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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I thought Brewster would have scored by now 😆

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

    Mitrovic's only appeal right now is penalties. If he can't even do that then he's out of my team.

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

    I've been working, i saw the penalty miss.

    But how easy were Oli McBurnie's chances in the first half?

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

    Brewster done more in 1 min than McGoldrick did in 65

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not hard though is it?

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

        Said the actress to the bishop.....

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          😆

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

      i can do it in 10 secs 😉

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

        So your wife says

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

    Brewster on penos?

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

    Have a feeling Brewster will score the winner here

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

      optimistic, he's not looking super sharp

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

        He’s literally just come on...

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

      Have him starting, and have a feeling he won’t score today

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

    Brewster hit in the head

  8. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    People who have Brewster in their starting 11 should delete their teams. They seemingly have no clue how to get points.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Time will tell. Meanwhile it enables a pretty hot midfield + Kane.

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

        Exactly

      2. Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Its called poor tactics.

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

          what’s your best finish? No team linked.

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      At home. Against Fulham. Was always going to be worth a punt.

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

    Mitro, last time he was in the PL had a pretty decent start to the season I remember...

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

      He was Pukki before Pukki was a thing

  10. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    This is one of those wretched PPV games, isn't it? Anyone watching and can tell if Sheff U are actually creating any chances?

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

      First half they did according to the commentators...

      Navscore.

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

      They did 2 i think which mcgoldrick spurned and on offside own goal

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

    Will Brewster face pool next week?

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

      yes, he was sold

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

      Only Wilder knows

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

    Brewster coming off

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

    Brewster back on but looks concussed

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

    I have never seen Brewster kick a ball, I bet many, including those who brought him in, have probably heard him in here for the first time. Sometimes we make blind decisions, based on what others say or recommend.

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

      He'll be my first bench option soon. Just need KDB back to switch to 3-5-2

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

      he is decent, have a look on youtube

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

        Lol the most casual comment ever

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

          hows that the most casual comment ever, when the op is saying about picking a player they never saw play? If they havent seen him play before, how else will they see? Build a time machine and go back to watch the matches, idiot

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

            Because you can’t tell how good a player someone is by their highlights and “best bits” on YouTube smh some people on here

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

              learn to read idiot, im not telling people to put him in. I said if you put him in and havent seen him play, then go watch that and you will see him play.

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

      4.5 starting striker is a no brainer pick, don't need to have seen him play

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

        who has a striker spot spare tho? Yes he is a nice option at 4.5, but really worth sacrificing a striker spot for him?
        DCL, Jimi, Ings, Kane etc and even Kun back now, and Werner did something.
        Not worth it based on that imo

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

      He’s got great potential, if he can start week in week out he’ll be a snip at 4.5

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

      Apart from us Liverpool fans. Anfield lad.

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

      and other times its a forward who everybody's known about for years, that is likely to get first team football, for 4.5m

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

      He is probably good on FIFA and FM

    8. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Been scouting him in Liverpool games and watched the goals he's scored. While still young he's definitely a huge step-up from the strikeforce Sheffield currently have. Even without proper service, I can assure you he will score goals if he nails a starting spot.

    9. TOPCAT1960
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just take a look at the U17 world cup from 2017, that will give you a clue !!

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

    Brewster concussion protocol, unlucky owners

  16. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Brewster’s owners as stunned as Brewster looks

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

      I wish Mitrovic got concussed 30 mins ago

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You haven’t still got him Jarv surely?!

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

          The golden duo of Mitrovic and Brewster

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

            Golden Shower.

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

              Pics?

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A thing of beauty.
            Remembering that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and love is blind

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

    a) Trossard + Brewster (bench)

    or

    b) Antonio + Bissouma (bench)

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

    Brewster 1pt banked 😎

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

      Nono still time for a yellow

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

    PVA on bench, will probably make a cameo appearance.

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

      Please don't.. Lamptey as sub 🙁

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

    Best KDB replacement?

    a. Stirling
    b. Mane
    c. Bruno

    Thanks

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

      B for me.

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

        double up with Salah?

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

          Yes. Pool will have to outscore opponents now, as VVD out would mean they would concede more often. I can see more open games for them than before and Mane/Salah will be on it as usual.

  21. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Why are people taking an interest in Brewster?

    What has he ever done in the history of FPL?

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

      4.5m

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

      Bench fodder to have a power midfield

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

      He’s a starting 4.5m striker. 2nd highest scorer when he joined the championship last year. Out and out goal scorer and with all the big chances missed at Sheffield Brewster could easily bag 10/15 goals. I didn’t get him because the budget strikers at 6m offer more safety but he’s a good option nonetheless

    4. TOPCAT1960
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just needs to repeat his Under 17 Int form surely

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

    would be nice to see a Fulham goal to remove a few cleanies from rivals

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

      Done

  23. Agger
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Golazo

  24. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Brewster 1 pointer preventing casuals from getting jorginho off the bench.. lovely...

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

      Casual playing a casual game casually commenting on casuals' teams.

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

        Not enough casuals

      2. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        lol

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

      😮

      😛

      Reported

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

        😉

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

    Unstoppable

  26. Agger
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lookman

  27. Rambo Motin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    So, my train of thought this season was when it comes to clean sheets is that its going to be limited to nil judging from the beginning of this season.

    With this in mind, I advocate getting the defenders with the most chance of getting attacking returns to offset this. I wildcarded this week and my defenders this were Robertson, Digne and Chillwell. As you can see it has already worked with each of them getting attacking returns and I foresee this continuing to be the case.

    Just thought id share my two cents.

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

      Would you like a blue peter badge?

      1. Rambo Motin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Oh shut up, how about you contribute something constructive?

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

      Digne is a no go for me. No longer on any setpieces

      1. Rambo Motin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Still had amazing assist potential. In this game and for france this week already.

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Still got 3 BAPS for just 1 assist ... seems like defenders that put in a lot of crosses are the best to get

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

    That's a FIFA 21 goal

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

    Deserved for Wilder with his clueless decisions

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

    Lookman at 5 mill ? rotate with Brewster ?

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He's been promising since last season I think he played for Everton?? Can't remember to be honest but remember he's a very good player