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Sheffield United vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Tickets and Prediction

Relegation-threatened Sheffield United look set for a return to the EFL Championship after only just gaining promotion to the Premier League last season. Meanwhile, Tottenham are in a straight fight for a return to Europe with Aston Villa as we approach the final weeks of the season.

The Blades, who gained promotion to the Premier League under the guidance of Chris Wilder got themselves quite busy in the transfer market in preparation for life in top-flight football. They recruited several talents including highly rated young centre-forward Cameron Archer from Aston Villa, Gustavo Hammer from Coventry, Vini Souza from Lommel SK, Auston Trusty from Arsenal and Bénie Traoré from Häcken. Loanees include Luke Thomas from Leicester City, James McAtee from Man City, Ben Brereton Diaz from Villareal, Mason Holgate from Everton and Yasser Larouci from Troyes while Tom Davies joined from Everton on a free transfer.

In terms of outgoings, Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge sealed permanent departures to Marseille and Burnley respectively. Bénie Traoré, Ismaila Coulibaly and Femi Seriki sealed loan move away to FC Nantes, AIK and Rotherham respectively while John Fleck, Enda Stevens and Billy Sharp joined Blackburn, Stoke City and Los Angeles following the expiration of their contracts.

Sheffield United have been poor in all areas of the Premier League this season. The Blades have conceded the most number of goals (84), scored just 30, and have suffered 22 defeats, the most in the Premier League this campaign. With just six games to go at the time of writing, the Blades have only 16 points and are rooted to the bottom of the standings.

On the other hand, Spurs’ most prominent exit over the summer was prolific hitman Harry Kane who left the North London side for Bundesliga big boys Bayern München in search of a new challenge. Other notable exits include Harry Winks who left for relegated Leicester City, Davinson Sanchez and Tanguy Ndombele to Turkish giants Galatasaray, Lucas Moura to Sao Paulo on a free transfer. Sergio Reguilon, Japhet Tanganga, Djed Spence, and Joe Rondon secured loan moves away to Manchester United, FC Augsburg, and Leeds United respectively.

Spurs also acquired Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest, English midfielder James Maddison from Leicester City, Dutch centre-back Micky van de Ven from VfL Wolfsburg, Pedro Porro from Sporting CP, Dejan Kulusevski from Italian giants Juventus, and current starting goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli. Exciting winger Manor Solomon joined from Shakhtar Donetsk on a free transfer while Giovanni Lo Celso returned from his loan spell at Villarreal.

After a very exciting start to the 23/24 Premier League campaign which saw Tottenham Hotspur sit top of the Premier League table after going unbeaten in their first ten games, they have hit a bad patch of form picking up just one point from the last fifteen that have been up for grabs. Their winless run kick-started against fellow London rivals Chelsea in a match that saw them go two men down after Christian Romero was sent off in the 33rd minute for a reckless challenge on international teammate Enzo Fernandez inside the penalty box after which Udogie received his marching orders after committing a second bookable offence in the 55th minute.

The Blues did well to capitalize on the opportunity and hammer their local rivals courtesy of a Nicolas Jackson hat trick. Narrow 2-1 losses against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa were followed by a thrilling 3-3 draw away at The Etihad, home of defending champions and favourites Manchester City with their most recent loss coming against another West London outfit, West Ham. The game ended 2-1 in favour of the Hammers.

After that home defeat, Spurs bounced back to win three consecutive games against Newcastle, Forest, and Everton before another setback against Brighton at the Amex. They have lost just three times in their past 11 Premier League games as of the time of writing and will look forward to this clash with Sheffield United with their eyes focused on all three points.



Match Tickets

The epic match at Bramall Lane in Sheffield kicks off on the 19th of May 2024 at 16:00 GMT.

The magnificent 32,050-capacity stadium is the place to be for this clash between the bottom side and the Londoners.

Getting Sheffield United vs Tottenham tickets could take a lot of work given the standard of this game. Hence, you are advised to search ticket reselling sites should they be expectedly sold out on each club’s channels.



Team news


Injury concerns for The Blades include Rhys Norringhton-Davies (Hamstring), Max Lowe (ankle), John Egan (calf), Chris Basham (foot), George Baldock (Calf) and Tom Davies (Thigh). All other minor injury concerns should be available for this trip to Liverpool

Sheffield United XI: Grbic, Holgate, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Bogle, Osborn, Arblaster, Hamer, Trusty, McBurnie, Diaz.

Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur, known for their possession-heavy style of football, will be looking to control the game via the midfield with the experience and solidity of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, rejuvenated Bissouma and intelligent Lo Celso pulling the strings. Fraser Forster, Ryan Sessegnon, and Manor Solomon are all not expected to play a part in this game.

Tottenham: Vicario, Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie, Bissouma, Sarr, Maddison, Johnson, Son, Werner.




Sheffield United like to play in their half, mostly without the ball, they look to absorb pressure and then catch their opponents out of position with long balls on the counter.

Meanwhile, Tottenham presses heavily from the front and looks to push the opposition back with sharply direct football when the ball is won. Judging by recent form and the objectives before the two teams, the Whites should edge this one.

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Sheffield United vs Tottenham preview