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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. balint84
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    A) stones
    B) coufal
    C) dias, coufal -4

    1. ivantys
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        coufal

    2. BooYaKasha
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      So did Mark start Mcgoldrick?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Yup

      2. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Yep. 2 shef defs on the bench as well!

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

          That's the hilarious and tragic part. He'll have an amazing bench in case anyone doesn't start!

        2. BooYaKasha
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Link?

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 14 hours ago

              Can't see any of those at least not getting on... harsh!

    3. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Ramsdale was the one to go for

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

      Just need my front 7 to all get mins to stop a McGoldrick cameo now 😀

    5. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Phil lives!

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Eddie McG is Dion Dublin's man of the match. How many FPL points for that accolade?

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

        Bring back the man in the stands for bonus!

    7. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      So glad i ditched Wilson on my FH.
      Gutted i didnt pick Cavani

    8. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Ampadu on the bench

    9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Teke is class, Fabio Silva is rising star and I went Macgoldrick God damn it

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        All 3 are poor.

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Mcgoldrick on a free hit

        Lol

    10. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      The bookies always win in the end

      1. ivantys
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Nice trap to bait ppl to bet on newcastle CS

      2. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        lol

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Bogle OG so close!

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

        Saka and Neto better not haul now ffs , Wilson disasterclass

      5. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Bogle almost OG 🙂

      6. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Wtf s utd

      7. ivantys
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Bogle close

        • Alex_thekid
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Lol

        • Sco
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Why's Ramsdale even coming for that? Just let the defender hoof it. He's absolute murder.

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          1-0 FT

          Wilson blank confirmed.

        • BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Lmao!

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          That Wilson blank is a thing of beauty.

          One of the luckiest picks in the game blanking with such an increased EO!

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 14 hours ago

            Shining bright. Great stuff.

        • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Glad we dodged the bullet on Brewster, £24million.

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 14 hours ago

            Absolute joke.

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

            Pitty we didnt go for Wilson. Would be good with Zaha

        • zotter
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Disaster start to my FH for Wilson. Anyway. In terms of positive avoided the temptation for a magpie defender

        • Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Bruce out. Won’t survive this.

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Ramsdale. Told ya 😉

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Wilson blank, lovely.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            14 days, 14 hours ago

            So much this.

        • Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Ok so my Wilson pick was a fail but on the plus side at least Brewster got nothing either.

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 14 hours ago

            Did you pick both?

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

            True but most , well FHs anyway would have benched Brewster

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

          5th most owned player this GW blanks 🙂

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

          lol but wd SU

        • Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Having Ramsdale in myvreal team but not on FH is kinda annoying