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

    NEW go for Champions League at this rate

  2. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Carroll been watching Tiger King during the lockdown?

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

    so I had 3 players in this game and went from a total 94 points to 92, what the actual feck

    1. Grumbledook
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Heh, I've used my bench boost and took O'Connell, Egan and I've also got Ozil. Thankfully I've still got the highest score in my mini league so far despite this blunder.

    2. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      How come that Egan getin -pts for goals after rc?

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

        I know, stupid rule. Gives my 3 Blades an aggregate score of zero 🙁

      2. JammySprat
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Mistake i think

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

    Lol, Sheffield United. You have to just laugh. I didn’t have any of their players in my WC team and this has just confirmed my decision.

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

      Henderson on 13 points. Good decision

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

        Nevermind misread

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

        I had him in my bench boost team for this week. WC team for 31.

  5. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Just need a Henderson own goal now and the pain will be complete.

  6. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I love how Joelinton had the nerve to do the baby sucking his finger celebration after scoring his second goal of the season against 10 men, having already missed a 1v1.

  7. Amey
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Takeover done ??
    Newcastle looking great again 😀

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

      You'd think. They've dismembered their opponents already.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Ha ha

  8. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Almiron/Shelvey goal imminent..

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

    Fantasy have Maxim 2 goals lol

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Someone is in trouble haha

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

      Even they refuse to believe Joelinton has scored.

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Eurgh it's not a good look is it.

  10. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Henderson OG now please

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

      This too

  11. L.U.H.G.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Got Egan and Lundstram

    1. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Nice total -2 today, still 8 points not bad

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

      Here

  12. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    that was an opportunity even joelinton couldn't miss! lol

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

    Newcastle and two points behind Arsenal.

  14. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Feels good with the triple untied attack against this side next gameweek

    1. cheekumz
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      They wont be down to 10 men tho.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        but without henderson

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

      Good teams bounce back, especially against mid-table teams.

  15. Reg83
    3 months, 3 days ago

    so tammy no longer an option.

  16. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    TAA-Doherty-Ritchie, you have 3 MIDS in defence

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

      You forgot the Lord

  17. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Shelvey got confused being within 6 yards of the goal.

  18. fusen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Even FPL don't believe Joelinton has scored a goal.

    Bit harsh! 😛

    1. fusen
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      They've now corrected it

  19. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    joelinton scores, called it earlier!

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

      We are indeed in absolute awe.

  20. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    FPL making few mistakes, credited Saint Maxi for Joelinton goal

  21. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I’m on -1 from 3 from this. Was going so well Ahahha

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

    Berge has been a pretty shite buy.. Hes taking way too long to adapt ffrom standard DM to the more fluid midfield playstyle needed at Sheffield

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

      ^This. He'll end up playing CB at this rate.

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

    You need 2+ Man Utd attack next GW I think
    Could be a cricket score if Newcastle can score 3 here!

    1. UnitedRthebest
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Especially without Egan Henderson and maybe no O’Connell. As a man Utd tripler can’t wait

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

      Dont assume anything with man utd.. could as easily be nil nil or 1 nil shu.

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

        I doubt it
        Missing Egan, Hendo, O'Connell
        They will easily score 3+

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

          We'll see! I'm a man utd fan, and have watched some dreadful in "easy" games they are expected to win.

  24. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Why do I keep checking LiveFPL..

    Every time I check the rank goes down

  25. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How can this season go any worse?

  26. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is Tony and Bruno enough for next week?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Have Rashford as well.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Might need to get him

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

      Sheffield can't attack either. I want 8-9 Man United players next GW.

  27. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    El Ghazi,Grealy and Mount to explode

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      So many times this.

  28. schlupptheweek
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    At one point I had Ritchie, PVA and Doherty last week, shame I ended up with Mendy, Targett and Doherty, it shows that often going crazy with the double gameweek is not a good idea!

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

      Mendy 7 game to play, taggart 6 game to play, yep, awful choices pal!

  29. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Punt Striker for WC team:
    A. Giroud
    B. Pukki
    C. Rodriguez

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Jay-Rod, for me.

  30. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    3 points from 4 players, cheers guys. Still some time to make it 0