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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_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    3 nil

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Lund 0

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

    Joelinton scores!!! Unbelievable

  4. tm245
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    -1 for Lundy.

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

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

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

        2 goals since he came on

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

    Crowd goes wild.

  6. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Newcastle party

  7. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Joelinton XD.

  8. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

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

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

    Sheffield joining the relegation battle

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

    Should I take Aubameyang or Jiminez out for Joelinton?

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

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

  11. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

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

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      10 years?

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        9years?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          I knew the rules after 1

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      YESTES

    3. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Christ I think it will won't it.

  12. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    £40m? Bargain

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Pissing points away.

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

    Joelinton will get a brace every week now

  15. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Mr Joe Linton everyone....

  16. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Get those Man Utd attackers in

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    LoooooooooooL

    1. Slouch87
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Adds so much to the forum.

  18. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

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

  19. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

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

  20. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    That kid must be walking by now

  21. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours 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
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      I've seen him score a header.

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      🙁 I guess we will take the 5 points

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Not for a while

  22. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

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

  23. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    On egative points for this game now

    With 3 players!!

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

      Crazy

  24. Amey
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

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

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

      Me too!

      CL is ours!!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        😛

  25. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 hours 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. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    CAROLS BEARD LOOOL

  27. jungle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Vintage DGW trolling us all

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

    Sheff Utd defence crumbling.

  29. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Score a goal Shefielddddd

  30. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    TOOOOOOONNNN!!!!