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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sheffield United gonna concede in the end right?

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

      Do you have some sort of cheat code for top posts? 😮

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It’s easy to get top posts

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

        I forgot now the exact number, but its something like 30 or 35 "white" posts per page, so you have an idea, but when many comments flying around someone can still beat you.

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

          It's 20

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

    why did I put Ferguson in my team, will he ever be fit or start??

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

      No and no

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      no

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

      Roy couldn't wait - Natty Clyne's joined the party.

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

      my bench is woeful at best;
      Nyland, Ferguson, Elneny lol...

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

    Brewster warming up !! Finally

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

      Save my GW Brewster.

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

    Damn Mitro....do it now from open play like Fernandes yesterday

  5. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Only casuals own mitrovic

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

      Why exactly?

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        because he's rubbish, expensive for what he offers, and owning Fulham's only striker isn't anywher near as good as it sounds.

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

      True

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

      If #1 in the hall of fame is a casual then I don't know what the rest of us are.

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        everybody is a casual. this is a fun little game we play to make watching 0-0 draws between relegation fodder more exciting.

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

      Fábio Borges a casual ? His worst finish is probably better than you highest

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

      You could make the same argument for Werner, so is Lateriser also a casual?

  6. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2 penalties for my team, both missed. Typical. Mitroshit is out of my team finally after this game, took long enough.

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

    Ouch

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Casual mitro owners punished thoroughly

    Now bamford fail tomorrow and majority of casuals will stop playing the game

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

      They still got their Bruno haul

    2. ChiefMockingBird
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You can’t make comments about ‘casuals’ with one 1 year FFS history. You are a casual and you’re ashamed.

      I say be nice to people.

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

      This post has got to be a wind up

  9. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Wow what a game week Bruno missed a pen and now Mitrovic cheers lads just need a son red card now

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nono richarli(son) already got one. No more son red

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

    Mitro lollers would do well to remember what happened after lolling at Bruno yesterday.

    Brace incoming for the sanguine serb

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

      No issues. Will go into hiding then 😛

  11. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Any chances Brewster stays on the bench?

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

      Zero, already subbed on.

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mitro owners crying their way round the garden centre

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

      He could pull a Bruno, there is still time.

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

      Why are they in their 60s?

  13. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    BRING ON BREW

  14. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mitro and Bruno owner, it hurts too much.

    1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      And Richa too.

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

        wow, at least you got Bruno's later haul.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bruno still got 11 points tho

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

    Brewster time - 63 mins

  16. as33
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pulisic>Havertz for free?

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

      What? No.

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

      I'd just avoid Chelsea mid altogether, will be too busy chasing last week points. Just Werner (if he continues central) or no one.

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

    Last half hour gets more interesting

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

    Brewski coming on

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

    Right lads

    Boards about to crash

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

    I still find it hilarious even though I a a mitro owner at 3M rank.

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

      Forced to hold on with those fixtures too...

  21. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How many managers are subdued by the constant opinions and recommendations and end up changing their transfer decisions knowingly or unknowingly to follow the majority?

    If we just make our decisions based on eye test and stats, would that make a huge difference to your OR either positively or negatively?

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

      Best advice then is not to follow group thinking on here.

      Perhaps log on after the deadline on Saturday?

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

        I think logging in is not an issue. But changing your mind just because a player is overwhelmingly chosen by the majority is a no. Many people come in after games and regret why they didnt go with this player or that player.

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

    Brewster essential again ? 😉

  23. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 14 days ago

      here we go

    • aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      BREWSTERRRRRR.
      .....cameo

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

      C'mon Brewster!!!

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

      BrewDog coming on for McGoaldraught

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

      Brewster looking lively?

    • AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thought that it was bad decision to sell Mitro for Wilson before this week. Maybe not after all.

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

      Brewster will score for sure

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

      Brewster fail no SoT after 2 mins!