Fantasy Premier League 'insider' agrees to hide identities of club staff who leak team news after Jack Grealish uproar

FANTASY Premier League 'insider' has agreed to hide the identities of backroom staff at all 20 Premier League clubs after the Jack Grealish saga.

The Norway based Twitter account tracks the Fantasy teams of Prem players and staff and revealed Aston Villa employees had removed Grealish from their sides before he missed their game against Leicester injured.

Several Villa players and their club physio took Grealish out their teams ahead of the February 21 game which is said to have tipped Foxes staff off despite the midfielder's injury not being public knowledge.

The Twitter account @insider_fpl has been publishing the names of the players and staff who have made the Fantasy changes.

But the user has now confirmed that will stop for non-playing members of club staff because of privacy concerns.

The account tweeted on March 1: "Starting next deadline we will anonymize staff. (privacy concerns).

"Name and role will be substituted by a tier-system. (1-3) The staff are not public figures.

"Players unaffected."

The account has previously featured teams of a club doctor, a kit man and a club chef.

It is not against any rules for team staff or players to play the game but there are fears clubs could request their staff cease to play.


Villa manager Dean Smith was said to be furious at how the news was leaked at the time.

Last week Liverpool's Diogo Jota transferred Adrian into his team ahead of the Reds' win at Sheffield United.

And the Spaniard started and kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 win. 

The account only joined Twitter in February and has already amassed more than 52,000 followers.

It has revealed more than 100 transfers by Prem players and club staff.

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