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Lundstram benched as Fleck returns for Blades’ second Gameweek 30+ fixture

John Lundstram (£4.9m) is only among the substitutes as Sheffield United get set to contest their second fixture of Double Gameweek 30+.

The Blades are away at Newcastle United this afternoon, with kick-off on Tyneside at 14:00 BST.

Lundstram drops to the bench to accommodate John Fleck‘s (£5.0m) return, with the Scotland international having recovered from the injury that forced his non-involvement against Aston Villa on Wednesday.

That is the only change Chris Wilder has made to his starting XI, with John O’Connell (£4.7m) still not fit.

That means there is another start for budget defender Jack Robinson (£4.0m), who supplemented his clean sheet with two bonus points at Villa Park in midweek.

Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) and Billy Sharp (£5.6m) start up front yet again, while Dean Henderson (£5.3m) is between the posts.

The on-loan goalkeeper won’t be eligible to face his parent club, Manchester United, in Gameweek 31+, however.

Steve Bruce has also only made one change to his starting XI, despite three months having passed by since the 1-0 win over Southampton.

Joelinton (£5.5m) for Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) is the Magpies’ only alteration.

There is another ‘out of position’ start for Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) on the right wing, meanwhile.

This fixture doesn’t scream ‘goalfest’ on paper.

Only Liverpool have conceded fewer goals on the road than Wilder’s side this season.

And no club has conceded on fewer occasions than Newcastle on home soil in 2019/20.

No team has scored fewer goals on their own turf than Bruce’s troops, either.


Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Rose; Shelvey, Hayden; Ritchie, Almiron, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

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

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1,479 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    The score should be 0-0 and i will be more than happy

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Goal from Lascelles would be cherry on top...

      1. More Cowbell
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Lol you can’t have 0-0 and the Lascelles goal cherry.

      2. MITHRRANDIRR
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        How would that be 0-0?

  2. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is Kiko nailed on?

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wouldnt say nailed but should keep his place for a few games. Seems to get injured and/or rotated frequently. At 4.2 worth a gamble with them fixtures I'd say

      1. jimski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Janmaat is out, so should be safe for a while.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Not nailed. Marriappa and even Dawson have played RB.

      Showed some good flashes yesterday.

  3. Neo-Viper
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lord cameo in the 2nd half

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    WC team. Need to decide on three final spots.

    Pope 3.9
    TAA Egan Fernandez ______ ______
    Salah KdB Son Barnes Guendouzi
    Rashford Jimenez _____

    Choose one:

    A) Doherty + Ngakia + DCL

    or

    B) Saiss + Justin + Tammy

    To be honest, never mind the Doherty pick I am leaning on option B atm but lets vote and see.

    Cheers guys!

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    3. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A but I’d personally lose Egan to Taylor and upgrade Ngakia to Ward/Kiko

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I gave this exact advice previous article to the above post. Fully agree.

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Damn you Doherty...cheers guys.

  5. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    0-0 plz

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'll take that

  6. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    whats up with egan? holmes playing??

    1. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      or is flash score wrong

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Source or ban

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Flashscore don't have Egan starting. Assume they are wrong.

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Wow.

    3. gers23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's starting in pretty sure.

    4. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      source our ban lol idiot its flashscore

    5. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Egan is starting according to Sheffield twitter

    6. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      fine thanx

  7. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lordstram will come on for a glorious second half brace, no doubt

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Me likes.

  8. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What is Sheffield's defensive EO excluding Lund? Should I want them to concede with only Henderson+Baldock starting?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      With Joelinton upfront shef don’t stand a chance of keeping a cleanie.

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes, but Newcastle goal threat comes from their defenders not strikers

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      It says 226% for the whole team with Lund at 65%. So no, you don't want them to concede.

  9. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    When this happens it normally means injured in the warm up.

    1. gers23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      When what happens?

  10. fusen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Everything points to this being a 0-0 and nearly everyone needs it to be 0-0, whose betting on a 1-1, Almiron & McBurny ruining the first game of the day.

  11. Dreaming of glory
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    WC gig? Keepers a bit light but if Lenos out it enables saiss instead of a 4.2 def

    Button - Martinez (if Leno out)
    TAA - Doherty - lascelles - saiss - Jack Robinson
    Mane - Kdb - son - Fernandes - guen
    Rashford - jiminez - Calvert lewin

  12. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Second half brace needed John!

