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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
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 15 hours ago

    Tony is terrible tonight

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 15 hours ago

      Has been for a while though?

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 15 hours ago

    Ughhh

  3. djman102
    • 11 Years
    12 days, 15 hours ago

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

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 15 hours ago

    Gary Neville having a mare.

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 15 hours ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 15 hours ago

      Letting Shaw play against them?

  6. Milkman Bruno
      12 days, 15 hours ago

      Is the game on any channel without Neville commentating?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. Milkman Bruno
            12 days, 15 hours ago

            Ha

          • Milkman Bruno
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              One of your better ones

            • G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 15 hours ago

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

          • G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            12 days, 15 hours ago

            BBC Radio 5 Live?

          • Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 15 hours ago

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

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              😆

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 15 hours ago

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

        3. Milkman Bruno
            12 days, 15 hours ago

            Brilliant effort Martial

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              Makes me remember when people thought Martial could be Mbappe.

          • Milkman Bruno
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              Fernandes YC

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              A Bruno YC vs Liverpool would be nice.

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              Bruno whining again YC

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 15 hours ago

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

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 15 hours ago

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

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              Nobody told me it was kick Ashley Barnes day!!

            • Milkman Bruno
                12 days, 15 hours ago

                Shaw has been uniteds best player that half

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  12 days, 15 hours ago

                  Shaw should be on the coach home.

                  1. Crouching Tiger
                    • 8 Years
                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                    Shaw got the ball! Maybe replay it again doh.

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                2. Milkman Bruno
                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                    VARnley

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                      United still have 11 players. Cannot complain.

                  • Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    12 days, 15 hours 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
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        This is our home now. 😆

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          12 days, 15 hours ago

                          That's the spirit!

                    1. Konstaapeli
                      • 4 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                      😆

                    2. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                    3. PlumaPiedra
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                      I'm not leaving here all night.

                      1. kennethrhcp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                        1. PlumaPiedra
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                    Rashford more interested in school dinners than playing football?

                    1. Crouching Tiger
                      • 8 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      1. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        This should happen at 60min

                    2. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours 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
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours 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
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                      Yawn.

                  • Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  • Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                    be thankful none of us were mad enuf to cap Bruno

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        Yeah ..... maybe not none of us

                      • yalala
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        Dodgy 90+5 pen incoming

                      • Camino Aleatorio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        As soon as Pigba is subbed...

                        It's Bruno time. Goal and Assist coming.

                    2. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                      Deulo how's your season going?

                      1. jason_ni
                        • 5 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        Lol..came here to say hi.

                      2. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                        1. Pukki Party
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 15 hours 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
                            • 5 Years
                            12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                    3. Luton_Fan
                      • 10 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours 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
                        • 5 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours 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
                          • 10 Years
                          12 days, 15 hours ago

                          To make matters worse my team lost to qpr. Arghhhhh

                      2. kennethrhcp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                        1. Luton_Fan
                          • 10 Years
                          12 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      3. Camino Aleatorio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        I would be mad if I owned him too

                        This is how VVD always scores

                    4. Camino Aleatorio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      12 days, 15 hours 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
                      12 days, 14 hours ago

                      McTominay

                    6. baines is god
                      • 9 Years
                      12 days, 13 hours ago

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