Sheffield United travel to West Ham this evening knowing only a win will do really if they’re to keep their faint hopes of survival up.

Fulham won at Everton yesterday to narrow the gap slightly on fourth from bottom to seven points. However, United remain a whopping 14 behind Newcastle, meaning only wins will do from now on.

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West Ham present a huge challenge for the Blades, however. David Moyes’ side sit sixth, and can go into the Champions League places with a win against United tonight.

For Chris Wilder, his squad’s injury problems are gradually starting to ease in some positions. Enda Stevens is back fit and should start at wing-back, while George Baldock is expected to travel with the squad.

Wilder went with a more attacking 3-4-1-2 formation against Bristol City in midweek but is likely to revert to the trusty 3-5-2. The Blades boss, then, will likely bring Ollie Norwood back in while deciding whether to give Rhian Brewster another go up top.

With that, here’s how we see Sheffield United lining up at West Ham this evening, with three changes our prediction for Wilder’s XI.

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