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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. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Relegation battle right here. What a borefest

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Oh boy... time to sell Mitro if he doesn’t score

  2. Yippeekiyay Mertersacker
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I don't understand some people's logic sometimes..

    "Spurs have only had a couple of good games doesn't mean you can trust their attack. West Ham have only had a couple of good games you can totally trust their defence!"

    1. fusen
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      "not enough data to form an opinion"

      "A player is in form, so they most likely for a undetermined amount of time continue that current form"

      These two conflicting attitudes are like the basis of most FPL arguments.

  3. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lowe off so early may mean nothing more than a few minutes for Brewster at the end of the game ?

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      or it could mean he gets 25 minutes or 40 minutes or it could mean absolutely nothing

  4. KANTEnders
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How’s mitrovic looking?

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      is he on pitch?

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Who?

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Loving the Bruno discussions right now, certainly some interesting views.

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      could and should have had a hat trick yesterday

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yup, points aside he’s fast becoming my favourite prem player.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A diving cheat and pen merchant is your favourite player?

          1. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            You're fast becoming the worst poster on here. Keep up the good work.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              United fan triggered. Don’t get hurt by the truth bro

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                You are so irritating, I agree with you Grumpyman

              2. grumpyman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Easy to work out someone's age when they use the word 'casuals' every other post. I'm too long in the tooth to get 'triggered' by children.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I’m probably older than you grumpy man.. age has nothing to do with casuals getting lucky

                  1. LegendMoon
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    To repeat the greatest quote I have read on here for ages
                    ''What have denim clad, white sock wearing 90's youths got to do with anything""

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Do you know what becoming means?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yes?

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  See below

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Sorry you’re going to have to spell it out, I don’t get your point.

            3. Olson
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Don't think this is a flash in the pan. He's been at this for years.

              There is a lot of historical data to support irbox as a premium irritant

          2. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            did you watch him yesterday? wasn't much diving going on

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              He does dive and cry a lot though. Didn't see it yesterday

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Points/fpl aside yes he is, a wonderful player to watch. Bias or non bias, everything he does is effective and creative.
            Just my opinion

        2. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It's great actually seeing a proper celebration when a player scores too instead of just posturing and posing

        3. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah what a finish and assist that was yesterday, he is class

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Have you ever heard of the butterfly affect ????

        Why do you think if he had scored the pen the game would have played out the same way as it did

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Great film. In all fairness to your comment, had the pen had gone in United probably would have scored 5/6 as Newcastle would have had to chase earlier, so probably a higher return nonetheless

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            One of the best films ever. The sequels are crap though

            Well we will never know. Bruno could have made a turn and ripped his hammy for all we know

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yes the sequels were soooo disappointing

    2. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Class player

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I sold Bruno to afford to upgrade KDB to Salah. Was laughing when missed the penalty. Then I wasn't 🙁

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    So a McBurnie/ McGoldrick brace will be enough to keep Brewster off right? 😉

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Will Sheffield United concede today?

    1. ivantys
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Most likely not, they are due a clean sheet.

      • Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I'm watching 2 teams with decent keepers who can't score. So, no.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just had a dinner break - back on the board.
      So, where's all the frustrated Brewster owners insisting he'd have had a hat-trick by now? 3 easy chances spurned in the opening minutes by Blades.

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        When your competition is david mcgoaldrought it is only a matter of minutes before you're unleashed

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Will be interesting to see if he is actually more clinical. Can't be much less, tbf.

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Impossible for him to be less "clinical". Clinical is a word that shouldn't be in same sentence with "old" Shu fwd:s.

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            More worried about movement than whether he'll be more clinical

    3. ivantys
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This game has so much potential to be the first 0-0 game this season.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Shu will score one.

          1. ivantys
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I hope so too, don't want them to get relegated they aren't that bad just had misfiring strikers.

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Aguero wouldn’t score for Sheff Utd 😉

        3. ivantys
            1 month, 10 days ago

            That clown missed again...

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            McBurnie close .., did everything right but score

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Brewster would have had a hattie by now

          • ivantys
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Fulham getting double digits today at this rate, he's been farming free saves and bps.

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  *Fulham keeper

              2. Agger
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Only Mohamed Salah and James Rodríguez [15] have created more chances than Bruno Fernandes [14] in the Premier League this season. Fernandes has played one game fewer than both.

