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Lundstram benched again as unchanged Sheffield United face Bournemouth

While Manchester City v West Ham United has fallen victim to Storm Ciara, the Premier League’s other scheduled game on Sunday goes ahead.

Barring any late developments, Sheffield United v Bournemouth will kick off at 14:00 GMT.

The Blades are unchanged from Gameweek 25, meaning that John Lundstram (£5.0m) is benched for the third league match in a row.

Lundstram was the most-sold ‘defender’ of Gameweek 26 but is still in 43.3% of Fantasy Premier League teams overall and almost two-thirds of all top 10k squads, although his effective ownership statistics suggest a significant number of those benched him ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Of course, with City v West Ham now postponed and not guaranteed to be rescheduled within the winter break, Lundstram could well be auto-subbed into many of those sides.

Sander Berge (£5.0m) is handed his Bramall Lane debut, while Billy Sharp (£5.6m) makes his third successive start up front.

Dean Henderson (£5.1m), George Baldock (£5.1m) and John Fleck (£5.1m), who each enjoy double-digit ownerships in the top 10,000, all start.

Eddie Howe has made only one change to his Bournemouth side, with Andrew Surman (£4.7m) replacing the suspended Jefferson Lerma (£4.8m) in midfield.

Josh King (£6.1m) and Jack Stacey (£4.3m) are among the substitutes after six-week absences.

Diego Rico (£4.3m), who still sits in almost 25% of teams within the top 10k, also starts at left-back.

The Cherries have failed to score in four of their last five away matches, while Sheffield United have kept five shut-outs on home soil this season.


Sheffield United XI: Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Berge, Baldock; McBurnie, Sharp.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Smith, Francis, Ake, Rico; Surman, Gosling, Billing; H Wilson, C Wilson, Fraser.

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2,258 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ♤TeddyBear♤
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Bitter Lord Lundstram sellers everywhere

    I’ll enjoy my points

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You can taste the salt

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This, I started him for bants

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      played the lord over soyuncu (got traore and jimi) and williams who cant get a game cos of fatty shaw

    4. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      blimey calm down with the anger lol

    5. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What are you talking about?Everyone knew he won't start and you kept him.It was a bad move.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yep, this

  2. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Double defence fail.

  3. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 18 days ago

    looking forward to the baps wankery in a bit when Lund moves to 2 baps

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      *3 Baps

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 18 days ago

        its the kinda thing they would do lol, I have some hope 😀

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ffs already updated.
      He gets 17

      Sharp 31
      Callum 28
      Egan 21

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I'm feeling a Vardy and Mane brace this week
    Revenge of the most-sold

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Doubt Mane starts, Wolves will make it tough for Leicester

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd love Vardy hattrick

  5. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    was in utter shock opening my FPL to find Lund 7pts.

  6. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This with Kun/Kdb and Lunds on the bench, what are you hoping for? City to play this GW or not? Surely if city play they will demolish West Ham? Or just take the lords points and VC’s points?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Actual points worth more than possible points. You want City NOT to play this GW

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Well if City don't play then you will lose big time cause everyone will have City players for a DGW again and you'll get nothing this week.

  7. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sorry I know it's probably been asked a thousand times but any news on when the city game will be played?

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      there will be debate about whether it wil be played during the winter break, but at this stage nobody really knows

  8. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If the City game isn’t played this GW I get the miraculous 1 point Rico off the bench

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1point it will be.

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      16 here

      1. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Doucoure and Lord?

  9. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Guess I'm only happy Lundstram seller :p

  10. BillionairesClub
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lord Lundstram would get into Real Madrids midfield no problem.

  11. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    As it's Sunday I think we should all take a moment and praise the Lord.

    First sub waiting to come on for Webster. There is a Lord after all.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think we should tell the Lord to f*** off.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ha ha ha

      2. Jet5605
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Love thy neighbour.

        Jesus turns water into wine and the Lord turns a benching into FPL points.

