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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. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    hope Reina starts

  2. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Rc egan

  3. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Oh dear

  4. PL Ball
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Oh piss off.

    What an absolute muppet.

  5. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Fair red! Lundy on?

    1. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2nd YC after he messed up and pulled Joelinton back. So yes.

  6. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    anyone going without TAA on wc?

    1. Roten Teufel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Me. Going VVD instead to free up funds.

  7. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

    Egan Red Card!

    DGW strikes again!

  8. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Just started watching - what was the first YC for?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bit of handbags. Didn't think a yellow was needed.

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Something similar.

      1. tm245
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers - nothing he could do there, had to hold him or he was in on goal.

    3. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      The same, shirt-holding.

  9. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What the hell

  10. MGD
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    RIP Egan

  11. Pompel
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    aargh 😡

  12. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The ref can absolutely do one

    First yellow wasn't even a yellow. Absolute joke

    1. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Classic

  13. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Shelley with the field goal.

  14. Gentlemens club
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Auba -> Rash? This frees up funds for Barnes -> Son next GW.

    McCarthy
    TAA Lascelles Boly
    KDB Salah Bruno Barnes
    DCL Jimenez Auba

    Hendo/Stephens/Cantwell/Williams

    1. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      same issue...but Auba 7shots (3on targett) vs brighton

      1. Gentlemens club
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        With Egan red and no Hendo I think i'll pull the trigger on Auba -> Rash 🙂

  15. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    2 softest YC's i ever seen ffs.

  16. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Egan you bloody idiot, he was going to miss anyway ffs

  17. waltzingmatildas
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    It all started so well!!!

  18. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Dear lord.... at this point, owning Lord is better than Egan.

  19. L'Aeroplanino
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    wtf Egan

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    John E-GONE

  21. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What the feck is he even thinking.

  22. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Unreal

  23. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    And that my friends, is the sound of a thousand transfer plans being ripped up.

    So that's Leno, Egan, Lundstram who were GW30 'essential' and no longer of use.

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Probably Auba too

      1. Samwise the Brave
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I have all 4 as well

        1. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Never intended to WC31+ but my hand's been forced now.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Even the people that went with Lund still expected him to be rotated right? You're taking the risk that he does more in his minutes than a nailed CB.

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Oh definitely, it was a blocking/covering move more than anything else. But any hopes that only having 9 DGW players meant the team could soldier on through to GW33+ (before wildcarding) are well and truly out of the window.

  24. Jam0sh
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lundstram still scoring better than Egan

  25. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Someone here predicted an Egan Red.

  26. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I dodged a bullet by getting Lund then lol

    Egan didn’t get the same Irish luck

  27. maglia rosa
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    😆 rival has Egan. Love it!!!!

  28. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Idiot. No way Joelinton would have scored a one on one.

  29. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Damn now I really want 0-0

  30. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Atleast it wasn't Dame Edna Stephens...