Joelinton can’t catch a break.

The striker was restored to the starting XI after coming off the bench against Sheffield United, but failed to justify his selection.

You could see the logic in Steve Bruce starting Joelinton again – it was too much to ask Andy Carroll to play two games in such a short space of time. But the Brazilian was unable to prove that he never should have been dropped. If anything, Carroll was the one who proved that when he came off the bench.

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Yet again, Joelinton failed to even come close to scoring. He’s not even getting chances to score. That’s a massive worry for a striker, especially one that cost £40 million.

Considering the lack of funds spent on players in years gone by, it’s hard to believe the one time we spend mega money on a player we end up with a striker who can’t score for love nor money.

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Joelinton is under huge pressure. He’s the club’s most expensive player ever, wearing the famous number nine shirt – it’s certainly weighing heavy on his shoulders.

A lot of fans have turned on him, with groans from every portion of the ground every time he fails to find a teammate or win a header.

The fitter Andy Carroll is the better for Bruce, as Joelinton is not up to the standard required.

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Joelinton is not a popular boy

 
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