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Starts for Lundstram and £4.0m defender in Sunday’s only Premier League game

The penultimate match of Gameweek 13 takes place at Bramall Lane, with Sheffield United entertaining Manchester United.

Kick-off in Sunday’s only Premier League fixture is at 16:30 GMT.

There is plenty of interest for Fantasy Premier League managers in this game, with David de Gea (£5.5m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m), Harry Maguire (£5.3m), Daniel James (£6.2m), Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) and John Lundstram (£4.9m) all sitting in more than 10% of FPL squads.

All six of those players start in South Yorkshire today.

Anthony Martial (£7.8m), who is on the cusp of a double-digit ownership himself, also features in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI.

The Norwegian head coach has made just one alteration to his Gameweek 12 line-up, with Phil Jones (£4.8m) replacing the injured Scott McTominay (£5.1m).

Whether Jones is a like-for-like swap for the Scot in midfield or joins a back three remains to be seen, with Solskjaer saying ahead of kick-off:

Phil has been training well. He’s got experience of playing both central midfield and at the back. When you show the attitude he’s shown in training, it’s time for him to get a chance. Marcos [Rojo] is injured, Axel [Tuanzebe] isn’t really ready to come in so it was an easy option.

Brandon Williams (£4.0m) gets his second successive start at left-back (or wing-back), keeping the benched Ashley Young (£5.4m) out of the side despite the latter’s return from suspension.

Solskjaer said of that decision:

Brandon’s played really well in every game he’s played. I didn’t find any reason to leave him out. It’s a testing stadium for him to play at so it’s a good opportunity to show his mentality because his temperament is one of his strengths.

Chris Wilder makes two enforced changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur a fortnight ago.

Dean Henderson (£4.7m) – owned by just over 5% of Fantasy managers – is ineligible to face his parent club, so Simon Moore (£4.4m) deputises for the on-loan goalkeeper for the hosts.

The hitherto ever-present John Egan (£4.5m) hasn’t recovered from a calf injury so Phil Jagielka (£4.2m) gets his first Premier League start of the season.

Lys Mousset (£5.0m) and David McGoldrick (£5.4m) again start up front.

The Blades have kept clean sheets in three of their six home fixtures in 2019/20 and conceded just four goals in those half-dozen matches.

Solskjaer’s troops have won just one of their six away games this season and are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road.

Three of the Red Devils’ five away goals came at Carrow Road in Gameweek 10.

Sheffield United XI: Moore, O’Connell, Jagielka, Basham, Stevens, Baldock, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Mousset, McGoldrick.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Maguire, Lindelof, Williams, Pereira, Fred, James, Martial, Rashford.

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1,742 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    A few reports on Twitter saying Marco Silva sacked.

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      The glorious return of BFS?

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 19 days ago

        Moyes and Hughes are the names being bandied about. The managerial roundabout of sadness takes another spin.

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah. I read Moyes favourite.

        2. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 19 days ago

          Everton are doomed either way.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 19 days ago

      Ole next most likely

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 19 days ago

        Who would you replace him with?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 19 days ago

          Pochettino, Slaven Bilic, Moyes.

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 19 days ago

          Nagelsmann also a great shout for the job

          1. Ole's at the wheel
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 18 days ago

            Great shout but No chance not after everything with his move. He'll be put for quite some time now. Only Poch for now if he isn't off to Bayern. And didnt Harry Redknapp say “I know for a fact Poch wanted the Man U job. He thought it was his”. It's gone downhill ever since. Tho I'd sack Woodward first as everyone else is saying.

  2. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    If you were planning on doing Martial to Pulisic GW15 would you do it GW14 when both have a chance of scoring the same points?

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      I guess it depends on how you want to manage your free transfers. Keeping Martial at home for Villa is a sensible option before changing out for Pulisic. It gives you the chance to carry a f/t, but keep an eye on price changes obvs.

      1. Conik
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        This. It's hard to overstate how bad man utd were but pulisic's expected points are not 4 higher than Tony's next week. Given that you will need 2 transfers over the xmas period, each one you make does have a cost of 4 points.

    2. Ole's at the wheel
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Did it already but Martial to Son with a downgrade of TAA to Aurier

  3. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Wildcard dilemma:

    Is Tomori worth the 0.2 over Dunk?

    1. HVT
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      No

    2. Conik
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      I'd imagine so, but it's close.

  4. tissae
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Which on would you go with boys and girls? 2FT

    A) Mount + Aguero --> Son + Jimenez
    B) Mount + Aguero --> Kane + Pulisic
    C) Mount + Aguero --> Son + Rashford

    1. HVT
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      A, C tempting tho

    2. Ole's at the wheel
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      A or C both great. Rash is top 3 among strikers. Change of style is working for Wolves and Jimmy boy is on form. I have son rash and jimi.
      Who are ur other strikers?

  5. Super Squirrel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    For draft league

    Firmino > Jesus

    Yay or nay?

    1. HVT
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 19 days ago

      No

  6. HVT
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 19 days ago

    Billiams nailed?

    1. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Till Shaw is back probably. Poor performance today really, other than the goal.

    2. Conik
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Captained him in my sky team as a rotator having never seem him play. He was terrible. Hard to see him keeping his place. Having said that, Perreira has looked like a League one player every time I've seen him and has started most games so who knows.