Dugout Discussion

Lundstram starts as Zaha returns to the Palace line-up

Premier League football returns to Bramall Lane on Sunday as Sheffield United take on Crystal Palace. Kick-off is at 14:00 BST.

Both clubs drew in Gameweek 1, with the Blades snatching a late equaliser against Bournemouth and Roy Hodgson’s side being held by ten-man Everton at Selhurst Park.

Chris Wilder has named an unchanged starting XI from the team that drew 1-1 at the Vitality Stadium, so last week’s goalscorer Billy Sharp (£6.0m) is only among the substitutes.

That also means budget FPL defender John Lundstram (£4.0m) again starts ‘out of position’ in central midfield.

The Blades will line up in a 3-5-2 shape, with David McGoldrick and FPL midfielder Callum Robinson (both £5.5m) leading the line for the hosts.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) makes his first start of 2019/20 for the Eagles, joining Christian Benteke (£6.0m) up front.

Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) is the man to make way.

That is the only alteration that Roy Hodgson has made from Gameweek 1, although Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) has recovered from injury to take his place among the substitutes.

Budget FPL defender Martin Kelly (£4.0m) gets his second start of the campaign at centre-half.

Palace were much better on the road than at Selhurst Park last season and indeed had the sixth-best away record in the top flight.

Only three Premier League clubs scored more goals than the Eagles on their travels (32) in 2018/19.

Fifteen of Sheffield United’s 21 clean sheets last season came in a remarkable second half of the campaign in which they conceded only 14 goals in 23 matches.

The Blades recorded a shut-out in 12 of their 23 home fixtures.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson, Baldock, O’Connell, Egan, Basham, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood, Stevens, Robinson, McGoldrick.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Dann, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend, Meyer, Benteke, Zaha.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    Pieters worth getting on a WC?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 11 days ago

      soyboy better option imo

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Was at fault for the 1st Arsenal goal. Taylor lurking. Avoid.

  2. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 11 days ago

    pulisic bandwagon if he does well today imo

    1. Bolivian Seaman
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      he's going to be an interesting one this year

    2. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      He's the player I'll be considering from Chelsea MF. Looked brightest against Liverpool - creating, shooting, getting into best positions.

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      hope he doesnt get a goal today-might got him for pulisic next week

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Monitoring his performance today and may bring in for Chelsea fixtures

  3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    I have TAA and VVD and I need 1,2m, what is the best option?
    A. Keep them
    B. Replace TAA with AWB/Emerson (max 5.8m def), will buy Robbo/TAA again after Alisson recover.

    Cheers.

  4. drilsby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    A: Wilson + Ake --> Jimenez + AWB
    B: Wilson + Robbo --> Rashford + AWB
    C: something else entirely

    1. drilsby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      got Jota

  5. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 11 days ago

    Every time I dropped a better player for someone because of fixtures last season it didn't work out, I told myself I'd stop doing it and it goes the other way at the first time of asking this year.

  6. Zlatanzo
      5 months, 11 days ago

      VVD, Perez, Wilson --> AWB, KDB, Pukki for a -4 worth it?

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Yes, I'm short 0.2m of doing that so must replace TAA.

    • Trophé Mourinho
        5 months, 11 days ago

        53 with Vardy to go, Trossard Moura & Lunds all came through 🙂

        1. Trossard or not Trossard
            5 months, 11 days ago

            All worked out for us Trossard patient owners this week. 49 over here with Vardy to go. Come on Vardy!

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                5 months, 11 days ago

                all i was hoping for today was to get over 50 and expected to get those points from Vardy so I reached my target already, anything extra from Vardy is epic

          • timmyotool
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Thoughts on midfield of:
            Salah - KDB - Son - Perez - Dendoncker
            or
            Salah - KDB - Son - Ceballos - C.Robinson

          • Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Should I wildcard this team?

            DDG Button
            VVD Zinchenko Lundstram Rico KWP
            Salah Sterling Martial Hayden Dendoncker
            Aubameyang King Deeney

            Need Kane & Pukki ASAP! Need to get rid of Deeney! Rico not a starter anymore! High rotation risk for Zinchenko & KWP! Hayden & Dendoncker are just 2 points players!

