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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Ayling could have goal and 2 assist so far ffs

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

      Will settle for the cleanie but yeah

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

        and 3 baps, as it stands

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Same.

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

      You've been very unfortunate. RWB in this system.

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Have both him and Dallas, Dallas even better chances...

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

    A) Son and Maupay a better combo than B) Ings and someone like Mount?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

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

      Thinking of shifting both Martial and Willian depending on games today and tomorrow.

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

      Yes

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

    Rodriguez/Brewster to Podence/Maupay worth -4?

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

      Wait on Podence injury news and Brewster transfer news

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

        Good advice

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

      Were you starting Brewster?

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

        No, so would be benching headache between Foden and Podence, might as well get A 4.5 mid and save 1.1 mill

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

          Glad you see it 🙂

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

            Thanks

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

      Meh. Not great.

      Why are you losing your 4.5 bench fodder + JRod for two players you'll want to play every week?

      Surely you're gunna end up with benching headaches?

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

        You’re right

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

    Ayling has a man bun, gonna have to sell him now.

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

      Racist!

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

        All man buns are offensive to humanity, regardless of race!

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

          Will take my man bun and F myself then!

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

      This!

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      You'll have to steer clear of a few Leeds players!

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

    Can’t see Sheffield scoring here

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

      If you can't see the future dont worry I can't either.

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

    I'm currently on 17 points for Meslier and Ayling. It'll never last!

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

      Never say never!

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    CS for lucky Lundstram ownerd

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

      Massive 2 points

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

      one point 😉

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

    I hate you Ramsdale

  9. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lundy CS banked

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

    How did Dallas not score that?!

  11. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Goal Machine broke from overheating after the Ings goal...no more goals until it's fixed.

  12. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Egan will be back for Arsenal right?

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes, you can bench him for Arsenal

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Need him to play, my other option is to play Mitchell(che).

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Ayling new Doherty?

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

    On WC:

    A) Maupay & Robertson (double up with TAA)
    B) Ings & 5.0/4.5 def

    I think I'm leaning towards A, despite Ings being so clinical

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

    Dallas is everywhere

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

      Who is your captain this game week?

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

        Salah

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

    These Leeds players do know how to draw a foul. Helps them a lot.

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

      Again

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

    Please score Sheffield

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

      And Leeds.

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

      Stop raining on our parade

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

    New young winger... Poveda on for Leeds from Man City academy.

  19. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Almost a Rodrigo goal, Dallas assist

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

      Not even close

  20. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    So difficult to sit through a match which has potential high scorers and you have none of them!

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

      1-0 Spurs

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

        lol. You have no Spurs cover I guess

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

          Same every season mate, always a tight game

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

            Seriously hope it is. Double Chelsea and no Everton has already spoilt half of my weekend

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

        Hope its low scoring. Went Son and Kane-less to enable triple City!

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

      I'm happy to sit through a game with no skin so I can draw breath!

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

        Exactly the opposite for me! Yesterday's Everton game and now this one! That's the price you pay if you go heavy on one team I guess.

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

      I wouldn't worry too much.

      Newcastle won't defend like Southampton and last time I checked Maureen was still Spurs manager. So, it won't be a bloodbath (I think)

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

        Fingers crossed!

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

    Are Sheffield United going to be a genuine fpl option this year?

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

      Hmm Doubt it. They looked good at the end of the season too. Could go horribly wrong for them with the new few fixtures they have.

  22. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    come on Burke!!!

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

      Giggity.

  23. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    how is Ampadu doing?

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

      Just went down from a ball to the head.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        time wasting tactics?

    2. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Survived from the shot

  24. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Ampadoomed?

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

    Is that a drop ball restart in the Sheffield Utd penalty area?

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

    Leeds were in a terrific position then as the ref stopped the game. Ampadu got hit in the head with the ball, it happens, why stop the game? New rule?

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

      'hit in the HEAD'

      the key word is head. Head injury (even if caused by a ball), means immediate stoppage

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

      Indeed, what happened on the restart... Looked away!

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

      Teabaggng not allowed in EPL,

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

    Really hoping Son can do to Newcastle what he did to Soton last week

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I'm hoping the exact opposite as a non owner so will settle for something in between 🙂

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

        Will happily come half way 🙂

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

      Even as an optimistic Son owner...

      No chance he's gunna come up against such defending again, probably all season.

      In fact, somebody was joking earlier in the week that Newcastle attackers will probably be positioned where the Saints defenders were in this game today.

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

        I'll take a goal or two... I think that could be realistic

  28. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    someone please score, hate the game with 10 CS out there ffs

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

    Anyone else do worse so far on their WC?

    Bruno, Ayling, Adams, McCarthy out

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

      Ayling, Ings, Bertrand and Ramsdale 🙁

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

      Alying is going to concede soon

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

        Against this Sheffield attack...I doubt it sadly

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

      bruno dallas adams walker peters and ramsdale here

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

        Ouch

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Adams, Ayling, McCarthy, Bruno out

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

    Billly Sharpe to score!