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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. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    3 nil

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lund 0

  3. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Joelinton scores!!! Unbelievable

  4. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    -1 for Lundy.

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He didn't play 60 no? So it shouldn't be?

      1. Bring the Cavalry
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        2 goals since he came on

  5. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Crowd goes wild.

  6. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Newcastle party

  7. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Joelinton XD.

  8. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    “That was a chance that even Joelinton couldn’t miss” 😆

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sheffield joining the relegation battle

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Should I take Aubameyang or Jiminez out for Joelinton?

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Both.. just have joe up top on his own.

  11. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Does this 3rd goal means -1 for Lundstram as well?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      10 years?

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        9years?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I knew the rules after 1

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      YESTES

    3. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Christ I think it will won't it.

  12. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    £40m? Bargain

  13. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pissing points away.

  14. Ginkapo FPL
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Joelinton will get a brace every week now

  15. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mr Joe Linton everyone....

  16. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Get those Man Utd attackers in

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    LoooooooooooL

    1. Scott Talent RIP EJ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Adds so much to the forum.

  18. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Glad I am on my WC,time to clean the SHU mess...

  19. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Wow Lund supposed to come on for an appearance point and he's back to 0. Sweet.

  20. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    That kid must be walking by now

  21. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I swear its a myth that Lascelles ever gets an attackign return, did anyone ever witness it? Its fictional im sure

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I've seen him score a header.

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      🙁 I guess we will take the 5 points

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not for a while

  22. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    On -1 pts from 3 in this game. Jut have to laugh don't you. 🙂

  23. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    On egative points for this game now

    With 3 players!!

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Crazy

  24. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I'm loving it !!
    Even though i have Lundstram ...
    Actually i have only Lundstram 😀

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Me too!

      CL is ours!!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        😛

  25. Nanoelektronicar
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hats off to those that own Matt Ritchie. Wouldn't guess he'll destroy Sheffield like this, thought it was going to be quiet, dead rubber game.

  26. Cheesyzoot
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    CAROLS BEARD LOOOL

  27. jungle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Vintage DGW trolling us all

  28. Bun Rab L4D3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sheff Utd defence crumbling.

  29. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Score a goal Shefielddddd

  30. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    TOOOOOOONNNN!!!!