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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
      1 month, 14 days ago

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

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Wait for Barnes brace atleast.

        1. BeWater
            1 month, 14 days 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
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Brewster fails the eye test

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not what I wanted to hear

        2. You've got red on you.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Sheff Utd fail the eye test.

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            This.

        3. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days 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
            1 month, 14 days ago

            he was awful though, doubt he starts for a while

      3. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mitro hard luck, could have had 3 goals

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Lmao

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days 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
          1 month, 14 days ago

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

      4. puhd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Brewster looking lively?

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          warming up for a price drop or so

          1. puhd
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yikes

          2. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days 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
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

      5. Vazza
          1 month, 14 days 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
            1 month, 14 days ago

            C

          2. Latetotheparty
              1 month, 14 days ago

              C

          3. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days 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
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Alright mate

            2. You've got red on you.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Wont drop by much or at all.

              Most got him in to enable stronger mid.

              1. puhd
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Thiz

            3. FPL DONKEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

            4. Third Eye Vision
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days 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.

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Lundstram off pens?

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              he is on penalties?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Took one at Villa, though he did miss

            2. Joey Tribbiani
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Sharp and Norwood not on pitch when Lundstram took his

            3. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Brewster to Welbeck for a hit done

              1. You've got red on you.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Good moves. Worth a -8 if you could.

            4. Infected by ebolasie
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Feel so bad for Mitro

            5. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Played brewster over McGinn as a punt.

              I know what's coming later

            6. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

            7. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Did Brewster look any good guys?

              1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Needed a longer run out

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                looked clueless

              3. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days 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
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Looked as bad as McGoldrick

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Thanks all

            8. Sir Alex Telles.
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days 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
                1 month, 14 days 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
                1 month, 14 days 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.

            9. jimmy9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days 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
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

            10. Stejson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

              1. puhd
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Nope

            11. aborg
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

            12. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Both sides will be relegated end of this season.

            13. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

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

              1. puhd
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                With Pep you just never know

              2. Forza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days 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
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  He's miles better than Mendy.

              3. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yes, first choice as it stands.

            14. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Need Kane hattie to repay my transfers.

              1. Latetotheparty
                  1 month, 14 days ago

              2. michaelington
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days 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

              3. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

                1. puhd
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yes

                2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

              4. lordkippe
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

                1. Jason M
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days 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.

              5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

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

              6. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Lamptey assist, Trossard goal would be sweet

                1. You've got red on you.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

                2. Latetotheparty
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yup

                3. Better Call Raul
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Actually traumatised by that Mitrovic performance

                  1. You've got red on you.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

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

                4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

                5. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  new post lads

                6. n-doggg
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Jrod or grealish

                  Already have dcl

                7. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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