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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. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    3 cleanies wiped out.......dont own egan at least 🙄

  2. TAT
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Best thing that could happen this, having only two Sheffield United defs, while my rivals have three.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Done it 😉

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Done it, what? 🙂

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      techincally i have 3 but one got sent off...

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Ouch!

    3. Sailboats
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      This. However, one of the 2 SHU defs I own is Egan

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I went back and forth between the SHU defs all the way up to the deadline, and Egan was in most of them – but not the final one. About the only thing that's worked out this gameweek!

  3. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Billy Blunt

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Sharp sitter, would have been a baldock a.

  5. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Sheff Utd always play poorly when Lundy ain't in the team. And that isn't because Lundy is great. It is because the replacements (Berge, Freeman etc.) are just not the same type of player and don't have enough attacking threat to cause the opposition issues.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      JOC and Fleck is a bigger miss.

      1. fusen
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Fleck is playing

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    a maguire and sarr
    b holgate and bergwijn (holgate part of a 3 men rotation)

    thank you

    1. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Son or nothing for me

  7. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Expected nothing from SHU defence and still disappointed

  8. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Who's everyone got coming in if lund doesnt come on?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      No one

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        But I wish that rule counted as have Doherty 1st sub

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Ouch

  9. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Noooooo Alonso is starting

  10. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    nO aBRAHAM

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yuckie

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    AVL: Nyland, Mings, Hause, Targett, Konsa, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Grealish, Davis
    Subs: Reina, El Mohamady, Taylor, Jota, Nakamba, Vassilev, Trézéguet, Bastón, Samatta

    CHE: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger, Alonso, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Mount, Willian, Giroud
    Subs: Caballero, James, Zouma, Emerson, Pulisic, Barkley, Gilmour, Pedro, Abraham

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Picking the starters was always a nightmare

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Was it?

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Abraham benched. Great. Was between him or Jiménez for me, and I went with the wrong one.

  12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Captain Martial for midweek you say?

    Hmmm....

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I won’t let you down.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      when pool play at home?
      Why?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Pool will be the big ticket for sure, likely their last home game before wrapping up ol’ silver big ears for the first time in 30 years

        But how quick is their turnaround & how solid are Palace...

        I don’t know - Salah TC could be a great shout also

  13. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Abraham and Pulisic on the bench

  14. MCM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Tammy benched! Nooooooooo

  15. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    NEW pls protect your CS

  16. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Sharp shitter.

  17. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Justice for Lundy and Luiz owners 😎 😀

  18. The Mandalorian
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    No way toon would have scored without that ref

    1. The Mandalorian
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Red

  19. JBG
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    What a cross from Baldock and what an awful effort from Sharp... :/.

  20. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Tammy benched!

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Called it. Giroud played the recent friendlies

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Do you want a pat on the back ?

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

    Tammy you're such a mug. Better come on and score.

  22. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Roy Keane would not approve of Hendersons goalkeeping.

  23. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    A very DDG save attempt from Hendo there. Should have saved it.

  24. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Hahahahahah sooo bad

  25. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Is it a 1 game suspension for 2 yellow red card

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      yes

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers. Was gonna bench Egan for United and start Lascelles so hopefully can run with that.

  26. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Alonsoooooo

  27. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Alonsoooo starts.... Yesssss!!!

  28. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    I dont why you went Egan or Baldock over Lundstram. Did you really expect two cleanies in two away games?

  29. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Is mount out wide?

  30. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Berge looks awful