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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. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That was fun while it lasted. Back to the championship Sheffield Utd

      1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Back where they belong

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Score yah turd....

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Handy goal to wipe that CS

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mitrovic you re world class idiot.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sheffield United relegated imo

    • ace3.1415
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Assist?

        1. ivantys
            1 month, 17 days ago

            no assist

        2. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mitro should have brace....now 0p

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Small margins

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          So why did I get Egan again?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            0, - 2, 0, 1, 2

          2. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Egan’s RC in GW2 made me WC 😀

          3. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            was great last season I guess

        4. Glokollur nr.1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Best replacement 5.0 or lower for Reece James?
          Already got KWP, Justin and Mitchell.

          Thanks!

          1. Goodricke
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            My game app had Bellerin (5.0) listed as playing in midfield yesterday. He was on my bench, but a 6th mid will also be a nice bonus, and he is certain to start, so will be in next week's lineup for me.

        5. Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Ok since this is such a borefest.. Best Def under 6.9m to replace R.James

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Dallas

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Texas

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Austin is better.

            2. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Netflix and Chilwell or Castagne

            3. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Lamptey

            4. Africa United
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Belletin / Semedo / Regulion

            5. Goodricke
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Bellerin was played as a midfielder yesterday.

          • JONALDINHO
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Save FT?

            Martinez
            Robertson • Semedo • Dallas
            Salah • Son • James • Grealish
            Kane • DCL • Maupay
            (4.0 / KWP / Masuaku / 4.5)

            1. BenDavies
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              yes

            2. Zrinkec
                1 month, 17 days ago

                easy savee

            3. BenDavies
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Mitrovic should be on 13 points right now, instead he's on 0

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I should be top 10k. Im 1.2m OR.

                1. PlumaPiedra
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Beat me to it!

              2. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                How you figure that?

              3. PlumaPiedra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I should be top in the world right now, instead I'm 3.5m.

            4. n-doggg
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              How did Kun look? Worth getting him in? Currently don’t have any city

              1. Traction Engine Foot
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Didn't look worth getting in

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                fat and slow ... will take a few games to get match fit

              3. JONALDINHO
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Needs a few games to get sharp. I’m waiting to GW10 before stocking up on city. Hopefully they’ll find there groove by then

              4. SHOOTER MCGINN
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Not yet IMO. But soon.

              5. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I’m waiting. He wasn’t straight at his sharpest. But pencilling in a Kane > Kun move for GW9

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  *Gw10

            5. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Was so sure this was the game that Sheffield United would keep a cs.

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                It'll be against Liverpool with how weird the season is

            6. The Tinkerman
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              1pt from all defenders and goal keeper, and I have Mitrovic and Richarlison up top...

              Anyone worse?

            7. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Lookman's 4 owners are elated.

              1. JONALDINHO
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Look man I take all the points i get

              2. Pedram
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                lmao he literally has 4 owners

            8. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Penalties given so easily nowadays

            9. Sir Alex Telles.
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Mitroshit do something stupid fat pig.

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                He has

              2. Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Are you a Fulham fan?

              3. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Harsh

              4. JustPark
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Ban

            10. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Bale to score today? Yay or Nay
              Big yay for me, I think he will have a great season

            11. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Worst striker in the league. Miss pen, make pen. Awful player. Get out of my team ffs

            12. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Penalty wtf

            13. ivantys
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Mitro clumsy gave away penalty

              • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Play 1 for GW6
                A) Justin vs Ars(A)
                B) KWP vs Eve(H), have McCarthy
                C) Mitchell vs Ful(A)

              • Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Sharp penalty goal

              • Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Brewy to take? Please.....good for his confidence....

              • Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Brewster not on penalties even

              • Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Brewy assist?

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Jack Robinson..

              • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Sharp showing Mitro how to take a pen

              • NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Mitro is mad at Fulham or what? Missed one and gives one

              • ivantys
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Basham back on bonus