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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. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    What do these score

    KDB
    Aguero
    Mahrez
    EL Ghazi
    Grealish

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      4
      12
      3
      2
      5

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      12
      12
      2
      12
      12

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

      7
      14
      1
      2
      8

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

      None can predict anything when Joelinton has actually scored

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

        😀

    5. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Well I’d love:
      14
      10
      1
      2
      10

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

        same

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

          actually not the kdb

    6. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      2
      2
      12
      2
      2

    7. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Kun 17

  2. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Ritchie essential

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Highest negative score from this game??

    Im on -1 atm

    Anyone worse?

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

      -1 too

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 1 day ago

      -2 here, Lund Stevens Egan.

    3. UnitedRthebest
      4 months, 1 day ago

      -1 Egan and Henderson

    4. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Blades. Champions League. LOL.

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      -2

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      -2
      Triple looked so good and Just a normal result would made it succesfull. Now im not sure, 15points from 3, henderson was the one to get, with him i would be pleased.

    7. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      -3 Egan+Lund

  4. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    If Tammy no longer nailed can’t put him in WC team.

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

      He wasn't ever nailed, but yeah he's too risky to predict his starts now you'd think.

      Not like you'd want him next GW anyway.

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    That McBurnie is some player.

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Well 7pts from Lascelles Stevens Lundstram is less than hoped for, but bullet dodged funnily going for Lundstram over Egan.

    Time for Grealish and Mount to step up big!

  7. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Welcome Matt Ritchie in my FH team!

  8. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Just want the whistle to blow. Blades concede again and it's -3 for me.

  9. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    2020 has been a year of crisis but I think Joelinton scoring a goal might be the final nail in the coffin...

  10. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    need hendo save point desperately...

  11. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Hows this WC team looking? Too heavy in defense?

    Pope Martin
    TAA Doherty Ritchie Aurier J.Robinson
    KDB Mane Son Bruno Guendouzi
    DCL Jiminez Ayew

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I like it as very similar to mine!

      Pope Martin
      TAA Doherty AWB Aurier Lascelles
      Salah KDB Son Fernandes Guendouzi
      Jimenez Ings Ayew

      1. YoungPretender
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Very nice looking team!

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Egan Red card means guaranteed Robinson time for the next 3.

    1. CloudSky
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Don't think it does.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      One match ban isn't it?

    3. Reg83
      4 months, 1 day ago

      1 game suspension only

    4. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 1 day ago

      He's only suspended for 1 game.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Egan didn’t punch him.

    6. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Does it?

    7. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Two yellows = 1 match ban

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Straight red?

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          No

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Two yellows one for arguing, one for pulling a shirt.

    8. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Also Jagielka is Egan's backup, not Robinson.

    9. Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Think so ? He could be a nice bench option in that case.

  13. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    This actually funny in the end... Owning Egan, Lundy, and Lascelles. Picked up just every card from those 2 teams, yellow or red. What a disaster game it turned out to be 🙁

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

      You got 1 CS at least.

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Hopefully you jinxed that now.

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

          Hopefully.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Lascelles own goal needed

    3. Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Thank you all 😀

  14. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    How is it possible to have a red card, Leno injury, Abraham benching and Norwood no goal in one game week?

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Typical DGW disappointment.

    2. Reg83
      4 months, 1 day ago

      u had these 4? i have none of them.
      i did have d luiz

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I have Leno Egan Luiz and Lund

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        No offence but picking Luiz is fpl suicide ha

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I agree. a stupid punt. It is likely now my pre 30 GW side will score more than the stupid unlimited transfers.

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Abraham benching was always likely only 19 minutes in 4 GWs before the break, Norwood was never likely to score. Others are unlucky.

  15. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Digne or Ritchie on free hit?

  16. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    How come Lundstram cant get CS pts since he didnt play 60 minutes and he can get -1 for conceding 2?

    What's the rule?

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

      LOL.

      There’s no time requirement to concede.

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Conceding 2 goals is always a -1 regardless of how many minutes they've played.

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Goals conceded, same rule as ever.

    4. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 1 day ago

      As a defender he's penalised for every 2 goals scored whilst he's on the pitch?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        But that applies only if he plays at least 60 minutes no?

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

          🙂

    5. WD27
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      10 years playing the game

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        10 times better manager then you.

    6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      10 lol

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        5 lol

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          And I know the rules, so what's your point?

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Daniel S . STOP being a knob, you asked a question and you got the answers.....playing this game for 10 years you have to accept it was a stupid question...........take it on the chin and move on........

    7. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Just do what Mark says

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Hopefully he says bugger off.

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Wow, McGinn starts! Thats a pleasent surprise.

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    What a nightmare!

  19. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Triple Villa next, Nyland, Targett and Grealish. What horrow show can I expect, a -3 perhaps?

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I'd be happy for Villa to concede 6.

  20. JBG
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Stevens has been awful this match.

  21. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    NEW attack... Hendo needs one more save to get another save point!

  22. UnitedRthebest
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Egan nailed after 1 game suspension?

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

      Yes.

  23. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Richie and Chilwell are calling

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

      *Ritchie

  24. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    That's why we love this game.

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      *Hate

  25. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    I am absolutely astounded by some of the comments about Egan and Lundstrum getting -1’s in this game

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Its funnier when u see the years with name.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        for sure

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Nothing surprises me now after the amount of people I saw asking if O'Connell missing meant Lund was nailed.

  26. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    How stupid was that from egan knowing he waz already on a yellow?

  27. The Vindaloovian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    After 45 minutes I was counting my chickens... more shame me

  28. Lav
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    DUBravka

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

      neWcastle

  29. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    This GW has been absolute garbage for me upto this point.

  30. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Why are people surprised that Abraham has been benched ? He only played 19 minutes in 4 GWs before the coronavirus break !