Dugout Discussion

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. NejiHyuuga01
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 13 hours ago

    If I FH'ed I would definitely have a Newcastle defender and Wilson. Judging from the outcome I am glad I didn't (8 playing)

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 13 hours ago

      Same here but Arsenal could still punish with high FH ownership

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 13 hours ago

        Yep, think the Arsenal game is most dangerous for non-free hitters. Highly owned but unlikely to be in most regular squads.

    2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 13 hours ago

      i only have 7 playing and with the teams playing i couldn't free hit they all looked like low scores

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 13 hours ago

      Why would you have got 2 Newcastle players when you can select 12 from much better teams?

  2. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 13 hours ago

    Those that shipped Salah to KDB. are you waiting until after the double (Man U & Burnley) to bring him back in?

    1. ivantys
        14 days, 13 hours ago

        I'm doing Grealish to him in 19 if Grealish has only 1 match left.

      • 2OLEgend
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          I think so, yes. Would have to sell Son for a hit to get Salah back in for the doubles.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 13 hours ago

        Nuno in a mask lolllll

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          Can't tame a yeti!

        2. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          I mean, we are in the middle of a pandemic, with a highly contagious virus!

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            He's obvously laughing at he way he looks. Get off yer high horse

      • Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 13 hours ago

        How tf did Darlow get a yellow?

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          Time wasting

        2. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          Refs cup opponent has him

          1. GROBARI
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              Or refs ML leader

          2. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            Time wasting to stop Sharp taking the penalty.

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              What a great 2 minutes for my keeper that was then

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          Thanks Ampadu. You may now make way for a DGWer!

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            Well played. Was contemplating him but never seriously.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              This was one game I had brought him in for. Served the purpose.

        4. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          Wan-Bissaka masterclass incoming.

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            From who?

        5. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          Cup opponent only has 5 players this week!

          Saiss, Neto, Saka, Bruno & Wilson

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            You had better make it through then. Especially with the Wilson blank.

          2. ivantys
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              Wolves 4-0 masterclass display today

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              Mine has played FH:
              No KDB
              No Kane
              But has double City defense and Bruno captain.
              Against my 8. Anything can happen.

            • Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              Just prompted me to check my cup opponent. 4 players!
              And I have 3 of them!
              We got lucky draws. See you in the next round. 🙂

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

            Why is Coleman the club captain not starting lol

          4. Arctic monkeys
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            How do I know the EO of a player around my rank ?

            1. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              In LiveFPL

                1. Arctic monkeys
                  • 7 Years
                  14 days, 13 hours ago

                  Cheers

            2. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              Not available yet, will be available shortly

              1. Arctic monkeys
                • 7 Years
                14 days, 13 hours ago

                Cheers genuis 😉

            3. Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              livefpl.net

          5. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            The image on this article is gold

          6. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            Wan bissaka Haul

          7. balint84
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 13 hours ago

            A) Zouma
            B) Stone
            C) Justin
            D) neither

            1. 2OLEgend
                14 days, 13 hours ago

                Stones

            2. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              Only 8 players left this gw now with net score of -3

            3. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              Please haul Rashford. Just this once please haul.

            4. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              The image on the article has failed to deliver like me

            5. Milkman Bruno
                14 days, 13 hours ago

                Cavani telling Pogba where he wants it

              • Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                14 days, 13 hours ago

                That Brewster post shot needed to go in.. gutted

                1. ivantys
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Lucky deflection, he was shooting straight at keeper.

                2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 13 hours ago

                  I really like the look of my FH team right now with 11 players to go.

                  DDG
                  Cancelo Tierney Stones
                  KDB Bruno Son Saka
                  Kane Martial Laca

                  What do you guys think? Will I get a high score this gameweek?

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 3 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Dunno, but do love your Username 😀

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      14 days, 13 hours ago

                      Haha, cheers!

                  2. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    dear....

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      14 days, 13 hours ago

                      I need it!

                3. ivantys
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Still no new article, scouts so lazy.

                    1. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 3 Years
                      14 days, 13 hours ago

                      We're all too busy celebrating McGoldrick's points.

                      Sorry...

                  • Differentiator
                    • 5 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Darlow 2 Wilson 2

                    Not a great start to the FH

                    1. Steve McCroskey
                      • 7 Years
                      14 days, 13 hours ago

                      Same pal

                  • SM001
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Good job, Newcastle. The most pointless team in the league.

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    United line up too many chefs springs to mind!

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      14 days, 13 hours ago

                      Needs more Greenwood for balance

                  • Steve McCroskey
                    • 7 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    2 players. 4 points. God I love free hits.

                  • Mr Frost
                    • 10 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    My Tosun punt failed

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      14 days, 13 hours ago

                      Like the ballsy punt

                  • Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Let's get to the top! GGMU!

                  • Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Maguire goal please !

                  • Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    No Stephens No Kilman
                    Non FH team down to 9 🙁

                  • Jindaljain
                    • 6 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    AWB brace & assist bruno

                  • Chandler Bing
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 13 hours ago

                    Would you BB this if Soton Vs Leeds is postponed?

                    Areola/Johnstone Dier Adams Bamford

                    1. ivantys
                        14 days, 13 hours ago

                        Adams injured

                        1. Chandler Bing
                          • 4 Years
                          14 days, 13 hours ago

                          He's fit again

                    2. GROBARI
                        14 days, 13 hours ago

                        I want a hatty from DDG here

                        1. Jindaljain
                          • 6 Years
                          14 days, 13 hours ago

                        2. Jindaljain
                          • 6 Years
                          14 days, 13 hours ago

                          Haha

                        3. Jindaljain
                          • 6 Years
                          14 days, 13 hours ago

                          Need hattricks of penalties there is chance of DDG hattricks