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Brewster not immediately drafted into Sheffield United starting line-up

Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) is on the Sheffield United bench for the Blades’ home clash with Fulham this afternoon.

The budget forward was brought in by over 175,000 managers ahead of Gameweek 5 but has to settle for a place in Chris Wilder’s matchday squad.

On the decision to leave Brewster out of the starting line-up, the manager explained:

He was close, it was a tough decision. He trained well but it was a tight decision. He’ll play a part and it’s great to get him in the building. We’re not only here for results now, we’re building as well for the club’s future.

Sheffield United have managed just one goal so far this season, a David McGoldrick (£5.4m) strike against Arsenal during a 2-1 defeat in Gameweek 4.

The Ireland striker and his international colleague John Egan (£4.9m) both start at Bramall Lane. McGoldrick was an injury doubt, while centre-half Egan has been cleared to play after being noted as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case in the Ireland squad.

Another Irishman in Enda Stevens (£5.4m) sees a positional change to left centre-back, meaning budget defender Jack Robinson (£4.4m) only makes the bench.

That sees a start for summer signing Max Lowe (£4.4m) at left wing-back, while Oliver Norwood (£4.8m) returns to the starting line-up in midfield.

McGoldrick is joined up front by Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) in Wilder’s familiar 3-5-2 system, with £4.5m midfielder Oliver Burke – who had been carrying a knock – dropping to the bench

Fulham have scored three times so far this season, all during a 4-3 defeat to Leeds in GW2, with both sides desperate for a win at Bramall Lane today following four consecutive defeats apiece.

New signings Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m) and Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) both come straight into Scott Parker’s XI.

Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) also earns a starting spot after impressing on his off-the-bench debut in GW4 as the Cottagers lost 1-0 to Wolves.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.9m) again leads the Fulham line, while Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) is favoured at left-back over Joe Bryan (£4.9m). Michael Hector (£4.4m) is not part of the matchday 18.

Joachim Andersen (£4.5m), another new centre-back addition at Craven Cottage, is set for a spell on the treatment table with damaged ankle ligaments.

On the defender and other injury issues, Scott Parker explained:

We’ve had some pretty bad news with Andersen, who’s obviously only just come into the football club. He’s damaged his ankle in training so he’ll be out for the foreseeable future.

I wouldn’t want to put an actual timescale on it but it’s going to be some weeks. It’s disappointing of course, because we had him for two days, we saw his quality, but we’re going to be without him now for a little time.

Hopefully we’ll get him right, get him rehabbed, and get him back as part of the team.

Kenny Tete‘s still struggling and will be out for a few weeks. Mario Lemina‘s back, he’s been training now for 10 days. Harrison Reed is getting there, but the weekend will come too early for him.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Basham; Lowe, Lundstram, Norwood, Berge, Baldock; McGoldrick, McBurnie.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; Robinson, Ream, Adarabioyo, Aina; Cairney, Anguissa; Cavaleiro, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Mitrovic.

994 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BeWater
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Sold Werner, Adams and Barnes but kept Mitrovic. I deserve every red arrow.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Wait for Barnes brace atleast.

      1. BeWater
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Took a -8 so I'm in a 34 point hole on those transfers.

  2. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Brewster fails the eye test

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Not what I wanted to hear

    2. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Sheff Utd fail the eye test.

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        This.

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      20 min for a new team not yet match fit, ffs comment at its finest...

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        he was awful though, doubt he starts for a while

  3. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Mitro hard luck, could have had 3 goals

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Lmao

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        he always does that. i think it's not luck but his finishing abilities

    2. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      They're rarely great chances though, due to the lump it up field style that Fulham play.

  4. puhd
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Brewster looking lively?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      warming up for a price drop or so

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Yikes

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        A 4.4 or 4.3 regular forward will be pretty good for a decent 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 set-up, TBH.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          but if there are this ammount of goals we don't need him we will upgrade

  5. Vazza
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Which is better

    A. KDB => Sterling (free)
    B. KDB, Wilson => Mane, Watkins (4pts hit)
    C. KDB, Wilson => Grealish, Kane (already have Son, 4pts hit).

