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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Almost forgot I owned greilish, maybe he’ll do something

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

      He will. And Douglas Luiz. Getting lots OF FPL points today though mightn't be it!

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

    Cmon Fleck, plz score.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He’s off

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

      Ouch

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

      Timing

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

    0 from 3 for my Shef U players.
    Now Lascelles YC.
    Nightmare game

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

    Fleck, Sharp off
    Freeman, Zivkovic on

  5. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ffs Ritchie you were my differential...

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

      He's mine.
      Unfortunately my whole team is differentials so I've got no KDB or Bruno etc...

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

      ?

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He's not going to be a differiantial anymore...

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

    Needed 1 point from Lund hend and egan to hit 100

    Gonna be close

  7. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    3-1 is all what we non bbers need(non shu owners too)

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

    Anyone predict Tammy to be benched?

    Got him on FH and fuming...

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

      I was never 100% sure he'd start but thought more likely than not given the time to recover.

      Obviously not...

    2. Ronny Sandstone
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Same was my only real differential too

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yer i didnt go with him because of him not playing for ages and Gru finishing strong

  9. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Triple United attack seems more appealing for next week now.

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

      Dan James?

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He'd certainly be a differential.

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

    Why Egan only 3 points? Fpl is saying he conceded 2 goals, so -1 for that.. i think is robbery

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

      Red card

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

      Whys that robbery?

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

        He Was not on pitch when the suffer the goals, he was red card on 49min, so no point for -1 for that

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

          He put his side down to 10 men which is the reason they continued to concede...

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

            Yes, but the rule is clear and say only players on pitch get points or deductions, so .... No fair

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

              Except those who get sent off........

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

                Ok just checked, did not know about this red card rule.

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep, I think it will be adjusted. I don't think that is correct.

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

        Lol wtf

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

      Check the rules. Seems harsh alright but such is life.

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

        Its not harsh whatsoever

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

          He's off the pitch and losing points.

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

            He got sent off, putting his side down to 10 men and is the primary reason they are conceding more goals...

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

              The primary reason was because his remaining colleagues were poor defenders on the day. Egan has an alibi and witnesses.

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

      -3 for a red and gets -1 for every 2 goals conceded

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

        He was not playing when SHU conceded the goals

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

    Zivko on now. Panic over.

  12. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Need Stevens or Lundy Goal ASAP

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

    Stevens needs to have buried that. Wow.

  14. MarvelouSuccess
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Fleck off!!!

  15. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    So Egan is now on -4 points for this match. How come he gets -1 for conceding 2 goals when he was already off when the 2nd was scored?

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

      Because its his fault they are coneding

      7 years and you dont know this?

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

        This. Always been the rules.

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

      Check the rules.

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

      RC

    4. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Seven years and you haven't read the rules?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Wow, I'm getting punished for this. No, I didn't realise.

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

      Ridiculous rule

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

      Change of rule this season to punish player who causes all the goals to be conceded. Makes sense I think.

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

        It's not a new rule this season.

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

      How long you played this game?

      His sending off contributes to the defensive frailty and as such still received deductions for goals conceded.

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

      That’s the rules. Red carded player gets penalised for all goals conceded for the rest of the match.

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks, does make sense.

    9. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Seven years a member, more years playing.

      No, I still didn't know that. Thanks though.

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

      -3 this game.

      If you get a rc you keep getting - points as punishment for goals against

    11. cheekumz
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      working as intended... defenders who get sent off have always been penalised for goals scored in the remainder of the game... given that the lack of a body on the pitch due to their red was a contributing factor.

    12. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Because rules.

    13. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      be happy that he wasn't sent off in the first game like Luiz...

  16. ibenji
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Why is Egan getting concede points when he was red carded on 49 and goals came after?

    1. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Three years and you haven't read the rules?

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

        🙂

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

        Geniunely don’t think I’ve had a defender sent off in my life that hadnt conceded until after he went off!

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

      Erm because he got sent off which is probably why they conceded more goals...

    3. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      It's those pesky rules again

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

      It's their stupid rules

  17. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Wait, I thought Newcastle couldn't score and SHU was airtight guaranteed CS...man, last time I listen to my mini-league rivals!

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

    Cause rules!

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

    Was at 7k after the first DGW games

    Now not even sub 20k. Disappointing is an understatement

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

      Forget GW30, 38 is what counts

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

      What happened?

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

        Only had Pukki, Auba, Egan Lundstram & Hendo since

  20. MarvelouSuccess
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Glad I don't own Egan

  21. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Why does nobody know the red card/ conceding rules...

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nobody knows any rules as every game week proves

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

      I think its been a while since a popular defender got sent off then team cinceded a few

      A few years maybe

      Remember titus bramble once getting me -5 or something

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

        This, most of the time they have already conceded so it doesn’t really matter!

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

      C'mon, this unlimited transfers and then FH drama was much worse...

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

    So Egan out for only 1 GW or 3?

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

      1.

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

      1

    3. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      One

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

    Looks like flashscore was right about Eagan after all 🙂

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

    Hendo save points racking up 🙂

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Timing

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

      Conceded points racking up too

  25. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lundy 0 pointer

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

    Joelinton 3-0

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

    No way

  28. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Joe L G

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

    Lund -1

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

    3-0! Joelinton!

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

      Almiron A.