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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. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Inevitable

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Smooth

  1. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Lascelles points at least.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Decent BB contribution from Lascelles.

  3. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Stop cyber bullying me for asking a fpl related question

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Use that thing on your neck.

  4. TwiggsJameson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Well, that went well

  5. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Well done Lascelles

  6. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Woke up this morning on triple digits. Now I'm on 99.

    Funny old game

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Needed 1 from 3 in this game to hit 100

      Now need 2

  7. Lav
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    The red arrow has now been reduced to only 30 spots...

    Come on TAA, Mane, KDB(c), Grealish, & Aguero!!

  8. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Triple NEW 😎

    1. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Me too

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Well done

      1. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        After being scoffed at, it’s a nice feeling

        1. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          It also allowed me to afford to keep Salah, who’ll now get sent off after missing a penalty

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Double here - Lascelles and ASM

  9. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    27 points from my Wolves/Newcastle bench boost. Result that!

  10. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Net 4 points from 4 players.

    Jesus, down to Grealish and Targett to save the day LOL

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Jesus is tomorrow 😉

  11. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Thanks Lampard for benching Abraham. Your so helpful. Still trying to work his starting 11. Hopefully Giroud pulls up in the warm up.

  12. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Aston Villa horror show inbound, more - points on the way.

  13. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Always seem to buy differentials just before they fire. Got Saint-Max in GW 27 on WC, held him in 28 then sold in 29 where he scored 10 points and then 11 points in GW 30. Punished again.

  14. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How is this free hit looking?
    De Gea
    TAA, Chilwell, Doherty
    Salah, Son, Fernandes, Traore
    Vardy, Jimmy, DCL

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

      Rashford over Vardy IMO

    2. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Needs some Toon!

      1. EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Don’t want 2 attackers from United..

  15. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fleck, Egan, Baldock. Net 0 points

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I've got those 3 as well, but I did get 5 points from Lescelles out of that game.

  16. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Actually quite like this one, I’m chasing with low TV:

    Martinez (3.9)
    TAA, Maguire, Justin (Saiss, Kiko)
    KDB, Salah, Bruno, Sarr, Saint-Max.
    Jimenez, Kane (Nketiah)

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

    Lampard trying to crowbar Mount and RLC into the same team. Lets see how it turns out.

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

      They'll probably be a lot of inter-play.

      When RLC is fit, he has to play. He is such a unique beast of a player.

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

        Agreed. But Frank loves Mount and they generally play in the same position AMC. Plus Ziyech will want to play in that area next season. Just think the formation is forced when playing like this.

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

    Henderson
    Egan
    Lascelles
    Lundstram

    4 points! What a shambolic game FPL wise.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      You're still down great. 8 more GWs and twisty turny stuff.

  19. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Too easy for the toon. Next season’s PL champions. HWTL

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

    El Ghazi and Grealish to haul

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      haha no chance

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I have both but also Azpi and Mount, so hopefully only after Azpi gets subbed 😉

  21. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Am I the only one that got positive points from this match?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I got 3 points from Lascelles, but I had 4 players in the game -_-
      Big fail still

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Nope

  22. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fernandez 1 bap?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hopefully. Hayden lurking.

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

    Anyone worse than 57 points
    Disaster

  24. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Wow -2 from 3... lund Robinson and egan

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      same but think of Stevens Baldock Lund. Aint better as pp/m

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        i have basham instead of Robinson. so actually worse than you

  25. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    At least i got 5 point from Lascelles for Ozil no show

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      positives!

  26. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Did Lundstram play today? How come he has zero point

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Goals conceeded

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Blades conceded 14 goals

  27. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Man Utd will tear Shef a new one

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      up to the redcard it was 0-0 nd they will be aware of Uniteds threat

  28. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    On 99 points. With grealish target and Luiz playing G should just about get to 100 .

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hopefully Giroud is garbage and Tammy saves the day