Sheffield United continue their first Premier League season in 12 years this weekend when they host Leicester City.
Both sides are unbeaten so far in 2019/20. The Blades beat Crystal Palace 1-0 after drawing 1-1 at Bournemouth on the opening day.
Leicester, meanwhile, have had stalemates at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers and away to Chelsea.
With their ambitions of making the top six, the Foxes are arguably the biggest test yet for Chris Wilder’s side.
So how will Wilder lineup his team on Saturday?
Sheffield United predicted XI against Leicester
Having kept a clean sheet against Palace last week, the goalkeeper and central defensive combination is expected to stay the same.
Dean Henderson has slotted back into his role between the posts since rejoining on loan from Manchester United.
Meanwhile, many more people are appreciating the overlapping centre-back work of Chris Basham and Jack O’Connell now they are in the top flight. John Egan continues to be the defender who sits back.
George Baldock has just signed a new contract at the club until 2022 and should remain at right wing-back. On the opposite flank Enda Stevens is proving he is very much a Premier League player.
In central midfield, Wilder has slightly adjusted to a 3-5-2 formation. Oliver Norwood is the deeplying playmaker who sits back and sends passes around the pitch.
John Lundstram scored the winner against the Eagles and continues to impress. Unfortunately, John Fleck also picked up a hamstring injury in that game. Whether or not the Scot is fit to play this weekend remains to be seen, but Luke Freeman is a more than worthy replacement.
Freeman came off the bench to setup Lundstram’s goal. His quick feet, movement and shot left it perfectly for his fellow midfielder to fire home.
Callum Robinson was also injured and substituted, but has since publicly declared his fitness. Therefore Robinson should continue in the second striker role.
David McGoldrick has done some fine teamwork in the number nine position this term. But he appears to lack that killer instinct in front of goal.
Club record signing Oli McBurnie has been praised by Wilder and we think he could replace McGoldrick.