WHAT a difference Michail Antonio has made to Sheffield Wednesday.
The winger, on loan from Reading, has struck three times in his last two outings and repeatedly troubled Bournemouth’s backline on Saturday, especially in the first half.
Antonio, who made his Owls debut in the Steel City derby, created the opener before firing in a superb individual goal to seal the points at Hillsborough. He has filled the gap vacated by the injured Jermaine Johnson, providing the automatic promotion contenders with real width and pace on the flanks.
I’ve selected James Coppinger on the opposite wing in my 4-4-2 formation. The long-serving Doncaster Rovers midfielder was in the right place at the right time to score from close range and help Dean Saunders side claim a well-earned draw at West Ham.
Yet again Lee Williamson stood out in midfield for Sheffield United, who recorded an impressive 2-0 victory at Brentford.
He gets the nod in the middle of the park and is paired with Jose Semedo.
Following his two-goal salvo at Griffin Park, Ched Evans spearheads the attack. The Welsh international has been a model of consistency since September, scoring 25 times in 34 appearances. He is partnered by El Hadji Diouf, who caused the Hammers all sorts of problems and almost grabbed a late winner for Rovers.
I’ve chosen Johnny Mullins and Neal Trotman as the centre-halves. In the full-back positions, Pascal Chimbonda is on the right and Blades player Marcus Williams on the left. Luke Steele made a string of fine stops to frustrate Southampton and was unfortunate to finish on the losing side.
Luke Steele (Reds)
P’cal Chimbonda (Rovers)
Johnny Mullins (Millers)
Neal Trotman (Spireites)
Marcus Williams (Blades)
Michail Antonio (Owls)
Lee Williamson (Blades)
Jose Semedo (Owls)
James Coppinger (Rovers)
Ched Evans (Blades)
El Hadji Diouf (Rovers)