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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. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Oh dear oh dear. Load up on triple man u attack lads 🙂

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

      O'Connell will be back. I'll be benching Bash and Egan anyway.

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lascelle goal would be amazing

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

      Would be just beautiful

    2. STRANGER INGS
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Naah just a cleanie 🙂

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    second part of this dgw is turning into a nightmare for me 🙁

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Me too

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

      Same here.

  4. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    -1 for Egan then?

    5 points over all?

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      -2

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

      Newcastle could score 2 for another -1.

      Smirks.

    3. gooberman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      4

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

      Unless he gets baps

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

      unless Newcastle score 2 or more goals

  5. gooberman
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Egan sent off. You've got to be kidding me!

  6. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ugh that's annoying

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

    Who comes on? Not Jaggers, surely?

  8. Dybala10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lol why does this random crap always happen in DGW or the one time you pick players?

    Egan red after bloody Leno yesterday.

  9. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    3 United attackers won’t be enough!

  10. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Egan you idiot

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Like Wilders watch 🙂

  12. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I'm 100% a fpl skud.
    1st Leno, now egan.

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

      Here

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Same . This week has quickly gone down the pan.

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

    Not going to make the 100 if it continues like this

  14. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hendo save #2

  15. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    End this gw now

  16. Hybrid.power
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lmao. There goes my 100 points

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

    Hendo 3rd dave

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

      Or save*

  18. FALSE PROFIT
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lat 3 moments in FPL
    Leno injured
    Lund sub
    Egan sent off
    Sick of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Same + I own Ozil too

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not as bad as Luiz!!!!!!!!!

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

    Why did Egan pull him back. It was Joelinton, just let him go, no worries.

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Agree

  20. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Poor Eagan owners

  21. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lol Egan, it was bloody Joe Linton. Why? 😀

  22. Burger
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Triple Utd, derailed.

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

    If any team can grind out 40 bland minutes, this is the crew.

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

      Or not.

  24. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Leno, Egan, Lunds ... nightmare

  25. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I wish FPL hadn't started again
    Never catch a break - I literally could have chosen any over Sheff Utd def but I pick the one that gets sent off

  26. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hi guys, what do you think about this WC draft?

    McCarthy/Pope
    Wan-Bissaka/Saiss/Robbo/Soyuncu/Lundstram
    Kdb/Salah/B.Fernandes/Bergwijn/Guendozi
    Dcl/Jimenez/Abraham

  27. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bring Lundstram in

  28. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Me) Eggan n Lund

    Rival) Henderson and Baldock

    I suck

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

    Man Utd vs a Sheffield defence without Egan and O'Connell

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

      or Henderson

    2. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      And no Henderson.

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

    ASM 1-0

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

      Enda Stevens mistake