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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who will be O'Connells replacement? Ampadu or Robinson?

  2. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I'm so engrossed by this match I forgot to have lunch...

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yorkshire Derby, two interesting managers and a fixture that hasn't been played at this level since 93-94

  3. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Leeds playing some good stuff, they’re a decent team

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Don’t think Rodrigo can displace Bamford from starting Xi any time soon

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Agree

  5. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ramsdale possibly getting me points is not what I expected this week

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      20 minutes to go. Leeds are looking dangerous, i think they’ll score

  6. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How is Ayling playing?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Should've had a goal and an assist. Keep for sure.

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Very well

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Very good, him and Dallas

  7. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How template is your team? 49% here, 48% last week lol

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      58%

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      65

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        thats high!

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      running at a solid 65% over here

    4. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      How i can check that

    5. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      33%

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Same, hope you're doing better than me!!

    6. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      45%

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      38%

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Burke 90 mins again?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just subbed

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hes off according to sofa scores

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Burke has just gone off.

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No, off 70+.

  9. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ian Poveda's youth career included spells at Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City. But rubbish.

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      So selfish

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Strong pedigree... How is that rubbish?

  10. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    John Burke and John McGoldrick off for John Sharp and John McBurnie

  11. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Has to be some kind of record broken here for block shots?

  12. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Off topic but if you have not watched the social dilemma on Netflix you should.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Didn't find as "shocking" as people did online tbh. Basically knew most of what they talked about.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah, I enjoyed it.

      But the dramatization parts were a little poorly acted and/or strange at times.

      But other than that, it was an engrossing watch

    3. SomewhatPleasing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tristan Harris has just been on Sam Harris pod. That's excellent too.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Love Sam Harris!

  13. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ayling on 8 points after I took him out, classic!

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      9

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        After dispossessions ?

        Says he has 23 on my app

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    3 CS in a row.

    Southampton last night and now Leeds and Sheffield United.

    Pity I don't own any of them.

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Poor jinxing attempt

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pity the fool

  15. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    This Poveda guy is ruining all the counter attacks for Leeds

  16. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Both offences are atrocious

  17. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    One of the better 0-0’s this one! Great game

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Has been yes

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Still the game on

  18. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Poveda is selfish and awful.

  19. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Would love a rodrigo goal.

  20. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    These Leeds players are quick to go down

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Managed by an Argentinian - what do you expect 😉

  21. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Would love a leeds goal here

  22. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Nothing for Leeds’ attacking assets today, seems like SHU finds their defensive form back?

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nah they almost conceded several times Ramsdale is doing good job just

  23. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Phew , hold Leeds lol

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    SHU so close to scoring

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Needs some Brewster 🙂

  25. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How did that stay out

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Finally sheffield gets a cs. Get in Egan, patience rewarded..

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      😀

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Clean sheet because of no Egan

  27. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Berge is strong on the ball

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Viking

  28. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    This Poveda guy is dreadful

  29. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Good to see bamford taking all his casual owners down with him

    1. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Aye. Bang on. Gave me a casual 28 points last week

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        ^ angry owner

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      And he scores

  30. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who would you get in on a WC, Ayling or Dallas? Both have looked pretty good down the wings hard to split the difference.

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ayling

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Toss a coin