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

    Fabio Borges fail

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    dear oh dear mitro?

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

    oops !

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    WTF

  5. ivantys
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Who jumps up with his hand in the air? Such a comical penalty to give away.

    • Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wow, after we all went ape over penalties, now 2 misses in a row!

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mitrollvic

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Misstrovic

    • AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ouch that Pen miss hurt

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

      Mitro lol

    • NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mitro Masterclass

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

      Casuals finally punished

      1. Planet Jo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I have Mitrovic and I am not a 'casual'.

        What's your OR?

        1. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You’re a casual mate

          1. Planet Jo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I'm not your 'mate', I'm not a casual, held Son, Ings from the start, and have an OR of 28,000.

            What's yours?

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

              Lol, you’ve never had a finish in the top 10k let alone top 1k. Pipe down

              1. Planet Jo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I've still won thousands of pounds playing FF in national competitions - have you?

            2. Maddamotha
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thats like Dean Smith asking Pep «How many points do you have?»

    • Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bhahahahahaah

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I feel so stupid that i took a -4 to get in PVA.

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

        You should

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bought him in for WC. Defo will come in and start next game. And from that fixture run, he might be an amazing differential

    • NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      the week for pen misses

    • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bell end

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

      #prayforMitroowners

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        R.I.P. (Well, the way this season has gone for me, I should tell that to myself)

    • Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mitrochip

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kane to miss a few pens later then

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

        Kane never misses pens

    • Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      This game - can't score from open play, can't score from point-blank range, can't score an own goal, can't score a penalty.

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

      Banana skin moment

    • BrockLanders
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sickening that miss. Probably 9 point haul gone

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

        Can't be gone, you never had it

    • Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      According to the manager, Brewster’s arrival had given the team a spring in their step. I understand the idea that Fulham will tire, but still think it might have been better to play him from the start to try and get that early goal and keep the team springy

    • Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mitrobich

    • The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      *checks to see how forward line of Richarlison and Mitrovic are doing*

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

      This season is absolutely brutal. At least the penalty incident wasn't arbitrary.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Was the pen saved?

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Missed.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No, bar and over

      4. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nope

    • Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A Havertz + Wilson > DCL + Rodriguez -4 to get back closer to the template? Before lose more ground..

      B. Jiménez > DCL (albeit seems wrong with Jiménez's upcoming fixtures unless he looks awful against Leeds)

      McCarthy 4.0
      TAA Saiss Justin Dier 4.0
      Salah Son Havertz Soucek 4.5
      Kane Jiménez Wilson

      Wildcard not used yet and holding out for a change up to Manchester clubs at some point

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

        I'd sell Jimi their stats aren't good, Dier also stinking up your team.

    • ivantys
        1 month, 14 days ago

        That miss is worth 9 points, unlucky mitro owners.

      • aborg
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Damn Fulham missed a penalty now.... both teams hopeless goal scorers.