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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. The Gambler.
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Heeeeere’s Lunny 🙂

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Saint Maximin 5.4 bargain punt pays off!!!

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

      Well done. He's great player in a bad team.

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

    Why the hell is Abraham on the bench. Brought him over Ings ****

    Awful day

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

      Lampard getting him used to his spot for next season.

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

        Ha

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

    all set up nicely for the lord to seize the day 😀

    1. Brooksy86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Go on lad!

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Spectacular 2nd part of DGW trolling

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

    how has matt ritchie looked? very under the radar option for next 3 if he stays in the starting XI

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

    Apologies for the old question, but is the crowd noise piped in the stadium as well or is it just for TV?

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

      Just TV

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Just for TV

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

      Thanks - bit unnecessary but I'm sure it's been talked about before.

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

    Formation for chelsea

    Back 4 for chelsea means alonso not as attacking?

    Or would he not even care?

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

      It is but he overlaps and Mount will move inside. He will play in true Alonso style.

  9. jesus jesus
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Even the virtual fans have left the stadium - sh**e match !!!

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

    The Lord has arrived. Berge off.

  11. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lundstram timeeeeeee

  12. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lundstram in ....

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

    L O R D

  14. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Worst 1/2 GW ever!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Shocker. Was on 82 after two games.not more more since.

  15. tm245
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Almiron looks like an academy player who stole a uniform and snuck on to the pitch.

  16. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Priority transfer with Leno/ Reina > Pope (-4):
    A - Grealish > Mount / Bergwijn / Son
    B - Fleck > Saka
    C - Jota > DCL
    D - Auba > Rashford

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      FH?

  17. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What's everyone on now? And how many to go

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

      101 6 to go

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

        kun C

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

      108 .. 5 to go with kun captain

    3. HMFC1874
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      110, 5 to go

    4. BNMC
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Only 79... and only 5 to go...
      Can't complain with my rank though.

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

      111points. 7 to go.

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

      Saint Maxima is to exciting a player to be playing for the Toon.

  18. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Can’t believe I got Tammy on FH

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

      bad luck

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

      My 2 punts (Barnes and Abraham) instead of Jininez and Mount is going so well

  19. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    On WC:

    A) Doherty + Ings
    B) Saiss + Rashford

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

      2

  20. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Come on fernandez, give me some baps

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      you said you were not sure about activating your chip? What happened then?

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

    Rank has almost doubled this GW and my half differential Tammy doesn't even play
    Urgh, PL should have just been cancelled this season

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

      He's bound to come on as well for a 1 pointer blocking a bench player who for me is Douglas Luis who is on for a 4/5 pointer

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

    Lord on. He won't do anything but at least it's an extra point.

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

      Bring my total for today to -1

  23. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Son and Ings
    Or
    B) Bergwjin and Rashford

    ?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A by a mile

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

      A

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Damn why is Elmohamady benched again

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

    very tempted to put alonso in my wc team i have to say

  26. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Brian Kerr must have Lundstram, purring about his introduction.

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

    No more newc goals please

    4 still looks like egan did something.

  28. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    My SHU defenders were Lund and Egan...

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

      Egan tough luck but lund bench was expected

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

      Same. Never mind, got the 1 clean sheet in the 2 games. Still a bit disappointing!

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

    Ok not sure what I want now. Lundy goal or Lascelles goal. Prob Lascelles to keep the CS 😀

  30. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on FH

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Lascelles
    Salah (c) Mane Bruno Richarlison
    Vardy Jimi DCL

    Fodder fodder fodder fodder