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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. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Wilson to DCL for a hit if he doesn't look good and blanks again?

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Or Maupay?

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Even for a hit it's probably worth it.

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Considering it. Just wish I had done it last night before the price changes...(i habe benched wilson today anyway)

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If only..

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Granville benched, Mark owners get jammy again

  2. ivantys
      2 months, 2 days ago

      First goaless game of the season?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Will take that.

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        1-1

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          This

      3. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Zero chance,more like 1-1

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

          Are you from the future?

      4. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        It is a Yorkshire derby.

        Albeit fanless...

    • DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      From 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. I will be mostly hiding behind my sofa.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Kane?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          And son. No spurs cover at all.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Have Son. But can ease your worries - big hauls one week are seldom followed up the next week

    • pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Disillusioned

      He's not sitting on a bucket. He's sitting on a cushion on a bucket.

    • Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kane owners unite

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Son*

      2. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Here.

    • GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      ASM owners unite

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Dropped Ramsdale on my wildcard. Of course he has his best game now!

      1. ivantys
          2 months, 2 days ago

          He's on bonus

        • Totti
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          me too
          and also dallas
          and yesterday walker peters 🙂

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        If I get drunk tonight I might do Martial, Werner and Mitrovic to Ings, Jimmy and DCL...

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          For a -8

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

            Not the worst choice I guess. May aswel keep them, you missed the boat on the price changes and if they somehow find some form we'll all be scrambling to get them back in

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I wouldn’t, optimum front 3 will change next gameweek

        3. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          When you get drunk*

      3. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cmon Bamford,10 more minutes for 2 points

      4. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        The meekest team I've seen in a while in WBA will get a clean sheet next gameweek at this rate

      5. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Kane and Son both start!!

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          How is that news

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Never take anything for granted bro

        2. Pratik
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          surely that has to be the least surprising thing ...

        3. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          OMG

        4. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Stop the press !

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            With this fixture congestion guys you never know!

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Can you make Podence start ?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I’ll try

        5. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Meanwhile while grass continues to grow.

      6. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        How does SHU possibly score a goal with a frontline of McGoldrick and Burke? I’d say Leeds CS is locked in.

      7. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Congrats Leeds & Sheff Utd defender owners on your clean sheets - worth persevering with 🙂

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Snap haha

      8. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Congrats Leeds and SHU defensive owners on a great clean sheet!

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Burke playing well?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah best 4.5 mid by a mile

      9. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What to sepnd my 1.2mil on?

        ..............Martinez
        .....TAA - Saiss - Justin
        KDB - Mo - Son - Foden - Podence
        ..........DCL - Jimi
        bench: Lamptey - Mitchell - Brewster
        1.2 ITB

        Can't really see any obvious moves here to be honest. Save the tranny perhaps?

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Save it, unless Podence is actually injured and out for a while.

      10. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Ramsdale channelling his inner Dean Henderson.

      11. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        100% Ramsdale clean sheet incoming

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

        Lundy Yc

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Suffer casuals!

      13. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Ramsdale actually doing quite well today.

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

          Yeah, surprisingly

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

          Turning out to be a right good 'un.
          Terrific 0-0 game, this.

      14. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Top 10k EO of Son 100% and Kane 77% - eek!

        1. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Top 10k TC, BB and FH chips left: 0%

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          disillusioned by the Southampton game

        3. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Dam I'm gonna need a bigger sofa

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

            lol. Can I join you for the City game?

            1. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Spot reserved lol

        4. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Or rather they are top 10k because they had Kane and Son

        5. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Too early to be worrying about top 10k ownership

      15. RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        any mods lurking? been trying to get help for days now

      16. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        There's my save point 🙂

      17. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Burke train about to be derailed

      18. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Any Leeds fans here, wondering why they haven't scored. Did they score alot in the championship.

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

          Some top saves keeping them out tbf

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

          They scored a lot in the PL this season too.

          Grinding out low scoring local derbys is not unusual.

        3. CC22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          We did, but we were actually far less clinical than we have been this season. We created numerous chances but were often wasteful to be honest, plus against a higher standard of opposition we’ll naturally create less. The first two games were a bit of an anomaly in truth. We’ll be attacking, but don’t expect an average of 3.5 goals a game!

        4. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Cheers gents

      19. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        FPL Flops XI so far this season...

        Fabiansnki
        AWB Egan TAA
        Soucek Havertz ASM Auba
        Martial Werner Adams

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          TAA hasn't flopped

          1 , 7

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Not good enough for the most owned player in fpl. But ok maybe he's not been a complete flop

          2. RoysCallerAnne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Semi-flop.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          TAA has done ok hasn't he?

          Clean sheet, come close with a free kick and almost got a few assists in his TWO GAMES so far....

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Ayling can take his spot when Sheffield score today 🙂

      20. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Off the line

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

          From who

      21. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hold Leeds , nice to get a brief glimpse at the cleanie points

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Not happening is it

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

            Aye slim chance

      22. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        i'm not watching the match

        any hope any team will score today ?

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

          Yes

        2. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I'm confident a team will score today

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

            hahahah
            i'm talking about shiffield and leeds 🙂
            not all the matches today

      23. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bonus post 60 mins

        Ramsdale (29)
        Ayling (26)
        Meslier (26)
        Stevens (25)
        Koch (25)

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

          now ayling 30