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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
    9 months, 13 days ago

    FFS!

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    1st goal since Feb 2018

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      * spits

    2. Trophé Mourinho
        9 months, 13 days ago

        do you remember that Capoue guy

        1. The Road to Turfdom
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Like the username.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              9 months, 13 days ago

              thanks 🙂

      • Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days 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
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Mark is one of them

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            The king of casuals....

        2. Regin
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. pstokes2010
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

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

        3. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Like Pukki haa 😀

        4. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            😛

        5. Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Nothing casual. I benched a Gomez for him this week

          1. 16ShimiC16
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            I benched a City defender for him too 🙂

        6. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          I’m a proper died in the wool casual

        7. 16ShimiC16
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Say that without crying now

      • BillionairesClub
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days 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

      • Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

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

      • Zlatanzo
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • gamesmad11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days 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...

        • _sidney_will
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Wow

        • COLLIN QUANER
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Lundstram (TC) paying off

        • Tcheco
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Now keep that cleanie Lundy 😀

        • Tomerick
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Salah owners feeling ripped off here. 🙁

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Filthy casuals getting dirty points again

          Hope Perez doesn't show up

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Me too as lund my first sub

          2. tomtomdom1
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days 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
            9 months, 13 days 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
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Hey, thats my thing.

          3. SEYPULISIC
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Mr. Hindsight at it again.

        • Salah4Ever
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • Regin
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Lundstram will triple rise now!

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • diesel001
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days 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
            9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Looks like a potential 14 pointer for Lundstram

        • Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Now Barkley and Zouma no show please

          Lundstram first on bench

        • Marvin de Milo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          He'll still be on my bench next week.

        • TAT
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Almost every mini league rival of mine played Lundstram.

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

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          You couldn't write this nonsense.

        • Belsunz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • andrewe63
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 13 days 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

        • Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Aaaaaaaaaagh

        • Ha.
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Is this real life?

        • Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

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

        • OFord
            9 months, 13 days 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
              9 months, 13 days 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
                  9 months, 13 days ago

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

              2. Regin
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

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

                1. 16ShimiC16
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

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

                2. OFord
                    9 months, 13 days ago

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

              3. Manani
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

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