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. Istanbul 05
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    This game is going to finish 0-0 isn't it, I really hope it doesn't but it looks like it

    Crystal Palace look so poor & United have no quality up front

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Hopefully. I bet on it 😉

    2. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      YOooo!

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Ahmen

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      They do on the bench. Just need to get Sharp on!

  2. Trophé Mourinho
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Damn I think the only way Lundstram getting on the score sheet is if he gets into the box to volley home his own cross.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Not a fan of McGoldrick's lazy knee?

    • Arctic_Orangutans
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Games like this should never be televised, absolute w**k

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 12 days ago

        We need it to make little children fall asleep when it's all noisy

      2. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        They always put these on early in the season. Supposedly teams have to be shown live minimum 10 times a season

        1. Arctic_Orangutans
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Oh that explains it then? Really all teams shown 10 times in a season? Just on sky?

          1. Goat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Probably sky. BT don’t show complete dross like this

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Its better like this than when its the only monday or friday game.

        1. Arctic_Orangutans
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah but not a Sunday fgs

    • Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      How's this draft chaps? Trying to cover most/all areas. May end up swapping Martial for Digne/Ceballos/Barnes etc. and improving bench.

      Ryan
      VVD, AWB, Zinchenko, Lundstram
      Mane, Sterling, KDB, Son, Martial
      Pukki

      (Button, Kelly, Greenwood, Wickham)

      Cheers.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        nice team

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers. Think having to start Lundstram/Kelly each week sustainable? Want to avoid losing Martial or Son.

      2. @FPLDIARYFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Is this a WC?

        Very nice midfield but if Auba, Kane, Augero start hitting them in your going to struggle to get them in.

        Im in the same position now with Jota and King up top but if on Wildcard I'd probably go for a big hitter up front. Probs Aubameyang.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers. Yep on WC regrettably.

          Its a fair point but can't have them all I guess. I prefer Mane, KDB & Sterling to Auba. Aguero I don't fancy due to rotation/minutes. I'm hoping Son will more than cover Kane but time will tell I guess.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      This Sheffield team looks like a championship team. Just a lot of hustle and bustle and very low overall quality. They will do ok up until christmas then run out of gas and go down.

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Them, Villa and Newcastle are my three for the drop.

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        They’re going to struggle for goals big time. Bit disappointed I went with Robinson after not seeing how they play.

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Robinson->Ceballos ftw

      3. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Mccgoldrick and Robinson partnership is letting it down needs rethinking

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        *Sheffield United

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      How's my sexy Norwood looking?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Like a very deep CDM. His time to shine is set pieces now fleck is off

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers, doesn't a Norwood have them all anyway?

      2. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Anonymous.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Sexy but anonymous right?

    • fr3d
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Hopefully Zidane isn't watching this game I'm out of FTs

    • Trophé Mourinho
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Lunds will be in the baps no matter what happens

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          What about an OG and RC?

        2. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          A little premature

      • bitars
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        One of the worst games I've seen.
        Robinson seems to be a wasted spot. Ceballos next!

        1. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Thinking the same.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Definitely. Shame Arsenal have Liverpool and Spurs next tho.

      • Trophé Mourinho
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Rebecca Lowe be the blonde version of Sussana Reid

        • fr3d
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          38 points, 0 goals scored, 0 goals conceded, enough for Palace to survive this year?

        • @FPLDIARYFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          come on Kelly. Keep that stones autosub clean!

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            What do you mean? Stones wasn't even in the squad.

            1. @FPLDIARYFPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Kelly ckming in for stones as an autosub

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Okay, but he's coming in anyway, come what may.

            2. Zlatanzo
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Exactly, stones autosub for kelly

          2. Rains of Castamere
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Norwood bossing the baps... how come? Is that based on passes completed?

            1. Klein
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Yup

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              eight???

          3. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            How many CS's do you see for Liverpool in this run? Looks pretty tough to me on paper, certainly wouldn't want a double up. All of last years Top 6 and Leicester who may well challenge for the Top 6 too. See 5 CS's perhaps from these 10 Fixtures

            ARS
            bur
            NEW
            che
            shu
            LEI
            mun
            TOT
            avl
            MCI

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 12 days ago

              I think Newcastle will be the next one.

            2. Marvin de Milo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              You have to factor in the assists from Trent and Robbo too.

            3. Tcheco
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              4

            4. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              I see 4 cleans sheets in their next 5 😆

            5. Little fekirs
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Everyone was saying double pool defence is essential and now everyone is scrambling to get rid.

              These fixtures were the same before the season started, so stick to your guns and why you picked them at the start of the year.

          4. rdpx
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Idle knee-jerk WC thinking if today and tomorrow don't pay out:

            Ryan. Button.

            Boly. Pieters. Mina. O Connell. Kelly.

            Sterling. Mané. KDB. Martial. Trossard.

            Rashford. Pukki. Barnes.

            1. rdpx
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Please feel free to comment!

          5. balint84
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            drop Wilson to Pukki?

            1. rdpx
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              I can't see you'll regret it.

              Even if he gets s red card next week he'll have already gone up another 4 million by then.

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                Max 0.3m rise per week..

                1. rdpx
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 12 days ago

                  #hyperbole

                  😉

          6. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Best picks for -4??

            TAA/Robbo + Fraser + Wilson 》》》

            1) Kane + Ceballos + Coleman/Mina (Aldo have Digne)
            2) Son + Haller + Coleman/Mina/Cancelo

            1. rdpx
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              2 4 me

              1. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                How did Hammers do? U think Haller will do well? Nice fix

                1. rdpx
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 12 days ago

                  Oh dear. I meant 1!

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 12 days ago

                    Ceballos was tremendous yesterday, not very prolific though but with the trio in front, will do very well.

            2. luk46
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Not sure if moving Wilson out is clever. Robbo + Fraser-> Montoya + KDB or Zinchenko + Martial?

          7. Teomi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 12 days ago

            How Can I fit martial into this team without making it weaker?

            Think Barkley needs to leave but who else?

            Pope (button)
            Vvd Robbo Zinchenko Montoya (Söyüncü)
            Salah Sterling Pérez Barkley (Hayden)
            Kane king (Greenwood)

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Robbo and get man u def or emerson in.

          8. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            You fill up my senses

            So good to have that back in the prem

            1. Marvin de Milo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              My mates mum has no sense of smell.

              1. Random Name
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 12 days ago

                what?

          9. danlynch13
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            How did McGinn look yesterday?

          10. The_Bucc
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Oh dear, Vertonghen already dropped in price, disaster.

          11. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Lundstrom goal!

          12. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Lundy G

          13. MITHRRANDIRR
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Lundstram !!!!

          14. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Lundstram 😆

          15. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            OMG

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 12 days ago

              I'm dumbstruck 🙁

          16. Manani
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            best 6.5m forward?

            missing out on Pukki unless taking a hit

          17. Tcheco
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            LUNDSTRAAAAAMMMM

          18. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            I don't believe it Lundstram goal grrr

          19. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Lundsrummmmm lessonsssss