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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Wish I went saka over Wilson. Hue regret.

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Told you earlier you could just change your team lollll. You had about 8 hours to do it.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      A colourful regret

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      But you did your way....

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        it

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Disappointed in you 🙂

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        But enjoy your haul 😉

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Fudgy & Wilson are the two biggest trolls in this game, so expect a Wilson mega-haul.

    6. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      How have you started complaining before the ball has even been kicked this GW lol

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Default setting

    7. NejiHyuuga01
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Someday I will google ''pessimism'' and your profile pic will show up , I swear.

  2. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Wilson blank please.

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Let's go Clark!

  4. Epic ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    United will definitely get something out of this game.

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Not if it is called off due to electrical failure

    2. Mings the Merciless
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      I think the odds might be pretty high on this

    3. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Hahahaaa you're funny

  5. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Govt have blocked FPL site

  6. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    The game is being updated.

    Please try again later when Bruno hauls tonight.

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Brewster might score before the game is updated...

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    0-0 please

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Bruce set up for 0.0 tbf

  9. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    I regret my Shaw pick. It's Shaw and Saka - over WanB and ESR

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      That's fine.

      1. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        You reckon? Shaw might get rested for Liverpool?

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 17 hours ago

          Time will tell. No use regretting regardless.

          1. jayzico
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 17 hours ago

            True Eddie. True.

  10. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Now that gw19 is finally here, which one would you offload to bring in Kdb for gw19?

    A) Son (bought at 9.1, currently 9.7)
    Or
    B) Rashford (bought at 9.5, currently 9.6)

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      It's not here until the game finishes updating

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      rashford might be auditionning tonight with 2 more away games in DGW

      depends who you would rather have for the 5/6 weeks after the DGW. If you look at Rashfords extra game over Son as Pool away, pretty close call for DGW even

  11. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    FPL site in self isolation

  12. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    FPL Towers seem revved up.

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    75 mins and game is still updating

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Difficult to get back into the swings of things after a break. I'm still not at full speed since New Years.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Or closing down ?

      1. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Season voided.

  14. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Do we think Godfrey is gonna play today? I need him to play in FanTeam to prevent Ben White from coming off the bench for the 0 or negative pointer...

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Nope

      Coleman Mina Holgate Digne

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Yeah I think this is likely. But... a recently fit again Lucas Digne vs Traore?! Seems like Godfrey might still play this one and then maybe next game for Digne.

    2. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      who?

      1. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Oh that wee chap

    3. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Ancelotti has a history of just sticking his best players back in after injury.

  15. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Plot twist:

    We are stuck with our current teams for GW19 as the game won’t update until post the GW19 deadline

  16. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Please update

  17. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Last minute switched from foden Laca to fund Sterlo

    Gulp

  18. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    5- at the back for Newcastle is ok. Their Mids are trash. Might as well play from the wings.

    I can't even watch NU play, too boring.

  19. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Went with Wilson because I ran out of time. Dodgy penalty please. Can't see much else in this borefest

  20. Agamenmon
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    How long does it take to update???

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Days sometimes

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Too long.

    3. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      How long is a 10 inch piece of string?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Twenty miles

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      takes 1 minute per FH played

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Fpl veterans waiting for game to update like heroin addicts wait outside the pharmacist for their methodone

  22. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    FPL towers watching Midsomer Murders with cup of tea waiting for revelation of Vicar having affair with local schoolgirl

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      What !!!! Not the vicar, I didnt see that coming. Thanks for the spoiler !!!!!!!!

    2. mookie
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Nah, Mr. No transparency(Axford) trying to figure the perfect transfer/s.

  23. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    I should really be working, not refreshing.

  24. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Defeatist tactics against a team that hasn’t won a game all season, Newcastle deserve to go down.
    Wilson owner 🙂

  25. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Now it's getting irritating!

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Nice game.

  27. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Everyone breaking the servers with constant refreshing... just refresh here instead and wait for someone to say it's updated!

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      But then how will anyone know. We'll all be in the wrong place, blissfully ignorant.

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Fpl towers watching this page and pissing themselves

  29. Tim Canterbury
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    They’re making us wait to laugh at all those who didn’t know it was a blank week and tinker for gw19

  30. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Already down to 8 lol

    Had 10 with lewis and Brewster with a -4 lol