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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
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    guys thoughts on these

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

    1. ivantys
      29 days, 13 hours 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
        29 days, 13 hours 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
          29 days, 12 hours 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.

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Rönkä has kdb C, wildcarded this week.

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        Gotta a link to his team?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 13 hours ago

          ID 617620

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 13 hours ago

            Nice one

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      This should be a weekly article

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 13 hours ago

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

    3. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Think Mark was going Werner

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      For the Elite64 it's:

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

    5. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Virg 😆

  3. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

      No smoke without fire. He's toast.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 13 hours 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
        29 days, 13 hours 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
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        Stoicism and fpl go hand in hand!

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 13 hours 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...

  4. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    KDB is gonna blank isn’t he

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      No

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

      He's more reliable than your grav

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        😐 I know

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

          😐

    3. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Of course. I captained him

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      KDB out following concussion protocol - new rumour circulating.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        It was all over FFS a few days ago..

        1. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Hopefully goes off or better still, doesn't start

  5. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours 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.

  6. Better Call Raul
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Martial - time to get rid ?

    1. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      For FPL players, or United in general?

    2. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes. Far better options

  7. Four Hit Wonder
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 13 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 12 hours 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
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    2. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    5. Gleys11
      29 days, 12 hours 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.

    6. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Cheers everyone.

  8. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 13 hours 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
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Del piero/Davids
      Maldini
      Totti

      1. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        Not sure these are 90s, my bad

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    2. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Fiorentina Batistuta

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        100% on the Nintendo sponsored kit

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 13 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Signori for the Lazio shirt perhaps

    4. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Batistuta for sure as well

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 12 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Can only see one spelling mistake

    6. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Baggio X3 nice

    7. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Ronaldo for Inter

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        The greatest

    8. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      No Napoli? Zola there

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Good shout

      2. Duderino
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Napoli? Maradona, Careca?

        1. Darlo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

          Careca is a great shout, brought back some memories.

    9. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Love those Parma blue and yellow hoops.

    10. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Del Piero
      Cafu
      Zanetti
      Totti
      Nesta
      Thuram
      Gabigol

    12. Duderino
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Baggio
      Maldini
      Ronaldo
      Totti
      That fascist guy
      Thomas Brolin
      Batustuta

    13. Darlo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    14. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      ^

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Sampdoria - who is that?

    15. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Baggio
      Maldini
      Altobelli
      Totti
      Casiraghi
      Cannavaro
      Batistuta

    16. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Batistuta. Fiorentina

      Brolin. Parma

    17. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Gazza. Lazio

    18. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Got to have Gascoigne on the Lazio shirt.

    20. il Brutto
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      I'd go with:

      Del Piero
      Van Basten
      Ronaldo
      Totti
      Nesta
      Buffon
      Batistuta

    21. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      I agree on wanting a Parma Shirt!

      1. Mr Frost
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        I would probably have Crespo on it.

  9. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

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

  10. Totti
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    why all of a sudden people want to sell podence?

    what happened to him

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    2. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        U r sick

        1. Leonard hatred
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

        2. St. Stephen XI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      2. Totti
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        this kind of joke isn't good

        1. St. Stephen XI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      3. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        careful. Snowflake's gunna get ya

    3. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        The authorities said it was something best left unsolved.

      2. MikeBravo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        This

  11. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Score that Ayling ffs

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Ayling misses sitter ffs

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Sitter?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Well, easy chance yeah

        1. CC22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 12 hours ago

            Commentary on here is absolutely bonkers most of the time honestly

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

          The shot from outside the box?

    2. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. MikeBravo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        I don't lol, but...LOL

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Dallas looking great

    1. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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.

  14. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

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

  15. davies
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      This is probably the shell

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

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Sir Daniel James Ings IV

    4. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      I'd be looking at Maupay or Trossard

  16. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Damn, auba gonna bag

    2. Totti
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      why?

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

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

        1. St. Stephen XI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 12 hours 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
          29 days, 12 hours ago

          Paul Joyce of The Times, very reliable for Liverpool news

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Where’s the source for missing players?

  17. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Zaha or Barnes on WC?

  18. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 12 hours 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?

  19. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Wow Dallas at midfield today.

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    2. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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.

  20. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

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

  21. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 12 hours 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
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 12 hours 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
              29 days, 12 hours 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
                29 days, 12 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        This

        1. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    allison a doubt

    should have kept auba 🙁

  23. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours 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
          29 days, 12 hours 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
            29 days, 12 hours 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
            29 days, 12 hours ago

            The old total football idea

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. CC22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      sounds like good management to me

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 12 hours 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
          29 days, 12 hours 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
            29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

  24. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    The samurai haircut seems very popular in Leeds.

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      its called a chonmage

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

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

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Why ruined? He is a punt at best imo.

  26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        The only reason was WBA

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 12 hours ago

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

            1. ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 12 hours 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
                29 days, 12 hours ago

                Takes time to integrate

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      20 points confirmed.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        The way things are going, definitely

    3. Totti
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        It has been frustrating for sure.

  27. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Going to Palace apparently.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 12 hours 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.

  28. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours 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
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      You forgot Kane

  29. Amey
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

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

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Welcome to Bielsa-ball 😆

  30. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Alisson and Thiago probably out for tomorrow game vs Arsenal.