Fantasy football-playing Blades fans might want to have a strong look at including George Baldock in their squads for this weekend.

The Sheffield United wing-back was one of the top point scorers last weekend. His goal and assist at Norwich moved him behind only John Lundstram as the top Blades point scorer this season.

George Baldock Fantasy Football

George Baldock has been a big hit with fantasy football players this season. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Furthermore, with Baldock set for a home fixture this weekend against Aston Villa, the official website for the game has featured the Blades speedster as one to watch ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

Villa enter the game having conceded 28 Premier League goals this term. United, meanwhile, have only let in 16, giving them the third-best defensive record in the top flight.

Why else is George Baldock being singled out ahead of this weekend?

There are some pretty impressive stats listed when it comes to George Baldock. Those stats, coupled with how well United are doing in general, mean he is someone who plenty of fantasy players might well consider.

According to the report from premierleague.com, Baldock has the most successful crossing attempts out of anyone in the entire Premier League. This is quite the stat for the Blades man. Especially so, given that last season, some fans called on him to work on his final ball.

George Baldock Fantasy Football

George Baldock has been racking up the points in fantasy football this season. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Three assists have come directly off Baldock’s crosses this season. Oli McBurnie converted a header against Leicester, while Lys Mousset and Enda Stevens have benefitted in recent weeks.

Aside from their four Premier League losses this term, Sheffield United do actually have a strong home defensive record. Indeed, the report says that the Blades have conceded just 43 shots in the box and 75 overall this season. That particular stat sees them rank fourth out of all PL teams.

George Baldock has been nothing short of superb for the Blades this term. Expect another excellent performance when Aston Villa roll into S2 this weekend.

 

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