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      That would be lordish

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      This is probably random but I really enjoy your streams on youtube. Good work 🙂

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lundstram haul against tired legs?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      1-1

      Lascelles & Lunds

  14. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lundstram to cone on??

    Need every point i can get

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      95%+ chance

  15. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Only 1 on wildcard
    A) TAA
    B) Doherty

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      TAA Obviously

      Doherty is good but not essential. Taa is

    2. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Doherty on this form

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Doherty

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Boly will match B over the final 8 weeks for 1.5m less so A

    5. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B easily

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wait till end of game!

      I think Newcastle score and then better chance of Lundstrum attacking return in a cameo

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      "We"? Are you playing a team game?

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I went Egan

  16. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    With only 1 playing Sheffield United defender. I assume I ‘want’ a Newcastle goal due to EO?

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      that would break my heart

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I mean part of me wants triple SU defenders to be rewarded as it was such a balsy call I couldn’t do.

        The other part of me...

        1. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          yes I know what you mean - big risk but I needed to take a risk

  17. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    It appears Leeds are doing their annual bottle job

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep, they always choke at this time of season.

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      That Bamford fella won't cut in PL. Such a poor striker imo

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Bamford already didn't cut it in the PL with us in 2015. Don't see much has changed from then to now tbh

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Most Leeds fans don't rate him that highly.

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nah, they are the ones

  18. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Choose 2:
    A. Lascelles
    B. Diop
    C. Masina
    D. Holgate
    E. Taylor

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A & E

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      AD

  19. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Trip blades def, with lascelles.

    Please let it be 0-0!!

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Had this in the villa game. Cherring for goal kicks and time wasting. Fpl makes u weird

  20. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lund comes on after 29 minutes to replace Fleck who's injury recurred. Being 2 0 Down Shef Utd need something special from the Lord and he duly obliges with a hatty

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      That would be hilarious

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thank you Antichrist. I know I could trust in you my lord.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Believe me, I am not really the Antichrist (smile) False Prophet

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nice

    4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Praise the Lord!

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Season defining moment right there...

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Follow me and get Huawaei G6

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        whoops 6G

    6. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If Carlsberg did FPL

  21. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is Holgate a decent WC bench option? Hardly seen him mentioned in the 4.3m bracket....

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Mina isn't as injured as first thought. He may actually be back for Norwich.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Oh ffs......in which case....Kiko, Dann, Williams, Ward, Other....need two

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If you have Pope he's a good Taylor replacement..

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Who? Holgate?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Ya

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think it is. Even playing option in some fixtures (AVL, BOU, nor, shu) Not entirely shure what's the situation with Mina injry, though.

    4. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      probs cos the Everton run in has quite a few dangerous teams in it - but yes I thought about that too

  22. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Need a Fleck goal.

  23. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Whats the EO on SHU defenders. With only Egan and Henderson(Lundstram benched) should I hope for CS or not?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Have those 2 too and hoping for a cleanie

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Think so yes. (Basham, Egan and Lundstram Owner)

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Hendo, Egan and Basham set me up with 23 points on Wednesday. Wouldn't mind the same again!

    4. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      149% EO on SHU defence without Lundstram 65% in top10k. With Lund SHU defence is 214% EO.

      So a CS is good for me.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What's 'EO'?

  24. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best WC set and forget GK options? Thx

    1. Rock n Grohl
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      probably Hugo or Pat

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pope

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ddg

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Either DDG or Patricio.

  25. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    0-0 please. Kthxbye

  26. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Just checked my team and Aguero seems to have been replaced by Jesus. Anyone have this glitch?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      My glitch went one step further and gave Jesus the captaincy

      Do you know where we could complain?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        😮

  27. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Everyone expecting 0-0 but I have a feeling there's goals in this fixture today...p

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Fernandez and Stevens hat-tricks and Henderson to add to his assist tally?

  28. Gunners for Lyfe
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    what's the Lord doing on the bench?

    come on and get us a brace son

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wilder is an idiot

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Gene?

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        League position suggests otherwise.

  29. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What changes would you suggest for this team for 31+? Only FH and TC left. 1FT.

    McCarthy
    Doherty Fernandez Alonso
    KDB Son Mane Mahrez Duda
    Vardy Jimmy

    Bench: Hendo, Ayew, Egan, Lundy

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Get sum Utd player