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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. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    No minus pts for Lundstram right ?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Only if newc score again

    2. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      No.

      Plenty of time for Newcastle to score another though.

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    wtf Egan loses even more points?

    1. The Gambler.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Well its all his fault

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 hours ago

        That's bs if that's how they do it.
        Would he get the cs points if they held on?

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 9 hours ago

          No

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 hours ago

          Lol. Its his fault that they are conceding. Perfectly reasonable. You think he should get a CS if he gets a red at 0-0 and they concede after?

          1. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 hours ago

            No I dont think he should get a cs, but I dont think he should be getting minus.
            But I can see why they do it.

        3. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 hours ago

          His fault for getting sent off and compromising the defence. It's not to his credit if they keep a clean sheet with him off the pitch.

          That's the reasoning I assume.

        4. BDA Shadow
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 hours ago

          How is that bs? It's his fault they're conceding he's supposed to be on the pitch.

          1. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 hours ago

            Yeah, that's fine, my point is if you are going to do that, does he get a cs if the team held on, which they dont.

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 9 hours ago

              No because he wouldn't be on the field earning it.

            2. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 9 hours ago

              See above - it wouldn't be thanks to him they keep a clean sheet, but he plays a part in them conceding by being sent off.

              1. jason_ni
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 9 hours ago

                I get it..in the moment I was salty as an egan owner, and hendo and basham!

  3. The Gambler.
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Who will be on pens for chelsea today?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Willian or Giroud.

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Alonso I hope

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      I think Willian will barge his way in.

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

    NOOOO LASCELLES YELLOW

  5. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Lascelles fail

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      I went Fernandez. Phew

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    At keast no negative points for lund

    Yet

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Imagine doubling up on this defense...

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Or tripling even

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      r u a troll?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 hours ago

        Not today

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 hours ago

          Nah, the evidence suggests you’re a troll. Sad really.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 hours ago

            Imagine getting your panties in a twist over some banter. Now THATs sad

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 hours ago

              Nah, I just call out trolls wherever I find them. 🙂

  8. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    point just going backwards in this game minus everywhere and not lascelles yellow!!

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      95 to 91 in seconds for me:(

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      they were never your points in the first place

  9. JBG
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Come on Lund, score!

  10. TAT
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Come on Newcastle, more goals please!

  11. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    The Lord works in mysterious ways.

    I'm this case, being a rubbish defender.

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

      He isnt a defender

  12. Eric the King
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Argh - why did I go Mount and Fernandez over Traore and Ritchie!?

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Calm down, mount hasnt played yet

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Oh cry me a river

  13. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Oh come on Lascelles, that was needless

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Seems to be the game for it.

  14. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Everyone's score drops by 2 or 3.

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

      Not everyones

  15. Bring the Cavalry
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    So many of my players have either been booked, sent off or injured this week. Had a decent score now it’s just rapidly going down

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    This GW looked so good after Wednesday...

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      85 points after the first two games. Up to 102 after another 7 games lol.

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Lord knew he would be the only shu defender not getting -1 for that goal

    Genius

  18. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    I joked I needed 1 point from 2 players for the century.

    Somehow on -2....

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Against Newcastle nonetheless.

  19. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Enda Stevens good chance. Row Z

  20. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Currently on this WC team

    Pope
    Robertson, Lascelles, Boly
    KDB, Mane, Son, Fernandes
    Rashford, Jimenez, DCL

    Subs: Lundstram, J.McCarthy, Simpson

    Any changes to be made?

    Would Bergwijn + Doherty be better than Son + Boly?

  21. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Ffs bury that Stevens

  22. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Egan now down to 3pts.

  23. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Stephens mare continues

  24. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Cmon ShU, score that precious goal now!
    One more goal for Newcastle wont be returned back too.

  25. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    6 points from 4 in this game so far, not the best

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    SHU defence crumbling...

  27. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Will everyone stop losing points plz, what a useless game.
    Newcastle just concede already, Lundstram get a yellow. Its obvious its coming

  28. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Is it posable that Egan geting -pts for goal thatcame after his red?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 hours ago

        How come?

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 hours ago

          The rules man, the rules. 😀

          By being sent off he caused the defence to get weaker and he must be punished as well.

  29. Big_Bear
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    No KDB in my team but I've got Ritchie.
    Ritchie can hopefully cover KDB 🙂

  30. JJO
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Ffs just shot on target