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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

1,639 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    FFS!

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    1st goal since Feb 2018

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      * spits

    2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      do you remember that Capoue guy

      1. The Road to Turfdom
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Like the username.

        1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          thanks 🙂

  3. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Jammy Lundstram owners are just casuals in sheep’s clothes. Nothing to worry about in terms of OR....

    1. alastair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Mark is one of them

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        The king of casuals....

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Nothing casual. I put lundstram ahead of AWB deliberately!!

      1. pstokes2010
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Lol I’ll finish a long way ahead of you mate. Oop at home, no brainer.

    3. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Like Pukki haa 😀

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Until the next time, when he's doubled on ownership, like AWB last season 😀

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        😛

    5. Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Nothing casual. I benched a Gomez for him this week

      1. 16ShimiC16
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        I benched a City defender for him too 🙂

    6. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      I’m a proper died in the wool casual

    7. 16ShimiC16
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Say that without crying now

  4. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Fecking dreamland.. I've just turned the game on I didn't even know who Lundstram was and commentator scream his name as he smacks it in.. What a moment.. Double figures.. Yeah boy

  5. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    hahahhahahaa... i saw some sour grapes about lund... come on 😀

  6. Zlatanzo
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Should I go Robertson --> Lundstram? Seems essential now

  7. gamesmad11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Where's that sheffield united fan who kept on saying Lund isn't going to start then got annoyed when he did? I just wanna talk...

  8. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Wow

  9. COLLIN QUANER
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Lundstram (TC) paying off

  10. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Now keep that cleanie Lundy 😀

  11. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Salah v Lundstram not looking so daft a question now ...

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Salah owners feeling ripped off here. 🙁

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Lol Lundstram. Can one of Barkley/Perez please not play!

  13. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Filthy casuals getting dirty points again

    Hope Perez doesn't show up

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Me too as lund my first sub

    2. tomtomdom1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      No need for bad emotion. Any defender ( apart Liverpool) against Crystal Palace. Milivojevic and penalties saving them last two seasons.

  14. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20640322

    Everyone here told me to start that crap TAA over Lundstram. Thanks, guys... Never listening to you lot again

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      C'mon Sheffield play at home to goalshy crypal. I put him in ahead of AWB thinking possible clean sheet.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Hey, thats my thing.

    3. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Mr. Hindsight at it again.

  15. Salah4Ever
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Pukki----> Lundi or should i WC?

  16. Regin
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Lundstram will triple rise now!

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Sigh. Yes, that's the first of my 2Ft tonight then. Rico out.

  17. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Blades fans convinced me Lundstram would be dropped. Praying for a Barkley no show.

  18. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Hodgson going to be leading the sack race at the rate. You can't lose to Sheffield Utd. They are rubbish.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      They've got the best #7 since Beckham, can't be that bad.

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Looks like a potential 14 pointer for Lundstram

  20. Gunner Boy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Now Barkley and Zouma no show please

    Lundstram first on bench

  21. The One True Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    He'll still be on my bench next week.

  22. TAT
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Almost every mini league rival of mine played Lundstram.

    Meanwhile I'm stuck with Zinchenko's 1 pointer…

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    You couldn't write this nonsense.

  24. Belsunz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Should've had an assist as well if not for the terrible finishing of McGoldrick...

  25. andrewe63
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    many thanks to The scout cast and FPL cougar guys for Lundstrom and Pukki

    ..now please take Lundy off after 60 minutes so he doesn't get another yellow

  26. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Aaaaaaaaaagh

  27. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Is this real life?

  28. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Im so glad I have Adams. He made it easy to start Lundstram

  29. OFord
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Unbelievable, benched Lundstram for Ayoze who will do nothing. And to the Sheffield fan on here who told me he wouldn’t even start, you are a fraud.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      I never believe the fans. They are blinded by their love of their club. Only people to believe are genuine insiders like ex-WHU employee and those people on the Wolves forum.

      1. OFord
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        Yeah very stupid of me, won’t be making that mistake again

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Didn't he start gw1 and get a bonus point?

      1. 16ShimiC16
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Yeah he did, playing in midfield will certainly enhance his bps compared to the rest of his defenders

      2. OFord
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        He did, should have just gone with my instinct. Hopefully Perez scores a hat trick and makes me eat my words

  30. Manani
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    thanks for Stones no show, I get that Lund points lol, extra jammy