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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. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Gods working their powers to ensure I dont exceed 100 points, had 92 points before this game with 4 players in it. Still on 92 points

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Lol

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

      I was on 99... still on 99

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Alonsoooooo

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

    Hendo 4

  4. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    FFS no Tammy

  5. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Alonso starting, plenty of time for a RC.

  6. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Come on Alonso..

  7. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Another hammer blow. No Abraham. Eff sake!!!

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Trent Doherty Alonso back three, mmmm

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Or the budget version, trent, doc and aurier. For us peasants

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Me too

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      This is my back 3

  9. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lundy will save us, have no fear

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      what Lundy will wipe my Lasclles cs? Hmmm is that good, some irrelavant Sheffield will score and Lunds yellow incoming, most likely scenario

  10. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lord!

  11. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lundy spotted and coming on!

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Here’s trouble.

  13. JimJoshBoy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Which is better for the rest of the season

    A)Son + Rash

    Or

    B)Bruno + Vardy

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

      b for me

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think b

  14. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lord cometh to save the day

  15. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Mount and Alonso CHECK

    Had Pulisic in an earlier draft, bullet dodged.

  16. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lordly entrance.

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Abraham benching is not huge surprise to anyone thats been following Chelsea for a while

    Girouds been doing well and getting game time. Call it hindsight sure i didnt expect it there was enough about to put many off abraham

    1. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Wasn't Tammy injured

  18. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Leno, Egan, Lunds, Tammy, Auba ... disaster

  19. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Tammy smasher

  20. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lascelles and Lund owner

    He’s coming on.. what do I hope for?

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Lascelles CS, everyone has Lund

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Keep Lasc cs as Lund high ownership

      A 2-1 Newcastle Lascelles and lund goal would be amazing but not realistic

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        We can hope!

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Lascelles to assist Lund

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      lascelles off and lund goal !

  21. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lund red card won’t be a bad one

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Wow 😀

  22. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lord, have mercy on our souls !

  23. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Twitter "ITKs" shown up as clueless turds as usual.

    Lets go Marcos!

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Powell was a good Chelsea itk

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

    I hate Tammy - barely ever got any of his points.

    Writing on the wall in the Lampard presser when he said Tammy needs to sustain and -improve-

  25. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Fernandez and Lascelles currently on bps

  26. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    NEW pls pepper SHU goal so that Hendo can collect more save points!

  27. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Grealish goal and chelsea victory please

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      4-1 Villa
      El Ghazi x 4
      Grealish 4 assists

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

        Man after my own heart. 🙂

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      THERE WILL BE POINTS

  28. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    D.Luiz goal Grealish assist 1-0 Villa

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      David Luiz? yes please

  29. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Fernandez goal for justice

  30. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Loftus-Cheek the man to watch today. 6.3 could be a steal.