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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Mark knows...

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Yep. That's why I have Martial in my team.

  2. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Keep Auba for one more game Vs NOR Away or let him go rn?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Definitely keep for Norwich plus if there is a change of manager soon then Arsenal assets could be in demand again just like we saw with the managerial change at Spurs

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    £4.0M defenders have names too

    1. AndyCook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Clickbait..

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Nonsense. Find out why this headline was not clickbait by following the below link - you won't believe what happens next: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/scout-member-benefits/

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          😆

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      No they don't. Defined solely by their price.

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      "Brandon" - rubbish name.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        everyone called Brandon is ginger

      2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Absolutely. Awful name. Brendan or Bran.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          If you said that out loud where i am from you would be in big trouble.

      3. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        I like the name.

        Brandon has big connections with the county that i am from and there is a mountain and a bay named Brandon.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          And a hotel!

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 19 hours ago

            Himself and Mason.

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 19 hours ago

            True that.

            Many is the time i got thrown out of there. 😉

  4. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Lundstram and Stevens. Hooooold.

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Jones in midfield and also at the back, Mr Versatile!

    Ole knows...

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      If Ole had any sense he would have signed a mobile defensive midfielder to play next to McTominay in the pivot.

      It has been obvious since Pogba signed for Man Utd that Pogba can't play in that role. Push Pogba high up the pitch and relieve him of defensive duty.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Fred was bought to release the horses and free Pogba...

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          Thought it was Herrera's job and they never got a Herrera replacement.

          De Gea
          AWB Lindelof Maguire Shaw
          McTominay ?????
          James Pogba Martial
          Rashford

          Romero
          Dalot Bailly Jones Rojo
          Fred Matic
          Lingard Mata Pereira
          Greenwood

  6. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Lundy brace, Martial blank

    ta

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      another fact? 😉

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      No, need a 3-3 sir John & Martial 😉

  7. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Ole being interviewed....I just don’t understand how he could fire up players to play above and beyond what they might have dome. I get it with Klopp, and Guardiola and a few others...but not Ole.

    Nice enough bloke but a zero on the inspiring chart..just dull.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      You dont know what other players think of him, nor do you see him in the locker room or training sessions (indoor and outdoor)

  8. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Hopefully Sheff Utd play more defensively down Rashford / Martial's side to nullify their threat.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      The opposite

  9. Simply Loveleh
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    No idea how to fill my last 2 places, need to pick 2 from the following....

    Martial, rashford, son, peresic, alli, jimenez, or other

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      The essential United boys will go down the pecking order if they blank here, Spurs the new cool toys.

      Son & Jimmy for me.

      1. Simply Loveleh
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Think you're right

    2. Simply Loveleh
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Who's peresic

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Pulisic?

        The Croatian names are easy to mix up.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Peresic lol

      1. Simply Loveleh
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        I read the name on reddit half hour ago and it's clearly stuck

  10. mdm
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Digne to:

    A. Aurier
    B. Azpi

    Thanks!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      A out of these 2. What about PVA ?

      1. mdm
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        PVA it is. Thanks

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Lovren 😉

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      Chilwell and Pereira

  11. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Pick one:
    a) Aurier
    b) Tomori
    c) Willems

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      If not playing every week Willems

  12. tissae
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

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

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      B

      Don't listen to Pukki Party, he didn't get the memo that the party is over

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Sky would claim anyone!

    English flag beside Lundstram when showing the lineups.

    Swedes won’t be happy!

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      LOL

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Lundstram is a pretty obvious anglicisation to most Swedes. If his surname was Lundstrom or Lundström on the other hand.

    3. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Am I missing a joke?

      1. CMJC
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        Rainer - is he not English?

        1. CMJC
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          Lol - comment update fail. Didn’t see replies

  14. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Brace yourselves!! ....more Phil Jones memes incoming.

  15. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Jesus all of a sudden an exciting option

  16. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 19 hours ago

    Who wins? Lundstram + 9pts or Martial?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Majority want the former by 15+

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    why do Man U always have stand alone fixtures, whats with that? And they always so drab. Lets face it, only reason anyone watching is for Lundstram and because no other games.
    Not convinced im even going to watch with Rashford and Lunds

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Speak for yourself. I have Martial. Lundstram on my bench

    2. Bada Bing
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Probably because they still have millions of fans in Asia.

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        Who can get that game televised even if it isn't standalone

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Because Sky Sports and the Premier League would go out of business if they didn't.

  18. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Aguero badly injured apparently

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Yesterday called, it wants it’s news back

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Nothing a trip to the Barcelona clinic can’t cure, I’m sure.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Eating fish and chips?

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Time for some blood spinning, leeches and odd chanting!

    5. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Source?

  19. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Should I do De Bruyne to Son ?
    Or keep de Bruyne despite the difficult Man City's upcoming December matches...
    *PS 1 De Bruyne provides vs bigger teams
    *PS 2 Son (C) Vs Bournemouth looks so tempting (given spurs history Vs cherries)

    1. AndyCook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Not short of captain options next week though

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      KDB a season keeper for me barring injury, he will deliver a consistent supply of assists so nothing wrong with 6 or 7 points nearly every-week from him

  20. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Mount >> Pulisic a no brainer?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Got him in for 1.3 cheaper than Pulisic so not changing

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      If you can afford it without hits and have nothing else more important to do with the transfer, sure.

  21. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Lundstram almost

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Almost Lundy 😯

  23. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    DDG on fire!

  24. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    DDG saves.

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Lundstram great shot saved by DDG

    Follow-up by McGoldrick also saved

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Dave can still save!

  27. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Great save by DDG

  28. Wild Card this...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Oh Lord!

  29. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Really bad miss from mcgoldrick

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    More skill from Lundstram benchers.