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Sheffield United – Season Preview 2019/20

09 August 2019 | Premier League | Insight
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Sheffield United – Season Preview 2019/20
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Sheffield United are back in the big time following a twelve-year absence from the Premier League.

The Blades dropped down to the third-tier of English football in 2011 but have worked their way back up to battle with the country’s top clubs once again.

Do they have what it takes to compete in the top-flight, or will they be fighting for their lives in the most competitive league in the world?

Last season

Sheffield United finished second in the Championship – five points behind Norwich City – to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League last season.

Chris Wilder’s men went on a phenomenal run in the second half of the campaign which saw the club lose just twice in 24 matches.

Veteran striker Billy Sharpe top-scored with 23 league goals for the club last season while David McGoldrick chipped in with 15.

The club also boasted the joint-best defensive record in the Championship. Considering the level of their new opposition, they will need to perform even better at the back this term.

Next season

The Blades are the bookmakers’ favorite for relegation and they arguably have the weakest squad off all 20 Premier League clubs.

The team will need draw inspiration from last season’s overachievement and must believe that they can defy the odds once again.

Lys Mousset could prove to be a brilliant signing for Sheffield United. He has a wealth of experience at Premier League level having played 71 times for Bournemouth.

Wilder is likely to continue with the trusted pairing of Sharpe and McGoldrick up top however Mousset will be hot in their heels and pushing for a place in the starting eleven.

Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison has also been brought in and has the potential to shine next season if he can keep his temper in check.

Once hailed as a promising youngster, Morrison will be looking to reignite his career after unsuccessful spells abroad in Italy, Mexico and Sweden.

Sheffield United will need to continue with the right blend of defense and attack that saw them do so well in the Championship last season.

Players in

  • Lys Mousset - €11.11m from Bournemouth
  • Callum Robinson - €7.80m from Preston North End
  • Luke Freeman - €5.60m from QPR
  • Phil Jagielka - Free from Everton
  • Ravel Morrison - Free from Ostersund

 

Players out

  • Conor Washington - Free to Hearts
  • Paul Coutts - Free to Fleetwood
  • Martin Cranie - Free to Luton Town
  • Nathan Thomas - Loan to Gillingham
  • Jake Eastwood - Loan to Scunthorpe United
  • Danny Lafferty - Released
  • Caolan Lavery - Released

 

Predicted league finish

The predicted league finish for Sheffield United is 20th. With arguably the weakest squad in the Premier League, The Blades are favorites for the drop.

Predictions for Premier League

Home team - Away team Forebet
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ArsenalWatford
26/07/2020 16:00
1
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BurnleyBrighton
26/07/2020 16:00
X
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ChelseaWolverhampton
26/07/2020 16:00
1
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Crystal PalaceTottenham
26/07/2020 16:00
2

England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 99 38 32 3 3 85 33 52
2. Manchester City 81 38 26 3 9 102 35 67
3. Manchester United 66 38 18 12 8 66 36 30
4. Chelsea 66 38 20 6 12 69 54 15
5. Leicester City 62 38 18 8 12 67 41 26
6. Tottenham 59 38 16 11 11 61 47 14
7. Wolverhampton 59 38 15 14 9 51 40 11
8. Arsenal 56 38 14 14 10 56 48 8
9. Sheffield United 54 38 14 12 12 39 39 0
10. Burnley 54 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7
11. Southampton 52 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9
12. Everton 49 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12
13. Newcastle United 44 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20
14. Crystal Palace 43 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19
15. Brighton 41 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15
16. West Ham 39 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13
17. Aston Villa 35 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26
18. Bournemouth 34 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25
19. Watford 34 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28
20. Norwich City 21 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49

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