Sheffield United return to Premier League action tomorrow with a home match against Southampton.

The Blades went into the international break on a high after drawing 2-2 at Chelsea. They have five points from their opening four games and sit three places and one point ahead of their next opponents.

The Saints, meanwhile, drew 1-1 with Manchester United last time out. After losing their opening two fixtures they have since won at Brighton and Hove Albion as well.

Chris Wilder does have a few injury concerns going into the tie at Bramall Lane. So how will his team lineup?

Predicted Sheffield United XI v Southampton

Just as it was last season, the goalkeeper and central defence is becoming relatively simple to predict. Red Devils loanee Dean Henderson is the standout option between the posts and next international break could well be in the England squad.

If all fit and available, Chris Basham, John Egan and Jack O’Connell are Wilder’s best defensive unit. Egan should arrive buoyed by his selection of Republic of Ireland captain against Bulgaria on Tuesday.

It is a similar story at wing-back, where George Baldock and Enda Stevens have excelled so far in 2019/20. Stevens in particular has adapted superbly to life back in the top flight.

Since tweaking his 3-4-1-2 formation into a 3-5-2, Wilder has given John Lundstram a new energy. Lundstram is proving to be a real box-to-box talent, while Oliver Norwood sits a little deeper and pulls the strings as playmaker.

John Fleck is in contention as he recovers from a hamstring injury, but with Luke Freeman in such good form we can’t see the summer signing being dropped.

Upfront is where Wilder is most likely to switch things up. Both David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson returned early from international duty with fitness issues.

McGoldrick didn’t start the draw at Stamford Bridge, so Oli McBurnie is expected to keep his place ahead of the Irishman. Robinson probably would play if fully fit, but there are doubts. Which is why Lys Mousset gets the nod after impressing against the Blues.

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