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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.

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  1. Gregor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    CRYSTAL PALACE TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Brighton: Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Cahill, Mitchell, Townsend, McArthur, Riedewald, Schlupp, Zaha, Batshuayi.

    Subs: Henderson, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Sakho, Clyne, Benteke, Eze.

    BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Crystal Palace: Ryan, White, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Lamptey, Bissouma, Lallana, March, Trossard, Maupay.

    Subs: Steele, Connolly, Mac Allister, Gross, Alzate, Bernardo, Veltman.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      0-0 please

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mitchel and Lamptey. Never in doubt

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Come on lamptey and Maupay!

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mitchell first choice over PVA 😎

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Why are Brighton playing 4 centre-backs?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          They played big Dan Burn on the left a lot last season too, it does seem a bit mad like.

    5. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Come on Trossard!!!!

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lamptey, Trossard, Zaha and Guaita in this game for me 😮
      4 players in Brighton v Palace? I think I need to reassess my team

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Zaha starts, now we need him to actually do something

    Bet he limps off after 10

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Add in a first on the bench lamptey haul to rub salt in the wound

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Scored more goals against Brighton than any other team, so hopefully does something 🙂

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

      I took him out so he will defo score, he's my very own personal troll year in year out

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        mine too. got him atm as reckoned he always plays better when transfer window open.
        Got to show something today or he's gone now the window has closed.
        every season fall into the Zaha trap 🙂

    4. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He will limp off after 58 🙁

  3. Kannbury
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mitchell in... Clean sheet please Palace!

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

      Lamptey! 😎

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      New injury for PVA or same old?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He's just back from injury

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He’s on the bench.

      3. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Being eased back in, I'd assume.

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Let’s go Tariq!

    • abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Danny Welbeck has joined Brighton after he terminated his deal with Watford by mutual consent earlier this month

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Why do Brighton want him?

      2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Welbeck is an awful player. Him being relegated into the championship was where he belongs.....

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        One of the biggest frauds in PL history

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Compromises Maupay owners though.

      4. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ooh, WC activated.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Have to feel sorry about Milivojevic. He was the first one who brought this penalty mania ages ago... Now he is being snobbed by uncle Roy for someone Reidewald?

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        They are better without him according to the fans......

    • Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Took Mitchell out on my wildcard. Was told he was toast. Doh

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

        He will be sooner rather than later.

        PVA starts next game

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

          I’m wondering if PVA comes in at mid for Schlupp and Mitchell keeps his place

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Do you think that Sheffield United might twig eventually that they cannot score goals, and they have just spent a club record fee on a Liverpool striker?

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

      Sheffield Utd creating lots of chances, think they need a finisher

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McBurnie is a piece of sewage

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Haha

    • Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really need a Mitrovic masterclass this half. Having my worst season ever. Currently at 4.9m and not making any headway. Have several top 15k finishes and a 98th once. This season has been a disaster so far, keep making the wrong decisions.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Just keep it cool ,make sure all your pics are long term options and don't take hits... It will turn around.

        3m OR here..

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          But yes sell mitro when you can

      2. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        sell him

    • Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      There is practically no way brewster can't live up to the hype.

      He could sit down with a cup of tea and a biscuit and still the ball would be more likely to deflect in off his arse

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        What a strange post!

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It’s just a fantasy about Brewster’s arse...don’t judge

      2. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        😉

    • ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1.9M Managers brought in Son to their teams, classic blank imcoming.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        captain for Mark too.

      2. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I brought him in and didn’t captain. Probably prefer a blank than a haul

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          is eo over 100%

          1. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Not sure but looking at my MLs it feels like a haul would hurt me

          2. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            63% EO I think

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            No,kane's is though

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

        Think he blanks today.

        Was gonna captain Werner but I am a sheep and went with Son in the end.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Sometimes making your own decisions is sweeter playing this game. I try to do that nowadays, and try to avoid constant research as that more often changes your mind.

    • NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      So my PVA punt was useless.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        wait. still time. see below

      2. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        But why did you punt on him? He is just coming from a relatively lengthy injury and he plays for Palace.

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          His playing style combined with CRY current style, especially if he plays further up. Great differential if would've returned anything

      3. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Me too ... got PVA starting and Mitchell as first sub - now need a BHA early goal as most of my rivals are starting Mitchell

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It will be really interesting to see who PVA will replace, Mitchel or Schlupp.

      Really important FPL event.

      What you think?

      if he replaces Schlupp and is on penalties I am buying

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        the very reason I got him in. I think so the current style of CRY suits him a lot.

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

        Yeah and with those fixtures could be gold.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Mitchell

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pva is left back you know? Nothing suggest otherwise, why would he take pen er hen zaha took his last one perfectly?

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      yes Zaha and Lamptey start!

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        juuhuuuu

      2. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yes!

    • Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      lol. the ref marking berger on the FK

    • NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Selling Mitchell and now if PVA replaces someone else, and Mitchell keeps his place at 4.2 would be the biggest letdown. Still would bring in at 4.2, still a bargain

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McBurnie straight to the top of Joe’s Goals Imminent table ... 😉

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        aka the 'is crap at shooting' table

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Personally I never saw the point of making a stats table and exclude the players who have scored.

        1. UshFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It's probably because the ones who aren't scoring but are getting chances are more likely to go under the radar than those scoring

    • aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wilder...Bring in BREWSTER ffs !!
      Your club paid through their noses to bring him in and you leave him on the bench while watching your attackers fail to score over and over again !!

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        on at 60 mins probably

        1. aborg
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Hope so. I also hope Fulham score now to teach him a lesson 🙂

      2. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Relax he will come on.

        I risked him also, this was always a possibility.

    • Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Noooooooo!!!

      PVA was meant to come back in. I have Keane as first defender sub on my bench.

      Mitchell had better do something special. Ideally with Bissouma

    • FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Underlying stats and creative numbers are not very pro keeping the funds invested in TAA + Sterling -both are not anywhere near last year

      This season is proving hard to define, doing ok at 140k but at the same time there is many things i may like to change in my team if the current trends persist. Pretty much stuck at this rank or around it since end of week 2.

      Could easily just do nothing and bank 2 FT for week 7,

      Meslier
      TAA Robbo Saiss Ayling
      Sterling Salah (c) Hamez Son
      DCL Antonio
      4m Justin Biss Brewster

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

        Your team looks good

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Ya i have the same initial feeling on paper, but im not moving anywhere rank wise

          some trends this year make me feel its too close to last years template and not this years.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kettles on and Looking forward to my Zaha mega haul

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        lol please dont get my hopes up, its always disappointment as a Zaha owner

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C'mon Mitro, let's gooo!!!

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

      My impression is Brewster hasn't started because he hasn't had enough time to train and adapt to the team. Hes very inexperienced player

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Need to see him in the team and playing well before considering bringing him in.

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mitro Miss

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

        Ouch

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Come on Zaha please haul

    • Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oops