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      C

    2. Latetotheparty
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      C

  6. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    If Brewster blanks there is a chance for a price drop or 2. He plays Liverpool next too. I would love to get him at 4.3m. It's possible. The dream is live.

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Alright mate

    2. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Wont drop by much or at all.

      Most got him in to enable stronger mid.

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Thiz

    3. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      It's pretty hard to sell a 4.5m forward without making other transfers

    4. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      People will still be bringing him in regardless. He’s an enabler and now he’s playing, he’ll be more popular than ever.

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Lundstram off pens?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      he is on penalties?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Took one at Villa, though he did miss

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Sharp and Norwood not on pitch when Lundstram took his

  8. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Brewster to Welbeck for a hit done

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Good moves. Worth a -8 if you could.

  9. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Feel so bad for Mitro

  10. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Played brewster over McGinn as a punt.

    I know what's coming later

  11. Seanigula
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Move Brewster to 3rd sub for the next 3 weeks...set and forget

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Did Brewster look any good guys?

    1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Needed a longer run out

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      looked clueless

    3. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Too little time to assess. Wasnt getting service, wasn't really making the right moves to get it imo.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Looked as bad as McGoldrick

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks all

  13. Teriyaki 69
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    should I keep mitro for one more week or should I get rid for aguero

    I'm certain he'll pull a Timo Werner on me next week after I sell.

    1. AC Me Rollin’
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Was literally going to ask the exact same question, I have money ITB for Mitro --> Ageuro

      Yes or no?

    2. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      I'll be ditching. He is just not fun to have in the team at all. Long hopeful passes lumped up to him. He looks slow and clumsy. Will nick the occasional goal but Watkins/Antonio/Maupay, all look better. Think i'd even rather have Brewster bench fodder and boost the midfield.

  14. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Think I am fancying the double Liv mid over defence atm mainly cos of Mane.
    How does this look-
    TAA/Podence/KDB -> (5.9m def)/Grealish/Mane (-4).

    McCarthy.
    TAA, Robbo, Mitchell.
    Salah, Son, KDB, Podence.
    DCL, Jimenez, Che.
    Button, Ayling, Justin, Bissouma.
    2ft, 0.0m ITB.

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Do you have to keep re posting this time and time again?

  15. Stejson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    So, are clean sheets not a viable source of points this season?

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope

  16. aborg
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    I played Brewster instead of Jorginho for a diff play...lost 4 points

  17. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Both sides will be relegated end of this season.

  18. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    City fans, do you think Cancelo will start more regularly now? He looked lively.

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      With Pep you just never know

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      I think the vast majority of City fans would want Cancelo to start over Mendy every week, but that doesn't make him an FPL option yet.

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        He's miles better than Mendy.

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes, first choice as it stands.

  19. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Need Kane hattie to repay my transfers.

    1. Latetotheparty
      6 days, 4 hours ago

  20. michaelington
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Nearly all my players returned and yet I still dropped. Any transfers needed? Thinking Podence to Grealish?

    Ryan Martinez
    Lamptey Mitchell TAA Saiss Taylor
    Son Salah Podence Rodriguez Reed
    Jimenez Ings DCL

    2.4 ITB

  21. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    For those playing 3 5 2 Brewster is a season keeper. Stay strong bros.

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Risked playing Brewster instead of Bamford he’ll be on my bench from now on lol

  22. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    40 with Son, Reguillon, Podence & Jimenez to come. Happy to reach 50

    1. Jason M
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Slight brag with 60 points from 5 but after an awful first few weeks, it makes me feel better. 0-0 with Ryan and Mitchell would be handy.

  23. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Great to see Cahill back, Tomkins back training as well.

  24. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Lamptey assist, Trossard goal would be sweet

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Oooh, yes please. I'd like to order that.

    2. Latetotheparty
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Yup

  25. Better Call Raul
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Actually traumatised by that Mitrovic performance

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      It has helped me get off the fence with him. He is getting right out of my team.

  26. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Come on Zaha! Memories of that play off semi brace v Brighton!

  27. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    new post lads

  28. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Jrod or grealish

    Already have dcl

  29. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Slight brag but on 19 points with a minus 4 and four players left.