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  He'll never keep it up! 🙂

                  1. Olson
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    If the alarm bells aren't going off when a player is getting 8ppg despite not playing well then...

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Bruno is a top top fpl asset , glad I've had him since gwk2

                3. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Does a sideways pass to a player outside the box that goes on to have a shot from 25 yards a ‘chance created’?

                  (Genuinely asking - because I don’t know what the definition is)

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Even if it does he's still up there with 1 game less, not like other players don't pass sideways

                    1. Goonsquad245
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Sustainability of performance is about the quality of chances created or received. Whether you look at it from a stats or eye test lens that surely has to hold true.

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Plays a big part for sure but will I be surprised if for instance Bale starts the next few for Spurs and bangs in worldies from distance that aren't good chances for any other player, nope wouldn't be surprised at all

                4. JONALDINHO
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Salah,KDB,Son,Bruno in that order long term

                  1. HollywoodXI
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    That’s my current midfield (alongside Grealish) 🙂

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      What’s your attack and midfield?

                      1. JONALDINHO
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        *defense

                        1. Third Eye Vision
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          *defence

                      2. HollywoodXI
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Weak defence but decent strikers:

                        Martinez Steer
                        Justin Cooper Lewis Mitchell Dunne
                        Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish
                        Ings DCL Brewster

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          I'm all for weak defences, but preferably ones with player who do play. Dunne, Mitchell and likely Justin won't be for much longer. Steer is pointless, too.

                          1. HollywoodXI
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Yep Mitchell, Justin and Dunne will be moved on shortly. Have 0.5m in the bank. Steer is back up only.

                          2. PlumaPiedra
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            What's wrong with Steer, he's 4.0m and backup to Martinez so makes perfect sense.

                        2. LegendMoon
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          that's not just weak, it's terrible!!! but the midfield is immense

                          1. HollywoodXI
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Served me well so far this season lol

                            1. LegendMoon
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              good luck its a brave strategy but you never know it could really work out, what's your OR at the moment?

              3. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Caveat I'm not a stats guy and never go looking for them really but what I've seen (as a common narrative backed by stats) is Sheffield are bad at creating chances, but whenever I watch them they're actually decent at creating chances. If Brewster is a good finisher he should do really well

              4. Agger
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Rhian Brewster would’ve won the Ballon d’Or by now

                1. LarryDuff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  And come up with a covid vaccine and ended world hunger

                2. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  XD

              5. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Fulham really are atrocious. Sheffield are dominating them

              6. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Really like the look of Mané and Liverpool, but who to lose for him?
                A) sterling
                B) Bruno
                C) son (-4)
                D) can't have them all, hold

                1. Your Man With The Hair
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I'm assuming you have Salah? In which case I wouldn't transfer in Mane. If you don't have Salah, A

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    No Salah, prefer mane.
                    A is my preference.
                    Could even do sterling to mane and jimmy to Aguero for - 4 😉

                2. JONALDINHO
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  D.

              7. Oggle22
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Any chance of a Mitrovic goal? Not watching

                1. rhino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  more chance of a 2's up with the queen

              8. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Brewster would have had rested for the next game by now. Lol.

              9. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Had a plan to bring Salah in and captain for the next couple. But sterling has been getting some good hauls in a lackluster man city. I'm still thinking of going ahead with it but just want to get your thoughts.

                Sterling to Salah current option

                Martinez
                Robbo, lamptey, Saiss
                Sterling, son, jrod, foden
                Kane, Jimi, dcl

                James, bissouma, Mitchell

                0.9itb 1ft

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Hmm similar dilemma. I would

                2. baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Neither was looking too good tbh. But Salah has been better at home.

                  1. Garlana
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Yes this is it, sterling does well away at home so it's tougher than I thought

              10. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Brewster would be on pepsi cola bottles by now

                1. LarryDuff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  *tumbleweed blowing by*

              11. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                These 2 can't even score an own goal!

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Haha

                  Annoyingly if Sheffield don't score I can see Brewster coming on much earlier than just 10-15 mins at the end

              12. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Brewster would be the golden boot winner by now

              13. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Burger offside

              14. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Brewster would be on a plane to qatar by now

              15. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Brewster to win MOTM without coming on

              16. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Brewster would be on a brace by now, annoying!

              17. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                any chance of Egan Own goal?