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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. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 9 hours ago

    Non free hitters High Five! (so far)
    o/

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      This makes little sense.

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Half my league is double Newcastle defence on FH

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Well, could have done with a Brewster goal, so I don't have too much cause for a celebratory high five yet

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      o/

      Still 5 games to go though...

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm on 5 from 3 and not Free Hitted, no high five from me

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Who did you have?

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          Must have been Brewster Wilson and a Newcastle defender

  2. Bounce
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Everyone that captained KDB now needs Bruno to get no more than 2 points, others it's a red arrow if you're ranked between #1 - #1 million

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

        What if you have both?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          EO means a red tonight

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            If bruno does well

      2. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        KDB benched

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Rashford is underway

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      OGS was the baby-faced assassin, Cavani is the assassin-faced assassin.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Who's the assassin-faced baby?

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          Fudgy.

        2. Says
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          Rooney?

    • baines is god
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Think Werner could be good value for next week in my FH.

      Looking for 2 of Ings, Werner and Vardy. Thinking Werner and Vardy but might not be able to afford it as want Salah Bruno KDB and Sterling too.

      If Werner starts both and being on pens good chance he binks imo. I know lots of people gut says he won't cus he's been in poor form but he's been getting lots of chances and chelsea create/score a lot

      1. ivantys
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          Ings has just one game, go Werner and Antonio

          1. baines is god
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            No, he has 2

            1. ivantys
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                The Leeds game will be off most likely.

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            Descend the Wernhole at your peril!

        • Olson
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          Dyche just fistbumped Ole then put his hand in his mouth. That's how much of an F we give about lolovirus here in the north lads. Great stuff

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              8 days, 9 hours ago

              You didn’t get an education did you?

              1. Olson
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                I'm sorry you didn't understand

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 days, 9 hours ago

              Dyche throat is made of hardcore and gravel anyway haven’t you heard him speak?

            • Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 9 hours ago

              Diet of wood and nails staves off the virus I heard.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                +1 for the use of staves

              2. Olson
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LdqAT9L5yBY

                Remember, Grind, Sh1t, fried eggs... punch meat

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            I feel for that lad on here that went Tosun (C) on a FH... Then again, it always was a tad risky that

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

              I honestly don't...

          3. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            Siggy upfront...

            I know it doesn’t mean much, but as my FH punt, I love to see it... 🙂

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 9 hours ago

            Where’s Martial?

          5. Bounce
              8 days, 9 hours ago

              lol @ the non-FH's celebrating already. Triple City, triple Spurs, triple Arsenal and double United to come...

              1. Chandler Bing
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                I have triple City, triple Spurs and double United without an FH. And I don't think I'm missing out on much with that triple Arsenal taunt.

                1. Bounce
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    I'm pretty sure that Leno, Tierney and Lacazette outscored your 0, 0, 0 combo

                2. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  My non free hit team has triple City double united Kane Son Laca. You can enjoy your other 3 players, I'll enjoy my FH later.

                3. Deulofail
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  How many celebrated? 1?

                4. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Salty after only one game huh. Cripes

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Trash, Bruno and slab let’s go

              3. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Didn’t Mark get Traore too?

                1. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Pr

                2. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Link to marks team?

                3. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  In the end, no. Smith-Rowe

              4. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                So we're just continuing on this article then

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

                  Yup!

              5. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Just noticed my cup opponent has Bruno playing. Thats it.

                1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Ooh,
                  Forgot about the cup

                2. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  You better get through then 😆

                3. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Who did he cap?

              6. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                When did DCL get injured? Was it in the Hammers game presumably?

                1. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Training injury.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    Damn

                2. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Sounded that way, based on Ancelotti quotes I read. He played through it, but they also don't want to risk him because it was an injury he hadn't experienced before, and so wouldn't know what to expect or how it might feel.

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    Or, if it was in training, then I read something waaaay off.

              7. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Sheff Utd with 0 clean sheets all season going into the game... were apparently good value defensive picks. I've heard it all on here now.

                1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  I honestly thought they’d win

                  Don’t own defenders though

                2. PlumaPiedra
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Time to give it a rest now mate. Focus on the next games.

              8. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Iwobi G Digne A

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Seriously?

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    Yep.
                    Nice goal too

                2. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  LOL

                  Saiss punt in flames already.

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    I’d still fancy him on a set piece

                3. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Could have been DCL 🙁

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    I wanted it to be Siggy as he’s in my FH.

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

                  That means I need a Wolves goal then 😆

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    All good G?

                    Can see more goals in this game tbh.

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

                      Yeah mate 😀 good to see yah about...

                      I need more goals, especially of the Wolves kind to take the shine off that Digne haul...

                  2. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 9 hours ago

                    Prayers answered 😀

                    1. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 8 hours ago

                      More goals second half for sure

                5. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Digne would have been in a few teams if certain starter this week.

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

                    Was in mine on a FH but needed the money elsewhere...

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 9 hours ago

                      I went with Coleman for the assured start lol

                      1. Inazuma X1
                        • 3 Years
                        8 days, 9 hours ago

                        Why didn't Coleman start, so odd

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

                          Thought he was coming back from injury?

              9. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                NOOOOOO SAISSSS 🙁

              10. Al Moon Yeah
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Just 85 mins left till I get my juicy Lowton cleanie, mmmm

              11. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Man I love Digne. Don't own him

                1. kennethrhcp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Me either but a fun player to own fpl wise

              12. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Looks like usual set up ; Burnley the better side ; United will win on the break.

              13. Captain Vantastic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Saiss Cs gone.

              14. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Lol. Cheers Saiss.... what a start

              15. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Are Phil Jones & Marcos rojo still playing for manu I thought they must have loan somewhere

              16. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Honestly was surprised to see no Digne in any FH teams on here
                Everton conceded 3 goals in their last 6

              17. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                fs why did I take Digne out?

              18. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Lovely from Hot Rod & Digne and a lovely CS to bust.

              19. ivantys
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  Imagine picking Saiss when they just conceded 3 to Brighton

                • Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 9 hours ago

                  It’s ok guys Saiss is attacking

                  🙁