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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. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Ashley obviously right to conclude that toon fans don’t matter.

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

    Ritchie Rich

  3. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fernandez on for a bonus?

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

      One as of now

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

    Well that was interesting.

    3 player and ended up 2 less points that I had this morning.

    Expect there be a few in same boat.

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

      same here, knew this week was going to well

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

      Same here 🙁 robinson Lundy Egan

  5. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    NewC 3-0 Sheffield. Most surprising result of post Covid! Anyone saw it? Was Sheffield defending badly or NewC played world class? By their 8 shots in match, is joelinton worth a punt?

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

      SHU looked shaky in both games, didn't expected 3 goals from NEW though. It was probably due to 10 men.

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

      they went down to 10men and New hit them on the break.

      Tbf new def were decent....again

    3. Reg83
        4 months, 8 days ago

        the red card changed everything

      • Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        These results happen, red cards change everything. Newcastle aren't as bad as they're made out in my opinion.

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

        Sheff Utd poor and Newcastle took chances in second half.

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Newcastle’s home defence is RIDICULOUS tbf

        12 goals conceded in 15 home games makes them.... yep... The (joint) best home defensive record... in the entire league...

        WTF

    4. Vazza
        4 months, 8 days ago

        AVL vs CHE predicted score and scorer(s)..

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          3-0 Villa Targett hatrick

        2. Reg83
            4 months, 8 days ago

            0-1; willian

          • Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            3-0. Targett, McGinn and Grealish.

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

            1-1 Christensen Davis goals

          • Powers106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            0-1 Mount

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Alonso screamer 1- 0

        3. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Bruno Fernandes a great captain choice Vs Sheffield United home? (No Henderson No Egan No O'Connell)

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

            yeah but going rashford myself

            1. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              I own him too but he was out of shoes Vs Spurs while Fernandes was sharper..

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

            Looks good, I watched the spurs game and everything came through him.

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

          Oh maaan Samatta benched again loooool

        5. Moose™
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Which Team will score more? Predict pls. Haha

          Team A: Salah Mount Abraham Ederson

          Team B: KdB(c) Mahrez Aguero

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Better be B

        6. teddypicker
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Who's more likely to drop in price, Egan or Lundstram?

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

            Egan, but are price ahcnages even happening?

          2. Bossworld
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Not sure we'll see any price drops unless it dramatically ramps up before Monday night.

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

            Tough to say. Check back in a few hours.

            Probably Egan due to the red flag.

          4. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Stevens should also drop by 1mil after this game.

        7. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          If I didn’t FH I’d be 5 points better off at the moment with KDB Salah and Manè to go... instead I have Aguero c Kdb and Sterling to go... sickened

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

          Hey ho lets go Grealish, McGinn and Targett.

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

            Grealish, Targett and Nyland lol. I think im going to go do something else for a couple of hours :/

          2. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            You spelt El-Ghazi wrong

        9. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Had 97pts before this game, now on 96pts with triple Sheffield (Hendo, Egan and Lord). Milestone!

          1. Reg83
              4 months, 8 days ago

              i improved 3 pts with baldock, lund & mcburnie

          2. mrodgers91
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Sheff u away with no henderson egan or oconnel. Does this make bruno almost essential?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Man Utd will not be the midweek heroes we need, but the midweek heroes we deserve

              1. Vazza
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Well said..

            2. Better Call Raul
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              18 points for Ritchie is obscene

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

                Great differential till the end of the season tbh.

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

                  (He's on penalties too - isn't he?)

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

                    Newcastle don't get penalties.

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

                    Well he did miss one a few games ago, so idk if he will take the next one

            3. Bossworld
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Is Fernandes enough Man Utd cover?

              Not sure on Martial, and Rashford takes up a striker slot when there are better options for this week.

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

                I have all three, can see them scoring 3-4 goals against sheffield without henderson and egan

            4. LegendMoon
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Final wildcard dilemma,
              Doherty, traore and Tammy or saiss , dcl, and pogba?

              Help please

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

              Who scores more for the rest of the season

              1)Son + DCL

              2)Sarr + Vardy

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

                1

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                2

            6. Ady87
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Tammy gamble hasn’t paid off. Egan/Leno owner. Aguero(c) when rivals ahead have KDB(c), I honestly can’t wait for this GW to be over as my non-FH team have all returned and hopefully in some form!

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

                Same here with Tammy. Was hoping that would be my trump card. (I went for him over Aubameyang.) ... Ings was the answer in the end.

                Have got Mount in this match at least, so fingers crossed & hopefully Tammy comes on.

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

                Tammy owner, wouldn’t despair yet - could grab some points off the bench - hopefully 0-0 at HT

              3. DT42
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Could be worse.
                My rival has Egan AND Luiz, plus Leno, Auba and Samatta and captained Kun!
                His OR was 237 until this week!

            7. Manani
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              so no more Tammy for WC?

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

                I wouldn't lean that way.

              2. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                If there is a striker who is less clinical in front of goal than Abraham I’m yet to see them

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

                  Most days I would answer this question with Maupay & Joelinton.

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

                Not sure what to do. No chips except BB and no WC but 3.3?m in bank- was going to BB but with Leno injury, Lundstram benching and Cantwell playing for woeful Norwich probably best not to!
                Best option may be Leno to Martínez to afford Barnes ( looked poor and likely to be subbed early) to Son for -4 giving this team- Yes or can you suggest better option?

                Pope
                TAA Maguire Doherty
                Salah Son* KDB Bruno
                Jiménez DCL Jota

                Martínez* Fernandéz Cantwell Lundstram

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

                  Oops sorry meant to be new post! Will repost

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

              Happy with my bench boost of Leno, Nketiah, St Maximin and Lascelles.

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

              Who's going to pull up injured first Kante or Loftus Cheek ? I'm going for LC.

            10. seewhyaxe
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              the Abraham punt over Jimenez safe pick working out so far!

              1. Vazza
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Oh dear..

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

                Mason Mount need a double digit haul from you

                1. Vazza
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    YES....

                2. LIARS POKER
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Tammy likely to get minutes? Gutted he isn't starting

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

                    Might get some.

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Triple Villa here, Mings, Targett and Grealish. Let it roll mofo's!

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    Nyland double pen save & Assist for Grealish in a 1-0 win

                4. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Oh god that's the first time of my life I notice I'm so close in gws highest points... I'm on 118 and the highest is 133

                  1. Vazza
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      All the best mate 🙂

                      1. Shark Team
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 8 days ago

                        Thank you mate 🙂

                  2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    Great result, just two points behind Shef Utd now 🙂

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

                    Dubravka lascelles and Hayden in my GW38 team.

                    Doherty Jimmy and adama too.

                    Of course, I FH in GW30+