I wouldn’t worry too much. I spent all pre-season deciding between Harrison & Klich and Dallas & Ayling. I opted for Harrison & Ayling, and whilst it’s not worked out totally yet, all four will prove good value throughout the season. Although Harrison to Klich for the penalties is tempting me!

                  The defence should tighten up once Koch & Cooper develop a partnership and Koch learns our style of play, and similarly Ayling & Dallas will both get forward...a lot. Plus, we’ve now got Llorente too who may replace Koch depending on form.

          2. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            sounds like good management to me

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Capello contested Bielsa's strategy by saying that you lose the benefit of having specialists. He says the benefit of specialists outweighs the tactical benefit of flexibility.

              Also Bielsa likes to match man for man in central midfield so he can apply an immediate press, but against better opposition going man for man will probably go against you. As we saw against Liverpool...

              There are many management views out there.

              1. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                got to be better than the lampard strategy of sticking square pegs in round holes and hoping they gel on the pitch

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Imagine Bielsa managing Chelsea. He pretty much redefines the concept of pegs and holes.

          3. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Mourinho worries about the opposition too much, but at least Leeds are an attacking team.

        22. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          The samurai haircut seems very popular in Leeds.

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            its called a chonmage

          2. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Some barbers need to be sent up there as a humanitarian mission

        23. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Podence out rumours true? Gw ruined in that case. Have lewis and justin(if lewis is out too) next on bench

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Why ruined? He is a punt at best imo.

        24. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          My first 11 next week has:

          3 players against Leeds
          2 players against Fulham
          2 players against Villa
          1 player against WBA
          1 player against Palace
          1 player against Brighton

          Should be a decent week. Or wait, I had 2 against WBA yesterday and we all know how that went.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah, we still knew though that Chelsea havent started firing, and still took the small risk as it was against Westbrom.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              The only reason was WBA

              1. ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                The other reason was it was Chelsea, who are a top 4 team.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Not playing as a top 4 team though. They need Pulisic

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    They have Havertz, Werner, Kante etc, I dont like teams who rely on 1 player to perform when they got many top players around.

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Takes time to integrate

          2. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            20 points confirmed.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              The way things are going, definitely

          3. Totti
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            who know 🙂

            might end a disastrous week as usual 🙂

            really i got frustrated from this game

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              It has been frustrating for sure.

        25. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Sheff Utd need to pull their hands out of their pockets and sign Brewster.

          Would be a top signing for them, and would make my WCed team look miles better! (the latter reason being the most important)

          1. Bartowski
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Going to Palace apparently.

          2. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Teams lime Sheffield and Burnley always take a few games before starting playing much better. With Brewster, I think he will be decent there. My concern is we would probably still need to go 3 big on forwards this season, with all the option we have.

        26. The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It’s funny how my team is reverting back to the template from a lot of last season. Fernandes, Salah, KDB, TAA, Jimenez, DCL etc. Feels comfortable. Lesson for next season - don’t go with unproven players. There is 1 to 2 GWs upside max in the very unlikely scenario that they hit the ground running. Go with the tried and trusted, and adjust from there to new season trends.

          Adjustments I’ve made are bringing in KWP, Lamptey, Rodriguez

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yep, I'm not making the same mistake as I did with Werner this year.

            Any new signing, no matter how promising, is getting scouted thoroughly before I bring them in

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I think there's something in that. I think we're back to a 3-4-3 but with cheaper defenders, but some alternative emphasis on whether to go big up top of concentrate on midfield.

          3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            You forgot Kane

        27. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Harrison is playing LWB .....
          FFS ..

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Welcome to Bielsa-ball 😆

        28. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Alisson and Thiago probably out for tomorrow game vs Arsenal.