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 11 days ago

              You've got the easiest path to Kane possible.

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                What about my defenders situation?

            2. timmyotool
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Who would you get in for Hayden and Dend who aren't 2 point players.
              Kane and Auba are on a par for me.

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Have a look at my WC team below in the replies!

            3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Dont wc

            4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              What's your WC team?

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Adrian Button
                AWB Digne Pieters Lundstram Kelly
                Salah Sterling Martial Pulisic Ceballos
                Kane Pukki Wickham

          • Trossard or not Trossard
              5 months, 11 days ago

              I love people posting their WC teams during GW2 already with Man U, Leicester, Chelsea and Wolves still to play. Love. It.
              Genuinely hope it works out for those who do but I'm happy to hold my WC for later.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                At least they can change them. It's the people who were making transfers before the Arsenal game was over who got me.

                1. Trossard or not Trossard
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Yeah, that was def. odd!

              2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                When Rudiger is fit again, who is he more likely to replace:

                A) Zouma
                B) Christensen

                Who do you reckon will be Spurs' first choice RB this season? (Every fullback from Spurs is prone to rotation I know)

                1) KWP
                2) Foyth
                3) Aurier

                And last but not least, what exactly happened to Digne yesterday? Is he okay?

              3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                TAA -> AWB (still have VVD)
                Perez -> KDB
                Wilson -> Pukki

                For -4, yes or no?
                Ta.

                1. ManofKent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  See how Perez plays today first 🙂
                  Could be a decent move though.

              4. Rinseboy
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Anyone else not going with any spurs this week?
                I have Moura but considering dropping for KDB. Seems to be loads of players battling it out for a midfield slot and also not sure Kane is as good value as Mane KDB Martial etc.
                Thoughts appreciated!

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Me. They'll destroy Newcastle but I'm not wrecking my squad for one game.

                2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  I have one-and-a-half. 😀

              5. jamesjoseph2770
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Anybody here who benched Lundstram like me?? Really sad..

                1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Why is it sad? We are going to make 0.1?

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Everyone who owns him in my MiniLeague. Whew!

                  Over 66% of owners apparently

                  1. jamesjoseph2770
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    66% owners benched him??

                3. Balls of Steel
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Sobbing inconsolably into my pillow as we speak 🙁

                  1. jamesjoseph2770
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    U also benched him??

                    1. Balls of Steel
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      I sure did

                      1. jamesjoseph2770
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Well. 69.6% of us did.. Hard luck..

                        1. Balls of Steel
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          We'll have the luck too at some point during the season

              6. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Right. I have three up tomorrow, and 14 points first on the bench.

                I shall have to get my trusty Lee Enfield out, and go to the Wolves match! 😆

                1. Chenku╰☆╮
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  wrong.. you have two left tomorrow.. both will play.

                  1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    You're right - Pérez plays now. Ah well ... 😀

                    1. Chenku╰☆╮
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      😀

              7. Chenku╰☆╮
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Is Alonso coming on?

              8. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Was Leicester’s away shirt this last season hmmmm

              9. Crisnel Ronessi
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  '69' points on a wildcard. Think it was a good week.

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    It is but a wc isn’t for one week

                • dark91
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Someone will come out injured of this game. Too physical

                • Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Redemption

                • NULL-X-VOID
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Benched Lund.
                  Umm I guess I'll just dig myself a grave.

                • Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Put Lund out there over WP
                  AWB is only a poor mans Lund 🙂

                  1. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Can't be too happy for a mini league rival on Pukki C !!!!

                  2. Devo-McDuff
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    I did exactly the same. Best 4 mil I ever spent.

                • The Gambler.
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  In Sky Fantasy can I wait for the line ups tomorrow then bring in a man Utd player and get his points for the Wolves match?

                • Aubamazette
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Fraser due to go down, I want to WC but want to wait after Man U game before I pull the trigger. If I transfer him out now with a FT can I then go on to use my WC after without loosing the value?