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Newcastle stick with back five for relegation battle with Sheffield United

Fantasy Football players selecting Callum Wilson (£6.6m) in their Free Hit teams will be disappointed to see Steve Bruce has stuck with a back five system for Newcastle’s visit to bottom of the table Sheffield United.

Kickoff at Bramall Lane is at 1800 GMT.

Wilson will be hoping to rekindle his partnership with former Bournemouth teammate Ryan Fraser (£5.6m), who returns to the starting lineup.

Karl Darlow (£5.0m) retains his position in goal for the Magpies, despite an impressive performance from Martin Dubravka (£4.8m) in the FA Cup.

The three centre backs, Federico Fernandez (£4.7m), Fabian Schar (£4.9m) and Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) will be flanked by Deandre Yedlin (£4.3m) and Paul Dummett (£4.4m) at wing-back.

Steve Bruce has selected an industrious midfield pairing of Jeff Hendrick (£4.6m) and Isaac Hayden (£4.7m) with Sean Longstaff (£4.7m) supporting the attack.

Chris Wilder has chosen to replace Lys Mousset (£5.8m) with out-of-position midfielder Oliver Burke (£4.3), who partners David McGoldrick (£5.2m) up front.

Other than that, the Blades’ lineup has a very familiar look to it, with Ethan Ampadu (£4.3m), Chris Basham (£4.6m) and Jon Egan (£4.7m) at centre-back.

Jayden Bogle (£4.3m) will be hoping to build on his promising attacking displays from wing-back, and Wilder will hope Ben Osborn (£4.8m) can offer the same kind of threat on the left.

John Fleck (£5.6m), John Lundstram (£4.9m) and Oliver Norwood (£4.6m) will be in the centre of the park for Sheff United.

Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) continues in goal.

Newcastle XI: Darlow; Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Dummett, Hendrick, Hayden, Longstaff, Fraser, Wilson

Ramsdale; Bogle, Basham, Ampadu, Egan, Osborn; Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood; McGoldrick, Burke

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1,909 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Tony is terrible tonight

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Has been for a while though?

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Ughhh

  3. djman102
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    I'll take it. Removed Shaw from my FH in the end.

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Gary Neville having a mare.

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    I think Liverpool will be pretty pleased with the refs first half performance 🙂

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Letting Shaw play against them?

  6. Milkman Bruno
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Is the game on any channel without Neville commentating?

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

        Sky Sports football has no fan noise so he should be muted there.

        1. Milkman Bruno
            9 months, 8 days ago

            Ha

          • Milkman Bruno
              9 months, 8 days ago

              One of your better ones

            • G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              Doesn't work like that I'm afraid...

          • G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            BBC Radio 5 Live?

          • Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            I quite like him, except for what he has to say

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              😆

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Martial is just playing up alongside Cavani. United have no left side. Need to ditch either Cavani or Martial.

        3. Milkman Bruno
            9 months, 8 days ago

            Brilliant effort Martial

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              Makes me remember when people thought Martial could be Mbappe.

          • Milkman Bruno
              9 months, 8 days ago

              Fernandes YC

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              A Bruno YC vs Liverpool would be nice.

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              Bruno whining again YC

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 8 days ago

                OGS sets whining to 90% of training in FM. True story.

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 8 days ago

                Maguire whining at the ref at the half . . .booking for any player .. .

            • Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              Nobody told me it was kick Ashley Barnes day!!

            • Milkman Bruno
                9 months, 8 days ago

                Shaw has been uniteds best player that half

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 8 days ago

                  Shaw should be on the coach home.

                  1. Crouching Tiger
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 8 days ago

                    Shaw got the ball! Maybe replay it again doh.

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        No point in responding to him about Manchester United. Pissing against the wind.

                2. Milkman Bruno
                    9 months, 8 days ago

                    VARnley

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      United still have 11 players. Cannot complain.

                  • Deulofail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 8 days ago

                    We've all been hanging out on an old article for a long time now. Let's just stay here and start our own sect

                      1. Duke Silver ☑
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        This is our home now. 😆

                        1. Deulofail
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          9 months, 8 days ago

                          That's the spirit!

                    1. Konstaapeli
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      😆

                    2. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      Nice! This was done aswell a few years ago by regulars who got bored of the gravless rmts

                    3. FPL.team
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      I'm not leaving here all night.

                      1. kennethrhcp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        We just make it the regulars discussion area rather than chill zone?

                        1. FPL.team
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          9 months, 8 days ago

                          I'd be up for that, void of RMTs and whether you have 2 FT after a FH.

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 8 days ago

                    Rashford more interested in school dinners than playing football?

                    1. Crouching Tiger
                      • 8 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      Rashford is pretty weak on the right. Should be subbed for Greenwood.

                      1. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        This should happen at 60min

                    2. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      He's a moments type of player, bursts of brilliance flit between being largely useless. However those moments of brilliance not many players can do

                      1. Camino Aleatorio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        I am glad his Mom is here to defend him on message boards.

                        Your boy is special, so special

                        I wish he were 8M or Lower and I would have him always, essential at that price.

                    3. Steve Chance
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      Yawn.

                  • have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 8 days ago

                    no one highly owned is getting any points tonight, switch it all off

                  • have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 8 days ago

                    be thankful none of us were mad enuf to cap Bruno

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        Yeah ..... maybe not none of us

                      • yalala
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        Dodgy 90+5 pen incoming

                      • Camino Aleatorio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        As soon as Pigba is subbed...

                        It's Bruno time. Goal and Assist coming.

                    2. Pukki Party
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      Deulo how's your season going?

                      1. jason_ni
                        • 5 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        Lol..came here to say hi.

                      2. Deulofail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        Real baaaad. I've missed so many deadlines now that the pandemic has me doing nothing. How about you?

                        1. Pukki Party
                          • 4 Years
                          9 months, 8 days ago

                          Damn, put them in your calendar. Doing okay, hanged around 1m for a long time but around 300K now. Need 18 and 19 to be big ones to make up ground. GL deulo

                          1. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            9 months, 8 days ago

                            Cheers. I'm coming for you. Only 1.8m places to make up! GL

                    3. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      Why was maguire's goal disallowed ffs. Its supposed to be a contact sport but even so he hardly touched him. I had a feeling he would score a towering header abd he did. Games too bloody soft nowadays.

                      1. Deulofail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        You'r in the wrong place. This is the chill zone. You need to pop over here with your anxieties: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23180583

                        1. Luton_Fan
                          • 11 Years
                          9 months, 8 days ago

                          To make matters worse my team lost to qpr. Arghhhhh

                      2. kennethrhcp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        I was surprised it was disallowed... and how quickly it was disallowed was mad

                        1. Luton_Fan
                          • 11 Years
                          9 months, 8 days ago

                          Yep. Had it been given var wouldnt have disallowed it. Ridiculous.

                      3. Camino Aleatorio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 8 days ago

                        I would be mad if I owned him too

                        This is how VVD always scores

                    4. Camino Aleatorio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      What i need is:

                      (1) Rushford subbed after a YC

                      (2) A Cheekly little goal for Burnley. Just a tiny goal to mess up all them CS for the Free-Hitters with WBA or Maguire

                    5. baines is god
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      McTominay

                    6. baines is god
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 8 days ago

                      is Antonio a shoe in to start both games in the double gameweek now Haller has left?