        1. VARFANCULO
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Hahahaa

  12. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who's having the upper hand in your opinion guys ?
    A. Auba Traore Robbo + 4 points
    B. Vardy Son VVD Lascells

    1. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      a

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers.
        Interesting

  13. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lundy snatching the bap?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Egan

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No

  14. BNMC
    1 month, 18 days ago

    16 from 4. It's a green but it just feels like a red.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      3 from 3 here 😀

  15. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hopefully they make a dec about the Man City game soon..

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Decision **

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Out of our control now. This is a weird GW

  16. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lund 2nd on bench. KDB out but those few minutes for Holgate might be costly

  17. KINGS
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Denk on my first bench. Hopefully he do something better than just playing

  18. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Selling Lundstram was the right move though, right?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I guess we'll see in the long term

    2. MidasBoys XI
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maybe not

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      important goal. Deserves more game time.

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probability that he would come from bench and score was much lower than probability that starting defenders would get cs. But these things happen sometimes.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pretty much sums it up

  19. MidasBoys XI
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Just had enough faith to put Lord Lundstram in my starting IX and my faith is rewarded

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Starting 9? Did you get 2 players sent off before kickoff?

      1. MidasBoys XI
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Well I do have Aguero as (c) and De Bryune so bitter sweet.
        Thankfully I have Firminio as (vc) so all’s not lost.

  20. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This GW is going to see lots of movement, I think. Lundstram punishing sellers. DCL a decent differential. Man City possibly blanking. Salah’s wife just gave birth. Could be really interesting.

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yeah... I'm happy I had DCL but it just had to be Lundstram to punish me...

      1. KINGS
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Same here. And I have Rico

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy hattrick incoming

      Imagine the scenes on here. Wildcarders in disarray

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yup... if that happens, it will be absolute chaos.

    3. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I got rid of both DCL and lundstram on my WC this week.....

  21. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    No way am I selling Lord after this. Wilder has to start him next week and give Berge a breather.

    Holgate > Lascelles here we go

  22. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lundstram just took the crown of the best FPL hall of famer to have ever played this game

  23. aborg
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Surely with such a long spread GW they can fit the City vs West Ham somewhere this GW !!

    1. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      All the logistics; policing, staffing, transport, media etc need to be sorted. Can't just ring round "How's Tuesday lads?"

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Not to mention the fact that Pep promised his team some warm weather. My money is on GW 29.

      2. aborg
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Guess you’re right. So how much is the earliest realistic rescheduled time frame can you see given ?

      3. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Who makes the call?

  24. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Oooh seems like 2 minutes more and Lund would have played 60 for 2 points. Unlucky. Started him over Dunk

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      ?????

      Lund came on in the second half

    2. Weilong7
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Erm he was sub on at 61 mins

  25. Dthinger
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    People are really salty about Lundstram. Calm down. He’s only got 7-8 points. Whoever you sold him for could turn out just fine.

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Unless his name is Enda "Attempted Assist" Stevens!

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What if I sold him for Stevens? When do my points come through? 😆

  26. kime67
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Berge was rubbish. No energy.

  27. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I might just quietly bring the Lord back in 😆

    1. britzdubb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      hahahahha

  28. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    You would think Lundstram scored 77 points rather than 7. Still only scored 20 points in the last 8 GWs even with this "haul"

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This was poetic though 😀
      I sold him last GW*

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      facts are not welcome here

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Non owner detected - Lund has destroyed non owners

      (Serious reply: all the Lund comments are just tongue in cheek as us owners played him knowing he was a 1 pointer but had other issues so it’s hilarious to get v good luck for once and get some points)

  29. Did you see that throw-in?
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Everybody sold Lundstram as well. Except 62% of the top 10k.

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Other fires to put off first.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ummm, no.

  30. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Probably been talked about already but what was consensus on chances of mo starting given new arrival? Will this be a vardy repeat?